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  • Feel the medieval tranquility and modern urban life of Tallinn.
  • Freshen-up on a ferry through Finish archipelago.
  • Observe the architecture and feel the atmosphere of east and west in green and lively Helsinki.
  • Relax yourself on a drive through beautiful Finnish countryside.
  • Discover the greatness of palaces, Venetian-like canals and splendid art collections of St. Petersburg.

This is your pan-Baltic voyage through 3 port cities that draw the line between Eastern and Western Cultures. You will start your journey with medieval tranquillity and modern urban life experience in a charming Estonian capital. The adventure continues on water crossing the Gulf of Finland and reaching Helsinki, a green and lively city after crossing a maze of Finnish archipelago. The monuments, churches and wide streets of nordic design will have your eyes open, but wait until you reach jaw-dropping palaces, fortresses and its worldwide famous museums of St. Petersburg, a true northern pearl.

 

 

Tallinn - 3 Niguliste, Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Tallinn
Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2 (Saturday): Tallinn
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.  In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.


Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn-Helsinki
This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.

 

Day 4 (Monday): Helsinki
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors. Optional Finnish dinner.


Day 5 (Tuesday): Helsinki-St. Petersburg
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.


Day 6 (Wednesday): St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks.


Day 7 (Thursday): St. Petersburg
The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.


Day 8 (Friday): St. Petersburg Departure
Optional transfer to the airport.

Optional transfer from airport.

Optional transfer to airport.

   • 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
   • 7 x buffet breakfast
   • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
   • Personalized welcome package
   • Entrances to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
   • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
   • Service of Italian only speaking tour escort on Baltic countries segment and Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on Finish segment on tours GBT08, GBT10, GBT12-GBT20
   • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on tours GBT05, GBT07, GBT09, GBT11, GBT21
   • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans  throughout the itinerary
   • Ferry Tallinn-Helsinki OW
   • Portage at hotels

 

  • Plane tickets to and from the Baltic states
  • Arrival / departure transfers
  • Other meals during the trip
  • Optional tours and services
  • Entrance to museums and attractions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
Tallinn
3 Niguliste, Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia