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Capitals of the Baltics
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STOCKHOLM – RIGA – TALLINN – HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

This tour takes you on a journey combining the some of the capitals of Scandinavia and capitals of the Baltics. You will have plenty of opportunity to explore the cities and all what they have to offer. The tour can be extended to include Copenhagen and Oslo if you would like to see more of Scandinavia.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO SWEDEN

Welcome to the Kingdom of Sweden

 

Arrival in Stockholm, a city surrounded by almost 30 000 small islands.

 

Rest of the day at leisure - walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Drottninggatan - Queen Street, with many shops, bars and cafes.

 

Overnight in the Clarion Hotel Amaranten or similar (B)

DAY 2 STOCKHOLM - RIGA

Breakfast in the hotel

 

Meet your tourleader and a local guide at the reception of your hotel and depart for 3 hrs city sightseeing Stockholm.

 

Stockholm is generally referred to as Beauty on Water, or Venice of the North which is understandable, as the city is built upon 14 islands. It is surrounded by Lake Mälaren, and by the Baltic Sea. City's grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully. 

During your sightseeing tour you will visit the Gamla Stan (Old town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, The Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops.

 

In the afternoon, transfer to the Stockholm harbour and board your overnight cruise to Riga.

 

Overnight on board of the cruise, inside B-class cabin (B) Upgrade upon request

DAY 3 ARRIVAL TO LATVIA

Breakfast on board

 

Welcome to Latvia and its magnificent capital city Riga

 

Riga is the most exciting city and the largest of the three countries. The merchants of the Hanse there introduced their houses and stone warehouses, the oldest dating from the fifteenth century and the nineteenth century, the city is enriched by Art Nouveau buildings.

 

Overnight in the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel or similar (B)

DAY 4 RIGA - TALLINN

Breakfast in the hotel

 

After breakfast you will depart towards Tallinn; the capital city of Estonia. Tallinn represents a medieval enclave perched on top of a hill looking overlooking the Baltics. Among the remains of the medieval battlements and towers, dominated by the simple arrows of Protestant churches, the cobbled and narrow streets lead through the city until the old square animated by its restaurants, shops, the passing of the little blue train and horse-drawn carriages.

 

Overnight in the Sokos Viru hotel or similar (B)

DAY 5 TALLINN - HELSINKI

Breakfast in the hotel

 

The old town is located in the heart of Tallinn. Divided in two very distinctive parts: Toompea hill and The lower town, centered on Raekoja plats (the Town Hall Square) is still surrounded by a 2,5kmfortified wall. Through the itinerary, you will admire the Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky and the Toompea castle (home to the Estonian Parliament), The City Hall Square, the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, St Olaf and Niguliste churches. Afternoon departure on a short cruise from Tallinn to Helsinki.

 

Overnight in Scandic Grand Marina hotel or similar.

DAY 6 HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

Breakfast in the hotel

 

You will depart on a sightseeing tour of the city of Helsinki. Amongst others, you will see Senaatintori, the Senate square’s, and its magnificent architectural ensemble. Right around the corner near the harbour, you will find the Kauppatori, the picturesque market square, characterised by an abundance of flowers, fruits and busy traders. TheTuomio kirkko (cathedral) is our next stop. It was built in the 19th century and has an impressive copper dome. Concerts are regularly taking place inside. Another church, the Temppeliaukio kirkko is carved into the rock which cause the excellent acoustics. One of the last stops is the Uspenski Cathedral - the Orthodox Cathedral in neo-Byzantine style rears its mighty mass of red brick in the Katajanokka Island.

Late afternoon you will embark upon an overnight cruise to Stockholm.

 

Overnight on board of the cruise, inside B-class cabin (B) Upgrade upon request

DAY 7 STOCKHOLM

Breakfast onboard.

 

Enjoy some last minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs Day at leisure

 

Overnight in the Clarion Hotel Amaranten or similar (B)

DAY 8 DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel

 

Enjoy some last minute shopping in Stockholm Transfer to the airport on your own Transfers can be also pre-booked in advance

 

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See you again soon in Scandinavia, Iceland & The Baltics