Travel Clubs International FIT special package „Tallinn-Helsinki“, May – September 2017, 7 days/6 nights, 1 DBL, 2 pax, BB
DAY 1: Tallinn
Arrival to Tallinn airport and transfer with a private car to Hotel von Stackelberg**** or similar, check in.
[Optional: ballet or opera performance at Estonian National Opera (ticket)].
DAY 2: Tallinn
Breakfast, the morning walking tour of the Old Town with private guide. In Upper Town, enjoy a walk along cobblestone streets and a view of the interesting Toompea Castle, which was built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 18th century. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky with its interesting collection of icons has dominated Lossi Plats (Palace Square) since its construction in 1900. From here continue along Tallinn’s medieval cobblestone streets past the Gothic Dome Church, also known as St. Mary’s Cathedral. Enjoy a panoramic view of the towers and steeples rising above the red-tiled roofs of the Lower Town, then browse through the local shops before walking into the Lower Town. You will have a photo stop at Holy Ghost Church, a structure that retains much of its 14th-century appearance. Stop to admire the Gothic Town Hall. Completed in 1404, it is Tallinn’s oldest civic building. Follows visit to a famous Katariina Gild street with open studios and shops of artisans who daily practice their craft.
In the afternoon time for leisure.
[Optional: 18:00 The guided sailing tour on an old steamer “Katharina” (1964) along the Old Tallinn picturesque coastline incl. dinner on board].
DAY 3: Tallinn
Breakfast, half day visit to Tallinn TV Tower (entrance) and KUMU Art museum (entrance) with private guide and car. The tour starts from hotel to Tallinn TV Tower, which lifts you to the sky – near the clouds, where the breathtaking view of Tallinn and the Baltic Sea is a lifetime exeperience. Further the tour takes you to the Kumu (KUnstiMUuseum) Art Museum is a modern multifunctional art building, which
contains exhibition halls, a lecture hall offering diverse facilities, and an educational centre for young visitors and for art lovers. Kumu is meant for different people – for those who are already well-versed in art and for those who simply wish to spend their time in a congenial environment. Return transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon time for leisure.
DAY 4: Tallinn
Breakfast, full day excursion to Lahemaa National Park with its jagged coasts, vast forests, wetlands and many hiking trails with typical Estonian swamp (wetland), some waterfalls as well as fishmen villages, included visit to charming manors Palmse (entrance) and Sagadi (entrance). Return to Tallinn for overnight.
DAY 5: Tallinn – Helsinki
Breakfast, transfer with a private car to Tallinn port, 11:00-13:00 departure with Tallink Ferry to Helsinki, arrival in Helsinki, transfer with private car to Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.
DAY 6: Helsinki
Breakfast. 4 hours excursion of Helsinki with private car and guide, including Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall, Parliament building and Temppeliaukio Rock Church, a unique house of worship blasted into solid rock and topped by a copper dome, Senate Square including Presidential Palace, Lutheran Cathedral, Mannerheim Street, Helsinki’s main thoroughfare, you will see the Parliament House, the National Museum and also Finlandia Hall, designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto, Sibelius Park with a Sibelius Monument. In the afternoon leisure.
Day 7: Helsinki
Breakfast, transfer with a private car to Helsinki airport, departure, end of service.
Non- Refundable Deposit: $500 pp
Balance: Package price per person (double occupancy): EUR 1050.00
Including 6 o/n at 4-star hotels with breakfast, all transfers and city tours with a private car according to program, private local English speaking guide services as per program (in Helsinki on Weekdays)**, sightseeing tours and entrance fees where it’s stated, ferry tickets Tallinn-Helsinki (tourist class).
Supplement for assistance on arrival or departure transfers: EUR 70.00 / per service.
Supplement for business class tickets on ferry: EUR 60.00 per person.
**Supplement for guide-services in Helsinki on Sunday: EUR 160.00 / per service
Optional 1st class ticket to ballet or opera performance: from EUR 20.00 per ticket/ per person (price depends on performance and ticket category).
Optional regular Sail’N’Dine – a dinner with the Captain on-board the historical steamer “Katharina”: EUR 39.00 p.p. + EUR 75.00 (guide) + EUR 50.00 (car, 2-3 pax).