Eastern Europe & Russia
The Baltic Sea Connection
Gain a deeper understanding of Russia and the Baltics as you explore how the Baltic Sea, shared borders and centuries-old traditions have shaped the story of this area.
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Program No. 3340RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Tucked into a corner of the European continent, on the border with Russia, these Baltic nations sharing the Baltic Sea coastline have emerged from the era of Communism with a face turned firmly toward the future. See how centuries of living in the shadows of more dominant nations have emphasized their unique characters as they embark on the 21st century. Trace the rich history, artistry and politics traveling from St. Petersburg all the way to Vilnius.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily, standing in museums; no wheelchair or walker facilities.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A former Lithuanian government official discusses the status of the Baltic states in the European Union.
  • Enjoy an evening with local Baltic residents and cultural events such as traditional music and dance performances, or a classical concert.
  • Licensed experts and university staff highlight Medieval architecture of the Baltics and art treasures of the Hermitage and Summer palaces of Russian Tsars.
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