Berlin & the Baltic States

Over 13 days, discover Berlin & the Baltics before ending in Helsinki. Tour the opulent Royal Castle in Warsaw and visit the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn.

13 Days
Berlin to Helsinki
From (CAD)
$ 5,890
$ 5,640
Dates & Pricing

2020 Berlin > Helsinki

Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRBH
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Berlin
Return City:
Helsinki

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Berlin

    Your journey begins in glorious Berlin. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay. This evening join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2 - Berlin

    Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.
    This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further, you may wish to discover the cities thriving art scene or soak up it’s cafe culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Berlin

    Freechoice

    Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share his insights on the town and its history and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Berlin > Warsaw

    Board a first class rail journey and enjoy Poland’s serene countryside. This evening, arrive in Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Warsaw

    Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre was rebuilt and has since attained World Heritage-listed status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a sombre reminder of the suffering endured in WWII. You’ll also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

    Freechoice

    You have two vastly different but equally interesting options. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more of the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Enrich

    This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner. Indulge in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Warsaw > Vilnius

    After breakfast, depart Warsaw. Your route will take you into the pristine Mazurian region before crossing the border into Lithuania. Continue to the capital Vilnius and your base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vilnius

    Delight in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many examples of Baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the Vilnius Cathedral.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Vilnius > Riga

    Depart Vilnius and drive north to the extraordinary Hill of Crosses. This symbol of Christian resistance to the Soviets features millions of small crosses which were repeatedly bulldozed during the occupation. Continue on to Riga and visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens before checking into your hotell for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Riga

    Embark on a discovery of Riga’s Old Town, then tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for an insight into Latvia’s heritage. Tonight enjoy an evening of traditional Latvian folk music with dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Riga > Sigulda > Tallinn

    Today you’ll visit Sigulda, set in the Gauja River Valley and known as the ‘Switzerland of Latvia’. Explore the stunning landscapes of this region and visit Turaida Castle. After lunch, continue towards Tallinn, passing through Parnu, Estonia’s summer capital. Arrive in Tallinn and relax at your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Tallinn

    Discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall.

    Freechoice

    Visit the KUMU Art Museum, with its wide range of classic and contemporary art. Alternatively, be intrigued by the exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum.

    Freechoice Dining

    This evening, dine at one of three superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Tallinn > Helsinki

    Today, relax during your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki. On arrival, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Helsinki

    After breakfast, your journey comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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