Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures Tauck Tours

Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures

Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures is a 14 day tour that brings you to Russia and the old-world Baltic cities. You’ll visit castles, medieval destinations and even the Kremlin and the Red Square. This luxury tour includes exclusive experiences that Tauck tours are so well known for: from guided tours to private performances.

The Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures tour brings you across these great, storied countries by high-speed rail, along coastal roads and deep into peaceful forests. Your in-depth sightseeing experiences are full of fantastic photo opportunities and informative talks with knowledgeable guests. Book this amazing Tauck tour now and see what Russia and the old-world Baltic cities are all about.


14 Daysfr. $7,590

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Drive along coastal roads, through peaceful forests and idyllic farms as you travel across the Baltic region from Lithuania to Latvia and Estonia
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Guided early-morning visit to The State Hermitage Museum, allowing you to view its treasures when crowds are fewer
  • In-depth sightseeing in the centuries-old Baltic capital cities of Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland
  • A gala “Tchaikovsky Night” dinner with live music at L’Europe in St. Petersburg
  • An evening of Russian ballet in St. Petersburg
  • Two journeys by high-speed train
  • Lunch in the Gallery of Artist & a visit to Apple Hall to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow
  • A private lecture on Russian history with a Kremlin insider from the Soviet era
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania (2 nights)
  • Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga in Riga, Latvia (2 nights)
  • Swissôtel Tallinn in Tallinn, Estonia (1 night)
  • Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland (1 nights)
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia (4 nights)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Moscow in Moscow, Russia (3 nights)

Arrive Vilnius

Vilnius, Lithuania

Tour begins at 6:00 PM at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania. Your transfer is included from Vilnius Airport to the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in the heart of Vilnius' Old Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight at your five-star hotel on Vilnius' historic Cathedral Square.

Dinner

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CATHEDRAL SQUARE

Old Town Vilnius and the castle of Trakai

Vilnius, Lithuania

Take a walking tour of Old Town Vilnius to appreciate its remarkable Baroque architecture, the city's 16th-century cathedral and adjacent Cathedral Square. Wind your way along the Yellow Roads and go off-the-beaten path in Trakai, a picturesque town with a castle dating to the Middle Ages; return to Vilnius to explore as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CATHEDRAL SQUARE

Travel to Latvia via the "Yellow Roads"

Riga, Latvia

Depart Vilnius and journey along the Yellow Roads through the pristine countryside of Lithuania; cross into Latvia and stop in seaside Jurmala on your way to the capital, Riga, an important trading center for Central and Eastern Europe from the 13th to the 15th centuries. Visit the city's opulent 19th-century Opera House, which was painstakingly rebuilt in the 1990s and is a source of great national pride for the Latvian people. Your home for the next two nights is located in the heart of the old city. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

Discover historic Riga, Latvia's capital

Riga, Latvia

Take a drive to Riga's Art-Nouveau New Town, considered the best in Europe, for a guided walking tour; also check out Riga Market and the cobbled streets of Old Town, revealing buildings dating back 800 years, including Riga Castle, the Swedish Gate and the Three Brothers Medieval Dwelling House. This combination of period architecture has earned Riga's Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

For those who wish, join us to explore some of the somber reminders of the tragic years of the Holocaust at the Jewish Museum and old Jewish Cemetery (holidays permitting).

Breakfast

GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RIGA

Journey to Tallinn, Estonia's capital

Tallinn, Estonia

Depart Latvia and cross into Estonia this morning, stopping in seaside Parnu for lunch. Continue on to today's final destination, the capital city of Tallinn, an outstanding example of a medieval Northern European trading center; explore the lower city on a walking tour with your local guide. Overnight at your contemporary hotel, ideally located just minutes from Tallinn's Old Town. Enjoy dinner à la carte tonight at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants, the elegant Gloria.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SWISSÔTEL TALLINN

Toompea Castle and a ferry to Helsinki, Finland

Tallinn, Estonia

Begin the day in Tallinn's remarkably well-preserved city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll visit Toompea Castle. Then board a high-speed ferry to cruise first class across the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki.

Helsinki, Finland

Finland's capital city is an intriguing mix of parks, waterways, and various architectural styles, which you'll explore on a sightseeing tour. Visit the extraordinary Temppeliaukio (The Rock) Church, built into solid rock in the 1960s; see the Neo-Classical Senate Square, the green cupolas and white columns of Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Enjoy dinner on your own in Helsinki this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

HOTEL KÄMP

Via high-speed rail to glorious St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

From Helsinki, your Baltics and Russia tour continues to opulent St. Petersburg via a fast train; the historic center of Peter the Great's "Window to the West" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get aquainted with Russia's cultural capital on an orientation tour that includes the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress, among the city's oldest structures, built in 1703. Inside the fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral, with a tall golden spire, contains the tombs of the Russian czars, including the city's founder Peter the Great.

Your home for the next four nights is itself a historic landmark – the celebrated Belmond Grand Hotel Europe on the famous Nevsky Prospekt. Dinner tonight is à la carte at a local restaurant in St. Petersburg.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BELMOND GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

A day around St. Petersburg and a night at the ballet

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

oday begins with a visit to St. Petersburg's Grand Choral Synagogue (holidays permitting), then take an excursion to Peterhof (Petrodvorets, on the Gulf of Finland) for a tour of the summer palace of Peter the Great. A hydrofoil whisks you back to the city, where you'll enjoy a glorious evening of Russian ballet (schedule subject to change).

Breakfast, Lunch

BELMOND GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

Catherine Palace and more St. Petersburg treasures

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Journey to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) for a visit to the opulent Catherine Palace, expanded by Empress Catherine the Great in the mid-18th century, and its remarkably restored Amber Room. Back in St. Petersburg, take a guided tour that includes a visit to the 19th-century Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, built as a memorial to Czar Alexander II on the site of his 1881 assassination. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of St. Petersburg on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch

BELMOND GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

The State Hermitage Museum and Tchaikovsky Night

Saint Petersburg/Russia, Russia

Today, Tauck has arranged an early morning visit – when crowds are fewer – to The State Hermitage Museum, boasting one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world. Displays include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, and Western European art; you'll also view the Impressionists Gallery.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, then join us this evening for a sumptuous "Tchaikovsky Night" dinner at the L'Europe restaurant – accompanied by live music and a pair of dancers from the Marinsky Theatre or a comparable local ballet company.

Breakfast, Dinner

BELMOND GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

Moscow Views & an Artist’s Palette

Moscow, Russia

Take another high-speed train journey to Moscow for a three-night stay; your hotel offers views of the Kremlin. A drive along the river leads to lunch at the fantastical Gallery of Artist restaurant in Dolgorukov House, one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the aristocratic Old Moscow district. The President of the Russian Academy of Arts, the artist Zurab Tsereteli, restored and reconstructed the building and opened his art gallery here; you’ll see a collection of his over-the-top works. After lunch, visit St. Savior’s Cathedral and tour Manege Square; GUM, the State Department Store; and Red Square before arriving at your hotel where dinner tonight includes beer and wine.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW

From the Tretyakov to the Moscow Metro

Moscow, Russia

Begin the day with a lecture on the history of Russia at the hotel. Then join your local guide for a visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery/National Museum of Russian Fine Art, featuring 11th- to 20th-century paintings and sculptures by Russian artists.

Next, head to Bolshoi Square to tour the beautiful Moscow Metro, renowned for its opulent architectural designs and plentiful public art, with a local guide, before spending the afternoon and evening exploring Moscow as you wish.

Breakfast

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW

Inside Red Square & the Kremlin

Moscow, Russia

Today, enjoy guided tours of Red Square and the 64-acre Kremlin, the center of Russian power for centuries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon pursuing what interests you most in Moscow. Tonight, please join us for a farewell reception and dinner at your hotel at "the doorstep of the Kremlin."

Breakfast, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MOSCOW

Journey home

Moscow, Russia

Tour ends: Moscow. A transfer is included from Four Seasons Hotel Moscow to Sheremetyevo International Airport or Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Please allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

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Wed, Aug 21, 2019 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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