Baltic Shore Excursions

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Baltic Pearls tours

Baltic Sea has recently become more and more attractive for cruise lines. One of the main reasons for it is the opportunity to visit St Petersburg RUSSIA visa free. More than 380 cruiseships are planning to go for this region during the 2017 season. Besides St Petersburg there are several other ports that are being visited during typical Baltic voyage. The most popular of them are: Tallinn, Helsinki, Warnemunde (Berlin) and Stockholm.

MaxiBaltTours in cooperation with its partners from Baltic Cruise Association (BCA) has prepared a selection of best Baltic shore excursions especially for cruise travelers. Here you can choose both private and small group tours.

  • Baltic Pearls tours
  • Tallinn
  • Helsinki
  • Berlin
  • Stockholm

Baltic Pearls tours

5 Baltic Pearls:
Tallinn + Helsinki + Berlin + Stockholm + St Petersburg (2-day All-inclusive)
$55 + $80 + $150 + $140 + $280 = $705 only $595!
You save $110!
5 Baltic Pearls:
Tallinn + Helsinki + Berlin + Stockholm + St Petersburg (2-day Faberge)
$55 + $80 + $150 + $140 + $260 = $685 only $575!
You save $110!
4 Baltic Pearls:
Tallinn + Helsinki + Berlin + St Petersburg (2-day All-inclusive)
$55 + $80 + $150 + $280 = $565 only $475!
You save $90!
4 Baltic Pearls:
Tallinn + Helsinki + Berlin + St Petersburg (2-day Faberge)
$55 + $80 + $150 + $260 = $545 only $450!
You save $95!

Special offer for those who book ANY St Petersburg shore excursion from us:

get your 3 Baltic Pearls:
Tallinn + Helsinki + Berlin
group tour
$55 + $80 + $150 = $285 for just $250!
You save $35!

Baltic Pearls tours

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Please Contact us to check the availability of Baltic tours for your dates. Then just book your St Petersburg shore excursion online through FIND YOUR SHORE TOUR NOW engine – this will be enough for your all package tour. We will amend your grand total and you will be able to pay the rest online or when you are in St Petersburg.

Tallinn

$40 pp
Duration: 3 hours + 2 hours free time
 

Group size – max 16 persons

Tour involves a lot of walking, comfortable shoes are strongly recommended.

The tour includes two transfers – one is in the morning to the Old Town to the point where the walking tour starts and another back to the ship after 2 hours of free time.

Accompanied by a friendly and highly professional English speaking guide you will see the best sights of the Old Town. Your guide will tell you the stories and legends about the best preserved medieval town in the Northern Europe.

The guide will be meeting you right at the cruise ship pier and the bus transfer takes you to the Upper Old Town. During this 15 minute drive you can admire beautiful parks surrounding the Old Town and have a look to the 13th century medieval Toompea Castle standing high above the ground at Toompea hill.

Our walking tour starts from the Upper Old Town. You will see the Estonian Parliament and make a visit to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You will stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned lanes to meet the oldest church in Tallinn – Dome Church (Virgin Mary Cathedral) and experience the magnificent panoramic views from Kohtuotsa Viewing Platform.

From Upper Old Town, you will descend to much livelier Lower Old Town. There you will see gothic style merchant houses and Town Wall with its beautiful towers, St Nickolas Church and Holy Ghost Church. Tour continues to the historical city center – Town Hall Square where 15th century Town Hall and one the oldest pharmacies in the world can be seen.

Walk through the St Catherine’s Passage allows you to admire the private studios of the local artists. Tour ends at the Viru Gate and after that, you will have 2h of free time to have a lunch and to do some shopping. At the scheduled time, bus will take you back from the city center to the cruise port.

If you wish you can go back to the ship by yourself at any time (you will be able to see your ship from above the Upper Old Town). In this case PLEASE tell our guide about your decision so you are not expected you for the back transfer.

Tour schedule

9:15 Meeting time at the cruise port
9:30-9:45 Bus transfer to upper Old Town
9:45-10:45 Upper Old Town walking tour
10:45-12.30 Lower Old Town walking tour
12:30-14:30 Free time at the Old Town
14:30-14:45 Transfer back to cruise port

Please note that tour schedule can be adjusted based on the arrival time of your ship.

Tallinn

Price:

Price for group tour if purchased with any MaxiBaltTours St Petersburg excursion - $40 pp

Price for group tour if purchased separately - $55 pp

The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person (5% discount for those who book any St Petersburg tour with us)

Group size 2 4 6 8 10-15 16-24
Price per person $137 $88 $68 $59 $49 $42

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for ages 4 to 12
Children under 3 go for free

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Helsinki

$65 pp
Duration: 3,5 hours (9:30 – 13:00)
 

Group size – max 32 persons

Helsinki

Please note that tour order may vary, visit to the Rock Church cannot be guaranteed due to occasional Religious services and other private events.

The tour covers the most interesting sights of the city.

The tour starts from the port and you are going to drive along Esplanadi Street, down famous Mannerheim street, which is the main boulevard, passing by the Presidential Palace, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall (designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto) Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall and the Parliament Building.

You won’t miss the Olympic Stadium (1952 Olympics were held here). There will be a great photo opportunity in Sibelius Park, a famous Helsinki’s sight, Sibelius Monument constructed from hundreds of steel pipes honoring the great Finnish composer Lean Sibelius.

Helsinki

Then you are going to visit the Rock Church. This unique church is a highlight for most visitors to Helsinki and is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting churches. It was carved out of solid rock from the side of a mountain and is topped by a copper dome. The interior was excavated and built into the rock but is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustic. The acoustic quality is ensured by the rough, rock surfaces.

You will also pass by Uspensky Cathedral, Market Square and the heart of Helsinki- Central Station. You will also have an opportunity either to stay in the city center for lunch, shopping or to return to the ship

Tour schedule

9:30-11:45 City sightseeing by bus starting from cruise harbor and ending at Senate Square. Stops are made at Sibelius Monument, Rock Church and Senate Square.
11:45-12:15 Free time at Market Square
12:15-12:30 Transfer back to cruise harbor

Prices:

Price for group tour if purchased with any other MaxiBaltTours St Petersburg excursion - $65 pp

Price for group tour if purchased separately - $80 pp

The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person (5% discount for those who book any St Petersburg tour with us):

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18+
WEEKDAYS $615 $325 $229 $195 $169 $145 $128 $105 $89 $85 $81 $78
SUNDAYS+HOLIDAYS $768 $408 $285 $239 $208 $175 $155 $125 $105 $95 $93 $89

There are NO discounts for children. Children under 12 MUST have their OWN car seat or booster seat. We do not provide car seats/booster seats in Helsinki.

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Berlin

$140 pp
Duration: 12 hours
 

Berlin

Group size – max 26 persons

Times and locations may vary depending on your ship arrivals and leaves, as well as interests of the groups and traffic in Berlin.

Activity level: low to medium; longest walking distance is about half a mile and only few stairs to take

 

7:00am Pick-up by your driver . After a scenic ride of about 3 hours through the idyllic flatlands of North Germany with its hundreds of lakes, you will be met in former West Berlin by your private guide, who will lead you to highlights of the German capital. You’ll start with Charlottenburg Castle (Photo Stop) a splendid baroque palace, dating from 1695. Your will then continue to the Reichstag, the German Parliament (Photo Stop) and the Brandenburg Gate (Photo Stop). Along the way you’ll see, among other sites the Berlin Cathedral, the tree-lined “Unter den Linden” boulevard, Museum Island, Bellevue Palace, Victory Column, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and of course some notorious sights of the Third Reich and Cold War, such as Hermann Göring’s Aviation Ministry and the former site of Hitler’s Bunker. Marvel at Potsdamer Platz, the place where modern architecture and lively metropolitan ambience meet Berlin history.
12:30-13:30pm Time for a typical hearty Berlin lunch (not included in the tour price). Take a unique picture of one of the only remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall (Photo Stop) and walk through former Checkpoint Charlie (Photo Stop and time for souvenir shopping). Other highlights of former East Berlin will include the Alexanderplatz Square, Red City Hall and the Humbold University. Before heading back to Warnemunde you will drive along popular Kurfurstendamm Avenue, Berlins Champs Elysees, West Berlins’ former Showcase of the West.
7pm Arrival in Warnemunde, return to the ship

Tour includes:

  • Transfer Warnemunde-Berlin-Warnemunde in a/c vehicle
  • Private a/c vehicle in Berlin for 6 hours
  • English-speaking guide in Berlin for 6 hours

Berlin

Cost of lunches and entrance fees to the museums are not included in to the price.
The entrance to some of the museums is free of charge.

Price:

Price for group tour if purchased with any other MaxiBaltTours St Petersburg excursion - $140 pp

Price for group tour if purchased separately - $150 pp

The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person (5% discount for those who book any St Petersburg tour with us):

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Cost pp $1168 $589 $465 $355 $285 $245 $238 $205 $185 $168 $162 $158 $152

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for students and children

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Stockholm
Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

$125 pp
Duration: 5 - 6,5 hours
 

Group size: up to 26 people

Activity level: low to medium

Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

Your first stop is at the most popular viewpoint, from where we have a splendid panoramic view of the city, overlooking a few of the 14 islands, which Stockholm is located on, the Old Town as well as the Vasa Museum and City Hall.

The Vasa Museum is located on an island referred to as Royal Djurgården. It is the Stockholmers most beloved recreational area and home to the city’s amusement park, the open-air museum Skansen, the playhouse of Astrid Lindgren “Junibacken” and much more.

Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum displays the Swedish warship Vasa, which could be considered Sweden’s greatest failure but is today instead one of our greatest success stories. Vasa sank on her maiden voyage, in Stockholm’s inner harbour, in 1628. After 333 years at the bottom of the sea the Vasa was salvaged and stands before us 95% intact.

The City Hall is renowned for its architecture, the Blue Hall and Golden Hall, and for being the site of the Nobel Prize Banquet. As we wonder through this very important building fun and interesting facts like why it took 12 years to complete and who was the most important man throughout the construction are reviled.

Tour includes:

  • Service of the guide and driver
  • Entrance to the Vasa Museum and City Hall

Price:

Best of Stockholm Tour with Vasa Museum

Please note, the prices below are available if your ship docks within Stockholm city: ports Frihamnen or Stadsgardskajen. If your ship docks in Nynashamn please contact us for different prices.

Price for group tour if purchased with any other MaxiBaltTours St Petersburg excursion - $125 pp

Price for group tour if purchased separately - $140 pp

The cost of the PRIVATE tour per person (5% discount for those who book any St Petersburg tour with us)

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-15 16
Cost pp $1415 $735 $505 $428 $355 $305 $268 $245 $225 $208 $195 $148

DISCOUNTS: 10% discount for ages 4 to 12
Children under 3 go for free

Please Contact us to book your tour

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Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

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Duration: 2 hours
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Russian Ballet

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Duration: 2-3 hours
Canal Tour

Canal Tour

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Duration: 1 hour