The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia

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The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia

A chance to visit a balanced selection of great cities and traditional towns in Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, all on one spectacular tour.

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Complimentary airport lounge pass

- Receive a free airport lounge pass to use at your chosen UK departure airport. Offer ends 3rd April.

16 days from

£1,764

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 30/09/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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  • Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
  • Berlin Cathedral Berlin Cathedral
  • Charlottenburg Castle, Berlin Charlottenburg Castle, Berlin
  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
  • Brandenburger Gate, Berlin Brandenburger Gate, Berlin
  • Vilnius Vilnius
  • Vilnius Vilnius
  • Riga Riga
  • Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
  • Copenhagan, Denmark Copenhagan, Denmark
  • St Petersburg, Russia St Petersburg, Russia
  • Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, Poland
  • Old Town, Warsaw, Poland Old Town, Warsaw, Poland
  • Rundale Palace Rundale Palace
  • uraida Castle, Sigulda, Latvia uraida Castle, Sigulda, Latvia
  • Castle of Trakai, Lithuania (Optional) Castle of Trakai, Lithuania (Optional)

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Copenhagen.

Fly to Copenhagen where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Copenhagen - Berlin.

Denmark's compact, friendly capital has many famous sights, including the Tivoli Gardens amusement park. Start today with an included guided tour of the city, taking in highlights such as the iconic Little Mermaid statue at the harbour. This afternoon, drive to Gedser and cross by ferry to Rostock before continuing to the German capital, Berlin, for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Berlin - Poznan.

Berlin was once a city of contrasts but since the dividing wall came down, it has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new, preserving its old heritage buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate, its neoclassical style boulevards, such as the Kurfurstendamm and the Unter den Linden, as well as creating brand new buildings in the most modern architectural styles. Germany's capital is now culturally one of the most fascinating, lively and interesting cities in Europe. There's time to explore the city at your own pace, or perhaps join the optional sightseeing tour, before you journey to Poznan, the former capital of Poland, for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Poznan - Warsaw.

Journey through the Polish countryside to Warsaw, the country's capital. Much of this beautiful city was destroyed during World War II, but has been lovingly restored to its former glory. The magnificent Royal Way is lined with an array of impressive churches, palaces, art galleries and museums. The optional city sightseeing tour will show you the best of the city's historic landmarks, including a wealth of fine Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5 : Warsaw - Vilnius.

Today, cross the border into Lithuania and continue to Vilnius, the country's UNESCO listed historic capital for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Vilnius.

The cultural centre of Lithuania, Vilnius boasts many fine examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Today's included tour introduces you to the main highlights. This afternoon, you are free to explore the city at your own pace. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Vilnius - Rundalepils - Riga.

This morning, journey into Latvia for a visit to the Baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Built in the 18th century, the palace was designed by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. Later, travel amidst picturesque countryside to Riga, the Latvian capital, for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Riga.

Formerly owned by Poland, Sweden, Russia and Germany, Riga is a diverse and beautiful city, strategically located at the head of the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The Old Town is a kaleidoscope of architectural styles, where old houses and lofty church spires flank narrow cobblestone streets dotted amongst the riverbanks, parks and canals. The included sightseeing tour introduces the city's best highlights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Riga - Parnu - Tallinn.

Today, we journey along the Baltic coastline and cross the border into Estonia for a stop in the beautiful sea-side city of Parnu. After lunch take a stroll down to the sandy beach, before continuing your journey to Tallinn, for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10 : Tallinn.

Far older than the country of which it is the capital, Tallinn has many fine medieval buildings. The Old Town is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and contains fascinating sights such as the Hanseatic Merchant Houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall and the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, all included in your sightseeing tour of the city. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 : Tallinn - St Petersburg.

This morning drive to Narva, site of the impressive Hermann Fortress, before crossing the border into Russia and continuing to the beautiful city of St Petersburg, for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 : St Petersburg.

Famous for its wide boulevards and stunning architecture, Russia's 'second city' is set on the mouth of the River Neva and is connected to the Baltic by a ship canal built in the late 19th-century. Today's included sightseeing tour will give you a fascinating introduction to the city before this afternoon's optional excursion to the Hermitage. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : St Petersburg - Vyborg - Helsinki.

Enjoy an optional visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress this morning. Later, experience the monumental vistas of the Russian landscape as you travel between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland to the Finnish border, and cross to the country's charming capital, Helsinki, for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 14 : Helsinki - Baltic Sea crossing - Stockholm.

A delightful city with parks, waterways and elegant neo-classical architecture, Helsinki has a small-town feel, its skyline devoid of high-rise buildings and its population little more than a million. Our included sightseeing tour includes visits to the elegant Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. After free time this afternoon, board your overnight ferry to the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Includes Breakfast

DAY 15 : Stockholm.

With a unique layout, Sweden's capital is a beautiful city spread across 14 islands between Lake Mäler and the Baltic. Today's included guided sightseeing tour includes visits to the City Hall and other famous landmarks. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16 : Stockholm - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Tallinn:Kreutz wald or Park Inn Meriton (4*)
  • St Petersburg:Sokos Olympia Garden or Holiday Inn Moskovskye (4*)
  • Helsinki:Scandic Park (4*)
  • Stockholm:Radisson Blu Arlandia or Clarion Arlanda (4*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Copenhagen:Quality Dan (3*)
  • Berlin:Park Inn Alexanderplatz (4*)
  • Poznan:Novotel Centrum (4*)
  • Warsaw:Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre (3*)
  • Vilnius:Grata (3*)
  • Riga:Albert (4*)

Visa Information

Holders of British Citizen passports issued in the UK will need a visa for entry into Russia. All applicants must apply in person at a Russian visa application centre located in either London or Edinburgh.

Full details will be explained to you at the time of booking.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual audio system You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

All this included

  • City sightseeing in Copenhagen
  • City sightseeing in Vilnius
  • Rundale Summer Palace
  • City sightseeing in Riga
  • City sightseeing in St Petersburg
  • Tallinn City sightseeing
  • Helsinki City sightseeing
  • City sightseeing in Stockholm

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (3 reviews)

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28-Aug-2016

First class holiday. Tour Rep was excellent. His knowledge of the different countries visited was perfect. Holiday was very good value for money.

27-Jul-2016

First class Tour Director, coach and itinerary. Food generally good especially breakfasts. Rooms uniformly clean, tidy spacious and comfortable. Hotel staff very helpful but quite long delays receiving luggage from porters - would have happily not ha...

01-Jul-2016

All the cities visited were interesting in their own way.

We love to hear from you and all your experiences whilst you’ve been travelling with us and to be able to share your experiences with other travellers. Below we’ve published the letters and emails we’ve received, if you’d like to add your own experience please email us at marketing@archersholidays.co.uk

Baltic States, Russia and Scandinavia

J.R. Sansome 10/08/2014

  

My wife and I have recently returned from an Archers Baltic States, Russia and Scandinavia tour. It was brilliant, so much to see and so we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour party was 26 and 9 nationalities, we found this ideal.

 

Audrey, our tour director, was the best we have ever had and we have been on many coach tours in Europe, USA, Canada, China and S. Africa. With Anne the coach driver, they made a perfect pair and were a credit to your company. Audrey even arranged extra guided tours by himself for the group in the evenings with no extra cost. Brilliant!

 

We look forward to another Archers tour, it will be hard to beat this one!!

 

Yours truly,

J.R. Sansome

Baltic States, Russia and Scandanavia

Sybil and Geoff Wright 19/10/2010

We’ve returned from your Baltic States Trip and It was a fascinating insight into that area of the world, brought to use with customary Archers efficiency and attention to detail. We would like to commend your Tour Director, Andrej Schergin, to you. We’ve been on so many trips over the years and feel that he is the best Tour Director we have ever encountered. Nothing was too much trouble. He was immaculate, informative, polite – providing us with all the information we needed before we asked. No questions necessary! He was fastidious about organisation. He learned our names and used them (we’ve found that this is becoming rarer and often wonder how certain tour leaders would cope in an emergency when they don’t seem to know their passengers very well!)

Overall Andrej made a complex trip a joy to experience. Also, our drive, Arne was really first class and we felt totally at ease being driven over great distances by him. We wanted you to know about such excellence and about the difference it made to our enjoyment.
 
Sybil and Geoff Wright
 

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