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8 Days / 7 Nights

DAY - 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
Arrival in Tallinn, 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 Peppersack.

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 Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

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 "The 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 Russian Kitsch.

DAY - 8 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

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  2018        
  May-September 2018        
           
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  May 25 - Jun 01 $1,625 $2,430  
  Jun 01 - Jun 08 $1,625 $2,430  
  Jul 13 - Jul 20 $1,475 $2,125  
  Jul 20 - Jul 27 $1,475 $2,125  
  Jul 27 - Jul 03 $1,475 $2,125  
  Aug 03 - Aug 10 $1,475 $2,125  
  Aug 10 - Aug 17 $1,475 $2,125  
  Aug 17 - Aug 24 $1,475 $2,125  
  Aug 24 - Aug 31 $1,475 $2,125  
  Aug 31 - Sep 07 $1,475 $2,125  
  Sep 07 - Sep 14 $1,475 $2,125  
  Sep 14 - Sep 21 $1,475 $2,125  
       
  Optional Tours Price PP  
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU $60  
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack $60  
  6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park $106  
  3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum $68  
  4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $106  
  Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace $76  
  4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace $113  
  3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum $76  
  Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: $76  
 
Including:
  • 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 speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry Tallinn-Helsinki OW
  • Portage at hotels
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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