Russia, Warsaw & The Baltic States - Classic Group, 2023

Tour Type: Regional
Brochure Type: IV Europe Summer 2023

Explore Warsaw from a local perspective as you delve into the history of the Polish capital and the massive restoration efforts after World War II. After a glimpse of the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial, journey on to the Lithuanian capital for an unforgettable Vilnius Dine Around adventure sampling beetroot soups, chilled Borscht, mushroom cookies and potato pancakes, at a selection of local restaurants. Take some time out in the Latvian capital of Riga to see the cathedral bells of the Domkirke and the castle of the Livonian kings, before journeying along the shores of the Gulf of Riga, across the Estonian border and into Tallinn. Voyage onwards to Russia with love and see the country's iconic sites, like St Petersburg's Peterhof Gardens and Moscow's Red Square.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Tallinn: Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.
  • Tallinn: Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Summary
  • : Visit Alexandrinsky Theatre.
Top Rated Highlights
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. As you travel along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, see the Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood.
  • Saint Petersburg: Guided by your Local Expert, see the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospect, the bustling main street of the city.
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. As you travel along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, see the Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood.
  • Saint Petersburg: Guided by your Local Expert, see the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospect, the bustling main street of the city.
  • Saint Petersburg: Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets.
  • Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to visit the epic formal gardens of Peter the Great's Summer Palace, bursting with cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
  • St. Petersburg: With a Local Expert, explore the the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars, now the spectacular Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest repositories of European art.
  • Moscow: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in modern luxury and comfort while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: Explore this fascinating capital with your Local Expert. Visit Red Square to admire the landmark buildings of St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum.
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
  • Moscow: Visit one of the cathedral's and the Armoury Chamber when you venture inside the Kremlin.
  • 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.
  • Vilnius: See the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the neoclassical cathedral and the pretty Old Town.
  • Vilnius: Visit the church of St Peter and St Paul and see the cathedral.
  • Vilnius: Led by your Local Expert, explore the Old Town to see the Jesuit University and the Gates of Dawn.
  • Trakai: Take in the idyllic lake setting as you cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle.
  • ?iauliai: Visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses.
  • Riga: Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and seeing the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights.
  • Tallinn: Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.
  • Tallinn: Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.
Make Travel Matter
  • St. Petersburg: Witness a demonstration of intricate miniatures being created at a ceramic studio supporting vulnerable youth.
  • Warsaw: Visit the University Botanic Gardens with a biologist. The garden's main function is the protection of biological diversity and the conservation of endangered Polish wild species.
Insight Experiences
  • Saint Petersburg: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Alexandrinsky Theatre with a member of the production team. Admire the ornate splendour as you visit the royal box and see an exhibition of authentic costumes.
  • Vilnius: Visit Uzupis, a quirky neighborhood of Vilnius, with a local artist. Learn how a small community of artists created this self-proclaimed republic in order to revitalize post-communist Vilnius.
Authentic Dining
  • Moscow: Your Celebration Dinner straddles the culinary East to West divide and includes drinks to toast your travels with your newfound friends.
  • Warsaw: Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm and serving delicious traditional meals accompanied with wine.
  • Riga: Wander through the maze of stalls in the Central Market and sample local delicacies.
  • Tallinn: Enjoy an authentic meal in a local restaurant surrounded by your newfound friends at your Highlight Dinner in Tallinn.
  • Dining Summary: 15 Breakfast (B), and 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • 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 delight 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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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1WarsawArrive 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 establishment full of Polish charm that serves traditional meals, accompanied with wine.
The Westin Warsaw.
Day 2the Proud Polish Capital of WarsawExploring 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 through Lazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial. Take a moment to reflect at the Monument to Ghetto Heroes, built in 1948 to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Then walk to the Market Square in the Old Town. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you visit the University Botanic Gardens with a biologist. The garden's main function is the protection of biological diversity and the conservation of endangered Polish wild species. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Don't miss the chance to visit Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski, known as Victor of Vienna, or perhaps attend an exclusive private recital of Chopin music by a celebrated Polish pianist?
The Westin Warsaw.
Day 3Vilnius, Venerable Capital of LithuaniaVilnius, Venerable Capital of Lithuania: Pass Augustow 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. See the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the neoclassical cathedral and the charming Old Town.
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius.
Day 4Vilnius and the Castle of TrakaiVilnius and the Castle of Trakai: Walk along the streets of bohemian Uzupis, a Vilnius neighbourhood that proclaimed itself a republic in 2002. A member of the government introduces you to its quirky history and artistic flair. A highlight of your travels will be a visit to the fortified island castle of Trakai. Originally built in the 15th century and now restored to all its glory, this red-brick castle is located on an island in Lake Galve.
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius.
Day 5Art Nouveau Nirvana of RigaThe 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 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.
Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga.
Day 6Riga and onto TallinnRiga and onto 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 through the maze of stalls.Your travels continue along the shores of the Gulf of Riga and across the Estonian border to reach Tallinn. Hailed by travel aficionados as the new Prague, Tallinn is a lively city, where history and modern culture merge. From its brightly coloured architecture to its quirky art scenes, Tallinn is made for the curious and creative.
Swissotel Tallinn.
Day 7Surrender to the Magic of TallinnSurrender to the Magic of Tallinn Relaxed Start: Explore Tallinn with Insight Choice. Choose a scenic walking tour of the city with your Local Expert, complete with panoramic views. Alternatively, take a stroll through the fairy-tale Old Town to discover Estonian artisans. Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn's shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewellery. Join your travelling companions at a local restaurant for a freshly prepared meal, rich with traditional flavours and accompanied by wine.
Swissotel Tallinn.
Day 8St Petersburg: To Russia with LoveSt 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.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 9St.PetersburgSt.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 Spilled Blood.The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, and visit the beautiful Catherine Palace? Or, if you'd prefer to relax, head back to your hotel where you can make the most of its luxury facilities.
Day 10Petrodvorets by HydrofoilPetrodvorets by Hydrofoil Relaxed Start: 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. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Alexandrinsky Theatre with a member of the production team. Visit the royal box and see an exhibition of authentic costumes. Later you are at leisure, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder?
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 11Hermitage MuseumThe Hermitage Museum Relaxed Start: 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.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 12High-Speed Sapsan Train to MoscowHigh-Speed Sapsan Train to Moscow Relaxed Start: 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.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 13Moscow, a Russian RevelationMoscow, a Russian Revelation Relaxed Start: 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, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. Explore Moscow with Insight Choice. Choose to visit an ornate metro station with your Local Expert or alternatively, take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park and enjoy great views of your surroundings.  In your free time, why not witness the crown jewels and Faberge Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family?
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 14Moscow and The KremlinMoscow and The Kremlin Relaxed Start: 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 the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Later, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company as you toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 15MoscowFarewell 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.
Dates/Pricing

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04/02/2023$4,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/09/2023$4,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/23/2023$4,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/30/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/07/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/14/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/28/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/11/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/18/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/25/2023$4,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/09/2023$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/16/2023$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/23/2023$4,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/06/2023$4,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/13/2023$4,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/20/2023$4,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/27/2023$4,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/03/2023$4,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2023$4,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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