GLOBUS 2017: Warsaw, the Baltics & Helsinki with St. Petersburg & Moscow (RQM)

15 days from Warsaw to Moscow

On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Russia traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights-with overnights in Warsaw and St. Petersburg and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Moscow.

In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. In Warsaw, visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 13th century, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, founded in the former KGB building which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles-romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism. Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with watch towers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built in 1402-1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the open-air market, Helsinki's most famous market. Among the many sights you'll see in St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, with one of the world's finest art collections. Travel by high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow, and visit the magnificent Moscow Underground, Red Square and the Kremlin, where you'll visit the Armory Museum to see its treasures.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, a visit to Vilnius' artist quarter Uzupis, and specialty dinners in Vilnius and St. Petersburg. All of this-and much more-await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.

Details

Tour Operator
Globus
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1WarsawWelcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2WarsawHear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. Sightseeing also features the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Later, [LF] attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner? (B)
Day 3VilniusThe next days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. First, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Arrive in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid center of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where [LF] dinner with wine and regional specialties, like Borscht (beet) soup and Cepelinai (stuffed potato dumplings), awaits you at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4VilniusVilnius' picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow, winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. Also visit the KGB MUSEUM, and end your tour with a [LF] special visit to Vilnius' artist quarter, UZUPIS. (B)
Day 5RigaEnjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape of alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital. (B,D)
Day 6RigaSightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the OLD TOWN and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Afternoon and evening at leisure; exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
Day 7EstoniaTrace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Parnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. This afternoon, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Luhike Jalg Gate, and visits to the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8HelsinkiThis morning, travel by FERRY across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki's local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 9St. PetersburgA pleasant drive to magnificent St. Petersburg, where [LF] a dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka awaits you. (B,D)
Day 10St. PetersburgGuided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL. (B)
Day 11St. PetersburgIn Pushkin, visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). (B)
Day 12MoscowBoard the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. [LF] Visit the magnificent MOSCOW UNDERGROUND and RED SQUARE. (B)
Day 13MoscowGuided sightseeing includes a visit to the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theater. (B)
Day 14MoscowEnjoy a full day at leisure. This evening, a farewell dinner with Russian champagne has been prepared for you at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 15MoscowYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
May 07, 2017Land Only Price$3,689.00* (USD)Quote
July 02, 2017Land Only Price$3,689.00* (USD)Quote
July 30, 2017Land Only Price$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
August 13, 2017Land Only Price$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
August 27, 2017Land Only Price$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
September 10, 2017Land Only Price$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$917

Triple room reduction per person:
$120

Extra nights per person in Warsaw:
in single room $82-$131, in twin $46-$70, in triple $58-$90

Extra nights per person in Moscow:
in single room $157-$286, in twin $88-$151, in triple $65-$107

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