No Russian through the highlights of Northern Europe.

Get the low-down of the historical, cultural and culinary highlights of Russia and the Baltics on a 19-day immersive experience through Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Marvel at the grandeur of Moscow, the beauty of Russia's ancient capitals Suzdal and Novgorod, and the grace of St Petersburg. See the medieval spires of Tallinn, the funky bars of Riga and the Baroque-styled quirks of Vilnius. Visit colourful markets, be immersed in art and architecture and kayak Lithuanian lakes. Discover what these northern European neighbours are hiding within their bounds – often the most unassuming of places have the best-kept secrets, and spots on this trip are no exception.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Moscow, Russia
Finish
Vilnius, Lithuania
Destinations
Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer
Code
WBSRC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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.

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

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

  • Explore 13th-century Turaida Castle on a guided tour, then wander through pristine woodlands and along the winding Guaja River.

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

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip includes an overnight train journey. Conditions are simple but comfortable – a truly Intrepid experience and a great way to meet, and travel like, the locals. There is a toilet/bathroom and compartments with bunks/berths. Please note that we travel 2nd class on all overnight trains (4 people per compartment). While we always try to have our groups staying together, there may be times where due to ticket availability the group will be staying in different compartments and carriages.

  • In Russia, you’ll also travel 2nd class on your overnight train trip. An attendant is assigned to every carriage to look after your comfort and safety (although service standards can vary greatly). Bedding is provided, although some travellers still prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. There's hot water available for making drinks or instant meals, tea and coffee. Sometimes snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board and most trains also have a dining car, although with a limited menu.

  • Social drinking is common on trains in Russia and can be an enjoyable way to meet local people as well as interact with your fellow Intrepid travellers (in moderation). While alcohol is often available for purchase on the train, spirits (including vodka) should only be consumed in the dining car. While we certainly want all our Intrepid travellers to have a great holiday it's important that you show due respect for your fellow group members, and keep in mind that many of your local companions use the train as a means of transport to get home or to work.

  • As well as overnight train travel, we experience a variety of different transport types on this journey high-speed train, public and private bus, metro and of course plenty of exploring on foot.

  • Please note that on occasion Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square may be closed to the public during regular opening hours without prior warning.

  • There is a reason ‘baltic’ is used as slang to describe chilly weather. Areas visited on this trip can be very cold throughout the year, especially in the evening and at the start and end of the season. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including thermal layers, a warm hat, gloves, a scarf, a raincoat and/or an umbrella etc.

  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, but if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don’t have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite. Some of the accommodation along the way is basic, staying in guesthouses with shared rooms and bathroom facilities.

  • This trip is designed to give you a fair amount of free time so you can explore each destination at your own pace.

  • This trip involves regular orientation walks. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your bearings in a new place and set yourself up for further discoveries.

  • This trip involves some long journeys by bus and train (up to 7 hours) so please read the itinerary carefully for estimates. Using public transport is better for the environment and you’ll get an authentic look at daily life, plus it’s a good chance to grab a nap or watch the world go by.

Itinerary

Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Moscow, a city that has survived centuries of revolution and tumult, from the days of the tsars through the communist era to the growing pains of democracy. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight at your hotel. After the meeting, your leader will organise an optional meal so you can enjoy your first taste of delicious Russian cuisine with new friends. If you arrive in Moscow with time to spare, there’s plenty to see in this fascinating, historic city. Consider taking an immersive local-led tour with Urban Adventures like the Moscow Underground tour, which reveals Soviet Russia through the mind-bending Moscow Metro.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Moscow - Moscow Behind the Icons Urban Adventure - EUR56
  • Moscow - Modern Moscow Urban Adventure - EUR38
  • Moscow - Victory Park Museum - RUB400
  • Moscow - Moscow Underground Urban Adventure - EUR56
  • Moscow - Tretyakov Art Gallery - RUB500
  • Moscow - Gorky Park - Free
  • Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre - RUB12000
  • Moscow - River Cruise - RUB700
  • Moscow - St Basils Cathedral - RUB500
  • Moscow - Red October Art Zone - Free
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place. Please 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.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book any theatre performances that you wish to attend in Moscow or St Petersburg in advance. If you wish to attend a performance at the Bolshoi or Mariinsky, you can do so through www.mariinsky.ru and www.bolshoi.ru, though please note both sites are in Russian and you must use your search engines translation function to access them in English.

Want to book an Urban Adventure? Speak to your booking agent or follow urbanadventures.com/destination/Moscow-tours.

Travel by private bus to Suzdal (approximately 4 hours). The town is a main stop on Russia’s legendary Golden Ring, the circle of ancient and former capitals that played an important part in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. On arrival enjoy free time to explore at your leisure. Fairy tale-esq Suzdal is filled with contrasting examples of early Russian architecture, where onion-domed monasteries stand next to lovingly decorated wooden cottages. Perhaps drink mead by the riverside while a symphony of cathedral bells rings in the air, or maybe take a walk and peek inside the crumbling churches that line the narrow streets and alleys. Tonight, meet with your group and be welcomed into a local household to enjoy some hearty home cooking.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Suzdal - Home-cooked dinner
Optional Activities
  • Suzdal - Belfry Climb - RUB100
  • Suzdal - Mead Tasting - RUB280
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
As you only spend one night in Suzdal before returning to Moscow, consider packing an overnight bag and leaving your large luggage in storage in Moscow until you return.

Accommodation this evening is a guesthouse in one of Suzdal's quiet streets. Some rooms are twin-share, others are triple- or quad-share. There’s a shared toilet and bathroom on each floor, and you have access to a spacious kitchen and group dining area. On occasion, the group may stay in different guesthouses that will be located nearby.
Get to know Suzdal on a 3-hour walking tour of this ‘open-air museum’. Take in the grandeur of the Kremlin, the carved stonework of the Cathedral of the Nativity, the trading square, market and monasteries. If there’s time, walk along the banks of the river and then pop into a local cafe for tea, bliny (pancakes) with caviar, or the Suzdal specialty of medovukha (honey-based spiced mead). Transfer to Vladimir by private van (approximately 30 minutes) and then take the modern high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow (less than 2 hours). Return to the hotel by metro. Spend the evening back in Moscow – maybe wander around the famous Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Suzdal - Guided Walking Tour
  • Suzdal - Guided walking tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Visit the mausoleum of Russia’s most famous revolutionary – Lenin. Join the groups of tourists and locals waiting see the preserved body of the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution, contained in an austere building in Red Square. Continue with a local guide to the Kremlin grounds, home to the oldest and most important churches in the country, and the resting place for many Tsars and Tsarinas. Walk through the soaring towers and cathedrals of the political and spiritual heart of Russia before entering the Armoury Museum, home to an eye-bulging former royal collection of ambassadorial gifts, Faberge eggs, coronation robes and glittering jewels. This evening board an overnight train to Novgorod (approximately 8 hours) from Moscow's Leningradskiy railway station.
Accommodation
  • Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
  • Moscow - Red Square & Lenin's Mausoleum
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
On occasion, Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square may be closed to the public without prior warning. Tickets for the Moscow Kremlin and Armoury are in high demand, and the Moscow Tourism Administration sets strict quotas to control visitor numbers. Time in each area is also limited to 90 minutes and breaking the rules can lead to your guide losing their license. We ask for your understanding that your guide is under pressure to keep to the schedule. The Diamond Fund isn't included in your tour, but after the Kremlin and Armoury there may be time to visit. Entrance tickets can be purchased in the ticket office at the Armoury, which is open for visitors select hours of the day. On Thursday it is closed.

For more information about the overnight train, please see the ‘Transport’ section of the ‘Essential trip information’.
Arrive early in the oldest city in Russia. Explore the city's sights on foot with your local guide. The city's foremost attraction is the graceful Kremlin on the banks of the Volkhov River. Inside there are museums and the Cathedral of St Sophia, as well as the amazing Millennium Monument, which tells the story of 1000 years of Russian history. On the opposite bank of the river are quiet shady streets, the graceful ruins of Yaroslav's Court, and other echoes times gone by. In your free time, maybe check out the Yurev Monastery on the shores of Lake Ilmen, visit the Wooden Architecture Museum just outside of town, or catch a performance at the Philharmonic Hall. In the summer you can relax on the little riverside beach or take a boat trip on the Volkhov River. Tonight, maybe hit the banya (bath house) for a refreshing steam and wash with the locals.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Novgorod - Walking Tour & Kremlin
Optional Activities
  • Novgorod - Public Banya - RUB190
  • Novgorod - Yuriev Monastery - Free
  • Novgorod - Vitaslavlitsy Wooden Architecture Museum - RUB150
  • Novgorod - Volhov River Cruise - RUB500
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Travel by private bus from Novgorod to St Petersburg, one of Russia’s most celebrated cities (approximately 4 hours). Truly one of Europe's grandest cities, the living museum of St Petersburg is a blend of baroque European architecture and Russian royal history, built by the Russian tsar Peter the Great by forced peasant labour. Head out on a walking tour with your leader to learn about the city. In the evening, visit the home of our local friends and have a tea party, Russian-style. Not all of the family members speak English, but with your leader on hand to interpret and their warm hospitality, you'll be feeling like one of the family in no time. These families live in St Petersburg's Soviet-era communal apartments, which are still common in St Petersburg. This is a truly unique local experience that you won't find anywhere else.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • St Petersburg - Tea party with local family
Optional Activities
  • St Petersburg - Saint Isaac’s Cathedral - RUB400
  • St Petersburg - Mariinsky Theatre Perfomance - RUB8000
  • St Petersburg - Matryoshka Painting Workshop (reservation required) - RUB2000
  • St Petersburg - Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnade - RUB400
  • St Petersburg - St Petersburg like a Local Urban Adventure - EUR50
  • St Petersburg - Kazan Cathedral - Free
  • St Petersburg - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - RUB350
  • St Petersburg - Boat Trip (price from) - RUB700
  • St Petersburg - State Hermitage Museum (combined ticket) - RUB700
  • St Petersburg - Erarta Modern Art Museum - RUB500
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Built on 42 islands, St Petersburg is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Spend a free day exploring the city, crossing its many rivers and canals at your own pace. Perhaps enjoy incredible views across the city from the colonnade at St Isaac’s Cathedral, or walk along Nevsky Prospekt – St Petersburg’s main street. Maybe pop into one of the many bakeries or coffee shops along the way, or head down to Aleksandr Nevsky Lavra where Russia's great musicians and writers like Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky are laid to rest in the cemetery. Feeling artistic? You could give life to a family of matryoshka dolls in a painting workshop. Whatever you choose, the city is easy to get around and your leader can help you make the most of your free day. Tonight, perhaps gather together your fellow travellers and seek out a cosy restaurant.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the train station in St Petersburg for your onward travel to Finland. Say goodbye to your Russian leader and hop on the train to Helsinki. Keep in mind that you do have another meeting scheduled at 6 pm, so if you’ve got a few hours spare once you’ve arrived, perhaps check out the magnificent Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Senate Square or catch a performance at the National Theatre. You may want to consider purchasing the Helsinki Card – which is both an economical way to travel on Helsinki City Transport (HKL) services and free admission to the main Helsinki sights and nearly 50 museums.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Ateneum Art Museum - EUR15
  • Cathedral - Free
  • City Museum - Free
  • Design Museum - EUR12
  • Mannerheim Museum - EUR12
  • Museum of Cultures - EUR9
  • Open-Air Museum Seurasaari - EUR10
  • National Museum of Finland - EUR12
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress - EUR7
  • Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum - EUR14
  • Rock Church - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that your travel from St Petersburg to Helsinki is unaccompanied. After arrival at train station in Helsinki, please make your own way to tonight’s accommodation, only a short walk from the train station. Your Russian leader will give you detailed instructions on how to find the hotel.

As this is a combination trip, the travellers in your group and your group leader are likely to change today. There will be a welcome meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet travellers joining you. It’s important that you attend the meeting as your new leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.
Leave Helsinki after breakfast and catch a ferry across the Gulf of Finland to the Estonian capital of Tallinn (approximately 3 hours). Arrive mid-afternoon, check into your hotel and start your time here with a short orientation walk through the city. The rest of your day is then free to enjoy this exceptionally preserved medieval city and all it has to offer. Perhaps head out and enjoy some of the region's culinary specialties or stop for a drink and people watching on the main square. With its steep red roofs, spires, pastel-coloured buildings and new restaurants and bars, Estonia's capital is a real treat to explore. Seeing the vibrant streets of Tallinn now, it's difficult to fathom that Soviet occupation only ended in 1991.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today is free to do as you wish, but an exploration of the Old Town is recommended. Located here is the last remaining gothic town hall in northern Europe, Old Thomas; the Raapteek, which has housed a pharmacy since the 15th century; and St Olaf Church, a major landmark of Tallinn. You can head towards Upper Tallinn, home to the noble families, to see amazing views of Lower Tallinn and the medieval spires of the town walls. The 13th-century Toompea Castle, where the Estonian Parliament sits, and the 19th-century orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are some of the main attractions of Upper Tallinn. Alternatively, you could head to Pirita to chill out at Tallinn's most popular beach, or visit Kadriorg Palace, a palace built by czar Peter the Great for his second wife Catherine I. Make sure you spend some time in the beautiful gardens surrounding the palace. Or perhaps head to the Kalamaja district, with it's well-preserved streets lined with colourful wooden houses.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Estonian History Museum - EUR6
  • Kadriorg Palace visit - EUR6
  • Peter the Great Museum - EUR3
  • City Bike Tour - EUR19
  • Tallinn City Museum - EUR4
  • Kiek in de Kok Tower (Tower Museum) - EUR6
  • TV Tower visit - EUR13
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Spend the morning in Tallinn and visit any sites you missed yesterday. Depart by bus after lunch, crossing the border and arriving in the Latvian capital of Riga in the early evening. The 4-hour journey is a good chance to take a nap or relax with a podcast. Riga is renowned for its welcoming locals and a fascinating art nouveau heritage. Tonight, perhaps grab a drink at one of the many bars in the Old Town after you’ve settled into your lodgings.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Travel by public transport to Sigulda, a pretty town with medieval history that backs onto Gauja National Park. Take the cablecar across the river to Turaida Castle, which began construction in 1214 and is made from striking red bricks. Take a guided tour and then explore the castle grounds which feature sculptures set in evergreen woodland. Take a hike along the winding Gauja River with your leader, taking in the clear air and thick Latvian forest. Return to Riga in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day as you please.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gauja River Cable Car
  • Day Trip to Sigulda
  • Turaida Castle Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you will finally get the chance to explore your base for the past two nights, beautiful Riga. Take an orientation tour and see the Doma Cathedral, St Peter's Basilica, House of Blackheads, the Swedish Gate, The Great Guild & Small Guild and the Cat House. There is nothing scheduled for the rest of the day, so you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps pay a visit to The Museum of Occupation of Latvia, which offers insight into the hardships suffered by Latvians during its occupation by, first, the Germans and, later, the Soviets. The Central Market Halls are a great place to haggle for supplies for a picnic lunch if it takes your fancy. Make sure you give the bitter but reputedly healthy Riga Black Balsam a try. The recipe is secret, but it contains rare ingredients such as Valerian, Wormwood, Black Pepper, Ginger, Gentian and Linden flower.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Riverboat Cruise - EUR18
  • St Peter's Tower visit - EUR9
  • Central Market Halls - Free
  • The Museum of Occupation of Latvia - Free
  • Beer Spa - EUR98
  • Urban Adventure - Riga Old Town Pub Crawl - EUR77
  • Urban Adventure - Classic and Cool Riga - EUR61
  • Urban Adventure - Kemeri & the Magical Moorland - EUR63
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Set off by private bus after breakfast and cross the border into Lithuania. After a stop at the famous Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, continue onto the former Prussian city of Klaipeda (approximately 6 hours in total), the city of sculptures and jazz. Klaipeda used to be a member of the Hanseatic League and is the gateway to the Curonian Spit – a long and narrow sand dune peninsula separating the Curonian lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Upon arrival check into our local family-owned guesthouse, then head out to the waterfront and explore the Old Town centre, which features 18th-century wooden buildings and other historic monuments.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Siauliai Hill of Crosses
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today, take a day trip to explore the unique World Heritage-listed Curonian Spit National Park – the second-oldest national park in the former Soviet Union. This is a spectacular landscape full of beaches, sand dunes and forested areas. The peninsula is only 400 metres wide in parts but 98 kilometres long. It formed only 5000 years ago by strong winds and currents which constantly change the shape of the landscape to this day. Only recently a whole village was swallowed by the inexorable sand. According to legend, the spit was formed by the girl giant Neringa, who poured sand into the Baltic Sea to protect the bay from storms and create an embankment for fishermen to live. On our day trip you will explore the tiny village of Nida and the surrounding beaches by bike. Look in the distance to see the Russian border, and learn about amber, which has been mined here since the 19th century. Spot the rather unique attribute of the area, the weather vanes. Each village has its own unique design. For lunch, perhaps try the smoked pike for which the spit is famous.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Curonian Spit Bike Ride
  • Full Day Trip to the Curonian Spit National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After breakfast, travel by a mix of private transport and local trains to the town of Ignalina (approximately 6 hours) and then on to Aukstaitija (pronounced owk-sty-chee-ah) National Park and the charming village of Ginuciai where our home stay is located. As one of the most delightful national parks in the Baltic states, Aukstaitija has 126 lakes, an abundance of waterways, hills and woods. Enjoy the hospitality and home-cooking of our host family for the next two days.
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
This morning you will take a guided kayak ride through the lakes and rivers, past villages and through forests, to an ancient pagan site on top of a hill with a wishing tree. The top affords great views across the surrounding forests and lakes. The rest of the day is free to visit some of the local attractions, such as the nearby villages that date from the 14th century and consist of traditional wooden houses and farmsteads. The 19th-century Ginuciai Watermill is another point of interest. You can hike to some glorious lookouts, do some fishing, take a swim in the lake or river rapids, or just relax. Perhaps ask our host family to fire up the sauna for the ultimate relaxation and cleansing experience.
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Aukstaitija National Park Guided Kayak Trip
Optional Activities
  • Sauna - EUR40
  • Bike Hire - EUR15
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
The included kayaking activity is weather dependent and may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions. There is a flat fee to start up the sauna, which can be divided by the number of guests who partake.
Continue your journey today by local train to the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius (approximately 4 hours). Having once been occupied by Sweden, Poland, France and Russia, each occupier has left its mark in some way on this picturesque city. Vilnius offers a different picture of the Baltics than Riga and Tallinn, but it’s every bit as interesting. On arrival, take an orientation walk with your leader that covers Cathedral Square and its free-standing belfry an the length of pedestrianised Pilies Gatve, lined by baroque churches. The rest of the day is free. A definite must is a visit to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, previously called the Museum of Genocide Victims and better known under the name KGB Museum, as it is located in the former KGB headquarters of Vilnius. If you’d like a break from Vilnius’ historic monuments, maybe take a walk through some of the charming gardens around the city. Perhaps visit the ‘republic’ of Uzupis. This inner-city quarter declared independence from Lithuania in 1997 and has statue of Frank Zappa.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Trakai Castle Visit - EUR8
  • TV Tower visit - EUR7
  • KGB Museum - EUR4
  • Gediminas Castle Tower - EUR4
  • University Museum visit - EUR2
  • National Museum visit - EUR3
  • KGB Museum Tour - EUR20
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your Baltic Experience comes to an end today. Have the time to stay on and dive deeper in Vilnius? An Urban Adventure is the perfect way to see the city through local eyes. Check out urbanadventures.com/destination/Vilnius-tours for information.
Optional Activities
  • Urban Adventures - Undiscovered Vilnius - EUR65
  • Urban Adventures - Flavours of Vilnius - EUR82
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

17 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

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)

Included activities

  • Suzdal - Home-cooked dinner
  • Suzdal - Guided Walking Tour
  • Suzdal - Guided walking tour
  • Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
  • Moscow - Red Square & Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Novgorod - Walking Tour & Kremlin
  • St Petersburg - Tea party with local family
  • Gauja River Cable Car
  • Day Trip to Sigulda
  • Turaida Castle Guided Tour
  • Siauliai Hill of Crosses
  • Curonian Spit Bike Ride
  • Full Day Trip to the Curonian Spit National Park
  • Aukstaitija National Park Guided Kayak Trip

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, with the exception of Day 2 and Day 4, subject to availability.
2. In order for our local operator to book train tickets we require the following information at time of booking or no later than 31 days prior to departure.
• Passengers full name
• Full Passport Details (number, expiry, issued)
• DOB
• City of Birth
Please note that the above information needs to be the same as your travelling passport, any wrong information provided may result in extra personal expense to reissue train tickets.
3. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you book any theatre performances that you wish to attend in Moscow or St Petersburg in advance. If you wish to book the theatre performances in Moscow, please book for Day 1 of the trip. There's no time in the evening on Day 3 to see the performances because we return to the city in the evening. And there's no time to see performance in St. Petersburg on Day 6 in the evening as we are visiting the local communal apartment.
4. Please note that this is a combination trip which saves you from the hassle of making multiple bookings. But your tour leader and group composition will change on Day 8 and you will be unaccompanied on the train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki.
5. You don't have a lot of time in Helsinki and Vilnius at the start and the end of the trip respectively, so if you're keen to explore these spectacular cities in depth, we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip and/or extend your stay at the end.

Essential trip information

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