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 package, 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 experience 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 you’ll visit on your affordable tour of the Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia. 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 the Old City, founded in 1201 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.

See Tallinn's Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. In St. Petersburg, a Local Guide will introduce you to the many palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors. Helsinki's sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852.

Your affordable tour includes 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 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your budget-minded Baltic, Russia, and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoiled by so many scenic landscapes.

Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on your fantastic, yet affordable, Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia tour. It’s a perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to experience it all.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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 Photo Highlights

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

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 lunches; 6 dinners


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.

 Itinerary

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 sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the Little Mermaid statue and the Rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km

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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 a phoenix “par excellence,” as European cities go.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km

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Day 6 VILNIUS

On the included sightseeing walk, discover 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 Lithuanian folklore dinner?

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Day 7 VILNIUS–PILSRUNDALE, LATVIA–RIGA

An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Rundale Palace, 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.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

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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–PÅRNU, ESTONIA–TALLINN

Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

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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.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km

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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. An 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. Choose from a range of optional excursions available to complete your St. Petersburg experience.

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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.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

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Day 14 HELSINKI–OVERNIGHT BALTIC SEA CROSSING TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi/ 50 km

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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. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the city hall.

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Day 16 STOCKHOLM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

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

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

AUSRA PAUKSTE

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

I come from Lithuania, one of the Baltic States. Difficult to find, but hard to forget. I start breathing deeper and my heart rate goes up if you start talking about travelling. This is how I feel about travel. An active life as a Tour Director is the greatest gift I have because I feel that I am in a right place. I love different cultures and languages. I can say "hi" and "thank you" in dozens of languages. I love traveling in Europe, it`s an incredible continent with so many hidden places, it never stops surprising you. I have been to many places but Norway has become my favorite country to tour because of its landscape and nature.

Tour Director - AUSRA PAUKSTE

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Berlin
Warsaw
Vilnius
Riga
Tallinn
St. Petersburg
Stockholm

Berlin

Discover Berlin Sightseeing Tour

Discover Berlin Sightseeing Tour

Climb aboard a comfortable coach and wind your way through 800 years of Berlin history on this fascinating 3-hour guided sightseeing tour.

Price Range: $

Warsaw

Discover Warsaw

Discover Warsaw

Discover the heart and soul of Warsaw, Poland's capital and largest city, on this enriching guided introduction to the most famous landmarks and monuments.

Price Range: $

Vilnius

Lithuanian Dinner & Folklore Entertainment

Lithuanian Dinner & Folklore Entertainment

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

Price Range: $

Trakai Castle

Trakai Castle

Visit 14th-century Trakai Castle, situated on an island-like peninsula in the middle of Lake Galvé and considered one of Eastern Europe's most striking castles.

Price Range: $

Riga

A Peek at the Past: Latvian Ethnographic Museum

A Peek at the Past: Latvian Ethnographic Museum

Get a rare peek into the everyday lives of ancient Latvian farmers and fishermen on this visit to the open-air Latvian Ethnographic Museum, then enjoy a delightful lunch with drinks.

Price Range: $

Tallinn

Keila-Joa Manor Discovery with Traditional Dinner

Keila-Joa Manor Discovery with Traditional Dinner

This incredible guided excursion introduces you to the exquisite neo-gothic Keila-Joa Manor, one of the true treasures of Estonia, and includes a sumptuous dinner in the manor restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Kadriorg Palace & St. Bridget's Convent Ruins

Kadriorg Palace & St. Bridget's Convent Ruins

Explore Peter the Great's opulent Kadriorg Palace, a testament to Russian tsarist extravagance, then visit the ancient ruins of St. Bridget's Convent on this fantastic guided excursion.

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, Birthplace of St. Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Birthplace of St. Petersburg

Discover the birthplace of St. Petersburg on this guided visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress, the original citadel founded by Peter the Great in 1703.

Price Range: $

Stockholm

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

Explore the world-famous Vasa Museum, home to the restored wreckage of the 17th-century Vasa, the most powerful warship in the Baltic.

Price Range: $

Gems of Old Stockholm

Gems of Old Stockholm

Discover the best of Old Stockholm with a pleasant break at a café for a slice of cake and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Cosmos European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Cosmos tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience. For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party. Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $3,708*
18 guests in a party: $648*

Contact Cosmos or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Cosmos Private Touring.

*Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.


The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).