By motorcycle around the Baltic Sea

15-day motorcycle tour from Klaipeda / to Trelleborg (incl. ferry from Kiel / to Lübeck-Travemünde).

Pricing

Price
- The indicated prices are minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. -
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €1,179.00 $1,311.59 ?
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €2,099.00 $2,335.05 ?
A BUDGET - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (pillion passenger) - from: €1,099.00 $1,222.59 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed cabin (rider) - from: €1,329.00 $1,478.46 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €2,399.00 $2,668.79 ?
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (pillion passenger) - from: €1,249.00 $1,389.46 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €1,549.00 $1,723.20 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €2,839.00 $3,158.27 ?
C COMFORT VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (pillion passenger) - from: €1,469.00 $1,634.20 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed interior cabin (rider) - from: €1,989.00 $2,212.68 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in single room and 1-bed inside cabin (rider) - from: €3,699.00 $4,114.98 ?
D DELUXE - VARIANT: Price per person in double room and 2-bed inside cabin (pillion passenger) - from: €1,899.00 $2,112.56 ?
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Available options:
Additional package Saaremaa Island in single room (standard): 2 nights in single room in standard category incl. breakfast and ferry crossing. Price per person. €309.00 $343.75 ?
Additional package Saaremaa Island in single room (comfort): 2 nights in single room in comfort category incl. breakfast and ferry crossing. Price per person. If you book the rental car through us, the extension package rental car must be added. €449.00 $499.49 ?
Additional package Saaremaa Island in double room (standard): 2 nights in a double room in standard category incl. breakfast and ferry crossing. Price per person. If you book the rental car through us, the extension package rental car must be added. €169.00 $188.01 ?
Additional package Saaremaa Island in double room (comfort): 2 nights in double room in comfort category incl. breakfast and ferry crossing. Price per person. If you book the rental car through us, the extension package rental car must be added. €239.00 $265.88 ?
Additional package bear watching: 1 overnight stay in an observation hut for up to 10 persons (bunk beds). Price per person. The booking of external participants is possible. Since the animals live in the wild, no sighting guarantee can be given. Peak season: 01.05.-04.07. & 11.08.-31.10.20 Low season: 15.04.-30.04. & 05.07.-10.08.20 During the low season the bears are less mobile, especially as the food supply is so large at this time that they do not have to travel long distances to find food. The probability of sightings is therefore lower in the off-season. For further details please visit https://www.schnieder-reisen.de/baeren-beobachtung-in-estland/. If you book the rental car through us, the extension package rental car must be added. €129.00 $143.51 ?
Cabin, 2-bed interior (lower beds) | Occupancy with at least 2 persons €10.00 $11.12 ?
Cabin, 2-berth outdoor Commodore DeLuxe (lower beds) | Occupancy with min. 2 persons €162.00 $180.22 ?
Cabin, 2-bed Outside (lower beds) | Occupancy with at least 2 persons €44.00 $48.95 ?
Cabin, 1 berth outside Commodore/deLuxe €156.00 $173.54 ?
Cabin, 1-berth outside €86.00 $95.67 ?
Extra charge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s). Price per vehicle and trip. €112.00 $124.60 ?
Private city tour St. Petersburg - with Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage - incl. lunch (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 7.5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 am. Not possible on Mondays and Wednesdays and on 01.01., 07.01., 09.05.20. Price per group for 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €340.00 $378.24 ?
Private city tour St. Petersburg - with Peter and Paul Fortress (with 2 persons): German speaking, duration approx. 3.5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 am. Not possible on Wednesdays and on 01.01., 07.01., 09.05.20. Price per group for 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €136.00 $151.29 ?
Private city tour St. Petersburg - with Isaac's Cathedral and Pushkin - incl. lunch (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 8 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 9.00 am. Not possible on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the last Monday of the month, also on 01.01., 07.01., 09.05.20. Price per group with 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €388.00 $431.63 ?
Private city tour St. Petersburg - with Isaac's Cathedral (with 2 persons): German speaking, duration approx. 3.5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 am. Not possible on Wednesdays and on 01.01., 07.01., 09.05.20. Price per group for 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €136.00 $151.29 ?
Private excursion Pushkin - with Katharinen-Palast (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 4.5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 a.m. Not possible on Tuesdays and the last Monday of the month and on 09.05., 31.12.20. Price per group for 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €228.00 $253.64 ?
Private excursion Peterhof - Großer Palast (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 am. Only possible in the period 01.04.-29.04. and 13.10.-30.12.20 (except Mondays and last Tuesday of the month). Price per group with 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €160.00 $177.99 ?
Private excursion Peterhof - Großer Palast & Park (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 5 hours, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 a.m. Only possible in the period 30.04.-12.10.20 (except Mondays and last Tuesday of the month and 09.05.20). Price per group with 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €248.00 $275.89 ?
Private excursion Hermitage (with 2 persons): German-speaking, duration approx. 3.5 hours, incl. entrance fee, from/to hotel, starting time 10.00 am. Not possible on Mondays and on 01.01., 01.05., 09.05.20. Price per group for 2 participants and joint booking. Price for one or more persons on request. €168.00 $186.89 ?
Visa requirement. For further information see "Notes". Price per person (as of 01/2019). €95.00 $105.68 ?
Option: Return journey by ferry to Rostock (instead of Lübeck-Travemünde) €0.00
Private city walk Tallinn: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement. The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Private city walk Riga: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement. The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?
Private city walk Klaipeda: German speaking, duration approx. 3 hours, from/to hotel, starting time by arrangement. The price is a one-time fee, regardless of the number of participants. €98.00 $109.02 ?

Features

Features
Ferry passages Kiel - Klaipeda, Turku - Stockholm and Trelleborg - Lübeck-Travemünde (or Rostock) in a 2-bed cabin inside (bunk beds) with shower/WC (without on-board catering)
Motorcycle transport on the ferries
12 nights in hotels of the chosen category in rooms with bath or shower/WC
Breakfast
Route description and GPS data
Information and maps
One travel book per room
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Parking fees
Ferry and national park fees Curonian Spit (approx. 18 Euro)
Visa for Russia (95,- Euro)
Border crossing fees Narva (approx. 4 Euro)
local tax

More details

More details
Accommodation:
A BUDGET - VARIANT: 2-star hotels or guest houses.
B STANDARD - VARIANT: Usually 3-star hotels.
C COMFORT - VARIANT* : 4-star hotels or upscale room category in 3-star hotels *Basically, upscale accommodation (comfort and deluxe hotels) cannot be guaranteed in all locations. While the range of hotels in each category is generally large in the metropolitan and tourist centres, we have to switch to lower-rated hotels in smaller towns or rural areas. Then we try to compensate for this, for example, with an upscale room category.
D DELUXE - VARIANT*: 5-star hotels, partly also higher class rooms in 4-star hotels. *Basically, upscale accommodation (comfort and deluxe hotels) cannot be guaranteed in all locations. While the range of hotels in each category is generally large in the metropolitan and tourist centres, we have to switch to lower-rated hotels in smaller towns or rural areas. Then we try to compensate for this, for example, with an upscale room category.
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Clues:
Getting there: This tour will be ridden with your own motorcycle. Please note that this trip is offered including ferry from Kiel and to Lübeck-Travemünde as well as motorcycle transport on the ferry. Alternatively you can take the ferry from Trelleborg to Rostock. In this case, please select the return option from the optional services in the price section. Please note that you also have a cabin available for the day crossing from Trelleborg to Germany.
Bookable excursion programs: You can supplement your individual trip with bookable excursions and city tours.
Catering on the ferries: On the ferries, meals are offered in the on-board restaurants - payable on the spot. On some ferry routes we offer pre-bookable meal packages. You will then find these under the optional services in the price section of the trip and can only be booked directly in connection with the trip, a subsequent booking is not possible.
Accessibility: Please note that the trip is not or only partially suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Visa registration: Please note that some hotels in Russia charge a fee for visa registration, which is payable locally.
Parking spaces: For this trip we usually use hotels that have parking spaces. We will reserve a pitch for you when you book (where possible, no claim). Parking fees may apply, which must be paid on site. The amount of parking fees can vary greatly depending on the location and hotel.
Tolls Scandinavia: Tolls may be charged on some stages in Sweden. Billing is usually automatic, your vehicle is registered as it passes through the toll station and you will receive an invoice sent to your home (or to the address of the owner). In Norway, however, there are also stations with cash payment.
Ferry fees Curonian Spit : The ferry fees for the Curonian Spit are not included in the travel price and are to be paid on site. The car ferry to the Curonian Spit leaves south of Klaipeda city centre (New Ferry Terminal) and runs about every 20 to 30 minutes. The ferry for pedestrians and cyclists departs near Klaipeda city centre (Old Ferry Terminal). The crossing is paid on the spot in cash or by credit card. Please note that the ticket is valid for the outward and return journey. More information on times and costs can be found at www.keltas.lt/en/home/
National park fees Curonian Spit: Access to the northern spit and thus to the Lithuanian national park is only possible for a fee (payable on site). When arriving from Klaipeda, there is an entrance fee at a checkpoint near Alksnyne. Cyclists are exempt from the tax. You can find more information on nature conservation fees at http://neringa.eparkingas.lt/tickets/pricelist.html * If you travel to the Russian side of the Spit and thus to the Kurschskaja Kossa National Park, fees are also payable. These can only be paid in cash (rubles, Euros are not accepted) or by credit card. Please note that there is no exchange office on the spit, so we recommend taking a few rubles in cash.
Credit card recommendation for Sweden: Please note that many petrol stations in Sweden are self-service petrol stations, which can usually only be operated with a credit card and PIN, EC cards are not always accepted. You should therefore carry a credit card and the corresponding PIN for your trip.
Entry requirements Baltic States: The Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are part of the EU and are members of the Schengen area. German citizens require an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. For other nationals, please contact the embassy in question. Children need their own identification document, the entry in the passport of their parents is no longer accepted. Further information on the current entry regulations at the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de * Please note that you are responsible for compliance with the entry regulations yourself.
Entry requirements Scandinavia: The Scandinavian countries are members of the Schengen area. German citizens require an identity card or passport with sufficient validity for entry. Children need their own identification document, the entry in the passport of their parents is no longer accepted. For other nationals, please contact the respective embassy. Further information on the current entry regulations at the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de * Please note that you are responsible for compliance with the above entry regulations yourself.
Entry requirements Russia: For entry into Russia, German citizens need a passport with sufficient validity (planned duration of stay + six months). In addition, a Russian visa is mandatory. You will receive more detailed information on this with the travel confirmation. For other nationals, please contact the relevant embassy. Further information on the current entry regulations at the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de * Please note that you are responsible for compliance with the above entry regulations yourself.
Health regulations: Please contact your family doctor for vaccination advice for the target area. Please read the travel information of the Federal Foreign Office at www.auswaertiges-amt.de
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

- 2,600 km through six countries

- Day trip across the Curonian Spit

- Nature impressions in the national parks Gauja and Lahemaa

- a whole day in St. Petersburg

- along the King's Road to Turku

Once around the Baltic Sea: You start in Klaipeda, see Riga and Tallinn, pass pretty seaside resorts and finally arrive in St. Petersburg - a city that fascinates with its magnificent buildings and palaces. From here you ride via Helsinki and Turku to Stockholm and follow the coastline to Trelleborg. The journey thus creates a connection between East and West, between metropolis and province, between culture and nature. In short: This trip is an all-round experience that will give you an understanding of the many facets of the Baltic Sea region!

Tour character:

You ride along the Baltic Sea coast - about 2,600 km through six countries. A royal tour, where a comfortable motorcycle does not hurt. Mostly secondary routes are chosen, but it is not always possible to avoid busy road sections, especially around the big cities. There are four longer daily stages to master, but all of them are easy to ride. If you have some time, you can book extensions for Saaremaa or Gotland. Both islands offer great routes.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

Individual journey to Kiel, embarkation and departure (approx. 21.00 hrs) in the direction of the Baltic States. Overnight stay on board.

Day 2: Klaipeda

Arrival in Klaipeda (approx. 18.00 hrs) and opportunity to discover the old Memel on a walking tour. The Simon Dach Fountain with the Annie of Tharau on the Theaterplatz and the small half-timbered houses are worth a visit. Overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 3: Curonian Spit (approx. 100 km)

Day trip to the Curonian Spit - through sparse forests, over gently undulating dune tops and always with a view of the lagoon, you will reach Nida (Nida). In Nida, the Thomas Mann House on the Mother-in-law Hill and the old spa cemetery around the small church are worth seeing. Cafés and restaurants invite you to stop for a bite to eat. Maybe you will take a walk to the Parnid Dune before you ride back to Klaipeda. Overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 4 : Klaipeda - Palanga - Kuldiga - Riga (about 350 km)

You ride via Palanga and Kuldiga to Riga. The route takes you for a part along the beautiful Lithuanian-Latvian coast. Riga: A contrasting programme, coming straight from the spit! Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States, lively, modern and at the same time historical. Overnight stay in Riga.

Day 5: Riga - Gauja National Park - Pärnu (about 250 km)

Ride to the Gauja National Park, whose landscape is determined by the course of the Gauja River. The castle Turaida (Treyden) near Sigulda could be a stopover for sightseeing. Through the Latvian province you ride to Pärnu. The "summer capital" of Estonia invites with beautiful wooden villas, extensive parks and a beautiful beach. Overnight stay in Pärnu.

Day 6: Pärnu - Haapsalu - Tallinn (about 220 and 260 km)

Next stop is Haapsalu. The health resort was extremely popular even in the time of the tsars. A quiet side road will take you to Tallinn. The townscape is characterised by winding cobblestone alleys and pointed gabled merchants' houses - as befits an old Hanseatic town. Overnight stay in Tallinn.

Day 7 : Tallinn - Lahemaa National Park - Toila (about 190 km)

You will ride to the Lahemaa National Park. Dreamy fishing villages, estates, long beaches, moors, deep forests and gigantic erratic blocks form a contemplative mosaic. If you can spare a little time, take a detour through the fishing villages of Käsmu or Altja. Overnight stay in Toila.

Day 8: Toila - St. Petersburg (about 200 km)

You are heading for Russia, at Narva you cross the EU external border. On the Narva River stands the impressive Hermann's Fortress, opposite which stands the Russian fortress of Ivangorod. Overnight stay in St. Petersburg.

Day 9: St. Petersburg

The "Venice of the North" invites you to a sightseeing tour! Russia's second largest city captivates with its magnificent buildings, palaces, castles and bridges. Explore St. Petersburg and see the Peter and Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Resurrection Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Monastery, among others. Overnight stay in St. Petersburg.

Day 10: St. Petersburg - Vyborg - Hamina (approx. 290 km)

It's going to Finland. During a stop in Vyborg you can enjoy the view of the small town from the castle, which is well worth seeing. Your route follows the King's Road. The old trade route originated in the Middle Ages and led from Bergen in Norway to St. Petersburg. The day's destination is the pretty town of Hamina. Overnight stay in Hamina.

Day 11: Hamina - Helsinki - Turku (about 310 km)

Continuing along Königsstraße you will reach Helsinki. Worth seeing are the harbour, the Senate Square with the Cathedral Church, the central Mannerheim Street, the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall and the Sibelius Monument as well as the famous Rock Church. Afterwards ride to Turku and embarkation for the crossing to Stockholm. Overnight stay on board.

Day 12: Stockholm

In the morning arrival in Stockholm. You can visit the royal castle, take a walk through the old town Gamla Stan or visit one of the numerous museums. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

Day 13: Stockholm - Oskarshamn (about 340 km)

Your route leads along the beautiful Baltic Sea coast, again and again there are Swedish red cottages and farms embedded in the landscape. Your day's destination is Oskarshamn, whose port connects the Swedish mainland with the island of Gotland. Take a stroll through the Fnyket district with its picturesque wooden cottages by the harbour. Overnight stay in Oskarshamn.

Day 14: Oskarshamn - Kalmar - Ystad (approx. 340 km)

You ride to Kalmar with its numerous old town streets. Here it is worth visiting the cathedral church and the castle. Via Karlshamn we ride to Kristianstad with its well-preserved old town centre and the Holy Trinity Church which is well worth seeing. The day's destination is Ystad, where crime fans follow in the footsteps of Mankell's detective superintendent Wallander. All the others are strolling around the pretty city centre. Overnight stay in Ystad.

Day 15: Departure

Early in the morning ride to Trelleborg harbour, embarkation and departure (approx. 9.30 am). In the evening (approx. 19.15 o'clock) arrival in Lübeck-Travemünde (optionally also Rostock).

You can supplement this trip with city tours and excursions. You will find more details in the price section of the trip and in our "Excursions" section.

Additional package Saaremaa Island (2 nights):

The island of Saaremaa (Ösel) awaits its visitors with idyllic scenery: stone walls made of erratic blocks, reed-roofed houses and trestle windmills characterise the appearance. The little frequented roads are a great area for motorcycle tours. The extension package is bookable from/to Tallinn.

No minimum number of participants. Guaranteed execution!

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