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Baltics Explorer

Copenhagen to St Petersburg

Trip Code: RJTBEG15
15 Days
22 Meals
6 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Airport transfers and tipping
  • 13 nights in premium accommodation and 1 overnight sailing
  • 22 meals - 14 breakfasts and 8 dinners
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides

Travel & Accommodation

Large yellow palace with fountain, Russia

Peterhof Palace

Enjoy a visit to Peterhof Palace, a World Heritage-listed complex renowned for its beautiful grounds and fountains.

Row of coloured buildings along waterside with yachts moored, Denmark

Wonderful Copenhagen

A city too enthralling for a brief stopover, you'll enjoy a two-night stay in Copenhagen.

Aerial view over a city with rooftops, Sweden

Stockholm City Sights

Embark on a city tour of Stockholm, visiting iconic sights including the Royal Palace, the cathedral and the Old Town.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • A visa is required for entry into Russia
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • All prices include airport transfers and tipping
  • Prices are for land/rail/ferry only. Flights not included
  • Porterage is not included on overnight ferry between Stockholm and Riga, and at some hotels
TM Great Rail Journeys RJTBEG15 Map 2020
Copenhagen to St Petersburg

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Arrive in Copenhagen, home to the world’s oldest monarchy, and be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Copenhagen, Scandic Hotel

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  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a canal cruise followed by a sightseeing tour through Copenhagen. You’ll pass the Amalienborg Palace, an octagonal structure surrounded by four identical rococo palaces. You will also see the famous statue of the Little Mermaid which commemorates the Copenhagen Royal Theatre’s ballet production of The Little Mermaid based on the famous Danish fairytale. Later enjoy a cruise in the colourful canal area of Nyhavn, the city’s lively entertainment district.

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  • Breakfast

Today you will depart Copenhagen and travel by high speed train to Stockholm. Board your standard carriage and on arrival in Sweden’s beautiful capital enjoy time at leisure, perhaps taking a stroll through the vibrant hub of Norrmalm to pass by some cultural sites such as the Royal Opera House and St James' Church.

Stay: Two Nights, Stockholm, Scandic Continental

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This morning, enjoy a city tour to visit sights such as the Royal Palace, the cathedral and the Old Town.


The afternoon is free for you to explore Stockholm, a wonderful maritime city brimming with waterways, parks, shops and a lively entertainment precinct.

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy today at leisure exploring more of Stockholm, perhaps paying a visit to the Vasa Museum to learn the fascinating history of the Vasa warship. In the early evening, you will join a ferry for an overnight cruise to Riga. Enjoy the fabulous views of the Swedish archipelago as you sail out to the Baltic Sea and spend the night in a cabin on board.

Stay: Overnight ferry to Riga

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After disembarking the ship and transferring to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the ornate St Jacob’s Cathedral or Old Town. Exploring at your own pace, you will find that Rīga is famous for its Germanic art nouveau architecture, which is flaunted by a plethora of buildings throughout the city.

Stay: Two Nights, Riga, Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

During a city tour, you will see the ornate St Jacob’s Cathedral, and the Old Town.


Transfer to the Old Town this morning and set off on a guided walking tour. The tour includes a warming shot of local Black Balsam. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

At the heart of this historic city is the hill of Toompea, a maze of cobbled streets and alleyways filled with medieval houses.


Today, travel by coach along the Gulf of Riga to the Estonian capital, Tallinn. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the city during which you will pass by the medieval Dome Church, the Town Hall Square and Toompea Castle, Estonia’s seat of power.

Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Tallinn. In the Old Town there are plenty of historic sites to visit, including the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, the only preserved Renaissance building in Tallinn. Historically, the ‘Brotherhood’ was an association of merchants and sailors which dates back to the 14th century. Or perhaps you’d like to use your free time to relax in Kadriorg Park, a tranquil haven in summer and a gorgeous wonderland in winter.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

On arrival into Finland’s seaside capital, board a coach for a city tour to see sights such as Senate Square and the elegant Lutheran Cathedral.


Depart Tallinn for Helsinki by ferry this morning.

Stay: Two Nights, Helsinki, Scandic Park

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is free for you to explore Helsinki as you please. The city lies on an archipelago surrounded by many smaller islands connected by regular ferry services. Perhaps you’d like to visit the unique Helsinki Rock Church which is built directly into solid rock. Its amazing acoustics make it a popular venue for musical performances. Or maybe head to the Hakaniemen Kauppahalli, a beautiful old market hall filled with an array of delicious Finnish delicacies.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

On arrival this afternoon you will take a tour of the Hermitage Museum. Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, it is housed in the magnificent Royal Winter Palace and boasts an incredible collection of over three million artefacts.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Later, upon arrival at your hotel you will be greeted by a Russian Welcome Ceremony.


This morning, travel by train to the port city of St Petersburg, by far the most cosmopolitan of Russia’s cities. Enjoy two Insider Experiences this afternoon.

Stay: Three Nights, St Petersburg, Ambassador Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Admire the ornate architecture and stunningly beautiful gardens of Peterhof Palace. This majestic complex is a World Heritage-listed site, renowned for its beautiful grounds embellished with spectacular fountains and cascading waterways.


Enjoy a guided tour today, during which you will discover the stunning architecture and history of this fascinating city. See the vast St Isaac’s Cathedral with its gold dome, the lavish Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the grand Nevsky Prospect.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a private tour of St Petersburg’s Fabergé Museum, an opulent building home to the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of his famous Imperial eggs.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the Vodka Museum for a tour and tasting.


Enjoy your Insider Experiences. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.