Start: Vilnius Finish: Moscow
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: VegetariansVegans
Tour code: GBX
Group size: 1 - 8
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The most scenic, comprehensive and complete tour of Baltic States, Helsinki and Russia.
You will see all the best spots in Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
In Vilnius, we will see: the old town, the Gediminas tower, the Peter and Paul Church, the St Anne church, the Old university, the Gates of Dawn.
In Riga, we will see: the old town, the House of the Blackheads, the Riga Dome Cathedral, the St. Peter's Church, the Freedom Monument, the Three Brothers dwelling house, the National Opera house.
In Tallinn, we will see: the old town, the Toompea castle, the Dome church, the Nevsky Cathedral.
In Helsinki, we will see: the city centre the, Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, the Mannerheim Street, the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, the Sibelius Monument, the Church-in-the-Rock, Suomenlinna (optional).
In St. Petersburg we will see the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent, the Hermitage Art Museum (optional), Zarskoye Selo and Catherine’s Palace (optional), the Peterhof Palace (optional).
In Moscow, we will see: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre, the Square with Bolshoi Theatre, the Sparrow Hills with Moscow University, the Moscow metro, Sergiev Posad (optional).
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Vilnius is known for its more than 1200 medievals buildings and 48 churches.
The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the mediaeval capital of Lithuania with the well-preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve.
In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the ‘Hills of Crosses’, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania.
After crossing into Latvia, we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.
Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles.
The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.
The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches.
The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
The program of the day includes 2 optional excursions.
The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga.
The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage.
In the evening we offer an optional dinner at the stylish Restaurant Three.
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Pärnu.
We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon.
Check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olümpia**** or similar.
Tallinn is a charming blend of mediaeval tranquillity and modern urban life.
The mediaeval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants.
The sightseeing tour takes us around the old mediaeval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.
In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.
The evening offers an optional dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.
This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside**** or similar.
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors. The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve.
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we drive through Vyborg, and continue to St. Petersburg. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
Location: Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North.
During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks.
The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks.
In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered.
In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.
The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon, we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya**** or similar.
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolises in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: The Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University, and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.
The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
Breakfast at the hotel and optional transfer to the airport.
Guide assistance during the whole tour
15 x buffet breakfast
Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
Free wi-fi at the hotel (if available)
15 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
Entrances to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter-Paul-Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer airport-hotel in Vilnius: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
Transfer hotel-airport in Moscow: EUR 80.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
Guided channel cruise: EUR 65.00 pp
Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00 pp
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park: EUR 70.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace: EUR 75.00 pp
8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad: EUR 80.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Riga Motor Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 80.00 pp
3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: EUR 25.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40.00 pp
Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve: EUR 60.00 pp
Half board at hotels (15 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 455.00 pp
3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise: EUR 55.00 pp
3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress: EUR 60.00 pp
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Three: EUR 40.00 pp
Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 65.00 pp
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Yes, we can offer pre and post stay at the same hotel booked for the tour. Price information will be shared separately.
No, only the ones specified in the program
Normally we are looking for 1 luggage per participant
Yes, the tour planning includes at least one half day for private visits
The cost for visa has to be covered by the guests. We only provide invitation letter if required
No, they are optional
Yes, the coach has air conditioning
The tour includes a guide for the guided cities visit as well as for all the tranfsers between cities
Generally the maximum group size is 30 pax
No, flight are not included
Yes, children are welcome for this tour
The guides are English speaking but the we can offer the tour in German, Italian, Spanish
We suggest 10 Eur per person for the guides and 5 Eur per person for the bus driver
Wi-Fi is free if available at the hotel
The minimum group size of 1 pax is always guaranteed
Yes, there is a supplement for single room
Euro and Rubles
Unfortunately pets are not accepted
Yes, accommodation details will be sent 3 weeks prior the departure of the tour
This tour requires a tourist visa for Russia for most passport holders. We DO NOT provide Visa services, but we’ll issue the Visa support letter. Valid visa must be obtained by the traveller before visiting Russia. Please note that the grant or refusal of the Russia Visa is at the sole discretion of the Russian authorities.
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