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16 days / 15 nights

DAY - 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY - 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

DAY - 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.

DAY - 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA
Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

DAY - 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

DAY - 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

DAY - 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

DAY - 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN-HELSINKI
This day offers first an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar."

DAY - 9 (MONDAY): HELSINKI
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

DAY - 10 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.

DAY - 11 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title "The Venice of the North". During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg's tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks.

DAY - 12 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG
The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch.

DAY - 13 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu**** or similar.

DAY - 14 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one of the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional Moscow by night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla..

DAY - 15 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW
The morning offers an optional excursion to Novidevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city's most beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow's most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the DAY - is reserved for an optional excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery with its outstanding collection of French impressionists. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

DAY - 16 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

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  2017        
  May-September 2017        
       
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Aug 20 - Sep 4 $2,905 $2,805 $4,165 $4,065
  Aug 27 - Sep 11 $2,905 $2,705 $4,165 $3,965
  Sep 3 - Sep 18 $2,905 $4,165  
  Sep 10 - Sep 25 $2,905 $2,705 $4,165 $3,965
       
  Optional Tours Price Per Person
  3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle $60  
  Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas $60  
  4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park $76  
  3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum $60  
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral $53  
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala $60  
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant La Boheme $60  
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU $60  
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack $60  
  6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park $106  
  3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum $68  
  4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $106  
  Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace $76  
  4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace $113  
  3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum $76  
  Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch $60  
  3-hour guided channel cruise $76  
  3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour $38  
  3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise $76  
  8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad $121  
  Visit to Old Russian Circus $106  
       
  2018    
  May-September 2018    
       
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  May 20 - Jun 04 $3,070 $4,410  
  May 27 - Jun 11 $3,070 $4,410  
  Jul 08 - Jul 23 $2,920 $4,105  
  Jul 15 - Jul 30 $2,920 $4,105  
  Jul 22 - Aug 06 $2,920 $4,105  
  Jul 29 - Aug 13 $2,920 $4,105  
  Aug 05 - Aug 20 $2,920 $4,105  
  Aug 12 - Aug 27 $2,920 $4,105  
  Aug 19 - Sep 03 $2,920 $4,105  
  Aug 26 - Sep 09 $2,920 $4,105  
  Sep 02 - Sep 17 $2,920 $4,105  
  Sep 09 - Sep 24 $2,920   $4,105  
           
  Optional Tours Price Per Person
  3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle     $60  
  Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas     $60  
  4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park     $76  
  3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum     $60  
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral     $53  
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala     $60  
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant La Boheme     $60  
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU     $60  
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack     $60  
  6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park     $106  
  3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum     $68  
  4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $106  
  Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace     $76  
  4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace   $113  
  3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum     $76  
  Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti:     $76  
  3-hour guided channel cruise     $76  
  3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour     $38  
  3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise     $76  
  8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad     $121  
  Visit to Old Russian Circus     $106  
 
Including:
  • 15 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 15 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter-Paul-Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Metro
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry Tallinn-Helsinki OW
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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