Berlin & the Baltic States

Over 13 days, discover Berlin & the Baltics before ending in Helsinki. Tour the opulent Royal Castle in Warsaw and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn.

13 Days
Berlin to Helsinki
From (NZD)
$ 8,095
$ 7,675
Dates & Pricing

2021 Berlin > Helsinki

Draw open the old Iron Curtain

Once, these cities and lands were hidden by the heavy veil of what was then known as the Iron Curtain. Today, you’re free to discover them at your leisure.
Some love Berlin for its modernity and its thriving culture, while others love it for its dramatic history. Not only is it an amazing place to visit, it’s the perfect gateway for your trip to the equally intriguing Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRBH
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Berlin
Return City:
Helsinki

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Berlin

    Your journey begins in glorious Berlin. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay.

    This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2 - Berlin

    Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour. See the Brandenburg Gate and State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. 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 it’s cafe culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Berlin

    Freechoice

    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 insights on the town and its history, and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Berlin > Warsaw

    Journey by train through Poland’s serene countryside.

    This afternoon, arrive in Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Warsaw

    Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre was rebuilt and has since attained World Heritage-listed status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a sombre 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.

    Freechoice

    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.

    Enrich

    This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner. Indulge in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Warsaw > Vilnius

    After breakfast, depart Warsaw. Your route will take you into the Mazurian region before crossing the border into Lithuania. Continue to the capital Vilnius your base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vilnius

    Delight in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many examples of Baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn with its remarkable chapel, and the Vilnius Cathedral.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Vilnius > Riga

    Depart Vilnius and drive north to 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. Continue on to Riga and visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens before checking into your hotel for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Riga

    Embark on a discovery of Riga’s Old Town, then tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for an insight into Latvia’s heritage.

    Tonight, enjoy an evening of traditional Latvian folk music with dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Riga > Sigulda > Tallinn

    Visit 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.

    After lunch, continue towards Tallinn, passing through Parnu, Estonia’s summer capital. Arrive in Tallinn for your two night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Tallinn

    Discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall during a city tour.

    Freechoice

    Visit the KUMU Art Museum, with its wide range of classic and contemporary art. Alternatively, be intrigued by the exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum.

    This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of Tallinn’s superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Tallinn > Helsinki

    Relax during your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki. On arrival, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour before arriving at the Radisson Blu Plaza* for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Helsinki

    After breakfast, your journey comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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