The Baltic Crescent

Scandinavia + The Baltic States

Anytime you want!

The Baltic Crescent

Scandinavia + The Baltic States

Anytime you want!

The Baltic Crescent

Scandinavia + The Baltic States

Anytime you want!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Oslo, Norway

Stockholm, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland

Tallinn, Estonia

Riga, Latvia

Vilnius, Lithuania

We invite you to repeat our successful Summer 2015 and Autumn 2017 trips to the Baltic Crescent!

 

 Week 1: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

Kick off the adventure in the canals of Copenhagen, Denmark, one of Europe’s oldest capitals and edgiest cities. After crossing the North Sea, we’ll traverse the modern Viking city of Oslo, Norway, before taking a boat ride to one of the country’s grand fjords. Amble along the colorful buildings and shimmering waters of Stockholm, Sweden, before delving into the world-famous subterranean art of the city’s metro. Finally, imagine living among hobbits in Suomenlinna, an ancient sea fortress that looks like it came straight out of The Shire from “The Lord of the Rings.” 

 Week 2: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Cross the Gulf of Finland and seek the road less traveled in three incredible UNESCO World Heritage towns. Lose yourself in the medieval capital of Tallinn, Estonia. Marvel at the unique art-nouveau architecture of Riga, Latvia. Feel your spine tingle when you stumble upon the eerie Hill of Crosses by Siauliai, Lithuania. Watch the world by on a midsummer evening in Vilnius. Then its off to the moated castle of Trakai before we say our good-byes back in Vilnius. 

Destination Arrival
1 Copenhagen, Denmark August 8, 2015
2 Helsingør, Denmark August 9, 2015
3 North Sea, August 10, 2015
4 Oslo, Norway August 11, 2015
5 Stockholm, Sweden August 12, 2015
6 Baltic Sea, August 16, 2015
7 Helsinki, Finland August 17, 2015
8 Gulf of Finland, August 17, 2015
9 Tallinn, Estonia August 18, 2015
10 Ainazi, Latvia August 19, 2015
11 Riga, Latvia August 20, 2015
12 Siauliai, Lithuania August 21, 2015
13 Vilnius, Lithuania August 22, 2015
14 Trakai, Lithuania August 23, 2015
15 Minsk, Belarus August 24, 2015
Remarks from previous trips: “Calvin, just wanted to say thank you so much for another amazing trip. I just read your latest post, it’s beautiful. I’m thankful to be part of these experiences with you and really appreciate all that you do. Mad love bro.” – Alice Tsui

“Went on my second trip with the Monsoon Diaries (first being the Route 66 Road Trip) to Scandinavia and came back with so many awesome memories and friendships that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. This was a part of Europe that I may not have otherwise visited and I’m glad I got to experience the culture, food, and sights of these amazing countries. Definitely looking forward to future trips with The Monsoon Diaries!” – Kel Sage

“Holy shit! That about sums it up….just wanted to spell it out on behalf of me and Joyce: awesome job. Calvin for being the cool big bro I’ve always wanted and Jen for being a caring big sis (because the world could always use more of those!)–also note I avoided any mom/dad denominations.

Traveling may be a hobby but what you two do is truly a public service. Keep it up (gig) and hope to see you around NY.” – Joshua Zhang

“I’m home I’m safe I’m happy I’m sick like a dog but I had a BLAST. Thanks Monsoon [Diaries] for taking me out my comfort zone.” – Ms. Duncan

“It was great to meet everyone, thank you so much for making this trip incredible! Of course, biggest thanks to Jenn and Calvin for putting this together and making it all possible! Keep in touch everyone and see you in NYC soon for a reunion!” – Joyce Zhang

“Thanks [The Monsoon Diaries and Map&Move] for everything during this insane, hilarious, awesome and memorable trip.” – Ambrose Chu

“I will miss you folks. Thank you so much for your kindness and making me immediately feel like a part of the framily. I hope we keep in touch and wish you all safe and wonderful continued travels. Looking forward to sharing photos and more. . . . The thanks are to you and Jenn for all you have and continue to do with leading us.” – Nadi Kaonga

“Echoing the same sentiments as everyone else here. Thank you so much for such a fun week. I’m super glad to have met all of you and let’s definitely hang out / keep in touch!” – Christina Ren

“So awesome to meet everyone!  Definitely looking forward to a reunion.” – Kel Sage

“It was great meeting all of you guys. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Expecting a lot of great pics during the week.” – Eric Huynh

“Thank you both so much for organizing the Scandinavia trip! I really appreciate all of your hard work and effort…Enjoy the rest of your trip and again, thank you! 😘 Katy” – Katy Budge

This is a trip that was planned and led by The Monsoon Diaries in 2015 and 2017. Crediting to that trip’s enormous success, we are happy to sponsor this as a recurring trip whenever you choose to go. Depending on the timing of the trip, there may or may not be an MD staff present as a guide, but there should not be a limiting factor for the trip.

Week 1

$800/pax
  • Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland!

Week 2

$750/pax
  • The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania!

Price inclusive of:

  • All Transport between cities including all rail, buses and ferries
  • All Accommodation
  • Listed itinerary
  • Guide fees
  • Some museum entry fees

Price exclusive of:

  • International Flights
  • Food & Drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Public transportation
  • Optional activities/day-tours/excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa Fees (although we will advise you depending on your passport and country of residence)

Our Previously Organized Independent Tours

August 8-24, 2015

Monsooners: Jennifer “Mom” Li, Dave “Responsible Uncle” Zhou, Jamie “Jamilah” Jimenez, Emily “Meathead” Chen, Jennifer “YAY” Yeh, William “Whale Meat” Lau, Ambrose “Celtic” Chu, Nadi “Better Late Than Never” Kaonga, Eric “Flow” Huynh, Teresa “T” Thong, Vivian “V” Cheng, Kelly “Skyscraper” Joo, Shannon “Six-Shootin’ American Idol” Murphy, Katy “Texan Belle” Budge, Michelle “Kindergarden Cop” Duncan, Alex “Athos” Wang, Jack “Porthos” He, Will “Aramis” Chen, Kel “D’artagnan” Sage, Alice “Club Alice” Tsui, Jeffrey “The Wise Man” O’Neill, Joyce “Telepath” Zhang, Joshua “Blynines” Zhang, Christina “Tamer Of The Whale Meat” Ren, Tara Densmore, Tamara Densmore

Remarks: “Calvin, just wanted to say thank you so much for another amazing trip. I just read your latest post, it’s beautiful. I’m thankful to be part of these experiences with you and really appreciate all that you do. Mad love bro.” – Alice Tsui

“Went on my second trip with the Monsoon Diaries (first being the Route 66 Road Trip) to Scandinavia and came back with so many awesome memories and friendships that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. This was a part of Europe that I may not have otherwise visited and I’m glad I got to experience the culture, food, and sights of these amazing countries. Definitely looking forward to future trips with The Monsoon Diaries!” – Kel Sage

“Holy shit! That about sums it up….just wanted to spell it out on behalf of me and Joyce: awesome job. Calvin for being the cool big bro I’ve always wanted and Jen for being a caring big sis (because the world could always use more of those!)–also note I avoided any mom/dad denominations.

Traveling may be a hobby but what you two do is truly a public service. Keep it up (gig) and hope to see you around NY.” – Joshua Zhang

“I’m home I’m safe I’m happy I’m sick like a dog but I had a BLAST. Thanks Monsoon [Diaries] for taking me out my comfort zone.” – Ms. Duncan

“It was great to meet everyone, thank you so much for making this trip incredible! Of course, biggest thanks to Jenn and Calvin for putting this together and making it all possible! Keep in touch everyone and see you in NYC soon for a reunion!” – Joyce Zhang

“Thanks [The Monsoon Diaries and Map&Move] for everything during this insane, hilarious, awesome and memorable trip.” – Ambrose Chu

“I will miss you folks. Thank you so much for your kindness and making me immediately feel like a part of the framily. I hope we keep in touch and wish you all safe and wonderful continued travels. Looking forward to sharing photos and more. . . . The thanks are to you and Jenn for all you have and continue to do with leading us.” – Nadi Kaonga

“Echoing the same sentiments as everyone else here. Thank you so much for such a fun week. I’m super glad to have met all of you and let’s definitely hang out / keep in touch!” – Christina Ren

“So awesome to meet everyone!  Definitely looking forward to a reunion.” – Kel Sage

“It was great meeting all of you guys. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Expecting a lot of great pics during the week.” – Eric Huynh

“Thank you both so much for organizing the Scandinavia trip! I really appreciate all of your hard work and effort…Enjoy the rest of your trip and again, thank you! 😘 Katy” – Katy Budge

October 14-29, 2017

Monsooners: Taylan “You Do You” Stulting (Leader), Rupa “I’m Over It” Patel, Carol “Wang Wang” Wong

Remarks: “FYI Rupa, Carol and I made a pact that when you [Calvin] do Madagascar, we’re all going.” – Taylan Stulting

“I had a lot of fun. Definitely a memorable trip. Taylan is fantastic and awww… so responsible and detail oriented!” – Carol Wong

“Everything went well! Taylan was freaking awesome. Waiting for their next trip / monsoon!!” – Rupa Patel

“Big shout out to Carol and Rupa for being part of my first Monsoon as a trip leader. . . .big shout out to Calvin and The Monsoon Diaries for helping make this happen. It was an amazing experience getting to know both of you and get my feet wet (both literally and metaphorically) with trying out this tour guide thing, which I loved: Farewell My Friends.

I’m beginning to plan another trip to lead with The Monsoon Diaries for sometime next spring – possibly involving part of the Silk Road so stayed tuned!” – Taylan Stulting

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