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Luxury

Baltic Treasures with Russian Waterways

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Trip Code: EUWB23
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

State Hermitage Without Crowds

Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before it opens for the day and see the Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony.

A gourmet paradise

Experience the culinary highlights of Riga with one of Latvia's famous food bloggers, Signe Meirane.

Discover the nature of Finland

Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park and learn how to cook flamed salmon by open fire.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 52 meals
  • Beer, wine and soft drink included with lunch and dinner
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • 12 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Russia Map EUWB23 2020
Moscow to Vilnius

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner, accompanied by Russian folklore.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

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Embark on a tour that includes Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. Afterwards, board your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Valentina

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Tour the Armoury Museum and venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later visit the Novodevichy Convent.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Alternatively, you can explore Tretyakov Art Gallery.


Choose your sightseeing today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.


Dock in the Golden Ring city of Uglich, where you will set off on your chosen experience.

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Arrive in Yaroslavl, which traces its origins back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing exploration illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.

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Dock in Goritsy and visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Later, cruise the White Lake.

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Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Marvel at the Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without nails.

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After cruising through the night, dock in the village of Mandrogi, teeming with traditional houses.

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The City of Tsars. The Venice of the North. Russia’s hub for the arts. Whichever way you describe St Petersburg, it certainly does not disappoint. Board a Hydrofoil and travel to Peterhof Palace for a guided tour. After lunch, visit St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and the Peter & Paul Fortress.

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the State Hermitage, experience a special tour before the museum is open for the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Delight in a breathtaking private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.


Take a Hydrofoil ride to the State Hermitage where an exclusive experience has been arranged.

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Disembark for the final time. Tour Catherine Palace. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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Take the high-speed Allegro train to Helsinki.

Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

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Enjoy a private guided tour of Helsinki’s best sites. Take an insider’s access to Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’. Built into solid rock, the church’s inner wall has been left unfinished, and is crowned with a solid copper dome. You will also visit the Helsinki Central Library Oodi, and you will feel a sense of awe as you enter this striking modern building. Each floor is designed for a distinct purpose, making it a remarkable concept. Continue to Hakaniemi Market Hall, a 100-year-old building brimming with fresh fish, home-baked bread and delicious pastries. This evening, head to an island for dinner at a local restaurant, offering the freshest seafood with superb views of Helsinki's city skyline.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Spend a day in stunning Nuuksio National Park and cook salmon by an open fire, followed by lunch at a Lappish-style teepee. Sip wild herb tea accompanied by a Sámi singer.


During your time in Nuuksio National Park, learn about the importance of nature to Finnish culture, including learning about the benefits of the authentic Finnish sauna experience. You can also take a guided educational walk, sit back and relax, or play a game of Mölkky.

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Relax as you enjoy a ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to Estonia’s Tallinn. To help make the journey an enjoyable one, you will enjoy the benefits of seating in the Business Lounge on the ferry, which offers more luxurious seating, as well as food and drinks in the buffet. Arrive at your accommodation in Tallinn, where the hotel's building dates back to medieval times. Since then, significant luxurious enhancements have been made to create a fine boutique establishment.

Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Schlössle Hotel

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Today you will embark on a guided city discovery of Tallinn. Along the way, you'll visit Tallinn’s Raeapteek, one of Europe’s oldest continuously running pharmacies, in business since the 15th century.

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On your way to Latvia, visit Pärnu, known for its 19th-century timber villas and Pärnu Beach. Tonight's accommodation is special, housed in a former 19th-century villas built for the nobles of Russia, as well as a former miltary hospital built in 1918. The property has since been restored to its former glory and features a spectacular bridge house. Tonight's dining experience is at your hotel's restaurant, serving fine Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of nostalgic Latvian flavours.

Stay: Dikļi, Villa Santa Hotel

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Stop in Sigulda to visit to the Turaida Museum Reserve, which houses Turaida Stone Castle. This remarkable monument's construction began in 1214 for Albert of Riga, with its name meaning 'Thor's Garden' in Livonian. Long after being abandoned in 1776, regular archaeological excavations were carried out from 1976, which were followed by restoration and conservation works. To gain first-hand experience, your local expert showing you around the castle was took part in the excavations. Afterwards, see Sigulda's bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track, before arriving in Riga.

Stay: Two Nights, Riga, Grand Hotel Kempinski

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore Riga’s culinary highlights with one of Latvia’s most famous food bloggers. Get to know them over coffee, where they will share with you their passion for Latvian cuisine as they show you around the Central Market.


After your Signature Experience, savour lunch at the Beer Embassy, including a tasting.

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Travel to Siauliai and stop at the Hill of Crosses. Later, arrive in Vilnius.

Stay: Two Nights, Vilnius, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Trakai Island Castle, a stone castle which began construction in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son, Vytautas the Great. Alternatively, embark on a Soviet exploration, including a visit to the Vilnius TV Tower, the tallest structure in Lithuania. The tower played a major role in 1991, where lives were lost opposing the Soviet military seizing the tower.


Tour Vilnius and discover the Old Town. Later, choose your sightseeing inclusion. Tonight, savour a farewell dinner.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Exterior of the Ms Valentina

Cruise Russia in Style

Take in breathtaking scenery as you glide your way through Russia on our stylish and comfortable river ship.

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In the heart of the Old Town

Stay in the Lithuanian capital's Cathedral Square and take in breathtaking views of the Old Town.

Everything in walking distance

Stay two night's in the heart of the Latvian city Riga, fantastic proximity to sightseeing highlights.

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