Moscow to Baltics, Poland & Prague
18 Days Escorted Tour from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow & Prague

Features and Inclusions

  • First Class hotels, rooms with private facilities

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers

  • Service charges and hotel taxes

  • Breakfast Daily, 2 Lunches and 9 Dinners

  • Touring by modern motor-coach

  • Sightseeing Tours per itinerary

  • Professional Tour Director throughout

  • Whisper technology enhanced throughout

  • Standard class high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg

  • Luggage handling

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Preferred Hotels

Moscow:

Marriott Grand or similar (SF)

St. Petersburg:

Crowne Plaza Ligovsky/Radisson Royal or similar (F)

Tallinn:

Meriton Grand Conference & Spa/Sokos Viru or similar (SF)

Riga:

Radisson Blu (SF) or similar

Vilnius:

Radisson Blu Astoria or similar (SF)

Warsaw:

Radisson Blu Centrum/Mercure Centrum or similar (F)

Krakow:

Doubletree by Hilton/Andel's by Vienna House or similar (F)

Prague:

Angelo by Vienna House or similar (F)

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Departures and Prices 2017

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

April 28

May 15

May 12

May 29

May 19

June 5

May 26

June 12

June 16

July 3

June 30

July 17

July 21

August 7

August 18

September 4

September 1

September 18

September 8

September 25

September 15

October 2

September 29

October 16

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 3539.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 1415.00

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Moscow, Friday
Upon your arrival you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel by the local host. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax. Welcome dinner this evening. (D,O)

Day 2: Moscow, Saturday
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at the Red Square, dominated by St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum; proceed to see the Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and then stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B,O)

Day 3: Moscow, Sunday
Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad - founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city, admire the golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow & the rest of the day is at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations
which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.” (B,L,O)

Day 4: Moscow to St. Petersburg, Monday
Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. (B,D,O)

Day 5: St. Petersburg, Tuesday
There aren't many cities in the world that can match the grace and grandeur of St. Petersburg. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the city is spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges. It is often called the "Venice of the North." Today, we'll visit Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 on a small island and meant
to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. (B,O)

Day 6: in St. Petersburg, Wednesday
This morning you’ll visit the world-famous Hermitage museum, housing more than four million works of art. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Admire world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The largest building of the Hermitage is the Winter Palace and former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or
perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour. (B,D,O)

Day 7: to Tallinn, Thursday
Today's journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B,D,O)

Day 8: Tallinn to Riga, Friday
On a waling tour of Tallinn's Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B,D,O)

Day 9: Riga, Saturday
On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle on the banks for the Daugava River, the Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore the city or relax. (B,O)

Day 10: to Vilnius, Sunday
Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city, do some shopping, or relax in a tavern with a krupnikas. (B,D,O)

Day 11: Vilnius, Monday
The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul's Church and St. Anne's Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B,O)

Day 12: Warsaw, Tuesday
Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B,L,D,O)

Day 13: Warsaw, Wednesday
The 700-year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass 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. Then take a walking tour to see Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to explore the city, shop, relax or attend an optional afternoon Chopin concert. (B,O)

Day 14: Krakow, Thursday
Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End of the day in Krakow.  (B,D,O)

Day 15: Krakow, Friday
Your sightseeing tour starts with Wawel hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Take a walking tour of Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free to enjoy the city. (B,O)

Day 16: Prague, Saturday
After a drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B,D,O)

Day 17: Prague, Sunday
Prague has a long and colorful history. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with a panoramic drive to Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basillica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge to the old quarter of Prague to see the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,O)

Day 18: Prague, Monday
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)



B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                 kits905M

 

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