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RUSSIA, BALTICS AND WARSAW

BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTICS AND WARSAW - 2017

Moscow - St. Petersburg - Tallinn - Riga - Vilnius - Warsaw
14 days/13 nights

Starts in Moscow on Fridays:

April 28 - May 11

May 12 - May 25

May 19 - June 1

May 26 - June 8

June 16 - June 29

June 30 - July 13

July 21 - August 3

August 18 - August 31

September 1 - September 14

September 8 - September 21

September 15 - September 28

September 29 - October 12

TOUR COST:

$2,898 dbl. ($1,078 sgl. suppl.).

Airfare not included.

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TOUR COST INCLUDES:

Accommodations in first class hotels

Meals as specified

Transfers on arrival and departure

Air conditioned coach

Sightseeing tours

English speaking guide in each country

Baggage handling, one piece per person

Entrance fees and taxes

Not Included:

Cost of Russian visa, Beverages, Cost of passport

Items of a personal nature, Optional insurance

Gratuities to guides and driver

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On Thursday depart for Moscow, Russia
DAY 1/FRI - ARRIVE MOSCOW. Upon your arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel by our local host. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax Welcome dinner this evening. (D)
DAY 2/SAT - MOSCOW. Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St Basil's Cathedral and the massive red walls of the Kremlin. After a visit to the Armory Museum, see Moscow University, then drive along the wide boulevards and stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. You'll pass the baroque Novodevichy convent and end the tour at the Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is free. (B).
DAY 3/SUN - MOSCOW. 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 fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day 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)
DAY 4/MON - MOSCOW-ST. PETERSBURG. Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersbug. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B, D)
DAY 5/TUE - 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 the "Venice of the North". Today, we'll visit Palace Square with 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. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress and served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. In the evening, you can join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. (B)
DAY 6/WED - ST. PETERSBURG. This morning you'll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Rubens and others. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. In the evening, enjoy dinner. (B, D)
DAY 7/THU - ST. PETERSBURG-TALLINN. We depart via Narva, where we stop for lunch, for Tallinn, the capital of the Republic of Estonia, situated on the southern coast of the Finnish bay. This old town has the typical narrow medieval streets, towers, town walls, Gothic churches, trading and residential houses of the 13th-17th centuries. (B, D)
DAY 8/FRI - TALLINN-RIGA. Our walking tour of the Old Town (Vanalin), a UNESCO World Heritage site starts in the Upper Town (Tooompea) visiting the Toompea Castle, the present seat of the Parliament, orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Dome Church (Toomkirik) from the 13th century. In the Lower Town see the 14th century gothic Town Hall (Raekoda Gooti-style), Niguliste church on the main shopping streets of Old Town. In the afternoon, depart to Riga, the capital of the Republic of Latvia. (193 miles) (B, D)
DAY 9/SAT - RIGA. Riga is another major Baltic port dating back to the age of the Hanseatic League, situated at the mouth of the Dougava River. The city's narrow medieval streets display a wide variety of architectural style: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical. During your sightseeing tour, see the Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Parliament building, the Liberty Monument, the Academy of Art, the State Art Gallery and the district of Art Nouveau houses. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
DAY 10/SUN - RIGA-VILNIUS. Morning departure for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania (205 miles) The rest of the day at leisure. (B, D)
DAY 11/MON - VILNIUS. The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. It has been inhabited since the 9th century. In the Old Vilnius visit Peter and Paul Church and St. Anna's Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gedimeno's Tower in the Upper Town and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may take an optional excursion to Trakai. (B)
DAY 12/TUE - VILNIUS-WARSAW. We bid farewell to the former Soviet Union and cross the border to Poland. At day's end we reach Warsaw, our destination of the day. (B, L, D)
DAY 13/WED - WARSAW. This 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of Nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park with its 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 free for shopping, a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)
DAY 14/THU - DEPART WARSAW. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight. (B)
 
YOUR HOTELS:
MOSCOW - Marriott Grand
ST PETERSBURG - Crowne Plaza Ligovsky or Radisson Royal
TALLINN - Meriton Grand Conference&Spa Hotel or Sokos Viru
RIGA - Radisson BLU
VILNIUS - Radisson BLU Astorija
WARSAW - Radisson BLU Centrum or Mercure Centrum

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