Pearls of the Baltics

3 great cities on the Baltic Sea
8 days
Jul
Itinerary
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On this escorted tour visit the highlights of Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg - 3 wonderful and very different cities, all magnificently situated on the Baltic Sea.  

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Day 1 Stockholm: Arrival
Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport and transfer to your hotel.  Your tour escort will meet you at your hotel during the evening. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.

Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, first class hotel centrally located.

Day 2 Stockholm: City Sightseeing then afternoon at leisure
The day starts with a 4 hours 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. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours.

Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. 

Day 3 Stockholm - Helsinki: Morning at leisure then cruise the Stockholm Archipelago
Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs: Departure from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the picturesque Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 4 Helsinki: City Sightseeing then afternoon at leisure
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. 

Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel, a first class hotel conveniently located in the centre of Helsinki.

Day 5 Helsinki - St Petersburg by Fast Train: River Cruise and St Isaac's Cathedral
Breakfast followed by transfer by coach from hotel to railway station. Departure from Helsinki on train “Allegro” for St. Petersburg. Lunch box on train. Arrival in St. Petersburg. Coach transfer from railway station to hotel combined with 1 hour’s guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Welcome dinner incl. shot of vodka and 1 glass wine.

Accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city centre, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.

Day 6 St Petersburg: Peterhof Palace and Hermitage Art Museum
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to hotel. 

Dinner and accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel.

Day 7 St Petersburg: City Sightseeing, Catherine's Palace, Amber Room and Folklore Show
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to the town of Pushkin followed by a visit to Catherine’s Palace including the famous Amber room. Lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, 3hr panoramic tour of the city by coach with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges and the tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil’s Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square, and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress. This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant or similar.

Accommodation at the Ambassador Hotel.

Day 8  St Petersburg: Departure
Tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to St. Petersburg Airport in connection with your flight home.

Departures 2017: July 25

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily, 2 lunches (Days 6, 7 plus lunch box on train on Day 5); 6 x 3-course or buffet dinner (except on 2nd night in Stockholm); 3hr guided tour of  Helsinki; 4hrs Stockholm, all entrances included; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast on board; complete programme in St. Petersburg, incl. 3hr city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin, 1hr guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission; Hydrofoil St. Petersburg-Peterhof, incl. entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace; Train Helsinki-St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations; Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; tour escort throughout; Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days only (transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement).

Excludes: Russian Visa

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3953.00
Single AUD$ 4882.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily, 2 lunches (Days 6, 7 plus lunch box on train on Day 5); 6 x 3-course or buffet dinner (except on 2nd night in Stockholm); 3hr guided tour of  Helsinki; 4hrs Stockholm, all entrances included; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast on board; complete programme in St. Petersburg, incl. 3hr city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin, 1hr guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission; Hydrofoil St. Petersburg-Peterhof, incl. entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace; Train Helsinki-St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations; Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; tour escort throughout; Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days only (transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement).

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