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2019 St. Petersburg & the Baltics

July 9 – 22
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $4,798 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 14 days
UNC Lecturer: Don Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History
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On a 14-day small group journey through this captivating region, visit four distinct nations and witness a world transformed.  Discover Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, a UNESCO site, touring one of Eastern Europe’s oldest “Old Towns” and the fascinating KGB Museum.  Travel on to Trakai, Lithuania’s medieval capital, and visit 15th-century Trakai Castle.  Tour magnificent 18th-century Rundale Palace.  Enjoy a three-night stay in the Latvian capital, Riga, exploring this Baltic gem.  Take a day trip to Sigulda’s Gauja National Park, the “Switzerland of Latvia.”  Explore historic Tallinn, the Estonian capital.  See Estonia’s open air Rocca-al-Mare village museum.  The journey ends in Czar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” St. Petersburg, where touring includes St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Hermitage Museum.  Join a local family for lunch and visit dramatic Peterhof palace.  Spend more time exploring St. Petersburg independently on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Vilnius
  • Day 3 : Vilnius
  • Day 4 : Vilnius | Trakai
  • Day 5 : Vilinius | Riga
  • Day 6 : Riga
  • Day 7 : Riga | Sigulda
  • Day 8 : Riga | Parnu | Tallinn
  • Day 9 : Tallinn
  • Day 10 : Tallinn
  • Day 11 : Tallinn | St. Petersburg
  • Day 12 : St. Petersburg
  • Day 13 : St. Petersburg | Peterhof
  • Day 14 : Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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