Stockholm, Tallinn and Riga Exploration

Explore 3 unique Baltic cities
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This tour takes you from historic Stockholm by overnight ferry to beautiful Tallinn, then by comfortable regular coach on to Riga. In each city, enjoy the convenience of transfers and privately guided city sightseeing, with plenty of time to enjoy these unique and fascinating Baltic Sea cities. There are also some great privately guided optional excursions and meals available to add to your experience.

You can also do the tour in reverse, from Riga to Stockholm. Or add extra nights - please ask us.

Day 1 Stockholm: Arrival
On arrival in Stockholm, transfer to your hotel, check-in and time to start exploring. 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. Explore Gamla Stan’s charming, narrow cobbled streets, take a canal cruise, see the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, and much more.  2 nights in Stockholm.

Day 2 Stockholm: Privately Guided City Sightseeing and Time at Leisure
After breakfast, meet your driver and guide at the hotel, for a private city sightseeing tour which includes the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, and the city centre with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is at leisure - perhaps visit the Vasa Museum, which houses one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved warships dating back to 1628, or Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, with its collection of old buildings collected from all over Sweden. 2nd overnight in Stockholm.
 
Day 3 Stockholm - Tallinn by Overnight Ferry
The day is free to see more great sights - perhaps take a canal tour, to see this maritime city from a different perspective.  In the mid afternoon, transfer from your hotel to the ferry terminal, to board the overnight ferry to Tallinn, with accommodation in an A class outside cabin, including buffet dinner and breakfast on board. While you travel slowly down the archipelago past numerous islands and islets, enjoy the wonderful views of the Baltic Sea. Onboard there is a wide choice of entertainment with bars, shops, a casino and more.

Day 4 Tallinn Arrival & Sightseeing and Optional Kadriorg Park and KUMU excursion.
On arrival in Tallinn this morning at approximately 10:00 hrs, meet your driver and guide at the pier, for a private city sightseeing tour of Tallinn, a small city that is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. Your tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town, where you will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel for check in.  2 nights in Tallinn.

In the afternoon explore on your own - the Old Town is a busy and vibrant place with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. Or you can add an optional privately guided excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU. Pick up at your hotel and travel from Tallinn to Kadriorg Park. Start with a visit to the marvellous park at the Palace with its Baroque flower garden, Swan Pond and smaller park, as well as the historic buildings such as the Summer House, Kitchen House and Guard House, that surround the palace. Then visit the award-winning Estonian art museum KUMU (KUnstiMUuseum) and its exhibition halls, with its collections of classic & contemporary fine art. Duration 3hrs.

Day 5 Tallinn Day at Leisure or Optional Estonian Ethnographical Open Air Museum Visit.
Today enjoy more of the city. Or you can take an optional privately guided excursion to the Estonian Ethnographical Open Air Museum where you experience the rural Estonia of old in this vast, living museum filled with recreated, 18th - 20th century villages. Or taste some wines in one of the many boutique wine bars, or just watch the passing parade from a quiet cafe.

The evening also offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack, located in an historic house in the heart of the Old Town. 2nd overnight in Tallinn.

Day 6 Tallinn - Riga by Coach
After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the coach terminal, for your trip by comfortable, modern coach from Tallinn to Riga. The trip takes about 4.5 hours. On arrival in Riga, meet your driver for the transfer to your hotel, and check-in. Time at leisure. Overnight in Riga.

Day 7 Riga Walking Tour + Optional Jurmala Visit and Optional DInner at Muusu
After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel for your private walking tour of Riga. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument

In the afternoon perhaps enjoy an optional excursion  to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Jūrmala, the oldest and largest resort town in the Baltic States, is situated 25 kilometres from the capital. The beaches are covered in dazzling white quartz sand, with 33 km stretches to wander along. This is a beautiful, peaceful and charming place, with a proud heritage and many fine examples of distinctive wooden 19th century architecture.

In the evening an optional 3 course dinner at Muusu is offered - enjoy contemporary and sophisticated Baltic cuisine in elegant surroundings is offered. In summer you can dine in the roof top garden.

Day 8 Riga Departure
After breakfast, departure transfer to the airport or train station and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily all year

Includes: 6 nights accommodation at selected hotels with daily buffet breakfast, Stockholm and Tallinn and sightseeing tours with a private guide and car, Riga walking tour with a private guide, arrival and departure transfers to/from airport, ferry terminal and coach station, overnight Tallink ferry Stockholm - Tallinn in A class cabin with buffet dinner and breakfast, EUROLINES coach Tallinn - Riga one way.

Excludes: optional excursions

You can choose between Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2247.00
Single AUD$ 4277.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation at selected hotels with daily buffet breakfast, Stockholm and Tallinn and sightseeing tours with a private guide and car, Riga walking tour with a private guide, arrival and departure transfers to/from airport, ferry terminal and coach stations, overnight Tallink ferry Stockholm - Tallinn in A class cabin with buffet dinner and breakfast, EUROLINES coach Tallinn - Riga one way.

You can choose between Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation. The prices shown here are for the tour with 3 star Standard accommodation. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2391.00
Single AUD$ 4531.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation at selected hotels with daily buffet breakfast, Stockholm and Tallinn and sightseeing tours with a private guide and car, Riga walking tour with a private guide, arrival and departure transfers to/from airport, ferry terminal and coach stations, overnight Tallink ferry Stockholm - Tallinn in A class cabin with buffet dinner and breakfast, EUROLINES coach Tallinn - Riga one way.

You can choose between Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation. The prices shown here are for the tour with 4 star Superior accommodation. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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