Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg (RQE) - 2016

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12 Day Tour from Warsaw to St. Petersburg

Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg
The historic centre of Warsaw
The historic centre of Warsaw
Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries
The Chopin Monument in Warsaw

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Polish Dinner Tonight why not join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a delicious Polish dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant?

Approximate value: €65 EUR per person

Royal Castle Together with your local guide, explore the beautiful Royal Castle. The history of this palace goes back to the 14th century when the Great Tower was erected. In the 16th and 17th century during the reign of Sigismund III Vasa, the Castle underwent large-scale expansion and was transformed into a 5-winged edifice with an inner country yard. In September 1939 the Castle was bombed by the Germans; however musicologists under the leadership of Prof. Stanislav Lorentz, managed to salvage some elements of the interiors and also some of the works of arts. In September 1944 the Castle was blown up by the Germany army and in 1984 the reconstructed interiors were opened to the general publics.

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Ethnographic Museum and Lunch Take a drive of approx. 1 hour to reach the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum, established in 1924 and considered to be one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe as it covers an area of 87.66 hectares of pine forest on the shores of Jugla Lake. Its 118 old buildings from all historical districts of Latvia - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale - built from the end of the 17th century up to the second half of the 1930s have been relocated, reconstructed and furnished. Many of these buildings have not been destroyed during the war time. Farmsteads of Latvian farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen have been created in the museum and house the permanent exhibition, household and working tools, interior furnishings, which characterizes the time period, the district, and the owners. After the visit enjoy a delicious family-style lunch in the museum's restaurant, one drink is included as well as coffee or tea.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Viking Dinner Take a step back in time with this evening of fun with your Tour Director and travelling companions. Stroll around a real Estonian Viking Village and learn everything about its history. Discover some of the most ancient animals on earth and see a real Viking ship. A delicious typical three-course dinner with drinks included will wait for you at the end of the Viking experience.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Dinner in Helsinki Tonight enjoy delightful genuine Finnish food and drinks in the atmosphere of a local restaurant characterized by the nostalgia of the past decades and logging traditions. A real taste of Finland!

Approximate value: €74 EUR per person

Excursion to The Fortress of Suomenlinna Island Take a boat trip to the Fortress of Suomenlinna, known as the Gibraltar of the North. Set on a tight cluster of four islands connected by bridges, this unique site was originally built by the Swedes as Sveaborg in the mid-eighteenth century and is one of the biggest sea fortresses in the world. Walk around the fortress battlements and take a look at the skyline of Helsinki, with the whitewashed Helsinki Cathedral and the green steeples of Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral visible in the distance.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Ballet First brought to Russia under Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich in the 17th century, ballet in Russia evolved as an offshoot of French dance combined with Russian folk and peasant dance techniques. Enjoy a magnificent performance at a theater in the city considered to be the birthplace of Russian ballet. Note: This excursion is priced from 89.00 Euro. Subject to change depending on ticket availability. Please check with your Tour Director.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person

Russian Dinner Your Tour Director will accompany you to a typical Russian restaurant to savor some of the most famous specialties of this region.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Russian Folklore Show Do not miss this outstanding show of Russian culture at one of St. Petersburg's grand palaces. Cossack dancers, colorful local costumes from different regions, and beautiful song and music together with great acrobats will be some of the highlights of this unforgettable evening.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

St. Petersburg in Depth: The Rise and Fall of A Great Empire Visit the city`s birthplace, Peter & Paul Fortress, with the impressive burial site of the Romanovs, and see the Battleship Aurora, an important symbol of the 1917 revolution. Next, visit a functioning Orthodox church to witness part of a local service, a great contrast to your guided visit of the Grand Choral Synagogue, one of Europe`s most famous and beloved temples. Finally, take pictures of the city`s landmark Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, known for its colorful onion domes and exterior mosaic.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals A cruise of breathtaking beauty with local entertainment, champagne, vodka and Russian light snacks.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person

Yusopov Palace This unique noble palace follows the different styles and trends in Russian architecture over the course of two centuries, representing a milestone in Russian art, culture, history, and politics. The Yusopov Palace boasts 180 sumptuously furnished rooms, and houses the private art collection of the Yusopov family. It was here that Grigori Rasputin was assassinated in 1916, a waxwork tableau in the cellar recreates the scene of his murder.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person