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4th October 2017
Resting on the shores of the Baltic Sea, explore the capital cities of Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg with an option to visit the medieval city of Tallinn.
There’s something mystical about the Baltic region which continues to fascinate and evoke feelings of romanticism, a bygone era of legends and rich history brought up-to-date with modern restaurants, activities and hotels. This holiday enables you to explore this mysticism and find new discoveries for yourself.
Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Independent transfer into the city centre where your hotel is located.
3 nights STOCKHOLM - Clarion Hotel Sign (B)
Stockholm is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and doesn’t fall short on attractions either. Don’t miss exploring Gamla Stan, one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval centres in Europe, adored for its colouful display of iconic renaissance architecture and cobbled alleyways.
Experience more of Stockholm’s famous attractions or perhaps you’d like to take the boat across Stockholm’s stunning archipelago to Sandhamn?
This is your last chance to bask in the wonderful atmosphere that Stockholm delivers from every street corner, before boarding your overnight mini-cruise to Helsinki.
1 night OVERNIGHT FERRY (B,D)
Arrive Helsinki at 1030. Full day to familarise yourself with Finland’s relaxing capital city. We highly recommend taking the boat trip to Suomenlinna, a sea fortress that was built off the coast of Helsinki in 1788, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3 nights HELSINKI - Scandic Marski Hotel (B)
Why not catch a boat to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city, in the morning before returning back to Helsinki in the evening? See excursion tab for more information.
Spend your final day in Helsinki at your leisure. How about a guided food tour?
In the morning you will embark by train for your 3-hour journey to St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most iconic cities.
4 nights ST. PETERSBURG - Demetra Art Hotel (B)
There is so much to see and do in St. Petersburg therefore we have put together a comprehensive selection of optional excursions so you can pick and choose your own and leave yourself some spare time for pottering. See the Excursions tab for more details.
Day 10 & 11
Time to encounter mesmerising architecture, world-class art and bejewelled palaces. If you want to see why St. Petersburg is commonly referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’, a boat trip along the River Neva gives you the perfect chance as well as endless photo opportunities. And, of course, the Hermitage Museum is an absolute MUST!
After breakfast transfer to airport for your return flight home.
Departure Day: Daily
Departure Dates: 1 May - 30 Sep 2017
Duration: 11 nights
Price: Price is based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room.
|Dep. Date||Price from
|1 May - 30 Sep 2017||£2170||On request|
Scandic Marski Hotel
The Scandic Marski hotel in central Helsinki offers rest and relaxation on your holiday amid the city's attractions. If you’d like to venture further afield, the hotel’s reception will be happy to lend you a bicycle or walking poles.
Have a good night's sleep in a comfortable and well-equipped en-suite room with a bathtub and/or shower. All our standard rooms are equipped with a safe deposit box, ventilation, minibar, TV with movie channels, trouser press, wireless internet access, desk and an armchair.
At the Scandic Marski hotel they serve tasty food and drink in their popular restaurant and bar and you can enjoy breakfast at your leisure. For an added bonus, you have the choice to visit the gym or relax in the heat of the saunas.
Demetra Art Hotel****
This design hotel is located in the centre of St. Petersburg among all the incredible attractions this world-class city has to offer. For your convenience the hotel is only 150 yards from Chernishevskaya Metro Station and offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.
The individual interiors at the Demetra Art Hotel were designed in Italy, and all feature a theme representing a different period in the history of St. Petersburg. All rooms are en suite and include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and are soundproofed. The hotel restaurant serves either a buffet or an à la carte breakfast each morning. The shops, cafés and restaurants of Nevsky Prospekt are just a 15-minute walk away.
CLARION HOTEL SIGN (4 star) - Stockholm ****
Stockholm's largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express facing the Norra Bantorget Square. The hotel is brand new, built in 2008, and is a spectacular building dominated by granite and glass, leaning over the square reflecting the green park. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant, contributed by renowed chef Marcus Samuelsson. The eighth floor of the hotel holds Selma CitySpa where you can indulge yourself in the sauna, gym, spa with a spa treatment and/or in the heated outdoor pool, all with a fantastic view of Stockholm. All rooms are non-smoking and have TV, telephone, hair dryer, Internet access and some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in in the whole of Scandinavia! Lift to all floors.
Who is this holiday for?
This holiday is suitable for people who enjoy exploring new places and all the attractions city life has to offer. We will provide you with lots of recommedations for more inspiration on how to utilise your time depending on your interests.
Do I need a Visa for this holiday?
Yes, a visa is required for Russia. We will handle as much of the process as possible for you but everyone is required to go to the Visa Application Centres in London or Edinburgh for the final part of the application.