Colors of the Baltic
ESCORTED - 8 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Stockholm | Tallinn | Helsinki | St. Petersburg
Tours start in Stockholm on Tuesdays Departures July 04, 18, 25, August 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29, 2017
Day 01: Arrive Stockholm
Arrive in Stockholm, where a transfer is included to a five star deluxe hotel ideally located in the city center. Please consult the hotel reception for your welcome letter and information bulletin.
Grand Hotel Stockholm
NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to your hotel on the official start date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative. Please note that optional private transfer options are listed below if you wish to add them to your booking.
Day 02: Stockholm City Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Today you’ll meet a local English-speaking guide at the hotel and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the city with a local English-speaking guide. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, and the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. The highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall, with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. This afternoon is free to explore Stockholm on your own, with the possibility of visiting sites like the famous Vasa Museum or taking one of the popular canal tours.
Grand Hotel Stockholm
Day 03: Stockholm - Baltic Cruise - Tallinn
Before the Baltic Cruise to Tallinn, you have a morning free in Stockholm. In the afternoon transfer from the hotel to the pier and board a ferry of the Tallink Line. Depart on the overnight Baltic cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the picturesque archipelago past numerous small islands toward Tallinn. Dinner is on board along with a selection of entertainment, bars, and shops. Accommodation is onboard in 2-Berth Outside Deluxe Cabins with shower/WC.
Day 04: Tallinn City Tour - Toompea Hill - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Dome Church - Latin Quarter
Enjoy your buffet breakfast on board as you sail into Tallinn, the capital of Estonia! Disembark and meet your local English-speaking guide for transfer to your hotel, followed by a city tour of Tallinn. The sightseeing tour starts out by coach, and is followed by a walking tour of Tallinn Old Town—with sites like Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and the Dome Church. Make a stop at Viewer Square (panoramic platform), Lower Town, Old Town Hall Square, and continue along Pühavaimu Street As you walk back to your five star hotel you will pass the Latin Quarter, where you’ll find open markets, studios and shops of local artisans. The rest of the afternoon is free.
Radisson Blu Sky Tallinn Hotel
Day 05: Tallinn - Baltic Sea Ferry - Helsinki - Senate Square - Marshall Mannerheim - Sibelius Monument - Temppeliaukio Church
Breakfast buffet at your hotel. The morning is at leisure until your transfer from your hotel to the Tallinn Ferry terminal. Travel across the Baltic Sea and enjoy the scenery on the fast ferry ride from Tallinn to Helsinki. On arrival in Helsinki, meet and greet a local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour 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, the colorful Market Square by the sea, the 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 tour ends at your charming five star hotel for check in and overnight.
Day 06: Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Breakfast at your hotel this morning before you depart for Helsinki International Rail Station. Board the Allegro train bound for St. Petersburg, a city founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Also known as ‘the Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg was virtually unharmed after 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. On arrival to St. Petersburg transfer to your five-star hotel—superbly located on the main avenue Nevsky Prospekt—for check-in. Evening at leisure. Your tour escort will assist with recommendations and reservations for optional evening arrangements for the next three nights.
Belmond Grand Hotel Europa
Day 07: St. Petersburg City Tour - Nevsky Prospect - Vasilievsky Island - St. Isaac’s Cathedral - Russian Museum - Nikolsky Cathedral
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning you’ll meet a local guide and embark on a panoramic city tour which will cover many of the highlights of this historic city. Drive along the Nevsky Prospekt, the heart of the city, and make stops at Vasilievsky Island, Senate Square, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Arts Square, and the Russian Museum as well as two renowned churches—Church of the Spilled Blood, and the Nikolsky Cathedral. The city tour ends at your hotel, and the rest of the day is at leisure to explore St. Petersburg independently. Your tour guide can help with suggestions for optional tours and points of interest.
Belmond Grand Hotel Europa
Day 08: St. Petersburg City Tour - Peterhof Palace - Hermitage Art Museum - Winter Palace
Breakfast at hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a full day tour of the city by coach, starting out at the famous Peterhof Palace: the palace of the Sea God Englis, conceived by Peter the Great and a paradise of 18th-19th century Russian artistic culture. Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. After lunch, travel by hydrofoil back to the main region of St. Petersburg and continue to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum (home to over three million works of art) and state rooms of the Winter Palace—residence of the Russian Tsars. Return to your city-center hotel after the tour and enjoy a free evening to explore the city.
Belmond Grand Hotel Europa
Day 09: St. Petersburg Departure
After your final buffet breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you directly to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for your flight home.
NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from your hotel to Pulkovo Airport on the official end date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative. Please note that optional private transfer options are listed below if you wish to add them to your booking.
- 8 nights Stockholm - St. Petersburg
- 7 nights’ accommodation including daily buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner and 1 lunch as per itinerary, in centrally located deluxe class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
- Transfers as stated in itinerary above
- Guided tours of Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki and St. Petersburg, all entrances included as outlined. All listed sightseeing tours are conducted in a private coach and in English only. (Spanish or Portuguese speaking guests will have own coach for all city tours)
- 1-night cruise Stockholm - Tallinn, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast on board
- High speed ferry Tallinn to Helsinki
- High speed Allegro train Helsinki to St. Petersburg
- Luggage assistance at all hotels and ferry, except for days 01 and 09
- Bi-lingual tour escort Days 01-08 (English & Spanish or Portuguese only)
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and air conditioning
NOTE: Prices do not include beverages and extra items, the required Russian visa, or any services not listed in the program above. NOTE ON THE RUSSIAN VISA: Your Russian visa must be obtained on your own. Visit www.russianembassy.org for more information, fees, details, and forms. We will provide the required visa confirmation letter and voucher once booked and confirmed.
Optional services available for pre-booking: Arrival or departure transfers with private car/driver: Stockholm arrival USD $59 per person based on 2 persons sharing. St. Petersburg departure including assistance USD $50 per person based on 2 persons sharing. Click here to view the ScanAm Terms & Conditions
2017 PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES View Escorted Tour Specials
*Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. Tours start in Stockholm on Tuesdays.
Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 8/9/2017. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 7 years or older are welcome; children 7-18 years old must travel with an adult. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. All tours are guided in English.
Third person in extra bed/special child discount! Deduct $220 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $413.
|Tour Type:||Escorted Tour|
|Cities Visited:||Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki - St. Petersburg|
|Departures:||July - August|