Helsinki & Baltics Highlights

9 days from $3,465 per person*
  • With your private guide explore the laid-back Finnish capital of Helsinki.
  • Watch the life go by in Tallinn’s picture-perfect Old Town.
  • Wander down the cobbled lanes of Riga’s World Heritage-listed Historic Center and admire the dramatic spires, domes and cupolas proudly reaching high up into the sky.
  • Visit Lithuania’s mysterious Hill of Crosses.
  • Featuring a handpicked selection of accommodations.
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Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and culture of the Baltic states and their Scandinavian neighbor, Finland. Travel south from Helsinki and visit the capitals of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania bursting with local flavors and UNESCO-recognized medieval architecture.

Uncover a mix of old and new in Helsinki, as your private guide leads you through the historic city center. Board a ferry and traverse the deep blue waters of the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, the beating heart of Estonia. Explore the charming old city and delve into the history of this small resilient nation. On your way to Latvia, experience a whiff of the Middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles, and heroic figures, when you visit the ruins of the 13th century Turaida Castle. Marvel at Europe’s largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Riga. Journey south to Lithuania; experience the essence of the centuries gone by at Rundale Palace, visit the storied Hill of Crosses, and expose your senses to the poetic beauty of Vilnius.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Scandinavia - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Helsinki to Tallinn
    Helsinki to Tallinn
    • Private Transfer - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Helsinki - Tallinn [2 hrs] - 1st Class Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Port with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistance/Driver
    • Baltics - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Tallinn
    Tallinn
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town (3hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Tallinn to Riga
    Tallinn to Riga
    • Private Transfer - Tallinn - Riga [via Parnu and Sigulda with Turaida Castle, 8 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver/Local Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Riga
    Riga
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Dom Church & Art Nouveau Museum (4 hrs) - Vehcile/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Riga to Vilnius
    Riga to Vilnius
    • Private Transfer - Riga - Vilnius [via Rundale Palace and Hill Of Crosses, 7 hrs ] - Vehicle/Driver/Local Guide
  • Day 8 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 9 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Helsinki

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. Your driver will be holding a name sign at the arrival gates. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will assist you at hotel check-in, walk you through your welcome package documents and itinerary, and answer any questions you may have.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Hotel Klaus K

Located in the heart and center of Helsinki, Hotel Klaus K is the perfect modern design hotel. Inspired by the Finnish national epic Kalevala - nature and dramatic design flows into all interiors and each of the 171 guestrooms, customized for comfort, with cutting edge décor, and featuring all amenities for a pleasant stay. With an ideal location near shopping, galleries, museums, and key city sights, everything you desire is within walking distance. Without even stepping out the door, you can try the award winning Italian Toscanini restaurant and Klaus K Bar & Lounge, both options sure to keep you satisfied.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Klaus K
Hotel Klaus K

Day 2: Helsinki

Meet your guide at your hotel for a private walking city tour and explore several neoclassical buildings and get familiar with the landmarks of Helsinki. Get a good overview of the vibrant city and see the attractions and historic sites accompanied by your private guide. Begin your tour at what's arguably the city’s most symbolic building, the iconic Lutheran Cathedral. Gaze up and admire the large green dome atop the pure white building, which overlooks the majestic Senate Square. Continue your leisurely walk to the imposing Uspenski Cathedral, which commemorates Emperor Alexander II of Russia, the sovereign of Finland in the 19th century. After the tour ends, you will be escorted back to your hotel. Entrance fee not included.

Accommodation: Hotel Klaus K
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral
Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral

Day 3: Helsinki - Tallinn

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a port transfer. Your driver will be holding a name sign near the exit from the ship.

Take the ferry from Helsinki's port to Tallinn. The journey will take approximately 2 hrs.

Meet your private vehicle and driver for a port transfer. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Schlössle

Nestled in the heart of the Old Town, the Schlössle Hotel is an enchanting jewel that takes you back to the historical roots of Estonia. The hotel is at the center of Tallinn’s beautiful medieval old town. Located only steps away from the historic Town Hall Square and shopping area, you can walk to the palace of the feudal lords and barons, which dates back to the Danish King Waldemar II and the Czars. All guestrooms and suites have been decorated to reflect the charm of Tallinn’s Old Town. The building itself dates back to the Medieval period and its thick stone walls encase massive wooden beams and antique tapestries and furnishings. Enjoy superb cuisine at the hotel's onsite restaurant and unwind at the private sauna, located in the basement level of the building.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tallinn
Tallinn
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Schlössle Hotel
Schlössle Hotel

Day 4: Tallinn

Starting your private city tour at St. Charles Cathedral, you will explore Tallinn’s highlights, while your private guide provides you with exclusive inside information of the town’s history. The visit to the National Library is followed by the Pirita River where the Olympic Yachting Regatta was hosted in 1980. Take a few minutes to admire the Olympic Center on the opposite side of the river before your guide takes you to the ruins of St. Bridget’s Convent. On the way back to the city, pass the Song Festival Grounds where every 5 years a 120-year-old Estonian song festival takes place. The tour continues with the Parliament building and the 100 year old Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, famous for its onion domes. With its interesting collection of coat-of-arms and tombstones, the Dome Cathedral, built in the 13th-14th centuries is well worth a visit. Two viewing platforms provide you with breathtaking panoramic views of this charming town and are followed by a visit to the Long Leg and Short Leg Streets. Back in the Lower Old Town you will learn about St. Nicholas Church before concluding your city exploration at the Town Hall Square. Entrance fees are not included.

Accommodation: Schlössle
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Day 5: Tallinn - Riga

Settle in for a private transfer from Tallinn to Riga, via Parnu and Sigulda. On your way visit Sigulda with Gauja National Park. The park, located about 50 km from Riga in the Gauja River valley, is known as the most popular tourist and leisure destination. This tour enables one to experience a genuine whiff of the Middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles, and heroic figures by visiting the ruins of the 13th century Turaida Castle, and a local History Museum. During the tour you will have a private vehicle with an English speaking driver and an English speaking guide at Turaida Castle. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Grand Palace

Grand Palace Hotel is located in the cobble stoned 15th century old city of Riga, surrounded by ancient monuments and near the vibrant shopping and business community, The Grand Palace Hotel emanates charm with its blend of Old Russian and European influences. Guest rooms at the hotel are specially designed to provide luxury and privacy and all accommodations are elegantly decorated, while the onsite restaurant provides guests with fantastic culinary creations. Voted Latvia's leading hotel numerous times throughout the years, a stay at The Grand Palace Hotel is a must when visiting this region.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sigulda
Sigulda
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Riga
Riga

Day 6: Riga

During this panoramic city tour, admire the most famous sights of Riga. Drive along the embankment of the River Daugava, providing wonderful panoramic views of the city. It follows through the centre of town to Jugendstil district, Alberta Street - the real open-air architectural museum, where the most explicit collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe is located. The city tour then goes through the modern part of the city where you'll observe the University building, National Opera, Academy of Arts, and the central train station. The tour concludes in the Old Town. Entrance fees to Art Nouveau Museum and Dom Church are included.

Accommodation: Grand Palace
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Academy of Arts
Academy of Arts

Day 7: Riga - Vilnius

A private driver and vehicle will bring you from Riga to Vilnius. The journey will take you to the Rundale Palace, which is located 66 kilometers outside of Riga. As one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Latvia, it was built in 1736-1740 as a summer residence for the Duke of Courland, Ernst Johann Biron. The palace was designed by an outstanding Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. The Rundale Palace is one of the few remaining places where the very essence of the 18th century may still be experienced. Continue your tour with the Hill of Crosses. During this tour you will have a museum guide at your disposal. Entrance fees to Rundale Palace and French formal garden are included.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kempinski

Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius offers the finest accommodations and impeccable service in the very heart of the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Located right on the Cathedral Square, the hotel is within a walking distance from the city’s major tourist attractions, such as the Presidential Palace, the main shopping street, and various galleries. Discover the stylish collection of 96 luxury rooms and suites; indulge on local flavors and superior cuisine at the exquisite onsite restaurant and unwind at Kempinski The Spa, an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. Settle into your elegant room at Grand Hotel Kempinski and enjoy your luxurious city break in Vilnius.    

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rundale Palace
Rundale Palace
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vilnius
Vilnius

Day 8: Vilnius

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the 14th century, at the foot of the hill, the town started to develop. In 1503, Vilnius was surrounded by the defensive wall. Old Town of Vilnius is not only one of the most beautiful, but one of the biggest in Europe. The heart of Vilnius, Old Town, is a mixture of different epochs and architectural styles. There are more than one thousand archeological, historical, architectural, and cultural monuments in the Old Town. That's why in 1994 Vilnius was included in the list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Vilnius Cathedral and Town Hall Square, Vilnius University, St Anne's and Bernardine Churches, Gates of Dawn, and St. Peter and Paul's Church. Entrance fees and Guide are included.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kempinski
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gates of Dawn
Gates of Dawn

Day 9: Vilnius

A private transfer between the airport and the city or your accommodation is provided.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Klaus K: Helsinki

Located in the heart and center of Helsinki, Hotel Klaus K is the perfect modern design hotel. Inspired by the Finnish national epic Kalevala - nature and dramatic design flows into all interiors and each of the 171 guestrooms, customized for comfort, with cutting edge décor, and featuring all amenities for a pleasant stay. With an ideal location near shopping, galleries, museums, and key city sights, everything you desire is within walking distance. Without even stepping out the door, you can try the award winning Italian Toscanini restaurant and Klaus K Bar & Lounge, both options sure to keep you satisfied.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Klaus K
Hotel Klaus K

Schlössle: Tallinn

Nestled in the heart of the Old Town, the Schlössle Hotel is an enchanting jewel that takes you back to the historical roots of Estonia. The hotel is at the center of Tallinn’s beautiful medieval old town. Located only steps away from the historic Town Hall Square and shopping area, you can walk to the palace of the feudal lords and barons, which dates back to the Danish King Waldemar II and the Czars. All guestrooms and suites have been decorated to reflect the charm of Tallinn’s Old Town. The building itself dates back to the Medieval period and its thick stone walls encase massive wooden beams and antique tapestries and furnishings. Enjoy superb cuisine at the hotel's onsite restaurant and unwind at the private sauna, located in the basement level of the building.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Schlössle Hotel
Schlössle Hotel
Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Schlössle Hotel  Lobby
Schlössle Hotel Lobby

Grand Palace: Riga

Grand Palace Hotel is located in the cobble stoned 15th century old city of Riga, surrounded by ancient monuments and near the vibrant shopping and business community, The Grand Palace Hotel emanates charm with its blend of Old Russian and European influences. Guest rooms at the hotel are specially designed to provide luxury and privacy and all accommodations are elegantly decorated, while the onsite restaurant provides guests with fantastic culinary creations. Voted Latvia's leading hotel numerous times throughout the years, a stay at The Grand Palace Hotel is a must when visiting this region.

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Palace Hotel
Grand Palace Hotel

Grand Hotel Kempinski: Vilnius

Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius offers the finest accommodations and impeccable service in the very heart of the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Located right on the Cathedral Square, the hotel is within a walking distance from the city’s major tourist attractions, such as the Presidential Palace, the main shopping street, and various galleries. Discover the stylish collection of 96 luxury rooms and suites; indulge on local flavors and superior cuisine at the exquisite onsite restaurant and unwind at Kempinski The Spa, an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. Settle into your elegant room at Grand Hotel Kempinski and enjoy your luxurious city break in Vilnius.    

Helsinki & Baltics Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Hotel Kempinski
Grand Hotel Kempinski

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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