Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia (6930) - 2014 / 2015

16 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Stockholm

Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia
The historic centre of Warsaw
The historic centre of Warsaw
The Reichstag building is a historical building in Berlin, Germany that was built in 1894
Beautiful view of the Swedish countryside
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark
Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city in Sweden
Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries
Berlin is the capital of Germany and also its largest city
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin serves as a symbol of peace and reunification of the city

Vacation Overview

Denmark’s capital is the starting point on this exploration of the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. Begin with time in Copenhagen before a ferry crossing takes you to Rostock, Germany, to board your motorcoach. Travel to fascinating Berlin, Germany’s once-again capital, to Poland, with overnights in Poznan and Warsaw. Also visit Vilnius, Lithuania, where guided sightseeing reveals how this city was influenced by the many invaders who left their marks. Visit the baroque Palace of Rundale on the way to Riga, Latvia’s capital and one of the most beautiful cities in the Baltics. Guided sightseeing shows off the highlights, then cross Gauja National Park and enter Estonia, with a stop in the seaside town of Parnu. Spend two nights in Tallinn and explore its Old Town, then on to Russia for guided sightseeing in Peter the Great’s splendid St. Petersburg. Traveling on the stretch of land between Lake Ladoga and the Baltic Sea, cross back from East to West and arrive in Helsinki, Finland’s capital. See Senate Square and the cathedral, then embark on an overnight ferry to Stockholm, Sweden, to see the main highlights on a guided tour—the perfect end to a perfect vacation.

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Headsets throughout the tour

Visits to Berlin, Warsaw, Rundales Pils, Parnu

Scenic Highlights:
Gauja National Park


Local Guides for city sightseeing in Copenhagen, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm. Professional Tour Director while touring


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Day 1Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2Copenhagen–Ferry Crossing–Berlin, Germany

A morning to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the Little Mermaid and the rococo Amalienborg complex of Royal Palaces. In the afternoon, head for Gedser for the two-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin for an overnight. (B)

Day 3Berlin–Poznan, Poland

The optional morning sightseeing is a must for all who wish to experience the fascinating mix of history-laden past and the confident present. In the afternoon, cross the River Oder into Poland for an overnight in Poznan. (B,D)

Day 4Poznan–Warsaw

Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw, in time for the optional sightseeing with a Local Guide. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic center, and you'll see why Warsaw is considered to be a Phoenix "par excellence," as European cities go. (B)

Day 5Warsaw–Vilnius, Lithuania

Journey northeast by way of Bialystok towards Augustów and Suwalki. We then reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the wedding-cake pretty capital since the 13th century and UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)

Day 6Vilnius

On the included sightseeing walk, visit the historic streets of the Old Town. Later in the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit the medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening there’s an optional folklore dinner. (B)

Day 7Vilnius–Rundales Pils, Latvia–Riga

An interesting journey today as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. More lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga. (B,L,D)

Day 8Riga

On the included tour of the Old City with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town center. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population. (B)

Day 9Riga–Parnu, Estonia–Tallinn

A very interesting itinerary today since it will start with a drive through Gauja National Park, known as “Livonian Switzerland.” After an included lunch in the lively, historic seaside town of Parnu, take a stroll to the sandy beach, before continuing to Tallin for the next two overnights. (B,L)

Day 10Tallinn

Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Also worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. (B,D)

Day 11Tallinn–St. Petersburg, Russia

Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city. (B,L,D)

Day 12St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty; the River Neva adds to the city’s charm. (B)

Day 13St. Petersburg–Vyborg–Helsinki, Finland

Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki. (B)

Day 14Helsinki–Overnight Baltic Sea Crossing to Stockholm, Sweden

The included tour of the Finnish capital covers the sedate Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. In the evening, embark on the Silja Line ferry to Stockholm. On board you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping. (B)

Day 15Stockholm

Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. The best way to see and appreciate the highlights of Sweden’s capital is to join the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. (B,D)

Day 16Stockholm

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Copenhagen and Stockholm if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Ferry Gedser-Rostock. Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm will be in shared, 2-berth cabins with private facilities

COPENHAGEN Quality Dan (F) at Kastrup
BERLIN Park Inn Alexanderplatz (F)
POZNAN Novotel (F)
WARSAW Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre (ST)
RIGA Albert (F)
TALLINN Kreutzwald (F)
ST. PETERSBURG Sokos Olympia Garden (F)
HELSINKI Holiday Inn West-Ruoholahti (F)
STOCKHOLM Quality Nacka (ST) or Best Western Sthml (F) at Bromma

Buffet breakfasts; 3 lunches; 7 dinners

With Cosmos, 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.


Years of Experience: 8 years

Living in Central Europe for the last 10 years has certainly changed my perspective on life. To wake up each day to different foods, languages, and customs is incredible, helping to broaden my views and keep my mind open to amazing possibilities. It is my pleasure to also help expand the horizons and open new doors for you!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia:

  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallin
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg
  • Vilnius historic centre
  • Historic Centre of Riga
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

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