17 days Baltic States - St. Petersburg round trip

A journey through the Baltic States and St. Petersburg is a journey within Europe and yet a journey into the "unknown". Different countries, different views, different languages and yet they have one thing in common - they have a unique history and are full of contrasts.

Pricing

Price
per driver double room (The booking of a double room is basically only possible when booking with 2 persons. If you are a single participant, please additionally choose the single room or the option "half double room"). €3,749.00 $4,170.61 ?
per socio in a double room (passengers can only book together with a driver) €3,579.00 $3,981.49 ?
per person single room (Surcharge - For single participants a booking is only possible including single room or as an option "half double room") €995.00 $1,106.90 ?
per person option "Half double room" (If you don't want to choose a single room as a single participant, you can agree to the following regulation with the option "Half double room": You book first incl. single room surcharge. The single room surcharge will be waived again or refunded immediately if it is possible to occupy a double room with you and another person of the same sex at least 4 weeks before the start of the trip. The availability of the option "half double room" is not guaranteed in this respect). €995.00 $1,106.90 ?

Features

Features
Completion of customs formalities/entry documents/visa
Ferry Kiel-Klaipeda with DFDS Seaways incl. motorcycle shipping
Ferry Helsinki - Travemünde with Finnlines incl. motorcycle shipping
2 nights in comfortable 2-bed cabins with shower/WC on the ferry (bed linen and towels are provided)
Cabin with sea view available on request (extra charge)
Meals on the ferry during the crossings
10 guided tours with a German-speaking tour guide who knows the country
14 nights with breakfast in carefully selected hotels
7 rich dinners in the hotels, during our stays in Klaipeda, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn we will visit the old towns in the evenings and will not use dinners in the hotels (self-paying)
Entrance fees for visits
Reminder gift
Not included features
Gasoline
Meals, drinks (if not mentioned separately in services)
Travel cancellation insurance
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
Total distance: 2900 km
Daily stages: 120 to 420 km
Tour start: Kiel (D)
End of tour: Lübeck (D)/ with hotel change
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BAGGAGE TRANSPORT - No:
There is no support vehicle available for this tour. Each participant transports his luggage independently on the motorcycle.
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DIFFICULTY:
Easy (SG 1): This tour does not have high requirements and is suitable for all types of riders. The route is made up of fluid curves alternating with straight sections and is also suitable for beginners and re-starters. Fast and safe overtaking should be possible. Difficult curve passages are rather the exception.
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On our tours we are basically only with one group. Our tour groups are deliberately kept small and limited to 10 motorcycles. The minimum number of participants on this tour is 6 persons.
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Our tour will be a journey through time, where past and present collide strongly.

Our tour begins with a night ferry crossing from Kiel to Klaipeda. Relaxed and full of excitement, we set off on a journey through the up-and-coming Baltic States. Only a few days later, crossing the border into Russia becomes a first adventure. It takes time. In several stages, the "border guards" stamp the personal documents and every smile on their serious faces is worth its weight in gold. Our tour guide speaks perfect Russian and will help you with all formalities. Thanks to his help many a door to hospitality and above all to a quick entry is opened for us.

Day 1 Arrival day

Individual journey to Kiel

20:00 Check-in for the ferry crossing to Klaipeda

The meeting point for our tour is Kiel. Here our ferry crossing with DFDS to Klaipeda starts. After the check-in we have the possibility to toast to the upcoming holiday in a comfortable round at the bar.

Day 2 - Ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways

16:30 Arrival in Klaipeda

Evening together in the old town

In the afternoon we reach Klaipeda and after check-in at the hotel we have the opportunity to explore the beautiful old town of Klaipeda.

Day 3 - Day trip Curonian Spit

Evening together in the old town

A visit to the Curonian Spit is a "must" for every traveller in the Baltic States. Because of its high sand dunes it is affectionately called the "Sahara of Lithuania". A small ferry takes us to the spit side of the Curonian Lagoon. Beautiful landscapes accompany us to Nida (Nida), the capital of the spit.

Day 4 - Zemaitija National Park, visit Cold War Museum, Kaunas

Today we visit the Zemaitija National Park and visit the Cold War Museum. Here is the former Soviet missile station, a total of 4 nuclear missiles, aimed at the capitals of Europe, were ready for action at any time. The journey continues along the Neman River (Memel) to Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania.

Day 5 - Grutas Park, Vilnius

Evening together in the old town

Our first stop will be at "Grutas Park" - here an interesting collection of sculptures by Lenin, Stalin and many others, which were removed from Lithuanian cities after 1990, awaits us. Afterwards we ride on small side roads with numerous curves, which bring us to the famous water castle Trakai. In the afternoon we reach Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Today we can expect a program of the top class. Our tour guide will show you the most beautiful corners of his hometown, an evening walk through the romantic old town and a dinner in his favourite restaurant will round off the day perfectly.

Day 6 - Riga

Evening together in the old town

Today we cross the longest lake of Lithuania, ride on the historical Berzhinka, a former Rally Special Stage and the Old Moletai Road - it is one of the most beautiful routes in the Baltic States. The route takes us further north until we cross the border with Latvia and reach Riga, the capital of Latvia. In the evening, experience a city that never sleeps and where small alleys always provide surprising impressions.

Day 7 - Livonian Switzerland, Sigulda

Today there will be no hotel change and the riding day to the National Park Gauja will be a little shorter in terms of kilometres, but it will offer us a lot of interesting impressions. In the small town Sigulda we will have a break and have a look at a little of what this town is so famous for. Here you can find the largest cave in the Baltic countries, the Gutmans Cave, and also the legendary bobsleigh and racing sleigh track with its 16 curves. On the way back to the hotel we visit the Motor Museum - one of the best car collections in Eastern Europe.

Day 8 - Postitee, Tartu

On our way from Riga we ride on historical routes, which provide riding fun with their curves and which only insiders know. In the afternoon we reach Tartu and together we spend a pleasant evening in the old town with its fascinating student life, thanks to the oldest university in Eastern Europe.

Day 9 - Jägala Waterfall, Lahemaa National Park, Tallinn

Evening together in the old town

On small side roads we ride along the coast of Lake Peipsi and cross the Lahemaa National Park. A stop at Jägala Waterfall awaits us and in the early afternoon we reach Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. During an evening walk through Tallinn we explore the city and visit the modern Estonia Memorial, which commemorates the 1994 ferry accident. Today's daily stage will be shorter, giving us more time to experience the old town.

Day 10 - Arrival in St.-Petersburg

Today we reach the destination of this trip - St. Petersburg, where we will spend the next 3 nights. Every year this city experiences a miracle of nature known as the "White Nights". It is a short time in summer when the sun does not really set and the night becomes day. Crossed by numerous canals, St.-Petersburg is also often called the "Venice of the North" and exudes a special touch of mysticism and romance during this time. Experience an unforgettable night tour with the Petersburg Metro to the festively illuminated Neva bridges. The highlight of the trip is the folding up of the bridges, which only open at night to allow large ships to pass between the Baltic Sea and Lake Ladoga. In the twilight of the "White Nights" this experience will remain unforgettable.

Day 11 - City tour St.-Petersburg

The multitude of cathedrals, palace facades, the Hermitage and the golden glittering tower needles are reflected in the picturesque canals. We will have enough time to explore this city with all its sights. Together you will experience a journey full of knowledge and endless stories of St. Petersburg life - stories, before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which are so interesting that you will want to listen for hours and which you will not find in any travel guide.

Day 12 - Ride to Peterhof, visit

Today we visit the Russian palace complex Peterhof. The site is considered the "Russian Versailles" and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The 150 fountains built in the form of a staircase are switched on at 10:00 a.m. every day. We will arrive here exactly at this time to experience this spectacle. The trip to Peterhof is made by hydrofoil, which gives us the opportunity to experience the entire panorama of this wonderful city from the water.

Day 13 - Vyborg, Farewell to Russia

After eventful days we leave Russia today and ride to Vyborg, an important trading town where the Middle Ages and the recent Soviet past form an incomparable panorama.

Day 14 - Today we cross the border into Finland.

Our destination is Helsinki.

Today we cross the border to Finland and winding side roads lead us to Helsinki.

Day 15 - Time at leisure.

15:00 Check-in for the ferry crossing to Travemünde

The last few kilometres lead us to the pier of Stena Line. After the check-in on the ferry it is time to cast off and head for Germany. It is a "crossing" where comfort will not be the first priority, it does not matter, because it is the end of a wonderful journey with endless impressions. We will find plenty of time to look back on the experiences of the last few days in a cosy, maritime atmosphere.

Day 16 - Ferry crossing with Finnlines

free time

Arrival 21:30 hrs in Travemünde

Continue to Lübeck

Arrived in Travemünde we spend a last evening together in the hotel.

Day 17 - Farewell and individual departure

Today it is time to say goodbye. Exciting days lie behind us and with them 3000 kilometres of riding. No goodbye forever, the next adventure is already waiting for us!