Pearls of the Baltic

Guaranteed departure (Stockholm-St. Petersburg). Visit the magnificent cities located by the Baltic Sea; travel by overnight cruise from Sweden's capital Stockholm to Finland's capital Helsinki, before continuing by train to St. Petersburg in Russia.

Duration

8 days

Transportation

Train

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Transfer from Stockholm Airport Arlanda to your hotel.
  • Meet with your guide at 19:45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign.

Arrival at Stockholm Airport, Arlanda. Transfer to your hotel in connection with your flight arrival (only included if you arrive on the same day as the escorted coach tour starts). Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby. 

Add extra nights in Stockholm - From EUR 99 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 4-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm with local guide.
    • including Old Town, Royal Palace, Cathedral and more.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Sightseeing tour by boat.
    • Visit at Vasa Museum.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will start the day with a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Stockholm. Sights of interest include the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, the Cathedral, the Royal Theatre etc. You will also visit the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Rooms, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year. The afternoon is at your own leisure in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner is not included today, as Stockholm offers a wide selection of restaurants to choose between. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki.
  • Dinner and accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from Silja Line.

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure to explore the beautiful city of Stockholm, often called the Venice of the North due to its many canals and waterways. We recommend joining one of the boat trips. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a delightful overnight cruise from Silja Line. Onboard you will find a choice of entertainment, shops, casino and bars. Dinner on board. Accommodation in a 2-berth outside cabin (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin. 

Cabin type included during the overnight cruise

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Helsinki.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Helsinki with local guide.
    • including Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Sibelius Monument etc.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Helsinki.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel.

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into the Helsinki harbour. A local guide will meet you at the harbour to take you for a 3-hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. In the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the city center, close to the harbour, Senate Square and shopping area.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Helsinki to St.Petersburg.
  • 1-hour boat trip on Neva River.
    • including visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
  • Welcome dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Early breakfast followed by transfer by coach from your hotel in Helsinki to the railway station. Departure from Helsinki on the train “Allegro” for St. Petersburg. A lunch box will be provided during the train ride. Coach transfer from the railway station to your hotel upon arrival in St. Petersburg in the afternoon, combined with 1-hour guided boat cruise along the Neva River and visit at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Welcome dinner including shot of vodka and 1 glass wine, and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel, a four star hotel located in the city centre, near the famous Mariinsky Theatre.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Cruise by hydrofoil on Neva River to Peterhof.
    • including Grand Palace and lower parks.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • Visit at Hermitage Art Museum.
  • Visit at the State Rooms of the Winter Palace.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This day begins with a transfer to Neva River cruise harbour for a cruise by hydrofoil to Peterhof, including Grand Palace and lower parks with fountains. Lunch at local restaurant is included. After lunch, tour of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum and the State Rooms of the Winter Palace. Return to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion to Pushkin to visit Catherine's Palace.
    • including famous Amber room.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour with local English-speaking guide.
  • Evening folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace.
  • Dinner at Dostoevsky Restaurant (or similar).
  • Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by a transfer to the town of Pushkin and a visit to Catherine's palace including the famous Amber Room. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, 3-hour panoramic tour of the city by coach with local English-speaking guide. St. Petersburg is a city of outstanding architectural beauty, famous for its magnificent palaces, cathedrals, fountains and bridges. The tour includes sights as the Square of Arts, the Russian Museum, the Cathedral of Our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Griboedov canal, Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the spit of the Basil's Island, the Menshikov Palace, the Senate Square and the Bronze Horseman. A visit will be paid to Peter & Paul Fortress. Return to St. Petersburg. This evening you will be taken to see a colourful Russian folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace, with snacks during the intermission. Dinner at the Dostoevsky Restaurant (or similar local restaurant). Accommodation at Ambassador Hotel.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Airport transfer to St. Petersburg Airport.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to St. Petersburg Airport in connection with your flight home (only included if you depart on the same day as the escorted coach tour ends).

Note: The price for extra nights in St.Petersburg is on request.

Tour category

Clarion Hotel Sign

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 6 nights accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except on day 2 in Stockholm) and buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.
  • Overnight cruise Stockholm – Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC, dinner and buffet breakfast on board.
  • Lunch on day 6 & 7 and lunch box on the train Helsinki-St. Petersburg on day 5.
  • 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm and 3 hours tour Helsinki.
  • Complete programme in St. Petersburg, including 3 hours city tour, visit to Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Pushkin, 1-hour guided canal tour, plus folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace incl. snacks during intermission and dinner at Dostoevsky Restaurant (or similar local restaurant).
  • Hydrofoil from St.Petersburg to Peterhof, incl. entrance to Lower Parks and Grand Palace.
  • Train Helsinki – St. Petersburg, incl. transfers between hotels and railway stations.
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels.
  • English speaking tour escort throughout.
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts etc.
  • Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last days to correspond with arrival/departure times (only included if arriving/departing on the same day as the escorted coach tour starts/ends).
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.


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