- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and hotel taxes
Stay at the following (or similar):
- Marriott Grand Hotel| Moscow (2 nights)
- Crowne Plaza Ligovsky or Radisson Sonya Hotel | St. Petersburg (2 nights)
- Meriton Grand Hotel or Sokos Hotel Viru | Tallinn (1 night)
- Radisson Blu Latvija | Riga (2 nights)
- Radisson Blu Royal Astorija or Radisson Blu Lietuva | Vilnius (2 nights)
- Radisson Blu Centrum or Mercure Warszawa Centrum | Warsaw (2 nights)
- Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto (Old Town) | Krakow (2 nights)
- Angelo by Vienna House Hotel | Prague (2 nights)
- Hilton Vienna | Vienna (2 nights)
Sightseeing Tours Included:
- St. Petersburg
*This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience.
NOTE: Russia requires citizens of most countries to obtain a visitor visa prior to travel.
Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow
This hotel is located on Tverskaya Street in the heart of city center. It is near Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre and is known for impeccable service and event facilities. Spacious guest rooms offer wonderful amenities, including a safe, individual climate control and Wi-Fi Internet access. Two restaurants provide delightful international food. Between meals, enjoy a cocktail at the Lobby Bar or read your newspaper by the fountain. Stay fit in the exclusive Fitness Gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment, and unwind in the indoor pool and sauna.
Crowne Plaza Ligovsky, St. Petersburg
This hotel’s elegant rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi and sofas. Upgraded suites feature marble bathrooms and chandeliers. A restaurant features European cuisine and a bar. Other amenities include a fitness room, ping pong and pool tables, a squash court and a business center.
Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg
The only one of its kind, Radisson Sonya is a Four Star Hotel with a special atmosphere and a unique design concept. Here you will feel the exclusive charm of the city and enjoy the very best views of St. Petersburg. The design for this elegant boutique hotel was inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s famous novel, Crime and Punishment. The interior concept of the Radisson Sonya hotel draws its insight from the main theme of this novel, where the transfiguration is the central idea. That is why the colorful artwork, Bohemian flair and literary motifs deliver a truly unique experience for guests staying in our hotel. The Hotel Restaurant “Metamorfos” and its adjacent Bar were also created based on the novel.
Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn
Boasting a seasonal rooftop cinema, Original Sokos Hotel Viru provides a modern base when in Tallinn, with local attractions such as Tallinn Town Hall and Estonian Academy of Arts easily accessible on foot. It has a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sauna. This trendy hotel provides a kids club, a ballroom and valet parking. Guests can enjoy the recreational activities on offer, such as a playground, bicycle rental and a BBQ/picnic area. The hotel also has its very own night club, Café Amigo Night Club.
Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel, Riga
Located in the Old City district of Riga. 356 guest rooms boast thoughtful amenities like the Super Breakfast Buffet, Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and air conditioning. Most rooms also feature stunning views of the vistas of the Daugava River. Two restaurants and the lobby bar are perfect options for a quick, convenient bite to eat or a relaxing cocktail with colleagues. Panorama Restaurant boasts beautiful Daugava River views and delicious international cuisine. Other upscale offerings include an expansive in-house fitness center, soothing treatments at the spa and beauty salon, and indoor pool and sauna.
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius
This hotel is a city center landmark which welcomes guests in a stunning Baroque-style building dating back to 1901 combined with modern services and amenities. The Brasserie de Verres en Vers showcases French cuisine, while the Astorija Bar pours a variety of classic and creative cocktails. A total of 119 hotel rooms offer air conditioning, Super Breakfast Buffet and Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Travelers can maintain their workout routine in the hotel’s Health Club, equipped with Technogym machines, or relax in our cozy indoor pool or unwind in our steam room or sauna.
Radisson Blu Lietuva, Vilnius
The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius stands on the banks of the River Neris. The hotel is in the heart of Lithuania’s capital, near rich historic sites such as the Old Town and Vilnius Cathedral. Old Town is also the place for shopping. Wander around the cobbled streets and explore the wide range of stores and markets. You’re close to an array of transport options, including bus and train station, while the airport is just 9 kilometers away.
Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw
This hotel is ideally located near the historic Old Town and the Palace of Culture and Science. Choose one of the 311 well-equipped rooms, which feature modern amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, coffee and tea provisions, and satellite television. Rooms showcase three styles: Maritime, Italian and Scandinavian. Start the day off at Restaurant Ogrodowa with our delicious Super Breakfast Buffet, or sample delicious Polish cuisine at the on-site @Ferdy’s Restaurant. Relax after a long day at the Lobby Bar or burn off steam at the fitness center.
Mercure Warszawa Centrum Hotel, Warsaw
The Mercure Warszawa Centrum Hotel is located in the city center, next to the Zlote Tarasy, the largest shopping center in Warsaw, and not far from the commercial buildings: Warsaw Financial Center, Warsaw Towers, and Rondo ONZ 1. Its location in the rapidly developing business heart of the city, and its proximity to the exhibition center (Palace of Culture and Science) and a number of cultural attractions makes the hotel the perfect location both for business travelers and tourists.
Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow
A 5-minute walk from the Kraków Barbican gate and museum, and a 10 minute walk to the Old Town, this upmarket hotel in a contemporary building is 2 km from the fortified hilltop Wawel Castle. The building boasts a unique facade and interiors. Modern rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks; some feature sitting areas with sofas. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines and/or pull-out sofas. Suites have living rooms; some provide balconies.The Winestone Restaurant is a cosmopolitan restaurant/bar serving international fare and the hotel also features a gym and 5 meeting rooms.
Angelo by Vienna House, Prague
This stylish hotel is a 5-minute ride from Prague’s historic center by metro, which is close to the hotel. Wenceslas Square and the popular Mala Strana quarter, with its cafes and Baroque monuments, are just 3 miles away. All guest rooms come with the latest technology, like DVD players, internet access, plasma TVs, air-conditioning, tea/coffee makers and satellite TV. At the Jazz lobby bar, guests can enjoy a drink and warm up by the fire, while the Sunlight restaurant offers a variety of modern Czech and international cuisine. A fitness center and a sauna are in the hotel complex.
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront, Vienna
Set in the heart of Vienna, this hotel is within walking distance of the main historic sights and most fashionable shopping streets in the city. Relax in our comfortable guest rooms and enjoy a high standard of amenities. Try innovative Austrian cuisine and modern European à la carte specials in this light and airy S’PARKS restaurant or on the alfresco terrace. Enjoy Austrian wines and Viennese coffees at the Lobby Bar & Lounge. Work out in the well-equipped gym or unwind in the sauna, steam bath and relaxation area. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi in the public areas of this hotel.
Moscow to Baltic States, Poland, Prague & Vienna 20 Days / 19 Nights K905
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
NOTE: Russia requires citizens of most countries to obtain a visitor visa prior to travel. CIE Tours can assist you with obtaining the necessary forms for the visa.
Day 1Arrive Moscow, Friday
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2In Moscow, Saturday
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 3In Moscow, Sunday
Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.” (B, L)
Day 4Moscow To St. Petersburg, Monday
Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. (B, D)
Day 5In St. Petersburg, Tuesday
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. (B)
Day 6In St. Petersburg, Wednesday
This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. (B, D)
Day 7To Tallinn, Thursday
Today journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B, D)
Day 8Tallinn To Riga, Friday
On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D)
Day 9In Riga, Saturday
On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B)
Day 10To Vilnius, Sunday
Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B, D)
Day 11In Vilnius, Monday
The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B)
Day 12To Warsaw, Tuesday
Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B, L, D)
Day 13In Warsaw, Wednesday
Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)
Day 14To Krakow, Thursday
Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow. (B, D)
Day 15In Krakow, Friday
Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café. (B)
Day 16To Prague, Saturday
Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B, D)
Day 17In Prague, Sunday
Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B)
Day 18To Vienna, Monday
Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the "City of Waltz." Your time is free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two. (B)
Day 19In Vienna, Tuesday
On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and other remnants of the city's imperial history. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant. (B, D)
Day 20Depart Vienna, Wednesday
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home. (B)
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