2019 Tour Details
Your vacation tour of Finland, Estonia, and Sweden traverses the Baltic Sea to show you some of the world’s most beautiful settings. What’s more, you’ll find less crowds along the way during this off-season tour. Begin in Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki—a modern metropolis with an historic richness you’ll discover on your guided sightseeing tour. See the city’s impressive sights, from the Presidential Palace to the Olympic stadium, and visit the impressive Lutheran Cathedral and Rock Church (subject to availability). Browse an indoor market to enjoy Finnish food, culture, and traditions. You’ll travel by ferry across the Gulf of Finland to Tallinn, Estonia. Here you’ll discover one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” with a Local Guide to show you the Hanseatic Old Town, and its domed cathedrals. Enjoy time to explore this ancient, cobblestoned city before boarding your Baltic Sea cruise ship sailing for Sweden. Arrive in Stockholm, settling on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Enjoy morning sightseeing with your Local Guide, featuring the Royal Palace and Ridderholm Church—the resting place of Swedish monarchs. You’ll also tour the Old Town and City Hall—site of the Nobel Prize ceremonies. Enjoy free time to explore Stockholm, and join in a celebratory farewell dinner to complete your guided vacation in Finland, Estonia, and Sweden.
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HELSINKI Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, the Rock Church (subject to availability), the Sibelius Monument, and the Old Market Hall HELSINKI–TALLINN Ferry crossingTALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Mary’s CathedralTALLINN–STOCKHOLM Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including [LF] a special Smörgåsbord dinnerSTOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the Town Hall; farewell dinner
Motorcoach, ferry crossing, first-class overnight Baltic Sea crossing. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine including a welcome dinner in Helsinki, a special Smörgåsbord dinner, and a farewell dinner in Stockholm
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Arrive in Helsinki, Finland. Welcome to Helsinki! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Helsinki. Guided sightseeing includes the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the ROCK CHURCH (subject to availability), the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Discover Finland’s food culture and traditions whilst browsing the OLD MARKET HALL.
Helsinki–Tallinn, Estonia. This morning, board your FERRY to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” countries. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visits to the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL and ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, also called the “Dome Church,” the oldest church in Tallinn. Tonight you may wish to try out local specialties at one of the cozy restaurants.
Tallinn. Baltic Sea Cruise. Time to further explore the walled, cobblestoned streets of the Old Town before boarding your BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Stockholm. This evening, enjoy [LF] a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner on board.
Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm, the setting of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium, is situated on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and a visit to the CITY HALL with its festive blue and gold chambers, setting of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.
Stockholm. All day at leisure. To make the most of your stay, choose from our optional excursions. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Stockholm. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.