June 14 to 23, 2018
Denmark ◆ Poland ◆ Estonia
St. Petersburg ◆ Finland ◆ Sweden
Featuring Guest Speakers:
|Son of Nikita
Join us for an opportunity to explore the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history and hear firsthand from historic world leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa, and noted author and award‑winning scholar Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
One of the great cruise itineraries of the world, this unique Baltic Sea voyage features five Baltic countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites and is scheduled during the best time of year when you can experience the luminous “White Nights” of summer.
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and imperial treasures of St. Petersburg, Russia, while cruising aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Soléal, which features only 110 deluxe Suites and Staterooms, and provides all the luxury and sophistication of a fine hotel. In the tradition of ancient Viking mariners and medieval merchants, set forth from Denmark’s sophisticated, innovative and exceptionally “green” capital city of Copenhagen to the cosmopolitan, royal Swedish capital of Stockholm. Immerse yourself in the historic epicenter
of the Solidarity movement in Gdańsk, Poland; enjoy the well‑preserved medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia; and spend two days docked in the heart of regal St. Petersburg, with an early‑opening tour of the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum and visits to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the spectacular czarist palaces at Petrodvorets and Pushkin.
Walk amid the stunning architecture of Helsinki, Finland, and tour the seldom‑visited Hanseatic League town of Visby on Sweden’s Gotland Island. On the Wonders of Norway Pre-Cruise Option, visit the vibrant city of Bergen, cruise through stunning fjordlands and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic train rides, and experience the splendors of Stockholm during the Post-Cruise Option.
This comprehensive and exclusive travel offering features Five‑Star accommodations, a specially arranged shore excursion in each port and all meals. I encourage you to book now, as capacity is limited and this popular program sells out quickly!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Petrodvorets, St. Petersburg, Russia
A marvel of Norwegian engineering, the Flåmsbana is one of the steepest standard-gauge railways in the world.