Escorted TourFinland, Baltics, and Russia
From $1,535 USD
May 13 - September 9, 2020
10 Days / 9 Nights
Our Baltic Capitals tour visits Old towns of Riga and Tallinn. Cruise the Finnish archipelago to Helsinki, stop at Vyborg Castle on way to St. Petersburg.
Escorted tour to the Baltic Capitals, a great introduction to three Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, rapidly growing tourism destination in Northern Europe. Discover the wealth of history and cultural diversity around the Baltic Sea. Visit the Old Towns, their historical centers, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, featuring castles, medieval lanes, cathedrals and churches with incredible architecture, history and culture.
May 13 - September 9, 2020
Guaranteed departures 2020:
May 13, 27
June 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9
- May - June (White nights)
- from $1,665 per person in double room
- from $2,295 single room
- July - September 2019
- from $1,535 per person in double room
- from $2,195 single room
- 9 nights accommodation at centrally located 4-star hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
- Personalized welcome package
- Entrance to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
- Entrance to Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
- Entrance to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
- Service of English and German speaking tour escort
- Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout
- Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki one-way (2nd class)
- Luggage handling at the hotels
- Service and VAT
- International airfare & airport taxes
- Arrival & departure transfers
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
- Alcoholic beverages
- Transfer airport to Hotel Wellton Riverside, Riga
- 4-hour excursion to Jurmala
- Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest
- 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU Art Museum
- Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv
- 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park
- with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress
- Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve
- 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine's Palace
- Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
- 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
- 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
- Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
- Transfer Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky to airport
- Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea on Day 1, 2, 3 & 4
and Day 7, 8 & 9
Day 1 ARRIVAL RIGA
Arrival in Riga, optional transfer to Hotel Wellton Riverside**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Day 2 RIGA (B)
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.
The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.
Day 3 RIGA - TALLINN (B)
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check- in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
Day 4 TALLINN (B)
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.
In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its
collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.
Day 5 TALLINN - HELSINKI (B)
This day offers first an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum.
After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.
Hotel Glo Art****
Day 6 HELSINKI (B)
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18 th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.
The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve.
Hotel Glo Art****
Day 7 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG (B)
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo- stop at Vyborg Castle.
In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
Day 8 ST. PETERSBURG (B)
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title "The Venice of the North". During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg's tri-centennial celebrations.
In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne"” and snacks.
Day 9 ST. PETERSBURG (B)
The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered.
In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.
Day 10 ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Optional transfer to the airport.