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Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg Tour

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10 Days / 7 locations in Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Russia

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Visit Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Russia on a four city escorted tour through the Baltics aboard a deluxe motor coach.

A Visa is required for Russia. Scantours will assist with information and needed support documents.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Riga
Accommodation: Mercure Riga Hotel

Arrival in Riga, a transfer to Hotel Mercure Riga or similar, check-in, Welcome meeting in the evening.

 
Day 2     Riga - Jurmala
Accommodation: Mercure Riga Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy a Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

 
Day 3     Riga - Parnu - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olumpia
Meals: Breakfast

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     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olumpia
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers a medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv

 
Day 5     Tallinn - Lahemaa - Helsinki
Accommodation: Glo Hotel Art
Meals: Breakfast

This day offers first a 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     Helsinki
Accommodation: Glo Hotel Art
Meals: Breakfast

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 harbors 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 offers an excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.

 
Day 7     Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Sokos Vasilievsky
Meals: Breakfast

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 photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.

 
Day 8     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Sokos Vasilievsky
Meals: Breakfast

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 splendors 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 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 enjoy a visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks.

 
Day 9     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Sokos Vasilievsky
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

The morning is reserved for a 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, a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy a Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.

 
Day 10     St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport

 

Notes

Price Includes
Personalized Welcome Package
Ferry Ticket Tallinn-Helsinki Ow (2nd Class)
Welcome Meeting With Champagne-Cocktail or Juice
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Dinners As Mentioned
Tour Escort
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Portage at Hotels
Price Does Not Include
 Visa to Russia
VIA-0320