BALTIC GRAND CIRCLE
Germany – Poland – Baltics – Russia – Finland
DAY 01: Depart USA by own flight arrangements.
DAY 02: Arrive Berlin. Make own way to the Hotel Kempinski Bristol or similar for overnight.
DAY 03: Be at the train station in good time for the train to Warsaw. On arrival take a short cab ride on your own to hotel Le Royal Meridien Bristol or similar for overnight.
DAY 04: Full free day to explore Warsaw on your own. In the late evening make your way to the train station for the overnight express to Vilnius, Lithuania. You have first class 2-berth compartments for this journey.
DAY 05: On arrival you will be met and taken to the Naujasis or similar hotel. After a chance to freshen up you will have a tour of the city with your own English speaking guide.
DAY 06: Free day to continue looking around this interesting city on your own or take an optional excursion, such as to nearby Trakai located in the lakes area.
DAY 07: Morning transfer to the bus station for the coach service to Riga. On arrival you will be met and taken to the hotel Metropol or similar.
DAY 08: This morning you have an introductory city tour with an English speaking guide. The balance of the day is free for enjoying Riga on your own.
DAY 09: Today you will be transferred to the bus station to travel from Riga to Tallinn, Estonia, by Express Coach service. On arrival you will be met and taken to the centrally located hotel Maestro or similar to check-in.
DAY 10: Today you have an introductory walking tour of Tallinn "Old Town" the heart of the Estonian capital. Balance of day at leisure for exploring on your own.
DAY 11: Some more free time to enjoy this beautiful city before your transfer to the coach station to board the luxury overnight Express Coach for St. Petersburg.
DAY 12: On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel Moskva or similar. After a chance to freshen up you will be taken on a tour of the city by your English speaking guide. The tour includes such sights as the Admiralty, Nevsky Prospect, St.Isaac's Cathedral and the decorative Church of the Spilt Blood among others.
DAY 13: This morning your guide will take you on an excursion to the famed Hermitage Museum where you will be shown some of the best known paintings and exhibits.
DAY 14: Further time to enjoy this lovely city before a late evening transfer to the train station to board the "Red Arrow" Express departing at 11:55 PM for Moscow. You have 1st class sleepers on this prestige train.
DAY 15: On arrival at approximately 8:00 AM you will be met and transferred to the hotel Ukraine or similar in a convenient central location. Later this morning you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the city by minivan including Red Square and St.Basil's Cathedral as well as a panoramic view of the city from the University Heights area.
DAY 16: Today you will have a walking tour inside the Kremlin grounds including entrance to one of the impressive Cathedrals.
DAY 17: Some free time in Moscow before your late evening transfer to the station for the 10:30 PM departure of the international "Tolstoi" train headed for Helsinki, Finland. You have first class sleepers on this train.
DAY 18: On arrival in Helsinki at 11:15 AM make your own way to the Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar for overnight
DAY 19: Free day for looking around this capital city on your own.
DAY 20: Today you have a flight from Helsinki to Berlin by "BLUE 1" airlines. Make your way to the airport in time to check in for the flight. On arrival make your way to the Hotel Westin Grand Berlin or similar.
DAY 21 & 22: Two more full free days in Berlin for own activities.
DAY 23: Make your way to the airport in good time for your international departure flight back to USA.
TOUR COST: $3635 per person, twin sharing + airfare Helsinki-Berlin
TOUR INCLUDES: Hotels as listed, or similar, with breakfast daily, 1st class train tickets or scheduled motorcoach transportation between cities, sightseeing by car with English speaking guide in cities as mentioned, transfers on arrival and departure where specified.
NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, transfers and sightseeing other than as mentioned, meals other than breakfasts in hotels, items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc. or anything not specifically mentioned as being included.