Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures

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JUN. 16-27, 2015 From $4,299
Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, Riga, Klaipeda, Warnemünde, Copenhagen
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Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures

JUN. 16-27, 2015
Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, Riga, Klaipeda, Warnemünde, Copenhagen
Aboard Marina

Set sail from Stockholm aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina for Tallinn with UCLA professor and Russian history specialist Arch Getty. Savor almost three full days in St. Petersburg, renowned for its pastel, onion-domed cathedrals and legendary palaces, such as the immense Winter Palace and lavish Catherine’s Palace. Take in more architectural gems in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, a renowned international design mecca. Explore Riga, the “Paris of the East,” and stroll past charming timber-framed buildings in Klaipeda’s Old Town. Continue on to Germany and visit the delightful port of Warnemünde, or head inland to Berlin, a dynamic city home to the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall, before concluding your voyage in Copenhagen.

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Cost: From $4,299
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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310.206.0613 (P)
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  • I knew we would be in good hands with UCLA Alumni Travel. It was an outstanding tour with a great group of travelers."
    Joan Knowlton ’56, Traveler
  • An enriched experience with the educational component always at the forefront."
    Sandra Carter ’65, Traveler

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DAY 1 | June 16. Depart for Sweden

DAY 2 | June 17. Stockholm, Sweden
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Marina in Stockholm. Built upon 14 islands and described by many as “Beauty on Water,” Stockholm displays striking architecture that artfully blends functional design with regal elegance.

DAY 3 | June 18: 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. The Guild Houses, Baroque palaces, famed Apothecary shop and exquisite Town Hall await you in this legendary city.

DAY 4 | June 19: St. Petersburg, Russia
Built by Peter the Great and designed by Italian architects, St. Petersburg is truly a magical metropolis and considered Russia’s window to the West. Boasting European sophistication with an imperial flair, whimsical golden spires, pastel-colored palaces and onion domes complement the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. The Peter and Paul Fortress; immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum; and the fabled Catherine’s Palace serve as cultural treasures representing voices from the past, while Russian heritage is depicted through classical ballet pieces and traditional song and dance. Overnight on ship in St. Petersburg.

DAY 5 | June 20: St. Petersburg, Russia
Overnight on ship in St. Petersburg.

DAY 6 | June 21: St. Petersburg, Russia

DAY 7 | June 22: Helsinki, Finland
Like its craggy coastline that twists daringly around picturesque bays, inlets and peninsulas, this young and cutting-edge capital leaves its visitors in awe. Dynamic and captivating, Helsinki is renowned as an international design mecca, where innovative architecture overlooks spacious green parks and open air markets. Harbor cruises float past a breathtaking backdrop of forests and villas, while the celebrated Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification spanning five islands, enchants its visitors. Nearby, resting quietly along the riverfront and lined by delightful red houses, is Porvoo, Finland’s second-oldest town.

DAY 8 | June 23: Riga, Latvia
Cobbled medieval streets, spacious parks and a historic Old Town that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bring a timeless feel to the ever-evolving fairy-tale city of Riga. Once dubbed the “Paris of the East,” the capital of Latvia is today a vibrant metropolis and the largest city in the Baltics.

DAY 9 | June 24: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Originally founded as a fortress in the 13th century; held at times under Prussian, Swedish, Russian and German rule; and currently the third-largest city in Lithuania, Klaipeda claims a truly fascinating and complex history. Scattered remnants can be found in the Old Town, where a single surviving tower of a once glorious red-brick castle remains. Klaipeda is also the springboard to the Curonian Spit, a sprawling sand dune peninsula dating back to prehistoric times and deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 10 | June 25: Cruising the Baltic Sea

DAY 11 | June 26: Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany
One of Europe’s liveliest 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, and weathered remnants of the iconic Berlin Wall recall the city’s storied past. The port of Warnemünde also delights with its lovely Gothic churches, market square and seaside promenade.

DAY 12 | June 27: Copenhagen, Denmark
Bid farewell to Marina.

Accommodations
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Marina
Cruise to celebrated ports aboard a vessel that boasts some of the finest amenities at sea, the ideal mid-sized Marina. Matching sophistication and elegance with exceptional intimacy and warmth, Oceania Cruises Marina redefines the cruising experience: luxurious, yet refreshingly casual; spacious, yet comfortably intimate.

Pricing

Pricing: $4,299-$18,398
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Special Program Available

  • Optional pre- and post-cruise programs available.
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (1.8 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I knew we would be in good hands with UCLA Alumni Travel. It was an outstanding tour with a great group of travelers."
    Joan Knowlton ’56, Traveler
  • An enriched experience with the educational component always at the forefront."
    Sandra Carter ’65, Traveler

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (1.8 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I knew we would be in good hands with UCLA Alumni Travel. It was an outstanding tour with a great group of travelers."
    Joan Knowlton ’56, Traveler
  • An enriched experience with the educational component always at the forefront."
    Sandra Carter ’65, Traveler