Empires of the Baltic Sea

  • 10 Days
  • Classic Trip

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Helsinki

2 2 Nights

Tallinn

2 2 Nights

St Petersburg

4 4 Nights
Return
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Viking Fishing Lesson in Tallinn

Viking Fishing Lesson in Tallinn

With as much as 10% of the country's surface comprising the waters of lakes and rivers that flow out to 1,000 km of Baltic Sea coastline, fishing has long been an important part of life in Finland. Learn to relax as the locals do when you learn to practice traditional Viking fishing techniques, and test your skills during a friendly competition.

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With as much as 10% of the country's surface comprising the waters of lakes and rivers that flow out to 1,000 km of Baltic Sea coastline, fishing has long been an important part of life in Finland. Learn to relax as the locals do when you learn to practice traditional Viking fishing techniques, and test your skills during a friendly competition.

Kuznechny Market Tour and Tasting

Kuznechny Market Tour and Tasting

Discover typical Russian specialties during your food tour of Kuznechny Market in the heart of St. Petersburg. Expand your palate when you try delicious local foods such as and borscht, blini and solyanka and learn the traditions behind how they are produced. Perhaps you'll come away with a new favorite food!

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Discover typical Russian specialties during your food tour of Kuznechny Market in the heart of St. Petersburg. Expand your palate when you try delicious local foods such as and borscht, blini and solyanka and learn the traditions behind how they are produced. Perhaps you'll come away with a new favorite food!

Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg Park

Tuhala Nature Reserve

Tuhala Nature Reserve

Kiek in de Kök Underground Bastion Tunnels and Tower

Kiek in de Kök Underground Bastion Tunnels and Tower

State Hermitage Museum

State Hermitage Museum

Catherine's Palace

Catherine's Palace

Petrodvorets

Petrodvorets

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Helsinki

Arrive in Finland's capital city, perched on the Baltic Sea, and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to settle in to your new surroundings.

Day 3: Helsinki

This morning's sightseeing tour with a local guide shows you the neighborhoods, architecture, green parks and examples of Finnish design that make Helsinki unique. Your afternoon is free to visit the Ateneum Art Museum or wander the merchant stalls in Market Square.

Day 4: Tallinn

Depart by ferry for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Upon arrival join a local guide for panoramic sightseeing of Kadriorg Park, home to Peter the Great's Baroque Kadriorg Palace, and the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Continue with a walking tour through the historic Old Town including the picturesque Town Hall Square. If time allows, perhaps seek out the traditional craft workshops along the narrow St. Catherine's Passage.

Day 5: Tallinn

This morning's excursion takes you to Tuhala Nature Reserve to see the Witch's Well. Learn about the subterranean geology of the region from this unique natural phenomenon before continuing to the Viking Village. Follow locals in traditional dress through a recreated ancient village and participate in a fishing lesson and competition using traditional methods. Then return to Tallinn to unlock its military history through touring the mysterious underground tunnel and tower complex of Kiek in de Kök and the Bastion Passages that form part of the town's fortifications.

Day 6: St Petersburg

Journey to Russia today, stopping en route in the Estonian city of Narva. Arrive in St. Petersburg and begin to explore your beautiful new surroundings.

Day 7: St Petersburg

This morning visit Palace Square where you'll tour one of the finest museums in the world, the Hermitage, which includes the Winter Palace, formerly the center of government under the tsars. Then journey to the town of Pushkin to experience an opulent reflection of Baroque Imperial Russian extravagance with a visit to Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Returning to St. Petersburg, you may wish to attend an optional evening performance by one of Russia's noted ballet companies.

Day 8: St Petersburg

A morning excursion takes you on a guided tour to Petrodvorets, the huge country palace and park of Peter the Great, which was built to resemble Versailles. In the afternoon, uncover St. Petersburg's culinary culture with a guided food tour and tasting at Kuznechy Market. Sample your way through local eateries and shops purveying borscht, blini, solyanka and other traditional dishes.

Day 9: St Petersburg

This morning you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built by Peter the Great to secure Russia's outlet to the sea. You also see St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the equestrian statue of Peter the Great. Your final afternoon abroad is free to explore more of St. Petersburg at your own pace.

Day 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $250

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