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FINLAND, RUSSIA AND THE BALTIC STATES
JUN 24 - JUL 9
16 DAYS
$6199 + $696 tax

DAY 1 DEPART VANCOUVER FOR HELSINKI

DAY 2 ARRIVE HELSINKI
Welcome to Helsinki, Welcome Reception, evening orientation drive. eal(s) Welcome Reception Hotel Holiday Inn City Centre

DAY 3 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG (3 NIGHTS)

Follow coast Gulf of Finland and cross into Russia. Consider a Russian folklore show. Meal(s) B Hotel Radisson Sonya

DAY 4 - 5 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
City's sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress. Also includes a visit to the Hermitage Museum. Free time. Meal(s)Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG – HIGH SPEED TRAIN – MOSCOW (3 NIGHTS)

Take a train across part of the vast Russian landscape towards the capital city. Stay in one of the iconic buildings determining Moscow's skyline - one of the Seven Sisters, aka the Stalin Towers. BB/D Hotel Hilton Leningradskaya Authentic Accommodation

DAY 7-8 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Two days to explore the delights of Moscow. Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square plus a visit to the magnificent Kremlin. Free time or join an Optional Experience to the Tsar's Treasury Chamber or the St. Sergius Monastery and handicraft market. BB

DAY 9 MOSCOW – MINSK (2 NIGHTS)
Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon's retreating army of 1812, passing near Borodino and stopping for lunch in the Smolensk region. Cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. Tonight dine on traditional cuisine at your hotel. BLD

DAY 10 MINSK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
View sights with a Local Specialist including Hero City Memorial during your sightseeing tour. Free time Why not visit the Saint Elizabeth Convent to see their stained glass and religious icon workshop? Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in a country home surrounded by state farms close to Minsk where you hear folk songs and taste local delicacies. Meal(s) BB Be My Guest Dining

DAY 11 MINSK – VILNIUS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Cross border to Vilnius Lithuania. Walking tour, Bishop's Palace and the University, explore Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, walk to the Gates of Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa, the former Jewish Ghetto, the Cathedral and the new Royal Palace excavations, Church of St. Anna & site of the synagogue destroyed during World War II. BB Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva

DAY 12 VILNIUS – SIAULIAI – RIGA (2 NIGHTS)
Leave Vilnius after lunch and visit the Hill of Crosses at Siauliai. Later arrive in the ancient city of Riga, Latvia's capital, made famous by the stories of Baron von Münchhausen. Dine tonight at your hotel. BB/D Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija

DAY 13 RIGA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Riga,a beautiful historic city on the Baltic coast. Old town contains narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque Churches, 19th century municipal buildings and Hanseatic warehouses. Sightseeing and walking tour. Free time. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast

DAY 14 RIGA – TALLINN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Follow Gulf of Riga into Estonia, and travel via Parnu a popular beach resort to Tallinn. Admire sights of Tallinn with guide. Explore streets of the old Hanseatic Quarter, 15th century Luhike Jalg Gate, visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal of typical specialities at a local restaurant. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast Regional Meal Hotel Radisson Blu Olumpia

DAY 15 TALLINN – HELSINKI SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Enjoy a leisurely morning. Board the ferry to Helsinki. Sightseeing tour, admire Finlandia Hall, Senate & Market Squares, café-lined Esplanade. Special Farewell Dinner. BB/Farewell dinner Hotel Scandic Grand Marina

DAY 16 DEPART HELSINKI Flight to Vancouver Meal(s) Scandinavian Breakfast


 



 




 

 

 

 
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