Baltic Horizons

Baltic Horizons

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

10 Days/9 Nights

2019 Departures:

June 12 and 26
July 17, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28
September 4 and 11

Supplement for June departures:$129 per person in a double room and $269 single.
Price per Person:
In a double room $2099
Single supplement $659
Package Includes:
9 nights first class hotel accommodation with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Buffet breakfast daily
3 dinners-drinks not included
Luggage service at hotels ( 1 piece per person)
English speaking tour escort tour escort
Transportation between cities
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Riga
Upon arrival in Riga you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Mercure Riga or similar. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the charming Latvian capital.

Day 2 Riga
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, 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. Overnight Hotel Mercure Riga or similar.

Day 3 Riga-Tallinn
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. Enjoy a short tour of the resort before you continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive to Tallinn in the early afternoon. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

Day 4 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 cafe's and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you see the Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon you will be taken on 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. This evening enjoy a medieval dinner at the Restaurant Maikrahv. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

Day 5 Tallinn-Helsinki
This day offers in the morning an excursion to the Lahemaa National Park, where you visit the Palmse Manor, a memorial to the Von Pahlen family, and the Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. Head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Overnight at the Hotel Glo Art or similar.

Day 6 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. The sightseeing tour takes you around the harbors, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit to the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.Overnight at the Hotel Glo Art or similar.

Day 7 Helsinki-St. Petersburg
Today continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia arrive to Vyborg, where you take time for a short sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon arrive in St. Petersburg. Overnight at the Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.

Day 8 St. Petersburg
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 "The Venice of the North". During the morning 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. The afternoon offers 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 evening enjoy al visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks. Overnight at the Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.

Day 9 St. Petersburg
The morning is reserved for 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 afternoon visit the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy a Russian dinner at the Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. Overnight at the Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.

Day 10 St. Petersburg-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. You may extend your stay in St. Petersburg or continue to Moscow.

Pre and post nights available in Riga and/or St. Petersburg

Please note that a visa is needed for travel to Russia and is not included.



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