Berlin & the Baltic States

Travel from Helsinki to Berlin on a 13 day adventure through the Baltic States. Sail to Tallinn, discover Riga's old town and the Berlin Wall memorial.

13 Days
Helsinki to Berlin
From (AUD)
$ 7,495
$ 6,895
Dates & Pricing

2020 Helsinki > Berlin

Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRBH
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Helsinki
Return City:
Berlin

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Helsinki

    Welcome to Helsinki where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Helsinki > Tallinn

    This morning join a guided tour of Helsinki and see such highlights as the beautiful harbour area and Senate Square including the impressive Lutheran Cathedral. Afterwards relax on board your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn.  Arrive in Tallinn and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Tallinn

    Today you’ll discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall.

    Visit the Kadriorg Palace and Park. The area is home to some of Tallinn’s most prestigious residences. Alternatively, be seduced by the incredible exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Museum.

    This evening, dine at one of three superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Tallinn > Sigulda > Riga

    Leave Tallinn behind, and journey to Sigulda, set in the Gauja River Valley and known as the Switzerland of Latvia. Explore the stunning landscapes of this region and visit Turaida Castle. Arrive in Riga and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Riga

    This morning, embark on a discovery of Riga’s old town. Then, tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for insight into Latvia’s heritage, followed by a delicious dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Riga > Vilnius

    This morning we leave Riga and travel to Vilnius. We’ll visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens. Our next stop is at the extraordinary ‘Hill of Crosses’. This symbol of Christian resistance to the Soviets features millions of small Crosses, which were repeatedly bulldozed during the occupation. This evening we arrive in Vilnius for our two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vilnius

    Relish in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many famous examples of baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the famous Vilnius Cathedral. This afternoon visit the beautiful Trakai Island Castle, located only a short drive outside of Vilnius.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Vilnius > Warsaw

    After breakfast we depart Vilnius. Our route will take us into the amazing Mazurian region, which encompasses 4,000 lakes in a pristine setting, where a great deal of the landscape remains virgin forest. We cross the border into Poland and continue on to the capital Warsaw. You can look forward to staying here for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Warsaw

    Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre has been rebuilt and since attained World Heritage status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a striking reminder of the suffering endured in WWII. You’ll also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial – all remarkable landmarks of this diverse and history-rich land.

    You have two vastly different but equally interesting options. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more of the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    This evening enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a Manor House, followed by dinner. This is an experience with something for all the senses, so indulge to the full in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Warsaw > Berlin

    This morning you will be taken to the main train station where you board a train for the journey across the heart of Poland and into the German capital, Berlin. Upon arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel, for your three night special stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Berlin

    Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, then drive ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.

    This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to discover the cities thriving art scene or soak up its café culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Berlin

    Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share his insights on the town and its history and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Berlin

    After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Berlin Airport for your onward or homebound flight with memories of a truly unforgettable trip.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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