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THE BALTIC STATES, RUSSIA & SCANDINAVIA - 2018

Tour Code - 6930 16 days - COPENHAGEN to STOCKHOLM

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 enjoy 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 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, Russian, and Scandinavian tour, you’ll enjoy 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 all.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Berlin, Warsaw, Rundales Pils Palace, Parnu.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in Copenhagen, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; ferry Gedser-Rostock; overnight cruise Helsinki-Stockholm will be in shared, 2-berth cabins with private facilities.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15
2
7

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
2 lunches (L)
7 dinners (D).

Day by 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 travellers. (D)

  2. COPENHAGEN-FERRY CROSSING- BERLIN, GERMANY.
    A morning of guided sightseeing to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the LITTLE MERMAID 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. (B)

  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. (B,D)

  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 centre, and you'll see why Warsaw is considered to be a phoenix "par excellence," as European cities go. (B)

  5. WARSAW-VILNIUS, LITHUANIA.
    Journey northeast towards Augustow 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. (B,D)

  6. VILNIUS.
    On the included sightseeing walk, visit 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? (B)

  7. VILNIUS-RUNDALES PILS, 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. (B,L)

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

  9. RIGA-PARNU, ESTONIA-TALLINN.
    Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn. (B)

  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 1.6 kilometre-long (1 mile-long) town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. (B,D)

  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 travellers to be Russia's most fascinating city. (B,L,D)

  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 splendour, 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. (B)

  13. ST. PETERSBURG-VYBORG- HELSINKI, FINLAND.
    Realise the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, travelling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki. (B)

  14. HELSINKI-OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
    The 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. (B)

  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. (B,D)

  16. STOCKHOLM.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Prev Year Available 2018 Tours Next Year
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE COPENHAGEN 29 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 26 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 22 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 19 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 15 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 12 Oct 2018 14 Oct 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 08 Oct 2018 11 Oct 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 05 Oct 2018 07 Oct 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 01 Oct 2018 04 Oct 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 28 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 24 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 21 Sep 2018 23 Sep 2018 $131 USD $77 USD $77 USD
PRE COPENHAGEN 17 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2018 $148 USD $85 USD $85 USD
POST STOCKHOLM 01 May 2018 31 Oct 2018 $122 USD $64 USD $64 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $145 USD

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