Russia, Baltics and Warsaw: May 14-30, 2019
Roundtrip economy airfare
Deluxe Hotel accommodations
Full board meals
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Join us as we journey through 2 imperial cities of Russia, head to the thriving Baltic capitals then on to resurgetn Warsaw. We will be visiting Russia when it is all prepped up for the 21st FIFA World Cup (starts June 14)! Explore the opulent Metro stations and enjoy Vodka Degustation in Moscow. Walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress, see St Basils Cathedral. Experience the White Nights in St. Petersburg, when the sun slumps lazily towards the horizon but never fully sets Take in the idyllic lake setting as we cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle in the fortified island of Trakai.
On arrival in this fascinating city, transfer to hotel for check-in and rest until welcome dinner.
Explore this Russian capital in the RED SQUARE. See the much photographed ST BASILS CATHEDRAL. In front of the Kremlin stands LENINS MAUSOLEUM. The SPASSKAYA TOWER and the GUM. Enter the walls of the KREMLIN FORTRESS. Visit the ARMOURY CHAMBER. Then we stand on CATHEDRAL SQUARE.
An hour away from Moscow, is SERGIYEV POSAD. It is most famous for its spectacular fortress monastery, the TRINITY MONASTERY OF ST. SERGIUS founded by St. Sergiyev. Highlight visit to a VODKA MUSEUM, vodka degustation included of course! Proceed to LENIN HILLS. See the MGU – Moscow State University. Walk around ARBAT Street and hear about its interesting history and artisan culture.
DAY 05 (SAT) MAY 18 MOSCOW / ST. PETERSBURG
Depart hotel for POKLONNAYA HILL. Go underground to see Moscow’s famed METRO STATIONS which stalin called, “The people’s palaces”. DOMESTIC FLIGHT to St. Petersburg.
Visit the Fortress of Peter and Paul and see the Cathedral. Then on to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. In the afternoon visit the Yusupov Palace.
Transfer to the pier for hydrofoil transfer to PETERHOF (PETRODVORETS). The GRAND CASCADE which goes downhill from the palace towards the Baltic Sea. Visit the Grand Palace. Proceed to the HERMITAGE after lunch.
Proceed to PUSHKIN. See the LYCEUM. Visit CATHERINE “Ekaterininskiy" PALACE. See the beautiful AMBER Room, the Blue Drawing Room, Cameron Gallery, Marble Bridge, Pyramid, Chinese Pavilion, and the Ruined Tower. Visit the PAVLOVSK PALACE. Visit the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood.
Cross the Russian-Estonian border in Narwa. Short stop to see Hermann Castle and See Narwa Castle.
Drive through the city's cultural heart to KADRIORG. Make a short stopover at the Tallinn Song Bowl. Outside visit of St Bridget's Convent ruins. Drive to the PIRITA MARINA. Go to the Upper Town and Lower Town and see the Town Hall Square, Dome Church and Alexander Nevskij’s Cathedral.
Cross the Estonia-Latvia border and drive along the shores of the Gulf of Riga. A walking tour of the Old Town of Riga. Walk along St. Peter's and St. Johann's churches, Dome Cathedral, the romantic Convent Courtyard, Great and Small Guilds, House of Blackheads, Cat and Dog Houses, Swedish Gate and other historical monuments of the Old Riga. Dinner before going back to hotel.
Visit Art Nouvea. Then on to the Laima Chocolate Museum. Then travel south and cross the border from Latvia to Lithuania to Siauliai to see unusual Votive Hill of Crosses. Overnight Vilnius.
Visit the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul before moving on to see the neo-classical Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and see the Jesuit University, the Gates of Dawn and the former Soviet KGB headquarters. On to Trakai for a highlight visit to the fortified island and entrance to the 13th century Castle. The historical part of town conserved the ruins of Peninsula Castle and the historical Museum of Trakai.
We enter the border town of Lazdija then to Augustow. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
A stroll through Warsaw's pristine Old Town to the Warsaw Castle. Walk along the city's main attractions such as the gothic St John's Cathedral, the neo-classical Royal Route and the magnificent Lazienki Park. See Wilanow Palace and Gardens. Admire the famous White Hall, the Chapel, Royal bedrooms, Library of the King and much more. Back to hotel for rest and overnight. Farewell dinner tonight.
Free time after breakfast, until check – out and transfer to airport for onward flight back home.
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