Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & Karelia - 10 days

Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & Karelia - 10 days

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Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & Karelia - 10 days

10 Days Starting in Riga and ending in Helsinki

Visiting: Riga, Pärnu, Tallinn, Helsinki, Lappeenranta

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2661/RTHK

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 36

Age range:

Children welcome on these tours. 5 years and up. Although if you have a big family and one of the children is 3 or 4, we can accept the booking.Children between 5-11 will pay 50% of the adult price.No upper age limit but please just use your best judgemen

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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Explore Latvia, Estonia and Finland on this 10 day escorted tour. Take in the highlights of two Baltic capitals, cosmopolitan Riga, with its flamboyant Art Nouveau architecture, and Tallinn, with its picturesque, medieval Old Town. Then cross the Gulf of Finland to explore the vibrant Nordic capital of Helsinki before heading to the picturesque resort town of Lappeenranta in South Karelia. set on the shores of spectacular Lake Saimaa, Finland's largest lake.

Highlights

  • Riga - Uncover the highlights of Riga, Estonia's vibrant capital, with a tour of the Art Nouveaux District and Old Town

  • Rundale Palace - Marvel at this magnificent palace, a former summer residence of the Duke of Courland

  • Tallinn - Learn about the history of this charming medieval city and explore the picturesque Old Town

  • Helsinki - Discover the sleek & stylish design of the city which is coupled with magnificent architecture as we visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Mannerheim Street and the famous Church-in-the-Rock

  • Lappeenranta - Explore this charming resort town in South Karelia and a scenic night cruise on Lake Saimaa and to the Saimaa Canal.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Riga

Location: Riga

Meals Included: Breakfast

Upon arrival at Riga airport you'll be met and transferred to our hotel in the heart of Latvia's capital. The rest of the day is at free for you to independently explore. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at approx. 7pm.

Day 2: Riga

Location: Riga

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we explore Latvia's charming capital, Riga. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, it is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. On a walking tour of the city we take in some of the Old Town's beautiful architecture and multi-coloured buildings. Our first stop is Riga Castle which sits on the banks of the River Daugava. Next we'll see the Dome Cathedral and St Peters Church. Continuing on we'll explore the areas that are home to the Three Brothers as well as the Large and Small Guild buildings.



This afternoon is free for you to explore Riga independently. Alternatively you can join an optional excursion to Jurmala, a vibrant Latvian seaside resort, famed for it's sandy beaches and pretty wooden architecture.



This evening there is an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Day 3: Riga

Location: Riga

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today offers free time to further explore Riga independently or join our optional excursions. In the morning you can discover medieval Latvia on an optional tour of stunning Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before returning to Riga.

Day 4: Parnu

Location: Riga, Pärnu, Tallinn

Meals Included: Breakfast

Riga - Parnu - Tallinn (Estonia). We continue along the coastal highway this morning, crossing the border into Estonia and making our way to the beautiful summer resort town of Parnu. We enjoy a short tour of Parnu before making our way through the lush forests of Northern Estonia. Arriving into Tallinn this afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Tallinn

Location: Tallinn

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn, the third Baltic capital. This picturesque city offers a charming blend of medieval and modern. The beautiful Old Town is a friendly, bustling place during the summer months with locals and tourists sampling the many fantastic cafes, galleries and shops. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.



This afternoon is free to explore Tallinn independently or you may wish to join an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and a visit to the KUMU, the award winning new Estonian art museum.



This evening there's an optional medieval dinner in the Old Town.

Day 6: Tallinn

Location: Tallinn, Helsinki

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tallinn - Helsinki (Finland). This morning there's an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After a break for lunch we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki. Enjoy the scenery en route as we travel through the Finnish archipelago en route to Finland's seaside capital. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.

Day 7: Helsinki

Location: Helsinki

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we explore Helsinki, the green and lively Finnish capital. Our guided tour takes us around the harbours and Senate Square with its Lutheran Cathedral, we will also see the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall and the Sibelius Monument before visiting the famous Church-in-the-Rock.



In the afternoon there's an optional excursion to the 18th century Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural gem set on an island.

Day 8: Lappeenranta & Canal Cruise

Location: Tallinn, Lappeenranta

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tallinn - Lappeenranta. This morning we board a train to Lappeenranta in South Karelia, arriving shortly after midday. Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Saimaa, Lappeenranta was an important Swedish fortress town in the 18th century. In the recent years, the picturesque town has become a popular resort. We explore Lappeenranta on a walking tour, taking in the historical Old Town, the port area, Lappeenranta fortress, wooden Orthodox Mary the Virgin Church and more.



Late afternoon we walk to the pier and embark on a 3 hour long evening cruise on Lake Saimaa and the Saimaa Canal. The ship has a restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks and snacks or a meal while enjoying spectacular views of the lake.

Day 9: Back To Helsinki

Location: Lappeenranta, Helsinki

Meals Included: Breakfast

Lappeenranta - Helsinki. Today is free to spend at leisure exploring this resort town. Our hotel is located between the Old Town and the port area which are both easily accessed. Check out the small boutique shops in the Old Town and grab a Karelian lunch at one of the local restaurants or simply enjoy the atmosphere and the picturesque views at the port. In the late afternoon we transfer to the train station and travel by train back to Helsinki for our final night.

Day 10: Helsinki

Location: Helsinki

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our tour ends after breakfast today with an included transfer to Helsinki airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4 star hotels

  • 9 nights in 4 star hotels

  • 9 breakfasts

  • Sightseeing tours of Riga, Helsinki and Tallinn.

  • Entrances to Medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki

  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki

  • Escorted by a bi-lingual English and German speaking tour leader, with English speaking guides for city tours

  • One arrival transfer on Day 1 and one departure transfer on Day 10 included per booking

  • All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles

  • Welcome meeting with a Champagne-cocktail or juice

  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. Minimum group size 2 - maximum 36.

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What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

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Nicola Hodgkinson (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from Greece, a...

07-May-2024

Recently returned from Greece, a 5 day tour with OTG. Unfortunately, I had a negative experience on day 2 where I needed local support to get me out of a tricky situation. Thank you to Alexandra Z from Hetco Tours in Athens for helping me continue on with the trip, to the Hotel Zafolia staffing team and to Danielle and team here in the UK for supporting me with the aftermath. Your kindness will not be forgotten and I will pay it forward. I've now booked 3 trips with yourselves and will continue to go back. Thank you all. Honestly, I am SO grateful. Blessings to you all. Nicola

Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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Joyce Heitler (Google Reviewer)  

I would give this tour...

09-May-2024

I would give this tour group no stars if possible. The tour was not guaranteed but they did not inform me when I booked and they did not have enough people. Way after I booked they said I needed a doctors letter because I was over 70. Also way after booking I was informed I needed travel insurance. They knew my age when I booked. They would not refund my tour even though it was 4 months away.

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Terrible tour of India. For some reason On the Go hadn't realised that my room mate had booked her own room for the first night of tour. So the hotel in Delhi had tried to put me in her room after midnight, by wheeling in an extra bed. She went Crazy!! I then had to sit in hotel reception for hours. While the tour guide said he couldn't find me a room. Throughout the tour the guide consistently ask me and my room mate for money for my room, causing more friction between us. Don't book with this company had the worst experience ever. Go with Intrepid or G Adventure

brandy hoffman (Google Reviewer)  

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09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

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    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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