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Itinerary for Fabulous Scandinavia & Imperial Russia Escorted Group Tour 2022

Scandinavia & Russia Escorted Group Tour

This is an 18 night escorted group tour of the highlights of Scandinavia & western Russia. Combining a tour of the Scandinavian capitals, with the natural beauty of Norway's fjords, and on to the historic Russian cities of St Petersburg & Moscow. This is a lovely mix of culture, architecture, nature and contrasting countries, with many unforgettable highlights.


18 nights * 4 star hotels * Optional tours & day trips * Departure dates June - September * Escorted Group Tour * From 4,924 EUR pp

DAY 1: (WEDNESDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN 

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held in the evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: Tivoli Gardens

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli Park is one of the main attractions of the city. The amusement park was founded in 1843 and offer something for everyone. Beautiful gardens, historic buildings, the wooden rollercoaster from 1914, numerous rides and more then 30 restaurants offering various gastronomic options. The Park has several music venues and a pantomime theater, offering concerts and plays throughout the day. At night, thousands of lights create an amazing and unique atmosphere. The tour includes one-way transfer, entrance fee & guided walk through the park. Return to the hotel on your own. Approximately 2.5 hours.

 

DAY 2: (THURSDAY): COPENHAGEN

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. This tour will be the perfect introduction to 'Wonderful Copenhagen'. We begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street 'Stroeget' begins. Passing by Tivoli Gardens and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next, it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world-famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with is picturesque houses and boats. We continue to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid. During the tour, you can also delight in Christiansborg Palace from the outside, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour ends at the hotel.

OPTIONAL: Experience Copenhagen like a Dane.

See and get to know the city from another perspective, together with your local guide. Take a boat trip and see all the main attractions, palaces, churches, towers, and modern architecture, from the water, sailing through idyllic canals and around the harbor. Back on land, take the Copenhagen Metro and visit Torvehallerne food market. Here you will have some free time to explore the many stalls with local foods and beverages and to enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere that characterizes the Danes. Tour ends in the city center or at your hotel, at your choice. Approximately 2.5-3 hours.


DAY 3: (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN - OSLO (overnight ferry)

Breakfast at the hotel and free time.

OPTIONAL: Rosenborg Palace

The Rosenborg Palace is a fairytale-like Renaissance palace in central Copenhagen, surroun ded by enchanting gardens. It is famous for housing a beautiful collection of Danish crown jewels. The Rosenborg palace was built by Danish king Christian IV, “the Builder King”, in 1606 as a country summerhouse. It is one of the most stunning examples of Christian IV's numerous architectural projects. The museum in the palace is divided into two parts: the palace interiors and the cellars where the crown jewels are displayed. Your visit to Copenhagen won't be complete without seeing this Renaissance pearl of architecture!

In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 14:15 departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board. Accommodation in an exterior cabin.


DAY 4: (SATURDAY): OSLO to EIDFJORD

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Proceed through Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. We continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check-in. The evening is at your leisure.


DAY 5: (SUNDAY): EIDFJORD to BERGEN 

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will cross the splendid Hardangerfjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, we will continue along the  fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests until we arrive in Bergen - known as the capital of the fjords. In the afternoon, a panoramic sightseeing tour is included during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon's Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.

OPTIONAL: Floiebanen - View Bergen from the peak of Mt Floeyen

The Floeibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floeyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5-8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.


DAY 6: (MONDAY): BERGEN to STALHEIM 

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.


DAY 7: (TUESDAY): STALHEIM - FLAAM - FAGERNES 

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Naeroy ord, one of the narrowest and most popular  ord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flaam where you will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional  tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flaamsbana.

OPTIONAL: Flamsbana Railway Experience

Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean. Approximately 2 hours.

OPTIONAL: Stegastein Viewpoint

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam.  The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine. Approx 2 hours.
 

In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Laerdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing on the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in The evening is at your leisure.


DAY 8: (WEDNESDAY): FAGERNES to OSLO

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.


DAY 9: (THURSDAY): OSLO to STOCKHOLM 

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or by train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Varmland, home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.


DAY 10: (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called 'Beauty on Water'. The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town 'Gamla Stan', with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing

Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. 

 

DAY 11: (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM 

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board one of the comfortable overnight ferries of the Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Accommodation is in an exterior cabin.

 

Day 12: (SUNDAY): HELSINKI

Arrival to Helsinki. Experience a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and the Lutheran Cathedral. We will also see the colourful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church - also called the “Rock Church” as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies). End of the tour at the hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure.

 

Day 13: (MONDAY): HELSINKI - ST PETERSBURG

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon depart Helsinki (by private coach or by train. To be confirmed in situ) and travel to St. Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Also known to the world as the 'Northern Capital of Russia' and 'the Venice of the North', St. Petersburg was virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s Stalinist reconstruction, and its downtown dazzles the eye of the visitor with splendid palaces, stylish monuments, straight avenues, beautiful bridges, and other attractions. St. Petersburg is filled with history and mystery. Arrival at St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

 

Day 14: (TUESDAY): ST PETERSBURG

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we will be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect - the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senate Square, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnifi cent churches, the “Spilled Blood” and the Nikolsky Cathedral. The city tour ends at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnifi cent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours.

OPTIONAL: Peterhof Palace

Take the opportunity to visit the Peterhof Palace, also known as the palace of the Sea God. Here the fountains are not mere accessories: they are the essence of the place. They are the symbolic expression of the sea's dominion, the mist that rises from the waves as they surge against its shores. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof, is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19th Centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth Century by Emperor Peter the Great, not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Credit for its creation should go to a great number of eminent architects, artists, and anonymous folk craftsmen. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms and styles, and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, remarkable collections of sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art unique in the world, often called “Capital of Fountains”. After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into architecture and art museum. Nowadays, due to the unforgettable beauty of its fountains, parks and palaces, Peterhof has become the most attractive suburban royal park and palace ensemble of northern Russia's capital for numerous Russian and foreign visitors. Approx 4 hours.

 

 

Day 15:(WEDNESDAY): ST PETERSBURG

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide to continue our adventure in this charming city. You will visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Sta­ building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) presents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century. Today the Museum is creating a digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The tour ends at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

 

Day 16: (THURSDAY): ST PETERSBURG to MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer with local guide from your hotel to the Railway station, where we will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow. This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival in Moscow and transfer to your hotel Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya, located on the main avenue of the city, Tverskaya. The evening is at leisure.

 

Day 17:(FRIDAY): MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning starts with a full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow. We will see many ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15th century, many of them having been restored or even built again; beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; buildings of late Soviet architecture such as the Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games. Moscow, with its some 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic. We will visit the historic centre of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofi iskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. We will also see the modern part of the city which includes the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) - the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city.

OPTIONAL: National Russian Dance Show "Kostroma"

The Russian National Dance Show 'Kostroma' is the program that reveals the history of Rus and the life of its peoples where the infinite of time and horizons broaden the boundless means of the art of dance. Vital historical milestones, traditions and customs of the multinational Russia expose originality of the hundreds of cultures of the united people of Russia plunging the audience in the times of christening of Rus, tsar's Russia and USSR, revealing the life of the people living in the Far North, in the southern steppes, in the mountains of the Caucasus and in the Central Russia. The Russian National Dance Show 'Kostroma' cleverly and with great prowess unites lyrical sketches with elements of folklore and ancient Russian epic. It uncovers the Russian culture through the nature of its people, social status and national coloring. You can witness the temporal, urban, village, military culture of Russia. The accurately created images of mother, wife, daughter, son, husband, and warrior reflect the heritage of the many generations and the unique spirit of the Russian nation. 50 dancers on stage, masterly technique, outstanding acting, 15 reincarnations, 10 tons of freight, 600 unique costumes, 300 items of props, 8 sets changes - this is the fabulous reality of The Russian National Dance Show 'Kostroma' that captivates the audience of all ages and nationalities. 

 

Day 18: (SATURDAY): MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide for a half day excursion, which includes a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber. During this tour we will walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. The word Kremlin (Kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow's is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defences after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490s, though they have been frequently restored. End of the tour at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

OPTIONAL: River Cruise on the Moscow River

The Radisson Royal Flotilla yachts are stateof-the-art river yachts-restaurants meant for excursion and entertainment cruises along the Moskva River for citizens and visitors of Moscow. The flotilla consists of 10 whitebeauty-yachts designed for year-round entertaining excursion cruises on the Moscow River. Flotilla o­ffers all year around navigation - 365 days a year: daily cruises with fixed schedule along with touristic rides with audio excursion about attractions along the route in 2 languages on mp3 players or free iPhone application; free internet access (Wi-Fi). Once aboard the custom designed yachts, passengers enjoy the beauty and comfort possessed by these exceptional vessels. State-of-the-art technology ensures safety and reliability, allowing guests to fully relax and enjoy the splendid two-hour cruise.

 

Day 19: (SUNDAY): MOSCOW 

Breakfast at the hotel. Our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Moscow Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Moscow Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.  

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2022

Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

8th June - 26th June 2022
22nd June - 10th July 2022
6th July - 24th July 2022
20th July - 7th August 2022
10th August - 28th August 2022
24th August - 11th August 2022
21st September - 9th October 2022

TOUR INCLUDES

16 nights at 4/5 * properties as per program 
1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Exterior Cabin)
1 night on board Tallink Silja Line Ferry (Exterior Cabin) 
18 Breakfasts - buffet style
2 dinners (as per program)
English speaking resident Tour Director from Day 1 to Day 19
Train ticket Helsinki – St. Petersburg, Train Allegro
Train ticket St. Petersburg- Moscow, Train Sapsan
All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program with Scandinavian deluxe bus incl. WIFI 
Guided city tour in Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg & Moscow
Regular Arrival  &  Departure Transfers ( CPH & MOW) 
Porter Service at piers, hotels and railway stations except day 1 & 19.  
Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person
* Alternative airport transfers can be arranged if preferred or if arriving to a different airport or on a different date.

Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - choose your preferred tours!

Tivoli Gardens: 25 EUR per person
Experience Copenhagen like a Dane: 35 EUR per person
Rosenborg Palace: 45 EUR per person
Floeibanen - View Bergen from the peak of Mt Floeyen: 18 EUR per person
2 hour Flamsbana excursion: 80 EUR per person
2 hour Stegastein Viewpoint excursion: 35 EUR per person
2 hour Vasa Museum excursion: 45 EUR per person
Peterhof Palace: 70 EUR per person
Russian Dance Show "Kostroma": 80 EUR per person
River cruise on the Moscow river: 65 EUR per person

VISAS

Please note you are likely to need a VISA to visit Russia. We provide you with all the necessary visa support documents you require, but you will need to apply for your Russian visa separately. We can recommend a visa agency to help you do this (highly recommended).

FLIGHTS

Please note flights are NOT included in this package. You are welcome to book your own flights, or we can do this for you, simply call or email us for a quote.

PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS

If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.

Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on). Maximum group size is 26 guests.

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THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN ARRANGING OUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN. IT WAS AMAZING.

The dog sledding in the dark was an amazing experience and one we won't soon forget! Very cold and very dark but that did not stop us from having a fantastic time. We learned about dog sledding in general and we had just as much fun interacting with the dogs as we did chatting amiably with the members of the family in their home afterward.It felt very personal/intimate, exactly what we were looking for. The Arctic Bath is one of the most dazzling locations/accommodations that we have ever experienced. The service was assertive without being pushy, they were always there to help when we needed someone but otherwise, it was a very intimate and tranquil stay. The bath itself was amazing, and we will never forget the evening plunge into icy waters. Just amazing. The sauna was something the whole family enjoyed. The food was as dazzling as our lodgings, the Christmas dinner was the highlight with every course thoughtfully prepared and presented. ArcticBath is one of the most romantic spots we have ever been but it was still a fantastic spot for our 5 person family. Our snowshoeing experience was not just a fun trip through the breathtaking landscape but a fascinating lesson in Sweden culture, its floraand fauna, and survival skills. Our guide was very informative and tailored the trip so our kids could keep up and stay engaged. Both the hovercraft ride and the snowmobile trekking were fun and thrilling for all members of our family, racing across the frozen Baltic Sea and through the dazzling snow-covered landscape. As stunning as it was in winter, it is a place we would love to come back to during the summer. Thank you again for organizing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family! We are delighted with our trip.

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDISH LAPLAND, BROTHERS FAMILY, DEC 21


TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019


THANK YOU FOR PUTTING TOGETHER SUCH AN INTERESTING AND VARIED PROGRAMME.

We enjoyed a really wonderful trip. The itinerary was great, and the hotels very well positioned in the towns, and very comfortable. Thank you for putting together such an interesting and varied programme. We had the pleasure of being shown the sights by some marvellous guides. All very passionate about their interests, and very interesting. Their English was extremely fluent, and their knowledge, second to none. We would certainly use your company in the future and recommend your service to our friends.

BALTIC CAPITALS & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS JAMES, OCTOBER 2018


THE STAFF AT BALTIC HOLIDAYS ARE PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY FLEXIBLE

My husband and I worked with the exceptional staff at Baltic Holidays to plan two remarkable tailor-made vacations: One to Russia, Finland and Estonia, the other to Eastern Europe visiting Bucharest, Budapest and Prague. The accommodations were perfect and located in convenient places in the cities we visited. The guides we had for day trips both in and out of the cities were knowledgeable, smart and each and everyone went out of their way to make our visit wonderful. We were warmly greeted at the airport and bus stations with staff that took us to our hotels and delivered us back on time and in comfort. Baltic Holidays went the extra mile to help us get tickets to concerts, operas and even the Moscow Circus. But best of all the staff at Baltic Holidays are professional, knowledgeable and exceedingly flexible. We spend lots of time communicating on e-mail about different trip options until we got our plans just right. We feel like the staff are friends now and look forward to working with them again on our next adventure.

TAILOR-MADE TOURS OF EUROPE, TERI DOWLING & MAL LITWILLER


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin Norway in a Nutshell. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


WE HAVE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES

Dear Jurga, We arrived home safe and sound on Saturday afternoon and, now, our minds are full of wonderful memories of a very enjoyable trip. Thank you very much for organising such a comprehensive holiday for us. Everything went like clockwork: guides were excellent, erudite and solicitous and good travelling companions, excellent selection of hotels -a faultless holiday. We have learnt so much about the history of the five countries and have met many friendly and welcoming people. Once again thank you for all your work.

MR CYSTER, GRAND BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR (VILNIUS, RIGA, TALLINN, HELSINKI, ST PETERSBURG, MOSCOW), SEPTEMBER 2017


YOU DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF SETTING THIS UP, DIRECTING US TO INTERESTING AND VARIED PLACES

Our trip went very well. Everything was a highlight but I think the best part were the guides. They were so knowledgeable, friendly, willing to answer all our questions. Marina would be my best friend if I lived in Finland. Ivo, Erlens, and, Linas were great too. The bike tour guides were fantastic also. All of them were passionate about their country and very knowledgeable about what we were seeing. Through them we felt we got to know the country, the history, the people and them too. Everyone was precisely on time. I think you did a very good job of setting this up, directing us to interesting and varied places: a hike through the bog, castles and palaces, cute towns, etc. The hotels were great. Friendly staff and so very well located. Again, thank you for making this trip so wonderful. I'd easily go on another trip with you.

TAILOR-MADE BALTIC CAPITALS TOUR, THE BELLS, AUGUST 2019


HOW IMPRESSED WE WERE WITH THE ORGANISATION OF OUR TRIP

We had a fantastic holiday and everything went very smoothly. We were also lucky enough, albeit through a vehicle fault, to meet up with Jurga. Her husband was our guide on the day out in Riga but unfortunately the car developed a problem. Jurga came out with another vehicle. It was great to meet her having had so many e-mail conversations. It was good to be able to say how impressed we were with the organisation of our trip. It was really well put together and all of the guides were very good and knowledgeable. Bearing in mind the length of time we spent with them we had no hitches. We learnt a lot from the trip and enjoyed hearing the guides' stories.

ST PETERSBURG & BALTIC CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, THE LANGANS, AUGUST 2019


EVERY ONE OF OUR DRIVERS AND GUIDES EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS.

We appreciated all your good advice on the itinerary. It was a great idea that we go to St. Petersburg via Helsinki (a very cool city!)...the ferry and high-speed train were efficient and quite comfortable. The choice of hotels suited us perfectly...thanks for placing us so centrally in each city. The hotel in Tallinn was the most luxurious, but even at the more modest places in Vilnius and Riga, the location and the warm and helpful hotel staff made our stays delightful. And the manor house was remarkable. Every one of our drivers and guides exceeded our expectations. The walking tours were informative, meaningful, and great fun.

BESPOKE BALTIC CAPITALS PLUS HELSINKI & ST PETERSBURG, MS EMORY, SEPTEMBER 2019


OUR WONDERFUL TRIP TO THE BALTICS AND ST PETERSBURG

At last I am getting back on our wonderful trip to the Baltics and St. P. It all went great. We particularly enjoyed and were impressed by Linas in Lithuania. He's an endless source of info and a lot of fun. Jurga was terrific and we did make a requested last minute change in St P which she handled with great efficiency. I think her management skills, task and choices were perfect for us in the Baltics. She is a consummate professional. So in closing on this rambling feedback, your company did not disappoint and I will recommend you to anyone I know who plans to visit the Baltics. I will also recommend the Baltics.

BALTIC CAPITALS & ST PETERSBURG PRIVATE TOUR, THE COOKES, SEPTEMBER 2019


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019


TALLINN & HELSINKI - VARIED & INTERESTING

We would like to thank you and your team for organising a very successful holiday, everything worked exactly as the itinerary, varied and interesting, even the weather was good through the whole week, so thank you very much.

OCKWELL & FRIENDS, TALLINN & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2018


MOSCOW & ST PETERSBURG PRIVATE TOUR

I wanted to let you know how nicely everything worked out. We will have a hard time deciding between Moscow and St Petersburg. Which one will we like better? Who knows. This is a really great trip and we want to thank you again!

JANE & TONY, MOSCOW & ST PETERSBURG, MAY 2018


GREAT TO KNOW WE COULD CONTACT JURGA AT ANY TIME

Thanks we had a great trip, the hotels you picked for us were lovely, good locations and interesting buildings. The guide in Helsinki was really nice and took us to some places that we would not have thought of, including the university library building. Most of all it was great to know we could contact Jurga at any time so I would like to especially thank her for her help.

THE FEIGHAN FAMILY, HELSINKI & ESTONIA PRIVATE TOUR, JULY 2017


VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU HAD ORGANISED OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Sarah, We really enjoyed ourselves. Helsinki and Tallinn are both great places to visit in very different ways. We loved the laid back atmosphere in Helsinki and walking by the sea right by the city centre. Tallinn is stunningly beautiful. Every corner you go round brings another amazing view. We were very happy with the way you had organised our holiday. The hotels were both excellent and all the pick ups were right on time. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed it from start to finish.

MR & MRS RHEAD, TAILOR-MADE TALLINN & HELSINKI TOUR, JULY 2017


EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOLIDAY WORKED WELL

I would like to thank Baltic Holidays for the well organised holiday that was organised for my friend and I in August. We visited St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Every aspect of the holiday worked well. Our accommodation was very comfortable, our guides informative and our drivers excellent. All staff were very punctual and polite. The places we were shown by our guides gave us a very good understanding of the countries we visited. My heartfelt thanks to Baltic Holidays.

RHONDA, BALTIC CAPITALS TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2017


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019

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