Best of Finland Russia and The Baltic States Summer 2019

Best of Finland Russia and The Baltic States Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Admire the indomitable spirit of Mother Russia in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Wander through the ancient Baltic capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn's Hanseatic Quarter.

Day 1 - Arrive Helsinki
Welcome to Helsinki, the cool capital of Finland, whose sophisticated streets and laidback atmosphere are yours to enjoy, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for an orientation drive to see the city's iconic sights followed by a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Scandic Grand Marina
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Helsinki --- St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Follow the beautiful shoreline along the Gulf of Finland, crossing the border into Russia. We journey through the lush forests of Karelia to the imperial city of St. Petersburg - our home for the next three nights. You will have the option of admiring the 'Venice of the North' by night, taking to its waters and navigating the city's canals by boat, or perhaps indulge in the delicious flavours of traditional stolle pie, while you wander through the city's narrow lanes and grand boulevards this evening.Scandinavian Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Moskovskye Vorota
Meals: 1 Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 3 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore the city's iconic sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this city saw it evolve into an elegant metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. Then visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built to protect the city against invading forces in the 18th century, and the spectacular Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. Admire the exquisite works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vermeer which hang proudly on its magnificent Baroque and Rococo walls.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 - St. Petersburg Free Day
Spend the day exploring St. Petersburg, admiring the ornate golden domes and colourful mosaics of cathedrals and churches. Consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the gardens and cascading miracle of engineering at the spectacular Peterhof fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence, then spend your evening at leisure.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - St. Petersburg --- High-Speed Train --- Moscow (3 Nights)
Board a high-speed Sapsan train that will take you across the vast Russian landscape to the capital city. Delve into the tumultuous and captivating history of Moscow, an ancient city that oozes grandeur. Explore its monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, then dine at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Azimut Olympic
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 6 - Moscow Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations, fierce fighting and beautiful architecture. See the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, before venturing beyond the red walls of the Kremlin for a memorable visit to the seat of Russian power.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Moscow Free Day
Immese yourself in the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about the city's triumphs and defeats. You have a full day at leisure to explore the sights. Stroll along the flower-lined boulevards of Gorky Park, admire the exquisite underground art and history showcase that is the Moscow Metro, or consider an Optional Experience to the Tsar's Treasury Chamber or St. Sergius Monastery and its handicraft market.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 - Moscow --- Minsk (2 Nights)
Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon's retreating army of 1812, passing near the bloody battlefields of Borodino, before stopping for a Regional Meal lunch in the Smolensk region. We cross the border and journey to Minsk, the cosmopolitan capital of Belarus and our home for the next two nights. This evening we dine on traditional cuisine at our hotel. Later, consider visiting the Old Town and indulging in the honey flavours of the local medovukha drink.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal, 1 Dinner

Day 9 - Minsk Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, we join our Local Specialist to see the iconic sights of Minsk, including the Hero City Memorial, built to commemorate the city's status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. Consider a visit to the Saint Elizabeth Convent during your free afternoon to see its beautiful stained glass and religious icon workshop. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' and join Anatolij and his family in their Belarus farmstead for a traditional Be My Guest dinner. Enjoy rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 10 - Minsk --- Vilnius Sightseeing and Free Time
We journey west and cross the border into Lithuania, arriving later in the capital Vilnius, renowned for its beautiful Baroque fa''ades. Join a Local Specialist on a leisurely tour past the city's iconic sights. See the Bishop's Palace and the University, the oldest university in the Baltics, founded in 1579. Explore the 17th-century Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, built on the site of a temple to the pagan goddess of love. Walk to the Gates of Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa and former Jewish Ghetto, passing the Cathedral on the way.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott City Center
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Vilnius --- Siauliai --- Riga (2 Nights)
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Vilnius, departing the city after lunch. Our first stop is the extraordinary Hill of Crosses at Siauliai. This site features thousands of crosses, each mysteriously claiming its place since the mid-19th century. We arrive in the ancient city of Riga later, where we will spend the next two nights. This evening, after dinner, maybe take to the streets to explore the Latvian capital's inspiring Gothic spires.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Mercure Centre
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 12 - Riga Sightseeing and Free Time
Stroll through the winding medieval streets of Riga's UNESCO-listed Old Town - with one of the world's finest collections of Art Nouveau buildings and a Hanseatic trade history we will have an opportunity to explore during a sightseeing and walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day discovering the sights on your terms. Admire the skyline from the comfort of a canal boat, view the 14th-century House of the Blackheads or indulge in the herbal flavours of the city's favourite Black Balsam at a traditional city tavern - the choice is yours.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 13 - Riga --- Tallinn Sightseeing and Free Time
We follow the Gulf of Riga north into Estonia, and travel via Parnu, a popular beach resort for Tallinn residents. Explore the beautifully preserved streets of Tallinn's old Hanseatic Quarter with a Local Specialist. See its 15th-century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a symbol of Russian power, with its magnificent gold-plated dome. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, celebrating delicious Estonian flavours.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Accommodation: Nordic Forum
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 14 - Tallinn --- Helsinki Sightseeing and Free Time
We board a ferry this morning, crossing the Baltic Sea to Helsinki where we'll meet a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour past the modern marble fa''ades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and Market Squares, and caf''-lined Esplanadi. This evening, we toast to an unforgettable northern adventure, joining our fellow travellers for a special Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Scandic Grand Marina
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 15 - Depart Helsinki
Our time together has come to an end. We say a fond farewell to newfound friends at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Scandinavian Breakfast
Meals: 1 Scandinavian Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIEW Red Square in Moscow, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
  • VISIT the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn

Dining Highlights

  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Regional Meal lunch
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Gulf of Finland.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • High-speed train between St. Petersburg and Moscow.
  • Rail service is reserved in standard class.
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Are there age restrictions?

No age restrictions on Trafalgar tours but travelers do have to have to keep in mind that these are walking tours and they vary in level of intensity. Please let your travel consultant know of any special accommodations you may require before booking your trip. They will be able to suggest itineraries to fit your level of activity.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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