Day 1: Arrival in Riga
Upon arrival in Riga, you will be met and transferred to Tallink Hotel Riga for an overnight stay. Free evening to explore Riga. The Old Town dates back to 1201 and its narrow, cobblestone streets wind through beautifully restored buildings and historic passageways within the fortress walls. The Old Town is
small enough to enjoy on foot but if you do get lost, you can always get your bearings from the many unique church steeples that tower above the city. Riga is brimming with culture. In addition to a world class opera and ballet, there are countless young artists and musicians eager to show off their talent. Of course the city itself boasts a remarkable legacy of Gothic, Baroque and Classical architecture, not to mention the biggest collection of Art Nouveau or “Jugendstil” architecture in the world.
Day 2: Riga – Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel, time to explore more of Riga before making your way to the port for an overnight cruise to Stockholm at 17.30.
Cruise ships MS Festival and MS Romantika operate on Riga – Stockholm route. Both ships offer a good range of accommodation up to spacious Suites. This mobile entertainment center has a lot to offer, for example a show bar, pub, disco, a variety of restaurants, children’s playroom and many other possibilities to enjoy the voyage. Enjoy the soothing seas and get ready to discover the adventure in the new port that is waiting for you!
Day 3: Arrival in Stockholm
Buffet breakfasts onboard the ship. Arrival in Stockholm at 10.30 and make your way to Hotel Scandic Sergel Plaza.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest are the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. We recommend a sightseeing tour by buss or boat.
Day 4: Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel and free time in Stockholm. In the afternoon make your way back to Stockholm harbor for an overnight journey to Helsinki at 17.00.
The Stockholm-Helsinki route is operated by two of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, the sister ships MS Silja Serenade and MS Silja Symphony. In the heart of both ships there is a 142 m long
glass-roofed Promenade which can be seen through cabin windows on both sides of the Promenade. The Promenade is lined by restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques – just like a high street on sea. First class accommodation, award-winning restaurants, world class entertainment, facilities for conferences and a variety of shops are all at your service. Enjoy the services of the tropical recreation center with a sauna and warm pools or relax in a beauty salon with a world-famous cosmetic brands.
Day 5: Arrival in Helsinki
Buffet breakfasts onboard the ship. Arrival in Helsinki at 10.30. Accommodation at the Scandic Hotel Continental.
Finland’s capital offers a wide variety of things to experience ranging from an array of architectural gems, art, design and cultural offerings to great shopping facilities. Proximity to the sea and forest gives Helsinki its distinctive ambience. Sights of interest are the historical centre, Senate Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) and magnificent Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress.
Day 6: Helsinki – Tallinn
Modern Tallink shuttles Star and Superstar cross the Baltic Sea between Helsinki and Tallinn in only 2 hours. On the 7th deck entry lobby there is a 120-seat Business Lounge with wireless internet connection and TVs. For private parties there is an Observation Lounge on the 9th deck for up to 250 persons. You can dine on board with style in an à la carte restaurant or buffet, or simply in a pizzeria or a café. Over 1 500 sqm shopping area provides an excellent opportunity for shopping. Each Shuttle can take more than 2000 passengers. There is a car deck for 450 passenger cars. Tallink Shuttles are built for operating throughout the year, the weather conditions are no longer an obstacle for a fast visit over the Gulf of Finland. All the latest technology is used to make the ships extra safe, e.g. navigation equipment is among the best in the world.
In Tallinn, harbor is very close to the Old Town and upon arrival make your way to the Tallink City Hotel for an overnight stay. Tallinn is a charming city with an incredibly well preserved, picturesque medieval Old Town packed with lots of restaurants and bars. The city has a very Scandinavian feel to it, with its minimalist interiors, fairy tale like Old Town and the steel and glass skyscrapers clustered nearby.
Day 7: Departure from Tallinn
Breakfasts at the hotel. Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule. Departure.