Colors of the Baltic
ESCORTED - 10 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Stockholm | Tallinn | Helsinki | St. Petersburg
Tours start in Stockholm on Tuesdays
Departures June 05, July 10, 17, 31, August 07, 14, 21, 28,
September 04 & 11, 2018
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.
Hotel At Six
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.
Day 02: Stockholm
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.
The afternoon is free in Stockholm, with an optional visit to the famous Vasa Museum.
Hotel At Six
NOTE: The optional Vasa Museum tour, a museum built entirely around the famous Vasa warship which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628, is a private 2-hour guided group tour. Price: $68 per person.
Day 03: Stockholm - 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
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 Hotel
Day 05: Tallinn - Helsinki
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 five nights.
*NOTE: June 05 & July 10 departure will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg.
Day 07: St. Petersburg
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.
*NOTE: June 05 & July 10 departures will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg.
Day 08: St. Petersburg
Breakfast at hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a day tour of the city by coach, starting out at the six buildings of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum on the River Neva, afterward touring the state rooms of its Winter Palace—residence of the Russian Tsars. Constructed over the period of two and a half centuries, the Hermitage exhibits a collection of over 3 million cultural and artistic items from the Stone Age to the present.
Return to your city-center hotel after the tour and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
NOTE: June 05 & July 10 departures will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg*. There is an optional 4-hour privately guided group tour of Peterhof Palace (private transportation to and from included), a place dedicated to the Sea God Englis. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble are an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19th centuries founded by Peter the Great, not far from his capital of St. Petersburg. Price: $98 per person.
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.
- 8 nights Stockholm - St. Petersburg
- 7 nights’ accommodation including (7) daily buffet breakfasts and 1 dinner as per itinerary, in centrally located deluxe class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
- Arrival transfer (Stockholm) and departure transfer (St. Petersburg) 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: Optional Vasa Museum group tour on day 02: USD $68 per person. Optional group excursion to Peterhof Palace on day 08: USD $98 per person.
2018 STARTING 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 2/8/2018. 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 $234 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $560.
|Tour Type:||Escorted Tour|
|Cities Visited:||Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki - St. Petersburg|
|Departures:||June - July - August - September|