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Discover Russia - Set out from the stunning city of Warsaw for the flourishing Baltic capitals. Your journey reaches its peak with three nights in each of Russia's great imperial cities.
A Local Expert will show you the Baroque church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Take in the idyllic lake setting as you cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle.
Cruise by hydrofoil to visit the epic formal gardens of Peter the Great's Summer Palace, bursting with thunderous cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and shows you the city walls.
With a Local Expert, explore the spectacular Hermitage Museum, one of the world's great repositories of European art and housed in the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars.
‘Sapsan' in Russian means ‘falcon'. Relax in modern luxury and comfort while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
With a Local Expert, walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress, see St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the opulent Metro stations.
- VIP door-to-door transfer service – taken directly from your door to departing airport.
- Airport transfers at the destination.
- Quality accommodation as per itinerary.
- Experiences & quality dining as per itinerary.
- A coach with more legroom, air-conditioning, sound system, video & Wi-Fi.
Day 1: Arrive in Warsaw
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Warsaw airport, your transfers depart for your hotel at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Relax and settle in to your luxury hotel before joining your Travelling Concierge at 18:00, where you will be introduced to your fellow travellers.
Day 2: Warsaw Sightseeing
Sightseeing with a Local Expert from the Polish capital reveals just how well the city was restored after almost complete obliteration during World War II.
Day 3: Vilnius
Pass Augustów and Suwalki during your scenic journey through Masuria, a region rich in lakes and vast forests. Cross into Lithuania and continue to Vilnius, its enchanting capital. Home to the largest medieval town in central and Eastern Europe, this bustling city is the perfect mix of old-world charm, bohemian cafes and quirky street art.
Day 4: Vilnius & The Island Castle of Trakai
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 pretty Old Town and see the Jesuit University and the Gates of Dawn. A highlight of your travels will be a visit to the fortified island castle of Trakai.
Day 5: 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.
Day 6: Riga Sightseeing and on to Tallinn
Explore Riga's Old Town with your Local Expert, visit the old aircraft hangers that now house the Riga Central Market, one of the largest visited in Eastern Europe. Enjoy the vibrant colours and flavours when sampling some of the local delicacies as you wander through the maze of stalls
Day 7: Tallinn
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 fairytale.
Day 8: St. Petersburg
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.
Day 9: St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you to see St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square.
Day 10: Petrodvorets by Hydrofoil
Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets.
Day 11: The Hermitage Museum
Visit the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums. Located in the Winter Palace, wander through this fabulous collection of paintings and objets d'art, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces.
Day 12: High speed train to Moscow
In the morning, perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder before boarding your high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow.
Day 13: Moscow
Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings.
Day 14: Moscow and the Kremlin
In the morning you are at leisure in the Russian capital. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional experience to Zagorsk - renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture.
Day 15: Depart Moscow
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 & 11:00 and at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 & 13:00.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote
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