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20 Day Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia

Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia

Days: 20

From: Vilnius to Moscow

Countries Visited: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia

Code: eutcsmb20

Our Price (from): $9,910 pp

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Itinerary


1. Arrive Vilnius
Fly into Vilnius, Lithuania's enchanting capital, and be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a Welcome Reception. Stay Two Nights: Vilnius, Novotel Vilnius Centre or similar

2. Vilnius
This morning, embark on a guided tour of . Then, venture to Trakai Island Castle, a magnificent stone castle built in the 14th century. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant.

3. Vilnius, Siauliai, Riga
After breakfast, travel to Siauliai where you'll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania and cross the border into Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stay Two Nights: Riga, Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel

4. Riga
Today, join a local guide for a tour of historic , taking in the Germanic art nouveau architecture of the Old Town.

Insider Experience: Head to Black Magic Bar to enjoy a tasting of Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.

5. Riga, Ligatne, Cesis, Tallinn
Cross the border into Estonia today. Continue to Cesis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn. Stay Two Nights: Tallinn, Radisson Blu Olympia

6. Tallinn
Today, set out on a guided tour of . Visit the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars, and pass by the Song Festival Grounds, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square.

7. Tallinn, Helsinki
Farewell Estonia as you embark on a beautiful ferry crossing over the Gulf of Finland into Helsinki. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening to explore at leisure. Stay Three Nights: Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel

8. Helsinki
Join your local guide for a tour of , where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour. Then, with free time, perhaps explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light.

9. Helsinki
Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city.

10. Helsinki, St Petersburg, Embark Ship
After breakfast board the high-speed train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Stay 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Kronshtadt

Insider Experience: Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a traditional bread and salt ceremony at a Welcome Reception on board this evening.

11. St Petersburg, City Tour, Peterhof Park
This morning enjoy a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg.

12. St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
Be dazzled today with a visit to the Hermitage Museum, which houses more than three million works of art and culture in the Tsar's Winter Palace.

13. Mandrogi
Today, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Arrive in , a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you'll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you'll learn all about the nation's signature tipple.

Insider Experience: Be treated to a Russian lesson aboard your river ship, and learn the essentials of this beautiful language.

14. Kizhi Island
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe's second-largest lake. Here, you'll set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island, however, is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.

15. White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy
Today, cruise across White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy and enjoy a guided tour in which you'll visit one of the largest and most important medieval abbeys in Russia, the majestic Monastery of St Cyril.

16. Yaroslavl
Today, discover , one of Russia's oldest cities on a fascinating guided tour. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches. You'll also visit a fortified 12th-century monastery flaunting astounding architecture.

17. Uglich, Volga River
Watch rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour to see the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.

18. Moscow
Cruise into , and explore some of the city's most historic landmarks. Tonight take part in an optional tour.

19. Moscow
Take a guided tour and head to Red Square to see St Basil's Cathedral.

Insider Experience: This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner and vodka degustation.

20. Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow
After breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Dates & Prices


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18 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
MS Rossia
$10,390
$9,910

01 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
MS Rossia
$10,390
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14 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
MS Rossia
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$9,910

05 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
MS Rossia
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$9,910