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14 Days
8 Countries

Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

10 Cities

Berlin, Copenhagen, Lake Vattern, Stockholm, Helsinki, Porvoo, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw

18 Meals

5 Dinner with Wines, 13 Breakfasts

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations
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Experience the city of Berlin from both sides of the now crumbling wall, as your Local Expert guides you through the history of this once divided city, and the stories behind Berlin icons like the Brandenburg Gate, the Tiergarten and the Reichstag. Across the North Sea in Denmark, explore the enchanting Tivoli Gardens and absorb the opulence contained within Christiansborg Palace—the historic seat of Danish power. Journeying onwards into Finland, the famed and fashionable Helsinki food market is home to an abundance of aromatic stalls, serving up local delicacies, like smoked reindeer and licorice. 

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Day 1

Welcome to Berlin

Welcome to the vibrant city of Berlin. In the afternoon, perhaps visit the KaDeWe department store - the shopping center of West Berlin which during 40 years of division, became the shop window of the West. In the evening, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with your Travel Director and travel companions at the Kreuzberger Himmel restaurant. Discover how this establishment helps support refugees as they integrate into German society over a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Berlin TV Tower in Alexanderplatz Berlin, Germany
Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie

About the Hotel

Berlin, Germany

Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie places you at the heart of the fascinating and historic city of Berlin. Within a short walk you'll discover trendy shopping areas and key sights like Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. Having been recently renovated, rooms are comfortable, and designed in a modern, minimalist style.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Make Travel Matter Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at Kreuzberger Himmel Berlin, Germany
Support Refugees by Dining at Kreuzberger Himmel in Berlin

Savor the warm atmosphere of your delicious Welcome Dinner at Kreuzberger Himmel. This popular local restaurant actively supports refugees’ integration into German society, providing apprenticeships.

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Make Travel Matter

Day 2

The Spirit of Berlin

In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the Unter den Linden, past the Humboldt University and Opera House. Stop a while on Museum Island before passing Brandenberg Gate, a symbol of the reunification. See Norman Foster’s glass dome which crowns the Reichstag building before embarking on a journey through the Tiergarten. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure or relaxing at your hotel.

Reichstag Building in Berlin, Germany
Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie View Hotel Details
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Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie

About the Hotel

Berlin, Germany

Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie places you at the heart of the fascinating and historic city of Berlin. Within a short walk you'll discover trendy shopping areas and key sights like Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. Having been recently renovated, rooms are comfortable, and designed in a modern, minimalist style.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Brandenburg Gate Berlin, Germany
Berlin City Tour

You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten t...

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Optional Experiences
Highlights of Former East Berlin

Explore the shadows of the past with our Local Expert and visit the staggering Holocaust Memorial. Stop for a photo at ‘Checkpoint Charlie', locati...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Berliner Dinner & Entertainment

Berlin's eating establishments have enjoyed legendary status ever since the "Golden Twenties". This evening you are treated to traditional Berliner...

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Day 3

Across the Sea to Copenhagen

Depart Berlin and continue through northern Germany to Rostock for the sea crossing to Denmark. A peaceful journey through the Danish countryside brings you to the capital, Copenhagen. In the evening, delight in the enchanting atmosphere of the famous Tivoli Gardens.

See the colourful houses in Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel View Hotel Details
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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

About the Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rising high above the city skyline, Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel affords stunning views of the ancient City Hall, the gilded church towers of Christianshavn and the picturesque coast.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights The scenery of Baltic sea from the deck of ferry in Gedser, Denmark
Rostock to Gedser Ferry

Cross the Baltic Sea from Germany to Denmark.

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Top Rated Highlights Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
Visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.

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Day 4

Wonderful Copenhagen

With a Local Expert, begin your sightseeing with a visit of Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, to marvel at the opulent interior. Journey past Copenhagen Cathedral and the university to see Rosenborg Castle, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family. Visit the waterfront to admire Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing across the harbor. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Guards at The Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel View Hotel Details
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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

About the Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark

Rising high above the city skyline, Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel affords stunning views of the ancient City Hall, the gilded church towers of Christianshavn and the picturesque coast.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights The Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Christiansborg Palace Visit

With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Cobblestone alley in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen City Tour

With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosen...

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Optional Experiences Riviera and castle tour in North Zealand, Denmark
North Zealand Castle Tour

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Famil...

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Optional Experiences
Copenhagen Off The Beaten Track

Enjoy a casual evening, off the beaten track, as you discover the contemporary side of Copenhagen. First, visit the newly-opened CopenHill, the cle...

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Day 5

To Stockholm, City of Islands

Enjoy a view of Kronborg Castle, reputedly the Elsinore home of Hamlet, during the short ferry crossing to Sweden. Your journey then continues through fertile farmlands, dotted with neat farmhouses and barns. Travel along the shores of peaceful Lake Vättern to Stockholm, beautifully situated on an island studded bay.

Arial view of Old Town Stockholm, Sweden
Clarion Hotel Amaranten View Hotel Details
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Clarion Hotel Amaranten

About the Hotel

Stockholm, Sweden

The Clarion Hotel Amaranten is located in central Stockholm, ideally situated to explore the city. Guests can enjoy unique, modern design inspired by the 1960s, as well as great dining facilities, a gym, relaxation area and more!

The Clarion Hotel Amaranten is located in the vibrant Kungsholmen district, surrounded by water and lovely pedestrian streets. You're never far from the main attractions, shopping and everything going on in the city. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre

Style

  • Boutique
Top Rated Highlights Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark
See Elsinore Kronborg Castle

See the Kronborg Castle, referred to as the home of Hamlet.

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Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences
Swedish Summer Dinner

This evening, we dine "Swedish Style." Savor a succulent three-course meal with beer, wine & soft drinks. Soak up the atmosphere of the traditi...

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Day 6

Stockholm and a Baltic Cruise

With a Local Expert, visit the imposing City Hall with its impressive Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, covered with 18 million gilded mosaic tiles and the Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, is the venue for the Nobel Prize banquets. Cross the harbor to Gamla Stan, the medieval heart of the city to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, board your cruise ship for the overnight voyage to Finland. Enjoy dinner onboard and then take in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery from the comfort of your A-Class, sea-view cabin, while the northern sun hangs over the horizon, showing almost no sign of setting in mid-summer.

Colourful facades in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
Serenade/Symphony—Tallink & Silja Line Ships View Hotel Details
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Serenade/Symphony—Tallink & Silja Line Ships

About the Hotel

Stockholm, Sweden

Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins onboard your overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. The Tallink Grupp has put in sustainability initiaives to help preserve the Baltic Sea ecosystem by increasing energy efficiency, going paperless and removing single-use plastics on all services. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pool
  • Spa

Style

  • Overnight Cruise
Top Rated Highlights Golden room in Stockholm town hall, Sweden
Stockholm City Hall Visit

With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights See the colourful waterfront buildings in Stockholm Sweden
Stockholm

With your Local Expert, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Archipelago island near Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm to Helsinki Scenic Cruise

Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.

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Optional Experiences
Vasa Galleon

When the Vasa was launched in 1628, it was arguably the world's most powerful warship. Bristling with 64 cannon and carrying some 300 men, it was b...

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Day 7

Fashionable Helsinki

Disembark your Baltic cruise and explore Helsinki, the trendsetting city of top fashion and design, alongside a Local Expert. Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market and sample local produce like liquorice or smoked reindeer.

Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland
Klaus K Hotel View Hotel Details
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Klaus K Hotel

About the Hotel

Helsinki, Finland

The very contemporary Klaus K Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Helsinki, only a 10 minute walk from the South Harbor. It's the first design hotel in the city and perfectly blends hip, trendy interiors with a subtle Finnish mythology theme. Each room has been curated in collaboration with some of Finland's most contemporary artists.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Authentic Dining Liquorice in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Central Market Visit

Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market with your Local Expert and sample local produce, like liquorice or smoked reindeer.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences
Fly Over Helsinki

An exclusive chance to enjoy Helsinki from above. This three-part grand-slam tour begins with a state-of-the-art Cinematic Experience which takes y...

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Optional Experiences
Russian Dinner In Helsinki

As the capital city in a former Grand Duchy of the Russian Tsarist empire, Helsinki has always been famous for its Russian restaurants – even among...

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Day 8

Finnish Countryside

Venture into the lush Finnish countryside and join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Bosgård Organic Farm. Learn about their sustainable practices and try some authentic produce from the farm. Later, visit the picturesque town of Porvoo, one of the most photographed places in Finland. Spend the evening at leisure back in Helsinki.

Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland
Klaus K Hotel View Hotel Details
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Klaus K Hotel

About the Hotel

Helsinki, Finland

The very contemporary Klaus K Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Helsinki, only a 10 minute walk from the South Harbor. It's the first design hotel in the city and perfectly blends hip, trendy interiors with a subtle Finnish mythology theme. Each room has been curated in collaboration with some of Finland's most contemporary artists.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Make Travel Matter Bosgård Organic Farm
Bosgård Organic Farm

Venture into the lush Finnish countryside and visit Bosgård Organic Farm. Learn about their sustainable practices and try some authentic produce from the farm.

Included in Trip

Make Travel Matter

Day 9

Surrender to the Magic of Tallinn

This morning cross the sea to Estonia. Choose between a stroll with your Local Expert through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, a scene straight out of a fairy-tale and hear about Estonian arts and crafts. Or join your Local Expert to walk up Toompea Hill for panoramic views of the city and afterwards visit the market square with its old German weighing house, pharmacy and Town Hall. Enjoy free time this afternoon to browse Tallinn’s shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewelery.

View of Tallinn Old Town, Eston
Swissotel Tallinn View Hotel Details
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Swissotel Tallinn

About the Hotel

Tallinn, Estonia

Swissotel Tallinn is a luxury, five-star hotel conveniently located in the city center in Tallinn's tallest building, boasting impressive views of the Old Town and the Baltic Sea. The hotel features traditional design with a contemporary feel, while your elegantly decorated room features state-of-the-art modern comforts to ensure a comfortable stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights St. Catherine's Passage in Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn Old Town Arts and Crafts Walk

Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral at the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn City Tour

Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.

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Day 10

On to Riga

Today you make your way to the Latvian capital of Riga. Explore Riga's Old Town with your Local Expert, including a visit to the old aircraft hangars that now house the Riga Central Market, one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Enjoy the vibrant colors and flavors when sampling some of the local delicacies as you wander through the maze of stalls.

Sunset View Over Riga By Statue Of Liberty In Milda, Latvia
Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel View Hotel Details
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Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel

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Riga, Latvia

The Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel is set in the most ideal location of the city, overlooking Riga's Vērmane Garden and just a 5 minute walk from the UNESCO World heritage Site of the city's Old Town. Rooms are decorated in a traditional-style and with free WiFi you'll be able to stay connected to friends and family during your travels.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Room Service

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights House of the Three Brothers in Riga, Latvia
Riga City Tour

Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and seeing the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and t...

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Optional Experiences
Latvian Open Air Museum And Dinner

Situated in beautiful woodland beside a lake, explore nearly 100 buildings from the 17th to 19th century for a glimpse of rural Latvian life over t...

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Day 11

Explore Vilnius

Cross into Lithuania and visit the Hill of Crosses before arriving in the capital city of Vilnius.
Walk along the streets of bohemian Užupis, a Vilnius neighborhood that proclaimed itself a republic in 2002. A member of the government introduces you to its quirky history and artistic flair.
Choose from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.

Entrance to the Trakai Castle, Vilnius, Lithuania
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

About the Hotel

Vilnius, Lithuania

The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is centrally located on the Neris River, just across from the Old Town and cathedral. It's ideal position is perfect to explore the city's cobbled streets at leisure during your two night stay and your comfortable and contemporary room will provide a good night's sleep.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Insight Experiences Constitution Of The Republic Of Užupis Vilnius, Lithuania
Discover Užupis with a Local Artist

Visit Užupis, a quirky neighborhood of Vilnius, with a member of its government. Learn how a small community of artists created this self-proclaime...

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Insight Experiences

Authentic Dining Guests dining at chosen restaurant
Vilnius Dine-Around Evening

Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening, a culinary experience not to be missed.

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Authentic Dining

Day 12

Rejuvenated Warsaw

Pass lakeside Augustow during a scenic journey through Masuria, a region blessed with a plethora of lakes and forests. Your destination will be the Polish capital, faithfully rebuilt after the devastation of World War II.

Welcome To Warsaw, Poland
The Westin Warsaw View Hotel Details
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The Westin Warsaw

About the Hotel

Warsaw, Poland

Centrally located in Warsaw's business district, The Westin Warsaw hotel is a convenient base to explore the city throughout your two-night stay. Spacious rooms with traditional-style furnishings will ensure a comfortable stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Optional Experiences Attend a Chopin Concert in Warsaw, Poland
Chopin Concert

The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. In a concert venue located in the center of Warsaw, enjoy an enchanting recital of hi...

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Day 13

Exploring Warsaw

Join a Local Expert for an exploration of the city. Pass the tiered Palace of Culture and stroll through Łazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial. Take a moment to reflect at the Monument to Ghetto Heroes, before walking to the Market Square in the Old Town. In the evening, join your newfound friends and Travel Director for a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy a fine selection of local dishes, with wine.

Old Town Warsaw, Poland
The Westin Warsaw View Hotel Details
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The Westin Warsaw

About the Hotel

Warsaw, Poland

Centrally located in Warsaw's business district, The Westin Warsaw hotel is a convenient base to explore the city throughout your two-night stay. Spacious rooms with traditional-style furnishings will ensure a comfortable stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights The Statue of Frédéric Chopin in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw City Tour

Your Local Expert will show you the city's highlights. See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park befor...

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Authentic Dining Toast to your travels at your Celebration Dinner in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw Celebration Dinner

The Polish capital is currently enjoying a culinary renaissance - find out what the buzz is all about during your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner wi...

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Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences
Uprising Walk with Vodka Museum and Tasting

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 was one of the most heroic episodes, and greatest tragedies, of history. The failed attempt at self-liberation from Naz...

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Day 14

Depart Warsaw

Time to say goodbye to your new friends as your journey through Poland comes to an end.

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Support Refugees by Dining at Kreuzberger Himmel in Berlin

Savor the warm atmosphere of your delicious Welcome Dinner at Kreuzberger Himmel. This popular local restaurant actively supports refugees’ integration into German society, providing apprenticeships.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Berlin City Tour

You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten t...

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Top Rated Highlights
Rostock to Gedser Ferry

Cross the Baltic Sea from Germany to Denmark.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Copenhagen Christiansborg Palace Visit

With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Copenhagen City Tour

With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosen...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
See Elsinore Kronborg Castle

See the Kronborg Castle, referred to as the home of Hamlet.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Stockholm City Hall Visit

With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Stockholm

With your Local Expert, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Stockholm to Helsinki Scenic Cruise

Admire the beautiful views from your high-class, sea-view cabin as your cruise through the largest archipelago in the world, from Stockholm to Helsinki.

Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Bosgård Organic Farm

Venture into the lush Finnish countryside and visit Bosgård Organic Farm. Learn about their sustainable practices and try some authentic produce from the farm.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Tallinn Old Town Arts and Crafts Walk

Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Tallinn City Tour

Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Riga City Tour

Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and seeing the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and t...

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Insight Experiences
Discover Užupis with a Local Artist

Visit Užupis, a quirky neighborhood of Vilnius, with a member of its government. Learn how a small community of artists created this self-proclaime...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Warsaw City Tour

Your Local Expert will show you the city's highlights. See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park befor...

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About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Cruise in high-class cabins with sea views.
Complimentary transfers from Berlin Tegel Airport are available at scheduled times, on arrival day. Complimentary transfers to Moscow's Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports are available at scheduled times, on departure day. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way.

Authentic Dining

5 Dinner with Wines, 13 Breakfasts

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Helsinki Central Market Visit

Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market with your Local Expert and sample local produce, like liquorice or smoked reindeer.

Vilnius Dine-Around Evening

Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening, a culinary experience not to be missed.

Warsaw Celebration Dinner

The Polish capital is currently enjoying a culinary renaissance - find out what the buzz is all about during your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine at a favorite restaurant.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Klaus K Hotel
Swissotel Tallinn
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
The Westin Warsaw

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Highlights of Former East Berlin

Explore the shadows of the past with our Local Expert and visit the staggering Holocaust Memorial. Stop for a photo at ‘Checkpoint Charlie', locati...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Berliner Dinner & Entertainment

Berlin's eating establishments have enjoyed legendary status ever since the "Golden Twenties". This evening you are treated to traditional Berliner...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
North Zealand Castle Tour

Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Famil...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Copenhagen Off The Beaten Track

Enjoy a casual evening, off the beaten track, as you discover the contemporary side of Copenhagen. First, visit the newly-opened CopenHill, the cle...

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Additional Cost Applies
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Swedish Summer Dinner

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language(s) used across in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania: Germany is the official language in Germany, Danish is the official language of Denmark, Swedish is the official language of Sweden, Finnish is the official language of Finland, Polish is the official language of Poland, Lithuania is the official language of Lithuania, Latvian is the official language of Latvia, and Estonian is the official language of Estonia.
  • Currency used in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania: The Danish Krone is used in Denmark, the Swedish Krona is used in Sweden, the Polish Złoty is used in Poland, the Euro (€) is used in Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
  • Capital Cites: Berlin (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Warsaw (Portland), Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), and Tallinn (Estonia).
  • Time Zone(s) in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland uses Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST) and Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia use Eastern European Time (EET), Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

 

Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania: passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Germany experiences a temperate seasonal climate with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Summers are generally mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20° to 30°C (68° to 86°F). Winters can be cold, especially in the northern and eastern regions, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and occasional snowfall. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year, although the summer months tend to be wetter. The coastal areas, such as Hamburg and Bremen, have a maritime climate with milder winters and cooler summers compared to the inland regions.

Sweden has a varied climate, with the north experiencing colder conditions than the south. The country has a temperate climate overall, but winters in the northern regions are significantly colder. Summers in Sweden are generally mild to warm, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The coastal areas experience more maritime influences, while inland regions have a more continental climate. Sweden also has distinct seasons, with beautiful autumn foliage and snowy winters.

Denmark has a temperate maritime climate, influenced by the surrounding seas. Winters in Denmark are mild, with temperatures averaging around freezing point. Summers are generally cool to mild, with average temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C. The country experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, but precipitation is evenly distributed. Danish weather can be changeable, with a mix of sunny, rainy, and cloudy days. The coastal areas enjoy the influence of the Baltic and North Sea, creating a pleasant seaside atmosphere.

Poland has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are generally mild to warm, with average temperatures ranging from 20-25°C (68-77°F). Winters are cold, with temperatures averaging around 0 to -5°C (32 to 23°F), and snowfall is common, especially in the eastern regions. Spring and autumn offer mild temperatures, with blooming flowers in spring and colorful foliage in autumn. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly wetter months during the summer. Poland's climate can vary across regions, with the Baltic coast experiencing maritime influences, while the southern areas have a more continental climate with greater temperature fluctuations.

Lithuania has a temperate maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Summers (June to August) are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 16°C to 22°C (61°F to 72°F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, and snowfall is common. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are transition seasons with mild temperatures and moderate rainfall. The country's proximity to the Baltic Sea moderates the climate, leading to milder winters and cooler summers compared to other inland areas at similar latitudes. However, weather conditions can vary from year to year due to the influence of weather systems coming from both the sea and the continent.

Latvia has a temperate maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Summers (June to August) are generally mild, with average temperatures ranging from 17°C to 20°C (63°F to 68°F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, and snowfall is common. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are transitional seasons with mild temperatures and moderate rainfall. The proximity of the Baltic Sea influences the climate, leading to cooler summers and milder winters compared to inland areas at similar latitudes. However, weather conditions can be variable and are affected by both maritime and continental air masses.

Estonia has a temperate maritime climate characterized by distinct seasons. Winters are cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and snow cover persisting for several months. Spring brings a gradual warming, with frequent rain showers and the melting of snow. Summers are relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from comfortable to warm, and the country experiences the "White Nights," where the sun sets for only a short time. Autumn sees cooler temperatures and vibrant foliage, but it also marks the transition to more rainfall. Estonia's climate is influenced by the Baltic Sea, which moderates temperatures and contributes to its relatively humid conditions.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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