Baltic Escapade Sweden Estonia Finland Russia Escorted Vacation

Experience the best of the Baltic on this escorted vacation with stops in Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia. Begin in Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, with a morning tour of highlights such as the Stockholm Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Continue on to Tallinn which offers a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. Visit historic buildings and visit the new Estonian art museum. Travel on to Helsinki where you will explore where Eastern and Western culture collides. Also visit Lahemaa National Park and a Vodka museum. Make your way to your final stop, Saint Petersburg. Take in the imperial palaces and marvel at the immaculate city built by Peter the Great.

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures escorted in English and 1 other language. All local visits and guiding in English. Scheduled departures - 10-day/9-night tour visiting Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & Saint Petersburg. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, a 2nd class ferry ticket from Tallinn to Helsinki, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Porterage
  • Ferry boat or hydrofoil tickets
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Stockholm – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day

2

Stockholm – Tallinn

Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. Your morning walking tour takes you to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the harbor to embark on the overnight ferry bound for Tallinn. While you travel slowly down the archipelago past numerous islands and islets, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board the ship. The ferry offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and more. (B,D)

Day

3

Tallinn

Upon arrival in Tallinn, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore Tallinn on your own. (B)

First Class: Radisson Blu Olumpia

Day

4

Explore Tallinn

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. This morning’s sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon, consider joining an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack. (B)

First Class: Radisson Blu Olumpia

Day

5

Tallinn – Helsinki

In the morning, consider taking an optional excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where you will 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, head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

First Class: Glo Hotel Art

Day

6

Explore 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. Your sightseeing tour takes you 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 of the famous Church-in-the-Rock. In the afternoon, you may join an optional excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland. (B)

First Class: Glo Hotel Art

Day

7

Helsinki – Saint Petersburg

Today, you will continue eastbound to Saint Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia you will arrive in Vyborg for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. You will arrive in Saint Petersburg in late afternoon. (B)

Day

8

Explore Saint Petersburg

Saint 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 this morning’s sightseeing tour you will 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. This afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to Tsarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for Saint Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening, enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks. (B)

Day

9

Saint Petersburg at Leisure

Today is a free day. In the morning, consider joining an optional excursion to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, the Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, we suggest you join an optional tour to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening, enjoy an optional Russian dinner at the restaurant Russian Kitsch. (B)

Day

10

Saint Petersburg – Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Saint Petersburg airport for your return flight home. (B)