Free Domestic Airfare and $500 On Board Credit
when you register by April 30, 2019

BALTIC EXPERIENCE

with Governor Mike Huckabee

August 9-17, 2019


Guest Speaker:
Sen. Rick Santorum

Special Guest:
Chonda Pierce
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Musical Guest:
Al Denson
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Musical Guests:
Karyn Williams & Brian White
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Musical Guest:
Maurice Sklar
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 Luxury Cruise
with Azamara Club Cruises

All inclusive pricing from New York
starting at $5,250.00*

*per person double occupancy with cash discount

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DAY 1    August 9
Depart the USA

DAY 2    August 10
  Arrive in Stockholm today and be greeted by our representatives.
Board your bus and transfer to the port to board the lovely Azamara Journey. (L, D)

Day 3    August 11
Tallinn, Estonia
Set off on a narrated walk through the medieval maze that is Old Town Tallinn. Drive past ancient ramparts and soaring towers into Upper Old Town. Then, continue on foot up Toompea Hill to Palace Square, where the baroque fortress of Toompea Castle still dominates the city. Follow narrow ways to reach the Russian Orthodox Nevsky Cathedral, heralded for its golden icons and elaborate mosaics. A short walk from here lies St. Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece also known as the Dome Church. Enjoy an inside visit before continuing to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the rustic medieval rooftops of Lower Old Town. Take a few photos before strolling to Town Hall Square, home to the oldest surviving Town Hall in the Baltic countries. Shop among the many local merchants and stop for coffee and pastries at a local café before a short drive takes you back to the port.(B, L, D)

Day 4    August 12
St. Petersburg, Russia
Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, an extensive walled complex that includes the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, now part of the St. Petersburg History Museum. While exploring Saint Peter’s, look for the tombstones of the Imperial family, including Tsar Nicholas II and his relatives. Continue on to the Cruiser Aurora, which signaled the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution. Proceed past the Field of Mars and the Marble Palace before arriving at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. This exquisitely decorated church was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg’s main thoroughfare, past the Kazan Cathedral and return to your ship. (B, L, D)

Day 5    August 13
St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is so delightful; it merits another full day excursion. Visit Peterhof—Peter the Great’s opulent answer to Versailles—with its palaces, gardens and hundreds of intricate fountains. The lavish Palace has changed considerably over the decades with some of the rooms in Rastrelli’s flamboyant baroque style, while others were later reworked by Velton. Enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant. Enjoy a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, originally the palace of Catherine the Great. The museum boasts more than 2.7 million exhibits of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt to early 20th-century Europe. (B, L, D)

Day 6    August 14
Helsinki, Finland
Travel through the streets of Helsinki in search of the city’s unique architecture, historic monuments, and rich cultural history. Begin your adventure with a drive along the harbor, getting a glimpse of the fleet of Finnish icebreakers safely docked in the summer. Continue along down the famous Mannerheim Street, snapping photos of Parliament House, the National Museum, and Finlandia Hall, Helsinki’s opera and concert venue designed by legendary architect Alvar Aalto. View the Olympic Stadium which hosted the games in 1952 and then stroll the serene and lush grounds of Sibelius Park. Marvel at the monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, created using 600 steel pipes. Then, step foot inside the stunning Temppeliaukio Rock Church, a one-of-a-kind church blasted out of solid rock. Nature and architecture meet in this magnificent building. Finally, journey to Senate Square where you can snap photos before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7    August 15
Visby, Gotland, Sweden  (On Your Own)
Today your ship will be docked in serene Visby. You may choose to stay on the ship and enjoy the many amenities offered, or you may choose to wander this charming town on your own today. (B,L,D)

Day 8    August 16
Copenhagen, Denmark
Our visit of Copenhagen takes you into the heart of the Danish capital, full of historical buildings and ancient streets. You will see the Little Mermaid and the Gefion Fountain, the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace and the Nyhavn Canal with its charming outdoor restaurants and picturesque cafés, the Christiansborg Castle, the home of the Danish Parliament, the Royal Opera House, and many more sights. Enjoy a canal cruise around the city to see the Northern Capital from a totally different side. Meet the coach again and return to the ship for lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 9    August 17
Return to USA
Transfer to the Copenhagen airport this morning, and begin your journey home.

*(B, L, D) Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included