Baltic Essence

Baltic Essence– Baltics, Finland, Sweden –6 days / 5 nights, Helsinki - Cruise to Tallinn - Cruise to StockholmBaltic Essence, a combination of culture and historic highlights in the Baltic. Enjoy Helsinki on a panoramic city tour of "The Daughter of the Baltic Sea". Continue on a 2-hour cruise across the Baltic Sea to historic Tallinn; your walking tour includes the Old Town, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Toompea Hill and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Overnight cruise to Stockholm; discover its medieval Old Town "Gamla Stan", City Hall and Fjällgatan.

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Operation May 15- August 28, 2017
Departure Guaranteed departures 2017:
May 15
June 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 14, 28
Price from $795 per person in double room
from $1,175single room
from $745 3rd person in extra bed sharing a double/twin room
Included 4 nights at hotels mentioned in standard dbl/twin rooms with private facilities
Buffet breakfast daily
1 night on board of Tallink Silja Line cruise, inside cabin
English speaking tour escort from day 1 to day 05 inclusive
All touring by first class private coach
Sightseeing as per program
Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
Panoramic City tours in the cities of Helsinki, Tallinn & Stockholm
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Helsinki Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport*
Porter service at hotels, excluding day 1 and 6
Not Included International airfare & airport taxes
Gratuities
Alcoholic beverages
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
Please Note *Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Helsinki & to the Airport in Stockholm and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers;
therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
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Day 1 ARRIVAL HELSINKI Arrival to Helsinki Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel * for check-in ( Please see notes below for this service ).

Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure .

*Important Note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Helsinki and only on the official date of beginning the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

Scandic Grand Marina ****

Day 2 HELSINKI - TALLINN (B) Breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with meeting your local guide for a 2-hour panoramic city tour of the capital of Finland, also known as "The Daughter of the Baltic Sea". The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and Lutheran Cathedral - all displaying neo-classical architecture of the 1840's, the colourful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park and diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. The tour also includes, when possible, a visit to Temppeliaukio Church - called the "Rock Church" as it is carved into solid rock.

The visit will end at the pier, where you will board Tallink Silja Line Cruise for an approximate 2-hour crossing to Tallinn. Transfer to the hotel followed by a 2-hour panoramic city tour of the Old Town. A walking tour includes visits to the Toompea Hill with its Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church. We stop at the Viewer Square (panorama platform). We continue along Lühike Street to the lower part of the city.

Walk through this historic area of Tallinn until we reach the City Hall, where the Old Farm and the Church of the Holy Spirit are also located. Continue along Pühavaimu Street approaching the Italian and Latin neighborhood of the city, where there are street markets, studios and craft shops. The visit ends at the hotel. Afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Tallinn****

Day 3 TALLINN - STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the overnight cruise of Tallink Silja line, crossing the Baltic Sea, to Stockholm. Dinner is not included.

Onboard Tallink Silja Line Cruise, Inside Cabin

Day 4 ARRIVAL STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast on board. After disembarking, we meet a local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour panoramic city tour of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The city of Stockholm, built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, embraces a unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture.

Stockholm's islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east, where the archipelago with its 30.000 islands awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small town personality. Its handy size with short walking distances makes it easy to cover a lot in a short amount of time.

Stockholm is proudly called "Beauty on Water" and the sightseeing tour, which includes a walk through the Old Town, passing the City Hall where the Nobel festivities take place, makes for a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through narrow streets. You will see the seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, seat of the archbishop, during your stroll through Old Town and get a chance to see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place.

We will also stop at Fjällgatan, where you will be able to enjoy the best view of Stockholm. (No entrances included). The tour ends at the hotel.The afternoon is at leisure.

Marriot Courtyard Hotel

Day 5 STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures.

Marriot Courtyard Hotel

Day 6 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Stockholm Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Stockholm Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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