Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: Baltic Road to Independence
Learn the complex story of the Baltics and their road to independence as you spend time with local experts, discovering what these countries share as well as what makes each unique.
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Program No. 15520RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Lithuania was the first Baltic state to declare independence from the former Soviet Union, and Estonia boasts a tech-savvy population in which eight out of ten people carry cell phones. Latvia's cosmopolitan capital competes with the best of Old Europe for beauty and culture. Explore these nations of change and enduring heritage as local experts highlight the baroque city of Vilnius, Riga’s Art Nouveau district, and medieval yet high-tech Tallinn.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain, standing in museums; no wheelchair facilities.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Presentation on Latvian musical traditions and instruments.
  • Spend time with local residents to discuss social issues and politics.
  • Led by an expert, explore the Curonian Spit and Nida, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Klaipeda, Lithuania.
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Dalia Leonaviciena
Dalia, a native of Lithuania, is a graduate of the Vilnius University with a master's degree in foreign languages, European history, and education. She speaks her native Lithuanian, Russian and English. Dalia is also a licensed expert at a number of museums in Lithuania. In addition, Dalia earned a diploma in hotel and tourism management from a British school for tourism management. She has worked with a number of Road Scholar programs and is looking forward to welcoming you in the Baltics.
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Dalia Leonaviciena
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