Warsaw, the Baltics and Helsinki

  • 9 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

Uncover the ancient cities, unspoilt scenery and compelling history of the northern European and Baltic states on this insightful journey from Poland to Finland.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Service charges
Free Wi-Fi on coach
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 3rd June 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Overview

Uncover the ancient cities, unspoilt scenery and compelling history of the northern European and Baltic states on this insightful journey from Poland to Finland.

At a glance

  • Warsaw Welcome dinner. Guided sightseeing and a visit to the Old Town and St John’s Cathedral. Private Chopin concert.
  • Riga Guided sightseeing of the Old Town and art nouveau quarter. Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting.
  • Tallinn Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
  • Helsinki Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market. Farewell dinner.

 

Day 1

UK - Warsaw

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Warsaw

Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval Old Town with its market square and the 14th-century St John’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, attend a private Chopin concert. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Warsaw - Vilnius

The next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid centre of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Vilnius

Vilnius’s picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your local guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the Old University, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB Museum, and end your tour with a special visit to Vilnius’s artist's quarter, Užupis.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Vilnia - Riga

Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Riga

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the Old Town and the art nouveau quarter. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and Laima chocolate. The afternoon and evening are at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Riga - Tallinn

Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. On your afternoon sightseeing with a local guide, discover the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visit the Town Hall and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Tallinn - Helsinki

This morning, travel by ferry across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing includes the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great Lutherian Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, and the Sibelius Monument. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s open-air arts and crafts market. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Helsinki - UK

Depart for the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

Accommodation will be as stated or similar

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

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