MAP - Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg 2016

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

12 Day Tour from Warsaw to St. Petersburg

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On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Russia traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. In Warsaw, visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 13th century, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, founded in the former KGB building and telling about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402–1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki's most famous market. Among the many sights you’ll see in St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections, and St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest in Europe.

Globus has also included some special experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw and specialty dinners in Vilnius and St. Petersburg. All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

WARSAW
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto, St. John Cathedral, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite private Chopin concert
VILNIUS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum
HILL OF CROSSES
Take pictures of the memorial site
RIGA
Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter
TALLINN
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
TALLIN–HELSINKI
Ferry crossing
HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinner
ST. PETERSBURG
Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac's Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • 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:

  • Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw and a farewell dinner in Helsinki

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Warsaw, Poland

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 Warsaw

Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite attend a private Chopin concert. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Warsaw–Vilnius, Lithuania

The next five days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Late-afternoon arrival in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid center of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with wine and regional specialties, like Borscht (beet) soup and Cepelinai (stuffed potato dumplings), awaits you at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Vilnius–Riga, Latvia

Vilnius’ picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. An interesting visit has been included to the KGB MUSEUM. Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 Riga

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the OLD TOWN and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Afternoon and evening at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Riga–Tallinn, Estonia

Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. This afternoon, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visits to the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Tallinn–Helsinki, Finland

Today, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Helsinki

Guided sightseeing of Helsinki features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Helsinki–St. Petersburg, Russia

A pleasant drive to magnificent St. Petersburg, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka awaits you.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 10 St. Petersburg

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 St. Petersburg

In Pushkin, visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead).

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 St. Petersburg

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

THEO VAN DER MEER

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

As a Tour Director, it is my mission to give passengers the time of their life and an unforgettable vacation. With every tour, I give it more than 100%, and my passion and enthusiasm help me to achieve these goals.

Tour Director - THEO VAN DER MEER

 Accommodations

Warsaw
Vilnius
Riga
Tallinn
Helsinki
St. Petersburg

Warsaw

Sofitel Victoria

Deluxe

Sofitel Victoria 11 Krolewska Str, Warsaw,  Poland

11 Krolewska Str
Warsaw, Poland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Facing historic Pilsudski square and the majestic Saxon Gardens, a short stroll from the Old Town and Royal Castle, the monumental Sofitel Warsaw Victoria places Poland¿s culture rich capital on your doorstep. Its sober geometric facade gives way to a stunningly modern 70s inspired interior, the epitome of contemporary French elegance and sophistication.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Vilnius

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Vilnius

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Vilnius Konstitucjos Pr. 20, Vilnius,  Lithuania

Konstitucjos Pr. 20
Vilnius, Lithuania

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A 291 room modern hotel located only 10 minutes awai from the historic Old Town. This modern hotel is surrounded by a variety of business and shopping centers and is ideal for shopping trips and city tours. Facililities include 300 seats Riverside restaurant with an open kitchen and variety of international and Scandiavian dishes, Skybar on hotel's top floor with the widest cocktail selection, fitness center with with cardiovascular machines, free weights and traditional Nordic sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens

Riga

Radisson Blu Elizabete

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Elizabete Elizabete Street 73, Riga,  Latvia

Elizabete Street 73
Riga, Latvia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

With a city center location, the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga serves as an ideal base for both business and leisure guests.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television

Tallinn

Original Sokos Viru

First-Class

Original Sokos Viru Viru Valsak. 4, Tallinn,   Estonia

Viru Valsak. 4
Tallinn, Estonia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The hotel boasts a modern meeting center, the stylish restaurant Merineitsi and the cozy restaurant Amarillo.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Television

Helsinki

Scandic Simonkentta

First-Class

Scandic Simonkentta Simonkatu 9, Helsinki,   Finland

Simonkatu 9
Helsinki, Finland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

360 rooms in down town, everything is near this hotel. This central Helsinki hotel has a fantastic location. When staying at Scandic Simonkenttä hotel, you're only a short walk from popular Helsinki attractions, great shopping and fabulous restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Television

St. Petersburg

Angleterre

Angleterre St. Isaac

St. Isaac's Square
St. Petersburg, Russia

This superior standard on St. Isaac's Square has 193 stylish rooms all equipped with climate control, satellite TV, a safe, and a minibar. Amenities include a brasserie-style restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine, a caviar bar, a fitness center, and a beauty salon.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries

 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.

Warsaw
Riga
Tallinn
Helsinki
St. Petersburg

Warsaw

Polish Dinner
Polish Dinner

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
Royal Castle

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

Riga

Ethnographic Museum and Lunch
Ethnographic Museum and Lunch

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

Tallinn

Viking Dinner
Viking Dinner

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

Helsinki

Dinner in Helsinki
Dinner in Helsinki

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: €84 EUR per person

Excursion to The Fortress of Suomenlinna Island
Excursion to The Fortress of Suomenlinna Island

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: €49 EUR per person

St. Petersburg

Ballet
Ballet

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
Russian Dinner

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
Russian Folklore Show

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
St. Petersburg in Depth: The Rise and Fall of A Great Empire

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
St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

St. Petersburg Romantic Canals

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

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person

Yusupov Palace
Yusupov Palace

Yusupov 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 Yusupov Palace boasts 180 sumptuously furnished rooms, and houses the private art collection of the Yusupov 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

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