Cruising the Baltic Sea

Program Overview

Experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history on this six-country, eight-night program, featuring a NEWLY UPDATED ITINERARY. By special arrangement, our guest speaker, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa, will meet us in Gdańsk to discuss his historic role in the pursuit of freedom and democracy. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star Le Champlain from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, visiting Christiansø Island and Gudhjem, Denmark; Gdańsk, Poland; Visby, Sweden; Riga, Latvia; Helsinki, Finland; and Tallinn, Estonia. You have the option to extend your trip by adding the Norway Pre-Program and/or  Stockholm Post-Program options.

Program Details

July 11 to 20, 2022 (Le Champlain)
From $5,995 plus air View Terms & Conditions
  • Tremendous opportunity and value available only through Gohagan & Company, created in our tradition of innovative programming and educational travel.
  • Spectacular eight-night, six-country Baltic Sea program visiting Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Sweden.
  • A shore excursion included in every port—Christiansø Island, Gdańsk, Visby, Riga, Helsinki, and Tallinn.
  • Wonders of Norway Pre-Program and Splendors of Stockholm Post-Program Options.

Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada

Day 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark / Embark Le Champlain

Day 3 - Christiansø Island and Gudhjem, Denmark

Day 4 - Gdansk, Poland

Day 5 - Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden

Day 6 - Riga, Latvia

Day 7 - Cruising the Baltic Sea

Day 8 - Helsinki, Finland

Day 9 - Tallinn, Estonia

Day 10 - Stockholm / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada

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Le Champlain

Exclusively Chartered, Five-Star Luxury Small Ship

Le Champlain, launched in 2018, ushers in a new generation of five-star small ships, combining revolutionary design and a new standard of luxury for unparalleled cruising. Dock in smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships, where authentic cultural experiences and majestic scenery await you.

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Wonders of Norway Pre-Program Option

The Pre-Program Option immerses you in majestic Norwegian landscapes and Scandinavian culture on this unique, five-night journey from Bergen to Copenhagen. Tour the historical city of Bergen, including Bryggen (the old wharf), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Troldhaugen, the former home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. Travel through pristine fjordlands on the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic train rides, amid the tranquil landscape of snowcapped mountains and alpine lakes. Enjoy a cruise into UNESCO World Heritage-designated Nærøyfjord, the highlights of vibrant Oslo and a breathtaking cruise along Copenhagen’s idyllic canals. Spend four nights in comfortable hotels, including the historical Stalheim Hotel, and one night aboard an award-winning Seaways ferry.

Splendors of Stockholm Post-Program Option

Extend your Baltic experience with the Post-Program Option in handsome Stockholm, a harmonious blend of medieval Renaissance and modern architecture showcased across 14 small islands connected by more than 23 bridges. Visit the magnificent City Hall, the site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Walk through the Gamla Stan (Old Town) and visit the maritime museum built to house the Vasa, the world’s only preserved 17th-century warship. Spend two nights in the ideally located Sheraton Stockholm Hotel.

Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be included with your reservation confirmation.

Featuring specially arranged, acclaimed guest speaker Lech Walesa, Former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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Program Itinerary

Day 1 Departure

Your trip will begin by departing the U.S. or Canada.

Day 2 Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive in Copenhagen and embark the five-star Le Champlain.

Day 3 Christiansø Island and Gudhjem, Denmark

Discover the rarely visited Christiansø Island on Denmark's Ertholomene Archipelago. With a population of just 120, Christiansø Island still proudly showcases the fortress built by King Christian V in 1684. Nearby is the equally idyllic island of Frederiksø, connected by a suspension bridge. Later in the day, you will explore Gudhjem on the spectacular Island of Bornholm and see why it's considered Denmark's "island Jewel of the Baltic."

Day 4 Gdansk, Poland

A former flourishing Hanseatic League port, today Gdansk proudly displays meticulously restored, late Renaissance and Baroque patrician mansions in the Stare Miasto (Old Town). Stroll along the pedestrian-only Droga Krolewska (the Royal Route) to see the magnificent Neptune’s Fountain and the 14th-century Artus Court, a Gothic guildhall inspired by the ideals of Britain’s legendary King Arthur.

Visit the historic Gdansk Shipyard where Eastern Europe’s first independent trade union—the Solidarity movement—began in 1980 and see its Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers. Meet the leader of the Solidarity movement, former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walesa, on board the ship this evening, where he will discuss his historic role in the pursuit of freedom and democracy. This Polish national hero will be speaking by exclusive arrangement about the establishment of the Polish Solidarity labor movement and the struggles he overcame when confronting a Soviet-backed regime—a message that is more poignant than ever.

Day 5 Visby, Sweden

Call at the Baltic island of Gotland, rich with Swedish history and abundant Viking and medieval sites. The UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town of Visby, the former Baltic center of the Hanseatic League, is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Scandinavia. On the walking tour through the cobbled streets of this “city of roses,” see the 13th-century walls and original medieval architecture, tour the Gotlands Historical Museum, and view the striking interior of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Reboard the ship and attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception this evening.

Day 6 Riga, Latvia

Our call at Latvia's capital city of Riga will allow you to explore the city's medieval Old Town, a pedestrian-only neighborhood that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7 Cruising the Baltic Sea

Enjoy enriching lectures while cruising the Baltic Sea. Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening.

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki merges the influence of Classicism and the Finnish National Romantic Movement with Functionalism, establishing design as a permanent and significant component of the city. Cruise past the 18th-century maritime Fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s boulevards, overflowing with magnificent architecture, including Europe’s greatest concentration of Art Noveau buildings along with the Modernist Finlandia Hall. Discover idyllic Sibelius Park, an artistic homage to Finland’s most famed composer. Visit the subterranean Temppeliaukio Church, or “Church of the Rock,” impressively hewn into solid natural bedrock in 1969. Explore the lively Market Square with time at leisure before boarding the ship.

Day 9 Tallin, Estonia

Tallinn’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town has remained virtually unchanged for 600 years. See the landmark Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the 13th-century Church of St. Nicholas and Toompea Castle, the seat of Estonia’s Parliament. Visit the intricate chambers of the medieval Town Hall, the only intact Gothic-style hall in Northern Europe, which dominates the Town Hall Square and its ring of pastel-hued buildings.

Day 10 Stockholm / Return to U.S. or Canada

Disembark in Sweden’s “Venice of the North” and continue on the Splendors of Stockholm Post-Program Option or transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S.