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 enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Walesa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the Soviet Union. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star M.S. LE SOLEAL, carrying only 110 passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port. Immerse yourself in the cultural renaissance of Gda'nsk, 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.
Day 1: Depart US for Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: Arrive Copenhagen / Embark MS Le Soleal
Day 3: Gdansk, Poland
Day 4: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Day 5: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: St. Petersburg
Day 8: Helsinki, Finland
Day 9: Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Day 10: Stockholm / Disembark / Return to US
Optional five night pre-cruise: Wonders of Norway
Optional two night post-cruise: Stockholm, Sweden
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
William Wohlforth is the Daniel Webster Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. A widely recognized expert in international relations, he has published works on topics ranging from the Cold War to European security, Russian foreign policy and contemporary US grand strategy. He is the editor of five books and the author of three others, including "America Abroad: The United States' Global Role in the 21st Century" (Oxford 2016) with co-author Stephen G. Brooks. He has published some 60 articles and book chapters, and his work has appeared in journals including "Foreign Affairs, International Security, American Political Science Review" and "World Politics". He is a member of the editorial boards of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations, Princeton Studies in International History and Politics, Security Studies, and International Security, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served as a consultant for the National Bureau of Asian Research and the National Intelligence Council. Before coming to Dartmouth in 2000, Wohlforth held faculty appointments at Princeton University and Georgetown University. He has taught undergraduate courses on a wide array of topics, including international politics, Russian foreign policy, leadership and grand strategy, violence and security, and decision-making.