Discover the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history on a 9-night cruise to visit 7 countries, featuring special guest speaker Lech Wałesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland. This Polish national hero will be speaking by exclusive arrangement about the establishment of the Polish Solidarity labor movement and the struggles he overcame when confronting a Soviet-backed regime—a message that will be more poignant than ever. Explore the cultural rebirth of Scandinavia and the Baltic states on this one-of-a-kind itinerary with excursions to Gothenburg, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark, Gdansk, Poland; Riga, Latvia; Helsinki, Finland; and Tallinn, Estonia.
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- Departure Dates
Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
Stockholm Pre-Program Option
In Stockholm, visit the City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Walk through the Old Town and visit the Vasa Museum, housing the world’s only preserved 17th‑century warship. Spend 2 nights in an ideally located, luxury hotel.
Norway Post-Program Option
In Bergen, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bryggen and Troldhaugen, the historic home of composer Edvard Grieg. Enjoy a cruise into UNESCO World Heritage-designated Nærøyfjord followed by one night at Stalheim Lodge with breathtaking fjordland valley views. Then enjoy the Flåmsbana narrow gauge railway and train ride to Oslo for 1 night. Spend 4 nights in stylish hotels.
The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.
A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply
Depart home city/Stockholm, Sweden/Embark WORLD NAVIGATOR
Tallinn’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town has remained virtually unchanged for 600 years. Tour around the ancient city walls, then begin a walking tour. See the landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the 13th-century St. Nicholas Church, and Toompea Castle, the seat of Estonia’s Parliament. Visit the intricate chambers of the medieval Tallinn Town Hall, dominating the Town Hall Square. Enjoy the Captain’s Farwell Reception and Dinner.
Tour Finland’s capital city to see neo-classical architecture of the 1840s. Pass the colorful Market Square by the sea, the Presidential Palace and Parliament Building, the Opera House, and Helsinki Cathedral. See the modernist Sibelius Monument, an artistic homage to Finland’s most famed composer. Visit the subterranean Temppeliaukio Church, impressively hewn into solid natural bedrock. This afternoon, choose between two options: a half day tour of the village of Porvoo, the second oldest city in Finland, famed for its charming, historic Old Town; or, indulge in an authentic, traditional Finnish Sauna experience (max of 60 participants).
Day at Sea
Take advantage of the ship’s amenities today.
Latvia’s little-known capital is brimming with 18th- and 19th-century Art Nouveau/Jugenstil architecture. Drive by coach along Elizabeth Street to the Daugava embankment. Begin a walking tour near the Freedom Monument. In Dome Square, visit St. John’s Church and enjoy a brief concert. Continue to see the Great Guild, then view the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers houses, and Blackhead’s House, an integral part of Riga’s architectural landscape. Learn about the Jewish history lived in Riga. See the site of the former Great Choral Synagogue, destroyed by Nazis on July 4, 1941, killing hundreds of worshipers inside. Visit the memorial park that was once The Old Jewish Cemetery. See the tombstone marker of Rumbula massacre that claimed 25,000 Jewish lives. Visit the New Ghetto Museum and the Old Town’s Art Nouveau synagogue.
Tour the former Hanseatic League port, strolling along the Royal Route and the Long Wharf to see the magnificent Neptune’s Fountain and the 14th-century Artus Court, inspired by Britain’s King Arthur. Stop at the entrance to the Gdansk Shipyard, where the Solidarity Movement began in 1980, and see its Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970. Meet former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Wałesa on board the ship, where he will discuss his unique role in the history of the region.
Day at Sea
Appreciate the scenery and relax on board the ship.
On a tour of the world-class capital of Denmark, travel to Gammel Strand for a sightseeing cruise through the old canals and the port of Copenhagen. Pass the Old Stock Exchange and Christiansborg Palace before entering the harbor to see the ancient Battery Sixtus, the Three Crowns fortress, and the famous bronze statue, the Little Mermaid. Then, enter the Christianshavn Canal with its eclectic mix of ancient warehouses, houseboats, and modern architecture. Continue to the famous pedestrian street, Strøget. Make a photo stop at Amalienborg Palace and pass by The King’s Garden.
In this city founded by King Gustav II in 1621, admire the view from the hilltop Masthugg Church, stroll through the 17th‑century Haga district, and the public squares on a walking tour. See the iconic Carl Milles’ Poseidon statue, the Beaux‑Arts style city hall, and more. Then, visit the Gothenburg Opera, called “The Lipstick” by locals. This afternoon, drive through the scenic Swedish countryside, passing remarkable glacial formations along Lake Lygnern. Visit Tjolöholm Castle, an Arts and Crafts manor house designed in the Tudor style by architect Lars Israel Wahlman. Enjoy time to roam the estate and gardens. Attend the Captain’s Reception and Dinner this evening.
Oslo, Norway/Disembark ship/Return to home city
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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