Baltic Vision– Baltics, Finland, Russia –7 days / 6 nights or 10 days / 9 nights, Tallinn - Baltic Sea Cruise - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Peterhof - Hermitage - Moscow ExtensionA blend of the charming Old Town of Tallinn, it's well preserved history and the Grandeur of St. Petersburg, the imperial city of the Czars. Explore history and culture of this region, the many palaces including Peterhof Palace and the State Hermitage. Visit Helsinki and enjoy the fascinating mixture of Swedish, Russian and International cultures! Add a 3-day Moscow extension with visit to Kremlin, Armory Chamber, Red Square and St Sophia Cathedral.
|Operation||July 6 - August 31, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
July 6, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
$1,650 per person in double room
$2,305 single room
$1,565 third person, extra bed, double room
10-day tour with Moscow Extention:
$2,710 per person in double room
$3,650 single room
$2,515 third person, extra bed, double room
6 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
6 x Breakfast buffet
1 x Luncheon as per program
Multilingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 7
All touring by private coach, with air-condition
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Visits, excursions and entrances as per itinerary
Guided city tours of Tallinn, Helsinki & St. Petersburg
Train ticket for journey Helsinki-St. Petersburg, Train Allegro
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Tallinn Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Pulkovo Airport*
Porter service at hotels
3-day Moscow extension, 10-day tour:
Multilingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 10
Train ticket for journey St. Petersburg- Moscow, Train Sapsan
3 nights accommodation ***** hotel
3 x Breakfast buffet
Privately guided Panorama tour
Moscow Metro stations
Privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber
Vorobievy (Lenin Hills)
Cruise on Moscow River
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Arrival & departure transfers
Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
Visa to Russia
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective mono linguallocal guide
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Tallinn & to the Airport in St. Petersburg/Moscow 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.
|Tour Options||Baltic Vision with Moscow Extension, 10 days, from $2710|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL TALLINN Thursday
Arrival to Tallinn 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 on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure.
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Tallinn and only on the official date of beginning 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.
Day 2 TALLINN (B) Friday
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet & greet by tour escort at the hotel lobby at 11:00 to receive information of the upcoming tour. Following this short meeting, we start a panoramic City sightseeing of this medieval capital. Starting at the Toompea Hill, we walk to its Castle, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church.
We will make a stop at the Viewer Square (panorama platform), onwards along Lühike Street to the Lower Town. Walk further through this historic part of Tallinn to the Old Town Hall Square, with views of the Old Town Hall, the Old Town Pharmacy house and the Church of the Holy Ghost. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 TALLINN - HELSINKI (B) Saturday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. The morning is at leisure until our transfer from the hotel to the Tallinn Ferry terminal. Travel across the Baltic Sea from Tallinn to Helsinki.
On arrival in Helsinki, meet & greet with your local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing 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 colorful Market Square by the sea in the South Harbour, 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. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church ' called the "Rock Church" as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies). The tour ends at the hotel for check-in.
Day 4 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (B) Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. After noon, transfer to Helsinki's International Rail Station, where we will board the Allegro Train bound for St. Petersburg, a city founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Also known to the world as the "Northern Capital of Russia" and the "the Venice of the North",
St. Petersburg was virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s Stalinist reconstruction, and its downtown dazzles the eye of the visitor with splendid palaces, stylish monuments, straight avenues, beautiful bridges and other attractions. St. Petersburg is filled with history and mystery.
Arrival in St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Day 5 ST. PETERSBURG (B) Monday
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect - the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senates Square, the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the "Spilled Blood" and the Nikolsky Cathedral. The city tour ends at the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours.
Day 6 ST. PETERSBURG (B, L) Tuesday
Breakfast at the hotel. We depart for a full day excursion, which includes Peterhof, the palace of the "Sea God". Its fountains and parks are an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19 Centuries.
At noon we will have lunch at a local restaurant after which we return to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil before we visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. Today the Museum is creating a digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The tour ends at the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE OR MOSCOW EXTENSION (B) Wednesday
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport*.
*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Pulkovo 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.
For those continuing onto the 10-day Moscow extention: Private transfer including tour leader from your hotel to the Railway station, where you will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow. Porter service is provided at the Railway stations in St Petersburg & Moscow. This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival in Moscow and transfer to Intercontinental Tverskaya Hotel, located on the main avenue of the city, Tverskaya. The evening at leisure.
Day 8 MOSCOW (B, L) Thursday
Breakfast at hotel. This morning starts with a full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow. We will see many ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15 Century, many of them having been restored or even built again; beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; buildings of late Soviet architecture such as the Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games. Moscow, with its some 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic.
We will visit the historic centre of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. We will also see the modern part of the city, which includes the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) - the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city and Poklonnaya Hill where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War Two. During this visit we will also experience a tour of one of Moscow's beautiful Metro stations, a highlight in itself and a must do when visiting Moscow.
After the Metro visit, we continue with a cruise on the Moscow River (including lunch on board) starting in the city Centre including panoramic views of Kremlin, Novodevichy convent, Sparrow Hills, Cathedral of the Saviour Christ, the White House of the Russian Federation and much more. Rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
DAY 9 MOSCOW (B) Friday
Breakfast at hotel. We meet our local guide for a half day excursion, which includes a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber. During this tour we will walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. The word Kremlin (Kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow's is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defences after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490s, though they have been frequently restored. We end the tour at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 10 MOSCOW DEPARTURE (B) Saturday
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Moscow Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).
*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Moscow 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.