Discover Stockholm, a very beautiful capital city built on 13 islands. You will see the Gamla Stand or the “City between the Bridges”, the old quarter of the city, full of life where there are many monumental buildings such as the Nobel Museum, along side the main square of Stortorget, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. A 12-day tour visiting Stockholm, Ferry Boarding, Turku, Naantali, Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Turaida, Riga, Rundale, Palace, Hill of Crosses, Trakai, Vilnius, Vilnius, Grutas Park, Augustow, Warsaw.
DAY 01 MON. Stockholm.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!! On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.
DAY 02 TUE. Stockholm.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Stockholm sightseeing.
Today we make a panoramic tour of this very beautiful capital city built on 13 islands joined together. We will see the Gamla Stand or the “City between the Bridges”, the old quarter of the city, full of life where there are many monumental buildings such as the Nobel Museum, longside the main square of Stortorget, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Whenever possible, we will enjoy a pretty view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint. Then leisure time. We recommend visiting the museums and parks. Optionally, we suggest a visit to the City Hall and to the Visa Museum.
DAY 03 WED. Stockholm – Ferry Boarding.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ferry to Finland.
Enjoy a free day of leisure in Stockholm. In the evening we will board a modern ferry traveling overnight to Finland, where accommodation will be in double cabins with private bathrooms.
DAY 04 THU. Turku – Naantali – Helsinki.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Forests, lakes, pleasant landscapes.
As we arrive to Finland, we recommend that you go to the ship’s deck for sunrise, enjoy mesmerizing landscapes from the sea as we sail along Aland Islands, hundreds of islands covered by forests. We disembark the ferry and have time to walk around TURKU, a city with a very strong Swedish influence. We continue our journey to the neighbouring city of NAANTALI, a very picturesque town with wooden houses next to the sea. We travel on until we arrive in HELSINKI, reaching at lunchtime. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time, you will be able to explore the city, with its old market, buildings with Russian influence and churches.
DAY 05 FRI. Helsinki – Tallinn.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Stage by the sea with beautiful landscapes on the way out of Helsinki.
We enjoy a boat trip to Suomenlinna Islands, a group of islands where we can witness a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city, it has been declared World Heritage. Take time to walk around, it is possible to cross the islands through small pedestrian bridges. Later we will board a ferry to Estonia. The ferry trip will be around 2 hours 30 minutes. During the departure from Helsinki you have great views of the surrounding islands. On to TALLINN!
DAY 06 SAT. Tallinn.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Tallinn.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia is a wonderful city with a well-conserved medieval centre. We will enjoy a comprehensive tour of the city, its walls, churches, squares, and its medieval streets filled with tourist attractions. An afternoon at leisure.
DAY 07 SUN. Tallinn – Parnu – Turaida – Riga.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: beautiful extensive landscapes covered with woods and small towns on the way. Turaida Castle. Lunch included.
Today we pass through forests and plains to reach PARNU, a popular spa city. We then travel on to Latvia. In TURAIDA we visit the medieval castle, surrounded by a large park with sculptures dedicated to Latvian Folklore. After lunch, included, we pay a visit to SIGULDA, the small and charming capital situated in a very beautiful landscape. We continue our journey, arriving to RIGA in the middle of the afternoon.
DAY 08 MON. Riga.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing of Riga.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city, Riga. It is the most populated city of the Baltic countries, with a more modern look, which better preserves the remnants of the Soviet rule. The afternoon is free time.
DAY 09 TUE. Riga – Rundale Palace – Hill of Crosses – Trakai – Vilnius.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rundale palace, Hill of crosses, Trakai castle. Lunch included.
We will depart for LITHUANIA early in the morning. On our way there, we will visit the BAROQUE PALACE OF RUNDALE, built by the same architect who designed Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. We will cross over into Lithuania. This country has a strong Catholic influence, highlighted by the impressive HILL OF CROSSES, thousands of crosses of all sizes. Lunch included will be taken en route. Afterwards, we will visit TRAKAI, a gorgeous castle located on an island in a lake, close to Vilnius. Ending the day in VILNIUS. Note: Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
DAY 10 WED. Vilnius.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing of Vilnius.
Sightseeing tour of the city built on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). In the city centre, enjoy the Baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets, and its 1,200 medieval houses. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 11 THU. Vilnius – Grutas Park – Augustow – Warsaw.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Grutas Park
Today we continue to Poland. We will visit GRUTAS PARK, known as “Stalin’s World”, a park with 86 statues from Soviet times. Lunch stop in the charming town of AUGUSTOW which is located next to a lake. We will continue to the centre of Poland. Arriving in WARSAW at the end of the day.
DAY 12 FRI. Warsaw.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing tour of Warsaw.
We start the day with a sightseeing tour of Warsaw. We will visit its Old Town, Royal Castle, the Ghetto Heroes Monument, and Lazienki Park. Enjoy some free time afterwards, to stroll around. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
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High S. $1.702 $2.495
Mid S. $1.726 $2.519
Low S. $1.647 $2.440