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Colors of the Baltic Sea Deluxe Tour
Sweden, Russia Finland by Ship & Private Coach
ENJOY A BLEND OF THE BEAUTY OF STOCKHOLM AND THE GRANDEUR OF ST. PETERSBURG, THE IMPERIAL CITY OF THE TZARS. EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THIS REGION, THE MANY PALACES INCLUDING PETERHOF PALACE AND STATE HERMITAGE IN ST. PETERSBURG . DURING YOUR STAY YOU WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE HELSINKI WITH ITS MIXTURE OF SWEDISH, RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE.
Moscow extension is available.
Arrival to Arlanda Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader.The day is at leisure
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing. The city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. The city embraces the unique character of the 13th century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm's islands are bordered by Lake MÃ€laren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where the archipelago,with its 30.000 islands awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small town personality. Stockholm is proudly called âBeauty on Waterâ and a sightseeing tour, which includes a walk in the Old Town and a visit to the City Hall, makes for a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets. The seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the Archbishop, will be seen during your stroll through Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to one of the cityâs best known symbols, the City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls, where the great Nobel banquet is held. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure
OPTIONAL: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing PRICE: $70 per person. Duration: approximately 2 hours
Includes: entrance to Vasa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide
Min 2 persons. Available by pre-booking
Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board
Breakfast is served on board before arrival to Helsinki. Private transfer to the hotel followed by a panoramic sightseeing tour. Meet with your local guide for a city sightseeing of the capital of Finland, also known as âThe Daughter of the Baltic Seaâ. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and Lutheran Cathedral âall displaying neoclassical architecture of the 1840âs, the colorful Market Square by the sea in the South Harbour, Kaivopuisto Park and diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church âcalled the âRock Churchâ as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies)
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. Afternoon, transfer to Helsinkiâs International Rail Station, where we will board the Allegro Train bound for St. Petersburg, a city founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Also known to the world as the "Northern Capital of Russia" and "the Venice of the North", St. Petersburg was virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s Stalinist reconstruction, and its downtown dazzles the eye of the visitor with splendid palaces, stylish monuments, straight avenues, beautiful bridges and other attractions. St. Petersburg is filled with history and mystery. Arrival at St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect -the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senate Square, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the "Spilled Blood" and the Nikolsky Cathedral.The city tour ends at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours.
OPTIONAL: Peterhof Palace. PRICE: $110 per person.
Duration: approximately 4 hours
Includes: private transportation to hotel, entrance to Peterhof w/guided tour, private tour guide.
Min 6 persons. Available by pre-booking
Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide to continue our adventure in this charming city. You willvisit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) presents the development of world culture an art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century. Today the Museum is creating a digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The tour ends at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.
Day 8 St. PetersburgMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Pulkovo Airport*
(Please see notes below for this service).
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Stockholm & to the Airport in Saint Petersburg/Moscow and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers;therefore,mino rwaiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers âfor a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
Price IncludesGuided Tours in the Cities of Stockhollm, Helsinki & St Petersbur
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
All Tours by Private Coach Including All the Tours Mentioned in Program
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort from Day 1 to Day 7, Both Days Included
Breakfasts, Buffet Style
1 Night on Tallink Silja Ferry in Outside Cabin
Luggage Allowance Is 1 Suitcase & 1 Piece of Hand Luggage Per P
Porter Service at Hotels, Ferries&Rail Stations in Helsinki, St. P
Price Does Not IncludeAir
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