On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you’ll journey from Poland to Finland traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you’ll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. </BR></BR>In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw’s sightseeing includes the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 13th century, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, founded in the former KGB building and telling about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In the museum, there is the KGB interior prison, the former KGB execution cell. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. </BR></BR>Tallinn’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402–1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia’s opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900. Helsinki’s sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki’s most famous market where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food.</BR></BR>Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, his hometown. Or how about a dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local Vilnius restaurant? All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.
WARSAW Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto, St. John Cathedral, [LF] private Chopin concertVILNIUS [LF] Dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB MuseumHILL OF CROSSES Take pictures of the memorial siteRIGA Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarterTALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky CathedralTALLIN–HELSINKI Ferry crossingHELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinnerHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw and a farewell dinner in Helsinki
NOTES:Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach; ferry cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.