Russia & The Baltics: A 14-Day Tour Filled with Art, Culture and Natural Beauty
Embark on the journey of a lifetime through the beauty and grace of Russia and the Baltics on a lavish, 14-day tour filled with rich culture, historic architecture and breathtaking beauty. Discover the grandeur of Moscow and St. Petersburg before heading west towards Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, finishing this grand tour in Warsaw, Poland. Enjoy 13 nights of first-class accommodation, daily breakfast and select dining experiences, all transportation, English-speaking, expert local guides, a trip on the high-speed bullet train from Moscow to St Petersburg, and so much more.
- Package valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
- 13 nights of premium accommodation including three nights in Moscow, three nights in St. Petersburg, one night in Tallinn, two nights in Riga, two nights in Vilnius, two nights in Warsaw
- Daily breakfast, two lunches and seven dinners
- Standard class High Speed Train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg
A country of autocratic tsars and revolutions, the epic stage of soul-searching novels and love stories, Russia is a highly coveted destination sure to tickle everyone's curiosity. Embark on a discovery tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg, both blessed with glorious landscapes dotted with colourful cathedrals and glittering palaces, before taking in the fairytale atmosphere and incredible architecture of some of the most intriguing cities in Europe, from Tallin to Warsaw and beyond.
What You’ll Love...
Russia – From the iconic Red Square to the largest collection of Western art in St. Petersburg and everything in between
Your tour starts in Russia’s capital city: sophisticated Moscow. Stand in awe in front of the majesty of the Kremlin and Red Square, the heart of Moscow in all senses – historically, politically and geographically. Wander the streets along the 2.5km fortress and marvel at the magnificence of St. Basil's Cathedral with its colours, domes, patterns and shapes that represent the Russian architecture in all its splendour.
You might want to join an optional tour taking you to some of the best metro stations in Moscow. Take an incredible journey through marble, frescoes, mosaics and glass decorating the busiest metro system in the world, used by up to nine million people per day (more than London and New York).
Admire the splendid blue and gold onion domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most sacred places in Russia – considered to be the country’s religious capital.
Arrive in St. Petersburg in style, departing from Moscow on an unforgettable train ride with the famous Bullet Train. The Sapsan (Russian for Peregrine Falcon) travels at a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour and is the most efficient way to move between the cities.
Discover St. Petersburg's most significant sights, from the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the dominating Bronze Horseman monument to the Peter and Paul Fortress that houses crypts of Russian emperors. Spend an unforgettable morning at the Hermitage Museum, once the personal art gallery of Catherine the Great, with a collection of over three million items and featuring masterpieces by Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Monet and many others.
The Baltics – Tick off your bucket list Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn and enjoy a stop in Warsaw
A hidden gem set on the waters of Baltic Sea, Tallinn will surprise you with its lively atmosphere and striking beauty. Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the walled, cobblestoned heart of the city, bejewelled with Gothic buildings and impressive churches.
Discover the largest capital city of the Baltics, Riga, on an exciting discovery tour of the city's architecture, encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. View Riga Castle, St. Jacob's Cathedral and the Liberty Monument then enjoy an afternoon at leisure in this charming city.
Take in the natural beauty of the Latvian countryside as you travel to Vilnius, the Baroque beauty of the Baltics, where you will admire the most famous landmarks and take a stroll around the gorgeous old town.
The last stop of this discovery journey through Russia and the Baltics is Warsaw, Poland’s sprawling capital city. Almost destroyed during WWII, the city’s varied architecture stands as a symbol of its resilience, showcasing an incredible blend of Gothic, neoclassic and Soviet-era blocks. Here, you will enjoy a tour of the splendid Old Town, the Old Market Square, St. John's Cathedral and more iconic sights.
Your Package Includes:
- 13 nights of premium accommodation, including three nights in Moscow, three nights in St. Petersburg, one night in Tallinn, two nights in Riga, two nights in Vilnius and two nights in Warsaw
- Daily breakfast, two lunches and seven dinners
- Standard-class High-Speed Train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern, air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Hotel porterage, tips and gratuities
- Tips for tour manager
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring