Northern Dream

Duration

18 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Berlin

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

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

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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! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT: - Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.
- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.
Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.
08:00 h. Sightseeing tour of the most modern city in Europe, and visit to the Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Potsdamerplatz and the Zoo. We leave the coach to visit the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum . Berlin bore witness to many significant events of the 20th century. Free afternoon to explore the city. We recommend a visit to Kurfurstenstrasse, the city’s main shopping Street, and Kantstrasse, where there are many international restaurants. Optionally you will have the opportunity to visit Potsdam with the Sanssouci gardens and palace and Cecilienhof palace.
Note: in some cases the city tour might be carried out the day before.
Total distance covered by road: 395 km
Countryside: Pleasant hills in the south of Denmark. Large plains in Germany.
NB: We recommend you enjoy the ferry crossing. Take some warm clothes, if you want to stroll on deck. -
Free time in the morning.
11:30 hrs - Berlin –Departure-. We travel towards the north of Germany. Around 15.00hrs, we come to the port of Rostock where we will board a ferry (normally leaving at around 15:30hrs) for an almost two-hour crossing to Denmark. - A very modern and pleasant ferry (shops, cafeterias, exchange booths, leisure offer).
At around 17:30hrs Arrival in Denmark and continuation to
20.00 hrs - Copenhagen –Arrival.
7:30.- City tour of the Danish capital with a local guide. Copenhagen is the largest Scandinavian city, and full of contrasts: the popular Tivoli, Christianborg Palace, the terraces of Nyhavn, the Mermaid... The city tour finishes around 10:30. Free time in the afternoon.
Distance covered: 635 km
Countryside: Forests, lakes, Scandinavian scenery.
07:30hrs - Copenhagen –Departure-.
08:15 hrs - Helsingor i n Denmark. A brief stop in Helsingor, the city of Hamlet, in which its great KRONBORG CASTLE stands out. A chance to take photographs from outside before getting on a small ferry that will take us to Sweden . A crossing of around 20 minutes. Arrival in Sweden (expected at around 9:30hrs). On board, we can change currency and buy Swedish kroner. - We continue on our route amidst pretty forest scenery and great lakes. -
12:30 hrs- Jonkoping – A provincial capital on the shores of Lake Vättern, a stroll through its elegant centre and to see its churches. Time for lunch.

13.30hrs - Jonkoping –Departure-.
15.00 hrs - Vadstena – arrival and time for a walk in this picturesque town next to the lake with its old houses and its large 14th century castle that was converted into a monastery.
16.30 hrs - Vadstena –Departure-.
20.30hrs - Stockholm –Arrival at the end of the day in the capital of Sweden, a beautiful city in the Baltic Sea archipelago connected by numerous bridges and ferries and known for its rich history, impressive architecture and its combination of modernity and tradition.
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- .
After breakfast, end of our services.
Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

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