Warsaw, the Baltics and Helsinki


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Tour : RQ

Overview

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On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Finland travelling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw, and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. 
In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes the Stare Miasto (Old Town), founded in the 13th century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, situated in the former KGB building which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.
Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built between 1402 and 1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and Helsinki’s famous open-air market, where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food.
Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer. Or how about a Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting in Riga and a visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter Užupis? All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.

Highlights

Warsaw Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto and St. John’s Cathedral; private Chopin concert

Vilnius Guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum, and Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis

Hill of Crosses Take pictures of the memorial site

Riga Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter; Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting

Tallinn Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Tallinn - Helsinki Ferry crossing

Helsinki Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market

Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Warsaw, Poland

Day
1

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
2

Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - Vilnius, Lithuania

Day
3

The next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid centre of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Vilnius

Day
4

Vilnius’ picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB MUSEUM, and end your tour with a special visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter, UŽUPIS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vilnius - Riga, Latvia

Day
5

Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Riga

Day
6

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic centre on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the OLD TOWN and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Don’t miss the opportunity to TASTE Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and Laima chocolate. The afternoon and evening are at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Riga - Tallinn, Estonia

Day
7

Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. During your afternoon sightseeing with a Local Guide, discover the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visit the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tallinn - Helsinki, Finland

Day
8

This morning, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing includes the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Helsinki

Day
9

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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 8088 353 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days St. Petersburg extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+7 days St. Petersburg & Moscow extension

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Day
4

Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
5

Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also, visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theatre.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
6

Another day full of highlights: visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialities as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Moscow

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 8088 353 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Warsaw

Day
1

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
2

Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval Old Town with its market square and the 14th-century St John’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, attend a private Chopin concert. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - Vilnius

Day
3

The next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid centre of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Vilnius

Day
4

Vilnius’s picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your local guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the Old University, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB Museum, and end your tour with a special visit to Vilnius’s artist's quarter, Užupis.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vilnius - Riga

Day
5

Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Riga

Day
6

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the Old Town and the art nouveau quarter. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and Laima chocolate. The afternoon and evening are at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Riga - Tallinn

Day
7

Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. On your afternoon sightseeing with a local guide, discover the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visit the Town Hall and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tallinn - Helsinki

Day
8

This morning, travel by ferry across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing includes the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great Lutherian Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, and the Sibelius Monument. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s open-air arts and crafts market. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Helsinki - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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 8088 353 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+4 days St. Petersburg extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+7 days St. Petersburg & Moscow extension

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Day
4

Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
5

Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also, visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theatre.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
6

Another day full of highlights: visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialities as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Moscow

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 8088 353 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

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
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

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
  • All airport taxes

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