Pearls of the Baltic
ESCORTED - 1 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
Stockholm | Helsinki | St. Petersburg
English Language Tours start in Stockholm on Tuesday
Smaller Departure Size: 36-Person Max!
Departures on July 30, 2019
Day 01: Arrive Stockholm
Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer provided to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at a superior first class hotel, with a roof-top pool and spa, ideally located in the city center. Your tour escort will meet you in the hotel lobby.
Clarion Hotel Sign
NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!
Day 02: Stockholm
The day starts with a 4-hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. 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 to tour Stockholm independently. Your tour leader can help you plan out a visit to the impressive Drottningholm Palace or the famous Vasa Museum, which you can explore on your own. Dinner is also on your own this night, as experience shows that in Stockholm clients prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice.
Clarion Hotel Sign
Day 03: Stockholm - Helsinki
Breakfast is at your hotel this morning. The remainder of the morning is free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the ‘Venice of the North’ because of its many canals and waterways. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line.
Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly down the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Buffet dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, and bars on board. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this round trip cruise to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with a shower/WC.
NOTE: We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 04: Helsinki
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki.
In the morning take a 3-hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more.
The afternoon is free to explore the busy marketplace or the many souvenir shops close to the harbor. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy! Dinner and accommodation at a spectacular first class hotel located in the city center.
Haven Boutique Hotel
Day 05: Helsinki – St. Petersburg
Breakfast is followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. Depart from Helsinki on the ‘Allegro’ high-speed train bound for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train. Arrive in St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with a 1-hour guided boat cruise along the Neva River and a visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
Dinner (including shot of vodka and 1 glass of wine) and accommodations are at a four star hotel located in the city center near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.
Day 06: St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to the Neva River harbor for a cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof for a tour of the Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch is at a local restaurant.
After lunch, the tour continues to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation are at your hotel.
Day 07: St. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to the town of Pushkin to take a tour of Catherine's Palace with its famous Amber Room. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you’ll take a 3-hour panoramic tour of the city by coach with a local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals and bridges. A visit will also be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress; you will also enjoy such sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilt Blood, Griboedov Canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square and the Winter Palace, and many more.
This evening you will be taken to see a colorful Russian folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace (snacks at intermission) followed by dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar. Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 08: St. Petersburg
This tour of the highlights of northern Europe ends after breakfast, with transfers to St. Petersburg Airport in connection with your flight home.
- 7 nights Stockholm - St. Petersburg
- 6 nights’ accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except for 2nd night in Stockholm) and buffet breakfast, in first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities. Dinner on day 7 served in a city restaurant.
- 2 lunches on days 6 & 7 in St. Petersburg plus box lunch on train on day 5
- Panoramic city sightseeing tours of Stockholm and Helsinki, all entrances included
- 1-night cruise Stockholm - Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast on board
- Train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, and transfers between hotels and railway stations
- Complete program in St. Petersburg, including 3-hour city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Hermitage Museum/Winter Palace, excursion to Pushkin and Catherine's Summer Palace, all entrances included, 1 hour canal tour plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. refreshments and dinner
- Luggage assistance at all hotels, 1 piece per person
- Tour escort throughout
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc.
- Transfers airport/hotel on first (#) and last (#) days to correspond with flight times
NOTE: Prices do not include beverages, extra items, or any services not listed in the program above. Transfers are ONLY included on tour starting/ending days from/to main international airports, any deviations including change of flights due to travel delay will result in transfers on own and at own expense, no refunds provided for unused transfers.
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.
2019 STARTING PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURE View Escorted Tour Specials
*Prices per person sharing twin-bedded room. English Language tour starts in Stockholm on Tuesday.
Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 11/16/2018. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 12 years or older are welcome; children 12-18 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 discount! Deduct $70 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older.