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Baltic Experience - Intrepid Travel
Baltic Experience - Intrepid Travel
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29 reviews
Starts
Helsinki
Destinations
+6
Ends
Berlin
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Highlights

  • Explore Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
  • Visit historic baroque palaces
  • Shop at Europe's second largest market
  • See ancient woodcarvings in Lithuania's forests
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Mini-coach, Ferry
Start in Helsinki and end in Berlin! With the in-depth cultural tour Baltic Experience, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Helsinki, Finland and 7 other destinations in Europe. Baltic Experience is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Baltic Experience reviewer 1
    Written on July 5, 2014
    3.5 - Good

    First and foremost with these tours, the enjoyment and experiences can be enhanced by the guide you have and our guide for this trip was exceptional! There are a LOT of cobblestones to walk on this tour so sensible footwear is an absolute must. Every city visited had its 'Old City" which were paved with cobblestones. It was a fascinating tour of the history of this part of Europe from medieval times to present day. The days spent canoeing and trekking in the countryside offered a welcome break from the cities visited. Klaipeda and the day trip to the unique, World Heritage-listed Curonian Spit National Park was just one of the highlights of the countryside experience. A hillside of Witches was a unique collection of sculptured tree trunks depicting all manner of mythical witches and demons. Amazing to wander through this huge area with such an engaging local guide to share the stories and history of the area. Hiking and canoe through Aukstaitija National Park's dense forests and lakes provided an opportunity for not only physical activity, but also time to swim and stop to appreciate the wild flowers and other flora. Plants that are considered garden annuals here, grow wild amongst the grasses and forests of this area. But Riga was one of the most beautiful cities visited. Fragrant gardens, fountains, old and new public sculptures and the well preserved and restored art nouveau buildings, made this city enchanting and fascinating. The trip did consist of long journeys especially by bus from Warsaw to Berlin. It proved to be quite exhausting and could be well improved by a stay somewhere in between these two major cities. Overall, if interested in Russian and German occupation and the history of these Baltic countries and their struggle for independence then this is the trip for it.
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    Written on October 29, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour leader, great group, excellent itinerary, lousy weather, uncomfortable beds. (One of several tours with other companies that I\'ve just completed over a 16 week period - hence the late feedback.)

  • A
    Written on October 23, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip with plenty of variety

  • A
    Written on October 21, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fabulous trip. Informative leader and good group of people. Dissapointing about most museums closed on mondays.

  • A
    Written on October 3, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent trip

  • A
    Written on September 27, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Wonderful trip. It was a taste of the Baltics and it's left me wanting more.

  • A
    Written on September 13, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Interesting trip, compared with asian trips that we have done quite a bit of bag carrying.

  • A
    Written on September 2, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was a fantastic experience. The only thing we changed was omitting Berlin and staying on in Poland, Krakow to be specific.

  • A
    Written on September 1, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    this was a very interesting and well organised tour.

  • A
    Written on August 25, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    great quick view of the baltic region with enough time out and about amongst the locals

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Helsinki
  • Day 2: Tallinn
  • Day 3: Tallinn
  • Day 4: Riga
  • Day 5: Riga
  • Day 6: Klaipeda
  • Day 7: Curonian Spit National Park
  • Day 8: Vilnius
  • Day 9: Vilnius
  • Day 10: Aukstaitija National Park
  • Day 11: Aukstaitija National Park
  • Day 12: Warsaw
  • Day 13: Warsaw
  • Day 14: Berlin
  • Day 15: Berlin

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • July 18, 2016

    What is the average age on this tour?

    The general age range is 25-49 however Intrepid's appeal is diverse, which is why it is all about your shared attitude, not age.

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    Finland , Estonia , Latvia and Germany
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    Lithuania
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    Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany

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    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Latvia and Lithuania. Ideally 3 months before travel.

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    Location
    Helsinki is the starting point and Berlin is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 December 2017 the full payment of $2,670 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2670 for Baltic Experience, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,976 km.
    • Helsinki (Finland)
    • 81 km
    • Tallinn (Estonia)
    • 280 km
    • Riga (Latvia)
    • 250 km
    • Curonian Spit National Park (Lithuania)
    • 281 km
    • Vilnius (Lithuania)
    • 88 km
    • Aukstaitija National Park (Lithuania)
    • 479 km
    • Warsaw (Poland)
    • 517 km
    • Berlin (Germany)

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