Warsaw, the Baltics and Helsinki

New for 2018

Price per person
from £1,476

Price based on
London Heathrow
6th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Uncover the ancient cities, unspoilt scenery and compelling history of the northern European and Baltic states on this insightful journey from Poland to Finland. Attend a private Chopin recital in Warsaw, taste Latvia’s national specialties and explore Helsinki, where contemporary culture meets quirky Finnish tradition.

At a glance


  • Warsaw Welcome dinner. Guided sightseeing and a visit to the Old Town and St John’s Cathedral. Private Chopin concert.
  • Vilnius Guided walking tour, visit the old university, the KGB Museum and the artists quarter. 
  • Riga Guided sightseeing of the Old Town and art nouveau quarter. Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting.
  • Tallinn Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
  • Helsinki Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market. Farewell dinner.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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.

Overview

Uncover the ancient cities, unspoilt scenery and compelling history of the northern European and Baltic states on this insightful journey from Poland to Finland. Attend a private Chopin recital in Warsaw, taste Latvia’s national specialties and explore Helsinki, where contemporary culture meets quirky Finnish tradition.

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:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Helsinki - UK

Day
9

Depart for the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

Hotels

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


  • Warsaw: Sofitel Victoria 
  • Vilnius: Crown Plaza
  • Riga: Radisson Blu Elizabete
  • Tallinn: Solo Sakos Estoria
  • Helsinki: Radisson Blu Royal

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