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Colors of the Baltic + Moscow

Colors of the Baltic + Moscow | Photo: Volodymyr Goinyk/Shutterstock | Scandinavian American World Tours

ESCORTED - 8 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Stockholm | Tallinn | Helsinki | St. Petersburg | Moscow

Departures July 04, 18, 25, August 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29, 2017

Itinerary

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.

Outside Cabin

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.

Hotel Kämp

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.

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 - Moscow

Buffet breakfast at hotel before you enjoy a private transfer with your tour leader from your hotel to the St. Petersburg railway station, where you’ll board the Sapsan train bound for Moscow. Travel through endless landscapes along the Volga River to Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation.

In the afternoon, arrive in Moscow and transfer from the railway station to your five star hotel—located along the main artery of the city, Tverskaya—for check-in.

This evening is at leisure.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 10: Moscow City Tour - Moscow State University - Red Square - St. Sophia Cathedral - Kremlin - Poklonnaya Hill WWII Memorial - Moscow Metro Station - Moscow River Cruise

Breakfast is at your hotel. This morning you’ll enjoy a full-day, privately guided sightseeing tour of Moscow—where you’ll experience the unique beauty of Russia’s ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15th century, many of them having been restored or even built anew lately.  Continue the city tour by visiting beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; and buildings of late Soviet architecture such as Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games.

Moscow, with over 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic. We’ll visit the historical center of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. You will also see the modern part of the city which includes the Lenin (Vorobievy) Hills – the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city and Poklonnaya Hill where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War II. We’ll also visit one of Moscow beautiful Metro stations

After a short Metro visit, we’ll enjoy a beautiful journey on a Moscow River cruise (with lunch included on board). We begin in the city center, sailing past and gazing at the awe-inspiring sights of the Kremlin, Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow Hills, Cathedral of the Saviour Christ, the White House of the Russian Federation, and other areas of architectural interest.

Return to the hotel after the cruise. The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 11: Moscow - Kremlin and Armoury Chamber - Spassky Tower - Moscow River Cruise

Breakfast at hotel. This morning we’ll enjoy half a day’s privately guided city tour of Moscow, during which you will enjoy a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with its famous Armoury Chamber. Walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber, viewing its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels, and royal thrones.

The word Kremlin (kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow’s is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defenses after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490s, though they have been frequently restored.

The tour ends at your hotel. Enjoy a final afternoon and evening at leisure, exploring Moscow on your own or relaxing in your hotel before you head home the following day.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 12: Moscow Departure

After your final buffet breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you directly to Moscow Airport for your flight home.

NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from your hotel to Moscow 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.

 

Additional Information

Prices include:

  • 11 nights Stockholm – Moscow
  • 10 nights’ accommodation including daily buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner and 2 lunches as per itinerary, in centrally located deluxe/first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
  • Transfers as stated in itinerary above
  • Guided tours with local English-speaking guide in Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Moscow, 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
  • High speed Sapsan train St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels and ferries, excluding days 01 and 12
  • Bi-lingual tour escort Days 01-12 (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, and any services not listed in the program.

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. Moscow departure including assistance USD $73 per person based on 2 persons sharing.

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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 $300 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $563.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

July
04, 18 & 25


$3741 p.p. twin


$1416

August
01, 08, 15, 22, & 29


$3741 p.p. twin


$1416

Tour Information

Tour Type:Escorted Tour
Price: from $3741
Duration:12 days
Cities Visited:Stockholm - Tallinn - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Moscow
Departures: July - August

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