b"SWEDEN FINLANDHelsinki 2 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA SWEDEN Tallinn 2 3YOUR ITINERARY Stockholm 2 St Petersburg1Days 1-3London and Bremen and Copenhagen Copenhagen 2After meeting at London St Pancras, we board the Eurostar to Brussels,2 Malm 1 Rigacontinuing to Bremen for the night. We take the high-speed serviceFROMBREMENto Copenhagen on Day 2, travelling via Hamburg. Day 3 includes a1 1 Lubecksightseeing tour of the Danish capital, After a cruise through the1 TO COLOGNEcolourful canal area of Nyhavn, we sample a typical Danish delicacy, smorrebrod. Nights in hotel Nights on ship Coach ShipFirst Class Rail Second Class RailDays 4-8 - Stockholm and Riga UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES We catch the high-speed train to Stockholm, passing over the scenic resund Bridge along the way. We start exploring on Day 5, visiting city hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held annually, ahead of aGuided tours of Copenhagen, guided tour of the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan - Stockholms Old Town.Stockholm, Riga, Helsinki, Tallinn Following a free day on Day 6, we board the ferry for our overnightand St Petersburg. sailing to Riga, docking early on the morning of Day 7. Travelling backEnjoy a smorrebord sandwich to the year 1201, we enjoy a pleasant walking tour that brings to lifein Copenhagen and visit St Rigas 900-year-old history ahead of dinner at a local restaurant with aPetersburgs museums.medieval style banqueting hall. Day 8 is free. Days 9-12Tallinn and Helsinki WHAT'S INCLUDEDWe travel by coach along the Gulf of Riga to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, enjoying a tour that takes us to Toompea, a maze of cobbledUK Tour Manager throughoutGRAND TOUR OF THE BALTICS streets and alleyways filled with medieval houses and Lower Tallinn.First and Standard Class Day 10 is free to keep exploring. Boarding our ferry on Day 11, we AND SCANDINAVIA make the journey to Helsinki, travelling across the Gulf of Finland. Werail travel and a flight from St head out on a guided tour on arrival, a coach taking us to many of thePetersburg to London Heathrow Finnish capitals main attractions before we continue our adventurevia Helsinki (fly return)19 DAYS BY RAIL FROM 4,095 16 DAYS BY AIR FROM 3,495 with a vintage tram ride through the city, seeing the sights from a time- All rail, coach and ferry transfershonoured vantage point in painstakingly restored carriages. Day 12 isLuggage transfers on some Discover the contrasting cultures of the fascinating Baltics, from colourful Scandinaviafree. sections of the tourto the splendour of Russia, via the historic countries of Latvia and Estonia. ExploreDays 13-15St Petersburg 16/14 nights 4 and 5-Star glorious palaces and UNESCO World Heritage sites on this unique holiday. We catch the train to St Petersburg today, visiting the Hermitage, onehotel accommodation (rail/of the worlds most famous museums. The site of the 1917 Bolshevikfly return), 1 night in a 2-berth uprising, today some three million works of art are displayed here,cabin Stockholm-Riga and 1 seamlessly blending a sense of the nations past while remaining rootednight in a 2-berth cabin Helsinki-in its creative expression. It was founded by Catherine the Great inTravemnde (rail return only)1764 and is home to masterpieces such as Michelangelos Crouching31/25 meals including 18/15 Boy and Raphaels Madonna Conestabile. Day 14 begins with a guidedbreakfasts, 1 lunch and 12/9 HELSINKI - ST PETERSBURGcity tour of St Isaacs Cathedral, with its iconic gold domes, the lavishdinners (rail/fly return)Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and grand Nevsky Prospect. Making the journey between Helsinki, in Finland,We continue to Peterhof Palace. Sometimes referred to as a RussianAll tour excursionsand St Petersburg, in Russia, in just under threeVersailles, this opulent complex and UNESCO World Heritage site is hours, the new electric Allegro trains offer us arenowned for its beautiful grounds, filled with spectacular fountains2022 departures also available, please comfortable and speedy journey. You can relax andand waterways, that stretch out almost to the sea shore. We immersecall or visit our website for details.enjoy the on-board restaurant car, but keep an eyeourselves in Russian culture on Day 15 with visits to the colourful out for some of the scenic highlights of the trip.Faberg Museum and nearby Vodka Museum. Here, we enjoy a taste of2023 TOUR DATES FLY OPTIONRussias national drink, sampling three different types - classic, juniper One of these comes as we cross the Saimaa Canal,and ubrwka - a variety that contains bison grass blade - alongsideMay 4 3,595 Aug 3 3,595built during the reign of Nicholas I of Russia, withsome traditional snacks of mushroom and cabbage pies.Jun 22 3,595 Sep 7 3,495its forested banks and intricate lock systems. AsDays 16-19Helsinki, Travemnde, Lubeck Cologne and London Jul 20 3,595the train pulls into beautiful Vyborg, we have theIf you choose the fly return option of this tour, today you transfer to chance to admire the medieval fortifications ofthe airport for your flight back to the UK. If youre returning by rail,2023 TOUR DATES RAIL OPTIONVyborg Castle and the historic railway station,however, we board the train back to Helsinki, continuing to the citysMay 4 4,295 Aug 3 4,295which started out as a wooden station in 1870 andport for our overnight ferry crossing to Travemnde, in Germany. is now built in a traditional Stalinist style. Disembark on Day 17, we transfer to Lubeck for the night. TravellingJun 22 4,295 Sep 7 4,095by coach to Hamburg on Day 18, we board the train to Cologne for anJul 20 4,295overnight stay, before completing our journey on Day 19. Travelling byTour Code: BEG| per person based on 2 rail to Brussels, we board the Eurostar to London St Pancras.sharing. Deposit from 500 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 1,295 (rail option) or 1,195 (fly option). For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice28 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIACall us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 29"