Baltic Capitals

Price
1430 USD
Duration
10 days / 9 nts
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
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Baltic Capitals

The Baltic Capitals tour is designed to introduce you to Baltics’ largest cities with the selection of special excursions created to show the best sites. The special extension – trip to Saint-Petersburg is a unique feature of this itinerary.

Riga - Tallinn - Helsinki - Saint-Petersburg

Highlights
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Detailed Program

Time Description 
DAY 1:           ARRIVAL IN RIGA
Arrival in RIGA, optional transfer to Hotel Mercure Riga**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting to get to know your fellow travelers.
DAY 2:           IN RIGA
Old Town of Riga is famous for its cathedrals, old buildings, churches. Take a walk through the labyrinth of the narrow brick streets, enjoying the colorful buildings, little shops and sweet restaurants. See the famous Dome square and cathedral, Castle with the Castle square, Town Hall, house of the Blackheads and others. 
The optional tour to Jurmala is available in the afternoon. Jurmala is Latvia’s most famous seaside resort with gorgeous wooden houses and sandy beaches. The highlight of the day is an easy walk down the seashore on the soft sand, perhaps looking for the golden dot of amber washed by the sea to the shore.
The optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest is available in the evening.
DAY 3:           TO TALLINN (ESTONIA) VIA PARNU

We’ll start the day with the beautiful drive along the coastal highway to Parnu, one of Estonia’s most popular summer resorts. After a short tour we’ll continue north to Tallinn and arrive there in the afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.



DAY 4:           IN TALLINN

Tallinn is a beautiful medieval city with unique charm and beauty. The Old town hasn’t been touched by the modern life, so you can travel centuries back in time. 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

We offer two optional tours in the afternoon – the visit to Russian royal Kadriorg Park and a tour of Estonian contemporary art KUMU museum. 
The optional medieval style dinner at Peppersack restaurant is available in the evening
DAY 5:           TO HELSINKI (FINLAND) VIA LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK
The day begins with Lahemaa National Park 2 hour walking tour (medium) to see beautiful untouched nature and many charming manor houses and a visit to the impressive Manor House in Palmse.  We also visit the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum.
After lunch break, we drive back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki. The ferry ride goes through the beautiful islands of the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.
DAY 6:           IN HELSINKI
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 optional tour is to Seurasaari island, which is the largest open air wooden architecture museum in Finland. It features the wooden houses gathered from the area, carefully preserved and displayed to show the rural architecture of the region.
DAY 7:         TO SAINT-PETERSBURG
After breakfast departure eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing over the Russian border we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. 

Arrival in St. Petersburg late afternoon and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
DAY 8:         IN SAINT-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 Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church-on-Spilled Blood, the Nevsky Convent and much more.

The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Tzars Village 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  folklore show "Feel Yourself Russian" with „champagne” and snacks.
DAY 9:         IN SAINT-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 Museum is offered.
In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.


DAY 10:         DEPARTURE HOME
Tour concludes. Optional transfer to the airport.

Book this tour
  • Accommodation on twin-share basis at centrally located 4* hotels,
  • Meals: 9 b/fasts,
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice;
  • 1st class vehicle (van) for entire itinerary;
  • English- and German-speaking guide for entire itinerary / all departures;
  • Italian only speaking tour escort on Baltic countries segment and Italian and Spanish speaking Finish segment on GBC06, GBC13-GBC20;
  • Italian- and Spanish-speaking guide for entire itinerary / GBC05, GBC12 and GBC21;
  • Admissions to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg;
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels
  • Single supplement - $ 560 USD per pax
  • Arrival transfer in Riga: $ 45 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 70 USD/van (4-7 pax)
  • Departure transfer in St Petersburg: $ 60 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 80 USD/van (4-7 pax)
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park - $ 90 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum - $ 55 USD per pax
  • 4-hrs excursion to Tzars Village (Catherine’s Palace & Amber Room): $ 90 USD per pax
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: $ 65 USD per pax
  • 4-hrs excursion to Peterhof Residence (Grand Palace & Park): $ 95 USD per pax
  • 3-hrs visit to the Hermitage State Museum: $ 65 USD per pax
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: $ 65 USD per pax
  • Half board at hotels (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) - $ 370 USD per pax
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Tour Dates 2018:

GBC05: 23.05 - 01.06.2018
GBC06: 30.05 - 08.06.2018
GBC12: 11.07 - 20.07.2018
GBC13: 18.07 - 27.07.2018
GBC14: 25.07 - 03.08.2018
GBC15: 01.08 - 10.08.2018
GBC16: 08.08 - 17.08.2018
GBC17: 15.08 - 24.08.2018
GBC18: 22.08 - 31.08.2018
GBC19: 29.08 - 07.09.2018
GBC20: 05.09 - 14.09.2018
GBC21: 12.09 - 21.09.2018

     
"White Night Supplement for GBC05-GBC06 
$ 125 USD (twin-share occupancy)
$ 125 USD (single supplement)



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