Tallinn - Helsinki (224 km)
In the morning, we can take an optional excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we will visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour will end with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch, we will return to Tallinn, where we will take the ferry through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki, where we will check into our hotel.
Lahemaa National Park, ESTONIA
This Estonian national park, located about 70 kilometers from the capital Tallinn, is a protected area on the country's northern Baltic coast, featuring impeccable natural scenery. It was the first national park designated under the Soviet Union.
This beautiful estate can be found within Estonia's Lahemaa National Park. Ownership of the estate has changed hands several times, but construction of the current building began at the end of the 17th century.
This historical estate in Estonia's Lahemaa National Park features beautiful rococo and classical style architecture designed in the mid-18th century, though the grounds the estate is on have been inhabited by wealthy families since the 15th century.
The earliest references to this estate date back to the beginning of the 16th century. Over the years, it has turned hands between many Baltic German aristocratic families. The estatus home to the Vodka Museum.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Glo Art or similar
Helsinki - St. Petersburg (383 km)
Today, we will travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia, we will stop in Vyborg, taking a short sightseeing tour of Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in St. Petersburg and check into our hotel.
This Russian town lies north of St. Petersburg and is just across the border from Finland to the north and northwest. It is home to a famous Swedish-built medieval castle that is now a museum.
This medieval fortress was built by the Swedes. The surrounding town later developed around it. Historically, the castle and surrounding lands have been held by the Russians, the Swedes and the Finnish. These days, it houses a museum.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar