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Globus Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki(RQ)

9 days from Warsaw to Helsinki 
On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Finland traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in the 13th century, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, founded in the former KGB building, which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In the museum, there is the KGB interior prison, the former KGB execution cell. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.

Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402–1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki's most famous market where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer. Or how about a dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local Vilnius restaurant and a visit to the artist quarter Uzupis? All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

WARSAW
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto, St. John Cathedral, [LF] private Chopin concert

VILNIUS
[LF] Dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum, and [LF] Vilnius’ artist quarter, Užupis

HILL OF CROSSES
Take pictures of the memorial site

RIGA
Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter

TALLINN
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

TALLIN–HELSINKI
Ferry crossing

HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Warsaw, Poland.
 Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2Warsaw.
 Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, [LF] attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner? (B)
Day 3Warsaw–Vilnius, Lithuania.
 The next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid center of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where [LF] dinner with wine and regional specialties, like Borscht (beet) soup and Cepelinai (stuffed potato dumplings), awaits you at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4Vilnius.
 Vilnius’ picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB MUSEUM, and end your tour with a [LF] special visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter, UŽUPIS. (B)
Day 5Vilnius–Riga, Latvia.
 Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital. (B,D)
Day 6Riga.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the OLD TOWN and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Afternoon and evening at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 7Riga–Tallinn–Estonia.
 Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. This afternoon, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visits to the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8Tallinn–Helsinki, Finland.
 This morning, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 9Helsinki.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw and a farewell dinner in Helsinki

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$387

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Warsaw:
in single room $82-$131, in twin $46-$70, in triple $58-$90

Extra nights per person in Helsinki:
in single room $131-$180, in twin $73-$98, in triple $60-$76

Globus Notes

NOTES:
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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