Colors of the Baltic
ESCORTED – 14 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Stockholm | Helsinki | St. Petersburg
Tours start in Stockholm on Thursdays
Departures June 06 – September 12, 2019
Day 01: Arrive Stockholm
Arrive today in Stockholm and look for our representative, who will transfer you and your fellow travelers to your hotel for check in. Meet your tour escort in the hotel lobby tonight for information about the upcoming tour.
Hotel At Six
NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from Stockholm Airport to your hotel on the official start date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative.
Day 2: Stockholm
Breakfast at hotel followed by a 3-hour city sightseeing tour by coach with a local English-speaking guide. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, and more. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. 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 tour. Please note that there is a minimum of 2 people required for this tour to depart.
Day 03: Stockholm – Helsinki
After breakfast, the morning is free in Stockholm. In the afternoon you transfer from hotel to the pier for embarkation on a ferry of the Tallink Line.
Depart on a cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the picturesque archipelago past numerous small islands towards Helsinki. Dinner and accommodation in 2-berth outside Deluxe cabin with shower/WC is on board, along with a selection of entertainment, bars, and shops.
Day 04: Helsinki
Breakfast buffet is served on board this morning. On arrival in Helsinki, private transfer to the hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour 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 centrally located five star hotel.
NOTE: Temppeliaukio Church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies.
Day 05: Helsinki – St. Petersburg
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and a free morning to relax or explore Helsinki. In the afternoon, transfer to Helsinki’s International Rail Station and board the Allegro Train to 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.
When you arrive in St. Petersburg you’ll transfer to a five star hotel for check-in. The hotel is superbly situated on Nevsky Prospect, the main artery of the city. Evening at leisure. Your tour escort will assist with recommendations and reservations for optional evening arrangements for the next five nights.
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg
Day 06: St. Petersburg
Begin today with a buffet breakfast at hotel. Afterward you’ll meet a local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour panoramic city sightseeing tour and cover on foot some of the many highlights of the city. Drive along Nevsky Prospect and make scenic stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Senate Square, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Arts Square, and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches: the Church of the Savior on Blood, and the Nikolsky Cathedral.
The drive tour ends at your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore. Your tour escort will recommend additional tours, such as the optional tour of Peterhof Palace, allowing you to fully grasp this jewel on the Baltic Sea.
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg
NOTE: There is an optional 4-hour privately guided 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. Please note that this day tour requires a minimum of 10 persons to depart.
Day 07: St. Petersburg
Breakfast at hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a day tour of the city 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 the hotel after the city tour and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg
Day 08: St. Petersburg Departure
Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel, and then meet one of our representatives to be transferred to the 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.
- 7 nights Stockholm – St. Petersburg
- Arrival transfer (Stockholm) and departure transfer (St. Petersburg) as stated in itinerary above
- 6 nights’ accommodation including daily buffet breakfasts (6), and 1 dinner as per itinerary, in centrally located deluxe/first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
- Guided tours with local English-speaking guide in Stockholm, 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 – Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast on board
- Train ticket Helsinki – St. Petersburg (Allegro Train)
- Luggage handing at all hotels (1 suitcase, 1 piece of hand luggage) except for days 1 and 8
- Bi-lingual tour escort Days 01-07 (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 excursion on day 02 (min. 2 persons): USD $67 per person. Optional tour to Peterhof Palace on day 06 (min. 6 persons): USD $104 per person.
2019 STARTING PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES View Escorted Tour Specials
Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. Tours start in Stockholm on Thursdays.
Departure Dates and Information
| 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 $173 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $346.
|Tour Type:||Escorted Tour|
|Cities Visited:||Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg|
|Departures:||June - July - August - September|