Day 1 | Highlights:
Your journey begins in glorious Berlin. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay. This evening join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.
Day 2 | Berlin > Potsdam > Berlin Highlights:
Journey to Potsdam, where a local historian will share his insights on the town and its history. Later, visit the Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. This afternoon, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexander Platz. Then drive the famous ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area.
Day 3 | Berlin Highlights:
Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn the historic details of the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, enjoy a cruise of the Spree River, and take in the city’s fine architecture from the water.
Day 4 | Berlin > Warsaw Highlights:
This morning board a train and enjoy Poland’s serene countryside as we travel from Berlin. This evening, you’ll arrive in Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital for the next two nights.
Day 5 | Warsaw Highlights:
Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre has been rebuilt and has since attained World Heritage-listed status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a striking reminder of the suffering endured in WWII. You’ll also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial – all remarkable landmarks in this diverse and history-rich land.
Day 6 | Warsaw > Vilnius Highlights:
After breakfast, depart Warsaw. Your route will take you into the pristine Mazurian region. Then, cross the border into Lithuania and continue on to the capital and your base for the next two nights,Vilnius.
Day 7 | Vilnius Highlights:
Delight in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many famous examples of Baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the famous Vilnius Cathedral.
Day 8 | Vilnius > Riga Highlights:
Today depart Vilnius and drive north to the extraordinary Hill of Crosses. This symbol of Christian resistance to the Soviets features millions of small crosses which were repeatedly bulldozed during the occupation. Continue on to Riga and visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens before checking into your hotel, your base for the next two nights.
Day 9 | Riga Highlights:
This morning, embark on a discovery of Riga’s Old Town. Then, tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for an insight into Latvia’s heritage.
Day 10 | Riga > Sigulda > Tallinn Highlights:
Today you’ll visit Sigulda, set in the Gauja River Valley and known as the Switzerland of Latvia. Explore the stunning landscapes of this region and visit Turaida Castle. After lunch continue towards Tallinn, passing through Parnu, Estonia’s summer capital. Arrive in Tallinn and relax at your hotel, your home for the next two nights.
Day 11 | Tallinn Highlights:
Today you’ll discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall.
Day 12 | Tallinn > Helsinki Highlights:
Today, relax on board your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki. On arrival enjoy a guided sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 13 | Helsinki Highlights:
After breakfast, your journey comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.