Baltic Treasures

Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki & St Petersburg
10 days
Jun - Aug
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This tour offers time in beautiful Stockholm, then takes you by overnight ferry to historic Tallinn and on to Helsinki and the marvels of imperial St Petersburg.

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Day 1 STOCKHOLM
Arrival in Stockholm, transfer from airport to Hotel Scandic Grand Central or similar, check-in.

Day 2  STOCKHOLM
Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning walking tour takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city centre with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for  you to explore on your own.  In the late afternoon we transfer to the harbour and board the overnight ferry bound for Tallinn. While we travel slowly down the archipelago past numerous islands and islets we enjoy a buffet dinner on board the ship. And afterwards there is a wide choice of entertainment with bars, shops, casino and much more.

Day 3 STOCKHOLM--TALLINN
Upon arrival to Tallinn we transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar, for  check-in. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day  4 TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

Day 5 TALLINN--HELSINKI
Today enjoy an excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After a lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art or similar.

Day 6 HELSINKI
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

DAY 7 HELSINKI--ST PETERSBURG
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia, we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.

Day 8 ST PETERSBURG: CATHERINE'S PALACE & AMBER ROOM AND FOLKLORE SHOW
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning sightseeing tour, we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy a visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show.

Day 9 St PETERSBURG: HERMITAGE ART MUSEUM
The morning is reserved for a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, enjoy one of the highlights of the tour -  a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch.

Day 10 ST PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
Transfer from hotel to the airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: 07 and 21 June, 05 and 19 July, 02 and 16 August 2017

Includes: Transfer airport to Hotel Scandic Grand Central (Day 1 only); 8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels; 1 overnight on ferry Stockholm-Tallinn OW in A class outside cabin including buffet dinner; Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class); 9 x buffet breakfasts; Entrances to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter-and-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg; 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU; 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park; 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum; 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace; Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace; 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace; 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; Transfer Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky to airport (day 10 only); service of English speaking local guides in Stockholm and tour escort from Day 4; Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary; Portage at hotels

Excludes: Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack, Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch, Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea at Baltic/Russia hotels only)

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2758.00
Single AUD$ 3777.00

Includes: Transfer airport to Hotel Scandic Grand Central (Day 1 only); 8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels; 1 overnight on ferry Stockholm-Tallinn OW in A class outside cabin including buffet dinner; Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class); 9 x buffet breakfasts; Entrances to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter-and-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg; 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU; 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park; 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum; 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace; Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace; 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace; 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; Transfer Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky to airport (day 10 only); service of English speaking local guides in Stockholm and tour escort from Day 4; Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary; Portage at hotels

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