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Baltic Capitals and St. Petersburg Tour

13 days
12 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person:
$ 1,795.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,545.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for May 21 - Jun 28:
$ 95.00 (double occupancy)
$ 95.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jul 25 - Jul 02:
$ 95.00 (double occupancy)
$ 95.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jun 04 - Jun 18:
$ 190.00 (double occupancy)
$ 190.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 21, 2017 - Jun 02, 2017 
May 28, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017 
Jun 04, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 
Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 
Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 
Jun 25, 2017 - Jul 07, 2017 
Jul 02, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 
Jul 09, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 
Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 
Jul 23, 2017 - Aug 04, 2017 
Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017 
Aug 06, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 
Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 
Aug 20, 2017 - Sep 01, 2017 
Aug 27, 2017 - Sep 08, 2017 
Sep 03, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 
Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 

Hotels:

Vilnius - Radisson Blu Lietuva 4****
Riga - Radisson Blu Latvija 4****
Tallinn - Radisson Blu Olympia 4****
Helsinki - Hotel Glo Art 4****
St. Petersburg - Hotel "Sokos Vasilevsky" 4****

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

 

Included:

  • 12 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 12 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter-and-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Luggage Handling at the hotels

Other Tours to Consider

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN USD:

Transfer in Vilnius 25.00
4H Gauja National Park 60.00
3H Open Air Museum in Riga 50.00
Organ Concert at the Dome Cathedral 45.00
3H trip to Jurmala 50.00
Latvian Cuisine Dinner 50.00
3H Kadriorg Park and KUMU 50.00
Medieval dinner in Tallinn 50.00
3H Seurasaari Open-Air Museum 55.00
6H Lahemaa National Park 90.00
3H Seurasaari Open Air Museum 60.00
4H Pushkin with Catherine Palace 90.00
Folklore Show in St. Petersburg 65.00
4H Peterhof with Grand Palace and Park 97.00
3H Hermitage 65.00
Transfer in St. Petersburg 35.00

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS

Your Baltic tour starts in Vilnius. Arrival and optional transfer to hotel, check-in. Welcome meeting in the evening. Overnight in  Vilnius.

Options: Transfer
Day 2  : VILNIUS

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. In the morning enjoy a sightseeing city tour by bus and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

In the afternoon you have an opportunity to join an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully situated on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas. Overnight in  Vilnius (B)

Options: Excursion to Trakai, folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas
Day 3  : VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA

After breakfast we continue to Riga. The first stop enroute is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent baroque Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland, designed by a famous architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in hotel. Overnight in  Riga (B)

Day 4  : RIGA

Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: Trip to Gauja National Park and Sigulda, visit to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum, organ concert at the Dome Cathedral
Day 5  : RIGA

Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, 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. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: visit to Jurmala, Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest
Day 6  : RIGA - PARNU - TALLINN

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 hotel. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 7  : TALLINN

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity 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 Peppersack. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Options: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
Day 8  : TALLINN - HELSINKI

This day offers 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. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Options: Excursion to Lahemaa National Park with visit Palmse Manor, Sagadi Manor, Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum
Day 9  : HELSINKI

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 Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.  Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Options: Excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Day 10  : HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG

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.  Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 11  : ST. PETERSBURG

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 of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours 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. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) with Catherine Palace and Amber Room, evening folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace with champagne and snacks
Day 12  : ST. PETERSBURG

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 Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.r. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Fountains, Hermitage Art Museum, Russian cuisine dinner
Day 13  : DEPARTURE FROM ST. PETERSBURG

Optional transfer to the airport (B)

Options: Transfer