Warsaw, the Baltics & Russia (RQ) - 2014

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14 days from Warsaw to Moscow


Warsaw, the Baltics & Russia
Stroll along the streets of Old Town in Warsaw, Poland
Stroll along the streets of Old Town in Warsaw, Poland
The historic centre of Warsaw
Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries
St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow
Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River

Vacation Overview

This leisurely vacation includes Poland, the Baltic Countries, and the best of Russia. Start in Warsaw, Poland, and hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West from a Local Guide. Five days are dedicated to the Baltic States, three small countries which quite recently regained their independence. Stay two nights in Vilnius, Lithuania, where a special dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant awaits you; also enjoy an interesting visit to the Old University and the KGB Museum. In Riga, Latvia, guided sightseeing features a walking tour of the Old Town and the Art Nouveau Quarter, and in Tallinn, Estonia, guided visits to the Town Hall and impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are included. Also receive an amber surprise gift as a lasting memory of your visit to the Baltic Countries. In St. Petersburg, Russia, your three-night stay includes a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, and vodka, as well as included highlight visits to the Hermitage Museum, and magnificent Catherine Palace (if closed: visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). Then, board the high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow, and enjoy three nights there with sightseeing including Red Square, the Armory Museum inside the Kremlin, and a special farewell dinner with Russian champagne.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


WARSAW
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Stare Miasto, St. John Cathedral, and the Historical Museum

VILNIUS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Old University and the KGB Museum

HILL OF CROSSES
Take pictures of the memorial site

RIGA
Guided sightseeing, including a walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the Art Nouveau quarter

TALLINN
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a surprise amber gift

NARVA
Border crossing

ST. PETERSBURG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special dinner with Russian delicacies; guided sightseeing, visit the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
By high-speed Sapsan train

MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit Red Square and the Armory Museum in the Kremlin; farewell dinner with Russian champagne

Headsets throughout the tour

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.


DAY 1Warsaw, Poland

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

The historic centre of Warsaw 
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DAY 2Warsaw

Hear about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the medieval STARE MIASTO (Old Town) with its market square and the 14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, a masterpiece of post-war reconstruction. In the HISTORICAL MUSEUM, watch a moving film showing the city before and after war-time destruction. Sightseeing also features the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, the remnants of the Jewish ghetto, and a picture stop at the Ghetto Monument. Afternoon at leisure. Why not join an optional Chopin concert tonight? (Breakfast)

The Chopin Monument in Warsaw 
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DAY 3Warsaw–Vilnius, Lithuania

The next five days are dedicated to the three small Baltic countries that quite recently regained their independence. Each has its own language and distinct culture. Today, travel to Lithuania, the largest and southernmost of the three. Late-afternoon arrival in the capital, Vilnius, once the splendid center of the mighty Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant awaits you. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Vilnius

Vilnius’ picturesque historic nucleus is clustered around the remains of a castle built by Prince Gediminas in 1323. Your Local Guide will accompany you on a walk from Cathedral Square through narrow winding lanes to the OLD UNIVERSITY, founded by Jesuits in 1569. An interesting visit has been included to the KGB MUSEUM. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5Vilnius–Riga, Latvia

Enjoy a scenic drive from the Neris River through a landscape alternating dark forests, swamps, and lush pastures. Stop at the Hill of Crosses memorial site on your way to the Baltic port of Riga, the Latvian capital. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 6Riga

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the historic center on the right bank of the Daugava River and a walking tour of the Old Town and the ART NOUVEAU QUARTER. Afternoon and evening at leisure, and an exciting optional excursion is available. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Riga–Tallinn, Estonia

Trace the coastline of the Gulf of Riga past the Estonian health resort of Pärnu, a site inhabited since the early Stone Age, on your way to Tallinn, capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries. This afternoon, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Hanseatic Old Town with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate, and visits to the TOWN HALL and the onion-domed ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Receive an amber surprise gift as a lasting memory of your visit to the Baltic countries. (Breakfast)

Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a memorial church dedicated to the Russian soldies who died during the Russo-Turkish War 
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DAY 8Tallinn–St. Petersburg, Russia

Cross the river at the historic town of Narva and enter Russia. Arrive in magnificent St. Petersburg, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner features traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 9St. Petersburg

Founded by Peter the Great, construction began in 1703 and the city eventually spread over 100 islands linked by 700 bridges. It suffered severe damage during World War II, when a cruel 900-day siege claimed more than a million victims. Start with the Winter Palace complex. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the major French impressionists. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with its gilded dome and marble columns. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10St. Petersburg

Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). Balance of the day is at leisure, and exciting optional activities are available. (Breakfast)

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DAY 11St. Petersburg–Moscow

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. (Breakfast)

St. Basil Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River 
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DAY 12Moscow

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes RED SQUARE, the center of this 865-year-old city. At its core is the Lenin Mausoleum and opulent St. Basil’s Cathedral. Inside the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. At the ARMORY MUSEUM, see treasures such as Ivan the Terrible’s throne. Of course, you will also see the Bolshoi Theater. (Breakfast)

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DAY 13At Leisure in Moscow

Another day to further explore this fascinating city. This evening, a farewell dinner with Russian champagne has been prepared for you at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 14Moscow

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; high-speed Sapsan train



Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Warsaw, a special dinner in St. Petersburg, and a farewell dinner in Moscow


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THEO VAN DER MEER

Years of Experience: 10 years

As a Tour Director, it is my mission to give passengers the time of their life and an unforgettable vacation. With every tour, I give it more than 100%, and my passion and enthusiasm help me to achieve these goals.

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View Offers

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Warsaw, the Baltics & Russia:

  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallin
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg
  • Vilnius historic centre
  • Historic Centre of Riga