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Colors of the Baltic Sea Deluxe Tour

Sweden Estonia Russia Finland by Ship & Private Coach

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June 05
July 10, 17, 31
August 07, 14, 21, 28
September 04, 11
Prices From$2885 per Person Double
$1395 Single Supplement
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Treat yourself to an array of historic capitals in the Baltic Sea and absorb the medieval atmosphere these great cities have to offer. Be enchanted by the unique character of the 13th Century Old Town of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, and the ancient city walls of Tallinn. Experience the magnificent city of St Petersburg, known as the Venice of the North, with its splendid palaces, stylish monuments and beautiful bridges and be swept away in its history.

This tour is bi-lingual

Moscow extension is available.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Stockholm
Accommodation: At Six Hotel

Arrival to Arlanda Airport, meet & greet by English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel for check-in Please consult the welcome letter which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure. Overnight at At Six Hotel or similar.

 
Day 2     Stockholm
Accommodation: At Six Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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 visit to the City Hall, 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 its 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, where the great Nobel banquet is held. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: VASA MUSEUM following regular sightseeing: $70 per person. Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

DURATION: 2 Hours

INCLUDES: Entrance to Vasa museum with guided tour. Private tour guide

Minimum: 2 people

 
Day 3     Stockholm - Tallinn
Accommodation: Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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. Outside deluxe cabin.

 
Day 4     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served on board before arrival to Tallinn. Private transfer to the hotel followed by a panoramic sightseeing tour, 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), onwards along Lühike Street to Lower Town. We will walk further through this historic part of Tallinn to the Old Town Hall Square, with views of the Old Town Hall, the Old Town Pharmacy house and the Church of the Holy Ghost. 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 at Radisson Blu Sky Hotel or similar

 
Day 5     Tallinn - Helsinki
Accommodation: Kamp Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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 to Helsinki, meet & greet with your local guide for a 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 at Hotel Kamp or similar

 
Day 6     Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Angleterre Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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.

 
Day 7     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Angleterre Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect - the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senate Square, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the "Spilled Blood" and the Nikolsky Cathedral. The city tour ends at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours.

 
Day 8     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Angleterre Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide to continue our adventure in this charming city. You will visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) presents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century. Today the Museum is creating a digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The tour ends at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: PETERHOF PALACE $100 per person.

Take the opportunity to visit the Peterhof Palace, also known as the palace of the Sea God. Here the fountains are not mere accessories: they are the essence of the place. They are the symbolic expression of the sea's dominion, the mist that rises from the waves as they surge against its shores. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof, is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19th Centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth Century by Emperor Peter the Great, not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Credit for its creation should go to a great number of eminent architects, artists, and anonymous folk craftsmen. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms and styles, and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, remarkable collections of sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art unique in the world, often called "Capital of Fountains". After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into architecture and art museum. Nowadays, due to the unforgettable beauty of its fountains, parks and palaces, Peterhof has become the most attractive suburban royal park and palace ensemble of northern Russia's capital for numerous Russian and foreign visitors.

DURATION: 4 Hours

INCLUDES: Private transportation to hotel. Entrance to Peterhof with guided tour.

Private tour guide

MINIMUM: 2 passengers

 
Day 9     St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport

 

Notes

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Stockholm & to the Airport in Saint Petersburg/Moscow and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers;therefore,mino rwaiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers –for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.

Price Includes
Guided Tours in the Cities of Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki & St Petersbur
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
All Tours by Private Coach Including All the Tours Mentioned in Program
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort from Day 1 to Day 8, Both Days Included
Breakfasts, Buffet Style
1 Night on Tallink Silja Ferry in Deluxe Cabin
7 Nights at Hotels in Standard Double/Twin Rooms With Private Facilities
Porter Service at Hotels, Cruise,Rail Stations Helsinki,Saint Petersburg
1 Dinner
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Visa to Russia
 Optional Excursions
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