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Escorted Tour Pace 2

Treasures of the Baltics

Finland, Russia and Estonia

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A trio of diverse cities await on this fantastic tour

Our new escorted journey travels by rail, sea and road to reveal the showcase cities of Finland, Russia and Estonia.

From the ‘design capital of the world’, Helsinki, to the artistic treasures of St Petersburg and the country’s rich folklore, you’ll get a flavour of three of the Baltic’s most beautiful cities.

Tour highlights

  • Discovering the treasures of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum
  • Sightseeing in Helsinki
  • Enjoying the atmosphere of Tallinn’s colourful Town Hall Square
  • Travelling by train across the Russian countryside

Including...

  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, two lunches and seven dinners
  • Four excursions
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Tourist visa*
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June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014


Day 1 Day 1 UK to Helsinki

UK-Helsinki

Fly to Helsinki, Finland’s historic capital which has recently been named World Design Capital 2012. From its 18th-century neoclassical blueprint and art nouveau architecture, to more contemporary buildings, you can see how Finnish design has sculpted the city on an included panoramic tour. Highlights include the white Lutheran cathedral, the Russian-influenced Uspenski Orthodox cathedral and the grand Finlandia Hall. You'll also visit the market square and harbour which are always a hive of activity. Spend the next two nights at the Sokos Hotel Presidentti (4Q).


Day 2 Helsinki

UK-Helsinki

Today there's an included half-day tour of the city. Highlights include the white Lutheran cathedral, the Russian-influenced Uspenski Orthodox cathedral and the grand Finlandia Hall. 

You'll also visit the market square and harbour which are always a hive of activity. Lunch is included at a local restaurant that overlooks the lively Senate Square, after which you're free to explore the city independently.


Day 3 Helsinki-St Petersburg

Helsinki

This morning, enjoy a short walk to the railway station which was designed by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in the early 20th century. Board the train for your journey to St Petersburg through Northern Russia’s ever-changing scenery.

You’ll arrive in St Petersburg late in the afternoon and travel to the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya (4Q) where you stay for the next three nights.


Day 4 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

An included excursion today takes you to the spectacular Catherine Palace, which is home to the elaborate amber room, created with more than 100,000 pieces of intricately-cut amber.


Day 5 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

An included excursion today takes you to the spectacular Catherine Palace, which is home to the elaborate amber room, created with more than 100,000 pieces of intricately-cut amber.


Day 5 St Petersburg-Tallinn

St Petersburg

Leave St Petersburg today and travel by coach to Estonia’s elegant capital with lunch included en route. A preserved city of the Hanseatic League, Tallinn features many medieval buildings and unique architecture.

You’ll stay three nights at the Radisson Blu Olumpia (4Q). Located in the business district, this Tallinn high rise hotel is 200 metres from the Stockmann Department store and approximately 10 minutes walk from the medieval Old Town.


Day 6 Tallinn

St Petersburg-Tallinn

You may like to tour Lahemaa National Park on an optional excursion today. There will be time to purchase refreshments by the 18th-century Palmse Manor before taking a walk in the grounds. You’ll continue to another manor house and enjoy the natural beauty of the area before lunch in a village inn nearby.

In the afternoon you can stroll through an old fishing village to admire the coastal views before heading back to your hotel.


Day 7 Tallinn-Helsinki-UK

Transfer by ferry to Helsinki, where you board your return flight to the UK.


Day 0 UK-Helsinki

Fly to Helsinki, Finland’s historic capital which has recently been named World Design Capital 2012. From its 18th-century neoclassical blueprint and art nouveau architecture, to more contemporary buildings, you can see how Finnish design has sculpted the city on an included panoramic tour.

Highlights include the white Lutheran cathedral, the Russian-influenced Uspenski Orthodox cathedral and the grand Finlandia Hall. You'll also visit the market square and harbour which are always a hive of activity. Spend the next two nights at the Sokos Hotel Presidentti (4Q).