Helsinki With Baltic Countries 2022

Helsinki - Tallinn - Riga - Vilnius - Warsaw - Krakow

Tour Highlights
▪ 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 core and Jewish quarter

Notes:
▪ This tour can be joined from 'Little Tour Of Russia' tour.
▪ This tour can be extended with 'Capitals Of The Habsburg Empire' tour.

Code: K3

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
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 travellers 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 centre, 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 or join an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Island. (B)

Day 3
Helsinki - Tallinn

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

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, T)

Day 5
Tallinn - Parnu - Riga

We travel by motor coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way, we make a stop in Parnu, located on the coast of Parnu Bay. The city is known for its 19th century timber villas and sandy Parnu 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)

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 savour some Latvian crepes. (B, T)

Day 7
Riga - Pilsrundale - Šiauliai - 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 Šiauliai. 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 Vilnia rivers. In Old Town Vilnius, we visit the baroque St Peter and St Paul 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 Island 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 we head to 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 - Auschwitz-Birkenau - Krakow

This morning, our journey continues to Czestochowa, famous for the blackened icon of St Mary in the Jasna 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 will 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 travellers and Tour Director for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 13
Krakow

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Krakow Airport. Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join 'Capitals Of The Habsburg Empire' tour. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 13
  • 12 Nights in 4* hotels
  • Welcome Dinner with 1 Drink (D)
  • 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners with coffee/tea included (B, L, D)
  • Schnapps Tasting (T)
  • Black Balsam Tasting (T)
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Helsinki
  • Tallinn
  • Riga
  • Vilnius
  • Warsaw
  • Krakow

Entrance

  • Helsinki - Cathedral
  • Tallinn - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle
  • Pilsrundale - Rundale Palace Museum
  • Šiauliai - Hill of Crosses
  • Vilnius - St Peter & St Paul Church, St Anne's Church
  • Czestochowa - Jasna Gora Monastery
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau - Memorial & Museum
  • Krakow - Royal Cathedral, St Mary's Church

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Mon 23 May 22Sat 04 Jun 22
$4,985$6,260
Mon 20 Jun 22Sat 02 Jul 22
$4,910$6,190
Mon 18 Jul 22Sat 30 Jul 22
$4,800$6,075
Mon 08 Aug 22Sat 20 Aug 22
$4,800$6,075
Mon 12 Sep 22Sat 24 Sep 22
$4,985$6,260
Mon 26 Sep 22Sat 08 Oct 22
$4,985$6,260
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