Start Point
Amsterdam
End Point
Amsterdam
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
& ferry
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels, overnight ferry

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Summary

Buckle up and get ready to see the highlights of northern Europe on one of the best tour packages! See the best of Scandinavia, central and eastern Europe! Experience 10 incredible countries from Amsterdam to Russia and back again on this Northern Explorer trip. Explore Helsinki and Copenhagen; two of the world’s happiest cities that are full of colour and charm. Visit St Petersburg and Stockholm before discovering the unique beauty of the Baltic states. Stroll through Warsaw and Tallinn with local guides and sip 500-year-old beer in Berlin. North Europe tours deliver history, scenery, fun and much, much more!

Northern Explorer
Accommodation
  • 16 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities, 1 night's accommodation in twin share cabin with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room/cabin
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts, 7 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Complimentary airport shuttles at the start & end of the tour
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
17 Experiences!

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Best Western Plus Plaza Almere Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
Best Western Plus Plaza Almere Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
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Good morning + Bad Oldesloe Good morning + Bad Oldesloe
Good morning + Bad Oldesloe Good morning + Bad Oldesloe
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Park Inn Copenhagen Airport Park Inn Copenhagen Airport
Park Inn Copenhagen Airport Park Inn Copenhagen Airport
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Motel L Älvsjö Motel L Älvsjö
Motel L Älvsjö Motel L Älvsjö
Scandic Skärholmen Scandic Skärholmen
Scandic Skärholmen Scandic Skärholmen
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Viking Line ferry Viking Line ferry
Viking Line ferry Viking Line ferry
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Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo
Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo Radisson Blu Hotelli Espoo
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Matisov Domik Hotel Matisov Domik Hotel
Matisov Domik Hotel Matisov Domik Hotel
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Hestia Hotel Seaport Hestia Hotel Seaport
Hestia Hotel Seaport Hestia Hotel Seaport
Hotel Metropol Hotel Metropol
Hotel Metropol Hotel Metropol
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Hestia Hotel Jugend Hestia Hotel Jugend
Hestia Hotel Jugend Hestia Hotel Jugend
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Green Park Hotel Vilnius Green Park Hotel Vilnius
Green Park Hotel Vilnius Green Park Hotel Vilnius
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Radisson Blu Sobieski Radisson Blu Sobieski
Radisson Blu Sobieski Radisson Blu Sobieski
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Aga's Hotel Aga's Hotel
Aga's Hotel Aga's Hotel
Good Morning + City East Good Morning + City East
Good Morning + City East Good Morning + City East
Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof
Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof
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Start Point
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - SchipholJupiterstraat 162 - 200, 2132 HH Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Tel: +31 20 797 9190
10:00 hrs
End Point
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - SchipholJupiterstraat 162 - 200, 2132 HH Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Tel: +31 20 797 9190
10:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

If you are looking to experience the beauty, culture and history of northern Europe and the Baltic states, the Expat Explore Northern Explorer tour is an excellent option! Over 18 days, you’ll be transported through ten different countries starting in the Netherlands, followed by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia (if you opt for Option A), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. 

This northern Europe trip boasts an exciting number of highlights for you to look forward to! 

  • Take in the scenic beauty of Scandinavia as you travel to the best places to visit in northern Europe. Did you know that Helsinki and Copenhagen rank highly in the list of the happiest cities in the world? The colours, charm and unique Scandi culture will leave you smiling!
  • With Option A, you’ll visit St Petersburg and get the chance to discover the imperial wonder of this Russian city.
  • Get your fix of Russian highlights with an optional day trip to Moscow.
  • Enjoy a Northern Explorer cruise across the Gulf of Finland on an overnight ferry to Helsinki.
  • Enjoy free days to relax and spend as you please in Warsaw, St Petersburg and Berlin.
  • Journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Baltic states and see the famous Hill of Crosses in Lithuania and pay a sobering visit to the Latvian War Cemetery.
  • Admire the magical views of a castle in the middle of a lake in the beautiful Trakai National Park in Lithuania.
  • Embark on locally guided tours of Tallinn and Warsaw which offer deep insight into the history, traditions and modern life in each city.
  • Join your tour leader for orientation tours of Copenhagen, Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Riga, Vilnius and Berlin. These tours offer a great overview of each destination!
  • Enjoy the Dutch way of life on a visit to the Riekermolen Windmill along with an intriguing cheese and clogs demonstration.
  • Visit the towns of Saulkrasti on Latvia’s coast and Poznan - a Polish town famous for hosting the coronations of many early Polish kings. 

Is this the right tour for me?

What is the accommodation like?
On our Northern European tours, travellers will share twin rooms. If you are travelling solo, you’ll be paired with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Looking for some privacy and a room of your own? No problem! Simply pay for a single supplement when booking your trip.

How much walking will there be? 
There will be a fair amount of walking on orientation and locally guided tours. The pace will not be strenuous and travellers should be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. 

Are the Baltic states worth visiting? 
Definitely! The Baltic states are home to unique cultures, traditions and sites! They are full of history and many cities proudly bear the scars of tumultuous pasts while embracing a modern cosmopolitan charm! Enjoy discovering the fascinating rhythms of life here - some of which remain unchanged for many years! 

Is it safe to visit the Baltic states? 
Yes, safety concerns in the Baltic states are similar to visiting western and eastern Europe. 

Which Baltic country is the best to visit? 
All of them! Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are all excellent travel destinations in their own right. A visit to each will reveal the magic behind each destination. 

This 18-day tour covers a number of amazing travel destinations. With Expat Explore you can look forward to enjoying an exciting mix of attractions, experiences, history and fun! All in an affordable and convenient way, with accommodation, transport, most meals and a number of great included experiences!

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