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Tour of the Baltic Capitals and Russia - Baltic Colors

10 days
9 nights

Rates

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 3,025.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 4,075.00 (single occupancy )
$ 2,810.00 (triple occupancy)
$ 2,560.00 (child under 12 sharing with 2 adults)

Dates:

Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 sold
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017 on request
Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 
Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 on request
Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 
Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 on request
Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017 
Aug 31, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017 

Hotels:

Tallin - Radisson Blu Sky Tallin Hotel 5*
Helsinki - Hotel Käm 5*
St.Petersburg - Belmond Grand Hotel Europa 5*
Moscow - Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya 5*

Included:

  • 06/09 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms
  • 06/09 Breakfasts–Buffet style
  • 1 lunch (as per program), 2 lunches with Moscow extension
  • Bi-lingual tour escort  (English-Spanish or Portuguese);
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program;
  • Guided tours in the cities of Tallinn, Helsinki, St.Petersburg (and Moscow). For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide;
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Tallinn Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Pulkovo Airport*(to Moscow Airport only for Moscow extension)
  • Train ticket for journey Helsinki-St. Petersburg, Train Allegro
  • Train ticket for journey St. Petersburg- Moscow, Train Sapsan (only for Moscow extension);
  • Porter service at the hotels and rail stations in Helsinki, St.Petersburg and Moscow (excluding first and last days)

Itinerary:

Combined Tour of the Baltic Capitals and Russia's St. Petersburg and Moscow

Starting in Tallinn, this tour explores Baltic capitals of Estonia, Finland, St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia. Enjoy medieval Tallinn with its well-preserved history. Continue to Finland and explore Helsinki, before you continue by train to Russia where you visit St. Petersburg and Moscow. This tour offers a perfect blend of Scandinavian and Russian culture. Stay in 5* hotels. The group travels with a multilingual (English and Spanish tour escort pharmacie hommes). For local tours the group is divided into smaller subgroups with one language speaking guide.

Day 1  : Arrival in Tallinn

Your tour starts with Baltic Capitals. Arrival to Tallinn  Airport, meet & greet by Tour Operator English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to  the  hotel for check-in. 
*(Please  see notes below  for  this  service).
Please consult the Tour Operator welcome letter, which you  will  receive up on  check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure.
*IMPORTANT  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 shared transfers  are  escorted  by  an  English-speaking  representative. Minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

Day 2  : Tallin

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. We will  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

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 and  enjoy  the  scenery  on  the  fast  ferry  ride  from  Tallinn  to  Helsinki.  On arrival  in  Helsinki,  meet  &  greet  by  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 neoclassical 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

Today our tour of the Baltic Capitals continues to Russia. 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  Tzar  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

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 Senate 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

Breakfast  at  the  hotel.  We  meet  our  local  guide  for  a  full  day  excursion, which includes Peterhof, the palace of the Sea God. Here the fountains are not  mere accessories:  they  are  the  essence  of  the  place.  They  are  the symbolic  expression  of  the  sea's  dominion,  the  mist  that  rises  from  thewaves as they surge against its shores. The world-famous palace, fountain and  park  ensemble  of  Peterhof,  is  an  outstanding  landmark  of  Russian artistic culture from the 18th-19th Centuries. Founded in the very beginning of  the  eighteenth  Century  by  Emperor  Peter  the  Great,  not  far  from  his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Credit for its creation should go to a great number of eminent architects,  artists,  and  anonymous  folk  craftsmen.  Its  wonderful  parks,  176  fountains  of  various  forms  and styles,  and  four cascades,  majestic  palaces,  numerous  gilded  statues  of  ancient  gods  and  heroes,  remarkable collections of sculptures, paintings and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art unique in the world and often called "Capital of Fountains. After  1917  the  Peterhof  ensemble  was  taken  into  state  custody  and  turned  into  an  architecture  and  art museum. Nowadays, due to the unforgettable beauty of its fountains, parks and palaces, Peterhof has become the  most  attractive  suburban  royal  park  and  palace  ensemble  in  the  northern  Russian  capital,  for  numerous Russian and foreign visitors. 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. The leading role in this unique architectural  ensemble is played  by  the  Winter Palace,  the  residence  of  the  Russian  Tsars,  built  to the  design  of  Francesco  Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th  Centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the  General  Staff  building,  the Menshikov  Palace  and  the  recently  constructed  Repository.  Put  together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collection of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) presents the  development  of  world  culture  and  art  from  the  Stone  Age  to  the  20th  Century.  Today  the  Museum  is creating  a  digital  self-portrait  to  be  displayed  around  the  world.  The  tour  ends  at  the  hotel.  The  evening  at leisure. Breakfast at the hotel. A Tour Operator  English-speaking  representative  will  meet  you  for  the Regular  Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport
*(Please see notes below for this service).
*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 Tour Operator and are shared  with other fellow passengers;  therefore,  minor  waiting time at the airport may occur. 

Day 7  : St. Petersburg – Departure or St. Petersburg-Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. A Tour Operator English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport
*(Please see notes below for this service).*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 Tour Operator and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

NOTE:  Your  tour  escort  will  continue  its  services  until  the  end  of  the  tour  in Moscow. Transfer  with  local  guide  from  your  hotel  to  the  Railway  station,  where  we will  board  the  Sapsan  Train  bound  for  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, verskaya. The evening at leisure. 

Day 8  : Moscow

MOSCOW EXTENSION

Breakfast  at  the  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  15th  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.  The  rest  of  the  afternoon  and evening are at leisure.                                            

Day 9  : Moscow

Breakfast  at  the  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

MOSCOW EXTENSION

Breakfast at the hotel. A Tour Operator 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 Tour Operator  and  are  shared  with  other  fellow  passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. 

Notes:

Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available on the published official 1st and last day of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.