The Baltic States, Russia and Scandinavia

Offer

Price per person
from £2,067

Price based on
London Gatwick
14th Jul 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Get an exciting snapshot of Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia as you explore the old towns and modern cities. Peek inside the 18th century Palace of Rundale, wander medieval merchant houses.

At a glance


  • Copenhagen Enjoy a guided city tour. 
  • Vilnius Spot Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings as you wander the old town.
  • Palace of Rundale Explore the rich interiors of the Duke of Courland’s former summer home.
  • Tallinn Wander medieval merchant houses in this UNESCO-listed old town.
  • Senate Square Get up close with Carl Ludvig Engel’s most famous NEO-Classical architecture.
  • Stockholm Discover the highlights of the city on a guided tour.
The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Get an exciting snapshot of Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia as you explore the old towns and modern cities. Peek inside the 18th century Palace of Rundale, wander medieval merchant houses.

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Copenhagen

Day
1

Fly to Copenhagen where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Copenhagen - Berlin

Day
2

A morning of guided sightseeing to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the little mermaid and the rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head for Gedser for the 2-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Berlin - Poznan

Day
3

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Poznan - Warsaw

Day
4

Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic centre, and you’ll see why Warsaw is considered to be a phoenix “par excellence,” as European cities go.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Warsaw - Vilnius

Day
5

Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vilnius

Day
6

On the included sightseeing walk, visit the historic streets of the old town. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional folklore dinner?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vilnius - Rundale Pils - Riga

Day
7

An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Riga

Day
8

On the included tour of the Old City with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town centre. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Riga - Parnu - Tallinn

Day
9

Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tallinn

Day
10

Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tallinn - St Petersburg

Day
11

Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travellers to be Russia’s most fascinating city. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Petersburg

Day
12

St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendour, beauty, and distinction. The included city tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Petersburg - Vyborg - Helsinki

Day
13

Realise the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, travelling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Helsinki - Baltic Sea crossing - Stockholm

Day
14

The included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the ferry to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stockholm

Day
15

Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. The best way to see and appreciate the highlights of Sweden’s capital is to join the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stockholm - UK

Day
16

Your tour ends today with breakfast in the morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Copenhagen: Quality Dan
  • Berlin: Park Inn Alexanderplatz
  • Poznan: Novotel Centrum
  • Warsaw: Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre
  • Vilnius: Grata
  • Riga: Albert
  • Tallinn: Kreutz wald or Park Inn Meriton
  • St Petersburg: Sokos Olympia Garden or Holiday Inn Moskovskye
  • Helsinki: Scandic Park
  • Stockholm: Radisson Blu Arlandia or Clarion Arlanda

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