Land Journey

Russian Glories, Baltic Treasures

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$7,590 USD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
May - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Vilnius, Helsinki, Riga
Baltic Treasures Russia Escorted Tour
St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow, Russia

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

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

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

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

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Discover the unique cultural heritage of countries along the eastern Baltic Sea on one of our most comprehensive Russian tours.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Discover the "Old World"... from Baltic cities to St. Petersburg and Moscow, where architectural gems from the Middle Ages intertwine with age old customs, ingrained in local towns, cities and villages…

Explore Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Tallinn, Estonia – with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture – and experience a kaleidoscope of different views traveling by coach, train and high-speed ferry. Visit Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, with a private presentation by an insider from the Soviet era, and tour St. Petersburg's Peter and Paul Fortress. More special experiences include lunch in the celebrated Gallery of Artist restaurant and a visit to see works by Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow... and in St. Petersburg, an evening of Russian ballet, a gala "Tchaikovsky Night" dinner, and a Tauck Exclusive guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum when crowds are fewer! Read Less

Early-opening visit to The Hermitage

Day 10

Exclusive, early-opening tour of The State Hermitage Museum

Comprising a complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment in St. Petersburg – including the former Winter Palace of Russia's ruling Romanov family – The State Hermitage Museum ranks among the greatest museums in the world. Although only a fraction of its vast holdings, including the world’s largest collection of paintings, is on display at any one time, its exhibits encompass works from the Stone Age to the 21st century. On your privately guided, early-opening tour of this extraordinary institution, you'll enjoy a special visit to the Impressionists Gallery, displaying works by artists including Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Cézanne, Gaugin, and Degas.

"Tchaikovsky Night" in St. Petersburg

Day 10

An unforgettable "Tchaikovsky Night" of opera & ballet at L'Europe

A heady mix of art-nouveau elegance, captivating live music and fine artisanal fare define the world-renowned L’Europe restaurant in the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg. Marvel at the stunning stained-glass and carved wooden balconies. Take your time over mouth-watering cuisine. Established in 1905, L’Europe is perfectly seasoned… the ideal setting for a "Tchaikovsky Night" dinner. Enjoy a four-course feast, with wine and beer included; you’ll be entertained by opera singers, dancers from the Mariinsky Ballet or another local company – and the music of Russia’s most beloved composer.

The sights were spectacular like the Russian Orthodox churches, and the Baltic medieval cities were charming.

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Catherine Palace in Pushkin

Day 9

Explore the stunning Catherine Palace in Pushkin, inspired by Versailles

Join us on an excursion to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore Catherine Palace. The Romanov Czar Peter the Great built it for his wife, Catherine I – and like his grandiose summer palace, the Peterhof (a.k.a. Petrodvorets), it was greatly inspired by the French King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Catherine Palace was augmented and embellished by Peter and Catherine’s daughter, the Empress Elizabeth, who made it her summer palace, and later by the Romanov sovereign with whom it is most identified today – Catherine the Great. Your guided visit to the opulent palace – extensively restored after sustaining heavy damage during World War II – includes the recreated Amber Room, once symbolic of the alliance between 18th-century Russia and Prussia before being looted by German troops.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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