6 Baltic Capitals Imperial Shore Excursion
675 USD pp
This package includes: Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen & St Petersburg Group Tours.** To book this package please follow the link below "Calculate and Book" button and choose Two day All Highlights tour in St. Petersburg and group tours in the other cities **Please, note that you can design your own package choosing only those cities you would to book
THE BEST OF TALLINN
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 16
DURATION: 3 hours of walking tour + 2 hours of free time
Accompanied by a friendly and highly professional English speaking guide you will see the best sights of Old Town. Your guide will tell you the stories and legends about the best preserved medieval town in the Northern Europe.
The guide will be meeting you right at the cruise ship pier and the bus transfer takes you to Upper Old Town. During this 15 minute drive you can admire beautiful parks surrounding Old Town and have a look to the 13th century medieval Toompea Castle standing high above the ground at Toompea Hill.
Our walking tour starts from Upper Old Town. You will see the Estonian Parliament and make a visit to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to meet the oldest church in Tallinn – Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral) and experience the magnificent panoramic views from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform.
From Upper Old Town, you will descend to much livelier Lower Old Town. There you will see gothic style merchant houses and Town Wall with its beautiful towers, St Nickolas Church and Holy Ghost Church. The tour continues to the historical city center – Town Hall Square where 15th century Town Hall and one the oldest pharmacies in the world can be seen.
A walk through St Catherine’s Passage allows you to admire the private studios of the local artists. Tour ends at Viru Gate and after that, you will have 2 hours of free time to have a lunch and to do some shopping. At the scheduled time, the bus will take you back from the city center to the port.
- Tour Guide services for 3 hours
- Two transfers
- Company's representative in cruise port to help with customer registration and payments (when payments are done in Tallinn)
THE BEST OF HELSINKI
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 26 PEOPLE
DURATION: 4 hours
This comprehensive Helsinki highlights tour reflects the many sides of Helsinki. From the scenic seaside views to the cutting-edge architecture of the city center, each of them unique and special.
Our tour starts from the port as we are taking a panoramic drive along the Esplanadi Street draped in trees and flowers towards the famous Mannerheim Boulevard passing by the Presidential Palace, National Museum, Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall and the Parliament Building.
There will also be a great photo opportunity at Sibelius Park, a famous Helsinki sight. The Sibelius Monument consisting of hundreds of steel pipes was erected to honor the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, who helped Finland to develop its national identity during its struggle for independence. Following the Sibelius Park we will see the historic Olympic Stadium where the 1952 Summer Olympics were held.
Thereafter we are going to pay a visit the exceptional venue of Rock Church. This unique church is a highlight for most visitors to Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting house of worship. Carved out of solid bedrock from the side of a mountain, the church hall is topped by a remarkable copper dome. The interior is beautifully bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome and used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustics.
We will also pass by the largest orthodox church in Western Europe, the Uspensky Cathedral, Market Square and the heart of the Finnish capital city- Helsinki Central Railway Station, clad in Finnish granite with its distinguishing feature as the clock tower.
The divine female statue we will see on Helsinki’s main square is called Havis Amanda. This fountain and figurine ensemble is loved ever so dearly by the Finns, that year on year it's nominated as the most beautiful piece of artwork in the Finnish capital city. This is also where we will enjoy some free time for trying local delicacies at the nearby seaside Market Square.
The tour of exploring Helsinki ends with a transfer back to the cruise port.
**Please, note that the tour order may vary, a visit to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional religious services and other private events.
- The cost of the tour includes the service of the guide and driver
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
THE BEST OF BERLIN
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 26 PEOPLE
DURATION: 12 hours
7:00 am - Pick-up by your driver. After a scenic ride of about 3 hours through the idyllic flatlands of North Germany with its hundreds of lakes, you will be met in former West Berlin by your private guide, who will lead you to highlights of the German capital. You'll start with Charlottenburg Castle (Photo Stop) a splendid baroque palace, dating from 1695. Your will then continue to the Reichstag, the German Parliament (Photo Stop) and the Brandenburg Gate (Photo Stop).
Along the way you'll see, among other sites the Berlin Cathedral, the tree-lined "Unter den Linden" boulevard, Museum Island, Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and of course some notorious sights of the Third Reich and Cold War, such as Hermann Göring’s Aviation Ministry and the former site of Hitler's Bunker.
Marvel at Potsdamer Platz, the place where modern architecture and lively metropolitan ambience meet Berlin history. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial).
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Time for a typical hearty Berlin lunch (not included in the tour price). Take a unique picture of one of the only remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall (Photo Stop) and walk through former Checkpoint Charlie (Photo Stop and time for souvenir shopping).
Other highlights of former East Berlin will include the Alexanderplatz Square, Red City Hall and the Humbold University.Before heading back to Warnemunde you will drive along popular Kurfurstendamm Avenue, Berlins Champs Elysees, West Berlins former Showcase of the West.
7:00 pm - Arrival in Warnemunde, return to the shipPRICE INCLUDES: Transfer Warnemunde-Berlin Warnemunde in an a/c vehicle Private A/c vehicle in Berlin for 6 hours English-speaking guide in Berlin for 6 hours
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Cost of lunches and entrance fees to the museums are not included in to the price. The entrance to some of the museums is free of charge.
THE BEST OF STOCKHOLM
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 26 PEOPLE
DURATION: 5 hours
The Best of Stockholm tour gives you an excellent opportunity to discover the best of Stockholm in five hours. During this one day programme you will be amazed at the Vasa ship in the renowned Vasa, see Stockholm’s historical sights and the vibrant city centre on a panoramic ride. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a walk in the Old Town.
The tour starts in one of Stockholm’s ports of call, where our representative will meet you with our sign. From there we will take you to the following highlights:
Vasa Museum is listed among the world’s 10 best museums. You will truly be amazed at this well preserved warship from the 17th century, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 after sailing only a few hundred metres and was salvaged in 1961. After years of conservation, the Vasa ship was housed in the newly built Vasa Museum, which opened to the public in 1990.
City Hall (Stadshuset) is a beloved photo stop thanks to a stunning view. From its lovely terrace at the waters of Lake Mälaren, you will enjoy the view of the Old Town and the islands of Riddarholmen and Södermalm.
Stockholm’s Old Town, called Gamla stan, is where the city’s history started. While walking the cobbled streets you will pass the Royal Palace, the Coronation Church, the Market Square with the Nobel Museum, the narrowest alley, the smallest statue, Järnpojke and much more.
In the Old Town you will enjoy some free time to explore its narrow streets, small souvenir boutiques and lovely street cafes.
After the five-hour Best of Stockholm Tour, we will take you back to your ship with unforgettable memories of Stockholm.
- English speaking guide for five hours; other languages are available upon request
- Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle for five hours
- Pick up and drop off in Stockholm’s port of call
- Guided visit and entrance tickets to the Vasa Museum
- Guided walk in Old Town
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
THE BEST OF COPENHAGEN
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 26 PEOPLE
DURATION: 4 HOURSTOUR DESCRIPTION:
Your introduction to the old Viking nations capital starts with a panoramic drive along the harbor front with stops at all of the legendary symbols of the world’s oldest monarchy. We will admire the Residence of the Danish Royal Family at the impressive Amalienborg Castle, boasting wonderful views of the Opera House and The Marble Church nearby. The charming fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen become alive when paying a visit to the statue created by the famous fables himself. The Little Mermaid, who is elegantly watching over her waterfront home, has become a must-see symbol of the city.
Towards the old town center, we will enjoy a walk on the celebrated pedestrian street, Stroget. The world’s longest strolling lane begins with the lively Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens next door and will lead us to the splendid Kings New Square. Half way down the street, we will delight ourselves with a visit to the magnificent Christiansborg Castle. This is considered home for both by Danish Parliament, Prime Ministers Offices as well as the Royal Reception Rooms regularly used for official dinners & banquets. You are able to revel in the royal atmosphere of the Great Hall upgraded by the modern tapestries helping to bring alive the Danish heritage & history.
Afterwards we will take some time to take in the charming area of Nyhavn. The graceful swans and stunning old boats lining the canal are a perfect balance to the colorful townhouses up on the street level. This is the perfect location to enjoy a short coffee break or stroll along the harbor filled with inviting cafés and restaurants.
Your day in Copenhagen will end with a short drive back to the cruise harbor. Upon request, you can also stay in the city center.PRICE INCLUDES:
- The service of the guide and driver
- Entrance to Christiansborg Palace
TWO DAY ALL HIGHLIGHTS ST PETERSBURG TOUR
GROUP SIZE: UP TO 16 PEOPLE
DURATION:Day 1 - 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Day 2 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 am - Meeting by the ship. City tour in St Petersburg
10:00 am - 10:30 am - Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Guided tour of the Fountain Park and Upper gardens
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Traditional Russian lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Travel to Tsars’ Village
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Driving back to the city. Visit to the subway station
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Inside guided tour of St Isaac's Cathedral
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Inside guided tour of the Church on Spilt Blood
6:30 pm - Return to the ship or evening optional program
8:00 am - Meeting by the ship
8:30 am - 9:30 am - Boat Ride along the rivers and canals
9:45 am - 12:00 pm - Inside guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm - Traditional Russian lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Inside guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress /Cathedral. Payment for the tour. Shopping
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Inside guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm - Return to the shipPRICE INCLUDES:
- Admission fees to all museums in the program as well as the cost of hydrofoil ride and a boat trip along rivers and canals
- Services of a friendly, and a highly professional guide for 2 days
- Driver’s services for 2 days (Comfortable (Mercedes) minivan with A/C)
- Photo and video permissions at the museums (except Yusupov Palace, camera pass is 5$ pp, video pass is 12$ per person)
- All port fees
- The cost of blanket visa,
- All local taxes
- Cost of traditional Russian lunches
- Bottled water for each day
- Ear phones sets for the group from 10 people
*It is possible to book the tour in one of the cities, included into the package.
**If you would like to have a private All Highlights tour, please contact us and we will give you the price quote.
***Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason.