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Helsinki, Baltic States and Poland

14 days
13 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

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PER PERSON :

May 23, Sep 12 & Sep 26
$ 3,420.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,295.00 (single occupancy)
June 20, 2022
$ 3,370.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,245.00 (single occupancy)
Jul 18 & Aug 8
$ 3,290.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,165.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 23, 2022 - Jun 04, 2022 
Jun 20, 2022 - Jul 02, 2022 
Jul 18, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 
Aug 08, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 
Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022 
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 08, 2022 

Hotels:

Helsinki: Clarion or similar
Tallinn: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton or similar
Riga: Radisson Blu Latvia or similar
Vilnius: Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar
Warsaw: Mercure Grand or similar
Krakow: Novotel Centrum or similar

Included:

Airport transfer from Helsinki airport to the hotel
Centrally located first class hotels
Breakfast daily
Welcome dinner in Helsinki (glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
2 lunches and 4 dinners (coffee or tea included)
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout
Licensed Local Guides
Baggage handling at hotels
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Admission included where indicated in bold letters
Hotel taxes and service taxes
Departure transfer from hotel to Krakow airport 

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Optional Services:

Helsinki´s imposing landmarks
Tallinn and its Toompea Castle
Riga´s magnificent old Town
Vilnius, medieval quarters and baroque architecture
Warsaw and its charming Old Town
Yasna Gora Monastery, home to Poland´s Black Madonna
Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and Museum
Karkow´s medieval care and Jewish quarter

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrive in Helsinki

Upon arrival in Helsinki, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your own discovery. Tonight, your tour director is hosting a welcome dinner and will introduce you to your fellow travelers and to the fascinating tour  that awaits you.  (D) 

Day 2  : Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of Finland lies in the far south of the country, on a peninsula that is home to the busiest passenger port in the world. Our comprehensive sightseeing covers the most important and interesting areas such as the historical center, the Senate Square, the  Cathedral, City Hall, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, and the Opera House. We stop at the Sibelius Monument and, whenever possible, at the Temppeliaukio church (known also as Rock church). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.  (B)  

Options: Excursion to Suomenlinna Island
Day 3  : Helsinki - Tallinn by ferry

We board a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Afterward, we transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of  the day  at leisure or  join the  optional  tour  to  Kadriorg Palace.  (B, D) 

Options: Tour to Kadriorg Palace
Day 4  : Tallinn

On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, we visit the  Alexander  Nevsky Cathedral. Next up is a visit to  Toompea Castle  and the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall there. After the tour, we taste some Schnapps  in a medieval  house.  The  rest of the  day  is at leisure.  (B)

Day 5  : Tallinn - Riga

We travel by motor coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way, we make a stop in Pärnu, located on the coast of Pärnu Bay. The city is known for its 19th-century timber villas and sandy Pärnu Beach, with its shallow waters and promenade. There is free time to stroll along the beach, have a cup of coffee, or even a lunch break. We then continue to Riga  where  the  afternoon  is  free  to  explore  the  city  or  take  an optional tour Food Market experience. (B)

Options: Food Market experience
Day 6  : Riga

On our tour, we see the 700-year-old Riga Castle on the banks of the Daugava River, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, the St. Jacobs Cathedral, the St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the eclectic Art Nouveau buildings. After the tour, we sample  Black Balsam, a  dark and astringent liqueur made of 24  herbs and  based  on  a  250-year-old  recipe.  The  rest  of  the  day  is  free  to explore more of Riga, shop, or savor some Latvian crêpes.  (B)

Day 7  : Riga - Vilnius

This morning, we set a course for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. On the way, we stop at the baroque and rococo  Rundale Palace  Museum. Built in the 18th  century and surrounded by a French garden, the palace is an architectural marvel and a triumph of art over nature. After a lunch  break  here,  we  continue  our  journey  to  Vilnius  with  a  stop  at  the Hill of Crosses  in Siauliai. It represents Lithuania’s unique national and religious identity. The balance of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.  (B, L)

Day 8  : Vilnius

Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, we visit the baroque  St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church  and the striking  St. Anne’s Church.  We also see Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, the famous Gediminas’ Tower, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free to explore even more  or optional visit of the Trakai castle.  (B)

Day 9  : Vilnius - Warsaw

Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns. Before you head the Warsaw we will enjoy a lunch break. Afternoon´s arrival to the capital of Poland and free to explore city on your own before ending this day with a dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 10  : Warsaw

The 700-year-old capital of Poland has been called the “Phoenix City” because it rose again after being destroyed during World War II. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from superb Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Then see the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Next, on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to stroll through a park, shop, relax, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 11  : Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow

This morning, our journey continues to Czestochowa, famous for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna”. In the afternoon, we solemnly visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. After our visit, we continue to Krakow where we have dinner. (B, D)

Day 12  : Krakow

A sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, where you’ll view the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral. Then take a walking tour of the Old Town, and see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free. You might want to go for a stroll, shop, or relax over some szarlotka. In the evening gather with your fellow travelers and tour director for farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 13  : Depart from Krakow

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Krakow airport. Alternatively, you can continue your journey to Prague and Budapest.

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