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Luxury

Baltic Treasures with Russian Waterways

23 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUWRB23
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A gourmet paradise

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

State Hermitage Without Crowds

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

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 drinks with lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • 12 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUWRB23 2020
Vilnius to Moscow

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

Arrive in Vilnius and be transferred to your hotel. Get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Vilnius, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

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.

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Travel to Siauliai and stop at the Hill of Crosses. Then continue to Riga.

Stay: Two Nights, Riga, Grand Hotel Kempinski

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  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

See Sigulda's bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track. 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. Later, arrive at your hotel and relax amid the setting of this historic palace.

Stay: Dikļi, Villa Santa Hotel

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On your way to Tallinn, Estonia, 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.

Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Schlössle Hotel

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  • Dinner

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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Relax as you enjoy a ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to Finland’s Helsinki.

Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kämp

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  • Breakfast

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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  • Dinner

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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Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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Travel to the imperial residence of Peterhof Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Later, board your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Valentina

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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Attend a private ballet performance at the iconic Hermitage Theatre.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Take a Hydrofoil ride over the waters of the Neva River to the State Hermitage for a tour of the museum. Forming part of the Winter Palace, it is home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works.

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Dock in the village of Mandrogi, teeming with traditional houses.

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Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Explore the open-air museum of wooden buildings and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.

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Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a small and peaceful farming town. Your guided tour here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons.

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Today stop in the historic Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing tour illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.

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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 another Golden Ring city, Uglich. Here, select your preferred activity.

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Dock in Moscow this afternoon and enjoy an insightful tour of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, situated at the base of a 100-metre titanium obelisk. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s national gallery.


Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, personalise your experience with a choice of activities.

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Marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, accompanied by traditional Russian folklore.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

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Transfer to the airport.

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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.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family