AIA Tours: cruise

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

Tour Dates: Sunday, June 29, 2020 to Tuesday, July 8, 2020 (10 days)

Tour Leader(s): Elizabeth Pierce ,

Advance Information
Pricing for this program is expected in September 2019. This program tends to sell out quickly, so contact us to reserve space with a no-obligation deposit of $800 per person: call 800-748-6262 or email
Upon receipt of the complete brochure, you will have 10 days to reconfirm your reservation or to cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit. To simply receive a brochure when it is available, please call 800-748-6262 or email

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg, and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable, six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa. Cruise aboard the five-star, 92-suite/stateroom Le Dumont d’Urville from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port. Immerse yourself in the historic epicenter of the Solidarity movement in Gdańsk, Poland; revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, and Visby, Sweden, both UNESCO World Heritage sites; and discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland. Enjoy two days exploring regal St. Petersburg, including a specially-arranged early entry into the world‑acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, and an excursion to Catherine’s Palace and Petrodvorets, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy lectures by archaeologist Elizabeth Pierce and other onboard experts throughout the cruise. This program is co-sponsored with other educational institutions.
Also available are a Wonders of Norway Pre-Cruise Option and a Splendors of Stockholm Post-Cruise Option.

City Hall in Gdansk, Poland

Suomenlinnasa Fort, Helsinki, Finland © SA3.0

Stockholm Harbor, Sweden & the Baltic Sea © operator

Visby Curtain Wall on the Island of Gotland, Sweden © char55lotte

Nyhavn Harbour Canal, Denmark © Denmark Tourist Board


Abbreviated Itinerary

June 29, 2020 – Depart the U.S.
June 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark/Embark Le Dumont d’Urville
July 1 – Gdánsk, Poland
July 2 – Cruising the Baltic Sea
July 3 – Tallinn, Estonia
July 4 – St. Petersburg, Russia
July 5 – St. Petersburg
July 6 – Helsinki, Finland
July 7 – Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
July 8 – Stockholm/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Program details are subject to change.

For reservations or questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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