Pearls of the Baltic
Pearls of the Baltic– Finland, Russia, Sweden –8 days / 7 nights, Stockholm - Baltic Sea Cruise- Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Hermitage - Winter Palace - PeterhofPearls of Scandinavia and Russia, an escorted 8-days tour to the bustling Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Helsinki, both surrounded by beautiful archipelagos. Cruise on Silja Line across the Baltic Sea; journey by high-speed Allegro train from Helsinki to historic St. Petersburg. Experience history and legacies of the czars, view masterpieces in the Hermitage Art Museum, marvel at Palaces, Cathedrals and Peterhof's Grand Palace with Gardens.
|Operation||July 25 - August 1, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departure 2017:
|Price||from $2,965 per person in double
from $3,660 single room
|Included||7 nights Stockholm - St. Petersburg
6 nights accommodation in centrally located first class hotels
All rooms with private facilities
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
Daily 3-course dinner or buffet dinner (except on second night in Stockholm)
1 x Lunch box on train Helsinki - St. Petersburg
4 hours guided tour of Stockholm
3 hours guided tour of Helsinki
Overnight cruise Silja Line, Stockholm - Helsinki
2-berth Seaside cabin with shower/toilet
Dinner and buffet breakfast on board
All entrance fees as per itinerary
Dinner and buffet breakfast on board
Allegro Train Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Coach transfers between hotels and railway station
3 hours city tour of St. Petersburg
Visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral
Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
Pushkin, Catherine's Palace
Excursion to Peterhof
All entrance fees
Hydrofoil Peterhof - St. Petersburg
1 hour guided Canal tour
Folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace
Snacks during intermission
Dinner at local restaurant
Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc.
English-speaking tour escort throughout
Luggage handling at all hotels while with the group
Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days of tour*
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Russian Visa fee
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||*Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.
These tours are organized by our Associate Partners in Copenhagen. In order to offer a greater variety of tour options, the programs allow for participants to join or depart from the tour in various transit locations. We do hope that the possible change of group participants does not cause any inconvenience as it is meant to offer a greater variety of travel experiences to travelers.
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Day 1 ARRIVAL STOCKHOLM (D) Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Your tour escort will meet you at your hotel during the evening. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs in the hotel lobby.
Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B) The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign.
Day 3 STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI (B, D) Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line.
17.00 hrs: Departure from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the picturesque Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/toilet.
We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.
Onboard Silja Line, seaside cabin
Day 4 HELSINKI (B, D) Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more.
During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Dinner and accommodation at the Haven Hotel, a first-class hotel conveniently located in the centre of Helsinki.
Day 5 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. Departure from Helsinki on train "Allegro" for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train.
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with 1 hour's guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac's Cathedral.
Welcome dinner including shot of vodka and 1 glass wine, and accommodation at Ambassador Baltic Club Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city centre, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.
Day 6 ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and Lower Parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.
Day 7 ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Buffet breakfast at hotel and transfer to town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine's Palace including the famous Amber room. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch 3 hours tour of the city by coach with local Englishspeaking guide.
St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges and the tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil's Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress.
This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar. Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.
Day 8 ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE (B) Your tour ends after breakfast at the hotel with transfers to St. Petersburg Airport to connect with homeward flights.