2019 The Best of Russia and Baltic States with Warsaw

2019 The Best of Russia and Baltic States with Warsaw

    The Best of Russia and Baltic States with Warsaw

    Moscow-St Petersburg-Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius-Warsaw

    14days/13nights, Moscow/Warsaw

    *Please contact us for 2019 dates and prices

     

day 01 Moscow-Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening to meet your tour guide and fellow travellers. D
day 02 Moscow
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Tour begins at the Red Square
dominated by St Basil'sCathedral and by the massive red walls of theKremlin. Visit the Armoury Museum; proceed to seethe Moscow University and the popular Arbatshopping district. Continue with a drive along thewide boulevards and then stroll through GUM,Russia’s largest department store. Rest of the day is atleisure. You may take part in an optional tour bynight of Moscow and its subway. B
day 03 Tver-Novgorod
Early departure for Tver, an ancient trading port nestled on the banks of the Volga River. The city offers fascinating treasures, including Putevoy Dvorets, built for Catherine II as a resting place on her journeys from Moscow to St Petersburg. Enjoy a short tour of this remarkable city. End the day in historic Novgorod, founded almost twelve centuries ago. BLD
day 04 Novgorod-St Petersburg
A morning sightseeing tour of Novgorod starts at the Kremlin with a visit to St Sophia Cathedral. Then, cross the river via a pedestrian bridge to visit the Yaroslav Court. In the afternoon, travel north to St Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars. Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the city starting with Peter and Paul Fortress, quarter of the City Museum and its Cathedral, which houses the crypt of the Russian emperors. Next, visit St Isaac’s Cathedral. BD
day 05 St Petersburg
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as “Venice of the North”. This morning’s tour will feature the world-famous Hermitage, which houses many treasures from the Czarist era. The rest of the day is free at leisure. An optional tour to visit Petrodvorets, Peter the Great's Summer Palace, will be available. In the evening you may take part in an optional tour featuring a folklore performance. B
day 06 St Petersburg-Tallinn
Today we travel to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva. Continue to Tallinn, capital of Estonia located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. BD

day 07 Tallinn-Riga
Start your day with a walking tour of the Upper and Lower Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and visit the orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th century gothic Town Hall. Continue to Riga, the capital of Latvia. BD

day 08 Riga
During your sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St Jacobs Cathedral, St Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument and Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon is at leisure. B

day 09 Riga-Vilnius
Morning departure for Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure. BD

day 10 Vilnius
The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit Peter and Paul Church and St Anna’s Church. View the Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediinas’ Tower in the Upper Town and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is at leisure or you may take an optional excursion to Trakai. B
day 11 Vilnius-Warsaw
Today we cross the border into Poland. Lunch is en route. Later in the afternoon arrive at your hotel in Warsaw with time at leisure until dinner. BLD

day 12 Warsaw
This 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood with the will to survive against great odds. A tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magni­ficent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with the walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure free for relaxing, shopping, stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. B

day 13 Warsaw Departure
You tour comes to an end in the morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. B

Inclusions: twin share in first class hotels, arrival and departure transfers, standard class high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, English speaking tour director throughout, deluxe coach, local tour guides, breakfast daily, two lunches, seven dinners, porterage, service charges, taxes.

Sightseeing: Moscow,St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw. Entries: Moscow-Kremlin, Armoury Museum, St Petersburg-St Sophia Cathedral, Yaroslav Court, Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage, Riga-Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Toompea Castle, Vilnius-Peter and Paul Church, St Anna’s Church.

Hotels: Moscow-Marriott Grand, St Petersburg-Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin/Radisson Royal, Tallinn-Sokos Viru/Meriton, Riga-Radisson Blu, Vilnius-Radisson Blu Astorija, Warsaw-Radisson Blu Centrum/Mercure Centrum (or similar).

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