Russia, Baltics and Warsaw: June 3-19, 2018
Roundtrip economy airfare
Breakfast and Dinner
Local English Guide
Filipino Tour Escort
Travel Bounty giveaway
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.
Begin exploration of this Russian capital in the Red Square, lined by Moscow’s famous landmark buildings: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Spasskaya Tower and GUM. Enter the walls of the Kremlin Fortress, see the Armoury Chamber, then stand on Cathedral Square surrounded by the Cathedrals of Assumption, Annunciation, Archangel, Deposition and the 12 Apostles
An hour away from Moscow, through huge birch forests and rolling hills is Sergiyev Posad, foundation of the Russian Orthodox Church and visit the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius. Highlight visit to a Vodka Museum (degustation included) then on to Lenin Hills before a walk around Arbat Street.
Check out of hotel. Go to Poklonnaya Hill war memorial then follow guide and go underground to see Moscow’s famed METRO Stations. Fly to St. Petersburg, imperial capital and second largest city of Russia. #
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.
Hydrofoil transfer to Peterhof (Petrodvorets), an exquisite summer residence by Russian Tsars. Marvel at the Grand Cascade and enter the Grand Palace. Then on to the Hermitage, one of the world’s greatest museums.
Today we go to Pushkin, and visit the grand Catherine Palace and its magnificent Halls. Then walk to the equally beautiful Pavlovsk Palace, former home of Catherine the Great’s son. Back to St. Petersburg and see the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood.
Cross the Russian-Estonian border. Short stop to see Hermann Castle, then Narwa Castle before heading to Tallinn.
After breakfast drive through Kadriorg with a stop at the Tallinn Song Bowl, a natural amphitheater. Visit St Bridget's Convent ruins then on to the Pirita Marina, former sight of Olympic yachting. Transfer back to the Old Town, walking tour through the Upper Town and Lower Town and see the best of both medieval and modern parts of Tallinn.
Cross the Estonia-Latvia border. Tour of the Old Town of Riga, capital of Latvia and get acquainted with the romance of the Medieval Ages. Visit St. Peter's and St. Johann's churches, Dome Cathedral, the romantic Convent Courtyard and other historical monuments of the Old Riga. A peep at the Soviet KGB Museum, a reminder of grim and relatively recent events.
Discover why Riga became a centre for Art Nouveau. Then on to some sweetness and fun at the Laima Chocolate Museum. Then travel south and cross the border from Latvia to Lithuania to Siauliai to see unusual Votive Hill of Crosses, the symbol of resistance against the Soviet occupation.
After breakfast we visit the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul before moving on to see the neo-classical Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town to the Jesuit University, the Vilnius university complex and the the Gates of Dawn. Then travel on to Trakai for a highlight visit to this fortified island Castle.
From Lithuania to Poland we enter the border town of Lazdija then to Augustow for some free time to relax or stroll around before heading to Warsaw. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
A guided stroll through Warsaw's pristine Old Town to the Warsaw Castle and see how the city rebuilt itself after WWII. See St John's Cathedral, the Royal Route and the magnificent Lazienki Park. Finally, the famous Wilanow Palace and Gardens. Farewell dinner tonight.
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