Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures

Experience the sweep of history through the Baltic States and Russia, from Old World cities in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to St. Petersburg to Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square - enjoying lunch in the Gallery of Artist in Moscow, an evening of Russian ballet and a Tauck Exclusive, early morning visit to The State Hermitage Museum.



Discover the Old World... from Baltic cities to St. Petersburg and Moscow, where architectural gems from the Middle Ages intertwine with age old customs, ingrained in local towns, cities and villages… Explore Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Tallinn, Estonia - with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture - and experience a kaleidoscope of different views traveling by coach, train and high-speed ferry. Visit Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, with a private presentation by an insider from the Soviet era, and tour St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress. More special experiences include lunch in the celebrated Gallery of Artist restaurant and a visit to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow... and in St. Petersburg, an evening of Russian ballet, a gala Tchaikovsky Night dinner, and a Tauck Exclusive guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum when crowds are fewer!

Discover the Old World... from Baltic cities to St. Petersburg and Moscow, where architectural gems from the Middle Ages intertwine with age old customs, ingrained in local towns, cities and villages… Explore Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Tallinn, Estonia - with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture - and experience a kaleidoscope of different views traveling by coach, train and high-speed ferry. Visit Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, with a private presentation by an insider from the Soviet era, and tour St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress. More special experiences include lunch in the celebrated Gallery of Artist restaurant and a visit to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow... and in St. Petersburg, an evening of Russian ballet, a gala Tchaikovsky Night dinner, and a Tauck Exclusive guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum when crowds are fewer!

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS - Drive along coastal roads, through peaceful forests and idyllic farms as you travel across the Baltic region from Lithuania to Latvia and Estonia
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Guided early-morning visit to The State Hermitage Museum, allowing you to view its treasures when crowds are fewer
  • In-depth sightseeing in the centuries-old Baltic capital cities of Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland
  • A gala ?Tchaikovsky Night? dinner with live music at L'Europe in St. Petersburg
  • An evening of Russian ballet in St. Petersburg
  • Two journeys by high-speed train

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    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    14 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VilniusArrive Vilnius

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square. Your transfer is included from Vilnius Airport to the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in the heart of Vilnius' Old Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight at your five-star hotel on Vilnius' historic Cathedral Square.



    Lodging:Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

    Meals: D
    Day 2VilniusOld Town Vilnius and the castle of Trakai

    Take a walking tour of Old Town Vilnius to appreciate its remarkable Baroque architecture, the city's 16th-century cathedral and adjacent Cathedral Square. Wind your way along the Yellow Roads and go off-the-beaten path in Trakai, a picturesque town with a castle dating to the Middle Ages; return to Vilnius to explore as you please.



    Lodging:Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3RigaTravel to Riga, Latvia via the Yellow Roads

    Depart Vilnius and journey along the Yellow Roads through the pristine countryside of Lithuania; cross into Latvia and stop in seaside Jurmala on your way to the capital, Riga, an important trading center for Central and Eastern Europe from the 13th to the 15th centuries. Visit the city's opulent 19th-century Opera House, which was painstakingly rebuilt in the 1990s and is a source of great national pride for the Latvian people. Your home for the next two nights is located in the heart of the old city. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.



    Lodging:Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4RigaExplore historic Riga, Latvia's capital

    Take a drive to Riga's Art-Nouveau New Town, considered the best in Europe, for a guided walking tour; also check out Riga Market and the cobbled streets of Old Town, revealing buildings dating back 800 years, including Riga Castle, the Swedish Gate and the Three Brothers Medieval Dwelling House. This combination of period architecture has earned Riga's Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. For those who wish, join us to explore some of the somber reminders of the tragic years of the Holocaust at the Jewish Museum and old Jewish Cemetery (holidays permitting).



    Lodging:Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

    Meals: B
    Day 5TallinJourney to Tallinn, Estonia's capital

    Depart Latvia and cross into Estonia this morning, stopping in seaside Parnu for lunch. Continue on to today's final destination, the capital city of Tallinn, an outstanding example of a medieval Northern European trading center; explore the lower city on a walking tour with your local guide. Overnight at your contemporary hotel, ideally located just minutes from Tallinn's Old Town. Enjoy dinner à la carte tonight at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants, the elegant Gloria.



    Lodging:Swissotel Tallinn

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6HelsinkiToompea Castle & a ferry to Helsinki, Finland

    Begin the day in Tallinn's remarkably well-preserved city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll take a guided walk to view its cathedrals, the old Estonian Royal Palace and Toompea Castle. Then board a ferry to cruise first class across the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki. Finland's capital city is an intriguing mix of parks, waterways, and various architectural styles, which you'll explore on a sightseeing tour. Visit the extraordinary Temppeliaukio (The Rock) Church, built into solid rock in the 1960s; see the Neo-Classical Senate Square, the green cupolas and white columns of Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Enjoy dinner as you please in Helsinki this evening.



    Lodging:Hotel Kamp

    Meals: B, L
    Day 7St. PetersburgVia high-speed rail to glorious St. Petersburg

    From Helsinki, your Baltics and Russia tour continues to opulent St. Petersburg via a fast train; the historic center of Peter the Great's Window to the West is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get aquainted with Russia's cultural capital on an orientation tour that includes the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress, among the city's oldest structures, built in 1703. Inside the fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral, with a tall golden spire, contains the tombs of the Russian czars, including the city's founder Peter the Great. Your home for the next four nights is itself a historic landmark - the celebrated Belmond Grand Hotel Europe on the famous Nevsky Prospekt. Dinner tonight is à la carte at a local restaurant in St. Petersburg.



    Lodging:Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8St. PetersburgA day around St. Petersburg and a night at the ballet

    Today begins with an excursion to Petrodvorets, on the Gulf of Finland, for a tour of the Peterhof, the summer palace of Peter the Great. After lunch on the palace grounds, a hydrofoil whisks you back to the city for a visit to St. Petersburg's Grand Choral Synagogue (holidays permitting), followed by some free time. Tonight, enjoy a glorious evening of Russian ballet (schedule subject to change).



    Lodging:Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    Meals: B, L
    Day 9St. PetersburgCatherine Palace & more St. Petersburg treasures

    Journey to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) for a visit to the opulent Catherine Palace, expanded by Empress Catherine the Great in the mid-18th century, and its remarkably restored Amber Room. Back in St. Petersburg, take a guided tour that includes a visit to the 19th-century Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, built as a memorial to Czar Alexander II on the site of his 1881 assassination. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of St. Petersburg on your own.



    Lodging:Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    Meals: B, L
    Day 10St. PetersburgThe State Hermitage Museum and Tchaikovsky Night

    Today, Tauck has arranged an early morning visit - when crowds are fewer - to The State Hermitage Museum, boasting one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world. Displays include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, and Western European art; you'll also view the Impressionists Gallery. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, then join us this evening for a sumptuous Tchaikovsky Night dinner at the L'Europe restaurant - accompanied by live music and a pair of dancers from the Marinsky Theatre or a comparable local ballet company.



    Lodging:Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    Meals: B, D
    Day 11MoscowMoscow Views & an Artist's Palette

    Take another high-speed train journey to Moscow for a three-night stay near the Kremlin. A drive along the river leads to lunch at the fantastical Gallery of Artist restaurant in Dolgorukov House, one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the aristocratic Old Moscow district. The President of the Russian Academy of Arts, the artist Zurab Tsereteli, restored and reconstructed the building and opened his art gallery here; you'll see a collection of his over-the-top works. After lunch, visit St. Savior's Cathedral and tour Manege Square; GUM, the State Department Store; and Red Square before arriving at your hotel where dinner tonight includes beer and wine.



    Lodging:Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12MoscowFrom the Tretyakov to the Moscow Metro

    Begin the day with a lecture on the history of Russia at the hotel. Then join your local guide for a visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery/National Museum of Russian Fine Art, featuring 11th- to 20th-century paintings and sculptures by Russian artists. Next, head to Bolshoi Square to tour the beautiful Moscow Metro, renowned for its opulent architectural designs and plentiful public art, with a local guide, before returning to the hotel for dinner this evening.



    Lodging:Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

    Meals: B, D
    Day 13MoscowInside Red Square & the Kremlin

    Today, enjoy guided tours of Red Square and the 64-acre Kremlin, the center of Russian power for centuries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon pursuing what interests you most in Moscow. Tonight, please join us for a farewell reception and dinner at your hotel at the doorstep of the Kremlin.



    Lodging:Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

    Meals: B, D
    Day 14MoscowJourney home

    Tour ends: Moscow. A transfer is included from Four Seasons Hotel Moscow to Sheremetyevo International Airport or Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Please allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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