Russia & The Baltics: A 14-Day Tour Filled with Art, Culture and Natural Beauty
Embark on the journey of a lifetime through the beauty and grace of Russia and the Baltics on a lavish, 14-day tour filled with rich culture, historic architecture and breathtaking beauty. Discover the grandeur of Moscow and St. Petersburg before heading west towards Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, finishing this grand tour in Warsaw, Poland. Enjoy 13 nights of first-class accommodation, daily breakfast and select dining experiences, all transportation, English-speaking, expert local guides, a trip on the high-speed bullet train from Moscow to St Petersburg, and so much more.
- Package valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
- 13 nights of premium accommodation including three nights in Moscow, three nights in St. Petersburg, one night in Tallinn, two nights in Riga, two nights in Vilnius, two nights in Warsaw
- Daily breakfast, two lunches and seven dinners
- Standard class High Speed Train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg
A country of autocratic tsars and revolutions, the epic stage of soul-searching novels and love stories, Russia is a highly coveted destination sure to tickle everyone's curiosity. Embark on a discovery tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg, both blessed with glorious landscapes dotted with colourful cathedrals and glittering palaces, before taking in the fairytale atmosphere and incredible architecture of some of the most intriguing cities in Europe, from Tallin to Warsaw and beyond.
What You’ll Love...
Russia – From the iconic Red Square to the largest collection of Western art in St. Petersburg and everything in between
Your tour starts in Russia’s capital city: sophisticated Moscow. Stand in awe in front of the majesty of the Kremlin and Red Square, the heart of Moscow in all senses – historically, politically and geographically. Wander the streets along the 2.5km fortress and marvel at the magnificence of St. Basil's Cathedral with its colours, domes, patterns and shapes that represent the Russian architecture in all its splendour.
You might want to join an optional tour taking you to some of the best metro stations in Moscow. Take an incredible journey through marble, frescoes, mosaics and glass decorating the busiest metro system in the world, used by up to nine million people per day (more than London and New York).
Admire the splendid blue and gold onion domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most sacred places in Russia – considered to be the country’s religious capital.
Arrive in St. Petersburg in style, departing from Moscow on an unforgettable train ride with the famous Bullet Train. The Sapsan (Russian for Peregrine Falcon) travels at a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour and is the most efficient way to move between the cities.
Discover St. Petersburg's most significant sights, from the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the dominating Bronze Horseman monument to the Peter and Paul Fortress that houses crypts of Russian emperors. Spend an unforgettable morning at the Hermitage Museum, once the personal art gallery of Catherine the Great, with a collection of over three million items and featuring masterpieces by Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Monet and many others.
The Baltics – Tick off your bucket list Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn and enjoy a stop in Warsaw
A hidden gem set on the waters of Baltic Sea, Tallinn will surprise you with its lively atmosphere and striking beauty. Enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the walled, cobblestoned heart of the city, bejewelled with Gothic buildings and impressive churches.
Discover the largest capital city of the Baltics, Riga, on an exciting discovery tour of the city's architecture, encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. View Riga Castle, St. Jacob's Cathedral and the Liberty Monument then enjoy an afternoon at leisure in this charming city.
Take in the natural beauty of the Latvian countryside as you travel to Vilnius, the Baroque beauty of the Baltics, where you will admire the most famous landmarks and take a stroll around the gorgeous old town.
The last stop of this discovery journey through Russia and the Baltics is Warsaw, Poland’s sprawling capital city. Almost destroyed during WWII, the city’s varied architecture stands as a symbol of its resilience, showcasing an incredible blend of Gothic, neoclassic and Soviet-era blocks. Here, you will enjoy a tour of the splendid Old Town, the Old Market Square, St. John's Cathedral and more iconic sights.
Your Package Includes:
- 13 nights of premium accommodation, including three nights in Moscow, three nights in St. Petersburg, one night in Tallinn, two nights in Riga, two nights in Vilnius and two nights in Warsaw
- Daily breakfast, two lunches and seven dinners
- Standard-class High-Speed Train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern, air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Hotel porterage, tips and gratuities
- Tips for tour manager
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
Valid for the following departure dates:
15 May 2020
22 May 2020
29 May 2020 - **No longer available due to Major Event in St. Petersburg**
12 June 2020
26 June 2020
17 July 2020** - **No longer available due to Major Event in St. Petersburg
14 August 2020
28 August 2020
4 September 2020
18 September 2020
Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Moscow for your chosen tour start date.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
After reserving your trip, an email will be sent to explain the process to apply for a Russian visa. Name(s) and passport numbers on your reservation must be an EXACTmatch to your passport to avoid delays and significant fees for last minute visa services. Visa processing can take up to 6 weeks during which time your passport will be unavailable for other international trips.
The night before you travel to St. Petersburg, you will be required to place your luggage outside your door and pack a small bag with essential items for 1 night, to carry with you on the train. Your luggage will be transported by motor coach to St. Petersburg and therefore, won't be accessible to you until later in the evening on the day of arrival.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$1,900 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.
Maximum tour group size is 42 people.
Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.
Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults. Three people can be accommodated on request sleeping on a rollaway or sofa bed but this is strictly at the discretion of each hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour company directly if you wish to make this request.
Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.
Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:
Marriott Grand Hotel Moscow
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg - Ligovsky, St. Petersburg
Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Tallinn
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia, Riga
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Vilnius
Hotel Mercure Centrum, Warsaw
Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.
International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.
Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
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