Come discover the history and natural beauty of the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia, the grandeur of St. Petersburg, Russia, and the eclectic charm of Helsinki, Finland. Your stay will take you through a stunning landscape of medieval cities and breathtaking scenery. For generations, music and song have played a significant role in the lives of the people who inhabit this landscape. Through song lyrics and music festivals, young and old alike unite here to celebrate their heritage and culture.
Begin in Latvia, a country that has made its presence clear in the musical world. Latvian composers Joseph Wihtol and Alfreds Kalnins and conductor Mariss Jansons have all played an important role in 20th century classical music. Latvia's capital, Riga, is considered to be the most vibrant city in the Baltic region. Continue on to Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic countries. Famous for its stunning seaside villages, verdant forests and marshlands, ancient medieval ruins, and song festival traditions, Estonia is a place of cultural and natural gems. Explore St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, brimming with monuments of architecture, art, and history. Conclude your tour in Helsinki, Finland's capital, a quirky Scandinavian city where the cutting edge and the historic intertwine.
Enjoy a concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, Russia, and Finland, and let yourself be immersed in all that Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, and Helsinki have to offer as you share your music with local people.