2017 - Moscow to Baltic States, Poland & Prague - 18 Day

K905M - First Class Hotels - 17 Nights / 28 Meals

Highlights

Tour Includes:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Headsets for easy hearing on all tours
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

    Hotels:

    Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Marriott Grand Hotel
    Moscow (3 nights)
  • Crowne Plaza Ligovsky or
    Radission Royal Hotel
    St. Petersburg (3 nights)
  • Sokos Hotel Viru
    Tallinn (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Riga
    Riga (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Astorija
    Vilnius (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Centrum - Warsaw or
    Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw
    Warsaw (2 nights)
  • Doubletree by Hilton Krakow or
    Hotel Andel's
    Krakow (2 nights)
  • Angelo by Vienna House
    Prague (2 nights)

    Sightseeing Tours Included:

    Moscow St. Petersburg
    Riga Tallinn
    Vilnius Krakow
    Warsaw Prague
  • Call (800) 468-2359 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13453782

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    18 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Moscowarrive Moscow, Friday : Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2Moscowin Moscow, Saturday : Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    (B)
    Day 3Moscowin Moscow, excursion to Serviev Posad, Sunday : Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk - founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called "Palaces for the People."
    (B, L)
    Day 4St. PetersburgMoscow to St. Petersburg, Monday : Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join an optional tour Russian Folklore evening.
    (B, D)
    Day 5St. Petersburgin St. Petersburg, Tuesday : There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe's best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the "Venice of the North." Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac's Square with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional tour Evening Canal Cruise.
    (B)
    Day 6St. Petersburgin St. Petersburg, Wednesday : This morning you'll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 7Tallinnto Tallinn, Thursday : Today journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia's capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
    (B, D)
    Day 8RigaTallinn to Riga, Friday : On a walking tour of Tallinn's Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D)
    (B, D)
    Day 9Rigain Riga, Saturday : On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free.
    (B)
    Day 10Vilniusto Vilnius, Sunday : Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture.
    (B, D)
    Day 11VilniusIn Vilnius, Monday : The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul's Church and St. Anne's Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes.
    (B)
    Day 12Warsawto Warsaw, Tuesday : Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end.
    (B, L, D)
    Day 13Warsawin Warsaw, Wednesday : Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a "wedding cake"), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.
    (B)
    Day 14Krakowto Krakow, Thursday : Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow.
    (B, D)
    Day 15Krakowin Krakow, Friday : Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café.
    (B)
    Day 16Pragueto Prague, Saturday : Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls.
    (B, D)
    Day 17Praguein Prague, Sunday : Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance.
    (B)
    Day 18Depart Praguedepart Prague, Monday : After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    NOTE: Russia requires citizens of most countries to obtain a visitor visa prior to travel. CIE Tours can assist you with obtaining the necessary forms for the visa.

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    09/08/2017$3,539.00* (USD) / 18 days Moscow to Prague : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/15/2017$3,539.00* (USD) / 18 days Moscow to Prague : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/29/2017$3,539.00* (USD) / 18 days Moscow to Prague : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow (3 nights)
    Crowne Plaza Ligovsky or Radission Royal Hotel, St. Petersburg (3 nights)
    Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Riga, Riga (2 nights)
    Radisson Blu Astorija, Vilnius (2 nights)
    Radisson Blu Centrum - Warsaw or Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw, Warsaw (2 nights)
    Doubletree by Hilton Krakow or Hotel Andel's, Krakow (2 nights)
    Angelo by Vienna House, Prague (2 nights)
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    Single room supplement: $1,415

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    • 2017 - Moscow to Baltic States, Poland & Prague - 18 Day

      From $3,539.00 (USD)

      HighlightsTour Includes:First class hotels, rooms with private facilitiesBreakfast daily, 2 lunches and 9 dinnersAirport arrival and departure transfersTouring by modern air-conditioned motor coachHigh speed train from Moscow to St.

     
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