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									Multilingual
 Escorted
  Tours


Summer 2012


    6 languages
     20 tours
  200+ departures
                                                                                                                                  Service standards
                                                                                                                                  Hotels: We are in general using good centrally located superior
                                                                                                                                  3 star, 4 star or 5 star hotels. We reserve the right to change the
                                                                                                                                  hotels. Alternative hotels will be of the same standard as the
                                                                                                                                  hotels featured in the catalogue both in terms of standard and
                                                                                                                                  location. Final hotel names will be advised latest 1 month prior
                                                                                                                                  to arrival.




                                            balticvision
table of content:                           balticvision is the largest provider of multilingual escorted tours
A first class product                  2    and city breaks in the Baltic Sea region. We cater for an increasing
Baltic Highlights                      4    number of guests on escorted tours and city breaks in the region.
Baltic Highlights Deluxe               5                                                                                          Meals: Breakfasts are buffet style at all hotels.
                                            balticvision distributes its products through an extensive network
Baltic Classical                       6
                                            of reliable and trustworthy tour operators.                                           Coaches: Our coaches are new 49-seater 1st class coaches with
Baltic Triangle                        7                                                                                          air conditioning, adjustable seats, toilet, fridge and possible
Baltic Capitals                        8                                                                                          other conveniences. Depending on sales some tours or segment
Baltic Revelation
Central European Panorama
                                       10
                                       12
                                                          A First Class Product                                                   of tours and optional tours will be operated with new 1st
                                                                                                                                  class minivans with adjustable seats and air conditioning. For
                                                                                                                                  comfort and security we always keep at least 3 empty seats in
Central European and Baltic Explorer   14                                                                                         coaches and minivans. Passengers are covered by 3rd person
Polish and Baltic Jewels               16   Multilingual Escorted Tours                                                           liability insurance. Drivers are driving strictly according to EU
The Czar Route                         18   All our tours are multilingual. They are offered in 6 different languages (English,   regulations. We do not allow smoking in the vehicles. Seating in
Russian Capitals                       20   German, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese). Each tour is conducted in two       the vehicles is free.
Russian Capitals and Golden Ring       22   languages and guests are normally from a number of different countries. Other
                                            guests with the same languages may join in or may leave during a tour. In some
Baltic and Russian Explorer            24
                                            cases guests with more than 2 languages may take a transfer or participate in an
Scandinavian and Russian Treasures     26   optional tour together.
Fabulous Scandinavia                   28
                                            The tours are escorted by experienced bilingual tour escorts. In some cases the
Estonian Manors and Resorts            29   tour escort will be substituted by a colleague during the tour.
Baltic Impressions                     30
                                            The multilingual escorted tours represent a unique possibility to meet people
Baltic Adventure                       32   across the borders and win new friends. However, it is important that the guests
Baltic Hiking                          34   understand the multilingual nature of the tours in advance.
Baltic Biking                          35

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Tour escorts: Our tour escorts are university graduates and have                                                                        water and coffee/tea. In some cases alcoholic drinks, folklore
been specially trained as guides and as bilingual tour escorts.                                                                         music or other types of live music is included. We have carefully
The tour escorts we use are very experienced and most have                                                                              chosen local restaurants which are typical of the area and yet
been working for us for many years. The tour escorts will be                                                                            something special and which offer good food and service and
assisted by local guides if needed or required.                                                                                         good value. The highlight dinners at local restaurant include
                                                                                                                                        guide and transport, in some few cases the restaurants are
QUIETVOX: Tours in Finland and Russia will be operated with                                                                             within walking distance from the hotel (max 10 min walk) and
QUIETVOX, an audio communication system for group tours,                                                                                transport is not included. At both hotels and local restaurants
providing the guests with the finest tour guide system in the                                                                           additional drinks can be ordered and paid for at the spot.
world through the application of state-of-the-art technology.

Portage: Portage of one piece of luggage is included at all 4 and                                                                       Pre- and Post stays
5 star hotels and railway stations                                                                                                      We offer attractive rates for guests who would like to arrive
                                                                                                                                        earlier or departure later. Please ask for a detailed pricelist.
Visa support: Visa is required for almost all nationalities for
tours including Russia and only for some fewer nationalities for    Special features
tours covering EU destinations. If visa support is required we      Arrival and departure transfers: Guests can order private arrival   Quality, safety and security
supply that complementary. We cannot accept any responsibility      and departure transfers. By arrival transfer the guests will be     Quality control: Our ambition is to render the best possible
for guests arriving without valid passport and visa.                met by a driver with a name board reading their surnames in         service and we ask all guests to fill out a service questionnaire
                                                                    the arrival hall of the airport. Guests should co-ordinate their    evaluating the service. The questionnaires are handed over to
Number of participants: We allow max 45 guests on the same          departure transfer with the tour escort.                            the guests during the welcome meeting and collected at the end
tour. The average number of guests is around 35. For the Baltic
                                                                                                                                        of the tour.
Biking tour we allow max 21 guests on the same tour and for the     Welcome letter: On arrival to the hotel the guests will receive a
Baltic Hiking tour max 31 guests on the same tour. These tours      personalized welcome letter announcing time and place for the       Moreover, we are happy to receive feed back in any other form,
are often full.                                                     welcome meeting.                                                    aiming to help us to maintain and raise the standards of our
                                                                                                                                        product.
                                                                    Welcome meeting: During the welcome meeting the guests
                                                                    will be served a welcome drink. The tour escort will introduce      Safety and security: Safety and security is a major priority in all
                                                                    the program and the optional tours and the guests will receive      our operations. We only use suppliers that guarantee the same
                                                                    various materials such as a personalized program and various        thing. We carefully check the insurance and operating licenses
                                                                    information materials.                                              of all our suppliers.
                                                                    Diplomas for active touring: The participants in the Baltic
                                                                    Biking tour and Baltic Hiking Tour will receive a diploma for       Price policy
                                                                    successfully completing active touring in the Baltic countries at   All prices in this catalogue are gross rates and are commissionable
                                                                    the end of the tour.
                                                                                                                                        to reliable and trustworthy tour operators.

                                                                    More value
                                                                    Optional excursions and dinners: Our tours come with an
                                                                    extensive choice of optional excursions and dinners. The optional
                                                                    services can be booked in advance or during the tour.
                                                                    The optional excursions feature important highlights not
                                                                    included into the standard sightseeing tours and always include
                                                                    transport, guide service and entrances.
                                                                    The optional dinners are either half-board at hotel or special
                                                                    highlight dinners at local restaurants. Dinners at hotels are
                                                                    either a substantial 3-course set menu or buffet style. The
                                                                    dinners include ice-water and coffee/tea. Highlight dinner at
                                                                    local restaurants include a substantial 3-course menu with ice-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         3
                                                                                                                                                                            Including:
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 7	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                                                                                                               star hotels
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 7	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                               cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Entrances	to	Old	University	in	Vilnius,	
                                                                                                                                                                               Rundale	 Palace,	 St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	
                                                                                                                                                                               Riga	 and	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	
                                                                                                                                                                               Tallinn
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	of	English	and	German	spea-

                                                Baltic Highlights                                                                                                              king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                               king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	 of	 French	 speaking	 tour	 es-
                                                                                                                                                                               cort	on	tour	MBH07,	MBH09,	MBH11,	
                                                DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS                               DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA                                           MBH13,	MBH15	and	MBH17
                                                Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu   Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is         •	 Service	 of	 Portuguese	 speaking	
                                                Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.            the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real       tour	 escort	 on	 tour:	 MBH10,	 MBH12,	
    April-September 2012,                                                                                                                                                      MBH14 and MBH16
                                                                                                              kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of
       8 days/7 nights:                         DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                       the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral,
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	 of	 1st	 class	 motor	 coaches	
                                                                                                                                                                               or 1st class minivans throughout the
                                                Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval             St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers,        itinerary
                                                buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour       the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.          •	 Portage	at	hotels	
                                                includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour      The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala,   •	 Service	and	VAT
                                                of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower,      the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden
                                                Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University      architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy
                                                and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional       an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant La       Optional:
                                                excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania,       Boheme.
                                                with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located                                                                  •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                                                                               Lietuva:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an           DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                     persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.             The tour continues along the coastal highway to the              van	(4-7	persons)		
                                                                                                              Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of        •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Trakai	and	visit	to	
                                                DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA                                 the resort before we continue through the North Estonian         Trakai	Castle:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses,     land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon,        •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmon-
                                                                                                                                                                               tas:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After       check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or             •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Gauja	 National	
                                                crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent            similar.                                                         Park:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the                                                                          •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Open	Air	Mu-
                                                Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace       DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                        seum:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to     Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and      •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                                                                                                                                               EUR	35.00	pp
                                                reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu     modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place
                 Dates:                         Latvija**** or similar.                                       in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
                                                                                                                                                                               40.00	pp
MBH01: 29.04-06.05.12   MBH13: 22.07-29.07.12                                                                 markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing       •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
MBH06: 03.06-10.06.12   MBH14: 29.07-05.08.12   DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA                                       tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into        heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
MBH07: 10.06-17.06.12   MBH15: 05.08-12.08.12
                                                Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility    the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome            •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
MBH08: 17.06-24.06.12   MBH16: 12.08-19.08.12                                                                                                                                  visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this    Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval
MBH09: 24.06-01.07.12   MBH17: 19.08-26.08.12                                                                                                                               •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
MBH10: 01.07-08.07.12   MBH18: 26.08-02.09.12
                                                morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja         Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion            persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
MBH11: 08.07-15.07.12   MBH19: 02.09-09.09.12   National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the       is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg      •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
MBH12: 15.07-22.07.12   MBH20: 09.09-16.09.12   medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see        Palace and its art collections. The evening offers an            to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of        optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.               (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                                                                                                               minivan	(4-7	persons)		
                                                the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The
Package prices per person:                      afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical      DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(7	x	3	course	din-
                                                                                                                                                                               ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	175.00	pp	
      EUR 595.00 (double occupancy)             Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century        Optional transfer to airport.
      EUR 250.00 (single supplement)            country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert
                                                at the Dome Cathedral.
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                                                                                                                                                                            Including:
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 7	overnights	at	centrally	located	5	star	 	
                                                                                                                                                                               hotels
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 7	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                               cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Entrances	to	Old	University	in	Vilnius,	
                                                                                                                                                                               Rundale	 Palace,	 St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	
                                                                                                                                                                               Riga	 and	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	
                                                                                                                                                                               Tallinn

                                                Baltic Highlights Deluxe                                                                                                    •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                               king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                               king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	of	French	speaking	tour	escort	
                                                DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS                               DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA                                           on all tours
                                                Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu   Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is         •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                Astorija***** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.          the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real       1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
                                                                                                                                                                               nerary
      June-August 2012,                                                                                       kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of     •	 Portage	at	hotels	
                                                DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                       the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral,
        8 days/7 nights:                        Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval             St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers,
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 Service	and	VAT

                                                buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour       the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.
                                                includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour      The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala,
                                                of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower,      the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden
                                                Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University      architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy          Optional:
                                                and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional       an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant La
                                                excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania,       Boheme.                                                       •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                                                                               Astorija:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located                                                                     persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an           DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                     van	(4-7	persons)
                                                optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.             The tour continues along the coastal highway to the           •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Trakai	and	visit	to	
                                                                                                              Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of           Trakai	Castle:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA                                 the resort before we continue through the North Estonian      •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmon-
                                                                                                                                                                               tas:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses,     land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon,        •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Gauja	 National	
                                                one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After       check-in at the Hotel Savoy Boutique***** or similar.            Park:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent                                                                          •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Open	Air	Mu-
                                                Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the            DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                        seum:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace       Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and      •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                                                                                                                                               EUR	35.00	pp
                                                we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to     modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place
                                                                                                                                                                            •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
                                                reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu     in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir           40.00	pp
                                                Ridzene***** or similar.                                      markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing       •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
                                                                                                              tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into        heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
                Dates:                          DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA                                       the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome            •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
MBD07: 10.06-17.06.12   MBD13: 22.07-29.07.12   Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility    Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval                  visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
MBD09: 24.06-01.07.12   MBD15: 05.08-12.08.12                                                                                                                               •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this    Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion            persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
MBD11: 08.07-15.07.12   MBD17: 19.08-26.08.12
                                                morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja         is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg      •	 Transfer	Hotel	Savoy	Boutique	to	air-
                                                National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the       Palace and its art collections. The evening offers an            port:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
Package prices per person:                      medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see        optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.               persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
     EUR 695.00 (double occupancy)              the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of                                                                         van	(4-7	persons)	
     EUR 300.00 (single supplement)                                                                                                                                         •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(7	x	3	course	din-
                                                the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The        DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE                                ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	210.00	pp
                                                afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical      Optional transfer to airport.
                                                Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century
                                                country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert
                                                at the Dome Cathedral.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5
                                                                                                                                                                               Including:
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 7	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                                                                                                                  star hotels
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 7	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                                  cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Entrances	to	Old	University	in	Vilnius,	
                                                                                                                                                                                  St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	 Riga	 and	 medi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  eval	Old	Town	Hall	in	Tallinn

                                                    Baltic Classical                                                                                                           •	 Service	of	English	and	German	spea-
                                                                                                                                                                                  king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                                  king	 tour	 escort	 on	 tour	 MCL08,	
                                                                                                                                                                                  MCL10,	 MCL12,	 MCL14,	 MCL16	 	 and	
                                                    DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS                                check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.         MCL18
                                                    Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu    The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome    •	 Service	 of	 1st	 class	 motor	 coaches	
                                                    Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.             Cathedral.                                                     or 1st class minivans throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                  itinerary
    June-September 2012,                                                                                                                                                       •	 Portage	at	hotels
                                                    DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA                               DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
       8 days/7 nights:                             Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval              Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Service	and	VAT

                                                    buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour        is the largest of the 3 Baltic capitals and boasts a
                                                    includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour       true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The      Optional:
                                                    of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower,       walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome     •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                   Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three            Lietuva:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car		(1-3	
                                                    Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University                                                                      persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                    and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to           Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom          van		(4-7	persons)	
                                                    Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we visit the     Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional         •	 8-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Curonian	
                                                    well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an        visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous       Spit:	EUR	80.00	pp
                                                    island in Lake Galve. The balance of the day is spent en       for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the       •	 Lithuanian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Luja:	
                                                                                                                   evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish        EUR	35.00		pp
                                                    route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check-
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                    in at Hotel Radisson Blu Klaipeda**** or similar.              Restaurant La Boheme.                                          EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
                                                    DAY 3 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA                                      DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                   40.00	pp
                                                    The day is reserved for a full-day optional tour to the        The tour continues along the coastal highway to the         •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
                                                                                                                   Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of         heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                    Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the
                                                                                                                                                                               •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                                    Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing          the resort before we continue through the North Estonian       visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                    villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first       land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon,      •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                    stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we       check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or              persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                    continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas        similar.                                                    •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
                   Dates:                           Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with the                                                                                to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                                                                                                                                                  (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
MCL06:   03.06-10.06.12   MCL13:   22.07-29.07.12   charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda.         DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                      minivan	(4-7	persons)
MCL07:   10.06-17.06.12   MCL14:   29.07-05.08.12   The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at            Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and    •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(7	x	3	course	din-
MCL08:   17.06-24.06.12   MCL15:   05.08-12.08.12   Restaurant Luja.                                               modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place       ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	175.00	pp
MCL09:   24.06-01.07.12   MCL16:   12.08-19.08.12                                                                  in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir
MCL10:   01.07-08.07.12   MCL17:   19.08-26.08.12   DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA                               markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing
MCL11:   08.07-15.07.12   MCL18:   26.08-02.09.12                                                                  tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into
                                                    Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had
MCL12:   15.07-22.07.12   MCL19:   02.09-09.09.12
                                                    a long history as a German town called Memel. A short          the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome
                                                    sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow,     Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval
Package prices per person:                          cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the      Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion
                                                    Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain.           is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg
     EUR 595.00 (double occupancy)
                                                    We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where          Palace and its art collections. The evening offers an
     EUR 250.00 (single supplement)
                                                    we embark on a walking tour around the picturesque             optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
                                                    Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Cross
                                                    Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We      DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                                    head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon,        Optional transfer to the airport.
6
                                                                                                                                                                             Including:
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 7	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4-5	
                                                                                                                                                                                star hotels
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 7	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                                cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Personalized	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Entrances	 to	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	
                                                                                                                                                                                in	 Tallinn,	 Church-in-the-Rock	 in	 Hel-
                                                                                                                                                                                sinki,	 Vyborg	 Castle	 and	 Peter-Paul	
                                                                                                                                                                                Fortress	in	St.	Petersburg
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                                king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-

                                                  Baltic Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Service	 of	 local	 French	 speaking	
                                                                                                                                                                                guides	 on	 tour	 MBT07,	 MBT11	 and	
                                                                                                                                                                                MBT15
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
    June-September 2012,                          DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN                               DAY 5 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG                        1st class minivans throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                itinerary
                                                  Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu   Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly
       8 days/7 nights:                           Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.            after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg,   •	 Ferry	Tallinn-Helsinki	OW
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Portage	at	hotels	
                                                                                                                where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Service	and	VAT
                                                  DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                     visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in
                                                  Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and      St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Radisson Sonya****
                                                  modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place      or similar.
                                                  in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir                                                                     Optional:
                                                  markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing       DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                            •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                  tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into     St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces         Olympia:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                  the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome            and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva                (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                                                                                                                minivan	(4-7	persons)	
                                                  Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval               River and the many canals have deservedly given the          •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                                  Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion         city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the            visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00		pp
                                                  is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg      morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all          •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                  Palace and its art collections. The evening offers an         the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the        persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                  optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.            Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the      •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Seurasaari	
                                                                                                                                                                                Open-Air	Museum:	EUR	45.00	pp
                                                                                                                Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.
                                                                                                                                                                             •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
                                                  DAY 3 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-HELSINKI                              The afternoon offers an optional visit to Peterhof, an          to	the	Grand	Palace:	EUR	70.00	pp	
                                                  In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to          uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great,      •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
                                                  Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish      with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and             sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                  archipelago before arriving in Helsinki, transfer to          Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the evening         •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Zarskoye	Selo	and	
                                                  Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or similar, check-in. The       enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an       visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	
                  Dates:                          balance of the day is reserved for exploring the Finnish      exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne”
                                                                                                                                                                                pp
MBT06: 08.06-15.06.12    MBT14: 03.08-10.08.12                                                                                                                               •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
                                                  capital individually.                                         and snacks.                                                     seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
MBT07: 15.06-22.06.12    MBT15: 10.08-17.08.12
MBT08: 22.06-29.06.12    MBT16: 17.08-24.08.12                                                                                                                               •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdro-
MBT09: 29.06-06.07.12    MBT17: 24.08-31.08.12    DAY 4 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                      DAY 7 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                rovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
MBT10: 06.07-13.07.12    MBT18: 31.08-07.09.12    Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and    The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to         •	 Transfer	Hotel	Radisson	Sonya	to	air-
                                                  Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the                                                                       port:	 EUR	 60.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
MBT11: 13.07- 20.07.12   MBT19: 07.09-14.09.12                                                                  Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace            persons),	EUR	80.00	for	private	mini-
MBT12: 20.07-27.07.12    MBT20: 14.09.-21.09.12   green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour        and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War             van	(4-7	persons)	
MBT13: 27.07-03.08.12                             takes us around the harbours, up central Mannerheim           II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial      •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(7	x	3	course	din-
Package prices per person:                        Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia          celebrations. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the        ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	200.00	pp
                                                  Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the        world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the
       EUR 795.00 (double occupancy)
                                                  famous Church-in the-Rock. The afternoon offers an            evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant
       EUR 350.00 (single supplement)
                                                  optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an          Na Zdoroviye.                                                	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
                                                  oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads                                                                     tem in use throughout the Finnish and
 Supplement for MBT06-MBT09                                                                                                                                                    Russian	parts	of	the	tour
       EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)              and manors from all around Finland.                           DAY 8 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
       EUR 100.00 (single supplement)                                                                           Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                      DAY 6 (MONDAY): HELSINKI
                                                                                                                                      Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture
                                                                                                                                      and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The
                                                                                                                                      sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours, up central Mannerheim Street
                                                                                                                                      and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument
                                                                                                                                      and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an
                                                                                                                                      optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of
                                                                                                                                      the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

                                                                                                                                      DAY 7 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG
                                                                                                                                      Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the
                                                                                                                                      border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short
                                                                                                                                      sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in
                                                   Baltic Capitals                                                                    St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or similar.


    June-September 2012,
                                                   DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY): ARRIVAL RIGA
      10 days/9 nights:                            Arrival in Riga, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar,
                                                   check-in, welcome meeting.

                                                   DAY 2 (THURSDAY): RIGA
                                                   Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the
                                                   three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles.
                                                   The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral,
                                                   St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and
                                                   Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an
                                                   optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden
                                                   architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian
                                                   dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.

                                                   DAY 3 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
                                                   The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of
                                                   Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North
                                                   Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the
                                                   Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
                   Dates:                          DAY 4 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
MBC06:   06.06-15.06.12   MBC14: 01.08-10.08.12
MBC07:   13.06-22.06.12   MBC15: 08.08-17.08.12
                                                   Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.
MBC08:   20.06-29.06.12   MBC16: 15.08-24.08.12
                                                   The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops,
MBC09:   27.06-06.07.12   MBC17: 22.08-31.08.12    galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing
MBC10:   04.07-13.07.12   MBC18: 29.08-07.09.12    tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where
MBC11:   11.07-20.07.12   MBC19: 05.09-14.09.12    we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and
MBC12:   18.07-27.07.12   MBC20: 12.09.-21.09.12   medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to
MBC13:   25.07-03.08.12                            Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections. The
                                                   evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
Package prices per person:
    EUR 995.00 (double occupancy)                  DAY 5 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-HELSINKI
    EUR 450.00 (single supplement)
                                                   In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a
 Supplement for MBC06-MBC09                        refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki,
     EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)
                                                   transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or similar, check-in. The balance of
     EUR 100.00 (single supplement)                the day is reserved for exploring the Finnish capital individually.
8
                                                                                                                                                                     Including:
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 9	overnights	at	centrally	located		4-5	
                                                                                                                                                                        star hotels
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                        cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Personalised		welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Entrances	 to	 St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	
                                                                                                                                                                        Riga,	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	 Tal-
                                                                                                                                                                        linn,	 Church-in-the-Rock	 in	 Helsinki,	
                                                                                                                                                                        Vyborg	Castle	and	Peter-Paul	Fortress	
                                                                                                                                                                        in	St.	Petersburg
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                        king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                        king tour escorts on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 local	 French	 speaking	
                                                                                                                                                                        guides	 on	 tour	 MBC07,	 MBC11	 and	
                                                                                                                                                                        MBC15
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 1st	 class	 motor	 coaches	 or	
                                                                                                                                                                        1st	 class	 minivans	 throughout	 the	 iti-
                                                                                                                                                                        nerary
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Ferry	 ticket	 Tallinn-Helsinki	 OW	 (2nd	
                                                                                                                                                                        class)
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Portage	at	hotels	
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	and	VAT

                                                                                                                                                                     Optional:
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                                                                        Latvija:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                                                                                                        persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                                                                                                        van	(4-7	persons)		
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
                                                                                                                                                                        40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
                                                                                                                                                                        heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                                                                                                                                                        Visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                                                                                                                                        persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Seurasaari	
                                                                                                                                                                        Open-Air	Museum:	EUR	45.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
                                                                                                                                                                        to	the	Grand	Palace:	EUR	70.00	pp	
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
                                                                                                                                                                        sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Zarskoye	Selo	and	
                                                                                                                                                                        visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	pp
DAY 8 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                  DAY 9 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                  •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
                                                                                                                                                                        seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy          The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Russian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Na	
worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly           impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during              Zdorovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning             World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.   •	 Transfer	Hotel	Radisson	Sonya	to	air-
sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the        In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum         port:	 EUR	 60.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the   is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na         persons),	EUR	80.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                                                                                                        van	(4-7	persons)		
Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an         Zdoroviye.                                                                        •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(9	x	3	course	din-
optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the                                                                                         ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	250.00	pp
Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and        DAY 10 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky     Optional transfer to the airport.                                                 	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne” and                                                                                              tem in use throughout the Finnish and
                                                                                                                                                                       Russian	parts	of	the	tour
snacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9
                                                   Baltic Revelation
     June-September 2012,                          DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
       13 days/12 nights:                          Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or             Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an
                                                   similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                    optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden
                                                                                                                                          architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian
                                                   DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                                                dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.
                                                   Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.
                                                   The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a               DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
                                                   walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter            The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of
                                                   and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.              Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North
                                                   The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital             Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the
                                                   of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on            Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
                                                   an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at
                                                   Restaurant Belmontas.

                                                   DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA
                                                   Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites
                                                   of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent
                                                   Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.
                                                   Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of
                                                   Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu
                                                   Latvija**** or similar.
                  Dates:
                          MRE14: 29.07-10.08.12
                                                   DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA
MRE06:   03.06-15.06.12
MRE07:   10.06-22.06.12   MRE15: 05.08-17.08.12
                                                   Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering
MRE08:   17.06-29.06.12   MRE16: 12.08-24.08.12    medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning
MRE09:   24.06-06.07.12   MRE17: 19.08-31.08.12    scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to
MRE10:   01.07-13.07.12   MRE18: 26.08-07.09.12    the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the
MRE11:   08.07-20.07.12   MRE19: 02.09-14.09.12    Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return
MRE12:   15.07-27.07.12   MRE20: 09.09.-21.09.12   to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air
MRE13:   22.07-03.08.12                            Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers
Package prices per person:                         an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
     EUR 1295.00 (double occupancy)
     EUR 600.00 (single supplement)
                                                   DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
                                                   Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the
 Supplement for MRE06-MRE09                        three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles.
      EUR   100.00 (double occupancy)              The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral,
      EUR   100.00 (single supplement)             St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and
10
                                                                                    Including:
DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                                           •	 12	overnights	at	centrally	located	4-5	
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.            star hotels
The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops,            •	 12	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                    •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing            cocktail or juice
tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where        •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and              •	 Entrances	to	Old	University	in	Vilnius,	
the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered          Rundale	 Palace,	 St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	
                                                                                       Riga,	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	 Tal-
to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections. The      linn,	 Church-in-the	 Rock	 in	 Helsinki,	
evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.                   Vyborg	Castle	and	Peter-and-Paul	For-
                                                                                       tress	in	St.	Petersburg
                                                                                    •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-HELSINKI                                                       king tour escort on all tours
In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a           •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                       king tour escort on all tours
refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki,        •	 Service	of	French	speaking	tour	escort	
transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or similar, check-in. The balance of         on	tour	MRE07,	MRE11	and	MRE15
the day is reserved for exploring the Finnish capital individually.                 •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	1st	
                                                                                       class	minivans	throughout	the	itinerary
                                                                                    •	 Ferry	 ticket	 Tallinn-Helsinki	 OW	 (2nd	
DAY 9 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                                               class)
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture          •	 Portage	at	hotels	
and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The       •	 Service	and	VAT
sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours, up central Mannerheim Street         Optional:
and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument       •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
and for a visit at the famous Church-in the-Rock. The afternoon offers an              Lietuva:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of             persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                       van	(4-7	persons)		
the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.              •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Trakai	and	visit	to	
                                                                                       Trakai	Castle:	EUR	40.00	pp
DAY 10 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG                                           •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmon-
                                                                                       tas:	EUR	40.00	pp
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the           •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Gauja	 National	
border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short                 Park:	EUR	50.00	pp
sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in   •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Open	Air	Mu-
St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or similar.                    seum:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                    •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                                                       EUR	35.00	pp
DAY 11 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                  •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy              40.00	pp
                                                                                    •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly               heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning              •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the            visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                    •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the       persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an          •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Seurasaari	
optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the        Open-Air	Museum:	EUR	45.00	pp
Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and         •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
                                                                                       to	the	Grand	Palace:	EUR	70.00	pp	
its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky      •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne” and              sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
snacks.                                                                             •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Zarskoye	 Selo	 and	
                                                                                       visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	pp
                                                                                    •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
DAY 12 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                      seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the         •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdro-
                                                                                       rovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during             •	 Transfer	Hotel	Radisson	Sonya	to	air-
World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.        port:	 EUR	 60.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum           persons),	EUR	80.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                       van	(4-7	persons)	
is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na        •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(12	x	3	course	din-
Zdoroviye.                                                                             ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	325.00	pp
                                                                                    	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
DAY 13 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE                                             tem in use throughout the Finnish and
Optional transfer to the airport.                                                     Russian	parts	of	the	tour
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                                Krakow




                                                Central European Panorama
                                                DAY 1 (SATURDAY): ARRIVAL PRAGUE
       June-August 2012,                        Arrival in Prague, optional transfer to Hotel Novotel Praha Venceslas Square****
         9 days/8 nights:                       or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

                                                DAY 2 (SUNDAY): PRAGUE
                                                Prague has been a cultural centre of central Europe for the over 1,100 years of
                                                its existence and 20 years after the velvet revolution it is more than ever one
                                                of the most beautiful and exciting cities of the world. The morning sightseeing
                                                tour takes us to the Old Town with the Old Town Square surrounded by
                                                historical buildings such as the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical
                                                Clock, the imposing St. Nicholas Church and Church of Our Lady, the Jewish
                                                Quarter and the Wenceslas Square. The afternoon offers an optional tour to the
                                                castle area with Prague Castle, residence of Czech Kings, St. Vitus Cathedral,
                                                the Golden Lane with fairy small houses, the Kings Road, the Lesser Town and
                                                the Charles Bridge. The evening is offering a fabulous dinner cruise on the
                                                Vltava-River.

                                                DAY 3 (MONDAY): PRAGUE
                                                The morning offers an optional half day tour to the impressive Bohemian Gothic
                                                Karlstejn Castle, located about 35 km southwest of Prague in the Karlstejn
                                                village. We admire the rich interior of the caste and the stunning views of
                                                Karlstejn and the surrounding countryside. The rest of the day is reserved for
                                                exploring more of the Golden City on own hand.
                 Dates:                         DAY 4 (TUESDAY): PRAGUE-KRAKOW
MCP10: 30.06-08.07.12   MCP15: 04.08-12.08.12   Today we head for Brno, the capital of Moravia and a charming historical town
MCP12: 14.07-22.07.12   MCP16: 11.08-19.08.12
                                                dominated by the Spilberk Royal Castle and the Peter and Paul Cathedral. After
MCP14: 28.07-05.08.12   MCP17: 18.08-26.08.12
                                                a lunch break we continue via the mining town of Ostrava into the picturesque
                                                mountainous South of Poland. We reach Krakow in the late afternoon and
Package prices per person:                      check-in at Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow****.
     EUR 895.00 (double occupancy)
     EUR 350.00 (single supplement)             DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY): KRAKOW
                                                For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries
                                                the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing    Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka
                                                tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian         Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters.
                                                University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel          The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

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                                                                                                                                                                       Including:
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 8	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                                                                                                          star hotels
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 8	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                          cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Personalized	welcome	package
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Entrances	to	Old	Town	Hall	in	Prague,	
                                                                                                                                                                          Wawel	 Castle	 in	 Krakow,	 Jasna	 Gora	
                                                                                                                                                                          Monastery	 in	 Czestochowa	 and	 St.	
                                                                                                                                                                          John’s	Cathedral	in	Warsaw	
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Service	 of	 German	 and	 English	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                          king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                          king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Service	of	1st	class	coach	or	1st	class	
                                                                                                                                                                          minivan	throughout	the	itinerary	
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Portage	at	hotel
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Service	and	VAT




                                                                                                                                                                       Optional:
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Transfer	from	airport	to	Hotel	Novotel	
                                                                                                                                                                          Praha	 Venceslas	 Square:	 EUR	 35.00	
                                                                                                                                                                          for	private	car	(1-3	persons),			
                                                                                                                                                                          EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	 minivan	 (4-7	
                                                                                                                                                                          persons)
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 3	 hours	 tour	 of	 the	 Prague	 Castle	
                                                                                                                                                                          area:	EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 4	 hours	 excursion	 and	 	 dinner	 cruise	
                                                                                                                                                                          at	the	Vltava-River:	EUR	55.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 4	hours	excursion	to	Karlstejn	Castle:	
                                                                                                                                                                          EUR	50.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Wieliczka	 Salt	
                                                                                                                                                                          Mine:	EUR	60.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Hawelka:	
                                                                                                                                                                          EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 3-hour	excursion	to		the	Royal	Lazien-
                                                                                                                                                                          ki	Park	with	Palace	on	the	Water:		
                                                                                                                                                                          EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                       •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Zelozawa	 Wola:	
DAY 6 (THURSDAY): KRAKOW-WARSAW                                                    DAY 8 (SATURDAY): WARSAW                                                               EUR	60.00	pp
We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the        The morning offers an excursion to Zelozawa Wola, the romantic birthplace of        •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Podwale:	
Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying           the Polish composer and pianist, Frederyk Chopin, who played an exceptional            EUR	40.00	pp	
plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at        role in shaping Polish national identity. The afternoon is reserved for exploring   •	 Transfer	 from	 Hotel	 Novotel	 Centrum	
Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.                                       more of Warsaw’s secrets individually. The evening offers an optional Polish           Warsaw	to	airport:	EUR	30.00	for	pri-
                                                                                                                                                                          vate	car	(1-3	persons),	EUR	50.00	for	
                                                                                   dinner at Restaurant Podwale.                                                          private	minivan	(4-7	persons)	
DAY 7 (FRIDAY): WARSAW                                                                                                                                                 •	 Half	board	at	hotel	(8	x	3	course	din-
Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old        DAY 9 (SUNDAY): WARSAW DEPARTURE                                                       ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	200.00	pp	
Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old            Optional transfer to the airport.
Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square
and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal
Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                13
                              Vilnius




                         Krakow




                                                Central European and Baltic Explorer
       June-August 2012,                        DAY 1 (SATURDAY): ARRIVAL PRAGUE
        11 days/10 nights:                      Arrival in Prague, optional transfer to Hotel Novotel Praha Venceslas Square****   University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel
                                                or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                             Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka
                                                                                                                                   Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters.
                                                DAY 2 (SUNDAY): PRAGUE                                                             The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.
                                                Prague has been a cultural centre of central Europe for the over 1,100 years of
                                                its existence and 20 years after the velvet revolution it is more than ever one    DAY 6 (THURSDAY): KRAKOW-WARSAW
                                                of the most beautiful and exciting cities of the world. The morning sightseeing    We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the
                                                tour takes us to the Old Town with the Old Town Square surrounded by               Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying
                                                historical buildings such as the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical        plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at
                                                Clock, the imposing St. Nicholas Church and Church of Our Lady, the Jewish         Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.
                                                Quarter and the Wenceslas Square. The afternoon offers an optional tour to the
                                                castle area with Prague Castle, residence of Czech Kings, St. Vitus Cathedral,     DAY 7 (FRIDAY): WARSAW
                                                and the Golden Lane with fairy small houses, the Kings Road, the Lesser Town       Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old
                                                and the Charles Bridge. The evening is offering a fabulous dinner cruise on        Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old
                                                the Vltata-River.                                                                  Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square
                                                                                                                                   and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal
                                                DAY 3 (MONDAY): PRAGUE                                                             Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water.
                                                The morning offers an optional half day tor to the impressive Bohemian Gothic
                                                Karlstejn Castle, located about 35 km southwest of Prague in the Karlstejn
                                                village. We admire the rich interior of the caste and the stunning views of
                                                Karlstejn and the surrounding countryside. The rest of the day is reserved for
                                                exploring more of the Golden City on own hand.

                                                DAY 4 (TUESDAY): PRAGUE-KRAKOW
                 Dates:                         Today we head for Brno, the capital of Moravia and a charming historical town
                                                dominated by the Spilberk Royal Castle and the Peter and Paul Cathedral. After
MCX10: 30.06-10.07.12   MCX15: 04.08-14.08.12
MCX12: 14.07-24.07.12   MCX16: 11.08-21.08.12
                                                a lunch break we continue via the mining town of Ostrava into the picturesque
MCX14: 28.07-07.08.12   MCX17: 18.08-28.08.12   mountainous South of Poland. We reach Krakow in the late afternoon and
                                                check-in at Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow****.
Package prices per person:
     EUR 1095.00 (double occupancy)             DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY): KRAKOW
      EUR 450 .00 (single supplement)           For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries
                                                the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing
                                                tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian
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                                                                                                                          Including:
                                                                                                                          •	 10	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                                                             star hotels
                                                                                                                          •	 10	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                          •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                             cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                          •	 Personalized	welcome	package
                                                                                                                          •	 Entrances	to	Old	Town	Hall	in	Prague,	
                                                                                                                             Wawel	 Castle	 in	 Krakow,	 Jasna	 Gora	
                                                                                                                             Monastery	in	Czestochowa,	St.	John’s	
                                                                                                                             Cathedral	 in	 Warsaw	 and	 Old	 Univer-
                                                                                                                             sity	in	Vilnius
                                                                                                                          •	 Service	 of	 German	 and	 English	 spea-
                                                                                                                             king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                          •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                             king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                          •	 Service	of	1st	class	coach	or	1st	class	
                                                                                                                             minivan	throughout	the	itinerary	
                                                                                                                          •	 Portage	at	hotel
                                                                                                                          •	 Service	and	VAT




                                                                                                                          Optional:
                                                                                                                          •	 Transfer	from	airport	to	Hotel	Novotel	
                                                                                                                             Praha	 Venceslas	 Square:	 EUR	 35.00	
                                                                                                                             for	 private	 car	 (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	
                                                                                                                             55.00	 for	 private	 minivan	 (4-7	 per-
                                                                                                                             sons)
                                                                                                                          •	 3	 hours	 to	 of	 the	 Prage	 Castle	 area:	
                                                                                                                             EUR	35.00	pp
DAY 8 (SATURDAY): WARSAW                                                            DAY 11 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS DEPARTURE   •	 4	 hours	 excursion	 and	 dinner	 cruise	
The morning offers an excursion to Zelozawa Wola, the romantic birthplace of        Optional transfer to the airport.        on	the	Vltava-River:	EUR	55.00	pp
the Polish composer and pianist, Frederyk Chopin, who played an exceptional                                               •	 4	hours	excursion	to	Karlstejn	Castle:	
                                                                                                                             EUR	50.00	pp
role in shaping Polish national identity. The afternoon is reserved for exploring                                         •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Wieliczka	 Salt	
more of Warsaw’s secrets individually. The evening offers an optional Polish                                                 Mine:	EUR	60.00	pp
dinner at Restaurant Podwale.                                                                                             •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Hawelka:	
                                                                                                                             EUR	40.00	pp
DAY 9 (SUNDAY): WARSAW-VILNIUS                                                                                            •	 3-hour	excursion	to		the	Royal	Lazien-
                                                                                                                             ki	Park	with	Palace	on	the	Water:	EUR	
We continue through the well forested North Poland along the eastern fringe                                                  40.00	pp
of the Masurian Lakeland, a myriad of postglacial lakes representing some of                                              •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Zelozawa	 Wola:	
the most beautiful nature in the whole of Poland. We continue into Lithuania                                                 EUR	60.00	pp
and driving through the Dzukija region, densely covered with pine forests,                                                •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Podwale:	
before we arrive in the late afternoon to Vilnius. Check in at Hotel Radisson                                                EUR	40.00	pp	
Blu Lietuva**** or similar.                                                                                               •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Trakai	and	visit	to	
                                                                                                                             Trakai	Castle:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                          •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmon-
DAY 10 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                                                                                     tas:	EUR	40.00	pp
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.                                              •	 Transfer	 from	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	
The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a                                                     Lietuva	 to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 pri-
walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter                                                  vate	car	(1-3	persons),	EUR	55.00	for	
                                                                                                                             private	minivan	(4-7	persons)	
and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.                                                 •	 Half	board	at	hotel	(10	x	3	course	din-
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital                                                   ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	250.00	pp	
of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on
an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at
Restaurant Belmontas.
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                                                Polish and Baltic Jewels
     July-September 2012,                       DAY 1 (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL KRAKOW
       13 days/12 nights:                       Arrival in Krakow, optional transfer to Hotel Novotel Centrum Krakow**** or
                                                similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

                                                DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY): KRAKOW
                                                For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries
                                                the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing
                                                tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian
                                                University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel
                                                Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka
                                                Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters.
                                                The evening offer an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

                                                DAY 3 (THURSDAY): KRAKOW-WARSAW
                                                We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the
                                                Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying
                                                plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at
                                                Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.

                                                DAY 4 (FRIDAY): WARSAW
                                                Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old
                                                Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old
                                                Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square
                                                and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal
                Dates:                          Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water.
MPB10: 03.07-15.07.12   MPB15: 07.08-19.08.12
MPB12: 17.07-29.07.12   MPB16: 14.08-26.08.12   DAY 5 (SATURDAY): WARSAW
MPB14: 31.07-12.08.12   MPB17: 21.08-02.09.12   The morning offers an excursion to Zelozawa Wola, the romantic birthplace of
                                                the Polish composer and pianist, Frederyk Chopin, who played an exceptional
Package prices per person:                      role in shaping Polish national identity. The afternoon is reserved for exploring
     EUR 1195.00 (double occupancy)             more of Warsaw’s secrets individually. The evening offers an optional Polish
     EUR 550 .00 (single supplement)            dinner at Restaurant Podwale.



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                                                                                                                                                                           Including:
DAY 6 (SUNDAY): WARSAW-VILNIUS                                                                                                                                             •	 12	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
We continue through the well forested North Poland along the eastern fringe                                                                                                   star hotels
of the Masurian Lakeland, a myriad of postglacial lakes representing some of                                                                                               •	 12	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
the most beautiful nature in the whole of Poland. We continue into Lithuania                                                                                                  cocktail or juice
and driving through the Dzukija region, densely covered with pine forests,                                                                                                 •	 Personalized	welcome	package	
before we arrive in the late afternoon to Vilnius, Check in at Hotel Radisson                                                                                              •	 Entrances	 to	 Wawel	 Castle	 in	 Kra-
Blu Lietuva**** or similar.                                                                                                                                                   kow,	Jasna	Gora	Monastery	in	Czesto-
                                                                                                                                                                              chowa,	 St.	 John’s	 Cathedral	 in	 War-
                                                                                                                                                                              saw,	Old	University	in	Vilnius,	Rundale	
DAY 7 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                                                                                                                                       Palace,	St.	Peter’s	Church	in	Riga,	and	
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.                                                                                                  medieval	Old	Town	Hall	in	Tallinn	
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a                                                                                                      king tour escort on all tours
walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter                                                                                                •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.                                                                                                     king tour escort on all tours
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital                                                                                                 •	 Service	 of	 local	 French	 speaking	
                                                                                                                                                                              guides on tour MPB10 and MPB14
of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on                                                                                                •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at                                                                                                  1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
Restaurant Belmontas.                                                                                                                                                         nerary
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Portage	at	hotels	
DAY 8 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA                                                                                                                                              •	 Service	and	VAT
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites
of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent                                                                                            Optional:
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Novotel	Cen-
Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.                                                                                                          trum	 Krakow:	 EUR	 40.00	 for	 private	
Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of                                                                                                  car	 (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 60.00	 for	 pri-
Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu                                                                                                  vate	minivan	(4-7	persons)
Latvija**** or similar.                                                                                                                                                    •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Wieliczka	 Salt	
                                                                                                                                                                              Mine:	EUR	60.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Hawelka:	
DAY 9 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA                                                                                                                                                       EUR	40.00	pp
Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering                                                                                                  •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Royal	Lazienki	
medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning                                                                                                  Park	and	visit	to	Palace	on	the	Water:	
                                                                                                                                                                              EUR	40.00	pp
scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to                                                                                                   •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Zelozawa	 Wola:	
the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida, and see the ruins of the                                                                                                  EUR	60.00	pp
Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return                                                                                            •	 Polish	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Podwale:	
                                                                                                                                                                              EUR	40.00	pp	
to Riga. The afternoon offers and optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Trakai	and	visit	to	
Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers                                                                                                Trakai	Castle:	EUR	40.00	pp
an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.                                                                                                                           •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmon-
                                                                                                                                                                              tas:	EUR	40.00	pp
DAY 10 (THURSDAY): RIGA                                                                                                                                                    •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Gauja	 National	
                                                                                                                                                                              Park:	EUR	50.00	pp
Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert is the largest of the 3                                                                                                   •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Open	Air	Mu-
Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles.                                                                                               seum:	EUR	40.00	pp
The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St.             DAY 12 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                                          •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House                                                                                                    EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                       Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.         •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 	 EUR	
and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to           The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops,               40.00	pp
Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and        galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing         •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish          tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where           heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
Restaurant La Boheme.                                                                                                                                                      •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                                                                       we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and                 visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                       the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered       •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
DAY 11 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                                          to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections. The      persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of          evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.                •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North                                                                                                  to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                                                                                                                                              (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the        DAY 13 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE                                                     minivan	(4-7	persons)
Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.                                             Optional transfer to the airport.                                                   •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(12	x	3	course	din-
                                                                                                                                                                              ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	300.00	pp

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                                                   The Czar Route
     June-September 2012,                          DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL HELSINKI                                                    DAY 5 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
                                                   Arrival in Helsinki, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or          The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the
        9 days/8 nights:                           similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                 impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during
                                                                                                                                       World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
                                                   DAY 2 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                                            In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum
                                                   Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and            is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na
                                                   this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The           Zdoroviye.
                                                   sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and Mannerheim Street and by
                                                   the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and
                                                   for a visit at the famous Church-in the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional
                                                   excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city
                                                   with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

                                                   DAY 3 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG
                                                   Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the
                                                   border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short
                 Dates:                            sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in
MCR07: 10.06-18.06.12    MCR15:   05.08-13.08.12   St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or similar.
MCR08: 17.06-25.06.12    MCR16:   12.08-20.08.12
MCR09: 24.06-02.07.12    MCR17:   19.08-27.08.12
                                                   DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
MCR10: 01.07-09.07.12    MCR18:   26.08-03.09.12
MCR11: 08.07-16.07.12    MCR19:   02.09-10.09.12
                                                   St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy
MCR12: 15.07- 23.07.12   MCR20:   09.09-17.09.12   worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly
MCR13: 22.07-30.07.12    MCR21:   16.09-24.09.12   given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning
MCR14: 29.07-06.08.12                              sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the
                                                   Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church
Package prices per person:                         of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon
     EUR   995.00 (double occupancy)               offers an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time
     EUR   450 .00 (single supplement)             of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and
 Supplement for MCR07-MCR10                        Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit
      EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)                to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian
      EUR 100.00 (single supplement)               “champagne” and snacks.
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                                                                                DAY 7 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW
                                                                                Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and         Including:
                                                                                its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 8	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4-5	
                                                                                made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning           star hotels
                                                                                sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with   •	 8	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow          •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered          cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Personalised	welcome	package
                                                                                an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals.         •	 Entrances	 to	 Church-in-the-Rock	 in	
                                                                                The evening offers an optional excursion with a cruise on the Moscow River.             Helsinki,	 Vyborg	 Castle,	 Peter-Paul	
                                                                                                                                                                        Fortress	in	St.	Petersburg	and	Moscow	
                                                                                                                                                                        Metro
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                        king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                                                                                                        king tour escorts on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 local	 French	 speaking	
                                                                                                                                                                        guides	 on	 tour	 MCR08,	 MCR12	 and	
                                                                                                                                                                        MCR16
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                                                                                                                                        1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
                                                                                                                                                                        nerary
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Sapsan	 high-speed	 train	 St.	 Peters-
                                                                                                                                                                        burg-Moscow	OW	(2nd	class)	
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Portage	at	hotels	and	railway	stations	
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Service	and	VAT

                                                                                                                                                                     Optional:
DAY 6 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW                                                                                                                                •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                                                                        Plaza:	 EUR	 80.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion                                                                                           persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	mini-
and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the                                                                                                 van	(4-7	persons)	
Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for                                                                                               •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Seurasaari	
Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the                                                                                            Open-Air	Museum:	EUR	45.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel                                                                                            to	the	Grand	Palace:	EUR	70.00	pp	
Holiday Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.                                                                                                                                  •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
                                                                                                                                                                        sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Zarskoye	Selo	and	
                                                                                                                                                                        visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	
                                                                                                                                                                        pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
                                                                                                                                                                        seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdro-
                                                                                                                                                                        rovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	 guided	 shopping	 tour:	 EUR	
                                                                                                                                                                        35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kremlin	and	visit	
                                                                                                                                                                        to	the	cathedrals:	EUR	50.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Novodevichy	Con-
                                                                                                                                                                        vent:	EUR	55.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 3-hour	 excursion	 and	 cruise	 on	 the	
                                                                                DAY 8 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                                  Moscow	River:	EUR	45.00	pp
                                                                                The morning offers an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th              •	 Visit	to	Old	Russian	Circus:	EUR	70.00	
                                                                                                                                                                        pp
                                                                                century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups          •	 Transfer	Hotel	Holiday	Inn	Lesnaya	to	
                                                                                of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy                airport:	EUR	80.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                Cemetery is Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The              persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                                                                                                        van	(4-7	persons)		
                                                                                balance of the day is reserved for exploring more of Moscow individually. The        •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(8	x	3	course	din-
                                                                                evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.                             ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	240.00	pp

                                                                                DAY 9 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                                     	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
                                                                                Optional transfer to the airport.                                                      tem in use throughout the tour

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                                                   Russian Capitals
      May-October 2012,                            DAY 1 (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL ST. PETERSBURG
       7 days/ 6 nights:                           Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or
                                                   similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

                                                   DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
                                                   St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy
                                                   worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly
                                                   given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning
                                                   sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the
                                                   Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the
                                                   Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an
                                                   optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the
                                                   Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and
                                                   its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky
                                                   Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne” and
                 Dates:                            snacks.
MRC01: 01.05-07.05.12    MRC14:   31.07-06.08.12
MRC04: 22.05-28.05.12    MRC15:   07.08-13.08.12
MRC06: 05.06-11.06.12    MRC16:   14.08-20.08.12
                                                   DAY 3 (THURSDAY): ST .PETERSBURG
MRC07: 12.06-18.06.12    MRC17:   21.08-27.08.12
                                                   The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the
MRC08: 19.06-25.06.12    MRC18:   28.08-03.09.12   impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during
MRC09: 26.06-02.07.12    MRC19:   04.09-10.09.12   World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
MRC10: 03.07-09.07.12    MRC20:   11.09-17.09.12   In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum
MRC11: 10.07- 16.07.12   MRC21:   18.09-24.09.12   is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na
MRC12: 17.07- 23.07.12   MRC22:   25.09-01.10.12   Zdoroviye.
MRC13: 24.07- 30.07.12
                                                   DAY 4 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
Package prices per person:                         The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion
     EUR 695.00 (double occupancy)
                                                   and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the
     EUR 350 .00 (single supplement)
                                                   Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for
         Supplement for                            Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the
      MRC04+MRC06-MRC10                            River Volga. In the evening we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Holiday
      EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)                Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.
      EUR 100.00 (single supplement)

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                                                                                     Including:
                                                                                     •	 6	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                        star hotels
                                                                                     •	 6	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                     •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                        cocktail or juice
                                                                                     •	 Personalised	welcome	package
                                                                                     •	 Entrances	to	Peter-Paul	Fortress	in	St.	
                                                                                        Petersburg and Moscow Metro
                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                        king tour escort on all tours
                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
                                                                                        king tour escorts on all tours
                                                                                     •	 Service	 of	 local	 French	 speaking	
                                                                                        guides	 on	 tour	 MRC08,	 MRC12	 and	
                                                                                        MRC16
                                                                                     •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                                                        1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
                                                                                        nerary
                                                                                     •	 Sapsan	 high-speed	 train	 St.	 Peters-
                                                                                        burg-Moscow	OW	(2nd	class)
                                                                                     •	 Portage	at	hotels	and	railway	stations
                                                                                     •	 Service	and	VAT



                                                                                     Optional:
                                                                                     •	 Transfer	 airport	 to	 Hotel	 Radisson	
                                                                                        Sonya:	EUR	60.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                        persons),	EUR	80.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                        van	(4-7	persons)
                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
                                                                                        to	the	Grand	Palace:	EUR	70.00	pp	
                                                                                     •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
                                                                                        sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
DAY 5 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW                                                             •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Zarskoye	Selo	and	
                                                                                        visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and            pp
its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have           •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning           seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with   •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdro-
                                                                                        rovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow
                                                                                     •	 3-hour	 guided	 shopping	 tour:	 EUR	
University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered          35.00	pp
an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals.         •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kremlin	and	visit	
The evening offers an optional excursion with a cruise on the Moscow River.             to	the	cathedrals:	EUR	50.00	pp	
                                                                                     •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Novodevichy	Con-
DAY 6 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                                  vent:	EUR	55.00	pp
The day offers an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century          •	 3-hour	 excursion	 and	 cruise	 on	 the	
                                                                                        Moscow	River:	EUR	45.00	pp
cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings     •	 Visit	 to	 Old	 Russian	 Circus:	 EUR	 70.00	
and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is                 pp
Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the        •	 Transfer	Hotel	Holiday	Inn	Lesnaya	to	
day is reserved for exploring more of Moscow individually. The evening offers           airport:	EUR	80.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.                                            persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                        van	(4-7	persons)
                                                                                     •	 Half	 board	 (6	 x	 3	 course	 dinner	 with	
DAY 7 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                                        coffee/tea):	EUR	180.00	pp
Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                                                     	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
                                                                                       tem in use throughout the tour

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                                      Suzdal




                                                Russian Capitals and Golden Ring
       June-August 2012,                        DAY 1 (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL ST. PETERSBURG
        10 days/ 9 nights:                      Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or
                                                similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

                                                DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
                                                St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy
                                                worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly
                                                given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning
                                                sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the
                                                Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the
                                                Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an
                                                optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the
                                                Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and
                                                its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky
                                                Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne” and
                                                snacks.

                                                DAY 3 (THURSDAY): ST .PETERSBURG
                                                The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the
                                                impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during
                 Dates:                         World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
MGR09: 26.06-05.07.12   MGR14: 31.07-09.08.12   In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum
MGR11:10.07- 19.07.12   MGR15: 07.08-16.08.12   is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na
MGR13:24.07- 02.08.12   MGR16: 14.08-23.08.12   Zdoroviye.
Package prices per person:                      DAY 4 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
     EUR   995.00 (double occupancy)            The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion
     EUR   450 .00 (single supplement)          and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the
      Supplement for MGR09                      Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for
      EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)
                                                Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the
      EUR 100.00 (single supplement)            River Volga. In the evening we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Holiday
                                                Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.
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                                                                                         Including:
                                                                                         •	 9	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                            star hotels
                                                                                         •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                         •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                            cocktail or juice
                                                                                         •	 Personalised	welcome	package
DAY 5 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW                                                                 •	 Entrances	to	Peter-Paul	Fortress	in	St.	
                                                                                            Petersburg	 and	 Moscow	 Metro,	 the	
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and                Trinity	 Lavra	 of	 St.	 Sergius	 in	 Sergiev	
its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have                  Posad	and	the	Church	of	the	Interces-
made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning               sion	on	the	Nerl	in	Bogolyubovo
sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with       •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                                                                            king tour escort on all tours
Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow              •	 Service	 of	 Italian	 and	 Spanish	 spea-
University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered              king tour escorts on all tours
an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals. The         •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                                                            1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
evening offers an optional excursion with a cruise on the Moscow River.                     nerary
                                                                                         •	 Sapsan	 high-speed	 train	 St.	 Peters-
DAY 6 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                                      burg-Moscow	OW	(2nd	class)
The day offers an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century              •	 Portage	at	hotels	and	railway	stations
cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings         •	 Service	and	VAT
and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s
most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved     Optional:
for exploring more of Moscow individually. The evening offers an optional visit to       •	 Transfer	 airport	 to	 Hotel	 Radisson	
the Old Russian Circus.                                                                     Sonya:	EUR	60.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                            persons),	EUR	80.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                            van	(4-7	persons)
DAY 7 (MONDAY): MOSCOW-VLADIMIR-SUZDAL                                                   •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Peterhof	and	visit	
Today we start our journey on the Golden Ring of ancient Russian towns. We first            to	 the	 Grand	 Palace:	 EUR	 70.00	 pp	
go to the town of Sergiev Posad to visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most      •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaev-
                                                                                            sky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox              •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Zarskoye	Selo	and	
Church. After that we drive through scenic Russian landscapes to Vladimir, one              visit	to	Catherine’s	Palace:	EUR	60.00	
of the ancient capitals of Russia We see the Assumption Cathedral and the St.               pp
Demetrius Cathedral, both world heritage sites and the Golden Gate. In the late          •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Mu-
                                                                                            seum:	EUR	45.00	pp
afternoon we continue to Suzdal and check-in at the Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad****          •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdro-
or similar.                                                                                 rovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
                                                                                         •	 3-hour	 guided	 shopping	 tour:	 EUR	
DAY 8: (TUESDAY): SUZDAL                                                                    35.00	pp
                                                                                         •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kremlin	and	visit	
Dating back almost a thousand year Suzdal is a small fairytale town with an                 to	the	cathedrals:	EUR	50.00	pp
unsurpassed collection of ancient Russian architecture. During the optional              •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Novodevichy	Con-
whole day tour we discover all the treasures of Suzdal including the Kremlin, the           vent:	EUR	55.00	pp
Nativity Cathedral, the Museum of Wooden Architecture, St. Ethymius Monastery            •	 3-hour	 excursion	 and	 cruise	 on	 the	
                                                                                            Moscow	River:	EUR	45.00	pp
and the Transfiguration Cathedral.                                                       •	 Visit	to	Old	Russian	Circus:	EUR	70.00	
                                                                                            pp
DAY 9: (WEDNESDAY): SUZDAL – BOGOLYBOVO-MOSCOW                                           •	 8-hours	 tour	 of	 Suzdal	 and	 visit	 to	
This morning we drive to the nearby village of Bogolyubovo to admire the glare              Church	 of	 the	 Nativity,	 Museum	 of	
                                                                                            Wooden	 Architecture,	 St.	 Ethymius	
white light single-domed Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. The church is              Monastery	 and	 the	 Transfiguration	
built on a small hill, on a river meadow, in all its clarity and beauty it stands like      Cathedral:	EUR	80.00	pp	
a candle, growing out over the expanse of the meadow. We drive back to Moscow            •	 Transfer	Hotel	Holiday	Inn	Lesnaya	to	
                                                                                            airport:	EUR	80.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
and in the afternoon we check-in at Hotel Holiday Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.               persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                            van	(4-7	persons)
DAY 10: (THURSDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                                     •	 Half	 board	 (9	 x	 3	 course	 dinner	 with	
                                                                                            coffee/tea):	EUR	260.00	pp
Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                                                         	 UIETVOX	audio	communication	system	
                                                                                           in use throughout the tour
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                                                    Baltic and Russian Explorer
     June-September 2012,                           DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS                                                        DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
       16 days/15 nights:                           Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or             Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the
                                                    similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                    three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles.
                                                                                                                                           The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral,
                                                    DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS                                                                St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and
                                                    Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.           Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an
                                                    The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a               optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden
                                                    walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter            architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian
                                                    and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.              dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.
                                                    The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital
                                                    of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on            DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
                                                    an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at           The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of
                                                    Restaurant Belmontas.                                                                  Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North
                                                                                                                                           Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the
                                                    DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA                                                          Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
                                                    Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites
                   Dates:                           of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent        DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
MXP06:   03.06-18.06.12   MXP14:   29.07-13.08.12
                                                    Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.                   Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.
MXP07:   10.06-25.06.12   MXP15:   05.08-20.08.12
MXP08:   17.06-02.07.12   MXP16:   12.08-27.08.12
                                                    Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of           The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops,
MXP09:   24.06-09.07.12   MXP17:   19.08-03.09.12
                                                    Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu           galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing
MXP10:   01.07-16.07.12   MXP18:   26.08-10.09.12   Latvija**** or similar.                                                                tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where
MXP11:   08.07-23.07.12   MXP19:   02.09-17.09.12                                                                                          we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and
MXP12:   15.07-30.07.12   MXP20:   09.09-24.09.12   DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA                                                                the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered
MXP13:   22.07-06.08.12                             Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering              to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections. The
Package prices per person:                          medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning           evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
                                                    scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to
     EUR 1695.00 (double occupancy)
                                                    the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the            DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-HELSINKI
      EUR 750 .00 (single supplement)
                                                    Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return        In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a
 Supplement for MXP06-MXP09                         to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air         refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki,
      EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)                 Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers         transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or similar, check-in. The balance of
      EUR 100.00 (single supplement)                an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.                                       the day is reserved for exploring the Finnish capital individually.
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                                                                                                                                                 Including:
                                                                          DAY 13 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW                                 •	   15	overnights	at	centrally	located	4-5	star	hotels
                                                                          The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping          •	   15	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                          tour to fashion and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect.         •	   Welcome	meeting	with	champagne-cocktail	or	juice
                                                                          Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the          •	   Personalised	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                 •	   Entrances	 to	 Old	 University	 in	 Vilnius,	 Rundale	 Palace,	 St.	
                                                                          Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us           Peter’s	 Church	 in	 Riga,	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	 Tallinn,	
                                                                          through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the            Church-in-the	 Rock	 in	 Helsinki,	 Vyborg	 Castle,	 Peter-Paul-
                                                                          late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Holiday            Fortress	in	St.	Petersburg	and	Moscow	Metro
                                                                          Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.                                            •	   Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 speaking	 tour	 escort	 on	 all	
                                                                                                                                                      tours
                                                                                                                                                 •	   Service	of	Italian	and	Spanish	speaking	tour	escort	on	all	tours
                                                                          DAY 14 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW
                                                                                                                                                 •	   Service	of	French	speaking	tours	escort	on	tour	MXP07,	MXP11	
                                                                          Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the            and	MXP15	
                                                                          Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes           •	   Service	 of	 1st	 class	 motor	 coaches	 or	 1st	 class	 minivans	
                                                                          over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic          throughout	the	itinerary
                                                                          metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all     •	   Ferry	Tallinn-Helsinki	OW
DAY 9 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                                  the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the      •	   Sapsan	 high-speed	 train	 St.	 Petersburg-Moscow	 OW	 (2nd	
                                                                                                                                                      class)
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern        Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow
                                                                                                                                                 •	   Portage	at	hotels	and	railway	stations	
culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively          University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon    •	   Service	and	VAT
Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours,       is offered an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit
up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building,              to the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional excursion with a     Optional:
the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at          cruise on the Moscow River.
the famous Church-in the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional                                                                                  •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	Lietuva:	EUR	35.00	for	
                                                                                                                                                     private	 car	 (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	 minivan	 (4-7	
excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst            DAY 15 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                    persons)
of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around          The morning offers an optional excursion to Novidevichy Convent,       •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 Trakai	 and	 visit	 to	 Trakai	 Castle:	 EUR	
Finland.                                                                  a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most          40.00	pp
                                                                          beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures.       •	 Folklore	dinner	at	Restaurant	Belmontas:	EUR	40.00	pp
DAY 10 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG                                 The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s most prestigious         •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Gauja	National	Park:	EUR	50.00	pp
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after              resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved    •	 3-hour	excursion	to	the	Open	Air	Museum:	EUR	40.00	pp
crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take        for exploring more of Moscow individually. The evening offers an       •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                 •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Jurmala:	EUR	40.00	pp
time for a short sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In        optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.
                                                                                                                                                 •	 Latvian	dinner	at	Restaurant	La	Boheme:	EUR	40.00	pp
the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel                                                                             •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	
Radisson Sonya**** or similar.                                            DAY 16 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                          EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                          Optional transfer to the airport.                                      •	 Medieval	dinner	at	Restaurant	Peppersack:	EUR	40.00	pp
DAY 11 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                                                                               •		 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 the	 Seurasaari	 Open-Air	 Museum:	 EUR	
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums                                                                                  45.00	pp
enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals                                                                                   •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Peterhof	 and	 visit	 to	 the	 Grand	 Palace:	
                                                                                                                                                     EUR	70.00	pp	
have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”.
                                                                                                                                                 •	 Visit	to	folklore	show	at	the	Nikolaevsky	Palace:	EUR	50.00	pp
During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the                                                                               •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Zarskoye	 Selo	 and	 visit	 to	 Catherine’s	
splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace,                                                                                  Palace:	EUR	60.00	pp
St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky                                                                             •	 3-hour	visit	to	the	Hermitage	Art	Museum:	EUR	45.00	pp
Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional visit                                                                                    •	 Russian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Na	Zdrorovie:	EUR	60.00	pp
to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the                                                                                 •	 3-hour	guided	shopping	tour:	EUR	35.00	pp
Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water                                                                                 •	 3-hour	 excursion	 to	 Kremlin	 and	 visit	 to	 the	 cathedrals:	 EUR	
Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional                                                                                     50.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                 •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Novodevich	Convent:	EUR	55.00	pp
visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore
                                                                                                                                                 •	 3-hour	excursion	and	cruise	on	the	Moscow	River:	EUR	45.00	
show and Russian “champagne” and snacks.                                                                                                             pp
                                                                                                                                                 •	 Visit	to	Old	Russian	Circus:	EUR	70.00	pp	
DAY 12 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                                                                                •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Holiday	 Inn	 Lesnaya	 to	 airport:	 EUR	 80.00	 for	
The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo                                                                                   private	car	(1-3	persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	minivan	(4-7	
with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which                                                                                     persons)
vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s                                                                               •	 Half	 board	 at	 hotels	 (15	 x	 3	 course	 dinner	 with	 coffee/tea):	
                                                                                                                                                     EUR	415.00	pp
tri-centennial celebrations. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the
world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening                                                                                     	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 system	 in	 use	 throughout	 the	
enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na Zdoroviye.                                                                                       Finnish	and	Russian	parts	of	the	tour
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         Fagenes
 Stalheim
                   Geilo
Bergen




                                                                      Scandinavian and Russian Treasures
                                                                      DAY 1 (THURSDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN
                                                                      Arrival in Copenhagen, optional transfer to Hotel Scandic Copenhagen**** or       with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market and
                     June-September 2012,                                                                                                               the city centre with the St. Mary’s Church and Haakon’s Hall. We check-in at
                                                                      similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
                       19 days/18 nights                                                                                                                Hotel Scandic Neptun**** or similar.
                                                                      DAY 2 (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN-OSLO
                                                                      Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and one of Europe’s      DAY 5 (MONDAY): BERGEN-STALHEIM
                                                                      most romantic capitals with its old castles and churches and charming squares     The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning Norwegian fjord
                                                                      and harbours. The morning sightseeing tour will acquaint us with all the city’s   capital. In the early afternoon we travel to the historical town of Voss, which has
                                                                      treasures: the Little Mermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with    a scenic background of snow clad mountains. After a break here we continue
                                                                      its restaurants and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon we     towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, offering a stunning view down the
                                                                      embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry offers       Stalheim Gorge, Check-in at Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.
                                                                      a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and much more.
                                                                                                                                                        DAY 6 (TUESDAY): STALHEIM-FAGENES
                                                                      DAY 3 (SATURDAY): OSLO-GEILO                                                      Today we continue through the fjord region with its formidable water-drowned
                                                                      Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital and today it is a very       glacial valleys, flanked by impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where
                                                                      pleasant and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical and modern      we cross the Naroyfjord and reach the village of Flam. In the afternoon the
                                                                      architecture. Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning sightseeing tour. We      journey continues along the Aurlandfjord. We do a photo stop at the famous
                                                                      enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures         Borgund Stave Church before we continue to Fagenes. Check-in at Hotel Quality
                                                                      of Gustav Vigeland. We pass by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan,     Fagenes**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.
                                                                      leading to the Royal Palace. In the early afternoon we continue our journey to
                                     Dates:                           the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town   DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY): FAGENES-OSLO
             MSR06:        07.06-25.06.12   MSR12:   19.07-06.08.12   surrounded by mountains. Check-in at Dr. Holms Hotel**** or similar. Dinner       After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian fjords behind us and travel
             MSR08:        21.06-09.07.12   MSR14:   02.08-20.08.12
                                                                      at hotel.                                                                         back towards Oslo, which we reach early in the afternoon. Check-in at Hotel
             MSR10:        05.07-23.07.12   MSR16:   16.08-03.09.12                                                                                     Opera**** or similar. The balance of the day is spent for exploring more of the
             MSR11:        12.07-30.07.12   MSR18:   30.08-17.09.12
                                                                      DAY 4 (SUNDAY): GEILO-BERGEN                                                      Viking capital.
                                                                      Today we enter the breathtaking Norwegian nature. We continue through the
             Package prices per person:                               Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric traditions. We cross the Hardanger     DAY 8 (THURSDAY): OSLO-STOCKHOLM
                     EUR 2695.00 (double occupancy)                   mountain plateau and on the descent towards the fjord we pass the famous          Today we head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests. We
                     EUR 1195 .00 (single supplement)                 Voringsfossen Waterfall. We cross the Hardanger Fjord by ferry and continue       cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden. Throughout
                                                                      along its shores to Bergen. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains     the balance of the day we drive through typical Swedish landscapes with
              Supplement for MSR06+MSR08
                           EUR 100.00 (double occupancy)              the history of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is very          fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which evoke an atmosphere of
                           EUR 100.00 (single supplement)             noticeable in the city, especially at the city’s picturesque waterfront. The      intriguing fairytales. In the afternoon we arrive at Stockholm. Check-in at
                                                                      afternoon sightseeing tour introduces us to this remarkable Hanseatic city        Hotel Courtyard Stockholm**** or similar.

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DAY 9 (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM
Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most                  World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the           In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum
sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour            is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Na
takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the           Zdoroviye.
city centre with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.
                                                                                      DAY 16 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
DAY 10 (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM-HELSINKI                                                 The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion
The morning is free to explore more of Stockholm individually. Mid-afternoon          and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon we go to the
we leave for the pier to embark on the Tallink Silja Line overnight ferry bound       Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for
                                                                                                                                                                           Including:
for Helsinki. While we travel slowly down the archipelago past numerous               Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the         •	 16	overnights	at	centrally	located	4-5	
                                                                                                                                                                              star hotels
islands and islets we enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board the ship. And                 River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 1	overnight	at	ferry	Copenhagen-Oslo	
afterwards there is a wide choice of entertainment with bars, shops, casino           Holiday Inn Lesnaya**** or similar.                                                     OW,	inside-cabins
and much more.                                                                                                                                                             •	 1	overnight	at	ferry	Stockholm-Helsinki	
                                                                                      DAY 17 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW                                                               OW,	promenade	cabins
DAY 11 (SUNDAY): HELSINKI                                                             Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and         •	 18	x	buffet	breakfast
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and        its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have           •	 4	x	dinner	(3	x	3-course	hotel	dinner	
this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. Directly                                                                                                and	1	x	buffet	dinner	with	wines)	
                                                                                      made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Welcome	meeting
after disembarkation we start a sightseeing tour, which takes us around the           sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with   •	 Entrances	 Vyborg	 Castle,	 Peter	 and	
harbours, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the            Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow             Paul Fortress and Moscow Metro
Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and the famous Church-in the-               University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered       •	 Service	 of	 English	 speaking	 tour	 es-
Rock. At the end of the tour we check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza***** or          an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals.            corts on all tours
similar.                                                                              The evening offers an optional excursion with a cruise on the Moscow River.          •	 Service	 of	 Spanish	 speaking	 tour	 es-
                                                                                                                                                                              corts on all tours
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	and	
DAY 12 (MONDAY): HELSINKI                                                             DAY 18 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW                                                                 1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
The morning is reserved for exploring more of the Finish capital individually.        The day offers an optional excursion to Novidevichy Convent, a 16th century             nerary
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum,             cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings     •	 Sapsan	 high-speed	 train	 St.	 Peters-
an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all       and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is                 burg-Moscow	OW	(2nd	class)	
around Finland.                                                                       Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the        •	 Portage	at	hotels,	ferry	terminals	and	
                                                                                                                                                                              railway	stations
                                                                                      day is reserved for exploring more of Moscow individually. The evening offers
                                                                                                                                                                           •	 Service	and	VAT
DAY 13 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG                                             an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the
border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short                DAY 19 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE                                                    Optional:
sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in     Optional transfer to the airport.
St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Radisson Sonya**** or similar.                                                                                                        •	 Transfer	 airport	 to	 Hotel	 Scandic	
                                                                                                                                                                                     h
                                                                                                                                                                              Copen	 agen:	 EUR	 135.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                                                                                                              car	(1-3	persons),	EUR	155.00	for	pri-
DAY 14 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG                                                                                                                                            vate	car/minivan	(4-7	persons)
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy                                                                                                  •	 Guests	 will	 receive	 details	 from	 tour	
worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly                                                                                                      escort about optional tours
given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning                                                                                                     •	 Transfer	Hotel	Holiday	Inn	Lesnaya	to	
                                                                                                                                                                              airport:	EUR	80.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the                                                                                                   persons),	EUR	100.00	for	private	mini-
Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the                                                                                              van	(4-7	persons)
Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an
optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the
Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and                                                                                                     The most scenic,
its wonderful parks. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky                                                                                                 comprehensive and
Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian “champagne” and                                                                                                       complete tour of
snacks.                                                                                                                                                                     Scandinavia, Finland and
                                                                                                                                                                              Russia on the market
DAY 15 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
The morning is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the                                                                                                	 QUIETVOX	 audio	 communication	 sys-
impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during                                                                                                      tem in use throughout the Finnish and
                                                                                                                                                                             Russian	parts	of	the	tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27
         Fagenes
 Stalheim                                                                                                              introduces us to this remarkable Hanseatic city with the    Including:
                     Geilo                                                                                             Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish
Bergen                                                                                                                                                                             •	 8	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 4	
                                                                                                                       Market and the city centre with the st. Mary’s Church and      star hotels
                                                                                                                       Haakon’s Hall. We check-in at Hotel Scandic Neptun****      •	 1	overnight	at	ferry	Copenhagen-Oslo	
                                                                                                                       or similar.                                                    OW,	inside-cabins
                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                       DAY 5 (MONDAY): BERGEN-STALHEIM                             •	 3	x	dinner	(3	x	3-course	hotel	dinner)	
                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Welcome	meeting
                                                                                                                       The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning
                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Service	 of	 English	 speaking	 tour	 es-
                                                                                                                       Norwegian fjord capital. In the early afternoon we             corts on all tours

                                                       Fabulous Scandinavia                                            travel to the historical town of Voss, which has a scenic
                                                                                                                       background of snow clad mountains. After a break here
                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Service	 of	 Spanish	 speaking	 tour	 es-
                                                                                                                                                                                      corts on all tours
                                                                                                                       we continue towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim,          •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	and	
                                                                                                                       offering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge,              1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
                                                       DAY 1 (THURSDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN                                                                                           nerary
                                                                                                                       Check-in at Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at        •	 Portage	 at	 hotels	 and	 ferry	 terminals
                                                       Arrival in Copenhagen, optional transfer to Hotel Scandic       hotel.
         June-September 2012,                          Copenhagen**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                                       •	 Service	and	VAT

            10 days/9 nights                                                                                           DAY 6 (TUESDAY): STALHEIM-FAGENES
                                                       DAY 2 (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN-OSLO                                 Today we continue through the fjord region with its
                                                       Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively             formidable water-drowned glacial valleys, flanked by
                                                       city and one of Europe’s most romantic capitals with            impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where we cross
                                                       its old castles and churches and charming squares and           the Naroyfjord and reach the village of Flam. In the
                                                       harbours. The morning sightseeing tour will acquaint us         afternoon the journey continues along the Aurlandfjord.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Optional:
                                                       with all the city’s treasures: the Little Mermaid guarding      We do a photo stop at the famous Borgund Stave Church       •	 Transfer	 airport	 to	 Hotel	 Scandic	 Co-
                                                       the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants         before we continue to Fagenes. Check-in at Hotel Quality       penhagen:	EUR	135.00	for	private	car	
                                                                                                                                                                                      (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 155.00	 for	 private	
                                                       and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon      Fagenes**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.                       car/minivan		(4-7	persons)
                                                       we embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry bound                                                                         •	 Guests	 will	 receive	 details	 from	 tour	
                                                       for Oslo. The ferry offers a wide choice of restaurants,        DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY): FAGENES-OSLO                                escort about optional tours
                                                       bars, shops and much more.                                      After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian fjords      •	 Transfer	Hotel	Courtyard	Stockholm	to	
                                                                                                                                                                                      airport:	EUR	195.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                                                       behind us and travel back towards Oslo which we reach          persons),	EUR	215.00	for	private	mini-
                                                       DAY 3 (SATURDAY): OSLO-GEILO                                    early in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Opera**** or         van	(4-7	persons)
                                                       Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital            similar. The balance of the day is spent for exploring
                                                       and today it is a very pleasant and casual city with an         more of the Viking capital.
                                                       interesting jumble of historical and modern architecture.
                                                       Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning sightseeing           DAY 8 (THURSDAY): OSLO-STOCKHOLM
                                                       tour. We enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated         Today we head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian
                                                       with the unique sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. We pass          forests. We cross the border and enter the county of
                                                       by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading       Varmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of the day
                                                       to the Royal Palace. In the early afternoon we continue         we drive through typical Swedish landscapes with fertile
                                                       our journey to the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit        farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which evoke an
                     Dates:                            Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by             atmosphere of intriguing fairytales. In the afternoon
                                                       mountains. Check-in at Dr. Holms Hotel**** or similar.          we arrive at Stockholm. Check-in at Hotel Courtyard
  MFS06:    07.06-16.06.12   MFS12:   19.07-28.07.12
  MFS08:    21.06-30.06.12   MFS14:   02.08-11.08.12
                                                       Dinner at hotel.                                                Stockholm**** or similar.
  MFS10:    05.07-14.07.12   MFS16:   16.08-25.08.12
  MFS11:    12.07-21.07.12   MFS18:   30.08-08.09.12   DAY 4 (SUNDAY): GEILO-BERGEN                                    DAY 9 (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM
                                                       Today we really enter the breathtaking Norwegian nature.        Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly
                                                       We continue through the Hallingdal Valley, known for its        one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on
   Package prices per person:                          folkloric traditions. We cross the Hardanger mountain           14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the
         EUR 1495.00 (double occupancy)                plateau and on the descent towards the fjord we pass the        Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour
          EUR 595 .00 (single supplement)              famous Voringsfossen Waterfall. We cross the Hardanger          takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm
                                                       Fjord by ferry and continue along its shores to Bergen.         Cathedral and the city centre with its famous City Hall.
                                                       Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the           The afternoon is free for individual visits.
                                                       history of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and
                                                       this is very noticeable in the city, especially at the city’s   DAY 10 (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE
                                                       picturesque waterfront. The afternoon sightseeing tour          Optional transfer to the airport.
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                                                                                                                                                                  Including:
      Tallinn              Vihula                                                                                                                                 •	   7	 overnights	 at	 unique	 4	 star	 hotels
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   7	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   1	 x	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Boheme
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne	
Kuressaare                                                                                                                                                             cocktail or juice
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Personalized	welcome	package	
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Entrance	to	Old	Town	Hall	in	Tallinn	
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Service	of	English,	German	and	Italian	
                                                                                                                                                                       speaking tour escort on all tours

                                      Estonian Manors and Resorts                                                                                                 •	   Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                                                                                                                                       1st	 class	 minivan	 throughout	 the	 iti-
                                                                                                                                                                       nerary
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Ferry	Virtsu-Kuivastu-Virtsu
                                                                                                                                                                  •	   Portage	at	hotels
                                      DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN                               DAY 5 (TUESDAY): SAAREMAA-LAHEMAA                             •	   Service	and	VAT
                                      Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel von            The ferry brings us back to the mainland and we head
      August 2012,                    Stackelberg Tallinn****, which is located in the restored     south for Parnu, the prime summer resort in Estonia.
    8 days / 7 nights:                city estate of Baron Theophil von Stackelberg, check-in,      We do a tour of the resort and a leisurely stroll along
                                      welcome meeting.                                              the beach. After lunch break we head north through a
                                                                                                    magnificent scenery to Rakvere, a peaceful provincial         Optional:
                                      DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                     town still benefiting from its Hanseatic legacy. We stop      •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	von	Stackel-
                                      Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and      to see Rakvere Castle and after that a short drive brings        berg	Tallinn:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	
                                                                                                                                                                     (1-3	pax),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                      modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place      us to the Lahemaa National Park and to Vihula Manor,             van	(4-7	persons)
                                      in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir        a large, charming 16th century estate, which has been         •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                      markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. During the            painstakingly restored to a comfortable hotel and leisure        visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                      morning walking tour of the Old Town we see Toompea           resort. Check-in at Hotel Vihula Manor****.                   •	 6-hour	 excursion	 around	 Saaremaa	
                                      Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral                                                                            including	visit	to	Episcopal	Castle:	EUR	
                                                                                                                                                                     80.00	pp
                                      and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an           DAY 6: (WEDNESDAY): LAHEMAA                                   •	 6-hour	 excursion	 around	 Lahemaa	
                                      optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit   The Lahemaa National Park has been a protected park              National	Park	including	visit	to	Palmse	
                                      to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections.               since the 1970s and offers a blend of unspoiled flora and        Manor:	EUR	80.00	pp
                                                                                                    fauna, untouched rivers and lakes, small quaint villages      •	 Transfer	Hotel	Vihula	Manor	to	airport:	
                                      DAY 3 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-SAAREMAA                                                                                               EUR	 80.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	 pax),	
                                                                                                    and coastal towns, sandy beaches and old manor houses.           EUR	 120.00	 for	 private	 minivan	 (4-7	
                                      After breakfast we leave Tallinn for Haapsalu, a coastal      During an optional 6-hour trip we visit the ethnographical       persons)
                                      city with a turbulent history dating back to 1291 and a       village in Altja, the harbour in Vergi and the coastal
                                      favourite retreat of the Russian czars in the 19th century.   towns of Vosu and Kasmu. The highlight of the trip is the
                                      We take a stroll through the city centre and visit the        visit to the Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen
                                      ruins of the castle before we continue to Virtsu, where       family. On the way back to Vihula we also see the Sagadi
                                      we embark on the ferry to Kuivastu on Muhu Island and         Manor, a 17th century restored manor with a beautiful
                                      from here it is only an hour’s drive to Kuressaare and        manor house and delightful parks.
                                      Hotel Grand Rose****, check-in. The late afternoon is
                                      reserved using the exquisite spa facilities at the hotel.     DAY 7 (THURSDAY): LAHEMAA
                                                                                                    The day is reserved for leisure and individual activities.
                                      DAY 4 (MONDAY): SAAREMAA                                      Vihula Manor is beautifully set along the Mustoja River
                                      Saaremaa is the biggest Island in Estonia and during the      forming a pond around which the historical manor
                                      optional 6-hour tour we explore all its secrets. We start     buildings are located. Explore the beautiful parks of
              Dates:                  with a tour of Kuressaare, the largest town on the island,    Vihula Manor, embark on a hiking tour in the vast
         MEM14: 03.08-10.08.12        where many conquerors have left a worthy heritage of          forested area surrounding the estate, enjoy a picnic in
         MEM16: 17.08-24.08.12        Baroque, Gothic and Classicist architecture. We stroll        the unspoiled nature, discover more about Lahemaa
                                      though the town and visit the Episcopal Castle, the best      National Park on a bike, visit the sandy beaches and take
Package prices per person:            preserved medieval fortress in Estonia. After that we         a vigorous swim the Baltic Sea or visit the estate’s unique
   EUR   595.00 (double occupancy)    visit the windmills in Angla, the St. Catherine’s Church      Eco-SPA. The tour is concluded with a fine dinner at the
   EUR   300.00 (single supplement)   in Karja and Kali Craters before we return to Kuressaare.     stylish Restaurant La Boheme in the main manor house.

                                                                                                    DAY 8 (FRIDAY): LAHEMAA DEPARTURE
                                                                                                    Optional transfer to the airport.                                                                       29
                                                    Baltic Impressions
     June-September 2012,                           DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
       10 days/9 nights:                            Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or          visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with
                                                    similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                 the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers
                                                                                                                                        an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Luja.
                                                    DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS
                                                    After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the
                                                    Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university
                                                    town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and
                                                    the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to
                                                    Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens.
                                                    Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar.

                                                    DAY 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS
                                                    Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday
                                                    resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle
                                                    of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway
                                                    down to Vilnius. En route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former
                                                    summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the
                                                    palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check in at
                                                    Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.

                                                    DAY 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA
                   Dates:                           Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.
                                                    The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a
MBI06:   01.06-10.06.12   MBI14:   27.07-05.08.12
MBI07:   08.06-17.06.12   MBI15:   03.08-12.08.12
                                                    walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter
MBI08:   15.06-24.06.12   MBI16:   10.08-19.08.12   and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
MBI09:   22.06-01.07.12   MBI17:   17.08-26.08.12   After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we
MBI10:   29.06-08.07.12   MBI18:   24.08-02.09.12   visit the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake
MBI11:   06.07-15.07.12   MBI19:   31.08-09.09.12   Galve. The balance of the day is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive
MBI12:   13.07-22.07.12   MBI20:   07.09-16.09.12   late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Klaipeda**** or similar.
MBI13:   20.07-29.07.12
                                                    DAY 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
Package prices per person:                          The day is reserved for a full-day optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin,
     EUR 795.00 (double occupancy)                  100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with
     EUR 350 .00 (single supplement)                small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is
                                                    the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we
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DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA                                                                                                                                    Including:
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 9	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 3-4	
a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old                                                                                               star hotels
Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit                                                                                         •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue                                                                                            •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
to the Samogitia National Park, where we embark on a walking tour around                                                                                               cocktail or juice
the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Cross                                                                                        •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia                                                                                    •	 Entrances	 to	 Palmse	 Manor	 House,	
                                                                                                                                                                       Rundale	 Palace,	 Old	 University	 in	 Vil-
and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or                                                                                         nius,	 St.	 Peter’s	 Church	 in	 Riga	 and	
similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.                                                                                           medieval	Old	Town	Hall	in	Tallinn
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
DAY 7 (THURSDAY): RIGA                                                                                                                                                 king tour escort on all tours
Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert is the largest of the 3                                                                                            •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                                                                                                                                                       1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles.                                                                                        nerary
The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St.                                                                                          •	 Portage	at	hotels
Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House                                                                                          •	 Service	and	VAT
and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to
Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and
sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish
Restaurant La Boheme.

DAY 8 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of
Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North                                                                                        Optional:
Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the                                                                                     •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.                                                                                                                             Olympia:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	   	
                                                                                                                                                                       (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                                                                                                       minivan		(4-7	persons)		
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 8-hour	excursion	to	the	Curonian	Spit:	
                                                                                                                                                                       EUR	80.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Lithuanian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Luja:	
                                                                                                                                                                       EUR	35.00		pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                                                                                                                                       EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 4-hour	excursion	to	Jurmala:	EUR	40.00	
                                                                                                                                                                       pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Latvian	dinner	at	Restaurant	La	Boheme:	
                                                                                                                                                                       EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 3-hour	excursion	to	Kadriorg	Park	and	
                                                                                                                                                                       visit	to	Kadriorg	Palace:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                                                   DAY 9 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                                           persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                   Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.      •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
                                                                                   The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops,            to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                                                   galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing         (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                   tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where        minivan	(4-7	persons)
                                                                                                                                                                    •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(9	x	3	course	din-
                                                                                   we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and              ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	225.00	pp
                                                                                   medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to
                                                                                   Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collections. The
                                                                                   evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

                                                                                   DAY 10 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                                                                   Optional transfer to the airport.


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                                                Baltic Adventure
     June-September 2012,
                                                DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
       16 days/15 nights:                       Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or         and endless sand dunes. The first stop is at the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante.
             Dates:                             similar, check-in, welcome meeting.                                                After that we continue to Nida where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s
                                                                                                                                   Summer House and get acquainted with the charming resort town. Check-in
MBA07: 08.06-23.06.12   MBA13: 20.07-04.08.12
MBA08: 15.06-30.06.12   MBA14: 27.07-11.08.12
                                                DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS                                                    at Hotel Nidos Smilte***.
MBA09: 22.06-07.07.12   MBA15: 03.08-18.08.12
                                                After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the
MBA10: 29.06-14.07.12   MBA16: 10.08-25.08.12   Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university            DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY) – DAY 11 (MONDAY): NIDA
MBA11: 06.07-21.07.12   MBA17: 17.08-01.09.12   town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town             With its location at the Curonian Lagoon and its combination of old-fashioned
MBA12: 13.07-28.07.12   MBA18: 24.08-08.09.12   and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia        fishing village and fashionable sea resort Nida is one of the most attractive
                                                and Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful       places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast You will be spending a whole week on
Package prices per person:                      gardens. Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar.                            your own in this small paradise and there is enough to do: biking on the spit,
     EUR 1095.00 (double occupancy)                                                                                                hiking in the dunes, boating in the lagoon, swimming in the sea, sun bathing
      EUR 500 .00 (single supplement)           DAY 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS                                                      on the sandy beach, playing tennis in the sun, lunching on smoked fish,
                                                Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday       attending the many summer concerts and enjoying life in full scale.
        It is also possible to start to         resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle
  Baltic Adventure tour in Riga or Vilnius
                                                of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway
  FROM RIGA      Dates:                         down to Vilnius. En route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former
                                                summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the
MBR07: 06.06-21.06.12   MBR13: 18.07-02.08.12
MBR08: 13.06-28.06.12   MBR14: 25.07-09.08.12
                                                palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check in at
MBR09: 20.06-05.07.12   MBR15: 01.08-16.08.12   Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.
MBR10: 27.06-12.07.12   MBR16: 08.08-23.08.12
MBR11: 04.07-19.07.12   MBR17: 15.08-30.08.12   DAY 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA
MBR12: 11.07-26.07.12   MBR18: 22.08-06.09.12   Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches.
                                                The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a
The tour has one night less in Tallinn and
           one night more in Riga               walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter
                                                and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
FROM VILNIUS     Dates:                         After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we
MBV07: 10.06-25.06.12   MBV13: 22.07-06.08.12
                                                visit the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake
MBV08: 17.06-02.07.12   MBV14: 29.07-13.08.12   Galve. The balance of the day is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive
MBV09: 24.06-09.07.12   MBV15: 05.08-20.08.12   late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Klaipeda**** or similar.
MBV10: 01.07-16.07.12   MBV16: 12.08-27.08.12
MBV11: 08.07-23.07.12   MBV17: 19.08-03.09.12   DAY 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA-NIDA
MBV12: 15.07-30.07.12   MBV18: 26.08-10.09.12   Today we continue to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between
The tour has one night less in Tallinn and
                                                the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests
          one night more in Vilnius

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                                                                                                                                                                      Including:
DAY 12 (TUESDAY): NIDA-KLAIPEDA
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 15	overnights	at	centrally	located	3-4	
The last day in paradise. You still have the whole day to enjoy Nida, take a last                                                                                        star hotels
swim in the Baltic Sea, make the last stroll through the fishermen’s village,                                                                                         •	 15	x	buffet	breakfast
enjoy a last breathtaking view of the Curonian Lagoon, do you last bargains                                                                                           •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
in the amber and souvenir stalls in the pedestrian centre of the resort and                                                                                              cocktail or juice
shoot your last holiday photos from the Curonian Spit. Late in the afternoon                                                                                          •	 Personalised	welcome	package	
we board the coach which brings us up the spit and back to Klaipeda. Check-in                                                                                         •	 Entrances	 to	 Palmse	 Manor	 House,	
                                                                                                                                                                         Rundale	 Palace,	 Old	 University	 in	 Vil-
at Hotel Radisson Blu Klaipeda**** or similar. The evening offers an optional                                                                                            nius,	Thomas	Mann’s	Summerhouse	in	
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Luja.                                                                                                                                    Nida,	and	St.	Peter’s	Church	in	Riga	
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
DAY 13 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA                                                                                                                                        king	tour	escort	on	all	tours	(no	tour	
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as                                                                                              escort	Day	06-12	in	Nida)
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old                                                                                                 1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit                                                                                              nerary
the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue                                                                                              •	 Ferry	 tickets	 Klaipeda	 –	 Smiltyne	 –	
to the Samogitia National Park, where we enjoy a walking tour around the                                                                                                 Klaipeda	 and	 ecological	 fees	 for	 the	
                                                                                                                                                                         Curonian Spit
picturesque Lake Plateliai (2 hours, medium). After that we continue to
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Portage	at	hotels
Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Service	and	VAT
North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Radisson
Blu Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the
Dome Cathedral.

DAY 14 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert is the largest of the 3
Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles.                                                                                       Optional:
The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St.
Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House                                                                                            •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                                                                                                                                                         Olympia:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to                                                                                             (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and                                                                                          minivan	(4-7	persons)	
sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish                                                                                         •	 Lithuanian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Luja:	
Restaurant La Boheme.                                                                                                                                                    EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                                                                                                                                                         EUR	35.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 4-hour	 excursion	 to	 Jurmala:	 EUR	
                                                                                                                                                                         40.00	pp
                                                                                    DAY 15 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                                     •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
                                                                                    The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of        heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                                                    Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North         persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                                                                    Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the   •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
                                                                                    Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar. Tallinn is a charming blend of            to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
                                                                                    medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy         (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                    place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor        minivan	(4-7	persons)
                                                                                                                                                                      •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(15	x	3	course	din-
                                                                                    cafés and restaurants. The afternoon sightseeing tour takes us around the old        ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	340.00	pp
                                                                                    medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the
                                                                                    Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. The
                                                                                    evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

                                                                                    DAY 16 (SATURDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                                                                    Optional transfer to the airport.




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                                                                                                     DAY 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
                                                                                                     The day is reserved for a full-day tour to the Curonian      though the Kadriorg Park and the area
                                                                                                     Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic      surrounding the Kadriorg. Palace. The
                                                                                                     Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages,     evening offers an optional medieval
                                                                                                     pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is at    dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
                                                                                                     the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue
                                                                                                     to Nida and embark on a walking tour around the High         DAY 10 (SUNDAY):
                                                                                                     Dunes (3 hours medium) and get acquainted with the           TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                                                                                     charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda.       Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                                                                     The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at
                                                                                                     Restaurant Luja.

                                                                                                     DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA                                Including:
                                       Baltic Hiking                                                 Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had
                                                                                                     a long history as a German town called Memel. A short
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 9	 overnights	 at	 centrally	 located	 3-4	
                                                                                                                                                                        star hotels
                                                                                                     sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow,      •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
                                                                                                     cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the       •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                       DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN                               Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain.               cocktail or juice
                                       Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu   We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where           •	 Personalized	welcome	package	
                                       Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.            we enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque Lake             •	 Entrances	to	Rundale	Palace,	Old	Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                        versity	in	Vilnius,	St.	Peter’s	Church	in	
                                                                                                     Plateliai (2 hours, medium). After that we continue                Riga	 and	 medieval	 Old	 Town	 Hall	 in	
                                       DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS                               to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of           Tallinn
      July-August 2012,                After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park,        Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach         •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
       10 days/9 nights:               where we embark on a walking tour through the park            Riga in the afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu              king tour escort on all tours
                                       (2 hours, medium). We continue to Tartu, the University       Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional          •	 Service	of	1st	class	motor	coaches	or	
                                       Town, where Estonian gained its statehood. We see             organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.                               1st	class	minivans	throughout	the	iti-
                                       the charming Old Town and the University founded in                                                                              nerary
                                       1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to Cesis,       DAY 7 (THURSDAY): RIGA                                          •	 Ferry	 tickets	 Klaipeda-Smiltyne-
                                                                                                                                                                        Klaipeda	 and	 ecological	 fees	 at	 the	
                                       a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and       Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert                   Curonian Spit
                                       beautiful gardens. Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or      is the largest of the 3 Baltic capitals and boasts a            •	 Portage	at	hotels
                                       similar.                                                      true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The          •	 Service	and	VAT
                                                                                                     walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome
                                       DAY 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS                                 Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three
                                       Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to             Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom           Optional:
                                       Ligatne Wild-Life Park. We enjoy a walking tour through       Monument. The afternoon is reserved for visit to Jurmala,       •	 Transfer	airport	to	Hotel	Radisson	Blu	
                                       the park, where bears, deer, elks and other wild animals      the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden              Olympia:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	   	
                                       live in a fenced-off enclosure of natural habitat (2 hours,   architecture and sandy beaches. We do a walking tour               (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                       medium). After a visit to Sigulda, a popular holiday          on the sandy beaches from Pumpuri to Bulduri (3 hours,             minivan		(4-7	persons)	
                                       resort, we drive around Riga to hit the highway down          light).In the evening we enjoy an optional Latvian dinner       •	 Lithuanian	dinner	at	Restaurant	Luja:	
                                                                                                                                                                        EUR	35.00	pp
                                       to Vilnius. En route we reach the magnificent Rundale         at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Organ	concert	at	the	Dome	Cathedral:	
                                       Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of                                                                               EUR	35.00	pp
                                       Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel     DAY 8 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN                                    •	 Latvian	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 La	 Bo-
                                       through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check      The tour continues along the coastal highway to the                heme:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                       in at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.              Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of          •	 Medieval	 dinner	 at	 Restaurant	 Pep-
                                                                                                     the resort before we continue through the North Estonian           persack:	EUR	40.00	pp
                                       DAY 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA                              land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon,          •	 Transfer	 Hotel	 Radisson	 Blu	 Olympia	
               Dates:                  Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval             check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or                  to	 airport:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	
          MHI11: 06.07-15.07.12        buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour       similar.                                                           (1-3	 persons),	 EUR	 55.00	 for	 private	
                                                                                                                                                                        minivan	(4-7	persons)
          MHI13: 20.07-29.07.12        includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 Half	board	at	hotels	(9	x	3	course	din-
          MHI15: 03.08-12.08.12        of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower,      DAY 9 (SATURDAY): TALLINN                                          ner	with	coffee/tea):	EUR	225.00	pp
                                       Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University      Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and
Package prices per person:             and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to          modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place
                                       Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, where do a         in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir             Max 31 persons in the groups
     EUR 895.00 (double occupancy)     walking tour in the area around the well preserved            markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing
     EUR 350 .00 (single supplement)   Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake       tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into       	 The	 tours	 are	 recommended	 for	
                                       Galve (2 hours, light). The balance of the day is spent en    the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome                guests	 in	 normal	 physical	 conditions	
                                                                                                                                                                       between	35-65	years
                                       route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check-     Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval
                                       in at Hotel Radisson Blu Klaipeda**** or similar.             Old Town Hall. In the afternoon we do a walking tour
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                         Lahemaa                                                                 The sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its        to Kasmu and the Kasmu Peninsula
                                                                                                 narrow cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we        and afterwards we continue to Tallinn.
                                                                                                 visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau          Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval
                                                                                                 Fountain. We now enjoy a 30 km biking tour to Palanga,        tranquillity and modern urban life. The
                                                                                                 where we make a sightseeing tour and visit the in the         medieval Old Town is a busy place in the
                                                                                                 Botanical Gardens with the Amber Museum in the                summer with its many shops, galleries,
                                                                                                 former Tiskevicius Palace before we continue into Latvia      souvenir markets, out-doors cafés and
                                                                                                 and arrive in Liepaja. Check-in at Hotel Europa City          restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes
                                                                                                 Amrita**** or similar.                                        us around the old medieval city walls and
                                                                                                                                                               into the Old Town where we see Toompea
                                                                                                 DDAY 5: LIEPAJA-JURMALA-RIGA                                  Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander
                                                                                                 Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees           Nevsky Cathedral and the Medieval Old
                                                                                                 in the city and we start the day with a short stroll in       Town Hall. Check in at Hotel Park Inn
                                                                                                 the Old Town with its Trinity Church. Afterwards we           Central*** or similar.
                                                                                                 drive through the former Duchy of Courland to Kemeri,
                                                                                                 where we enjoy a 25 km biking tour through the Kemeri         DAY 10: TALLINN DEPARTURE
                                    Baltic Biking                                                National Park, The balance of the day is spent for visiting
                                                                                                 Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for
                                                                                                                                                               Optional transfer to the airport.
                                                                                                 its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. We reach
                                                                                                 Riga early in the late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Days        Including:
                                    DAY 1: ARRIVAL VILNIUS                                       Riga*** or similar.
                                    Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Europa City                                                                   •	 9	overnights	at	3-4-star	hotels
    July-August 2012,               Vilnius*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.            DAY 6: RIGA-SIGULDA-CESIS                                       •	 9	x	buffet	breakfast
     10 days/9 nights:                                                                           Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert                •	 Welcome	 meeting	 with	 champagne-
                                                                                                                                                                    cocktail or juice
                                    DAY 2: VILNIUS-TRAKAI-KAUNAS                                 is the largest of the 3 Baltic capitals and boasts a true
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Personalized	welcome	package	
                                    Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval            kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Service	 of	 English	 and	 German	 spea-
                                    buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour      tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral,         king tour escort on all tours
                                    include a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of   St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large        •	 Service	 of	 1st	 class	 motor	 coach	
                                    the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower,        and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument. In                 throughout	the	itinerary
                                    Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University     the afternoon we continue to Saulkrasti and do a 30 km          •	 Ferry	 tickets	 Klaipeda	 –	 Smiltyne	 –	
                                    and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon we continue          biking tour to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort. We see           Klaipeda	 and	 ecological	 fees	 for	 the	
                                    to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the       the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the             Curonian Spit
                                    well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an      Castle of the Knights of the Sword. We continue to Cesis        •	 Bicycle	rental	
                                    island in Lake Galve. We enjoy a 15 km biking tour in the    and check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar.              •	 Service	and	VAT
                                    surroundings of Trakai. We continue to Kaunas and take
                                    a short stroll in the Old Town with its elegant Old Town     DAY 7: CESIS-TARTU                                              Optional:
                                    Hall and Gothic cathedral. Check in at Hotel Magnus ***      Cesis is a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle          •	 Transfer	 airport	 to	 Hotel	 Europa	 City	
                                    or similar.                                                  ruins and beautiful gardens. During the morning tour we            Vilnius:	EUR	35.00	for	private	car	(1-3	
                                                                                                 see the ruins of the Castle of the Livonian Order and St.          persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                    DAY 3: KAUNAS-NIDA-KLAIPEDA                                  John’s Church. We head to Estonia and the Hanja Nature             van	(4-7	persons)
                                    We get up early to continue the tour in the direction of     Park where we do a 30 km biking tour through the                •	 Transfer	Hotel	Park	Inn	Central	to	air-
                                    the Curonian Spit, a 100 km spit of land between the         national park and around the Munamagi Hill, the biggest            port:	 EUR	 35.00	 for	 private	 car	 (1-3	
                                    Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing                                                                           persons),	EUR	55.00	for	private	mini-
                                                                                                 hill in the Baltic countries at just 300 m. We continue on         van	(4-7	persons)
                                    villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. A ferry       to Tartu. Check-in at Hotel Tartu*** or similar.                •	 Half	 board	 (9	 x	 3	 course	 dinner	 with	
                                    from Klaipeda takes us to the Spit and we do down the                                                                           coffee/tea	):	EUR	150.00	pp
                                    spit to Nida. With it location at the Curonian Lagoon        DAY 8: TARTU-LAHEMAA
             Dates:                 and its combination of old-fashioned fishing village and     Tartu is the university town, where Estonia gained its             Bikes are new modern Estonian pro-
            Vilnius-Tallinn         fashionable sea resort, Nida is one of the most attractive   statehood. During the morning tour we see the charming             duced	tour	bikes,	model	comfort	and	
        MBB01: 15.07-24.07.12       places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast. We visit the High     Old Town and the University founded in 1632. After the             cruiser,	 	 3-6	 speeds,	 hand	 or	 foot	
        MBB03: 02.08-11.08.12       Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted          tour we head for Lake Peipus and in the middle of the day          brakes,	 equipped	 with	 bike	 bags,	
                                    with the charming resort town. In the late afternoon we      we enjoy a 40 km biking tour from Kolka via Kallaste to            luggage	 boots,	 mud	 flaps,	 reflectors,	
            Tallinn-Vilnius         enjoy a 30 km biking tour from Nida to Juodkrante before     Raja along the lake. The balance of the day is spent on            bells		and	helmet.	Child	seat	available	
                                                                                                                                                                    upon	request.
        MBB02: 24.07-02.08.12       we go back to Klaipeda and check-in at Hotel Park Inn        a drive to the Lahemaa National Park. Check-in at Hotel
                                    Klaipeda*** or similar.                                      Sagadi Manor*** or similar.                                        Max 21 persons in the groups
Package prices per person:
   EUR 895.00 (double occupancy)    DAY 4: KLAIPEDA-PALANGA-LIEPAJA                              DAY 9: LAHEMAA-TALLINN                                          	 The	 tours	 are	 recommended	 for	
                                    Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and        The day starts with a 45 km biking tour through the               guests	 in	 normal	 physical	 conditions	
   EUR 250.00 (single supplement)
                                                                                                                                                                   between	35-65	years
                                    has a long history as a German town called Memel.            Lahemaa National Park from Vihula via Sagadi and Palmse
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