Russia, Warsaw & The Baltic States - Small Group, 2021

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From a resurgent Warsaw, head to the thriving Baltic capitals. Your journey reaches its zenith with seven nights in Russia's two imperial cities

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Riga: Enjoy the vibrant colours and flavours when sampling some of the local delicacies as you wander through the maze of stalls in Riga Central Market.
    • Warsaw: Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm and serving delicious traditional meals accompanied with wine.
    • Vilnius: Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening, a culinary experience not to be missed.
    • Vilnius: Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening - a culinary experience not to be missed.
    • Tallinn: Enjoy an authentic meal in a local restaurant surrounded by your newfound friends at your Highlight Dinner in Tallinn.
    • Moscow: Your Celebration Dinner straddles the culinary East to West divide and includes drinks to toast your travels with your newfound friends.
    • Dining Summary: 14 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)
    • Tallinn: Choose between a scenic walking tour of the city with your Local Expert, for panoramic views and a visit to Town Hall Square or alternatively, take a walk through the fairy-tale Old Town where you hear about Estonian arts and crafts.
    • Moscow: Choose between a visit to one of the ornate metro stations which Stalin called ‘Palaces for the People’, or alternatively, join your Local Expert the to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
    • Warsaw: Your Local Expert will show you the city's highlights. See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park before paying your respects at the Ghetto Heroes Memorial.

What's this trip about?

    From a resurgent Warsaw, head to the thriving Baltic capitals. Your journey reaches its zenith with seven nights in Russia's two imperial cities

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityWarsaw
End CityMoscow

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Poland

Attractions

  • Moscow
  • Riga
  • Tallinn
  • Vilnius
  • Warsaw

Trip includes

    • 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 St Petersburg 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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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Warsaw

On arrival at Warsaw airport, 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 that serves delicious traditional meals, accompanied with wine. (Dinner with Wine)

Day 2: Exploring the Proud Polish Capital of Warsaw

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 throu...

Day 3: Vilnius, Venerable Capital of Lithuania

Pass Augustów 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. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Vilnius and 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 trav...

Day 5: The Votive Hill of Crosses 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. (Breakfast)

Day 6: Riga Sightseeing and on to Tallinn

Explore Riga's Old Town with your Local Expert, including a visit to the old aircraft hangars that now house the Riga Central Market, one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Enjoy the vibrant colours and flavours when sampling some of the local delicacies as you wander ...

Day 7: Surrender to the Magic of Tallinn

Explore Tallinn with Insight Choice. Focus on panoramic views leading to the Town Hall Square, or stroll the fairy-tale Old Town and hear about Estonian artisans.Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn’s shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewellery.Join your travelling...

Day 8: St 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.For your first meal in Russia, enjoy a friendly dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 9: St. 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 ...

Day 10: Petrodvorets by Hydrofoil

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. Explore the perfectly manicured gardens and see the cascading fountains. Lat...

Day 11: The Hermitage Museum

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. (Breakfast)

Day 12: High Speed Sapsan Train to Moscow

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. (Breakfast)

Day 13: Moscow, a Russian Revelation

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...

Day 14: Moscow and The Kremlin

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 ...

Day 15: Farewell 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. (Breakfast)

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Last Updated: 0/30/2024

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As the global leader in premium tours, Insight Vacations delivers all the sights and insights of destinations up close and personal. Each tour is crafted in true comfort and style with premium 5 and 4 star hotels, small groups and customized coaches with extra leg room. The brand’s category leading dining options including the unique dine-around and dine-at-home experiences means that guests enjoy a culinary journey through the places they visit. An extensive Vegetarian option across all tour series further compliments the elevated dining offering. With a Make Travel Matter Experience®, that creates a positive impact for both the visitor and visited, plus also supports the United Nations sustainable Development Goals, included on each and every trip, Insight Vacations leads the way in immersive responsible travel.

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