The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia

Description

 

Days: 16

Description: Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, Sweden.

Vacation Overview

On this Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour package, you’ll journey from Denmark to Sweden traveling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you’ll experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm.

Enjoy included sightseeing of the must-see attractions in many of the cities you’ll visit on your affordable tour of the Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 11th century and with historic buildings that are gothic, renaissance, baroque, and classical styles. In Riga, walk through the Old City, founded in 1201 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.

Walk through Tallinn’s Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, a Local Guide will introduce you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki’s sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852.

Your affordable tour includes an overnight cruise—with music, dancing, and shopping on board—from Helsinki to Stockholm and a 2-hour ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany. Visit Latvia’s 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your budget-minded Baltic, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoilt with scenic landscapes.

Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on your fantastic, yet affordable, Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour. It’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to experience it

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Dinner

Day 2 COPENHAGEN–FERRY CROSSING–BERLIN, GERMANY

A morning of sightseeing with a local guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the LITTLE MERMAID statue and the rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head for Gedser for the 2-hour FERRY crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.

Breakfast

Day 3 BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 4 POZNAN–WARSAW

Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic center, and you’ll see why Warsaw is considered to be a phoenix “par excellence,” as European cities go.

Breakfast

Day 5 WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 6 VILNIUS

On the included sightseeing walk, discover the historic streets of the OLD TOWN. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional folklore dinner?

Breakfast

Day 7 VILNIUS–PILSRUNDALE, LATVIA–RIGA

An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque PALACE OF RUNDALE, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga.

Breakfast             Lunch

Day 8 RIGA

On the included tour of the OLD CITY with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town center. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 9 RIGA–PÅRNU, ESTONIA–TALLINN

Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.

Breakfast

Day 10 TALLINN

Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 11 TALLINN–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city.

Breakfast             Lunch    Dinner

Day 12 ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. The included city tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty.

Breakfast

Day 13   ST. PETERSBURG–VYBORG–HELSINKI, FINLAND

Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki.

Breakfast

Day 14   HELSINKI–OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the FERRY to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping.

Breakfast

Day 15   STOCKHOLM

Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. The best way to see and appreciate the highlights of Sweden’s capital is to join the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 16   STOCKHOLM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

COPENHAGEN

Guided city tour

GEDSER-ROSTOCK

Ferry crossing

BERLIN & WARSAW

Visit

VILNIUS

Guided city tour

PILSRUNDALE

Visit the Palace of Rundale

RIGA

Guided walking tour

PARNU

Visit

TALLINN

Guided walking tour

PETERSBURG

Guided city tour

HELSINKI

Guided city tour

HELSINKI-STOCKHOLM

Overnight ferry

STOCKHOLM

Guided city tour

Headsets throughout the tour

Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at time of booking.

Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 7 dinners

Hotels

Copenhagen

Park Inn Copenhagen Airport

Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport is located close to the airport and 500 meters from the beach. City Centre is only 10 min away by metro and the metro station Femøren is right next to the hotel.

Scandic Sluleholmen Copenhagen

First Hotel Copenhagen is located 5 km from Copenhagen City Centre in Sydhavnen, close to the motorway and only 15 minutes in a bus to city centre.

Berlin

Abba Berlin

Contemporary designed hotel, combining elegance and sophistication with modern facilities, located in the center of Berlin.

NH Alexanderplatz

Striking a balance between quiet, restful retreat and a vibrant business destination, the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz hotel features 225 newly redecorated guest rooms directly in the center of the dynamic city of Berlin. With just a few minutes’ walk, guests can access major transportation centers, the gateways to all of the sights and attractions of Berlin. Alexanderplatz boasts Berlin’s famous television tower and the upscale shopping of Alexa. The beautiful urban oasis Volkspark Friedrichshain can be found just across the street, with green paths that tempt joggers and sightseers alike.

Poznan

Altus

Housed in a distinctive high-rise building in the Alpha business complex, this sophisticated 109-room hotel is close to the main railway station and the old market square. There is a contemporary restaurant and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Warsaw

Metropol Hotel

Boasting a central location with 191 modern guest rooms in the heart of the new part of Warsaw. Facilities include Free Wi-Fi Internet access, a stylish Bistro and snazzy Jazz bar.

Vilnius

Hotel Grata

The hotel is located in the city center. It is a superior-tourist class hotel with 101 rooms. The rooms are an environmentally friendly combination of modern comfort and technology.

Riga

Wellton Riga

Centrally located in the heart of the Old Town this modern 174-room property boasts a beautifully decorated SPA with sauna, steam room and swimming pool (an additional charge for entry to the SPA is payable locally). The in-house Tapas restaurant also serves a selection of European & Latvian dishes and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

Tallinn

Kreutzwald

The hotel recently completed a throughout renovation, which has retained the buildings’ historical authenticity and at the same time added a firm measurement of innovative design and modern comfort to the historical ambience.

St. Petersburg

Sokos Olympia Garden

First-Class

Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden is a modern and cozy hotel near the city center. The hotel is located in a leafy park along one of the city’s main roads, Moskovsky Prospekt, which leads directly to Pulkovo International Airport.

Helsinki

Scandic Park

The Scandic Park hotel is located only a short walk away from the city centre of Helsinki. It is the perfect base for exploring Helsinki attractions, such as the Olympic Stadium, Linnanmäki Amusement Park or Sea Life Underwater World. You can also enjoy ballet and opera performances in the nearby Opera House or go see a concert in the Stadium.

Stockholm

Scandic Jarva Krog

The hotel is just off the E4 and E18 intersection, 500 m from Ulriksdal Train Station. It offers free gym, sauna and hot tub access. Wi-Fi and parking are free.

Best Western Sthlm

A brand new hotel with a very convenient location only 275 comfortable meters from Bromma Stockholm Airport.

PRICING

Tour
Start Date
Return
Date
Land/Cruise
Price Only
4/20/2019 5/5/2019 $2,699
4/27/2019 5/12/2019 $2,769
5/4/2019 5/19/2019 $2,769
5/11/2019 5/26/2019 $2,799
5/18/2019 6/2/2019 $2,799
5/25/2019 6/9/2019 $2,799
6/1/2019 6/16/2019 $2,799
6/8/2019 6/23/2019 $2,799
6/15/2019 6/30/2019 $2,829
6/22/2019 7/7/2019 $2,829
6/29/2019 7/14/2019 $2,829
7/6/2019 7/21/2019 $2,829
7/13/2019 7/28/2019 $2,829
7/20/2019 8/4/2019 $2,789
7/27/2019 8/11/2019 $2,789
8/3/2019 8/18/2019 $2,699
8/17/2019 9/1/2019 $2,699
8/31/2019 9/15/2019 $2,749
9/14/2019 9/29/2019 $2,749
9/28/2019 10/13/2019 $2,699
10/5/2019 10/20/2019 $2,699
10/12/2019 10/27/2019 $2,599

 

 

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