Best of Finland, Russia and The Baltic States Trafalgar Tours

Best of Finland, Russia and The Baltic States

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Eastern Europe on this 15 Day, Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States escorted tour. Begin this trip of a lifetime in Finland and continue through Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Incredible points of interest include world-famous museums, iconic architecture, historic sites and renowned religious houses of worship.

Hanseatic history is part of this regions allure. Admire the spirit of Mother Russia in Moscow and St. Petersburg including Red Square, the breathtaking Hermitage Museum and Statue of Peter the Great. See that St. Basil's Cathedral domes are even more spectacular in person. Wander through Gorky Park. Join a family for dinner hosted on their farm. Tour the 17th-century Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Visit the mystical Hill of Crosses. Explore the UNESCO -listed Old Town in Riga, View the Luhike Jalg Gate dating back to the 15th century. This delightful adventure will produce warm remembrances lasting for years.


15 Daysfr. $4,121

  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in sightseeing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki
  • VISIT St. Peter and Paul Fortress
  • EXPLORE Hermitage Museum
  • SEE Moscow's Red Square and the Kremlin
  • TOUR Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius
  • VIEW the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai
  • VISIT Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn
  • RIDE high-speed Sapsan train
  • DINE with farmers in Belarus farmstead
  • WITNESS Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg
  • SEE Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn
  • MARVEL at the Bishop's Palace in Vilnius
  • WALK to the Gates of Dawn in Vilnius
  • ADMIRE Riga's Gothic spires
  • DELVE INTO Hanseatic history
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
  • Scandic Grand Marina in Helsinki, Finland (1 night)
  • Solo Sokos Vasilievsky in St. Petersburg, Russia (3 nights)
  • Azimut Olympic in Moscow, Russia (3 nights)
  • Crowne Plaza in Minsk, Belarus (2 nights)
  • Courtyard by Marriott City Center in Vilnius, Lithuania (1 night)
  • Mercure Centre in Riga, Latvia (2 nights)
  • Nordic Forum in Tallinn, Estonia (1 night)
  • Clarion Hotel in Helsinki, Finland (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE HELSINKI Location Information Description

Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Helsinki, the cool capital of Finland, whose sophisticated streets and laidback atmosphere are yours to enjoy, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions Take an orientation drive to see the city's iconic sights followed by a Welcome Reception.

Dinner

Scandic Grand Marina

HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG Location Information Description

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Follow the beautiful shoreline along the Gulf of Finland, crossing the border into Russia. You'll journey through the lush forests of Karelia to the imperial city of St. Petersburg - your home for the next three nights.

You will have the option of admiring the 'Venice of the North', taking to its waters and navigating the city's canals by boat, or perhaps indulge in the delicious flavours of a traditional pie at the Stolle bakery, while you wander through the city's narrow lanes and grand boulevards this evening. Enjoy dinner in your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Solo Sokos Vasilievsky

ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND HERMITAGE MUSEUM VISIT Location Information Description

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to explore the city's iconic sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this city saw it evolve into an elegant metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals.

Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built to protect the city against invading forces in the 18th century, and the spectacular Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. Admire the exquisite works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vermeer which hang proudly on its magnificent Baroque and Rococo walls.

Breakfast

Solo Sokos Vasilievsky

ST. PETERSBURG FREE DAY Location Information Description

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Spend the day exploring St. Petersburg, admiring the ornate golden domes and colorful mosaics of cathedrals and churches. Consider purchasing an Optional Experience to a high-energy Russian folklore show.

Breakfast

Solo Sokos Vasilievsky

ST. PETERSBURG - HIGH SPEED TRAIN - MOSCOW Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

Board a high-speed Sapsan train that will take you across the vast Russian landscape to the capital city. Delve into the tumultuous and captivating history of Moscow, an ancient city that oozes grandeur. This evening, dine at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Azimut Olympic

MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of the imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations, fierce fighting and beautiful architecture. See the domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, before venturing beyond the red walls of the Kremlin for a memorable visit to the seat of Russian power.

Breakfast

Azimut Olympic

MOSCOW FREE DAY Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

Immerse yourself in the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about the city's triumphs and defeats. You have a full day at leisure to explore the sights. Stroll along the flower-lined boulevards of Gorky Park, admire the exquisite underground art and history showcase that is the Moscow Metro, or consider purchasing an Optional Experience to the Tsar's Treasury Chamber or St. Sergius Monastery and its handicraft market.

Breakfast

Azimut Olympic

MOSCOW - MINSK Location Information Description

Moscow, Russia

Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon's retreating army of 1812, passing near the 'bloody battlefields' of Borodino, before stopping for a lunch in the Smolensk region.

Location Information Description

Minsk, Belarus

Cross the border and journey to Minsk, the cosmopolitan capital of Belarus and your home for the next two nights. This evening dine on traditional cuisine at your hotel. Later, consider visiting the Old Town and indulging in the honey flavors of the local medovukha drink.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Crowne Plaza Minsk

MINSK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Minsk, Belarus

This morning, join your 'Local Specialist' to see the iconic sights of Minsk, including the Hero City Memorial, built to commemorate the city's status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. Consider a visit to the Saint Elizabeth Convent during your free afternoon to see its beautiful stained glass and religious icon workshop.

This evening, 'Connect With Locals' and join Anatolij and his family in their Belarus farmstead for a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner. Enjoy rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots.

Breakfast, Dinner

Crowne Plaza Minsk

MINSK - VILNIUS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Vilnius, Lithuania

Journey west and cross the border into Lithuania, arriving later in the capital Vilnius, renowned for its beautiful Baroque façades. Join a 'Local Specialist' on a leisurely tour past the city's iconic sights.

See the Bishop's Palace and the University, the oldest university in the Baltics, founded in 1579. Explore the 17th-century Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, built on the site of a temple to the pagan goddess of love. Walk to the Gates of Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa and former Jewish Ghetto, passing the Cathedral on the way.

Breakfast

Courtyard by Marriott City Center

VILNIUS - SIAULIAI - RIGA Location Information Description

Siauliai, Lithuania

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Vilnius, departing the city after lunch. Your first stop is the extraordinary Hill of Crosses at Siauliai. This site features thousands of crosses, each mysteriously claiming its place since the mid-19th century.

Location Information Description

Riga, Latvia

Arrive in the ancient city of Riga later, where you will spend the next two nights. This evening, after dinner, maybe take to the streets to explore the Latvian capital's inspiring Gothic spires.

Breakfast, Dinner

Mercure Riga Centre

RIGA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Riga, Latvia

Stroll through the winding medieval streets of Riga's UNESCO-listed Old Town. It features one of the world's finest collections of Art Nouveau buildings and a Hanseatic trade history you'll have an opportunity to explore during a sightseeing and walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'.

Spend the rest of the day discovering the sights on your terms. Admire the skyline from the comfort of a canal boat, view the 14th-century House of the Blackheads or indulge in the herbal flavors of the city's favorite Black Balsam at a traditional city tavern - the choice is yours.

Breakfast

Mercure Riga Centre

RIGA - TALLINN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Tallinn, Estonia

Follow the Gulf of Riga north into Estonia, and travel via Parnu, a popular beach resort for Tallinn residents. Explore the beautifully preserved streets of Tallinn's old Hanseatic Quarter with a 'Local Specialist'. See its 15th-century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a symbol of Russian power, with its magnificent gold-plated dome.

Breakfast

Nordic Forum

TALLINN - HELSINKI SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Helsinki, Finland

Board a ferry this morning, crossing the Baltic Sea to Helsinki where you'll meet a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour past the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and Market Squares, and the café-lined Esplanadi.

This evening, toast to an unforgettable northern adventure, joining your fellow travellers for a special Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clarion Hotel

DEPART HELSINKI Location Information Description

Helsinki, Finland

Your time here has come to an end. Say a fond farewell to newfound friends at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
$4,121.00
Sun, May 01, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, May 08, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, May 15, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, May 22, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$4,331.00
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
$4,331.00
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, Jul 10, 2022
$4,300.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022 – Wait-list
$4,148.00
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Aug 21, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Aug 28, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Sep 04, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
$4,148.00
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
$4,148.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
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