EXCURSIONS - Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki 2017

Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki (RQ)

9 Day Tour from Warsaw to Helsinki

2017 Tour Details

On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Finland 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 the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes 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, which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In the museum, there is the KGB interior prison, the former KGB execution cell. 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 its 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 built in 1900. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki's most famous market where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer. Or how about a dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local Vilnius restaurant and a visit to the artist quarter Uzupis? 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, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis
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
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallin
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Historic Centre of St. Petersburg
  • Vilnius historic centre
  • Historic Centre of Riga

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 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’S 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 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. Arrive 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
DinnerDinner

Day 4 Vilnius

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. Also visit the KGB MUSEUM, and end your tour with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter, UŽUPIS.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Vilnius–Riga, Latvia

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 6 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 7 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. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Tallinn–Helsinki, Finland

This morning, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing 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 has been prepared for you at your hotel.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Helsinki

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

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

Radisson Blu Royal

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Royal Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki,   Finland

Runeberginkatu 2
Helsinki, Finland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Sleek Business-oriented Hotel with striking glass facade & atrium.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

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

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Warsaw
Vilnius
Riga

Warsaw

Polish Dinner

Polish Dinner

What about a delicious Polish dinner at a typical local restaurant?

Price Range: $$

Royal Castle

Royal Castle

Explore the beautiful Royal Castle together with you local guide

Price Range: $

Vilnius

Trakai Castle

Trakai Castle

Visit Trakai Castle, Lithuania's most famous and most photographed castle, which lies in the midst of Lake Galve.

Price Range: $

Riga

Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum

Visit the oldest and largest Open-Air Ethnographic Museums in Europe.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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