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Baltics Getaway

Explore the Baltic countries - sneaked in between Germany and Norway - three marvellous states, with unique European vibe - cozy, minimalistic and welcoming.

Perfect route for a quiet - yet culturally rich getaway.

Themes: Nature History City Europe

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01/07/2020 03/07/2020

Helsinki

About the city

Helsinki is situated on a little peninsula on the southern tip of Finland. Approach Helsinki from the sea and you’ll see neoclassical buildings of elegant lines and pastel colours, and a marketplace overflowing with strawberries and salmon. The city has grown with attention to harmony. In summer many residents abandon urban tranquillity for their country cottages, but in winter the capital comes alive with theatre, political institutes and over 20,000 university students. Architecture buffs will love Helsinki. The handsome neoclassical buildings surrounding Senate Square were designed almost singlehandedly by German architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the early 19th century, just after Helsinki replaced Turku as Finland’s capital. The crowning piece is the Lutheran Cathedral, which has recently been refurbished and looks better than ever, with the 12 apostles on the roof once again looking down at the world below. Elsewhere in the city, the bold, simple creations of the city’s great 20th century architects, notably Aalto and Saarinen, blend with the clean neoclassical lines. The stunning Jean Sibelius Monument, dedicated to Finland’s most famous composer, consists of hundreds of steel pipes sculpted by Elia Hiltunen. The monument is in Sibelius Park. The Kansallimuseo, National Museum, has wonderful displays of Finnish culture. The exhibits of the City Museum illustrates the history of the city. The islands surrounding Helsinki make excellent daytrips. The sandy beaches and smooth rocks of Pihlajasaari make it a popular summer spot for tanning Finns. Every summer there are many free outdoor concerts in one of the city’s numerous parks. Afternoons, all kinds of music resound on the leafy Esplanadi. Helsinki is a small city if you compare it to those gigantic cities around the world but the spirit is still quite cosmopolitan. Helsinki is a beautiful city, especially in the summer. The streets are clean and you can always find a peaceful spot, in case you need one. Some say that Helsinki is "the biggest village in the world" and it is a great place for tourism, history, museums, galleries, theatre, music, shopping, restaurants, clubs, etc. all environmentally friendly, free of pollution and traffic congestion.

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Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki

82%
  • At 1.2 km from the center
  • Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki 00180
With a stay at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki, you'll be centrally located in Helsinki, a 4-minute drive from Helsinki West Terminal and 10 minutes from Stockmann. This 4-star hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Finlandia Hall and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) fr...
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  • Standard Room 1 King Bed- Non Refundable (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Helsinki Small Group Walking Tour

day 1 - 10:00 am 10:00
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kauppatori, Helsinki 00170 Finland

Local Market

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Parliament of Finland, Mannerheimintie 30, Helsinki 00100 Finland

Parliament

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Senate Square, Aleksanterinkatu, Hallituskatu, Helsinki Finland

Senate Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Kanavakatu 1, Helsinki 00160 Finland

Uspenskin Cathedral

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Market Hall, Etelaranta Along the South Harbor, Helsinki 00130 Finland

The Old Market Vanha Kauppahalli

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Simonkatu 7, Helsinki 00100 Finland

Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nova Fairy Tales Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 9 Paulig Kulma Cafe, Helsinki 00100 Finland

Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not wheelchair accessible
Comfortable footwear recommended
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
The specific sights visited can vary, as every tour is personal and unique depending on the tour guide and the traffic and weather conditions on the day
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point
03/07/2020 ECONOMY
Helsinki
Tallinn
Finland
Helsinki Vantaa / 2:15 PM
Finnair AY 1019 Finnair
35m 1 PC Nonstop
Estonia
2:50 PM Tallinn
03/07/2020 05/07/2020

Tallinn

About the city

One of Europe’s most charming cities, Tallinn is a perfect mixture of medieval and modern, with its narrow cobbled lanes filled with baroque architecture, and its wild nightlife. Estonia's capital city has been dubbed the ‘New Prague’ but this city stands out on its own. The World Heritage-listed Old Town has plenty of distractions for even the most exigent traveler. Best explored on foot, Tallinn’s evocative Old Town is replete with castles, Russian Orthodox churches and Dominican monasteries. These historic gems share the streets with old merchant houses and medieval meeting halls where visitors can witness locals displaying centuries-old artisan traditions of glassblowing, weaving and pottery, and, why not, take a peculiar souvenir back home. At night the Old Town transforms. Inside its ancient walls travelers will be able to party in steamy nightclubs, slinky lounges, expat bars and colourful gay clubs until the early hours of the morning. Outside the medieval quarters, there's lots to see. On the fringes of the old borough a new district is emerging, with gleaming new hotels, offices and plenty of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and nightclubs. Anyone arriving in Tallinn with the idea of an old Soviet Bloc grey city will be as surprised by this new skyline as they will be by the charming old core. Tallinn is proud of its old soul but it is also fashion forward, vibrant, colorful, cultural and wild.

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Hotel St. Barbara

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  • At 1.0 km from the center
  • Roosikrantsi 2a, Tallinn 10119
A stay at Hotel St. Barbara places you in the heart of Tallinn, within a 10-minute walk of Tallinn Town Hall and Town Hall Square. This family-friendly hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Port of Tallinn and 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Freedom Square. Take in th...
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

2 Activities
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Tour of Tallinn Old Town and Bastion Tunnels

day 3 - Tour of Tallinn Old Town and Bastion Tunnels
Itinerary
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Stop At: Tallinn Old Town, City Center, Tallinn Estonia

Tallinn’s Old Town is divided into two areas – the lower town and the upper town (also called Toompea). Those two towns were once separated by gates, almost like two different cities. Nowadays, the combination of the upper town on the high limestone hill and the lower town at its foot form an expressive skyline that is visible from a great distance both from land and sea. The lower town (all-linn) is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130 Estonia

The mysterious Bastion passages, dating back to the 17th to 18th centuries, run beneath Toompea and are an integral part of the city’s defence system together with the town wall and its towers. Enter the tunnels through the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum to learn about their fascinating history and to view Tallinn from below.

Duration: 1 hour

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchairs, because of the long stair-ways
Please note that temperature in the passages is 7-10 °C throughout the year and you will navigate some rather steep stairs, so please dress appropriately
We do not recommend taking children under the age of 7 to the Bastion passages
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Freedom Square
Vabaduse väljak 9, 10142 Tallinn
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Skip the Line:Seaplane Harbour, Maritime +Self-guided tour+Access to 40 Museums

day 4 - Skip the Line:Seaplane Harbour, Maritime +Self-guided tour+Access to 40 Museums
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour visit is an extraordinary visit and one of the must-have to be seen while you are in Tallinn.
In addition to skip-the-line access to Seaplane Harbour you will also have the self-guided tour inside Questcity application. You will receive your personal guide in the mobile phone and you will not get bored.

In addition, you will get the option to visit 40 other skip-the-line accesses to different places like Tallinn Catacombs, Tallinn Zoo and many others. Your pass is activated the first time it is used, either at an attraction or on public transport and is valid for the next 24 hours.

This offer is really unique and ultimate skip-the-line access.
05/07/2020 ECONOMY
Tallinn
Riga
Estonia
Tallinn / 4:45 PM
Air Baltic BT 316 Air Baltic
50m 1 PC Nonstop
Latvia
5:35 PM Riga Intl
05/07/2020 07/07/2020

Riga

About the city

Riga is the crown jewel of the Baltic States and it’s the region’s cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial epicenter. Charmingly divided by Daugava River, it presents itself as a city of colours, church spikes and beautiful nights of yellow lights. Even though the city is rapidly overflowing with a collage of glass and steel skyscrapers, it is still defined by its stunning chocolate box old town that Disney executives can only dream of. Art-Nouveau is also a big thing in Riga. The city’s notable art nouveau district was declared World Heritage Site and it is commonly regarded as the finest and best-preserved collection of art nouveau architecture in Europe. Aside from its toy town cuteness, this city is funky and vibrant with a big city soul. The Latvian capital is the perfect fusion of old and new; visitors will find the trendiest club inside a spectacular art-nouveau building. The city has been dubbed “The Second City that Never Sleeps” and rightly so; in Riga one can go out every night of the week until the early hours of the morning and there are even 24h restaurants to satisfy anyone’s appetite at any time. With its timeless elegance and its cosmopolitan ambitions, Riga has been declared European Capital of Culture for 2014. The city is now chic, lively and green, parks cover a fifth of the capital, and has left its grey past behind and has no intention of looking back.

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Rixwell Terrace Design Hotel

78%
  • At 3.6 km from the center
  • 2 dzirnavu street, Riga LV-1010
With a stay at Rixwell Terrace Design Hotel in Riga (Centrs), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Riga Central Market and Albert Street. This 4-star hotel is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from Jurmala Beach and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Skonto Stadium. Take in the...
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  • Double or Twin STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

2 Activities
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Soviet Heritage Walking Tour - Riga after WW2

day 5 - Private Soviet Tour in Riga 10:30
Visit must-see places in Riga that are legacies of the city’s Soviet past. Through some extremely moving, sometimes horrifying stories find out what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. You will see typical Soviet time buildings and monuments, and learn more about the fate of the Baltic States during and after WWII. At the end of the tour you will be able to try some food and drinks in a typical soviet-style buffet.
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Riga Ghost stories & Great Cemetery tour

day 5 - Riga Ghost stories & Great Cemetery tour
Itinerary
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Pass By: Riga, Riga, Riga Region

Tour through the spooky, forgotten and romantic place called Great Cemetery (Lielie Kapi), where the founder's of Riga and Latvia rest in peace. What you will experience:
- Ghost stories of the Great Cemetery and Riga;
- Explore the extraordinary history and monuments of the Great Cemetery;
- Understand Riga & Latvia better through this experience.

20% of the income will be donated to the renewal Riga Great cemetery.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point

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Baltics Getaway
Baltics Getaway