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On this Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour package, you'll journey from Denmark to Sweden traveling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 11th century and with historic Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical style buildings. In Riga, walk through the Old City, founded in 1201 and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a variety of architectural styles—Romanticism, Gothic, Baroque, Classicism, and Modernism. Tallinn's Old Town also joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, a Local Guide will introduce you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki's sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852. Your affordable tour includes an overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm with music, dancing, and shopping on board and a 2-hour ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany. Visit Latvia’s 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your budget-minded Baltic, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoiled by so many scenic landscapes. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime; it’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to experience it all.
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Visits to Berlin, Warsaw, Rundales Pils Palace, ParnuGuides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Copenhagen, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm; professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
STOCKHOLM. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)Notes:
Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at time of booking.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry Gedser-Rostock, overnight cruise Helsinki-Stockholm will be in 2-berth cabins with private facilities
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 6 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
COPENHAGEN–FERRY CROSSING–BERLIN, GERMANY A morning of sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the Little Mermaid statue and the Rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin. Today’s Distance by coach: 247 mi/ 397 km
BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan. Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km
POZNAN–WARSAW Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic center, and you’ll see why this city is considered a phoenix “par excellence,” as European cities go. Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km
WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km
VILNIUS On the included sightseeing walk, discover the historic streets of the old town. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional Lithuanian folklore dinner?
VILNIUS–PILSRUNDALE, LATVIA–RIGA An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga. Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km
RIGA On the included tour of the old city with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town center. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population.
RIGA–PÅRNU, ESTONIA–TALLINN Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn. Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km
TALLINN Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads.
TALLINN–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city. Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. An included city tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty. Choose from a range of optional excursions available to complete your St. Petersburg experience.
ST. PETERSBURG–VYBORG–HELSINKI, FINLAND Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki. Today’s Distance: 239 mi/ 385 km
HELSINKI–OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the ferry to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping. Today’s Distance by coach: 25 mi/40 km
STOCKHOLM Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the city hall.
STOCKHOLM Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"Join me in discovering the diversity and mysteries of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics. For me, the region is more than a destination full of culinary delicacies, fairytales, troubled pasts and bright futures. For me, a native of the area, it is shrouded in tales of escape and survival, family and social progress. At Cosmos, travel is more than a destination, it is a life experience!"
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
"I would like to invite you on a journey to my favorite countries in magical Northern Europe. All my passion and knowledge about Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia will contribute to a once in a lifetime experience. The breath-taking views of hundreds of waterfalls, ice blue fjords and lakes, rivers and snow-captured mountains are combined with the Viking history, folk tales about trolls, local culture and culinary delights in the Scandinavian Countries. Sit back, relax and have a wonderful Scandinavian vacation with us."
Escorting tours for more than 5 years
"I come from Lithuania, one of the Baltic States. Difficult to find, but hard to forget. I start breathing deeper and my heart rate goes up if you start talking about travelling. This is how I feel about travel. An active life as a Tour Director is the greatest gift I have because I feel that I am in a right place. I love different cultures and languages. I can say "hi" and "thank you" in dozens of languages. I love traveling in Europe, it`s an incredible continent with so many hidden places, it never stops surprising you. I have been to many places but Norway has become my favorite country to tour because of its landscape and nature."