Multi-Day Tour

Russia, Warsaw and the Baltic States (Summer 2018) (16 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Farewell Moscow.

Valid for Departures: 28 Apr 2018 - 23 Sep 2018

Russia, Warsaw and the Baltic States (Summer 2018) (16 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Warsaw.

Day 3

Exploring The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.

Day 5

Vilnius And The Island Castle Of Trakai.

Day 6

Siauliai And The Art Nouveau Nirvana Of Riga.

Day 7

Riga Sightseeing And On To Tallinn.

Day 8

Surrender To The Magic Of Tallinn.

Day 11

Petrodvorets By Hydrofoil.

Day 12

The Hermitage Museum.

Day 13

High Speed Sapsan Train To Moscow.

Day 15

Moscow And The Kremlin.

Day 16

Farewell Moscow.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To Warsaw.
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel. None
On arrival at Warsaw airport, your transfers depart for your hotel at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director at 18:00. Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm and serving delicious traditional meals accompanied with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Exploring The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel. None
(Relaxed Start) A Local Expert will show you how well the Polish capital was restored after almost complete obliteration during World War II. This incredible restoration can be credited to the amazing detail of Canaletto’s paintings! Pass the tiered Palace of Culture and stroll through Lazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial. Take a moment to reflect at the Ghetto Heroes Monument. Then walk to the Market Square in the Old Town. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Don’t miss the chance to visit Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski, known as Victor of Vienna. Perhaps attend an exclusive private recital of Chopin music by a celebrated Polish pianist?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Vilnius, Lithuania
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel None
Pass Augustów and Suwalki during your scenic journey through Masuria, a region rich in lakes and vast forests. Cross into Lithuania and continue to the capital city of Vilnius.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Vilnius And The Island Castle Of Trakai.
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel None
(Relaxed Start) Start your morning at the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul before moving on to see the neoclassical cathedral. Join your Local Expert for a leisurely walk through the Old Town and see the Jesuit University, the Gates of Dawn and the former Soviet KGB headquarters, a reminder of grim and relatively recent events. A highlight of our travels will be your visit to the fortified island castle of Trakai, originally built in the 13th century and now restored to all its glory.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
Siauliai And The Art Nouveau Nirvana Of Riga.
Pullman Riga Old Town. None
Head north to visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, the symbol of resistance against the Soviet occupation. Continue your escorted journey to the Latvian capital of Riga, a melange of Teutonic-inspired spires, stylish cocktail lounges and some of the world's most remarkable art nouveau architecture.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Riga Sightseeing And On To Tallinn.
Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia/radisson Blu Sky Hotel None
Explore Riga’s Old Town with your Local Expert, visit the Domkirk and see the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights. Your travels continue along the shores of the Gulf of Riga and across the Estonian border to reach Tallinn, hailed by travel aficionados as the New Prague.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Surrender To The Magic Of Tallinn.
Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia None
(Relaxed Start) With a Local Expert, drift back through 800 years of history as you amble through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Visit the market square with its old German weighing house, pharmacy and Town Hall. The energetic may choose to walk up Toompea Hill to see the castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn’s shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewellery. Join your travelling companions at a local restaurant for your Celebration Dinner. Toast your trip as you savour a freshly-prepared meal, rich with traditional flavours and accompanied with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
St. Petersburg, Russia
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky. None
Head east to the town of Narva, dominated by the mighty Hermannsburg Fortress. Cross the River Narva, which forms the Russian border, and continue to St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
St. Petersburg, Russia
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky. None
Morning sightseeing with your Local Expert includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel along Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic, onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, and visit the beautiful Catherine Palace?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Petrodvorets By Hydrofoil.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky. None
(Relaxed Start) Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great’s summer residence of Petrodvorets. For over 200 years it was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the perfectly-manicured gardens and see the cascading fountains.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
The Hermitage Museum.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky. None
(Relaxed Start) Located in the Winter Palace, the Hermitage is one of the world’s greatest museums. Marvel at this fabulous collection of paintings and ornaments, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore, shop or relax.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 13
High Speed Sapsan Train To Moscow.
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. None
(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a relaxed start in the morning, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder? Later, board your high speed Sapsan train and relax in modern luxury and comfort as you swoop to Moscow in just a few hours. On arrival in this fascinating city, you are transferred to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 14
Moscow, Russia
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. None
(Relaxed Start) Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. During your stay, you will visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called ‘Palaces for the People.' Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time, why not witness the crown jewels and Fabergé Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 15
Moscow And The Kremlin.
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. None
(Relaxed Start) In the morning you are at leisure to relax or explore the Russian capital as you wish. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an Optional Experience to the renowned centre of ancient Russian art and architecture, Zagorsk? In the afternoon, walk within the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Later, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company as you toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 16
Farewell Moscow.
None None
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 and 11:00 and at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 and 13:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Set out from Warsaw to explore the Baltic States, including the capitals Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Discover stylish, vibrant cafe societies with fascinating history.

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