Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea Aboard Le Boreal

June 20-29, 2014

During the “White Nights of Summer,” experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this six-country excursion aboard a five-star small ship. Enjoy a rare opportunity to attend a presentation by former President of Poland Lech Walesa. During two days in St. Petersburg, attend a before hours tour of the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum and the Peter and Paul Fortress. En route to Stockholm, immerse yourself in the cultural renaissance of Gda´nsk, Poland; revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, and Visby, Sweden—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland

Study Leader Information

By exclusive arrangement, Lech Wałesa, former president of Poland, Polish hero and international symbol of the pursuit of freedom and democracy, will meet with our group in Gdansk. Former White House correspondent John Cochran has enjoyed a distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting. John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.

Tour Itinerary

June 20
Depart U.S.

June 21
Copenhagen, Denmark/embark Le Boreal

June 22
Gdansk, Poland/Lech Wałesa

June 23
Cruising the Baltic

June 24
Tallinn, Estonia

June 25 & 26
St. Petersburg, Russia

June 27
Helsinki, Finland

June 28
Visby, Sweden

June 29
Stockholm/disembark ship


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