Moscow to the Baltics States Package Code: EEMOSCOWTOAUSTRIA

Russia, Baltic States, Poland, Czech and Austria

$ 6174 pp
20 Days from Russia to Austria (Sale until 30 April, 3 pm)

 

INCLUDES
  • Tour of Moscow, Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna
  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Standard class High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charged and hotel taxes
Day 1: Moscow

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your travelling companions for a Welcome Dinner.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 2: 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 colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian and foreign jewellery, armor and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 3: Moscow

Today we travel 75km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk, founded in the 14th century and renowned as a centre 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 fairytale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This Evening take an optional tour of Moscow by night and subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called ” Palaces for the People”.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 4: Moscow – St. Petersburg

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfering to the railway station for the four hour high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join for an optional Russian Folklore evening.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 5: 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 and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, 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 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the centre of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 6: 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, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. Afterwards, you can join an optional Russian Folklore evening.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 7: St. Petersburg – Tallinn

Today’s journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.

  • Overnight stay in Tallinn
Day 8: Tallinn – Riga

On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th century Gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia.

  • Overnight stay in Riga
Day 9: Riga

On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free.

  • Overnight stay in RIga
Day 10: Riga – Vilnius

Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.

  • Overnight stay in Vilnius
Day 11: Vilnius

The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas’ Tower in the Upper Town and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes.

  • Overnight stay in Vilnius
Day 12: Vilnius – Warsaw

Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on you way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the polish countryside cities and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day’s end.

  • Overnight stay in Warsaw
Day 13: Warsaw

The 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass 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. Then take a walking tour to see Old Town, old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to explore the city, shop, relax or attend an optional afternoon Chopin concert.

  • Overnight stay in Warsaw
Day 14: Warsaw – Krakow

Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna”. This Afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War ll concertration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow.

  • Overnight stay in Krakow
Day 15: Krakow

Your sightseeing tour starts with Wawel Hill, Viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Take a walking tour of Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Suare, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to enjoy the city.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 16:  Krakow – Prague

Drive across the unspolied Polish countryside, then over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, park and ancient city walls.

  • Overnight stay in Prague
Day 17: Prague

Prague has a long and colourful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and worldfamous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance.

  • Overnight stay in Prague
Day 18: Prague – Vienna

Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the “City of Waltz”. Your time is free to begin exploring.

  • Overnight stay in Vienna
Day 19: Vienna

On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the centre of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other remnants of the city’s imperial history. The afternoon is free for last minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant.

  • Overnight stay in Vienna
Day 20: Vienna

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home

Accommodations (or Similar)
  • Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF)
  • St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF)
  • Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F) / Meriton (F)
  • Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF)
  • Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF) / Radisson Blu Lietuva (F)
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercue Centrum (F)
  • Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F)
  • Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F)
  • Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF)
TRAVEL DATES
May to October 2020

Terms and Conditions

Price based on twin share. Limited availability over school holiday and peak periods. Valid for travel in 2020 . On sale until 30 April 2020. Seasonal surcharges apply. All prices are subject to availability, blackout dates, and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges.

 

20 Days from Russia to Austria (Sale until 30 April, 3 pm)

 

INCLUDES
  • Tour of Moscow, Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna
  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Standard class High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charged and hotel taxes
Day 1: Moscow

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your travelling companions for a Welcome Dinner.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 2: 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 colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian and foreign jewellery, armor and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 3: Moscow

Today we travel 75km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk, founded in the 14th century and renowned as a centre 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 fairytale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This Evening take an optional tour of Moscow by night and subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called ” Palaces for the People”.

  • Overnight stay in Moscow
Day 4: Moscow – St. Petersburg

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfering to the railway station for the four hour high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join for an optional Russian Folklore evening.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 5: 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 and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, 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 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the centre of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 6: 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, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. Afterwards, you can join an optional Russian Folklore evening.

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 7: St. Petersburg – Tallinn

Today’s journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.

  • Overnight stay in Tallinn
Day 8: Tallinn – Riga

On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th century Gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia.

  • Overnight stay in Riga
Day 9: Riga

On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free.

  • Overnight stay in RIga
Day 10: Riga – Vilnius

Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.

  • Overnight stay in Vilnius
Day 11: Vilnius

The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas’ Tower in the Upper Town and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes.

  • Overnight stay in Vilnius
Day 12: Vilnius – Warsaw

Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on you way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the polish countryside cities and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day’s end.

  • Overnight stay in Warsaw
Day 13: Warsaw

The 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass 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. Then take a walking tour to see Old Town, old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to explore the city, shop, relax or attend an optional afternoon Chopin concert.

  • Overnight stay in Warsaw
Day 14: Warsaw – Krakow

Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna”. This Afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War ll concertration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow.

  • Overnight stay in Krakow
Day 15: Krakow

Your sightseeing tour starts with Wawel Hill, Viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Take a walking tour of Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Suare, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to enjoy the city.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
Day 16:  Krakow – Prague

Drive across the unspolied Polish countryside, then over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, park and ancient city walls.

  • Overnight stay in Prague
Day 17: Prague

Prague has a long and colourful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and worldfamous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance.

  • Overnight stay in Prague
Day 18: Prague – Vienna

Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the “City of Waltz”. Your time is free to begin exploring.

  • Overnight stay in Vienna
Day 19: Vienna

On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the centre of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other remnants of the city’s imperial history. The afternoon is free for last minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant.

  • Overnight stay in Vienna
Day 20: Vienna

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home

Accommodations (or Similar)
  • Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF)
  • St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF)
  • Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F) / Meriton (F)
  • Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF)
  • Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF) / Radisson Blu Lietuva (F)
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercue Centrum (F)
  • Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F)
  • Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F)
  • Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF)
TRAVEL DATES
May to October 2020

Terms and Conditions

Price based on twin share. Limited availability over school holiday and peak periods. Valid for travel in 2020 . On sale until 30 April 2020. Seasonal surcharges apply. All prices are subject to availability, blackout dates, and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges.

 

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