GRAND BALTIC TOUR WITH ST. PETERSBURG

WARSAW-KAUNAS-TRAKAI-KERNAVE-VILNIUS-SIAULIAI-RUNDALE-RIGA-GAUJA NATIONAL PARK-PARNU-TALLINN-CRUISE TO STOCKHOLM-CRUISE TO HELSINKI-CRUISE TO ST. PETERSBURG-HELSINKI

WHY THIS TOUR?

  • 7 countries only in 11 days;
  • Various program balance not to get bored: towns, villages and breathtaking landscapes;
  • Diversity of transport types: bus, ferry/cruise.
  • Accommodation in excellent 4* hotels;
  • 10 breakfasts and 5 traditional meals in different countries;
  • 4 dinners on board;
  • Welcome meeting with special gifts for you;
  • Entrances to the objects;
  • Traditional cuisine of regions from different periods of 13th-21th century;
  • Service of your country language speaking tour escort on all tours;
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches,
  • A  class cabin on a cruise;
  • VISA FREE to RUSSIA.

1 day: Arrival to Warsaw. Welcome meeting with wine and snacks. Free time for  relaxation after the flight. Accommodation in Warsaw hotel 4*.

2 day: Excursion in Warsaw. There you will have a walk in the old town which are totally reconstructed after II World War and for this unique restoration Warsaw old town was included in Unesco Heritage. Traditional Polish Lunch in the restaurant and after you will go to Lazienki Palace on the island surrounded by the water and its beautiful park. This place just asks to be photographed. Accommodation in Warsaw hotel 4*.

3 day: Departure from Warsaw to Kaunas. Excursion in Kaunas (Lithuania) city. Visiting Kaunas old town, seeing the “longest bridge in the world”. Lunch with traditional Lithuanian cuisine. After lunch visiting  Pazaislis Monastery – the pearl of Northern Europe baroque. After seeing the luxury monastery and church – the real life of Lithuanians in Rumsiskes folk museum. Accommodation in Kaunas hotel 4*.

4 day: Leaving Kaunas for Vilnius. En route visiting old capital of Trakai and the first capital of Lithuania – Kernave. Trakai is the ancient capital of Lithuania located 28 km from Vilnius. This place is famous of beautiful 14-15th castle surrounded by lakes and their delicious cuisine of Karaites that you are going to taste. Short stop to admire beautiful mound hills of Kernave. Impressive landscape, rich history, valuable archaeological findings have put Kernave Archaeological Site on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. Late afternoon arrival in Vilnius. There you will see Vilnius Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the complex of Vilnius University, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments dating back to 16-18th century, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne’s and Bernardine churches, Town Hall square, the Dawn/Aušros Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Accommodation in Vilnius hotel 4*.

5 day: Leaving Vilnius for Riga. En route visiting Siauliai hill of crosses. Rundale. Degustation of traditional Latvian cuisine. Arriving in Riga and tour seeing the most famous architectural monuments: 13th century St. Peter’s Church, St. George’s Church, St. John’s Church, 14th century Riga Castle, Big and Small Guild houses, medieval dwelling houses “Three Brothers” and the Dome Square with its famous Dome Cathedral boasting one of the biggest organs in Europe.

6 day: Leaving Riga for Tallinn. Drive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. En route visiting Gauja National park and Sigulda-Turaida castle dated back to 13th century. On the way to Tallinn traditional Estonian lunch in Parnu city. Excursion in Parnu. Late afternoon arrival to Estonia’s capital. Dinner in the restaurant dated to the years of 1475, with 17 medieval dishes for you. There is everything according to the old Hanseatic customs and has been made by the role models of 15th century. You will be led by ordinary servant folks as their guides to complete your medieval experience. Accommodation in the 4* hotel.

7 day: Morning city tour of  Tallinn showing the surroundings of Tallinn and its Old Town. Among other attractions, it includes a visit of Catherine’s Valley Park and Palace, the Song Festival Amphitheatre, the venue of 120-years-old song festival tradition. You will also see Tallinn’s number one attraction: Toompea Hill and the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tall Hermann, Kiek in de Kök and Dome Cathedral. The tour ends in Town Hall Square with a view of the Town Hall, a Gothic masterpiece of 13th-14th centuries. Free time for lunch.  Late afternoon leaving Tallinn for Stockholm. Night and dinner in the cruise.

8 day: Arrival in Stockholm. Elegant and spectacular Stockholm, also known as the “Baltic Venice”. Across the city, world-class museums and galleries provoking to come inside, harboring everything from glittering Viking treasures to Abba props and contemporary art. You will visit marvelous City Hall and Vasa museum. Departure to Helsinki. Nigh and dinner t in the cruise.

9 day: Arrival to Helsinki. During the tour in Helsinki you will visit the Senate Square, which is supposed to be the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, the City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Leaving Helsinki with cruise to St. Petersburg. Night and dinner in the cruise.

10 day: Arrival to St. Petersburg. The city is home of the Tsars and one of the world’s beautiful and romantic places. St. Petersburg is also known as Venice of the North because of its location on various islands and its many canals and bridges. During the tour you will visit: Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral,  St. Isaac´s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Winter Palace, which belongs to Hermitage complex. Hermitage museum, contains over 3 million pieces of art with dates ranging from high antiquity to the present day. Among the Hermitage´s treasures are art works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt Rubens and etc. Leaving St. Petersburg with cruise. Night in the cruise. Lunch time with traditional Russian cuisine. Leaving St. Petersburg with cruise. Night and dinner in the cruise.

11 day: Arrival to Helsinki. Departure to the airport.

Included:

  • pick-up and drop off to Warsaw/Helsinki airport.
  • bus;
  • English or any other language you need speaking guide.
  • 10 nights with breakfasts; in 4* hotel and ferry A2 class cabins.
  • 5 traditional meals in the continent;
  • 4 dinners on board;
  • Entrance fees to Trakai castle, Pazaislis monastery, Rundale Palace,Sigulda‘s castle, Turaida Castle, Dom Church in Tallinn, City Hall in Stockholm and Vasa museum, Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Not included:

  • Insurance;
  • Flight tickets.