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BALTIC SCOTLAND

GERMANY
DENMARK
SWEDEN
LATVIA
ESTONIA

ODYSSEY POLAND
LITHUANIA
RUSSIA
FINLAND

Aboard the Island Sky


June 29 – July 13, 2010

PRESENTED BY ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS


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KADRIORG PALACE, TALLINN

DEAR ADVENTURER
We’re thrilled to return to northern Europe on our Baltic Odyssey—an exploration of
the port cities, towns, and islands whose histories were written along the shores of this
legendary sea.

Nine countries embrace the Baltic—Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia,
Sweden, Finland, and Russia—many of their borders, long subject to the shifting tides
of political occupation, are now safely anchored within the European Union. Aboard the
intimate and spacious 100-passenger Island Sky we explore eight historic ports whose palpable
energy is dedicated both to the revival and restoration of their heritage, as well as to a myriad
entrepreneurial ventures that, at long last, open wide the doors to a bright future.

For centuries the region was fought over and won by Vikings, Slavs, and Teutons who sought
dominance over this thousand-mile-long strategic trade route. Between the 12th and 17th
centuries, the German-based Hanseatic League established and maintained a trade monopoly
in the Baltic and throughout northern Europe ensuring the safe passage of goods for every
member country. Among the more than 100 alliance participants were major port cities and
towns that evolved into magnificent architectural and cultural centers.

Today, as we explore the Old Towns of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn, that Hanseatic heyday
is revealed in the splendid rows of merchant houses; along the charming cobblestone streets
lined with venerable shops; and in the medieval marketplace squares crowned by spired
cathedrals, courts, and palaces. Once these citizens reveled in the first flavors of pepper that
hailed from Java, cured their ailments with exotic Chinese herbs, and toasted one another
with exquisite glass goblets from Venice.

During our walking tour of Sweden’s magnificent World Heritage Site of Visby, we learn
that the city remained fiercely independent of the Hanseatic merchants, having long before
established itself as the major regional trade port. In 1525, a portion of the city was burned
to the ground by the fleet of Lübeck (now in Germany). The ruins have been left standing, a
testament to the pride and resilience that remains in Visby’s epithet, “city of roses and ruins.”

In addition to our urban explorations we discover the natural beauty of the island of Sylt,
wander through shady parks and manicured botanical gardens, view dazzling collections
of amber, and drive through the charming villages of Bornholm Island. Our adventure
concludes with an exploration of magnificent St. Petersburg, from the bustling Nevsky
Prospect to the grand cathedral in St. Isaac Square and a special tour of the incomparable
collections of art housed in the Hermitage in the Winter Palace.

Join our historians and naturalists as we voyage to the wondrous lands and World Heritage
landmarks that encircle the Baltic Sea.

Warm regards,

Jon Nicholson
President
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BALTIC ODYSSEY July 5 Ronne, Bornholm Island,
Denmark
Aboard Island Sky
July 6 Gdansk, Poland
June 29 – July 13, 2010 | 15 Tour Days
July 7 Klaipeda, Lithuania
June 29 & 30 USA / Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8 Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
July 1 Edinburgh / Leith /
Embark Island Sky July 9 Riga, Latvia

July 2 At Sea July 10 Tallinn, Estonia


July 3 Sylt Island, Germany July 11 & 12 St. Petersburg, Russia
July 4 Kiel Canal Transit July 13 Helsinki, Finland
ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, VISBY

FINLAND
Helsinki

St. Petersburg

Tallinn RU S S I A
E S TO N I A
S C OT L A N D

NORTH SEA
Visby
Edinburgh/ S W E DE N Gotland L AT V I A
Leith Island
Riga

DE N M A RK
BALTIC SEA
Bornholm Klaipeda
Sylt Island L I T H UA N I A
Island
Ronne RU S S I A
Gdansk

KIEL CANAL

P OL A N D
G E RM A N Y

MAP NOT TO SCALE

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© Ain Avik
© Mats Jansson

VISBY ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL, TALLINN


Edinburgh Castle

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY


Tuesday & Wednesday, June 29 & 30, 2010 the ecologically fragile Frisian archipelago
USA / Edinburgh, Scotland which stretches between Denmark and The
Depart on your independent overnight flight Netherlands. The inviting sandy beaches—
to Edinburgh. Upon arrival, transfer indepen- the longest in Germany—are known for their
dently to our hotel. We gather the evening of “wandering dunes,” and the vast tidal flats on
the 30th for a welcome dinner and briefing. the eastern edge of the island are feeding and
resting grounds for migratory birds and are
Thursday, July 1 protected within a national park. Unique to
Edinburgh / Leith / Embark Island Sky the region is the architecture of the houses
After breakfast a city tour highlights sights found in island villages, their thick reed roofs
along Edinburgh’s most famous avenue, the slope all the way down to the ground and
Royal Mile, including Holyrood Palace, once blend with the surrounding vegetation. Since
the home of Mary Queen of Scots, and today, the mid-19th century, European visitors have
the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, been coming to Sylt for its pure, iodine-rich
and stunning St. Giles Cathedral. At the top air and therapeutic baths. After lunch on
end of the street sits Edinburgh Castle and its shore go for an optional bicycle tour from
magnificent gardens. We tour the castle and the village of Kampen, or enjoy free time to
enjoy lunch before transferring to the port of explore Westerland, the charming capital
Leith to embark the Island Sky.
of Sylt.
Friday, July 2
At Sea Sunday, July 4
As we transit the North Sea today we take Kiel Canal Transit
advantage of our shipboard time on this Early this morning we begin our transit of
action-filled voyage to learn more about the historic 61-mile-long Kiel Canal and sail
the dynamic countries rimming the Baltic from the North Sea into the Baltic. Kaiser
Sea. Our team of lecturers prepares us Wilhelm I set the first foundation stone in
for the exciting cultural and historical place on June 3, 1887. Nine thousand workers
encounters ahead. spent the next eight years constructing the
canal from Brunsbuttel to Holtenau, where
Saturday, July 3 Kaiser Wilhelm II laid the final stone on June
Sylt Island, Germany 21, 1895. The canal was internationalized by
The beautiful, windswept, 24-mile-long the Treaty of Versailles. Today the Kiel Canal
island of Sylt (pronounced zoolt) is the is one of the busiest man-made waterways
northernmost point of Germany and part of in the world.

Hammershus Castle, bornholm

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Palanga Amber Museum, Klaipeda

Monday, July 5 Golden Gate, a grand ornamental arch;


Ronne, Bornholm Island, Denmark walk down Long Street lined with buildings
After breakfast we step ashore on serene sporting elaborate facades and ornate gables;
Bornholm Island, endowed with sugar-white and the 15th-century Palace of Artus, where
sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, thick forests, and Neptune’s Fountain commemorates Gdansk’s
heather-clad hills. Its picturesque port, Ronne, Hanseatic past. We also visit medieval St.
is paved with cobblestones and lined with Mary’s Church, the world’s largest brick
small shops and cafés. Included in our island church with 30 brilliantly decorated chapels.
explorations are the ruins of Hammershus After lunch there is time at leisure for
Castle, Scandinavia’s largest medieval fortress; further exploration.
the unique, round 12th-century churches,
Osterlars and Nylars; the charming half- Wednesday, July 7
timbered fishing hamlet of Gudhjem; and Klaipeda, Lithuania
Denmark’s third-largest forest, Almindingen. Klaipeda has been an important port since
The island has a long-standing artistic tradi- its founding by the Teutonic Order in the
tion, and we visit studios renowned for their 13th century. Our exploration begins with
glass blowing and pottery. a drive to the amber center of Palanga,
stopping along the way to stroll through
Tuesday, July 6 the Botanical Park with its 500 varieties of
Gdansk, Poland trees and bushes. We then visit the Amber
After breakfast we set out for a full-day tour Museum, housed in a 19th-century neo-
of this city whose history spans nearly 1,000 Renaissance-style mansion, whose 15 rooms
years. The Solidarity Monument, in front of of exhibits—4,500 pieces of amber—reveal
the Gdansk shipyard, is our first stop along the secrets of this “Baltic Gold.” Learn about
the Trail of Solidarity which commemorates the origins of amber, where it is found, how
the dramatic events of December 1970 when it is processed, and how it came to possess its
workers rioted against the Communist regime. international value.
At the shipyard we view the exhibition, Roads
to Freedom, a fascinating audio-visual portrayal Afterward we drive to the Old Town for a
of those important, world-changing events. walking tour. Its centerpiece is beautiful
Theatre Square and from it, narrow streets
We enjoy a walking tour through lively meander between the fachwerk, half-timbered
Old Town with its magnificent collection of buildings, and the houses and shops of
Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque build- amber craftsmen. Later return to the port
ings and monuments. We pass through the by motorcoach or stay in the Old Town

Gdansk
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© Sonia Pitkin

bornholm island
© Peter Grant/www.imagebank.sweden.se
City Wall of Visby

and return to the ship on your own in the city is a major industrial and financial center,
early afternoon. while Old Riga is an architectural showcase
of towers and spires, 17th-century guild
Thursday, July 8 merchant houses, churches, and a castle,
Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden all interlaced with picturesque cobblestone
This morning we arrive at Gotland Island, streets. Our walking tour takes us to multiple
Sweden, the largest island in the Baltic. Its landmarks, including the Blackheads House,
splendid city of Visby, a World Heritage Site, one of the oldest buildings in Riga; St. Peter’s
is famous for its intact medieval architecture, Church, a superb Gothic masterpiece; the
especially the 44 guard towers built as 15th-century Three Brothers merchant
part of the city walls in the 11th and 12th houses; and St. Jacob and St. John churches.
centuries. We drive to Almedalen, a green We also visit Riga’s most prominent land-
oasis in the center of bustling Visby, then mark, the 13th-century Dome Cathedral,
walk down the Strandgatan, past lovely whose organ concerts are legendary. We
medieval granaries and the city’s oldest end our walk at the castle, the residence of
building, the Powder Tower. We visit the Latvia’s president.
Botanical Garden, known for its exotic plant
collection, birds, and stunning roses and We continue our exploration by motorcoach,
magnolias, and reboard our coach for the ride driving past lovely parks along the City Canal
up to a splendid panoramic viewpoint of the lined with the stunning Art Nouveau archi-
city and its spires. From ancient Dalman’s tecture built in 1899 during the German /
Gate we continue our tour on foot back into Scandinavian movement knows as Jugendstil.
town along charming cobblestone streets, We view Bastion Hill, commemorating those
to visit the impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral who died in 1991 during an anti-Soviet
and the Gotland Museum with its excellent rebellion; the University of Latvia; and the
medieval collections. Freedom Monument, dedicated to the nation’s
struggle for freedom.
Friday, July 9
Riga, Latvia Saturday, July 10
Our day in Latvia showcases the rich Tallinn, Estonia
historical and cultural landmarks of this Today we set out for old town Tallinn, a
800-year-old Hanseatic river port that gained visual feast of soaring spires, towers, and
its independence in 1991. Separated by the turrets—the legacies of its founders and
Daugava River—the embarkation point for rulers: the Danes, Swedes, Germans, and
Viking travelers heading east—the modern Russians. Country-wide pride has brought

Riga
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Church of the Resurrection

© JD Massyn
The Hermitage

about a renaissance in restoration and recon- exploration. Founded by Peter the Great
struction since 1991 and Tallinn proudly in 1703, St. Petersburg remains a beautiful
proclaims itself the finest preserved city in Baltic seaport, spreading along the Neva
the Baltic. During a walking tour of upper River Delta and laced by 19 canals crossed by
Old Town we visit Palace Square, bordered 320 bridges. Highlights of our visit include
by the pink baroque Toompea Castle which St. Isaac Square with its grand cathedral
now houses the Estonian Parliament, and and Baroque palaces; the Winter Palace
the magnificent cupola-crowned Alexander houses Catherine the Great’s incomparable
Nevsky Cathedral. We also visit the oldest Hermitage Museum. A special tour show-
church in Estonia, the Gothic 13th-century cases this jewel of the city and its extensive
Dome Church. From a nearby viewpoint, the galleries of Italian and Spanish art, as well as
colorful city spreads out below us. Impressionist and modern art collections—
among the world’s finest. Its crowning glory,
In the lower Old Town we visit the Town Hall the Gold Room, houses a dazzling array of
Square, once a medieval marketplace; one of jewelry by Russian, European, and Asian
the oldest pharmacies in Europe, founded in craftsman, as well as the famous Scythian
1422; and stroll along St. Catherine’s Passage and Greek gold.
in the Latin Quarter, famous for its artisan
workshops. After lunch at a local restaurant, During our time here, we also drive across
we visit Kadriorg Park and Palace, built by the Neva River to the burial place of the tsars,
Peter the Great as a summer residence. We Peter and Paul Cathedral, its 18th-century
also visit Song Festival Grounds, whose roots domes dominating the skyline. We visit the
reach back nearly 140 years; the 16th-century spectacular Church of Resurrection, and
St.Bridget’s Convent; and the stunning drive along Russia’s most famous street, the
Russalka Monument, commemorating an Nevsky Prospect, lined with magnificent
1893 shipwreck and now a traditional part of palaces, churches, and theaters.
the local wedding ceremony where newly-
weds come to lay down their flowers. In the Tuesday, July 13
late afternoon we drive back to our ship along Helsinki, Finland
a lovely coastal route. After breakfast disembark and transfer
to the airport for your independent
Sunday & Monday, July 11 & 12 flight homeward.
St. Petersburg, Russia
We arrive in splendid St. Petersburg in
the early afternoon and enjoy two days of

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg


WILD & ANCIENT BRITAIN
Prior to Baltic Odyssey, from Plymouth to Edinburgh
June 17 – July 1, 2010
A perfect complement to the historic cities and towns of the Baltic, our Wild & Ancient Britain
voyage reveals the legacies of the Vikings, Celts, and Anglo-Saxons through the remains of
stunning Neolithic monuments and stone abbeys, while Arthurian legends come to life in the
heather-cloaked hillsides capped with silhouettes of castle ruins. Offshore, along the dramatic
windswept promontories and in the rocky islets that punctuate the coastline, the largest seabird
colonies in Europe present us with an unparalleled visual and auditory experience. Along the
way we’ll meet the hospitable residents of these fabled lands, and enjoy a pint in the local pub
or cup of tea in a cozy hamlet.

Among the many scenic highlights of this journey are excursions to Giant’s Causeway and
Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. By Zodiac we’ll explore the Saltee, Staffa, and Flannan
Islands to witness the millions of resident gannets, murres, and puffins, and we’ll explore
Fingal’s Cave, whose delightful formations inspired Mendelssohn to write an overture. We
ride the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain on the picturesque Isle of Man, stroll
through the magnificent gardens of Tresco Abbey, and savor the local scenes in a variety of
picture-perfect villages. We also visit superb archaeological sites such as Iron Age ruins in
the Shetlands, the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness in the Orkneys, Iona Abbey in the
Hebrides, and the beehive-shaped cleits, or storage cells, on St. Kilda.

Join us for this remarkable opportunity to explore two fascinating regions of northern Europe
during the longest days of the year. Please contact us for more information.

ISLAND SKY
Built in 1992 and recently renovated, the Island Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition
vessel. The ship carries 100 passengers in well-appointed outside cabins with ocean views. Each
cabin features two twin beds that can be reconfigured into one queen, a sitting area, en suite
bathroom, large wardrobes, vanity table, and excellent storage. A small refrigerator, television,
personal safe, hair dryer, assorted toiletries, and individually controlled air-conditioning and
heating are provided in every cabin. Public spaces include a large lounge, bar with piano,
library stocked with fiction and reference books along with a selection of games, and an
elegant single sitting dining room. Outside decks feature a bar, spa pool, and an aft sun deck
where meals are served in clement weather. Bridge visits on the Island Sky allow for the chance
to see her expert officers and crew at work. Ship’s Registry: Bahamas
allowance to cover possible increases from fuel costs or currency
TERMS & CONDITIONS fluctuations. Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may occur
and currencies do fluctuate around the world, it may be
1. Reservations: 25% of the expedition fare, along with a necessary for us to initiate a rate surcharge at any time before
completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place departure if there are exceptional cost increases beyond our
for you on this Zegrahm Holdings LLC, d/b/a Zegrahm control.
Expeditions (ZE), program. The balance of the expedition fare is 8. Itinerary Changes & Trip Delay: Itineraries are based on
due 120 days prior to departure. Air fare is also due at this time. information available at the time of printing and are subject
All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. to change. ZE reserves the right to change a program’s dates,
dollars. Credit cards accepted for deposit only. staff, itineraries, or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a
2. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Notification of cancella- trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather,
tion must be received in writing by ZE. At the time we receive road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention,
your written cancellation, the following penalties will apply: airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which ZE or
its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes
• 120 days or more prior to departure: is not included.
$500 per person
9. Itinerary Cancellation: ZE reserves the right to cancel an
• 60 through 119 days prior to departure: itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including
50% of expedition fare too few participants or logistical problems such as strikes,
wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances that may make
• 1 through 59 days prior to departure:
operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will
100% of expedition fare
be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of ZE’s
Some air fare may be nonrefundable. Once an expedition has liability. ZE is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip
departed, there will be no refunds from ZE for any unused members in preparing for the trip, including nonrefundable or
portions of the trip. The above policy also applies to all exten- penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport
sions and independent travel arrangements made in conjunction fees, or other trip-related expenses.
with this program.
10. Participation: ZE reserves the right to decline to accept any
3. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: We strongly individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interrup-
11. Limitations of Liability: This section defines ZE’s respon-
tion insurance as protection against an emergency that may force
sibility with respect to all of our trips, including extensions and
you to cancel or leave an expedition while it is in progress. A
independent arrangements. Please read it carefully.
brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of
your reservation. ZE, its Owners, Agents, and Employees give notice that
they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors, and
4. Share Policy: Accommodations on all ZE programs are
suppliers providing means of transportation and/or all other
based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish
related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever
to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you
caused for injury, loss, or damage to person or property in
whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we will always
connection with any service resulting directly from: acts
pair participants of the same sex. All shared accommodations are
of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from
nonsmoking. If it is not possible to pair you with a roommate,
quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of
you may be asked to pay a single supplement for the land portion
any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil
of the program.
disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations,
5. Medical Information: Participation in a ZE program and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over
requires that you be in generally good health. It is essential which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may
that persons with any medical problems and related dietary be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being
restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We of the passengers.
can counsel you on whether the expedition you have selected is
As described in item 7 above, all prices are subject to change.
appropriate for you.
As described in item 9 above, in the event that an expedition
The tour leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any
must be cancelled, ZE is not responsible for any personal
time during the tour if he or she feels the participant is physically
expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the program.
incapable and/or if a participant’s continued participation will
jeopardize either the individual involved or the group. There will Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket forms that
be no refund given under these circumstances. limit the ship owner’s and operator’s liability. When such tickets
are used, you are generally bound by the terms of these tickets
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with respect to your legal relationship to the owner and operators
for both checked and carry-on luggage, imposed by the airlines
of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew.
or as an operational requirement due to type of aircraft, will
apply for flights to/from/within this program. Specifications will On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor acknowledges
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WHAT TO EXPECT
For most activities, a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. You must be able to walk
distances of one to three miles, sometimes over rough and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones,
and climb stone steps that at times may not have handrails. Excursions are timed to depart when
temperatures will be most pleasant. During this time of year, temperatures will range from the
upper 60sºF during the day to the upper 40sºF and low 50sºF at night and we will enjoy long
hours of daylight. We will mail you a complete list of recommended clothing, essentials to bring,
and a suggested reading list approximately five months prior to departure. Participants will most
enjoy the remarkable opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure.
Note: We estimate you will be without your passport for one month while we work on procuring
your Russian visa. Visa kits will be mailed five months prior to departure.
Riga

EXPEDITION LEADERS
Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a
comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions,
and daily recaps.

Lia Oprea (Expedition Leader) – Lia’s love of travel has led her to travel widely around the
globe and, quite naturally, to a career in adventure travel, a trade she has plied for more than
a dozen years. During this time she has worked in several capacities, including cruise director
and expedition leader. Lia has traveled throughout much of the world with significant time
spent in the Mediterranean, Central America, Eastern Europe, and Indian Ocean. While not
in the field, Lia is Zegrahm & Eco Expedition’s director of field staffing.

Colleen Batey (Archaeological Institute of America lecturer) – Colleen’s childhood passion


for archaeology led her to Durham University where she received her doctorate. Her research
interests focus on the settlement and burial of Scandinavian settlers and she has excavated
extensively on Viking and Late Norse sites in Northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland
Islands, and more recently in Iceland. Since 2002 Colleen has been a lecturer in archae-
ology at the University of Glasgow and until 2008 was the finds research manager for the
Archaeological Institute of Iceland.

Paul Harris – Paul was born in England and graduated from Aberdeen University in politics
and international relations. He wrote his first book while he was still at university and has
now published more than 40 books, including several books of his photographs, which reflect
his extensive travels. He became a journalist by accident in June 1991 when his aircraft was
destroyed in a bombing attack on Ljubljana airport in Slovenia. For ten years he reported from
some of the most conflicted places in the world. He now lives in Malta, where he writes and
photographs and works as a political risk analyst.

Ian R. Stone – Ian attended the Universities of Manchester, London, and Cambridge and
has degrees in geology, history, and mathematics. He traveled the world, teaching in various
regions such as the Indian Ocean and Africa and later at the University of Kent at Canterbury
where he researched the history of the polar regions and the Crimean War. He has been a guest
lecturer on a large number of expedition cruises, having traveled very widely in both the Arctic
and the Antarctic, and in the Black and Baltic Seas.

Olga Stone – Olga first decided to become a pianist at the age of five and followed this ambi-
tion throughout her education in Simferopol in Crimea, Ukraine, which is her home town.
She graduated with distinction in piano from the Crimean Musical College and from Odessa
Conservatoire. She has performed in London and Manchester and several times in the Isle of
Man, as well as on board a large number of cruise ships, especially in the Black Sea and in the
Baltic. She has also traveled widely in both polar regions.

Jim Wilson – Jim hails from the city of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland and is a highly respected
ornithologist and ecologist with more than 30 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe,
Africa, and the Antarctic. He is a full-time freelance wildlife filmmaker, broadcaster, and the
author of three books—two on Irish birds and one on Irish whales and dolphins. Jim is heavily
involved in wildlife conservation in Ireland and was national chairman of Birdwatch Ireland,
Ireland’s equivalent of the Audubon Society.

Ron Wixman – Professor Ron Wixman, a specialist in world cultural geography, is well
versed in both the ancient and modern societies of the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe,
Japan, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. For 20 years, he spent the summers
living in the Balkans and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. At home in
Oregon, Ron is not only a well known professor at the University of Oregon, but he is also
a regular commentator on radio and television as an expert on religion, culture, geopolitics,
and ethnicity.
RESERVATION FORM
BALTIC ODYSSEY June 29 – July 13, 2010

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RATES
Category 1 $9,980 Category 5* $13,180
Category 2 $10,880 Category 6* $14,180
Category 3 $11,780 Single/Cat 2 $16,380
Category 4 $12,280 Single/Cat 3 $17,680

* Category 5 & 6 have balconies.


Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times
the share rate.
Included: Accommodations in our hotels and on board Island Sky as outlined in the itinerary; all
onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including
lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees;
all gratuities.
Not Included: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes;
transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance;
items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/
telephone charges.
Air Fare: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you
approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of May
2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,150 for New York / London /
Edinburgh – Helsinki / London / New York. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.
All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries
are subject to change.
Combination Voyage: You will receive $500 in savings if you continue your travels and combine this
voyage with our Wild & Ancient Britain voyage. Please contact our office for more information or to
receive a brochure.
RIGA, LATVIA

© Sonia Surguy
BALTIC ODYSSEY
SCOTLAND • GERMANY • DENMARK • POLAND • LITHUANIA • SWEDEN •
LATVIA • ESTONIA • RUSSIA • FINLAND

Aboard the Island Sky • June 29 – July 13, 2010

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Testimonials from our travelers…


An excellent cultural trip with wonderful leaders… As you can tell from my
many trips an emphatic Yes! to Zegrahm. –A. Gibson
Well conceived with very appropriate sites and knowledgeable competent
Zegrahm staff. All in all a memorable trip. –R. Kirby
A trip that stays in your memory for a very long time. I came, I saw, and I
visited with Zegrahm. –G. Desrosiers

Cover: Annchen von Tharau, Lithuania © Meja Travel; All other photos © VisitDenmark, Arctur, LTS Travel, Baltic Gateway, Meja Travel, except where noted.