Escorted Tour-Land Only
8 Days/ 7 Nights
May 15, 22 and 29
June 5, 19 and 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28
September 4, 11, 18 and 25
Price per Person:In a double room $1799
Single supplement $589
Supplement for all May and June departures $139 per person double and in single room $159
Package Includes:7 nights first class hotels-all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Breakfast each morning
3 dinners-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Motor coach or minivan transportation
Portage at hotels (1 piece per person)
Folklore performance at the Nikolaevsky Palace
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Tallinn
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to begin your exploration of this lovely city. Overnight Hotel Radisson Olympia or similar.
Day 2 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, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon you will enjoy an excursion to the Kadriorg Park and the famous KUMU Estonian art museum. This evening a medieval style dinner will be served at the Restaurant Maikrahv. Overnight Radisson Hotel Olympia.
Day 3 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 4 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 at the famous Church-in the-Rock. In the afternoon you will enjoy an excursion to the Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, the fortress is a unique attraction. This evening you will enjoy dinner at the Restaurant Salve. Overnight Hotel Glo Art or similar.
Day 5 Helsinki- Vyborg-St. Petersburg
Today continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia arrive in Vyborg, where you will be taken on a short sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon arrive in St. Petersburg. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 6 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 ï¿½The Venice of the Northï¿½. During your morning panoramic sightseeing tour get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaacï¿½s 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 a visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "Champagne" and snacks. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 7 St. Petersburg
The morning you will be taken on 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, you will visit the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy a Russian dinner at the Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.. Overnight Hotel Vasilievsky or similar.
Day 8 St. Petersburg-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport or you may extend your stay in St. Petersburg or continue to Moscow or Belarus.
Additional nights in Tallinn and/or St. Petersburg available.
Visa is needed for travel to Russia and is not included.