2022 Changing Tides of History – Waitlist Only

July 11 – 20

Join the waitlist for this tour by emailing Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $6,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 10 days
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View deck plan (Ponant Explorer Series)

Join us on this opportunity to experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and the interpreter and advisor for Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Explore the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states and the imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this six-country, eight-night program. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship LE CHAMPLAIN from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port.

Tour the medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia, and the Hanseatic League town of Visby, Sweden, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Discover the storied architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland, and immerse yourself in the legacy of the Solidarity movement in Gda´nsk, Poland. Enjoy two days exploring St. Petersburg, including specially arranged entry into the State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and an excursion to Catherine Palace and Peterhof. Wonders of Norway Pre-Program and Splendors of Stockholm Post-Program Options.

Schedule of Events


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

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 2022 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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