Eastern Europe & Russia
The Baltic Sea Connection
Gain a deeper understanding of Russia and the Baltics as you explore how the Baltic Sea, shared boarders 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 their history, artistry and politics all the way to St. Petersburg.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily, standing in museums; no wheelchair or walker 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 ...

  • 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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