Duration: 14 Days
On this Baltic States and Scandinavia tour package, you’ll journey from Denmark to Sweden travelling through Germany, Poland, Finland, and the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you’ll experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historic sights—with overnights in Poznan and the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm. In Copenhagen, see the famous Little Mermaid statue. Walk through Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 11th century and with historic Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical style buildings. In Riga, walk through the Old City, founded in 1201 and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a variety of architectural styles.
Tallinn’s Old Town also joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Helsinki’s sightseeing highlights include the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852. Your affordable tour includes ferry crossings from Denmark to Germany, and from Tallinn to Helsinki, as well as an overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm with music, dancing, and shopping on board. Visit Latvia’s 16th-century baroque Palace of Rundale, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Stroll on the sandy beach in Parnu, Estonia’s lively historic seaside town. Throughout your value-minded Baltic States and Scandinavia tour, you’ll be spoiled by so many scenic landscapes. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime; it’s a perfect holiday for value-minded travel lovers who want to experience it all.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. Cosmos includes hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations—with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Cosmos Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, ferry crossing from Gedser to Rostock, and Tallinn to Helsinki, as well as an overnight ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm in 2-berth cabins with private facilities. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your CosmosGO mobile app! Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information and nationality at time of booking.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2024, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2024.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions. (D)
A morning of sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the Little Mermaid statue and the Rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin. Today's Distance by coach: 286 mi/ 460 km (B)
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing-a must for all who wish to learn about the German capital's fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan. Today's Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km (B,D)
Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw's historic hub, and you'll see why Warsaw is considered a phoenix "par excellence," as European cities go. Today's Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)
Journey northeast towards Augustow and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius-the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today's Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (B,D)
On the included sightseeing walk, discover the historic streets of the old town. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional Lithuanian folklore dinner? (B)
An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga. Today's Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km (B,L)
On the included tour of the old city with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town centre. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population. (B)
Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn. Today's Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km (B,D)
Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn's history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. (B)
Leave Tallin on a ferry to reach Helsinki, Finland's capital city. On arrival, take advantage of the Included sightseeing of the Finnish capital, covering the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. (B)
Most of today is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the ferry to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping. Today's Distance by coach: 31 mi/50 km (B)
Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city's intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the city hall. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)