The Baltic States, Russia and Scandinavia


  • 16 days

  • The Baltics and Russia

  • Active pace

Tour : 6930

Up to 7.5% off on 2020

Single Share available

From

£2,059 pp

Tour only

Based on 18th Apr 2020

From

£2,182 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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On this Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour package, you'll journey from Denmark to Sweden travelling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm.

Enjoy included sightseeing of the must-see attractions in many of the cities you’ll visit on your affordable tour of the Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 11th century and with historic buildings that are gothic, renaissance, baroque, and classical styles. In Riga, walk through the Old City, founded in 1201 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.

Walk through Tallinn's Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, a Local Guide will introduce you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki's sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852.

Your affordable tour includes an overnight cruise—with music, dancing, and shopping on board—from Helsinki to Stockholm and a 2-hour ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany. Visit Latvia’s 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your budget-minded Baltic, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoilt with scenic landscapes.

Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on your fantastic, yet affordable, Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour. It’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travellers who want to experience it all.

Highlights

COPENHAGEN Guided city tour

GEDSER–ROSTOCK Ferry crossing

BERLIN & WARSAW Visit

VILNIUS Guided city tour

PILSRUNDALE Visit the Palace of Rundale

RIGA Guided walking tour

PARNU Visit

TALLINN Guided walking tour

ST. PETERSBURG Guided city tour

HELSINKI Guided city tour

HELSINKI–STOCKHOLM Overnight ferry

STOCKHOLM Guided city tour

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Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

COPENHAGEN–FERRY CROSSING–BERLIN, GERMANY

Day
2

A morning of sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the LITTLE MERMAID statue and the rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour FERRY crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND.

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.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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 center, and you’ll see why Warsaw is considered to be a phoenix “par excellence", as European cities go.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA.

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.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VILNIUS.

Day
6

On the included sightseeing walk, discover 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 Lithuanian folklore dinner?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VILNIUS–PILSRUNDALE, LATVIA–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.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

RIGA.

Day
8

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

RIGA–PÅRNU, ESTONIA–TALLINN.

Day
9

Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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
  • Dinner

TALLINN–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

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 travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km

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 splendor, beauty, and distinction. An 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. Choose from a range of optional excursions available to complete your St. Petersburg experience.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ST. PETERSBURG–VYBORG–HELSINKI, FINLAND.

Day
13

Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HELSINKI–OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Day
14

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.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi/ 50 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including CITY HALL.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

STOCKHOLM

Day
16

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at the time of booking. Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,059 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Headset
  • All port taxes

Tour with flights

From

£2,182 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Headset
  • All airport and port taxes

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