Helsinki with Baltic Countries

Join us in experiencing these incredible Baltic countries. This exciting 13-day escorted tour, with guaranteed departures brings you the amazing sights of Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw and Krakow. Stay at exceptional hotels with unforgettable touring in the comfort of a luxury coach.

Helsinki with Baltic Countries

Join us in experiencing these incredible Baltic countries. This exciting 13-day escorted tour, with guaranteed departures brings you the amazing sights of Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw and Krakow. Stay at exceptional hotels with unforgettable touring in the comfort of a luxury coach.

Tour Highlights

  • Escorted touring with guaranteed departures (max 35 participants)
  • Visit to multiple counties
  • Excellent sightseeing
  • Two nights in each city

Your Helsinki with Baltic Countries Tour Includes

  • Arrival transfer in Helsinki.
  • 12-nights accommodations at centrally located first-class hotels.
  • Service charges and hotel taxes.
  • Welcome dinner in Helsinki (glass of wine, beer or soft drink included)
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Two lunches and four dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Licensed Local Guides.
  • Baggage handling at hotels.
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring.
  • Admission included to; the Cathedral in Helsinki, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Rundale Palace Museum, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, St. Anne's Church, Yasna Gora Monastery, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Royal Cathedral and St. Mary's Church.
  • Schnapps and Black Balsam tasting.
  • Private departure transfer to Krakow Airport

Hotels (or similar):

  • Helsinki: Clarion or similar
  • Tallinn: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton or similar
  • Riga: Radisson Blu Latvia or similar
  • Vilnius: Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar
  • Warsaw: Mercure Grand or similar
  • Krakow: Novotel Centrum or similar

Itinerary

Day 01-Monday: Arrive Helsinki.

Upon arrival in Helsinki, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your own discovery. Tonight, your tour director is hosting a welcome dinner and will introduce you to your fellow travelers and to the fascinating tour that awaits you. (D)

Day 02-Tuesday: Touring Helsinki.

Helsinki, the capital of Finland lies in the far south of the country, on a peninsula that is home to the busiest passenger port in the world. Our comprehensive sightseeing covers the most important and interesting areas such as the historical center, the Senate Square, the Cathedral, City Hall, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, and the Opera House. We stop at the Sibelius Monument and, whenever possible, at the Temppeliaukio church (known also as Rock church). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 03-Wednesday: to Tallinn.

We board a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Afterward, we transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join the optional tour to Kadriorg Palace. (B, D)

Day 04-Thursday: Touring Tallinn.

On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, we visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next up is a visit to Toompea Castle and the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall there. After the tour, we taste some Schnapps in a medieval house. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 05-Friday: to Riga.

We travel by motor coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way, we make a stop in Pärnu, located on the coast of Pärnu Bay. The city is known for its 19th-century timber villas and sandy Pärnu Beach, with its shallow waters and promenade. There is free time to stroll along the beach, have a cup of coffee, or even a lunch break. We then continue to Riga where the afternoon is free to explore the city or take an optional tour Food Market experience. (B)

Day 06-Saturday: Touring Riga.

On our tour, we see the 700-year-old Riga Castle on the banks of the Daugava River, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, the St. Jacobs Cathedral, the St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the eclectic Art Nouveau buildings. After the tour, we sample Black Balsam, a dark and astringent liqueur made of 24 herbs and based on a 250-year-old recipe. The rest of the day is free to explore more of Riga, shop, or savor some Latvian crêpes. (B)

Day 07: Sunday: to Vilnius.

This morning, we set a course for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. On the way, we stop at the baroque and rococo Rundale Palace Museum. Built in the 18th century and surrounded by a French garden, the palace is an architectural marvel and a triumph of art over nature. After a lunch break here, we continue our journey to Vilnius with a stop at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai. It represents Lithuania’s unique national and religious identity. The balance of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B, L)

Day 08: Monday: Touring Vilnius.

Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, we visit the baroque St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and the striking St. Anne’s Church. We also see Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, the famous Gediminas’ Tower, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free to explore even more or optional visit of the Trakai castle. (B)

Day 09: Tuesday: to Warsaw.

Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns. Before you head the Warsaw we will enjoy a lunch break. Afternoon´s arrival to the capital of Poland and free to explore city on your own before ending this day with a dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Wednesday: Touring Warsaw.

The 700-year-old capital of Poland has been called the “Phoenix City” because it rose again after being destroyed during World War II. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from superb Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Then see the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Next, on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to stroll through a park, shop, relax, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 11: Thursday: to Krakow.

This morning, our journey continues to Czestochowa, famous for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna”. In the afternoon, we solemnly visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. After our visit, we continue to Krakow where we have dinner. (B, D)

Day 12: Friday: Touring Krakow.

A sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, where you’ll view the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral. Then take a walking tour of the Old Town, and see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free. You might want to go for a stroll, shop, or relax over some szarlotka. In the evening gather with your fellow travelers and tour director for farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 13: Saturday: Depart Krakow - tour ends.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Krakow airport. (B)

Rates & Hotels

2022 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
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  $3366
  $3289
  $3289
  $3416
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Featured Hotels

Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Helsinki Hotel

Helsinki -

This tour uses excellent hotels in Helsinki [more]

Tallinn Hotel

Tallinn -

This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on the date); Park Inn by Radisson Meriton [more]

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel

Riga -

Our 361 rooms and suites are very well equipped and many of the rooms offer fabulous views of the Daugava River We offer Free Broadband, which includes High-Speed and Wireless (WiFi) Internet Access Guests have access to the extensive health and fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool [more]

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Lietuva

Vilnius -

The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, in Vilnius, stands on the banks of the River Neris. The hotel is in the heart of Lithuania’s capital, near rich historic sites such as the Old Town and Vilnius Cathedral. Old Town is also the place for shopping. Wander around the cobbled streets and explore the wide range of stores and markets. You’re close to an array of transport options, including bus and train station, while the airport is just 9 kilometers away. [more]

Mercure Grand Hotel

Warsaw -

The 4-star Mercure Warszawa Grand hotel is located in the heart of the city, near the main streets of Warsaw and close to the Old Town. This prestigious location is surrounded by ministries, embassies and the best fashion houses and restaurants. The hotel's comfortable rooms, professional service and delicious cuisine make it the ideal place ideal for business and leisure guests. [more]

Novotel Centrum Hotel

Krakow -

The hotel is located near the Vistula Boulevards in the heart of Krakow. It offers easy access to the train station and Krakow-Balice Airport and a convenient route toward Wawel, the old town and the Kazimierz district. Spacious rooms (most with views of the meandering River Vistula), modern conference rooms, a renovated restaurant, bar and recreation center make for an enjoyable stay. [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches and dinners (except when noted)
  • Tips to guides

Airfare

At this time, Celtic Tours is offering land only (airfare should be booked directly with airlines). Please make sure you verify arrival/departure times with Celtic Tours before booking.

Departures & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Helsinki. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. The transfer will be waiting on arrival in Helsinki. Return transfer will be from your Vilnius hotel.