Travel to EASTERN Europe  in May-June 2019

On a historical, cultural and spiritual

exploration of the three Baltic States


See Medieval Castles, Renaissance Churches, Jewish Synagogues, Holocaust Sites, Pagan Folklore, and more; learn about the history of social & religious diversity and conflict in this crossroads region between Eastern and Western Europe.

Specific sites include:  In Estonia, Tallinn: Toompea Castle, Estonian Parliament, medieval Old Town, Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church, Dome (Lutheran church), Keila Joa Falls, Soomaa National Park, Gutmamla Caves.

In Latvia, Riga: Old Town (medieval), Riga Cathedral (first built in 1200s); Riga Synagogue and Jewish Museum; and, outside Riga, Rundale Palace (1700s, baroque); Sigulda Castle (built by German knights in1207) and Turaida Castle (1214).

In Lithuania, Kaunas: Old Town (sections dating to Medieval era), Ninth Fort (Concentration Camp), Devils’ Museum, and Synagogue; Trakai: Castle (medieval), Museum of Karaites (ancient Jewish sect); Siauliai: Hill of Crosses, Cathedral, Museum of Chaim Frenkelis (19th c. Jewish industrialist); Nida (Baltic Sea resort area) Hill of Witches, pine forests, sand dunes; Vilnius: Old Town (sections dating to 1300s), Gediminas Castle (1320s), Vilnius Cathedral (built over ancient Pagan temple; cathedral first built 1300s, rebuilt), Vilnius University (dating to 1579), famous Catholic and Orthodox churches, Choral Synagogue, “Green House” Jewish Museum, Tolerance Center, and, outside Vilnius, Ponerai, site of mass execution of Jews.

Dates: May 23- June 4, 2019. Price: $2850.00. Price assume double-occupancy (sharing room with one other person). Single supplement $500.  Breakfast provided in hotel each morning, but lunch and dinner not included in cost.  Tour leaves from JFK airport in NYC area, evening of  May 23. Price includes airfare, hotels as noted, breakfast each day, ground transport to/from Riga and Vilnius airports, guided tours on bus coaches, museum fees. 

Tour partners: Professor Strmiska :: Vytis Tours of NY :: Jerulita Tours of Vilnius, Lithuania

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Deposit of $500.00 due January 25th.  Contact Professor Michael Strmiska, email mstrm1960@gmail.com,  telephone 203 326 1832.

Also available: trip to Poland plus Ukrainian city of Lviv, July 12-24, 2019: https://religious-heritage-tourism-eastern-europe.com/poland-ukraine-tour/