Cruising the Baltic Sea: From Copenhagen to Stockholm


Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this six-country cruise aboard Le Boréal featuring a presentation by the former president of Poland, Lech Walesa.

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 Medieval buildings along the water of Gdansk  The Old Town of Estonia's Tallinn, a World Heritage site   Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg  Gallery inside the world-class Hermitage Museum  The spectacular gardens of Petrodvorets, outside St. Petersburg  View of Finland's Helsinki from the water  The fortifications of Suomenlinna, a World Heritage site near Helsinki  Sweden's former Hanseatic city of Visby, with its well-preserved 13-th century walls  Stockholm, Sweden
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What an incredible journey! The Baltic Sea in surrounding countries have a rich history few of us realize. My eyes have been opened to the experiences of the peoples of this region through Smithsonian. 


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Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Jun 15 - 24, 2016

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor of history at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on the European World. He has published eleven books and given public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). His latest book, Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies (2009) presents a narrative of the Balkan wars prepared by an international consortium of Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Western scholars. In addition, Charles' Iberian and Italian heritage has inspired a lifelong fascination with the western Mediterranean and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires.