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Highlights of Russia & the Baltics

From £2775 for 22 days
Trip Overview
Taste mystery and intrigue on a revealing tour of Russia - a land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades. Experience the grandeur of Moscow, the beauty of Russia's ancient capitals Suzdal and Novgorod, and the grace of St Petersburg. Visit the intricately detailed cathedrals, historic monuments, age-old treasures and romantic landscapes of this great nation, and find the heart of enigmatic Russia. Experience the diverse delights of the Baltic states on this adventurous journey through Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. From the medieval spires of Tallinn and the funky bars of Riga to the Baroque-styled quirks of Vilnius, hidden delights await. Visit colourful markets, be immersed in art and architecture and trek past Lithuanian lakes.
Essential Info
Starts: Moscow
Ends: Berlin
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Expedition
Trip Code: IWBSRC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia
What's Included

Meals

18 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Overnight Sleeper Train,Private Vehicle,Public Bus,High Speed Train,Taxi,Metro,Ferry,Canoe,Tram

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights),Guesthouse (6 night),Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night),Homestay (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Red Square has long been at the heart of Russian history – visit the austere mausoleum of Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution, contrasting with the eye-bulging treasure collection in the Kremlin and Armoury Museum

•   Discover the secrets of Russia’s oldest kremlin in Novgorod and see the Millennium Monument, which tells the story of 1,000 years of Russian history

•   Share in traditional tastes with a visits to the homes of our local friends in Suzdal & St Petersburg for a hearty home cooked meal, piles of pancakes and endless cups of tea

•   Experience the joys of train travel as we traverse by high-speed Sapsan train and on an overnight sleeper from Moscow to Novgorod.

•   Encounter the legacy of Russian tsar Peter the Great while exploring the enigmatic streets that showcase the many palaces and museums of St Petersburg.

•   With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's quaint Old Town is a great place to explore on foot

•   Aukstaitija National Park offers unique opportunities for both activity and relaxation. Kayak across pristine lakes, indulge in home-cooked meals and cleanse yourself in a traditional sauna

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 18th Sep 2019
Returning: 9th Oct 2019
£3,210pp
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Departing: 3rd Jun 2020
Returning: 21st Jun 2020
£2,885pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Jun 2020
Returning: 28th Jun 2020
£2,885pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Jun 2020
Returning: 5th Jul 2020
£2,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jul 2020
Returning: 19th Jul 2020
£2,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Jul 2020
Returning: 9th Aug 2020
£2,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Aug 2020
Returning: 30th Aug 2020
£2,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Aug 2020
Returning: 13th Sep 2020
£2,885pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Sep 2020
Returning: 20th Sep 2020
£2,885pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Russia. The great city of Moscow has survived centuries of revolution and tumult, from the days of the tsars through the communist era to the growing pains of democracy. Beneath its modern veneer – a sign of Russia's recent embrace of capitalism – Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to see. There’s so much to see and do in Moscow that it’s worth arriving a few extra days before the start of the trip. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm at the hotel today, where your insurance and next of kin details will be collected. Please also have two copies of your passport, visa and migration cards ready. Your leader will collect one; the other is for you to keep on you at all times whilst on the trip. After the meeting, your leader will organise an optional meal so you can enjoy your first taste of delicious Russian cuisine with new friends.

Additional Activities

Moscow - Moscow Behind the Icons Urban Adventure
56 EUR
Moscow - Modern Moscow Urban Adventure
38 EUR
Moscow - Victory Park Museum
400 RUB
Moscow - Moscow Underground Urban Adventure
56 EUR
Moscow - Tretyakov Art Gallery
500 RUB
Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre
12000 RUB
Moscow - River Cruise
700 RUB
Moscow - St Basils Cathedral
500 RUB
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