Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg (RQE)

12 days from Warsaw to St. Petersburg

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

On this Baltics and Northern Europe guided tour, you'll journey from Poland to Russia traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and Finland. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sites—with overnights in Warsaw, St. Petersburg, and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of must-see attractions. In Warsaw, visit the 13th-century Stare Miasto (Old Town) —a UNESCO World Heritage Site —and the 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum. Situated in the former KGB building, it tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402–1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and Helsinki’s famous open-air market. Among the many sights you’ll see in St. Petersburg is the Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections, as well as St. Isaac's Cathedral – the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest in Europe.

You’ll attend a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, visit Vilnius’ artist quarter Užupis, and enjoy a specialty dinner in St. Petersburg. All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic, escorted Baltics and Northern Europe tour.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

WARSAW
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto and St. John’s Cathedral; [LF] private Chopin concert

VILNIUS
Guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum, and [LF] Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis

HILL OF CROSSES
Take pictures of the memorial site

RIGA
Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter; [LF] Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting

TALLINN
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

TALLIN–HELSINKI
Ferry crossing

HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac's Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

Notes:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

WARSAW, POLAND. Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

WARSAW. Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, [LF] attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

WARSAW–VILNIUS, LITHUANIA. The next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid center of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

VILNIUS. Vilnius’ picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB MUSEUM, and end your tour with a [LF] special visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter, UŽUPIS.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

VILNIUS–RIGA, LATVIA.Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

RIGA. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the OLD TOWN and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Don’t miss the opportunity to [LF] TASTE Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and Laima chocolate. The afternoon and evening are at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

RIGA–TALLINN, ESTONIA. Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. During your afternoon sightseeing with a Local Guide, discover the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visit the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

TALLINN–HELSINKI, FINLAND. This morning, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing includes the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. Tonight, dinner has been prepared at the hotel to celebrate the success of your Baltic vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

HELSINKI–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy [LF] dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

ST. PETERSBURG. Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

ST. PETERSBURG. Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

ST. PETERSBURG. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, 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.

THEO VAN DER MEER

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"As a Tour Director, it is my mission to give passengers the time of their life and an unforgettable vacation. With every tour, I give it more than 100%, and my passion and enthusiasm help me to achieve these goals."

Tour Director -  THEO VAN DER MEER

 Accommodations

HELSINKI

RADISSON BLU ALEKSANTERI

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

RIGA

MERCURE RIGA CENTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ST. PETERSBURG

ANGLETERRE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

This superior standard on St. Isaac's Square has 193 stylish rooms all equipped with climate control, satellite TV, a safe, and a minibar. Amenities include a brasserie-style restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine, a caviar bar, a fitness center, and a beauty salon.

TALLINN

SOLO SOKOS ESTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VILNIUS

HOLIDAY INN VILNIUS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

WARSAW

MERCURE WARSAW CENTRUM

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions 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).

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