Day 1 (Wednesday) Arrive Riga
Arrival in Riga, transfer to Hotel Mercure Riga**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Day 2 (Thursday) 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, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. If you do not have any plans in the afternoon, there is an OPTIONAL tour to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort which is famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches.
Day 3 ( Friday) 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 at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
Day 4 (Saturday) 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, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon, we offer an OPTIONAL excursion to Kadriorg Park with a visit to KUMU, the award-winning Estonian art museum with its collections of classical and contemporary fine art.
Day 5 (Sunday) Tallinn-Helsinki
This day offers first 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.
Day 6 (Monday) 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, 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
Day 7 (Tuesday) 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 visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon, we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
Day 8 (Wednesday) 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 “The 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 we offer an OPTIONAL visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian champagne and snacks.parks.
Day 9 (Thursday) St. Petersburg
You can enjoy a free day in St. Petersburg or take an OPTIONAL tour 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. If you still want to continue sightseeing, in the afternoon we offer an OPTIONAL visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum
Day 10 (Friday) St. Petersburg Departure
Transfer to the airport.
2018 Tour Dates and Prices (Per Person, Double Occupancy)
|Tour Begins||Tour Ends||Land Only Price|
|May 23||June 1||Closed|
|May 30||June 8||Closed|
|July 11||July 20||Closed|
|July 18||Jul 27||Closed|
|July 25||August 3||Closed|
|August 1||August 10||Closed|
|August 8||August 17||Closed|
|August 15||August 24||Closed|
|August 22||August 31||Closed|
|August 29||September 7||1140 EUR|
|September 5||September 14||1140 EUR|
|September 12||September 21||1140 EUR|
|Single Supplement||555 EUR|
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