Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
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Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Itinerary
This is an example of the Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Helsinki
Overnight flight to Finland
Day 2 Helsinki
Tour of Helsinki
- Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Rock Church. This is a stunning church that has been carved out of natural bedrock and has a massive copper dome. It is definitely a very unique place
- Amos Rex great contemporary art museum that feels quintessentially Scandinavian
- Herkku Market Bistro – great shopping and dining opportunity
- Senate Square – this impressive square houses a few of Helsinki’s finest buildings
- Helsinki Cathedral
- National Library of Finland for a quick look inside. This library is a beauty and has stunning architecture
- The Sibelius Monument
Day 3 Helsinki
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum – the biggest collection of historic buildings in the country
Nature drive to see the wildlife outside of the city.
Special event: Meeting with Finish students to discuss their world famous educational system without grades or tests.
Day 4 Tallin
Ferry ride to the capital of Estonia
Tour of Tallinn
- Town Hall Square to visit the 15th-century hall
- Europe’s oldest continuously-operating pharmacy
- Toompea Hill, atop which sits a castle that now houses Estonia’s Parliament
- Cathedral of Saint Mary (which dates to the 13th century)
- Russian Revival Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
- Maiasmokk Café – traditional Estonian meal at the oldest-operating eatery in Tallinn
- Kadriorg Park, home to an impressive baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia
- Art museum grounds walk – with Dutch-style canals, French-inspired pathways, and a Russian garden
- Presidential Palace and KUMU
Special event: Marzipan tasting in marzipan museum where a local artist decorates marzipan figures
Day 5 Haapsalu
Seaside resort town of Haapsalu, known for its narrow streets, romantic wooden houses, and seaside promenade.
Haapsalu Castle, which was founded in the middle of the 13th century
Day 6 Riga
Transfer to Latvia
Cēsis – founded in 1206 and is the third-oldest town in Latvia. Aside from its historic streets, it’s also home to one of the largest areas of castle ruins in the country. Cēsis has gained a reputation as a village of art and culture.
Special event: candle workshop where you’ll learn about the history of candle making and try your hand at creating your own. You’ll make candles of different colors, shapes, and aromas.
Evening tour of Riga
- Old Town historic district, home to many medieval buildings, Art Nouveau homes, and Gothic churches.
- Quiet Center and Albert Street
- House of the Blackheads, a 14th-century guild house that looks incredible lit up at night.
Day 7 Vilnius
Transfer to Lithuania
Tour of Vilnius old town
Learn more about Vilnius’ Jewish, Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian heritage while discovering the city’s most impressive sites
Day 8 Vilnius
KGB Museum – Communism is an important part of Lithuania’s history, even if it was a dark time.
Walking tour led by a local guide who will show the main places relevant to communism. You’ll get a better idea of what it was like to live under communism
Day 9 Vilnius
Or add 1-2 days to visit Saint Petersburg in Russia
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Finland – Country Code +358 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+358) 9 616250 Address: Itäinen Puistotie 14 B, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Estonia – Country Code +372 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+372) 668 8100 Address: Kentmanni 20, 10116 Tallinn, Estonia
Latvia – Country Code +371 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+371) 67 107 000 Address: Samnera Velsa iela 1, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1046, Latvia
Lithuania – Country Code +370 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+370) 5 266 5500 Address: Akmenų g. 6, Vilnius 03106, Lithuania
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Essential Travel Information
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia & Finland educational tours
visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia & Finland educational tours
✔︎ There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
✔︎ Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
✔︎ Please remember to bring a proper adapter.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland are all 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). 12 pm in New York is 7 PM in Poland and Germany.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland are Euro.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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