21520
Northern Europe
Seaside Capitals of the Baltic
Discover great cities of the Baltic, diving deep into the region’s history as you explore ancient neighborhoods, modern museums, grand architecture and World Heritage Sites.
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Program No. 21520RJ
Length
16 days
Starts at
4,995
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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At a Glance

A sea teeming with cod and herring, on whose shores could be found rich supplies of lumber, iron and salt, it’s no wonder the Baltic was the object of many nations’ economic and political desires. The Vikings built a trade empire around it, the Hanseatic League grew wealthy from it and Denmark and Sweden fought wars for “dominium maris baltici,” control of the Baltic. On this voyage, experience seven beautiful and deeply historic cities that reflect and carry on the Baltic’s fascinating story.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven and hilly terrain and stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover and compare the cosmopolitan capital cities of Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • Explore the palaces of the tsars in Saint Petersburg and examine the treasures of the State Hermitage Museum.
  • Learn about the powerful Hanseatic League of cities and merchant guilds in the German seaport of Rostock.

General Notes

This voyage combines Road Scholar’s trademark education and camaraderie with access to Holland America Cruise Line’s wide variety of activities and dining and entertainment options.
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Mirela Slonjšek
Mirela is a licensed group leader with over 15 years of experience. She holds a degree in Art History and Philosophy from Zagreb University. Born and raised in Croatia, Mirela enjoys sharing all aspects of Croatian culture with others. She has also led groups around Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. She is fluent in English and Italian, has a great interest in Art and Architecture and was previously on the board of the Croatian Sommelier Association.
Mirela Slonjšek
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