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Helsinki. Finland
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 26 27 34 45 59 66 70 66 56 46 36 30
Average Low 16 15 23 31 41 49 53 51 43 36 28 20
Average Rainfall 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Finnish Markka
$1.00 USD = 0.00 FIM
Visa requirement
No
Vilnius. Lithuania
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 26 28 35 50 64 69 71 69 60 50 37 30
Average Low 17 17 24 33 44 50 53 51 46 37 30 23
Average Rainfall 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2 2.9 3.1 3 2.6 2 2 1.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Lithuanian Litas
$1.00 USD = Lt3.05 LTL
Visa requirement
No
Riga. Latvia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 29 29 37 48 60 66 69 68 59 50 39 32
Average Low 22 21 28 35 45 52 56 55 48 41 33 25
Average Rainfall 1.3 0.9 1 1.4 1.7 2.3 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.1 2 1.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Latvian Lats
$1.00 USD = Ls0.62 LVL
Visa requirement
No
Tallinn. Estonia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 29.5 28.8 35.6 46.8 58.8 66.4 70.2 67.8 58.1 48.4 37.9 32.5
Average Low 20.1 18.5 24.3 32.2 41 49.5 53.8 52.9 45 37.9 29.8 23.7
Average Rainfall 2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 2.4 3 3.3 3 3 2.7 2.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
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Baltic Metropolis

10 days/9 nights - from $1,395 per person Land Only
Embark on this unique escorted trip of a 9-night journey to Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki, capital cities of the Baltic nations. Begin in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, a medieval city of 48 churches and where your tour includes architectural and historic monuments such as classical Vilnius Cathedral and Vilnius University. A drive north takes you to Latvia’s capital, Riga, the largest city of the 3 former Soviet Republics and where your city tour features the Old Town sites. Overland travel further north to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and discover the historical Tallinn on a morning tour. After 2 cozy evenings in the medieval Tallinn, take a ferry across the Baltic Sea and disembark at Helsinki, Finland. Tour the main sites of cathedral, harbor, parliament, squares and monuments. 17 guaranteed departures in 2019.

Day 1, Sunday – Vilnius
Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and transfer on your own to hotel. (Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar)

Day 2, Monday - Vilnius
Vilnius is known for its more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. After breakfast, the morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. (B)

Day 3, Tuesday – Vilnius/Riga
After breakfast, head for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia, reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After a guided tour of the palace, travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in late afternoon and check in at hotel. (Mercure Riga or similar) (B)

Day 4, Wednesday - Riga
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. After breakfast, this morning’s walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. (B)

Day 5, Thursday – Riga
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore Latvia on your own or take optional tours. (B)

Day 6, Friday – Riga/Tallinn
After breakfast today, the tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu, where you take a short tour of the resort. Continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon. Check in at hotel. (Radisson Blu Olympia or similar)

Day 7, Saturday - Tallinn
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. After breakfast, take a morning sightseeing tour around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town to see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. (B)

Day 8, Sunday – Tallinn/Helsinki
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure today until the ferry to Helsinki, or take the optional tour to Lahemaa National Park. Take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check in. (Hotel Glo Art or similar) (B)

Day 9, Monday - Helsinki
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture, and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. After breakfast, take a morning sightseeing tour around the harbors and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument, and a visit to the famous Church-in-the-Rock.  (B)

Day 10, Tuesday – Helsinki
Transfer on your own to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
May 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8
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$1395
$595

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 Tour Features:

  • 9 overnights at centrally located 4-star hotels, with buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki one way (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels

Rates do not include:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums when not mentioned
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If above hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

Optional tours/transfer

Vilnius
Airport transfer per car each way   50
3-hour Trakai Castle   55
Folklore dinner   55

Riga
4-hour Gauja National Park   70
3-hour open air museum   55
Organ Concert   50
4-hour Jurmala   55
Latvia dinner at a restaurant Forest   55

Tallinn
3-hour Kadriog Pak Kumu   55
Medieval dinner Restaurant Maikrahv   55
6-hour Lahernaa National Park   95
3-hour water bus Suomenlinna Fortress   85

Helsinki
Airport transfer per car each way   110
Half board supplement (9x 3-course dinner)    360

  • All prices of above optional tours are listed as per person unless otherwise specified.
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