Russia & The Baltics

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
CruiseTreasures of Russia Cruise11 On Application From $5,795.00
CruiseTreasures of Russia and Helsinki14 On Application From $7,195.00
CruiseBaltic Charm and Treasures of Russia20 On Application From $9,695.00

  

Itinerary – Treasures of Russia Cruise

Sit back and surrender to the charm of the Russian countryside as you glide along grand canals, rivers, and lakes. Explore grand imperial cities, golden-domed churches, and romantic wooden villages.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive, Embark ship, St PetersburgArrive in opulent St Petersburg today and check in to your river ship. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and live Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 2: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumYou'll be dazzled today as you visit the Hermitage Museum, one the most impressive museums in the world. Housing more than three million works of art and culture in the magnificent setting of the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the scale of this collection is simply unrivalled.
Day 3: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace. Described as the ‘Russian Versailles’, you’ll inspect the Bath Block and majestic gardens, and see the lavish palaces that were the playground for Peter and Catherine the Great.
Day 4: MandrogiToday, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you’ll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you’ll learn all about the nation’s signature tipple and see hundreds of brands on display.
Day 5: Kizhi IslandAbsorb the picturesque Russian countryside as we cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Here, you’ll set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island, however, is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Day 6: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, GoritsyToday, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 7: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a fascinating guided tour. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, dating back to the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches. You’ll also visit a fortified 12th-century monastery flaunting astounding architecture.
Day 8: Uglich, Volga RiverWatch idyllic rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour that allows you embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591, this monument commemorates the famous Rurikovich family. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 9: MoscowCruise into Moscow, and explore some of the city's most famous and historic landmarks.
Day 10: MoscowTake a guided tour of the city today, then head to Red Square to see St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square. Then, enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 11: Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary – Treasures of Russia and Helsinki

Sit back and surrender to the charm of the Russian countryside as you glide along grand canals, rivers and lakes. Explore grand imperial cities, golden-domed churches, and romantic wooden villages.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Helsinki Soar into Helsinki today, Finland’s vibrant capital. Situated on a picturesque archipelago, the coastal city of Helsinki offers an enchanting combination of natural, cultural and historical attractions. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for your three night stay.
Stay: Three Nights: Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel
Day 2: HelsinkiJoin your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour, with giant ferries gliding into port. Explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light via a glazed dome. Take your time to marvel at the stunning architecture, before joining your fellow travellers to dine on delicious Finnish specialties at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Helsinki Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city. Perhaps visit Uspenski Cathedral, the historical Tori Quarters, or the famous Market Square (own expense).
Day 4: Helsinki, Embark Ship,St PetersburgTransfer to the railway station for your journey to Russia. Arrive in opulent St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and live Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 5: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumYou'll be dazzled today as you visit the Hermitage Museum, one the most impressive museums in the world. Housing more than three million works of art and culture in the magnificent setting of the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the scale of this collection is simply unrivalled.
Day 6: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace. Described as the ‘Russian Versailles’, you’ll inspect the Bath Block and majestic gardens, and see the lavish palaces that were the playground for Peter and Catherine the Great.
Day 7: MandrogiToday, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island town that is more a living museum than a live-in village. During a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses you’ll be given an enthralling insight into traditional Russian villages from the past. At the famous Vodka Museum, you’ll learn all about the nation’s signature tipple and see hundreds of brands on display.
Day 8: Kizhi IslandAbsorb the picturesque Russian countryside as we cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Here, you’ll set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island, however, is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Day 9: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy CToday, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 10: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a fascinating guided tour. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, dating back to the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches. You’ll also visit a fortified 12th-century monastery flaunting astounding architecture.
Day 11: Uglich, Volga RiverWatch idyllic rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour that allows you embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591, this monument commemorates the famous Rurikovich family. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 12: MoscowCruise into Moscow, and explore some of the city's most famous and historic landmarks.
Day 13: MoscowTake a guided tour of the city today, then head to Red Square to see St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square. Then, enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 14: Disembark Ship, Depart MoscowAfter breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  

Itinerary – Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia

With their medieval cities, fascinating history and diverse cultures, the Baltic States have gradually emerged as enticing destinations untouched by mass tourism. Discover the secrets of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania before your Russia river cruise.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Vilnius Fly into Vilnius, Lithuania’s enchanting capital. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for an elegant Welcome Reception.
Stay: Two Nights: Vilnius, Radisson Blu Lietuva
Day 2: VilniusThis morning, embark on a guided tour of Vilnius. Then, venture to Trakai Island Castle, a magnificent stone castle built in the 14th century. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Vilnius, Šiauliai, RigaAfter breakfast, travel to Šiauliai where you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania and cross the border into Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Stay: Two Nights: Riga, Radisson Blu Daugava
Day 4: RigaToday, join a local guide for a tour of historic Riga, taking in the Germanic art nouveau architecture of the Old Town. Then head to Black Magic Bar to enjoy a tasting of Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.
Day 5: Riga, Ligatne, Cesis, TallinnCross the border into Estonia today. Along the way, visit the Secret Soviet Bunker in Ligatne, a Cold War bomb shelter. Continue to Cesis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn.
Stay: Two Nights: Tallinn, Nordic Forum Hotel
Day 6: TallinnToday, set out on a guided tour of Tallinn. Visit the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars, and pass by the Song Festival Grounds, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square.
Day 7: Tallinn, Helsinki Farewell Estonia as you embark on a beautiful ferry crossing over the Gulf of Finland into Helsinki. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening to explore at leisure.
Stay: Three Nights: Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel
Day 8: HelsinkiJoin your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour. Then, with free time, perhaps explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light.
Day 9: HelsinkiToday, enjoy a full day at leisure to further immerse yourself in this unique seaside city.
Day 10: Helsinki, Embark Ship, St PetersburgAfter breakfast board the high-speed train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. This evening, enjoy a glass of champagne and Russian folk music at a special Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Alexander Borodin
Day 11: St Petersburg, Hermitage MuseumBe dazzled today with a visit to the Hermitage Museum, which houses more than three million works of art and culture in the Tsar’s Winter Palace.
Day 12: St Petersburg, Peterhof PalaceToday, discover a world of opulence and excess on a guided tour around St Petersburg’s imperial estate – Peterhof Palace.
Day 13: Mandrogi This morning, you’ll be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language. Then, arrive in Mandrogi for a guided tour.
Day 14: Kizhi IslandSet out on a guided walking tour of Kizhi Island. Visit the Open Air Museum of Architecture and the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Afterwards, cruise towards the tranquil waters of Lake Onega.
Day 15: White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy Today, cruise across ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway that connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, enjoy a guided tour in which you’ll visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril.
Day 16: YaroslavlToday, discover Yaroslavl on a guided tour, in which you’ll explore the historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches.
Day 17: Uglich, Volga RiverCruise to Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that form a ring to the northeast of Moscow. On a tour, see the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Day 18: MoscowOn arrival in Moscow, explore some famous landmarks with an expert local guide. Venture within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars.
Day 19: MoscowSee Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral on a tour. On board tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and authentic Russian vodka.
Day 20: Disembark Ship, Depart MoscowAfter breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.