Creativity & madness
Goes Baltic! Stockholm to Copenhagen
Visit seven magical countries and nine delightful cities as you travel through the Baltic's most fascinating cultures and breathtaking scenery. Your ship docks close to the center of most ports placing you just steps away from major sights, while an overnight stay in St. Petersburg gives you time to savor more of the imperial city’s wonders.
We begin the conference by enjoying 2 delightful days and nights in Stockholm, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, while staying at the Grand Hotel, the most beautiful hotel in city.
Land cost $9284 per person double occupancy.
Single supplement $3295.
$500 discount for early registration.
18 Hours of Continuing Education
Spend two days exploring the sights of St. Petersburg when you overnight there
Tour the incredible Hermitage ranked as one of the world's finest museums and created by Catherine the Great
Cruise the stunning Stockholm Archipelago
Walk the pedestrian streets of medieval Tallinn surrounded by hundreds of years of history
Go kayaking in the Finnish Archipelago
Visit the impressive Stone Church in Helsinki, carved out of solid rock
Stop in Gdansk's Old Town to shop for amber, the prized souvenir of the Baltic Sea
Sample Bornholm’s famous smoked herring, produced here for generations
PORTS & ITINERARY JUL 20 MON STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN 5:00 PM JUL 21 TUE AT SEA JUL 22 WED TALLINN, ESTONIA 7:00 AM 2:00 PM JUL 23 THU ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 10:00 AM 11:59 PM JUL 24 FRI ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 12:01 AM 6:00 PM JUL 25 SAT HELSINKI, FINLAND 12:00 PM 10:00 PM JUL 26 SUN AT SEA JUL 27 MON KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA 8:00 AM 9:00 PM JUL 28 TUE GDANSK, POLAND 9:00 AM 5:00 PM JUL 29 WED BORNHOLM, DENMARK 12:00 PM 7:00 PM JUL 30 THU COPENHAGEN, DENMARK 7:00 AM
DAY 1 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Experience your own private Stockholm as you explore the interlacing canals and 14 tiny islands that surround this magical city. Renowned for its progressive nature, Stockholm offers avant-garde design, and trendy fashions. Visit the UNESCO sites of Frottningholm and Skogskykogarden, and the Södermalm neighborhood to discover charming old homes and picturesque main streets lined with unique shops, art galleries, and entertaining nightclubs.
DAY 2 AT SEA
Enjoy sailing the seas between Stockholm and Estonia. Presentations will be offered while at sea.
DAY 3 TALLINN, ESTONIA
The spires of 14th century churches soar above fashion-forward cafés, restaurants, and shops within the stone walls of Tallinn. Medieval Old Town is the well-preserved – and thriving – center of town, where you’ll find impressive guild houses, St. Olav’s Church, and other architectural treasures. Beyond Old Town lies Peter the Great’s Baroque masterpiece, Kadriorg Palace – and sunny Pirita beach.
DAY 4-5 ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Anticipation grows as you approach Peter the Great’s magnificent city, golden domes glistening under the magical “White Nights” of summer. The Hermitage Museum is a must-see with 353 rooms filled with masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci. At Catherine Palace, step into the breathtaking Amber Room, painstakingly reconstructed after its mysterious disappearance in World War II. Peterhof, the town of palaces, rivals Versailles with its gilded fountains and sprawling parks.
DAY 6 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Art Nouveau buildings, museums, timeless restaurants, and charming cafés are sprinkled throughout the harbor dominating this maritime city. Discover reminders of the early czars’ influence at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the fortress on Suomenlinna Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop along Market Square and in Aleksanterinkatu. And don’t miss a chance to enjoy a cocktail at the breathtaking Hotel Kämp.
DAY 7 AT SEA
Relax and enjoy sailing between Helsinki and Klaipeda, Lithuania. Presentations will be scheduled during this day.
DAY 8 KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA
Klaipeda is the only port in Lithuania, and they take great pride in its maritime history with tall ship regattas and a Sea Museum. You’ll notice that local legends and folklore play a big role here, from the playful statues scattered about Old Town to Witches' Hill with its wooden sculptures depicting Lithuanian fairy tales. Nearby Curonian Spit National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for possessing Europe’s highest sand dunes.
DAY 9 GDANSK, POLAND
Gdansk’s Old Town was lovingly reconstructed after World War II. Take your time admiring massive red-brick churches and searching for the perfect memento in amber shops. This is also the home of the Solidarity movement, the beautiful Lake District, and Malbork Castle, Europe’s largest gothic fortress.
DAY 10 BORNHOLM, DENMARK
This beautiful island is Denmark in miniature, complete with fertile fields, forests, craggy cliffs, and bleach-blond beaches. Admire the massive medieval fortifications of Hammershus, bricks still red after all these years, and sample some smoked herring, smoked locally for generations.
DAY 11 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
This fairytale city is filled with magical choices. Explore the harbor where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Pay your respects to the Queen at Rosenborg Palace, or to the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Palace. Find a feast for the eyes and food for the soul (and stomach) at Tivoli Gardens.