SUMMER TOUR: Embark on a remarkable 10-day Baltic journey, commencing in captivating Stockholm. Explore the royal streets of Gamla Stan and enjoy the allure of Helsinki's Senate Square and bustling market square. Tallinn enchants with its medieval Old Town, a UNESCO treasure, while Riga showcases wonderous architectural styles. Vilnius reveals Gothic masterpieces and winding streets in its historic heart. Join us on this Baltic adventure and make unforgettable memories!
Friday. Welcome to Sweden and its capital, Stockholm, a city enveloped by approximately 25,000 charming small islands. A taxi transfer will take you from Arlanda Airport, Stockholm to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, today offers the opportunity to explore Stockholm. This remarkable city, steeped in royal history, beckons you to stroll along its historic streets. Don't miss the chance to wander down Drottninggatan, often referred to as the "Queen Street," where many shops, bars, and cafes await your discovery.
At 18:00 in hotel reception, there's a scheduled Welcome meeting with your Tour Leader.
Stockholm City Tour
After breakfast, you'll meet your Tour Leader and a knowledgeable local guide in the hotel's reception area. Together, you'll embark on a 3-hour Sightseeing Tour of Stockholm.
During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore the enchanting Gamla Stan, also known as the Old Town. Here, you'll be enchanted by its charming cobblestone streets, beautifully preserved yet slightly crooked buildings, and an array of notable attractions including the Royal Palace, gothic churches, and an abundance of excellent cafes, bars, restaurants, and Swedish design-ware shops.
Overnight: Stockholm | Breakfast
Cruise to Helsinki
Stockholm - Helsinki. Today is free for you to explore and enjoy Stockholm at your leisure. Stockholm is often referred to as the "Beauty on Water" or the "Venice of the North" due to its picturesque setting on 14 islands, surrounded by Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. With its grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history, and world-class museums, Stockholm's 700-year-old history is a treasure waiting to be discovered.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Stockholm harbor, where you'll board your overnight cruise to Helsinki, Finland. Your overnight stay on board will be in a comfortable B-class cabin with twin beds. If you would like to upgrade to an outside cabin, please request at time of booking - subject to availability.
Overnight: Overnight Cruiser | Breakfast
Explore Helsinki & Cruise to Tallinn
Helsinki - Tallinn. Welcome to Finland, and more specifically, to the captivating capital city of Helsinki!
Upon your arrival in Helsinki, you'll embark on a 2-hour Sightseeing Tour of this splendid city. Among the many highlights, you'll have the opportunity to visit Senaatintori, the Senate square, Kauppatori, a picturesque market square, and Tuomio Kirkko, also known as the cathedral, an architectural masterpiece built in the 19th century.
Other stops include the Temppeliaukio Kirkko, a church hewn into solid rock, and Uspenski Cathedral, an Orthodox Cathedral displaying neo-Byzantine style, standing tall with its imposing red brick structure on Katajanokka Island.
As the day winds down, you'll be transferred to the cruise-ship terminal for a 2-hour cruise to Tallinn, Estonia.
Overnight: Tallinn | Breakfast
Begin your time in Estonia with an exciting 3-hour sightseeing tour of Tallinn with a local guide. Tallinn's old town, situated at the heart of the city, is divided into two distinctive parts: Toompea hill and the Lower Town. The Lower Town, centered around Raekoja plats (the Town Hall Square), is encircled by a 2.5-kilometer fortified wall.
During your tour, you'll have the chance to admire numerous landmarks including the Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky, the stately Toompea Castle (home to the Estonian Parliament), the City Hall Square, the historic house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, and the magnificent St. Olaf and Niguliste churches.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. You can continue exploring the city, visit attractions, enjoy the local cuisine, indulge in some shopping, or simply relax at the hotel.
Overnight: Tallinn | Breakfast
Journey to Latvia
Tallinn - Pärnu - Riga. Enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore charming Tallinn.
In the afternoon, your journey continues as you depart for Riga aboard a long-distance coach. Along the way, you'll make a brief stop in Pärnu, a vibrant coastal resort town known for its early 20th-century architecture. Here, you can stroll along the beautiful promenade, taste local snacks, and take in the seaside ambiance before we resume the journey to Latvia.
Overnight: Riga | Breakfast
Roam through Riga
Welcome to Latvia! This morning, you have a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Riga ahead of you. During this tour, you'll have the chance to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and discover the city's rich cultural heritage. Highlights include the elegant Art Nouveau district, the old town with its medieval churches, a drive along the central boulevards of Riga, stops at various beautiful parks and landmarks, and a walk along cobblestone streets where you'll encounter impressive historical sites.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy this wonderous city at your own pace.
Overnight: Riga | Breakfast
Riga - Vilnius. After breakfast this morning, you'll depart for Vilnius on a long-distance coach. Along the way, after crossing the border into Lithuania, there will be a short photo break at the impressive pilgrimage site known as the Hill of Crosses, whose origins remain shrouded in mystery.
Upon your arrival in Vilnius, you'll enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city. The Old Town of Vilnius, with its architectural ensemble inspired by Central European Catholic influences, stands in contrast to the Germanic influence found in the other Baltic capitals. It offers a labyrinth of winding streets, inner courtyards, and ancient churches. This tour will include visits to Vilnius Cathedral and Saint Anne's Church (exterior), the latter being one of Lithuania's Gothic masterpieces.
Overnight: Vilnius | Breakfast
Today you have the freedom to explore Vilnius at your own pace, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture and attractions. Whether you choose to wander through the historic streets, uncover hidden treasures, indulge in last-minute shopping for Baltic souvenirs, or savour local cuisine, the day is yours to spend as you wish.
Overnight: Vilnius | Breakfast
Monday. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then depending on departure time, you may still have some moments to explore the city.
When you're ready, it's time to bid farewell to Vilnius. You'll need to make your own way to the airport for your onward journey. Contact us if you would like to book a transfer.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm
With 558 rooms onsite, the Clarion hotel Sign is Stockholm's largest hotel. The impressive building is built of granite and glass and was designed by a Swedish architect, Gert Wingårdh. Similarly, all rooms offer designer furniture created by Scandanavian artists. The hotel is located next to the airport and has a rooftop spa with a heated pool and bar available for guests. There is a restaurant on site that even has its own resident Swedish chef!
Silja - Overnight Cruiser, Helsinki
Embark on a remarkable 17-hour journey between Helsinki and Stockholm aboard this cruise ship. As you sail, soak in the breathtaking sights of the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Fortress, the idyllic Åland Islands, and the stunning Stockholm archipelago. Guests can choose from an array of dining options, enjoy leisurely walks along the Promenade, and revel in live entertainment at onboard bars and nightclubs. There's also a dedicated children’s playroom, a spa for relaxation, and opportunities for duty-free shopping. Each cabin provides comfort and privacy with a private bathroom.
Park Inn by Radisson Meriton, Tallinn
The Park Inn by Radisson Meriton is a modern and elegant hotel in Tallinn. Located close by to Tallinn's central areas, the hotel offers a spa, sauna, two pools, gym with daily fitness classes and a grill restaurant, cafe and Cubano bar. Each room offers floor-to-ceiling windows, a TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.
Hotel Wellton Riverside, Riga
With views overlooking the Daugava River, the Hotel Wellton Riverside is perfectly located just a short walk from the old town. All rooms at this bright modern hotel are furnished with TV's, spacious private bathrooms and large comfortable beds. A fitness centre including a sauna can be found within the hotel, as well as an indoor pool, offering numerous options for those looking to expend some of their energy. Alternatively, a bar and lounge area gives a relaxed area for people to unwind.
Congress Hotel, Vilnius
Located a short distance away from Old Town Vilnius, the Congress Hotel is a classically furnished hotel within a 19th century building. Each room features warm tones, wooden features, a minibar, TV and private bathroom. Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant restaurant, exercise in the fitness centre or take advantage of massage treatments in the nearby parlour.