In the footsteps of Tolstoy’s War and Peace
23316 · By Joel Draba-Mann
Brilliant, bold and brimming with elegance – BBC’s War and Peace may have ended, but you can join us on our own tour of the cities featured in Tolstoy’s iconic novel.Read more
2020 Tour code: BEG20
About the tour
Discover the contrasting cultures of the fascinating Baltic region, from colourful Scandinavia to the splendour of Russia, via the historic countries of Latvia and Estonia. Explore glorious palaces and UNESCO World Heritage sites on this unique Baltic Explorer rail tour.
After meeting at our dedicated Departure Office, we leave St Pancras on the Eurostar to Brussels in Standard Premier Class. We change trains and travel in First Class to Bremen for the night, via Cologne. On Day 2 we travel by high-speed rail (Standard Class) via Hamburg to Copenhagen, the Danish capital that is home to the world's oldest monarchy. We spend two nights at the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel.
Maritim Hotel, Bremen
Scandic Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Scandic Park, Helsinki
Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga
Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg
Hotel Ambassador, St Petersburg
Scandic Continental Hotel, Stockholm
Nordic Forum C Hotel, Tallinn
Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde, Travemünde
Enhance your holiday
100% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 11 verified reviews
on the whole accommodation was excellent Scancia in
The holiday covered a wide range of experiences. The schedule allowed time for savouring the various locations. The hotels were generally located to give easy access to the main places of interest.
Mrs J Wilson
Tour manager was excellent. All the other people on the tour were very friendly and this made the tour extremely enjoyable.
Mr B Arnold
Very well organised, an interesting and varied itinerary with useful down time for personal use, and the services of an excellent tour manager.
Mrs C Palmer
No of travellers on the tour was far too many for one tour manager to control, given that many were well over 70yrs. On one occasion the train doors closed as the group was disembarking, leaving 5 still on board! I also was not happy with the meal arrangements in hotels. Too many, barely adequate buffets, both in quality and quantity. The quality of Tour Guides varied from excellent to mediocre.
Mrs P Thompson
Superb tour manager, great local guides and a full but interesting Itinerary in many beautiful cities. We have wanted to make this tour for a few years and we were not at all disappointed! The ferries were an interesting aspect of a Great Rail Journey and the journey from Helsinki to Travemünde was wonderful, flat sea lovely weather, stunning sunsets, comfy cabin, great food and friendly helpful staff. Those guests who flew home missed an absolutely relaxing treat!
Stay in seven countries on one escorted rail tour