Jewels of The Baltics 10 Days

10 Days: Sweden , Stockholm , Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius
Tour overview:

This tour takes you on a journey combining two Nordic capitals with the capitals of the three Baltic Countries. You will have plenty of opportunity to explore the cities and all this region has to offer. The itinerary can be extended with pre-tours in Copenhagen if you would like to see more of Scandinavia.

Day 1 - Arrival in Stockholm

Arrival in Stockholm, a city surrounded by almost 25.000 small islands. Transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can start exploring Stockholm already today. The city has plenty to offer: walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Drottninggatan – the “Queen Street”, with many shops, bars, and cafes. Meeting with your Tour Leader at the hotel reception at 18:00pm.

Overnight at Clarion Sign or similar.

Day 2 - Stockholm

Breakfast in the hotel

In the morning meet your Tour Leader and a local guide at the reception of your hotel and depart for a 3-hour Sightseeing Tour in Stockholm. During your sightseeing tour you will visit the Gamla Stan (Old town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, The Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants, and Swedish design-ware shops.

Overnight at Clarion Sign or similar

Day 3 - Stockholm To Helsinki

Breakfast in the hotel.

This day is on your own. Stockholm is generally referred to as Beauty on Water, or Venice of the North, as the city is built upon 14 islands. It is surrounded by Lake Mälaren, and by the Baltic Sea. The city's grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history, and museums reveal its 700-year-old history beautifully. You may choose to trace your own path to discover Stockholm’s secret corners or join some of the offered optional activities. We recommend that you book the optional activities in advance. In the afternoon, transfer to the Stockholm harbour and board your overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight on board of the cruise, inside B-class cabin, twin bed.

Upgrade possible on request

Day 4 - Helsinki – Tallinn

Breakfast on board.

Welcome to Finland and its magnificent capital city Helsinki! Upon arrival to Helsinki you will enjoy a 2-hour Sightseeing Tour of Helsinki. Amongst others, you will see Senaatintori, the Senate square’s, and its magnificent architectural ensemble. Right around the corner near the harbour, you will find the Kauppatori, the picturesque market square, characterised by an abundance of flowers, fruits and busy traders. TheTuomio Kirkko (cathedral) is our next stop. It was built in the 19th century and has an impressive copper dome. Concerts are regularly taking place inside. Another church, the Temppeliaukio Kirkko is carved into the rock, which gives excellent acoustics. One of the last stops is the Uspenski Cathedral - the Orthodox Cathedral in neo-Byzantine style rears its mighty mass of red brick in the Katajanokka Island. Late afternoon transfer to the cruise-ship terminal, where you will embark on a 2-hour-cruise to Tallinn.

Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson Meriton or similar.

Day 5 - Tallinn

Breakfast in the hotel.

In the morning, 3-hour Sightseeing Tour of Tallinn with a local guide: The old town is located in the heart of Tallinn. Divided in two very distinctive parts: Toompea hill and The lower town, centered on Raekoja plats (the Town Hall Square) is still surrounded by a 2,5km-fortified wall. Through the itinerary, you will admire the Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky and the Toompea castle (home to the Estonian Parliament), The City Hall Square, the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, St Olaf and Niguliste churches. Rest of the day at leisure to continue exploring the city at your own pace, visit some more attractions, try the local cuisine dom some shopping, etc.

Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson Meriton or similar.

Day 6 - Tallinn – Riga

Breakfast in the hotel.

Free time in the morning to further explore Tallinn! Afternoon departure towards Riga on a long-distance coach, with a short break in Pärnu, a bustling beach retreat with early 20th -century buildings, and a beautiful promenade where you can try a local snack before continuing to Latvia.

Overnight at Wellton Riverside Spa or similar.

Day 7 - Riga

Breakfast in the hotel.

In the morning, 3-hour Sightseeing Tour of Riga, where we visit the UNESCO world heritage sights as elegant Art Nouveau district, the old town with many medieval churches in it. Drive along central boulevards of Riga surrounded with beautiful city Canal Park and Bastion hill, many beautiful parks, New Opera house from the XIX century, the Riga Castle build for Riga's archbishop in the 14th century, largest in Europe Riga's Central market build from reused zeppelin hangars. During the walk along cobble streets of Riga we see impressive Powder Tower, Swedish barracks, and Swedish gate, "Three Brothers”, Brotherhood of Blackheads building established there 600 years ago, majestic Dome Cathedral founded in 1211 with one of the best organs in Europe with nearly 7000 pipes, house of cats, Richard Vagner Street, and theatre where he conducted in 1830s, Great and Small guild houses. Rest of the day at leisure to continue exploring the city at your own pace, visit some more attractions and try the local cuisine. 

Overnight at Wellton Riverside or similar.

Day 8 - Riga – Vilnius

Breakfast in the hotel

Morning departure to Vilnius on a long-distance coach. On the way, after crossing the border to Lithuania, a short photo break at the impressive pilgrimage site Hill of Crosses, which origins remain a mystery. Upon arrival 3-hour Sightseeing Tour of Vilnius. The Old Town, whose architectural ensemble of Central European Catholic inspiration contrasts with the Germanic influence found in the other Baltic capitals, offers a maze of winding streets, inner courtyards, old churches that seem jealously hide some mysteries. This tour notably includes Vilnius Cathedral and a visit to Saint Anne's Church (ext.): one of Lithuania's Gothic masterpieces.

Overnight at Congress Hotel or similar.

Day 9 - Vilnius

Breakfast in the hotel.

Free day to explore City. Enjoy some last-minute shopping for Baltic souvenirs, try the local cuisine or choose some of the optional activities.

Overnight at Congress Hotel or similar.

Day 10 - Departure

Breakfast in the hotel. 

Depending on your departure time, you might still have some time to enjoy in the city. Transfer to the airport.