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The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia 2020

From Copenhagen to Stockholm
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Cosmos
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Tour Itinerary

On this Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour package, you'll journey from Denmark to Sweden traveling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm. Enjoy included sightseeing of the must-see attractions in many of the cities you’ll visit on your affordable tour of the Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town and Riga’s Old Town, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating to the 11th century and with historic buildings that are gothic, renaissance, baroque, and classical styles. Walk through Tallinn's Old Town – also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, Russia, a Local Guide will introduce you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki's sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852. Your affordable tour includes an overnight cruise—with music, dancing, and shopping on board—from Helsinki to Stockholm and a 2-hour ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany. Visit Latvia’s 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your budget-minded Baltic, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoilt with scenic landscapes. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on your fantastic, yet affordable, Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour. It’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to experience it all.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2: COPENHAGEN–FERRY CROSSING–BERLIN, GERMANY.
A morning of sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the LITTLE MERMAID statue and the rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour FERRY crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km (B)

Day 3: BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND.
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km (B,D)

Day 4: POZNAN–WARSAW.
Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic center, and you’ll see why Warsaw is considered to be a phoenix “par excellence", as European cities go.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)

Day 5: WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA.
Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (B,D)

Day 6: VILNIUS.
On the included sightseeing walk, discover the historic streets of the OLD TOWN. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional Lithuanian folklore dinner? (B)

Day 7: VILNIUS–PILSRUNDALE, LATVIA–RIGA.
An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque PALACE OF RUNDALE, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km (B,L)

Day 8: RIGA.
On the included tour of the OLD CITY with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town center. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population. (B)

Day 9: RIGA–PÅRNU, ESTONIA–TALLINN.
Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km (B)

Day 10: TALLINN.
Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. (B,D)

Day 11: TALLINN–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km (B,L,D)

Day 12: ST. PETERSBURG.
St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. An included city tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty. Choose from a range of optional excursions available to complete your St. Petersburg experience. (B)

Day 13: ST. PETERSBURG–VYBORG–HELSINKI, FINLAND.
Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km (B)

Day 14: HELSINKI–OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.
Included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the FERRY to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi/ 50 km (B)

Day 15: STOCKHOLM.
Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including CITY HALL. (B,D)

Day 16: STOCKHOLM.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at time of booking.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

COPENHAGEN
Guided city tour

GEDSER–ROSTOCK
Ferry crossing

BERLIN & WARSAW
Visit

VILNIUS
Guided city tour

PILSRUNDALE
Visit the Palace of Rundale

RIGA
Guided walking tour

PARNU
Visit

TALLINN
Guided walking tour

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided city tour

HELSINKI
Guided city tour

HELSINKI–STOCKHOLM
Overnight ferry

STOCKHOLM
Guided city tourTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry Gedser-Rostock, overnight cruise Helsinki-Stockholm will be in 2-berth cabins with private facilities

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 6 dinners


Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Cosmos has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Cosmos' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Cosmos' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Cosmos will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Cosmos will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Cosmos' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Cosmos will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Cosmos' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$800-$930

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Copenhagen: Park Inn Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen: Scandic Sluseholmen Copenhagen
Berlin: Abba Berlin
Poznan: Altus
Warsaw: MDM
Warsaw: Metropol Hotel
Vilnius: Hotel Grata
Riga: Wellton Riga
Tallinn: Kreutzwald
St. Petersburg: Sokos Olympia Garden
Helsinki: Scandic Park
Stockholm: Best Western Sthlm
Stockholm: Scandic Jarva Krog

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Questions & Answers

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.3
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.3

Ratings based off 13 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TOUR, THE TOUR DIRECTOR AND DRIVER WERE EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND WENT BEYOND THEIR DUTIES TO HELP US. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM BOTH TO ANYBODY. I LOVED THEIR WAY TO MAKE THE TRIP A HAPPY AND A HISTORICAL ONE. THE TOUR DIRECTOR EXPLAINED ALL THE HISTORY OF EACH AND EVERY COUNTRY IN DETAIL.

This trip met and exceeded my expectations. I knew we would be spending a lot of time on the bus, but the bus was comfortable and we made frequent rest stops which helped break up the trip. Even though we spent a very short time in each city, I felt like we saw a lot in each place, and it was enough to give you a feeling for the flavor of each city and country. I went on all the extra excursions, and Highly recommend doing that, since you see and experience much more than you would on your own during your free time. Hotels met and exceeded my expectations, and breakfast buffets were always excellent. Our guide, Ellie,was wonderful--friendly, helpful and very informative.

Needed more detail on optional events as it was difficult to determine what the experience would include

Park Inn Alexanderplatz hotel in Berlin should provide a coffee pot to customer for making coffee. Kreutzwald hotel in Tallinn needs to improve the bath room to prevent customer's foot from bumping off shower bricks above the flat area.

The hotel accommodation and breakfasts served were above our expectations. Though travel by motor coach from one country to the other takes most of the whole day, it is quite amazing to visit nine countries in 16 days.

A subtle, nuanced and invigorating visceral journey/discovery of Past constructing Present! Cathartic moments include 'See'ne of Winter Palace (You will gasp with awe when you first see it!); Berlin ( vestiges of The Wall and the dichotomy of borders vs modernity!); and Riga (a Gem, resplendent)! Tour Director and Driver are Mountains!


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