Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery

9 days from $3,069 per person*
  • Private guided city tours in the three Baltics states; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • Visit Helsinki's UNESCO World Heritage listed Suomenlinna Fortress with private guide.
  • Explore the stunning 18th century Kadriorg Palace, built for Catherine I of Russia.
  • Cross the Baltic Sea on a ferry.
  • Collection of premium accommodations throughout.
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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Baltic states, and their Scandinavian neighbor, Finland. On this discovery tour, you'll travel south from Helsinki, down through the beautiful Baltic capitals Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Uncover a mix of old and new in Helsinki, as your private guide leads you through the historic city center, and to visit the impressive Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a ferry and traverse the Baltic Sea en route to Tallinn, capital of Estonia - your first Baltic state. Tour the city with a private guide, and make a visit to the stunning 18th century Kadriorg Palace, built for Catherine I of Russia. En route to Latvia, 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. Tour the city sites of its capital Riga, before venturing onward to baroque Vilnius, and the scenic castle island of Trakai.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Helsinki to Tallinn
    Helsinki to Tallinn
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ferry - Helsinki - Tallinn [2 hrs] - 1st Class Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Tallinn
    Tallinn
    • Tour - Private - City Tour & Kadriorg Palace (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Tallinn to Riga
    Tallinn to Riga
    • Tallinn - Riga [via Parnu and Sigulda with Turaida Castle ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Riga
    Riga
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Riga to Vilnius
    Riga to Vilnius
    • Riga - Vilnius [via Rundale Palace and Hill Of Crosses ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Tour - Private - City Tour, Trakai Tour & Castle (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Transfer - Private - 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

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Klaus K (4*)

Hotel Klaus K, Finland's is the perfect modern style hotel, located in the heart of the city center. Inspired by Finland’s national epic, The Kalevala, the interiors of Klaus K express the emotional themes of mysticism, passion, desire and envy. Guestrooms are customized for comfort, with cutting edge décor, and feature all amenities for a pleasant stay. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants which serve local and international cuisine. Toscanini Restaurant offers modern country style cuisine and the Livingroom gives guests a chance to enjoy a great cappuccino or cocktail, and some afternoon snacks. For drinks, check out the Finlandia Bar, and the Ahjo Bar & Club to relax and dance. Other amenities include a spa, and gym for your relaxation.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Helsinki
Helsinki
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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 (4*)
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral
Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral

Day 3: Helsinki - Tallinn

Meet your private driver for a port transfer.

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

Enjoy a private transfer from Tallinn Port to your hotel.

Accommodation: My City Hotel (4*)

Situated in the old city of Tallinn, My City Hotel is surrounded by the business and entertainment districts and is adjacent to fashionable shops and restaurants. Reflecting a tradition of classical style and elegance, the hotel offers a charming setting, ideal for any traveler. All elegantly designed guest rooms feature amenities to satisfy your every need for a truly unforgettable vacation. The warm atmosphere and professional staff of My City Hotel will make your stay in Tallinn pleasant and memorable. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at My Café restaurant with the menu consisting of Italian, French and Estonian cuisine. The hotel also features a sauna and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tallinn
Tallinn
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  My City Hotel
My City Hotel

Day 4: Tallinn

Stating 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 Centre 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, you pass the Song Festival Grounds where every 5 years a 120-year-old Estonian song festival takes place. The residential area of Lasnamäe and the Kadriorg Park and Palace. The tour continues with the Parliament building and the 100 year old Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which is famous for its onion domes. With its interesting collection of coat-of-arms and tombstones, the Dome Cathedral, built 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 to St Brigita's Convent, Kadriorg Palace, and Dom Church are included.

Accommodation: My City Hotel (4*)
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kadriorg Palace
Kadriorg Palace

Day 5: Tallinn - Riga

Enjoy 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: Neiburgs (4*)

The Neiburgs Hotel is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Riga. It is housed in a listed Art Nouveau building on a quiet little street just off the Dome Cathedral and is only a five-minute walk from the Riga Opera, concert halls, and museums. The hotel combines architectural heritage with contemporary comfort and design. Guests can expect spacious and light rooms with comfortable bathrooms and splendid views of the Old Town and the city skyline across the River Daugava. The on-site restaurant is one of the city’s most popular dining venues.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Riga
Riga
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Neiburgs Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel

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: Neiburgs (4*)
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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: Shakespeare (4*)

The Shakespeare Hotel in Vilnius, immersed in the literary aura, is founded in a 17th century building, which once was the home of noblemen families. Every little corner reminds of literary tradition, ancient books, paintings, unique interior details fill rooms and halls. All rooms at the Shakespeare Hotel reveal a story and as a result are given a name after either a famous author, a public figure or even pieces of literature that nowadays are acknowledged and very prominent throughout the world. Additionally, small but effective libraries in every room provide hotel guests the opportunity to catch up on reading celebrated literary pieces.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vilnius
Vilnius
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Shakespeare Hotel
The Shakespeare Hotel

Day 8: Vilnius

Start the tour through the modern part of the city where your private guide will take you to the University building, National Opera, Academy of Arts, and the central train station. After discovering the major points of interest in Vilnus, you will visit the picturesque town of Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania situated 30 km from Vilnius. There are old legends explaining the exceptional lucidity of the lakes. The "town on the water", as Trakai is usually called, is particularly rich in architectural and cultural monuments. The main landmark of the town is the famous insular Trakai Castle - the only insular castle in Eastern Europe - situated on the island in the Galve Lake. These days the castle houses the ethnographic museum, which displays authentic furniture, porcelain, crockery, articles made of glass and bone, seals, hunting trophies, and archaeological findings discovered in the Trakai Castle. Entrance fees to Trakai Castle and Vilnius University are included.

Accommodation: Shakespeare (4*)
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Trakai Castle
Trakai Castle

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 (4*): Helsinki

Hotel Klaus K, Finland's is the perfect modern style hotel, located in the heart of the city center. Inspired by Finland’s national epic, The Kalevala, the interiors of Klaus K express the emotional themes of mysticism, passion, desire and envy. Guestrooms are customized for comfort, with cutting edge décor, and feature all amenities for a pleasant stay. The hotel offers a variety of restaurants which serve local and international cuisine. Toscanini Restaurant offers modern country style cuisine and the Livingroom gives guests a chance to enjoy a great cappuccino or cocktail, and some afternoon snacks. For drinks, check out the Finlandia Bar, and the Ahjo Bar & Club to relax and dance. Other amenities include a spa, and gym for your relaxation.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Klaus K
Hotel Klaus K
Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Klaus K Reception
Hotel Klaus K Reception

My City Hotel (4*): Tallinn

Situated in the old city of Tallinn, My City Hotel is surrounded by the business and entertainment districts and is adjacent to fashionable shops and restaurants. Reflecting a tradition of classical style and elegance, the hotel offers a charming setting, ideal for any traveler. All elegantly designed guest rooms feature amenities to satisfy your every need for a truly unforgettable vacation. The warm atmosphere and professional staff of My City Hotel will make your stay in Tallinn pleasant and memorable. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at My Café restaurant with the menu consisting of Italian, French and Estonian cuisine. The hotel also features a sauna and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  My City Hotel
My City Hotel

Neiburgs (4*): Riga

The Neiburgs Hotel is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Riga. It is housed in a listed Art Nouveau building on a quiet little street just off the Dome Cathedral and is only a five-minute walk from the Riga Opera, concert halls, and museums. The hotel combines architectural heritage with contemporary comfort and design. Guests can expect spacious and light rooms with comfortable bathrooms and splendid views of the Old Town and the city skyline across the River Daugava. The on-site restaurant is one of the city’s most popular dining venues.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Neiburgs Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel

Shakespeare (4*): Vilnius

The Shakespeare Hotel in Vilnius, immersed in the literary aura, is founded in a 17th century building, which once was the home of noblemen families. Every little corner reminds of literary tradition, ancient books, paintings, unique interior details fill rooms and halls. All rooms at the Shakespeare Hotel reveal a story and as a result are given a name after either a famous author, a public figure or even pieces of literature that nowadays are acknowledged and very prominent throughout the world. Additionally, small but effective libraries in every room provide hotel guests the opportunity to catch up on reading celebrated literary pieces.

Scandinavia & Baltics Discovery Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Shakespeare Hotel
The Shakespeare Hotel

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.
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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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