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Helsinki, Tallinn & Riga

8 days from £799*
Departing: April - October 2019
* Price shown: 15 October 2019 from LGW - D8367
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*

Experience the clear air, designer cool, vibrant café culture and picture-book charm of three Baltic gems and their scenic surroundings.

Join us in a trio of glorious Baltic capitals, each contrasting effervescent modernity with wonderfully preserved history, and each offering the delights of outdoor living, some of Europe’s cutting-edge cuisine and some memorable sights. Wander through compact, maritime Helsinki and after an enjoyable crossing to Estonia, discover Tallinn’s engaging charms, before heading south along the pristine coast, to complete a wonderful Baltic journey in Latvia’s cosmopolitan capital Riga.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy two nights in Finland’s delightful capital
  • Discover vibrant Helsinki on a guided tour and soak up the atmosphere of this Finnish gem
  • Cross the Baltic Sea to Estonian Tallinn for a two-night stay
  • Take a guided tour of Tallinn’s restored Old Town
  • Relax and enjoy the Estonian capital’s vibrant café life
  • Journey via Baltic resort Parnu to Riga, for a guided tour

Inclusions

  • Seven nights’ carefully chosen four-star bed and breakfast accommodation at hotels in Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga
  • Outbound flight to Helsinki, returning from Riga
  • Return ferry crossing from Helsinki to Tallinn
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Helsinki

Fly to Helsinki, meet your tour manager and make the transfer to your four-star waterside hotel in the heart of the city. Rest and relax on arrival, perhaps taking your first Finnish sauna at the hotel, before exploring the harbour, with its market halls. Head into the compact city in search of dinner in a vast choice of establishments. Choose from an array of traditional Scandinavian fish restaurants and some of Europe’s most exciting new eateries. Drinks can be enjoyed in a similarly wide choice of watering holes. Depending on your arrival date, enjoy the late evening light.

Day Two: Included tour of Helsinki

An included, guided excursion introduces the Finnish capital, which exudes maritime charm. See freshly landed fish in the historic Market Hall, perhaps enjoy a coffee and after a glimpse of stunning Senate Square’s great neo-Classical buildings, which doubled for Moscow’s in many a Cold War movie, take in the views of the city from the cathedral’s tower. After lunch, the afternoon is free – will it be the designer stores of the Toriquarters, the boutiques of trendy Kallio, a stroll by the water or a cruise to any of the 300 outlying islands that takes your fancy? Or join an optional excursion to exquisite Porvoo, Finland’s ancient, endlessly charming second city.

Day Three: Travel to Tallinn

Transfer to the quayside this morning to board the ferry for the two-and-a-half-hour to Estonian capital Tallinn. Upon arrival, transfer to your ultra-modern hotel close to the delightful Old Town, and enjoy your first taste of its delights. Originally a Danish stronghold built on Toompea Hill, the impossibly beautiful, UNESCO-listed heart of Tallinn is one of Europe’s most complete medieval gems. The city is no musty historical remnant, though, with vibrant café and cultural lives both thriving within the glorious setting. Another long, light evening, perhaps spent in the one of countless trendy eateries, completes a perfect day.

Day Four: Included tour of Tallinn

Today begins with a tour of Tallinn in the company of a local guide, bringing to life the major sites, including the crowning glories of onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle. After the tour, explore the city under your own steam, perhaps taking in the view from the vertiginous TV Tower, or join the optional excursion to the Maarjamae Palace, a magnificent sea-side former summer residence built by a Russian count, which now houses the fascinating Estonian History Museum. Spend a second evening enjoying Tallinn’s lively atmosphere.

Day Five: Travel to Riga

Journey south today by coach along the scenic coast, pausing for lunch at Estonia’s celebrated beach resort, Parnu, before continuing to colourful, cosmopolitan capital Riga, for three nights. After checking into the hotel, enjoy your first evening in the Baltic states’ largest city, where a host of cafes, bars and restaurants cater to all tastes and pockets.

Day Six: Included tour of Riga

A guided tour will lift the veil on fascinating Riga, a trading centre for centuries and now rushing headlong into the 21st century, with ultra-modern buildings springing up around its walled central core. Highlights include the lovingly reconstructed Dutch-influenced House of the Blackheads, Riga Castle, the beautifully restored Town Hall Square, two magnificent cathedrals and the Art Nouveau glories of the UNESCO-listed Quiet Centre district. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the fascinating Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, a representation of 19th-century life in rural Latvia, in a beautiful forested setting, before enjoying another evening in Riga.

Day Seven: Included excursion to Gauja National Park

A final included excursion heads into the beautiful landscape of the Gauja National Park, a forested, alpine refuge for elk, European bison and brown bears, amongst other species. Highlights of a wonderful day include the ornate Livonian Order castle at Sigulda and restored Turaida Castle. You’ll return to Riga to spend a last night in the city.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK, after a wonderful ‘Baltic Cities’ tour.

Departure Airport Date Price From
ABZ
ABZ 30 April 2019 £1169
ABZ
ABZ 07 May 2019 £1219
ABZ
ABZ 21 May 2019 £1309
ABZ
ABZ 11 June 2019 £1329
ABZ
ABZ 18 June 2019 £1239
ABZ
ABZ 09 July 2019 £1269
ABZ
ABZ 03 September 2019 £1309
ABZ
ABZ 10 September 2019 £1309
ABZ
ABZ 17 September 2019 £1299
ABZ
ABZ 24 September 2019 £1299
ABZ
ABZ 08 October 2019 £1129
ABZ
ABZ 15 October 2019 £1099
BHX
BHX 30 April 2019 £1029
BHX
BHX 07 May 2019 £1079
BHX
BHX 21 May 2019 £1169
BHX
BHX 11 June 2019 £1189
BHX
BHX 18 June 2019 £1099
BHX
BHX 09 July 2019 £1129
BHX
BHX 03 September 2019 £1169
BHX
BHX 10 September 2019 £1169
BHX
BHX 17 September 2019 £1159
BHX
BHX 24 September 2019 £1159
BHX
BHX 08 October 2019 £989
BHX
BHX 15 October 2019 £959
BRS
BRS 30 April 2019 £1029
BRS
BRS 07 May 2019 £1079
BRS
BRS 21 May 2019 £1169
BRS
BRS 11 June 2019 £1189
BRS
BRS 18 June 2019 £1099
BRS
BRS 09 July 2019 £1129
BRS
BRS 03 September 2019 £1169
BRS
BRS 10 September 2019 £1169
BRS
BRS 17 September 2019 £1159
BRS
BRS 24 September 2019 £1159
BRS
BRS 08 October 2019 £989
BRS
BRS 15 October 2019 £959
CWL
CWL 30 April 2019 £1069
CWL
CWL 07 May 2019 £1109
CWL
CWL 21 May 2019 £1199
CWL
CWL 11 June 2019 £1219
CWL
CWL 18 June 2019 £1129
CWL
CWL 09 July 2019 £1159
CWL
CWL 03 September 2019 £1199
CWL
CWL 10 September 2019 £1199
CWL
CWL 17 September 2019 £1189
CWL
CWL 24 September 2019 £1189
CWL
CWL 08 October 2019 £1019
CWL
CWL 15 October 2019 £989
DUB
DUB 30 April 2019 £1129
DUB
DUB 21 May 2019 £1259
DUB
DUB 18 June 2019 £1189
DUB
DUB 10 September 2019 £1259
DUB
DUB 17 September 2019 £1249
EDI
EDI 30 April 2019 £1099
EDI
EDI 07 May 2019 £1139
EDI
EDI 21 May 2019 £1229
EDI
EDI 11 June 2019 £1249
EDI
EDI 18 June 2019 £1159
EDI
EDI 09 July 2019 £1189
EDI
EDI 03 September 2019 £1229
EDI
EDI 10 September 2019 £1229
EDI
EDI 17 September 2019 £1219
EDI
EDI 24 September 2019 £1219
EDI
EDI 08 October 2019 £1049
EDI
EDI 15 October 2019 £1019
GLA
GLA 30 April 2019 £1099
GLA
GLA 07 May 2019 £1139
GLA
GLA 21 May 2019 £1229
GLA
GLA 11 June 2019 £1249
GLA
GLA 18 June 2019 £1159
GLA
GLA 09 July 2019 £1189
GLA
GLA 03 September 2019 £1229
GLA
GLA 10 September 2019 £1229
GLA
GLA 17 September 2019 £1219
GLA
GLA 24 September 2019 £1219
GLA
GLA 08 October 2019 £1049
GLA
GLA 15 October 2019 £1019
HUY
HUY 30 April 2019 £1069
HUY
HUY 07 May 2019 £1109
HUY
HUY 21 May 2019 £1199
HUY
HUY 11 June 2019 £1219
HUY
HUY 18 June 2019 £1129
HUY
HUY 09 July 2019 £1159
HUY
HUY 03 September 2019 £1199
HUY
HUY 10 September 2019 £1199
HUY
HUY 17 September 2019 £1189
HUY
HUY 24 September 2019 £1189
HUY
HUY 08 October 2019 £1019
HUY
HUY 15 October 2019 £989
LBA
LBA 30 April 2019 £1029
LBA
LBA 07 May 2019 £1079
LBA
LBA 21 May 2019 £1169
LBA
LBA 11 June 2019 £1189
LBA
LBA 18 June 2019 £1099
LBA
LBA 09 July 2019 £1129
LBA
LBA 03 September 2019 £1169
LBA
LBA 10 September 2019 £1169
LBA
LBA 17 September 2019 £1159
LBA
LBA 24 September 2019 £1159
LBA
LBA 08 October 2019 £989
LBA
LBA 15 October 2019 £959
LGW
LGW 30 April 2019 £889
LGW
LGW 07 May 2019 £959
LGW
LGW 21 May 2019 £1039
LGW
LGW 11 June 2019 £1069
LGW
LGW 18 June 2019 £969
LGW
LGW 09 July 2019 £989
LGW
LGW 03 September 2019 £1049
LGW
LGW 10 September 2019 £1049
LGW
LGW 17 September 2019 £1039
LGW
LGW 24 September 2019 £999
LGW
LGW 08 October 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 15 October 2019 £799
LHR
LHR 30 April 2019 £1099
LHR
LHR 07 May 2019 £1139
LHR
LHR 21 May 2019 £1229
LHR
LHR 11 June 2019 £1249
LHR
LHR 18 June 2019 £1159
LHR
LHR 09 July 2019 £1189
LHR
LHR 03 September 2019 £1229
LHR
LHR 10 September 2019 £1229
LHR
LHR 17 September 2019 £1219
LHR
LHR 24 September 2019 £1219
LHR
LHR 08 October 2019 £1049
LHR
LHR 15 October 2019 £1019
MAN
MAN 30 April 2019 £969
MAN
MAN 07 May 2019 £1019
MAN
MAN 21 May 2019 £1099
MAN
MAN 11 June 2019 £1129
MAN
MAN 18 June 2019 £1029
MAN
MAN 09 July 2019 £1049
MAN
MAN 03 September 2019 £1109
MAN
MAN 10 September 2019 £1109
MAN
MAN 17 September 2019 £1099
MAN
MAN 24 September 2019 £1099
MAN
MAN 08 October 2019 £929
MAN
MAN 15 October 2019 £879
MME
MME 30 April 2019 £1069
MME
MME 07 May 2019 £1109
MME
MME 21 May 2019 £1199
MME
MME 11 June 2019 £1219
MME
MME 18 June 2019 £1129
MME
MME 09 July 2019 £1159
MME
MME 03 September 2019 £1199
MME
MME 10 September 2019 £1199
MME
MME 17 September 2019 £1189
MME
MME 24 September 2019 £1189
MME
MME 08 October 2019 £1019
MME
MME 15 October 2019 £989

Helsinki, Tallinn & Riga Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of at least three-star standard.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.