Start in the ancient Hanseatic city of Riga, the largest in the Baltics with a medieval old town easily explored on foot. Admire its concentration of Art Nouveau architecture and no visit is complete without stepping foot in the famous food market. There are many reasons to pay a visit to Riga, but the fact that the city has 800 years of history waiting to be explored is as good a place to start as any. Be sure to admire the architecture on display at the city's Gothic churches and take in the medieval buildings in Old Town.
After spending 2 nights in Riga you will visit Tallinn. Travelling by luxury coach to Tallinn, Estonia’s mesmerizing beauty lies in the leafy green plains, where the sun lights up the pastel-painted villages, mansions adorn the horizon, vast natural areas present a David Attenborough-worthy roll call of waterfalls and national parks with the UNSECO Old Town of Tallinn rising up in all its historical and cultural glory. Our favorite city hot spot is the 1404 Gothic town hall. The lovely Freedom Square lies at its heart, featuring St. John’s Church, an underground shopping centre and a Victory Column honouring the Estonian War of Independence.
Your holiday will start in Helsinki, Finland’s fantastic capital that will enthral you with its cool vibes, eye catching art and vibrant way of life. The unusual Sibelius Monument is well worth a look and if you’re visiting in warm weather, Hietaniemi Beach is a beautifully relaxing place to spend some time during your stay.
In Helsinki, your stay will be at the Hotel Katajanokka. It is a unique lifestyle hotel, renovated with loving care into the historic premises of former Helsinki county prison. Inside the red brick walls you will find a magic world of contrasts – with serene comfort, stylish design and a hint of Nordic luxury.
You’ll then take to the water and sail for one night to enchanting Tallinn on the elegant Baltic Queen Cruise ship, complete with sparkling wine breakfast and A Class Premium personal cabin. Praised by Lonely Planet as a city that has “charm by the bucketload”, Tallinn is laden with baroque palaces wearing orange coned domes, Hansel and Gretel houses, the best preserved Hanseatic town centre in the world and brooding battlements galore.
You’ll indulge in a generous dose of cosy atmosphere and modern accommodation at the 4 Star Park Inn by Radisson Central Hotel. The vibrant hotel in Tallinn's city center is just a 5-minute walk from this historic landmark, with its cobblestone streets packed with restaurants, cultural sites and shops.