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Colors of the Baltics Deluxe Tour With Moscow

11 Days / 4 locations in Sweden, Finland, and Russia

ENJOY A BLEND OF THE BEAUTY OF STOCKHOLM, THE GRANDEUR OF ST. PETERSBURG, THE IMPERIAL CITY OF THE TZARS. EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THIS REGION, THE MANY PALACES INCLUDING PETERHOF PALACE AND STATE HERMITAGE IN ST. PETERSBURG AND THE KREMLIN IN MOSCOW. DURING YOUR STAY YOU WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE HELSINKI WITH ITS MIXTURE OF SWEDISH, RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE

This tour is bi-lingual.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Stockholm
Accommodation: At Six Hotel

Arrival to Arlanda Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader.The day is at leisure

 
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 a 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 PRICE: $70 per person. Duration: approximately 2 hours

Includes: entrance to Vasa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide

Min 2 persons. Available by pre-booking

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

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board

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

Breakfast is served on board before arrival to Helsinki. Private transfer to the hotel followed by a panoramic sightseeing tour. Meet 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)

 
Day 5     Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Corinthia Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. Afternoon, 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 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 at St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

 
Day 6     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Corinthia 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.

OPTIONAL: Peterhof Palace. PRICE: $110 per person.

Duration: approximately 4 hours

Includes: private transportation to hotel, entrance to Peterhof w/guided tour, private tour guide.

Min 6 persons. Available by pre-booking

 
Day 7     St. Petersburg
Accommodation: Corinthia 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 an 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.

 
Day 8     St. Petersburg - Moscow
Accommodation: Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer with local guide from your hotel to the Railway station, where we will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow. This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival at Moscow and transfer to Intercontinental Tverskaya Hotel, located on the main avenue of the city, Tverskaya. The evening is at leisure.

NOTE: Your tour escort will continue services until the end of the tour in Moscow.

 
Day 9     Moscow
Accommodation: Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning starts witha full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow. We will see many ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15thcentury, many of them having been restored or even built again; beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; buildings of late Soviet architecture such as the Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games. Moscow, with its some 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic. Wewill visit the historic centre of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St.Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. We will also see the modern part of the city which includes the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) –the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city and Poklonnaya Hill where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War Two. During this visit we will also experience a tour of one of Moscow’s beautiful Metro stations, a highlight in itself and a must do when visiting Moscow.After the Metro visit, free time for lunch before we continue our visit of the city.The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure

OPTIONAL: National Russian Dance show “Kostroma” PRICE: $125 per person

Duration: approximately 4 hours including transportation

Includes: private transportation to/from hotel, 2 hours show private local tour guide. 6.00pm - 10.00pm.

Min 6 persons

Available by pre-booking and Subject to availability

 
Day 10     Moscow
Accommodation: Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide for a half day excursion, which includes a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber. During this tour we will walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. The word Kremlin (Kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow’s is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defense after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490's, though they have been frequently restored.We end the tour at the hotel. The rest of the day isat leisure.Optional:River cruise on the Moscow river PRICE: $105 per person

Duration: approximately 3-3,5 hours including transportation Includes: private transportation to /from hotel, 2 hours cruise private local tour guide. 4.00pm - 7.30pm

Min 6 persons. Available by pre-booking only.

Subject to availability

 
Day 11     Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport*(Please see notes below for this service).

 

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,minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nightsor passengers who require private transfers –for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers

Price Includes
1 Night on Tallink Silja Ferry in Outside Cabin
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort Day 2-7
All Tours by Private Coach Including All the Tours Mentioned in Program
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
Guided Tours in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow
Daily Breakfast at Hotels, Other Meals As Mentioned
Porter Service at Hotels, Ferries&Rail Stations in Helsinki, St. P
Luggage Allowance Is 1 Suitcase & 1 Piece of Hand Luggage Per P
•Train Ticket for Journey St. Petersburg-Moscow, Train Sapsan
Train Ticket Helsinki-St. Petersburg, Train Allegro
Hotel Accomodation - Per Itinerary
Price Does Not Include
 Russian Visa
 Optional Excursions
BOR-1269