Day 1: Arrive at Vilnius Airport to be met by your private transfer to be taken to your 4 star hotel right in the heart of the old town, where you will stay for three nights. Overnight: 4* Hotel in Vilnius Old Town.
Day 2: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of the old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings. In the evening explore Vilnius at your leisure. Overnight: 4* Hotel in Vilnius Old Town.
Day 3: Explore Vilnius at your leisure. Alternatively you could opt to add a day trip. Options include visiting the burial ground of soviet statues of Stalin and Lenin in Grutas Park, enjoying the spa town of Druskininkai or visiting Trakai Castle just outside the city. Overnight: 4* Hotel in Vilnius Old Town.
Day 4: Travel by private transfer to Riga, Latvia. You will go via The Hill of Crosses in North Lithuania, where you will stop for a visit. How the Hill of crosses started is the source of some debate. The most popular idea beginning that crosses were left in memory of a group of insurgents killed in the 1831 rebellion against Czarist rule. Today thousands and thousands of crosses, big, small, simple or ornate reside on a small hill in the countryside. Its quite something to see and a very special place. Then its onto Riga where you will check in to the lovely 4* Garden Palace, where you will stay for 2 nights. Overnight: the 4* Garden Hotel.
Day 5: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Riga old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings. Riga is the largest of the Baltic capitals, it is a beautiful city with a charming old town and stunning Art Nouveau district. Overnight: The 4* Garden Hotel.
Day 6: Leave Riga and travel by private transfer to Tallinn, the medieval and lovely capital of Estonia. You will stay at the quaint and cosy 4* Taanilinna Hotel for three nights. The 4* Taanilinna Hotel is in the heart of Tallinn's old town. Set back from a quiet cobbled street in a small court yard, the Taanilinna is a great favourite with our clients. Overnight: The 4* Taanilinna Hotel.
Day 7: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Tallinn's old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings on your first morning. Overnight: The 4* Taanilnna Hotel.
Day 8: Explore Tallinn at your leisure. Alternatively you could opt to add a day trip. Options include visiting Estonia's beautiful Lahemaa National park or Paldiski a town originally founded by Peter the Great, and more recently closed by the Soviets and used as a military town housing the largest submarine training centre in the Soviet Union. Overnight: The 4* Taanilinna Hotel.
Day 9: Leave Tallinn and head for Helsinki. You will travel by Hydrofoil from Tallinn direct to Helsinki - the crossing takes approximately one and a half hours. Check in at the 4* Hotel Linna where you will stay for 2 nights. The 4* Hotel Linna is a stylish and comfortable hotel right in the heart of Helsinki city. Overnight: The 4* Hotel Linna.
Day 10: Explore Helsinki at your leisure. Alternatively you could book a Design walk, or a day trip. Overnight: The 4* Hotel Linna.
Day 11: Leave Charming Helsinki for St Petersburg - the imperial heart of Russia. You will travel by train, journey time is approximately 5 hours. You will be met from the train by a private transfer who will take you to your hotel, the 3* Fifth Corner, where you will stay for 3 nights. Overnight: The 3* Fifth Corner Hotel.
Day 12: You will be met at your hotel by a guide for a private excursion to the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage Museum occupies six beautiful buildings alongside the River Neva and holds a collection of over three million works of art. Our guide will make sure you see all the highlights of this wonderful museum. Overnight: 3* Hotel.
Day 13: You will be met at your hotel by a guide for a private excursion to Catherines Palace in Pushkin. Catherine’s Palace has lovingly been renovated and restored since the Nazi virtually destroyed it during the second world war. The amazing feat of this restoration is quite something, stunning detail and care has been taken to restore this Palace to its original glory. Overnight: The 3* Fifth Corner Hotel.
Day 14: Leave St Petersburg to return to Riga, the capital of Latvia. You will fly with Air Baltic. You will be met by private transfer from Riga Airport and taken to The 4* Bergs Hotel where you will spend your last night. Alternatively you may stay in St Petersburg for an extra night and then fly direct back home. Arrive at Riga Airport for a private transfer to the 4* Berg Hotel. To mark the end of your Grand Tour relax in style in this lovely hotel. Enjoy more of Riga whilst you reminisce about all the wonderful experiences you will have had! Overnight: The 4* Bergs Hotel.
Day 15: Private transfer to Riga Airport for flight home. End of the tour.
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