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Northern Capitals

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

per person:
(double occupancy):
$ 1,870.00 (***[Tourist ])
$ 2,200.00 (**** [Deluxe])
$ 2,600.00 (***** [Superior Deluxe])

Dates:

Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 EVERY FRIDAY

Hotels:

4* centrally located

Included:

1 night in Stockholm
1 night ferry Stockholm - Riga
2 nights in Riga
2 nights in Tallinn
2 nights in St. Petersburg
Daily Breakfast
Dinners onboard
Sightseeing tours with an English speaking guide - per itinerary
All entrance and admission fees per itinerary
Airport/ Train Station / Port / Hotel transfers
All taxes and service charges

Highlights & Experience:

Overnight cruise Stockholm to Riga
Private walking city tour n Riga
Private transfer from Riga to Tallinn with sightseeing en route
Private walking city tour in Tallinn
Ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ferry Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
St. Petersburg City Tour
Hermitage Tour
Pushkin Tour (including St. Catherine Palace and Amber Room)
Petergoff Tour (Park, Palace and Fountains)
Visit to St. Isaac Cathedral

 

Optional Services:

Optional add-ons:
Private cty tours and transfers in Stockholm and Helsinki

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Friday - Stockholm

Arrive in Stockholm and transfer to your hotel by public shuttle. Free day to rest or explore on your own. Overnight in Stockholm 

 

 

Day 2  : Saturday - Stockholm, overnight ferry to Riga

Explore Stockholm on your own. Board M/S Romantika for an overnight cruise to Riga. The cruise departs at 17:00 (5:00pm). Overnight and dinner onboard (B, D)

Day 3  : Sunday - Riga

Breakfast onboard. AT 11:00am, meet our guide upon arrival in Riga at the sea terminal. Enjoy a 3H city tour of Riga featuring famous architectural and historical landmarks of medieval old town and stunning Art Nouveau architecture. The tour includes medieval Hanseatic Town, Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church, Dome Cathedral, and the Old Guild Houses. Hotel check-in after the tour. Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 4  : Monday - Riga - Sigulda - Parnu - Tallinn (private car)

After breakfast, at 10:00am, departure to Tallinn by private car with a stop in Gauja National Park, including visit to Turaida Castle and the ruins of the 13th century Crusader Castle in Sigulda. Drive further to Parnu, Estonian Summer Capital. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Arrival in Tallinn around 17:00 (5:00pm). Hotel check-in. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 5  : Tuesday - Tallinn

After breakfast a 4-hour walking tour of Old Tallinn, visiting the Old Town - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskij (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), the Old Guild, and St. Olaf's Church. Free afternoon. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 6  : Wednesday - Tallinn to Helsinki by speed boat, Helsinki to St. Petersburg by overnight ferry

After breakfast, take a speed ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. Arrrive Helsinki at 16:00 (4:00pm) Transfer to another ferry that leaves at 19:00 (7:00pm) to St. Petersburg. Dinner and overnight onboard. (B. D)

 

Day 7  : Thursday - St. Petersburg

Breakfast onboard. The ferry arrive to St. Petersburg at 9:00am. Today we will offer a private visa-free sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg. The guide will meet you at the sea terminal upon arrival. Start your tour with a driving overview of this amazing city often referred to as Venice of the North. You will see the historical part of the city, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Rosstrel Columns, the Winter Palace, Bronze Horseman, Strelka, stop on St. Isaac's Square, Peter-And-Paul Fortress, Spilled Blood Church and other famous landmarks historical and architectural landmarks.  In the afternoon you will visit the most spectacular Catherine Palace located in the town of Puhkin, 25-30km outside St. Petersburg.  Pushkin's palaces and parks were created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796. The main landmark is the Catherine Palace designed by Rastrelli. Amber Room is part of Catherine Palace exhibition. Pushkin's original name is Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar's Village). It was renamed in 1937 after Russia's famous poet who used to study here. After the tours the guide will drop you off at the hotel around 18:00 (6pm). Free evening or optional performances. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 8  : Friday - St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide in the lobby and continue yoir private sightseeing with a private tour of the Hermitage museum where you will explore the treasures of one of the richest world art collections of European masters (Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Titian, Rembrandt etc.). You will also take a special tour of The Winter Palace and view royal living rooms and gala halls. 

In the afternoon visit Peterhof  located on the southern shores of the Finnish Gulf, 14 miles away from St. Petersburg. The Grand Palace with its lavish interiors, gilded decorations, mirrors and paintings dominates the estate. The Park outside the Grand Palace is a kingdom of 144 unique fountains, all operating without the use of pumps by a combination of naturally generated water pressure and magic. Walking in the parking you will be amazed by the splendid beauty created by a man.  Your tour will end at the ferry terminal.

The ferry leaves St. Petersburg at 19:00 (7:00pm). Enjoy dinner and overnight onboard. (B, D)

Day 9  : Saturday - Helsinki

 08:00 Disembark in Helsinki (B). End of the tour

      

Notes:

RUSSIAN VISA IS NOT REQUIRED