Trip reference number: 101456

Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Belles Of The Baltic - Helsinki, Stockholm & Tallinn

From: £675.00

Holiday overview

This Scandinavian holiday makes a perfect mini-break for those looking for as much Baltic culture and history as possible in a short space of time, travelling between Stockholm and Helsinki on an overnight cruise aboard a Tallink Silja ship and staying at comfortable, modern Scandic hotels throughout.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm

Arrive in the Swedish capital and enjoy your first evening wandering the streets of the buzzing Old Town, Gamla Stan. Find a table at one of the many charming restaurants and enjoy your first taste of Baltic cuisine, and perhaps a locally brewed beer or two.

Day 2: Stockholm and cruise

The next day explore the rest of the city, home to many superb cultural gems including more than 70 museums and galleries, notably the Vasa Museum, home to the world's only intact 17th century warship to have ever been salvaged. In the evening, board your Tallink Silja ship for an overnight cruise to Helsinki, sailing out through the stunning Stockholm Archipelago.

Stay: Tallink Silja Cruise Ship 

Day 3: Helsinki

There are few better ways to arrive in a new city than by sea, and after you've enjoyed a sumptuous buffet breakfast, disembarked and checked in to the Scandic Simonkenttä hotel, you can start exploring the lively Finnish capital on foot. It's a green, pleasant city, distinctive for its neoclassical buildings and town squares. Be sure not to miss the Ateneum Art Museum, the home of Finland's largest art collection. Another architectural highlight is Tuomiokirkko, the Lutheran cathedral, set atop steep granite steps and providing fine views across the city.

Stay: Scandic Simonkentta, Helsinki 

Day 4: Tallinn / Helsinki

After breakfast you'll depart for Tallinn. A 90-minute boat ride takes you across the Gulf of Finland to the Estonian capital, where you can explore one of the Baltic's most exciting cities. The mix of old, medieval buildings and the contemporary character of its shops makes for an interesting visit. In the late afternoon you'll head back to Helsinki where you'll spend your last night.

Stay: Scandic Simonkentta, Helsinki 

Day 5: Departure

Make your way to Helsinki's international airport in time for your onward flight.

Holiday pricing

  • Return economy class flights from London to Stockholm and back from Helsinki
  • 1 night at Clarion Sign in Stockholm
  • Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki in seaside cabin inc. buffet breakfast and dinner 
  • 2 nights at Scandic Simonkentta in Helsinki on a B&B basis
  • Day trip to Tallinn

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