10 days Baltic Highlights with Helsinki and Stockholm

10 days Baltic Highlights with Helsinki and Stockholm

Baltic Highlights Tour includes:

Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland – Sweden

October 2014
10 days/ 9 nights, BB

Itinerary

Day 1: Vilnius

Vilnius_in_winterArrival in Vilnius, transfer to hotel, check-in.

 

Day 2: Vilnius

Trakai3Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 Vilnius morning sightseeing tour with a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University (entrance) and the Gates of Dawn, leisure.

14.00 – 17.00 excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve, return to hotel.

Day 3: Vilnius – Riga

Hills of CrossesBreakfast

09.00 heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania, after crossing into Latvia soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace (entrance), the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.

15.00 – 17.00 guided tour of the palace, continue through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in the evening, 19.00 check-in at hotel.

Day 4: Riga

rigaBreakfast

09.00 – 13.00 Riga city sightseeing tour, including the walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church (entrance), the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument, leisure.

14.00 – 17.00 visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches, return to hotel.

Day 5: Riga – Tallinn

tallinBreakfast

09.00 the tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu,

11.00 short tour of the resort,

13.00 continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon,

15.30 check-in at the hotel.

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Day 6: Tallinn

tallinnBreakfast

09.00 – 13.00 Tallinn city sightseeing tour around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall (entrance), leisure,

14.00 – 17.00 excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU (entrance), the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art, return to hotel.

Day 7: Tallinn – Helsinki

HelsinkiBreakfast

11.00 transfer to the ferry terminal,

12.30 hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki,

14.30 arrival we are transfer to the hotel, check-in,

13.00 – 17.00 Helsinki sightseeing tour around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock, return to hotel.

Day 8: Helsinki – Stockholm

seurasaari-in-the-winterBreakfast

09.00 – 13.00 excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (entrance), an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland, leisure,

15.00 transfer to the harbour,

15.30 embarkation,

17.00 departure to Stockholm, overnight on ferry.

Day 9: Stockholm

stockBreakfast on board,

09.30 disembark and meet with English speaking guide followed by full day sightseeing tour including a walk in the Old Town and inside visits to the City Hall (entrance), and the Cathedral, the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town “Gamla Stan”, the seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm (entrance), see the Stortorget where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place, the Skansen Open Air Museum (entrance) rightly one of Stockholm’s most popular tourist attractions with some 150 houses and farmsteads from all over Sweden, leisure, later continue with visit the Vasa Museum (entrance), Scandinavia’s most visited museum,

17.00 end tour and return to hotel

Day 10: Stockholm

Breakfast, transfer to Stockholm airport, departure, end of services.

Nuts & Bolts

Prices are quoted on Weekdays in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Price per Person
ZAR 34, 697.00 Twin Sharing
ZAR 7, 820.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  International airfare, airport
  Security taxes = ± ZAR 7, 375.00 pp as at 21 January 2014
  8 overnight accommodation at hotels as per program or similar
  8 buffet breakfast at hotels
  1 overnight on ferry Helsinki – Stockholm
  1 breakfast on-board
  All program and entrance fees where it is stated
  Service of English speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  All transfers with a private, 1st class coach according to itinerary
  Hydrofoil Tallinn- Helsinki (2nd class ticket)
  Ferry ticket Helsinki – Stockholm (inside cabin)
  Portage at hotels
  Service and VAT

Price Excludes

  Early check it / late check out – unless specifically detailed
  Visa etc.
  Meals not mentioned in the itineraries
  All items of a personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks etc.
  Items not mentioned under inclusions

Prices have been quoted considering current exchange rate in each country and based on EFT payment. Should this exchange rate vary considerably (over 10% increase or decrease), all prices will be adjusted accordingly. We therefore would request you to kindly make the payment the moment booking gets confirmed to cover yourself against the hike in the booking price due to any possible change in the rate of exchange.

This is a quote of services only, no reservations have been made. In the event that some or all of the hotels are not available at the time that the client decides to move forward with the arrangements, we will try and find similar hotels to substitute.

All prices quoted are valid only at the time of printing and are subject to change without prior notice. Only full payment and issuance of relevant documentation at the time of payment will guarantee prices. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your enquiry.

Should you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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