14 Days Moscow to Warsaw from $2,978.00
Highlights: Moscow, Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg, Narva, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw
Start in the capital city of Moscow, the symbolic heart and soul of Russia. Take in an excursion to Sergiev Posad, a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. Then on to St. Petersburg, called the “Venice of the North” due to its 100 islands and more than 600 bridges that span the city’s canals. Visit the Baltic capital cities: Tallinn, with its Gulf of Finland beaches; Riga, well-known for its Art Nouveau architecture; and Vilnius with its medieval Old Town, one of the largest in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finish your journey in 700-year-old Warsaw.
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Russia, Baltic States & Poland Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA: You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There is time to relax or explore Russia’s capital city before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.
Hotel Name: Marriott Grand (D)
DAY 2 MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Your Moscow sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by the vivid St. Basil’s Cathedral and the red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum to marvel at its collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. After walking by Moscow University, drive along the wide Muscovite boulevards and then stroll through GUM, the largest department store in Russia. Continue on the north bank of the River Moskva to pass by the baroque Novodevichy convent. Your tour ends ends at the famous Arbat shopping district, with time to shop or find a cafe for some Russian tea. The rest of your day is yours to spend as you wish.
Hotel Name: Marriott Grand (B)
DAY 3 MOSCOW & EXCURSION TO SERGIEV POSAD: Take an excursion to the small town of Sergiev Posad, formerly Zagorsk, founded in the 14th century and long a place of religious pilgrimage and religious capital of Russia. Admire the shining golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world. After lunch, return to Moscow and the rest of the day you are free to relax or explore. This evening perhaps take the optional tour, Moscow by Night & Subway, and see the famed Soviet-era metro stations with their marble floors, murals, mosaics and intricate chandeliers.
Hotel Name: Marriott Grand (B/L)
DAY 4 MOSCOW / ST. PETERSBURG: You will have some free time in Moscow before transferring to the railway station for your high-speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for dinner. In the evening, relax or attend an optional Russian Folklore performance.
Hotel Name: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin, or Radisson Royal (B/D)
DAY 5 ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING: Few cities in the world can match the grace and elegance of St. Petersburg with its brightly-painted Neoclassical and Baroque-style architecture. Your tour takes you to the expansive Palace Square bordering the Winter Palace, Senate Square with a monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great who founded the city in 1703, St. Isaac’s Square and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, the Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and the storied Nevsky Prospect. Also go to the Peter and Paul Fortress, built to protect the city from enemy attacks, visiting the Peter and Paul Cathedral, located in the center of the fortress, that served as the main burial place for Russian Emperors beginning with Peter the Great. Your evening is yours to spend as you like or perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.
Hotel Name: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin, or Radisson Royal (B)
DAY 6 ST. PETERSBURG & FREE TIME: In the morning, visit the world-famous Hermitage, one of the world’s oldest and largest museums, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 and housing more than four million works of art. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest of which is the Winter Palace, built in 1732 as a residence for the Russian Emperors. Admire masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Rubens, Monet and Rodin. And don’t miss the architectural highlights including the Ambassador’s Staircase, Throne Room, Ballroom and Malachite Room. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own or choose to take an optional tour to Catherine Palace in Pushkin now featuring a reconstructed Amber Room, or Petrodvorets, the Summer Palace of Peter the Great with its golden Grand Cascade of fountains and statuary. Tonight join your fellow travelers at dinner.
Hotel Name: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin, or Radisson Royal (B/D)
DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG / NARVA, ESTONIA / TALLINN: Journey to Narva, just across the Estonian border on your way to Tallinn. Estonia’s capital city is known for its medieval architecture and sits on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
Hotel Name: Sokos Viru, or Meriton (B/D)
DAY 8 TALLINN / RIGA, LATVIA: A walking tour of Tallinn takes you to the Upper and Lower Old Town and visits Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Also visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town Hall. In the afternoon, travel to Latvia’s capital city of Riga.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Latvija (B/D)
DAY 9 RIGA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: On your morning tour of Riga you will see the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacob’s Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Parliament Building, Liberty Monument, and a district of Art Nouveau houses. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Latvija (B)
DAY 10 RIGA / VILNIUS, LITHUANIA: Travel to Lithuania and the capital of Vilnius. The balance of the day is yours to relax or begin discovering the city while wandering some of the cobblestone streets. Join your traveling companions for dinner.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Astoria, or Radisson Blu Lietuva (B/D)
DAY 11 VILNIUS SIGHTSEEING: Vilnius, located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers, is known for its baroque architecture. 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 yours; perhaps find a cafe for potato dumplings, or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, a beautiful resort set on three lakes.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Astoria, or Radisson Blu Lietuva (B)
DAY 12 VILNIUS / WARSAW, POLAND: Travel through the Lithuanian and Polish countryside and farmland to arrive in Warsaw on the banks of the Vistula River by the end of the day.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum, or Mercure Centrum (B/L/D)
DAY 13 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING: Your Warsaw sightseeing tour includes a drive along the Royal Route, from glorious Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. A walking tour takes you to Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day you are free to take a relaxing stroll through some of the numerous parks and gardens, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum, or Mercure Centrum (B)
DAY 14 DEPART WARSAW: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)
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- Friday April 27 – $2,978.00
- Friday May 4, 11 & 25 – $2,978.00
- Friday July 20 & 27 – $2,978.00
- Friday August 17 & 31 – $2,978.00
- Friday September 7, 14 & 28 – $2,978.00
Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Moscow. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $1,188.
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- Airport transfers in Moscow on Day 1 and Warsaw on day 14
- High-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
- Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
- 13 hot breakfasts; 2 lunches; 7 dinners including a Welcome Dinner
- Services of a professional Travel Director
- Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw
- Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary.
- Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
- Portfolio of travel documents
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Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $1,188. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.