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Baltic Triangle
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg

Tour Overview
Covering the capital cities of Finland and Estonia, and the former capital of Russia, this tour is a perfect blend of charming medieval tranquility and modern world. Explore the medieval city walls and old town of Tallinn from where you depart for Helsinki via a refreshing ferry ride through the Finnish archipelago. Enjoy sightseeing in the green and lively Finnish capital, before discovering the imperial palaces and museums of St. Petersburg.

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 Maikrahv. (B)


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. (B)


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. The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve. (B)


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. (B)


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. (B)


Day 8 (Friday): St. Petersburg Departure

Transfer to the airport. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
June-October 2021, 8 days/7 nights
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jun 11 - 18, 2021 1700 2610
Jun 18 - 25, 2021 1700 2610
Jun 25 - 02 Jul, 2021 1700 2610
Jul 02 - 09, 2021 1700 2610
Jul 09 - 16, 2021 1555 2325
Jul 16 - 23, 2021 1555 2325
Jul 23 - 30, 2021 1555 2325
Jul 30 - 06 Aug, 2021 1555 2325
Aug 06 - 13, 2021 1555 2325
Aug 13 - 20, 2021 1555 2325
Aug 20 - 27, 2021 1555 2325
Aug 27 - 03 Sep, 2021 1555 2325
Sep 03 - 10, 2021 1555 2325
Sep 10 - 17, 2021 1555 2325
Sep 17 - 24, 2021 1555 2325
Sep 24 - 01 Oct, 2021 1555 2325
Optional Tours Price Per Person
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU 60
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv 60
6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park 100
3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress 85
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace 115
Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace 95
4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace 110
3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum 70
Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti 70
Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve 85
Half board at hotels (5 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea on Day 1-Day 2 and Day 5-Day 7) 370

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • 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

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