On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you’ll journey from Poland to Russia traveling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. 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. </BR></BR>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 and telling 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. </BR></BR>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 Red Square and the Kremlin, where you’ll visit the Armory Museum to see its treasures. </BR></BR>Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw and specialty dinners in Vilnius and St. Petersburg. All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.
WARSAW Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto, St. John Cathedral, [LF] private Chopin concertVILNIUS [LF] Dinner with Lithuanian specialties at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB MuseumHILL OF CROSSES Take pictures of the memorial siteRIGA Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarterTALLINN Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky CathedralTALLIN–HELSINKI Ferry crossingHELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinnerST. PETERSBURGGuided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOWSapsan trainMOSCOWGuided sightseeing Red Square, Kremlin, Armory Museum, see Bolshoi TheaterHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw and a farewell dinner in Helsinki
NOTES:Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Security train regulations require clients’ family and first name, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at time of booking.
Motorcoach; ferry cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.