Baltic Capitals End Berlin

Duration

15 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Stockholm

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Stockholm; Ferry Estocolmo, Turku; Naantali; Helsinki; ; Tallinn; Parnu; Sigulda; Salaspils; Riga; Rundale; Vilnius; Grutas Park; Augustow; Warsaw; Poznan; Berlin

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Welcome to Europamundo! We’ll transfer you to the hotel and you’ll have some free time. In the afternoon, you’ll find information about the start of your tour on the boards located at the hotel reception.
IMPORTANT: Please note that hotel check-in time is typically at 14:00 p.m. If you need early room access, consider booking an additional night at the start of your trip.
If you have booked additional nights, your room will be prepared upon arrival, but your trip guide will generally only contact you when the scheduled activities begin. At reception, you’ll find a sign with contact details and assistance hours for our staff. Until the tour begins, your schedule is free, and the hotel staff can assist with any inquiries.
Optional activities: During your trip, your guide may offer optional activities. We recommend booking these activities well in advance through the Europamundo app or your "My Trip" link to ensure availability. Last-minute bookings may result in limited availability (e.g., tickets, coach seats).
Note: The timings in this itinerary are indicative. The guide may adjust schedules as needed to make sure you have the best experience.
Sightseeing tour of this gorgeous capital city built on 14 interconnected islands. Water is everywhere. We will visit Gamla Stand or the "City between the Bridges", Stockholm’s Old Town full of life where many of the monumental buildings are located such as the Nobel Museum, located next to Stortorget main square, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes , the Cathedral or the Royal Palace. When possible we can have a nice view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint.
Free time. We advise taking a walk through the centre and seeing the museum island. In the afternoon, we offer visitors an optional visit to the Town Hall and the Royal Ship Vasa.
Stockholm (boarding) .
Scenery : Very beautiful landscapes from the boat leaving Stockholm.
Notes: Tonight we embark on a night cruise; Carry your documentation (will be required when boarding) and prepare hand luggage (luggage will remain in the coach). Do not forget warm clothing to enjoy on the deck of the boat. In Finland, the currency used is the euro, if you have Swedish Crowns, there are convinient exchange offices on the ship.
Free day in the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. We recommend walking around the historic center and the island of museums.
17.00hrs.- Transfer to the port of Stockholm. We embark on the modern ferry of the Silja Lines company. Restaurants, bars, nightclub, casino, shops, ample rooms ... cruise conditions. Our ship leaves at 19.30 hrs (estimated time at the time of writing this itinerary).- The landscapes you can see at the exit of Stockholm are of great beauty (lots of islands). We recommend to enjoy on the deck. Do not forget your camera! Night on board, double cabins.
Total distance: 195 km.

Scenery: Forests, lakes. Pleasant landscapes.
Note: Upon arrival in Finland you will have to change your watch; When in Sweden it is 12 o´clock in Finland it is 13 o´clock.
We recommend you to go on the ship deck at dawn; The arrival in Finland is done by outlining the Aland archipelago. Hundreds of islands covered with forests. Breakfast is included in your trip.
07:30 hrs. - TURKU. Disembark in the second Finnish city with strong Swedish influence. A time for a walk in the center.
08:30 hrs. Turku, departure.
09:20hrs- NAANTALI, very picturesque village of wooden houses by the sea. Lots of tourist life. Time for a stroll.
10:45 hrs. - Naantali-Departure.
13:00 hrs. - HELSINKI. Time for lunch. Afternoon free, you will be able to know this city with, its old market, the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
Note: a boat trip to Suomenlina scheduled on Friday morning can be made at this time according to the routes of the participating passengers.
Scenery: Stage by sea with beautiful landscapes on the way out of Helsinki.
Note: Carry your documentation, it will be required when boarding.
Leaving the hotel about 09.00 hrs, this morning we include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna islands , six islands where we highlight a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city and that has been declared World Heritage - Time to stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its small pedestrian bridges). Our guide will accompany you to the islands and will explain how to use your free time; With your return ticket, you will decide the time you wish to remain in this beautiful archipelago.
Later, we shall board a ferry to Estonia ; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration which departure is expected around 15.30hrs; we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands.
17.45 hrs. - Tallinn - Arrival and accommodation.
Tallinn – The capital of Estonia, a country with strong Scandinavian influence and a language similar to Finnish, is a wonderful city, whose medieval centre is still intact.
09.00hrs- We will participate in a sightseeing tour through the city streets, and admire its walls, churches, squares and mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions.
Free time in the afternoon.
Total distance: 365 km.

Scenery: Extensive plains covered with woods and small towns on the way.

08:00 hrs. - Tallinn – Departure-. Crossing forests and plains.
10:00 hrs. - Parnu.- A popular spa city where we will stop for coffee in the city center.
11:00 hrs. - Parnu – Departure-. We cross the border to LATVIA and make a short stop near a beach on the Baltic coast. We will pass through attractive scenery with hills and forests and Gauja National park.
14:00 hrs. - Turaida Castle and National Park. We include the entrance to this impressive medieval fortress and its enormous park.
15:30 hrs. - departure.
16:00 hrs. - Sigulda . Tourist center, beautiful town, where you can have a walk.
17:00 hrs. - Sigulda - departure. 17:45 hrs. - Salaspils Memorial - a short distance from Riga we visit the memorial, located in what was a concentration camp during the Nazi period, since 1967 it has been one of the largest monumental complexes in Europe that commemorate the victims of this regime.
18:45 hrs. - departure.
20:00 h. - Riga – Arrival-.
Note: depending on the time of the year and sunlight, the visit to the Salaspils memorial might take place on Sunday, before arriving in Riga, or on Tuesday, when leaving the city.
In the morning we will have a city tour of Riga , the capital city of Latvia and the most populated city from among the Baltic countries. The city is known not only for its cultural town center but, also for its medieval old town, its Art Nouveau architecture and its well-preserved vestiges from the country´s time under the Soviet rule. Free time during the afternoon.
Total distance: 410 km.

Scenery: Extensive plains with farmlands .
08:30 h. - Riga –Departure-. Extensive plains of Latvia.
10:00 h. – Rundale Palace .- Admission to this huge palace is included. It was built at the same time as the city of St. Petersburg. We will visit the interior of the palace and its gardens.
11:15 h. - Rundale Palace –Departure-.We leave for LITHUANIA, a country with a strong Catholic influence.
12:15 h. - Kryziu Kalnas (Hill of crosses) . This impressive hill has thousands of crosses, which speak of the Catholic legacy of this country, which was for many years under the rule of the Soviet Union (the regime that repressed Catholicism). Perhaps you would like to leave a cross there? Today is Sunday, a particularly interesting day to visit it.
13:00 h. - Kryziu Kalnas –Departure-. We travel to the center of Lithuania, to the industrial regions of Panevezys.
17:00 hrs. - Trakai- A beautiful castle located on an island in the middle of a lake. This is a memorable site, with the castle on the lake, the village with its wooden houses on the bank and forests.
18:30 hrs .- we continue to the neighboring city of Vilnius.
19.00 hrs. - Vilnius –Arrival-. We recommend strolling through its beautiful old town.
Note : Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
Vilnius.- Sightseeing tour of the city erected on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). Its baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets in the centre, its 1200 medieval houses. Free time in the afternoon.
Total distance: 490 km.

Scenery: Forests, lakes.
Note: You will need to change the clock; When in Lithuania it is 12.00 hrs in Poland it is 11.00 hrs.
08.00 hrs. Vilnius-departure. We travel to Poland.
10.00 hrs - Grutas Park. Arrival to the park known as "Stalin’s world", a park with 86 statues from Soviet times.
11.30 hrs - Grutas Park - departure.
12.30 hrs (13.30 hrs in Lituania) - Augustow - Arrival -. Lively tourist town next to a lake. Time for lunch.
14.30 hrs.- Augustow -departure. We travel through the interior of Poland. Small villages, agricultural areas.
18.30 hrs. - Warsaw - Arrival. We recommend a stroll through the market square, full of life.
Total distance: 325 km .
Morning city tour of Warsaw included with a local guide of about two and a half hours. We know the cathedral of St. John; The Rynek Starego Miasta, the old square with its buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; The remains of the medieval wall; The road and the Royal Castle; The Lazienkowski park where the monument to Chopin is located and we will remember the old Jewish ghetto, which was the largest in Europe.
Free time to walk around the old town and have lunch.
14:30 hrs - Warsaw - Departure.
18:45 hrs. - Poznan. Time to stroll through its historical center and its old square.
Total distance: 290 km.
Scenery: Great plains; small villages en route.
07:30 hrs. -Poznan -Departure-. We pass to Germany.
11:30 hrs. - Berlin -Arrival- .
08:00 a.m. – Berlin (confirm schedule at hotel reception). We’ll begin our panoramic tour of Berlin with a local guide, lasting approximately two and a half hours. From the bus, we’ll see Museum Island, the Television Tower, the central shopping streets, the old cathedral destroyed in World War II, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the city’s large parks. We’ll also leave the coach to explore the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Memorial Museum, two powerful landmarks that remind us of Germany’s difficult history in the previous century. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city at your leisure. Optionally, you can visit Potsdam with its gardens, Sanssouci Palace, and Cecilienhof Palace.
Note: In some cases, the city tour may take place the day before.
After breakfast, our journey will come to an end, leaving you with wonderful lasting memories.
Note: Please be aware that the hotel check-out time is usually 10:00 a.m. You can leave your luggage in reception upon check-out, allowing you to explore the city without carrying your bags. You can retrieve your luggage at your convenience later in the day. If you require additional time to use your room, we recommend booking an extra night at the end of your tour.

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