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20 Day Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia

Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia

Days: 20

From: Vilnius to Moscow

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

Code: eutcsmb20

Code_ERC: eutcsmb20

( Brochure Price: $ 10,390 pp )

Our Price: $9,871 pp


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.

2. Vilnius
This morning, embark on a guided tour of Vilnius. 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, Šiauliai, Rīga
After breakfast, travel to Šiauliai where you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania, crossing the border into Latvia and continuing on to its capital, Rīga.

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

5. Rīga, Līgatne, Cēsis, Tallinn
Enjoy an Insider Experience then cross the border into Estonia. Continue to Cēsis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn.

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

7. Tallinn, Helsinki
Farewell Estonia as you embark on a 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.

8. Helsinki
Join your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, including its spectacular harbour. Then, during 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, St Petersburg, Embark Ship
After breakfast, board the high-speed Allegro train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at a Welcome Reception on board this evening.

10. St Petersburg, City Tour
This morning enjoy a tour of St Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, and the St Nicholas Cathedral of the Epiphany. This afternoon, enjoy free time.

11. 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.

12. St Petersburg, Peterhof Park and Palace
Explore Peterhof Park and Palace before time at leisure.

13. Mandrogi
Today, arrive in the village of Mandrogi where you’ll wander amid the quirky collection of old wooden houses and visit the famous Vodka Museum.

14. Kizhi Island
Set out on a guided walking tour of Kizhi Island and see the Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Afterwards, cruise across Lake Onega.

15. Goritsy
Today, cruise White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Waterway, connecting the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Enjoy a tour and visit one of Russia’s largest medieval abbeys, the Monastery of St Cyril.

16. Yaroslavl
Today, explore Yaroslavl on a guided tour and discover its classical architecture and golden-domed churches.

17. Uglich
Cruise to Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that lie to the northeast of Moscow. On a tour, 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
On arrival in Moscow, explore the landmarks with a local guide. Venture inside the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Tonight, perhaps explore Moscow by Night.

19. Moscow
Take a guided tour of Moscow and head to Red Square to see the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner and vodka tasting.

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

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Cruise Highlights

Two nights in Vilnius, Rīga, Tallinn and Helsinki. 11 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia. Services of a Tour Director, Cruise Director and local guides. 44 meals - 19 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 15 dinners. Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine with dinner on your cruise. Explore 14 towns, villages and cities. Transfers, port charges and tipping.