Russia, Warsaw and the Baltic States (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe 2018

Set out from Warsaw to explore the Baltic States, including the capitals Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Discover stylish, vibrant cafe societies with fascinating history.

Additional Included Highlights
  • St Petersburg: There is plenty of time to explore this incredible city as you wish.
  • Moscow: Take some time to relax or venture deeper into the city on your own.
  • Vilnius: Visit the church of St. Peter and St. Paul and see the cathedral.
  • Narva: See the Hermannsburg Fortress.
  • Scenic Drives: Masuria, Gulf of Riga.
Authentic Dining
  • Moscow: Your Celebration Dinner straddles the culinary East to West divide and includes drinks to toast your travels with your newfound friends.
  • Tallinn: Enjoy an authentic meal in a local restaurant surrounded by your newfound friends at your HDinner in Tallinn.
  • Dining Summary: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (FB) and 5 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Vilnius: Explore the Old Town and see the Jesuit University, the Gates of Dawn and the former Soviet KGB headquarters, as you are led by your Local Expert.
  • Moscow: Explore this fascinating capital with your Local Expert. Visit Red Square to admire the landmark buildings of St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum. Explore the opulent Metro stations, described as 'underground museums.'
Stay at the Best Addresses
  • St. Petersburg: The Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky is situated in a fabulous location, close to many shops and historic buildings.
  • Vilnius: Enjoy views overlooking the Old Town Square, from the verandah of Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Warsaw: Your Local Expert will explain how this city that was once obliterated city, has been faithfully restored, thanks to art! Explore the Market square in the Old Town, see the tiered Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial and pay your respects at the Ghetto Heroes Monument.
  • Trakai: Take in the idyllic lake setting as you cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle.
  • Siaulia: Visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses.
  • Riga: Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and seeing the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights.
  • Tallin: The Old Town is almost a scene from a fairytale and you will have the chance to explore, led by your Local Expert. Visit the market square and see the old German weighing house, pharmacy and Town Hall. If you're feeling energetic, perhaps walk up Toompea Hill to see the castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. As you travel along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, see the Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.
  • Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to Peter the Great's Summer Palace, built to rival Versailles. Explore the formal gardens, bursting with awe-inspiring cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
  • St. Petersburg: With a Local Expert, explore the the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars, now the spectacular Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest repositories of European art.
  • Sapsan Train: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in modern luxury and comfort while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: Visit one of the cathedrals when you venture inside the Kremlin.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • One-way Sapsan train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow is included.
  • Complimentary transfers from Warsaw airport are available at scheduled times, on arrival day. Complimentary transfers to Moscow's Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports are available at scheduled times, on departure day. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
16 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Your Journey BeginsYour Journey Begins: Board your overnight flight (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2WarsawWelcome to Warsaw.: On arrival at Warsaw airport, your transfers depart for your hotel at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director at 18:00. Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm and serving delicious traditional meals accompanied with wine. (Dinner with Wine)
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel.
Day 3WarsawExploring the Proud Polish Capital of Warsaw.: (Relaxed Start) A Local Expert will show you how well the Polish capital was restored after almost complete obliteration during World War II. This incredible restoration can be credited to the amazing detail of Canaletto's paintings! Pass the tiered Palace of Culture and stroll through Lazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial. Take a moment to reflect at the Ghetto Heroes Monument. Then walk to the Market Square in the Old Town. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Don't miss the chance to visit Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski, known as Victor of Vienna. Perhaps attend an exclusive private recital of Chopin music by a celebrated Polish pianist? (Buffet Breakfast)
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel.
Day 4VilniusVilnius, Venerable Capital of Lithuania.: Pass Augustow and Suwalki during your scenic journey through Masuria, a region rich in lakes and vast forests. Cross into Lithuania and continue to the capital city of Vilnius. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel
Day 5TrakaiVilnius and the Island Castle of Trakai.: (Relaxed Start) Start your morning at the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul before moving on to see the neoclassical cathedral. Join your Local Expert for a leisurely walk through the Old Town and see the Jesuit University, the Gates of Dawn and the former Soviet KGB headquarters, a reminder of grim and relatively recent events. A highlight of our travels will be your visit to the fortified island castle of Trakai, originally built in the 13th century and now restored to all its glory. (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel
Day 6RigaSiauliai and the Art Nouveau Nirvana of Riga.: Head north to visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, the symbol of resistance against the Soviet occupation. Continue your escorted journey to the Latvian capital of Riga, a melange of Teutonic-inspired spires, stylish cocktail lounges and some of the world's most remarkable art nouveau architecture. (Buffet Breakfast)
Pullman Riga Old Town.
Day 7TallinnRiga Sightseeing and on to Tallinn.: Explore Riga's Old Town with your Local Expert, visit the Domkirk and see the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights. Your travels continue along the shores of the Gulf of Riga and across the Estonian border to reach Tallinn, hailed by travel aficionados as the New Prague. (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia/Radisson Blu Sky Hotel
Day 8TallinnSurrender to the Magic of Tallinn.: (Relaxed Start) With a Local Expert, drift back through 800 years of history as you amble through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Visit the market square with its old German weighing house, pharmacy and Town Hall. The energetic may choose to walk up Toompea Hill to see the castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn's shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewellery. Join your travelling companions at a local restaurant for your Celebration Dinner. Toast your trip as you savour a freshly-prepared meal, rich with traditional flavours and accompanied with wine. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia
Day 9St. PetersburgSt Petersburg: To Russia with Love: Head east to the town of Narva, dominated by the mighty Hermannsburg Fortress. Cross the River Narva, which forms the Russian border, and continue to St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. (Buffet Breakfast)
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky.
Day 10St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg Sightseeing.: Morning sightseeing with your Local Expert includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel along Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic, onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, and visit the beautiful Catherine Palace? (Buffet Breakfast)
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky.
Day 11St. PetersburgPetrodvorets by Hydrofoil.: (Relaxed Start) Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets. For over 200 years it was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the perfectly-manicured gardens and see the cascading fountains. (Buffet Breakfast)
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky.
Day 12St. PetersburgThe Hermitage Museum.: (Relaxed Start) Located in the Winter Palace, the Hermitage is one of the world's greatest museums. Marvel at this fabulous collection of paintings and ornaments, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore, shop or relax. (Buffet Breakfast)
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky/Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky.
Day 13MoscowHigh Speed Sapsan Train to Moscow.: (Relaxed Start) Enjoy a relaxed start in the morning, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder? Later, board your high speed Sapsan train and relax in modern luxury and comfort as you swoop to Moscow in just a few hours. On arrival in this fascinating city, you are transferred to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay. (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow.
Day 14MoscowMoscow, a Russian Revelation.: (Relaxed Start) Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. During your stay, you will visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called 'Palaces for the People.' Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time, why not witness the crown jewels and Faberge Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family? (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow.
Day 15MoscowMoscow and The Kremlin.: (Relaxed Start) In the morning you are at leisure to relax or explore the Russian capital as you wish. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an Optional Experience to the renowned centre of ancient Russian art and architecture, Zagorsk? In the afternoon, walk within the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Later, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company as you toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow.
Day 16MoscowFarewell Moscow.: Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 and 11:00 and at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 and 13:00. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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07/14/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/21/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
07/28/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/04/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/11/2018$4,375.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/18/2018$4,375.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/25/2018$4,375.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/01/2018$4,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/08/2018$4,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/15/2018$4,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
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Notes: Twin prices are per person. Some parts of Russia, clean small denomination US$ bills or Euro notes are the only accepted currency. Visas: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your requirements. Documents may not be issued at borders in Europe. 13 May departure will operate with 3 nights in St. Petersburg and 4 nights in Moscow.

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