It is very convenient to visit the three countries in one trip – they are safe and easy to travel around. There are relatively short travelling distances between and within countries due to their size, no border formalities between countries, the same time zone, the same currency, and similar climate.
To reach our destination, Helsinki in Finland is the main gateway. From there it is possible to travel within Finland, and to Estonia and Latvia by air, sea and land. The main airports are located in capitals: Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga. Several ferry ports connect the countries with other interesting destinations, for example Sweden. The ferry ports are located in the cities of Helsinki in Finland, Tallinn in Estonia, and Riga in Latvia, local ferries connect the Estonian islands with the mainland. There are good bus services between Riga and Tallinn and smooth ferry services between Tallinn and Helsinki.
Group tours, self-drive itineraries or even backpacking are good ways to become familiar with the Baltic States and South Coast Finland, discovering many places hidden away from the usual tourist routes.
This tour offers visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites – Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, travelling by ferries and cruise ships and adding value to the trip by exploring the Baltic countries beyond capitals.The sites outside cities present traditional folk cultures of Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia and a variety of farms showing today’s life in the countryside. The roundtrip includes two overnights on cruise ships.