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The Heart of Russia + Helsinki & Baltic Capitals

Small group tour
16 days
6 cities
3nights

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    Day 1: Arrival

    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.


    Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

    During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, admire the famous GUM department store and go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, and see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. 

    After lunch at a local restaurant, you pay a visit to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel to have some rest.

    In the evening you board the Radisson boat and set off on the amazing 2,5-hour Night cruise to see stunning Moscow from the waterside.

    Lunch and a welcome drink on the boat is included.


    Day 3: Visiting the Kremlin Territory & Armoury Chamber

    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and set off on a 4-hour walking tour. You walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

    Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    In the afternoon you can choose to join an optional guided tour of Izmailovo Kremlin and Vodka Museum (292 USD per person) or an optional evening walk with a local guide (130 USD per person).


    Day 4: Moscow Subway & the Sparrow Hills Viewpoint

    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy discovering one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations. 

    After the Subway ride, you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow. 

    Today you also drive by the Victory park, have a photo stop at the Triumphal Arch and visit the new Zaryadye Park, dubbed as the new symbol of Moscow, where you have amazing photo opportunities with the most picturesque views on the historic center of Moscow.

    After lunch in a local restaurant, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train (Business class tickets are included) that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours. 

    Lunch and a meal on board the train are included.

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    Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
    5-star hotel
    RU, Neglinnaya St, 4, Moscow, 109012
    Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
    Park Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 5-star hotel, located near many of Moscow's metro stations is the perfect place to stay when traveling to the capital of Russia. Enjoy all the benefits of the luxurious hotel - fitness center, massage parlor, health bar, on-site restaurant. Your room boasts free WiFi, spacious bed, fully-stocked bathroom, satellite TV, mini-bar and many other extra perks.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
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    • Russian Visa Processing Service
    • Moscow by Night Tour with Radisson Boat Ride
    • Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Moscow Subway & the Sparrow Hills Viewpoint
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Business Сlass Seat
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 h
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
5nights

St. Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Saint Petersburg? The most romantic place in Russia also referred to as ‘The Second Capital of Russia’ is worth at least four days of your journey. Pay a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress - where almost all Russian emperors and empresses have been buried, then make your way to the most famous church in St. Petersburg the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. For the most memorable experience in Saint Petersburg, we recommend going on a river tour to see the stunning palaces and really understand why the city is also called ’The Venice of the North’. ...
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    Day 4: Arrival to Saint Petersburg

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.


    Day 5: St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride

    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

    Then you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. You have a photo stop at the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral and go inside Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

    Today guide takes you to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts.

    After lunch in a local restaurant, you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Lunch is included.


    Day 6: Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Folk Show

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

    During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, as well as the famous Diamond Room that contains the unique collection of priceless gems belonging to the Romanov family.

    Cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel to have some rest.

    In the evening you enjoy a fascinating Folk Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace.


    Day 7: Trip to Peterhof 

    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a unique hydrofoil ride to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

    During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

    After the tour we invite you for a coffee break with a traditional Russian treat. After the break, you are taken back to your hotel in St.Peterburg and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Coffee break with a traditional Russian treat is included.


    Day 8: Trip to Pushkin & Farewell Dinner

    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

    During the tour, you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

    After the tour we invite you for a glass of champagne and famous Russian red caviar. After this pleasant break, you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg. 

    In the evening you enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your guide and fellow travelers.

    Champagne & caviar reception and dinner are included.


    Day 9: Departure from St. Petersburg

    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the train station for your departure to Helsinki.

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    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, Saint Petersburg
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    Grand Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    6 days / 5 nights
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    • St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride
    • Tour of the Hermitage Museum
    • "Feel Yourself Russian" Folk Show
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
    • Farewell Dinner
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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RailRail
Connection | Saint Petersburg - Helsinki
2nd Сlass Seat
Finlyandskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
3 h
Central station
Helsinki, Finland
2nights

Helsinki, Finland

Planning a trip to Helsinki? The city where Eastern and Western influences meet is worth at least three days of your travel time. The dynamic capital city of Finland is a perfect blend of modern metropolitan feel and beautiful, green nature. Explore the city’s top attractions, starting with Mannerheim Museum, Seaurasaari Open-Air Museum, then make your way to the vivid Central Harbor, wander through the charming Old Town and pay a visit to the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral....
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    Day 9: Arrival 

    Upon arrival in Helsinki, you are taken to your centrally located hotel for check in and have the evening at leisure.


    Day 10: City Tour

    After breakfast, your private guide takes you on a wonderful 4-hour Helsinki sightseeing tour to show you the best this city has to offer. During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free and can continue exploring the city on your own.


    Day 11: Departure

    In the morning you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port where you board a ferry, that takes you to the beautiful capital of Estonia - Tallinn.

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    Hotel Kämp
    5-star hotel
    Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki, Finland, 00100
    Hotel Kämp
    Standard Double with Breakfast Included
    Set in a 19-century building, Hotel Kämp is all about a luxurious experience of timeless elegance, European glamour, and first-class service. The spacious high-comfort rooms feature modern amenities, necessary for a relaxing stay including free WiFi, climate control, LCD TVs with satellite channels, luxurious marble bathrooms, comfortable Simmons beds and seating areas. Guests are welcome to dine in the Restaurant Yume, relax in the Kämp Brasserie & Bar and visit the full-service spa with a sauna, pilates and yoga classes and a 100 m² gym.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
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FerryFerry
Connection | Helsinki - Tallinn
Economy Class
West Harbour
Helsinki, Finland
2 h
D Terminal
Tallinn, Estonia
1night

Tallinn, Estonia

Discover another must-visit city in Northern Europe - Tallinn. Spend at least two days in the capital of Estonia and really see the unique place. Start exploring Tallinn’s charming Old Town, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, wander the cobblestone streets and see many buildings that date back to Middle Ages. Pay a visit to the famous Dome Church and the Town Hall that represent the true beauty of the Gothic architecture. Make sure to stop by the Viru Gate - the Barbican, which was a part of the defense system of Tallinn in the 14th century....
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    Day 11: Arrival and City Tour

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the port and transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 3-hour walking tour around the most magnificent attractions of Tallinn.

    During the tour, you explore both Upper and Lower parts of the Old Town. In the Upper Old Town you visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, go inside the Dome Church and admire magnificent views over the city rooftops from the observation platform.

    In the Lower Old Town, you see the wonderful Town Hall Square and the Town Council's Pharmacy believed to be the oldest working pharmacy in Europe. Then you proceed to St. Catherine’s Passage that provides numerous shopping opportunities at the local craft workshops, including glass, leather, and ceramic wares, and finish the tour next to the iconic Viru Gates.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 12: Departure

    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the charming capital of Latvia - Riga.

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    Hotel Schlössle
    5-star hotel
    Pühavaimu 13/15, Tallinn, Estonia, 10123
    Hotel Schlössle
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    Enjoy your stay at the unforgettable 5-star hotel Hotel Schlössle in Tallinn. The amazing rooms include a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and much more. Take a stroll through the authentic streets of Tallinn and relax at the hotel's spa after or pay a visit to the on-site bar. ... show more
    2 days / 1 night
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Connection | Tallinn - Riga
Private Transfer
Your Tallinn hotel
Tallinn, Estonia
4 h
Your Riga hotel
Riga, Latvia
2nights

Riga, Latvia

Traveling to Riga? Leave at least two days to explore the glorious capital of Latvia and see the best landmarks of the city. Start your sightseeing with a visit to Latvian National Museum of Art - the most significant collection of works of art in the country, then make your way to the stunning Old Town of Riga and see for yourself why the oldest part of the city has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down the cobblestone streets and visit the Dome Square - the heart of the city where seven streets lead to and take time to take in the beauty of Dome Cathedral. ...
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    Day 12: Arrival

    Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting Riga attractions.

    During the tour you take a walk on the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, visit the Dome Cathedral and the Church of St. Peter (entrance tickets are included) and explore the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau heritage - a famous Albert street abundant in beautiful buildings with unusual sculptures, colored bricks and tiles, geometric ornaments and uniquely shaped windows.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 13: Day at Leisure  

    This day is free for you to continue exploring the fantastic attractions of Riga on your own or take one of our carefully prepared optional tours.


    Day 14: Departure

    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the beautiful capital of Lithuania - Vilnius

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    Hotel Bergs
    5-star hotel
    Elizabetes iela 83/85, Rlga, Latvia, LV-1050
    Hotel Bergs
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully inspect all of our hotel properties and recommend only the ones that are conveniently located to major city attractions, have great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and guarantee exceptional service.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
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Connection | Riga - Vilnius
Private Transfer
Riga hotel
Riga, Latvia
4 h
Vilnius hotel
Vilnius, Lithuania
2nights

Vilnius, Lithuania

Visiting Vilnius? Make sure to spend at least two days to get to know the capital of Lithuania well. Visit the iconic landmarks of the city, starting with the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, which has recently been reconstructed after being demolished in the 19th century, located nearby another must-see - the Cathedral Basilica. The most important palace of worship in the country is also a burial place of the Sovereigns, located in the vaults beneath the chapel of St. Casimir. Make sure to stop by the Church of St. Anne to admire the Gothic architecture masterpiece....
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    Day 14: Arrival and Sightseeing Tour

    Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most fantastic Vilnius attractions.

    During the tour, you explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, visit the famous Vilnius Cathedral and go inside the oldest university in Lithuania dating back to 1579 - the Vilnius University (entrance tickets are included).

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 15: Day at Leisure

    This day is free for you to continue exploring the fantastic attractions of Vilnius on your own or join our carefully prepared optional tour.


    Day 16: Departure

    This is the last day of your amazing journey through Russia and the Baltics! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel
    5-star hotel
    GAONO STREET 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, 01131
    Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    The breathtaking 5-star hotel Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel in Vilnius is surely a place to stay you will not want to leave from. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel has its own spa and an amazing bar to grab a drink at. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, a TV, minibar, air-conditioning and anything you need to make your stay as comfortable as it can be.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable 5-star hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and a 4-star hotel in Suzdal;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Executive airport transfers and business class transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to Sergiev Posad Lavra, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Dormition Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Faberge Museum, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Diamond Room of the Hermitage, Rock Church in Helsinki, Town Hall and Dome Church in Tallinn, St.Peter's Church in Riga, Vilnius University;
  • Moscow boat ride & welcome drink;
  • Folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace;
  • Private boat ride and hydrofoil ride in St-Petersburg;
  • Champagne reception with red caviar;
  • Coffee break with a traditional Russian treat;
  • Business class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Regular class high-speed Allegro train tickets from St. Petersburg to Helsinki;
  • Star Class seat onboard a Helsinki - Tallinn ferry;
  • Private transfers: Tallinn - Riga and Riga - Vilnius;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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