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The Baltic Sea Connection

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Program #3340RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Barbara from Chula Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 09/07/14
Road Scholar travelers should really consider this program as it goes to countries not visited by Americans as much as other European and even other Eastern European countries. It also provides a terrific opportunity to expand your mind and view of other parts of the world. I especially wanted to see more of the Baltic Countries and we were happy that we had arrived in Vilnius three days earlier to explore on our own. We loved it!

Sandra from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/25/14 - 06/08/14
This program offers a wonderful balance of group activities and free time for exploration. The Baltic states offer a rich history and local culture, and an interesting mix of museums, palaces and churches. The Old Towns are walker friendly an very charming.

Rabel from Savoy, IL Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/23/13 - 09/09/13
Excellent insight into the religious, ethnic and political events that have shaped this part of the world for eons. The past events are very much part of life today.

William from Norman, OK Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/23/13 - 09/09/13
This program should appeal to individuals who are active and able to walk considerable distances over sometime uneven (cobblestone) surfaces. At least three hours of walking and standing are necessary to tour the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest art museums. For me the highlight of the trip was our initial visits to Lithuania, Latvia, and Tallinn. All three were clean and prosperous, with excellent old town sections that were highly walkable. I was pleased with the amount of free time. We split our group of 36 into several small groups for an interesting home visit in Vilnius. I enjoyed learning about the experiences of these three small countries, from the 1920s thru today. What an opportunity to learn about life in the old Soviet Union. Once you arrive in St. Petersburg, the focus shifts to the 1700's and the time of Peter the Great. Magnificent palaces, great architecture, and one of the world's great art museums. As for Moscow, my travel advice would be to see the Kremlin and then leave town as soon as you can, but by then you have had a good trip and are ready to be home anyway.


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