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

Vacation Overview

This leisurely vacation includes Poland, the Baltic countries, and the best of Russia. Start in Warsaw, Poland, where you hear from a Local Guide about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West, and attend a private Chopin concert. Then, focus on the Baltic states—three small countries that only recently regained their independence from the former Soviet Union. Start with Vilnius, Lithuania, where a special dinner of regional specialties at a local restaurant awaits you. Also enjoy an interesting visit to the Old University and the KGB Museum. Stay two nights in Riga, Latvia, where guided sightseeing features a walking tour of the Old Town and the Art Nouveau Quarter, and in Tallinn, Estonia, guided visits to the Town Hall and impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are included. Cross the Baltic Sea by ferry to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland, and visit the Lutheran Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market. Continue to St. Petersburg for a 3-night stay, including a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies, guided sightseeing, and visits to the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead).

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VILNIUS
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Take pictures of the memorial site

RIGA
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TALLINN
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Ferry crossing

HELSINKI
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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.


DAY 1Warsaw, Poland

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

The historic centre of Warsaw 
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DAY 2Warsaw

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 CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. In the HISTORICAL MUSEUM, watch a moving film showing the city before and after war-time destruction. 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. In the late afternoon, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite attend a private Chopin concert. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner? (Breakfast)

The Chopin Monument in Warsaw 
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DAY 3Warsaw–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. Today, 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 soup and Cepelinai, awaits you at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Vilnius–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, Dinner)

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DAY 5Riga

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)

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DAY 6Riga–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)

Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a memorial church dedicated to the Russian soldies who died during the Russo-Turkish War 
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DAY 7Tallinn–Helsinki, Finland

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

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DAY 8Helsinki

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, Dinner)

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DAY 9Helsinki–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, Dinner)

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DAY 10St. 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)

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DAY 11St. Petersburg

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

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DAY 12St. Petersburg

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

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



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


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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg:

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