Travel-Learn Program

Baltic & Scandinavian Cruise

When: August 17, 2016 - August 28, 2016 (iCal)

Description

 

“It was the best trip and the best time of my life.”

 

Sail away on Oceania Cruises Nautica to some of Northern Europe’s celebrated cities in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, and Germany. From Stockholm we will head to Tallinn, an old world city with spire-crowned churches that radiate tradition. Then we will spend three days in St. Petersburg, admiring its onion-domed cathedrals and fabled palaces, including the immense Winter Palace and the lavish Catherine Palace. We will journey to Helsinki, Finland, an international design mecca, then explore Riga, the “Paris of the East.” Our visit will also include Germany’s delightful port of Warnemünde, home to Gothic churches, bustling market squares and a seaside promenade, or alternately head inland to Berlin, a dynamic city brimming with historical landmarks, before our voyage concludes in Copenhagen.

 

Activity Level: Moderatly Active

 

Brochure & Registration Form

 

Featuring Faculty Host
Dean Elena Naumova

 

Cost

Price From: $4,399
Includes cruise and air from select cities; per person, based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change.

To avoid the disappointment of a sold out program, Register Now!

Contact

Usha Nand Sellers Ed. D., Director Tufts Travel-Learn Program, at usha.sellers@tufts.edu or 617-627-5323.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Sweden

 

 

Day 2: Stockholm, Sweden
Today, we will board the Nautica in Stockholm for the start of our cruise. Built upon 14 islands and described by many as “Beauty on Water,” Stockholm displays architecture that artfully blends functional design with regal elegance.

 

Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia
Culturally fascinating and beautifully preserved, Tallinn is the result of avant-garde style fused with medieval charm. Red-roofed homes line cobbled streets and 14th-century churches are ornamented by powerful spires. During our time in this legendary city, we will see the Guild Houses, Baroque palaces, famed Apothecary shop and exquisite Town Hall.

 

 

Days 4-6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Built by Peter the Great and designed by Italian architects, St. Petersburg is a magical metropolis, considered to be Russia’s window to the West. Boasting European sophistication with an imperial flair, the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges are complemented by whimsical golden spires, pastel-colored palaces and onion domes.

 

Day 7: Helsinki, Finland
Dynamic and captivating, Helsinki is renowned as an international design mecca, where innovative architecture overlooks spacious green parks and open-air markets. We will cruise along a breathtaking backdrop of forests and villas, and visit the celebrated Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification spanning five islands.

 

Day 8: Riga, Latvia
Cobbled medieval streets, spacious parks and a historic Old Town designated a UNESCO World Heritage site bring a timeless feel to the fairy-tale city of Riga. Once dubbed the “Paris of the East,” the vibrant capital of Latvia is today the largest city in the Baltics.

 

Day 9: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Originally founded as a fortress in the 13th century, Klaipeda is now the third largest city in Lithuania. At various times, the city has been under Prussian, Swedish, Russian and German rule. We will explore the Old Town, where a single surviving tower of a once-glorious red-brick castle remains.

 

Day 10: At Sea

 

Day 11: Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany
One of Europe’s bustling capitals, Berlin is brimming with cultural landmarks. The grand neoclassical Brandenburg Gate opens onto Unter den Linden, the city’s famed tree-lined boulevard that paves the way to the historical heart of Berlin. Weathered remnants of the iconic Berlin Wall remind of the city’s recent past. We will also explore the port of Warnemünde, with its lovely Gothic churches, market square and seaside promenade.

 

Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark
Today, we will disembark and bid farewell to Nautica.

 

*Price and Itinerary are tentative and subject to change

 

617-627-5323|usha.sellers@tufts.edu