TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome to Europe!!!. Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sighseeing of Stokholm. We take a panoramic tour of this very beautiful capital city, built on 13 islands joined together. We will see the Gamla Stan or the “City Between the Bridges”, the old quarter of the city, full of life where there are many monumental buildings. Alongside the main square of Stortorget stands the Nobel Museum (which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes), the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. We can also enjoy a pretty view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint. Then free time, we recommend visiting the museums and parks. Another possibility is to visit to the City Hall and to the Vasa Museum.
STOCKHOLM 68ºF - STOCKHOLM-TURKU FERRY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ferry to Finland. Enjoy a free day of leisure in Stockholm. In the evening we will board a modern ferry traveling overnight to Finland, where accommodation will be in double cabins with private bathrooms.
STOCKHOLM-TURKU FERRY - NAANTALI 66ºF - HELSINKI 64ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Forests, lakes, pleasant landscapes. As we arrive to Finland, we recommend that you go to the ship’s deck for sunrise, enjoy mesmerizing landscapes from the sea as we sail along Aland Islands, hundreds of islands covered by forests. We disembark the ferry and have time to walk around TURKU, a city with a very strong Swedish influence. We continue our journey to the neighbouring city of NAANTALI, a very picturesque town with wooden houses next to the sea. We travel on until we arrive in HELSINKI,reaching at lunchtime. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time, you will be able to explore the city, with its old market, buildings with Russian influence and churches.
HELSINKI 64ºF - HELSINKI-TALLINN FERRY - TALLINN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Stage by the sea with beautiful landscapes on the way out of Helsinki. We enjoy a boat trip to Suomenlinna Islands, a group of islands where we can witness a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city, it has been declared World Heritage. Take time to walk around, it is possible to cross the islands through small pedestrian bridges. Later we will board a ferry to Estonia. The ferry trip will be around 2 hours 30 minutes. During the departure from Helsinki you have great views of the surrounding islands. On to TALLINN!
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: city tour of Tallinn. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia is a wonderful city with a well-conserved medieval centre. We will enjoy a comprehensive tour of the city, its walls, churches, squares, and its medieval streets filled with tourist attractions. An afternoon at leisure.
TALLINN - PARNU 68ºF - TURAIDA 68ºF - RIGA 70ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: beautiful extensive landscapes covered with woods and small towns on the way. Turaida castle. Lunch included. Today we pass through forests and plains to reach PARNU, a popular spa city. We then travel on to Latvia. In TURAIDA we visit the medieval castle, surrounded by a large park with sculptures dedicated to Latvian Folklore. After lunch, included, we pay a visit to SIGULDA, the small and charming capital situated in a very beautiful landscape. We continue our journey, arriving to RIGA in the middle of the afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing in Riga. Salapsil Memorial.Enjoy a city tour of Riga, the capital city of Latvia and the most populated city from among the Baltic countries. The city is known not only for its cultural town center but, also, for its medieval old town, its Art Nouveau architecture and its well-preserved vestiges from the country´s time under the Soviet rule. We will include a quick transfer to the "Salapsil memorial”, located in what was once a Nazi´s Labour correctional camp. This is one of the largest memorial complexes in Europe built to commemorate the victims of Nazism. Free-time in the afternoon.
RIGA 70ºF - RUNDALE - VILNIUS 70ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rundale palace, Hill of crosses, Trakai castle. Lunch included. We will depart for LITHUANIA early in the morning. On our way there, we will visit the BAROQUE PALACE OF RUNDALE, built by the same architect who designed Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. We will cross over into Lithuania. This country has a strong Catholic influence, highlighted by the impressive HILL OF CROSSES, thousands of crosses of all sizes. Lunch included will be taken en route. Afterwards, we will visit TRAKAI, a gorgeous castle located on an island in a lake, close to Vilnius. Ending the day in VILNIUS. Note: Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing of Vilnius. Sightseeing tour of the city built on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). In the city centre, enjoy the Baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets, and its 1,200 medieval houses. Afternoon at leisure.
VILNIUS 70ºF - GRUTAS PARK - AUGUSTOW 66ºF - WARSAW 77ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Grutas Park Today we continue to Poland. We will visit GRUTAS PARK, known as “Stalin’s World”, a park with 86 statues from Soviet times. Lunch stop in the charming town of AUGUSTOW which is located next to a lake. We will continue to the centre of Poland. Arriving in WARSAW at the end of the day.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: sightseeing tour of Warsaw. We start the day with a sightseeing tour of Warsaw. We will visit its Old Town, Royal Castle, the Ghetto Heroes Monument, and Lazienki Park. Enjoy some free time afterwards, to stroll around.