PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 4,040.00 (double/twin occupancy )
$ 5,805.00 (single occupancy )
$ 3,715.00 (3rd person in extra bed sharing a double/twin room)
$ 3,435.00 ( Child under12 sharing room with parents)
Starting in Stockholm, this tour explores the capital of Sweden, Estonia, and Finland and continues to Russian capitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Explore a multi-colored blend of Scandinavian, Baltic and Russian cultures while enjoying 5* hotels and travel with an international group and an English-Spanish speaking guide. Local sightseeing is conducted in small groups with English speaking local guides.
Your tour of Scandinavia, Baltics and Russia starts today. Shared transfer from the airport to your hotel. Overnight in 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 inside visit to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, 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 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. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Stockhom.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, to Tallinn. Dinner will be served on board. Overnight onboard (B, D)
Breakfast on board before arrival to Tallinn. Panoramic city sightseeing of Tallinn, 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), and continue onwards towards the Lower Town and the Old Town Hall Square. 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).
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. Overnight in Helsinki (B)
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. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)
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 the 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. Overnight in Moscow (B)
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. Overnight in Moscow (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer Service to Moscow Airport