Baltic & Scandinavian Legacies

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JUN. 15-26, 2020 From $4,199 (including airfare from select cities)
Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, Warnemünde (Berlin), Copenhagen
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Baltic & Scandinavian Legacies

JUN. 15-26, 2020
Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, Warnemünde (Berlin), Copenhagen
Aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina

Take in the history and beauty of the Baltic and Scandinavian coastal cities aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Begin your trip in Stockholm, a striking city built upon fourteen islands. From there, sail to Helsinki and stroll through its spacious green parks and open-air markets. Spend three days in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West. Take in its pastel palaces and network of canals and arched bridges or visit the Hermitage to see Egyptian mummies. In Tallinn, dine at a world-class restaurant, and in Riga, the “Paris of the East,” walk the medieval streets. Discover the history of Klaipeda’s Old Town, where a single surviving tower of a red brick castle remains. Experience the rich heritage and modernist architecture of Gdynia, and in Rønne, see the charming timber-framed homes, or venture outside the city limits to take in the natural beauty of Bornholm’s ivory-white beaches. Your voyage will conclude in Copenhagen, but before that, travel to Warnemünde to nosh on local seafood or take a short drive to see the Berlin Wall or Brandenburg Gate.

Cost: From $4,199 (including airfare from select cities)
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Jared McBride
Department of History
Jared McBride is a lecturer in the History Department, and an Academic Administrator in Undergraduate Education Initiatives. Since receiving his doctorate also from UCLA in 2014, he has held post-doctorate positions at the USC Shoah Foundation, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Kennan Institute, and Columbia University. Currently, he teaches upper-division courses in Modern European, Eastern European and Soviet history, and has published on Soviet and Ukrainian topics. He has lived in Russia and Ukraine, and has traveled widely in the former Soviet Union. His research centers on issues of nationalism and interethnic violence among local populations during the Second World War in Nazi-occupied western Ukraine and has completed a book on the topic. He has lectured and presented papers throughout the US, France, Israel and Ukraine. His research and writing has been supported by Fulbright-Hays, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council (State Dept). His public writing has appeared in the Nation, Tablet, and OpenDemocracy.

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STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 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.

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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.