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The Baltic States, Russia & Scandinavia (6930)

16 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Stockholm

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On this Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you'll journey from Denmark to Sweden traveling through Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm.

Enjoy included sightseeing of the must-see attractions in many of the cities. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 11th century and with historic buildings that are gothic, renaissance, baroque, and classical styles. In Riga, walk through Old City, founded in 1201 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. Walk through Tallinn's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, a Local Guide introduces you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki's sightseeing includes seeing the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852.

Other tour highlights include an overnight cruise—with music, dancing, and shopping on board—from Helsinki to Stockholm and a 2-hour ferry crossing from Denmark to Germany. Visit Latvia’s baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland built in the 16th century. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Plus, throughout this tour, you’ll enjoy scenic landscapes.

All of this and more await you on this fantastic Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour. It’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to experience it all.
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
Visits to Berlin, Warsaw, Rundales Pils Palace, Parnu. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

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

Notes:

NOTES:
Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at time of booking.
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:

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

Transportation:

Transportation:
Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; ferry Gedser-Rostock; overnight cruise Helsinki-Stockholm will be in shared, 2-berth cabins with private facilities

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

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Day 2 Copenhagen–Ferry Crossing–Berlin, Germany

A morning of guided sightseeing 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 2-hour FERRY crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.

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Day 3 Berlin–Poznan, Poland

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan.

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Day 4 Poznan–Warsaw

Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. 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.

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Day 5 Warsaw–Vilnius, Lithuania

Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 6 Vilnius

On the included sightseeing walk, visit the historic streets of the OLD TOWN. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional folklore dinner?

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Day 7 Vilnius–Rundales Pils, Latvia–Riga

An interesting journey 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. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga.

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Day 8 Riga

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.

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Day 9 Riga–Parnu, Estonia–Tallinn

Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.

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Day 10 Tallinn

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. 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.

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Day 11 Tallinn–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.

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Day 12 St. 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 tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty.

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Day 13 St. Petersburg–Vyborg–Helsinki, Finland

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

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

The included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the FERRY to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 Stockholm

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.

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Day 16 Stockholm

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

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.

ANDREJ SCHERGIN

Years of Experience: 12

Join me in discovering the diversity and mysteries of Scandanavia, Russia and the Baltics. For me, the region is more than a destination full of culinary delicacies, fairytales, troubled pasts and bright futures. For me, a native of the area, it is shrouded in tales of escape and survival, family and social progress. At Cosmos, travel is more than a destination, it is a life experience!

Tour Director - ANDREJ SCHERGIN

 Accommodations

COPENHAGEN Quality Airport Dan (MF)
COPENHAGEN Hotel Scandic Sluseholmen (F)
POZNAN Novotel Poznan (ST)
VILNIUS Hotel Grata (ST)
RIGA Albert (F)
TALLINN Kreutzwald (ST)
ST. PETERSBURG Sokos Olympic Garden (F)
HELSINKI Scandic Park (F)
STOCKHOLM Best Western Sthlm (F)

 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)


Berlin
Warsaw
Vilnius
Riga
Tallinn
St. Petersburg
Stockholm

Berlin

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

See the changes of Berlin (East and West) after the reunification with well-known landmarks.

Price Range: $

Warsaw

Warsaw City Sightseeing

Warsaw City Sightseeing

Sightseeing of Warsaw ,magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction.

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: $

Lithuanian Dinner and Folklore

Lithuanian Dinner and Folklore

Enjoy a Lithuanian speciality dinner in an authentic restaurant with entertainment by musicians in national costume.

Price Range: $$

Riga

Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum

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

Price Range: $

Tallinn

Evening Out in Tallinn

Evening Out in Tallinn

Dine in a medieval themed restaurant in the centre of Tallinn and sample delicious local traditional dishes.

Price Range: $$

Estonian History Museum

Estonian History Museum

Visit the Estonian History Museum and Kadriorg Park.

Price Range: $

St.Petersburg

Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

Marvel at the art treasures contained in the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest palaces.

Price Range: $

Nikolaevsky Palace

Nikolaevsky Palace

Enjoy a folklore show of fiery dances and original songs with snacks and "champagne" at the majestic Nikolaevsky Palace.

Price Range: $$

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

Visit the historical core of St. Petersburg, a monument of military and engineering craft on Zayachiy Island.

Price Range: $

Stockholm

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

See the most richly ornamented war vessel built in Europe!

Price Range: $

Secrets of the Old City

Secrets of the Old City

See the best parts of the old city of Stockholm in the afternoon and have coffee or tea and a tasty cake in a café.

Price Range: $

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