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Colorful Baltic Capitals, St. Petersburg and Moscow

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 4,210.00 (double occupancy)
$ 6,045.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,870.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 3,575.00 (Child 07-12 years)

Dates:

Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018 
Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018 
Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 08, 2018 
Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018 
Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 
Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 
Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 04, 2018 
Sep 04, 2018 - Sep 12, 2018 
Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018 

Hotels:

 

  • Stockholm - Hotel At Six 5*
  • Deluxe cabin on board of the Tallink Silja Line ferry.
  • Tallin - Radisson Blu Sky Tallin Hotel 4*
  • Helsinki - Hotel Kämp 5*
  • St Petersburg - Angleterre 5* or Corinthia Palace 5*
  • Moscow - Intercontinental 5*

 

 

 

 

Included:

• 10 nights at hotels in standard double/twin
• 1 night on board of Tallink Silja Line Ferry (Outside Cabin);
• 11 Breakfasts – Buffet style
• 1 dinner
• Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 (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 Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg. For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective mono lingual local guide;
• Regular Arrival Transfer, from Stockholm Airport*
• Train ticket for journey Helsinki-St Petersburg, Train Allegro
• Train ticket for journey St Petersburg - Moscow, Train Sapsan
• Porter service at hotels, cruise and rail stations in Helsinki, Saint Petersburg (excluding day 1)

Optional Services:

VASA MUSEUM - $55 per person

Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship 
Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. Tour duration is 2 hours, includes entrance to Vasa museum with guided tour.

PETERHOFF PALACE AND PARK WITH FOUNTAINS - $80 per person

Take the opportunity to visit the Peterhof Palace, also known as 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 the waves 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 18-19th 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 sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art unique in the world, often called "Capital of Fountains". After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into 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 of northern Russia's capital for numerous Russian and foreign visitors. Duration - 4 hours

Itinerary:

Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki - St. Petersburg

Day 1  : Stockholm

Arrival in Stockholm Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult a welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held at 19:00, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program while enjoying a welcome drink. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 2  : Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing. The city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. The city embraces the unique character of the 13th century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm's islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where the archipelago, with its 30.000 islands awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small town personality. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water” and a sightseeing tour, which includes a walk in the Old Town and an visit to the City Hall, makes for a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets. The seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the Archbishop, will be seen during your stroll through Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to one of the city’s best known symbols, the City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls, where the great Nobel banquet is held. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Options: Vasa Museum after regular sightseeing
Day 3  : Stockholm - Tallinn (overnight ferry)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Tallinn.  Dinner will be served on board. Overnight onboard in deluxe cabin (B, D)

 

Day 4  : Tallinn

Breakfast is served on board before arrival to Tallinn. Private transfer to the hotel followed by a panoramic sightseeing tour, starting with a short tour by coach through the city centre and around the ancient city walls, ending up at Toompea Hill for the start of a walking tour of the Old Town. The walking tour of old town includes the Toompea Hill with the Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church. We will make a stop at the Viewer Square (panorama platform), onwards along Lühike Street to 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. We continue our walk along Pühavaimu Street to the Latin quarter of Tallinn Old Town where you will find open markets, studios and artisan shops. Then it’s a short walk back to the hotel where the tour ends. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 5  : Tallinn - Helsinki by ferry

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 to Helsinki, meet & greet with your local guide for a 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. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 6  : Helsinki – St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is 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 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 at St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

*June 5 and July 10 departures stay at Corinthia Hotel

Day 7  : 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 Senates Square, the Peter and Paul’s Fortress, the 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.

We end the city tour at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 8  : St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide to continue our adventure in this charming city. You will 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 that was 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 collections 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 is at leisure. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Peterhof Palace and Park with Fountains
Day 9  : St. Petersburg – Departure

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, Tverskaya. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 10  : Moscow

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, free time for lunch before we continue our visit of the city. The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure. Overnight in Moscow (B)

 

Day 11  : 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. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 12  : Moscow - departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Moscow Airport* (Please see notes for this service). (B)

Notes:

Please note! Regular Arrival transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from/to the airport  and only on the published official date of beginning & end 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. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.