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Luxury

Baltic Treasures with Russian Waterways

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 17 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 52 meals plus beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on your cruise

  • 12 nights luxury land accommodation
  • 10 nights on a stylish river ship
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • On a special before-hours visit to the State Hermitage Museum, take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony
  • Enjoy a special private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre
  • Discover Riga’s highlights with one of Latvia’s famous food bloggers

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUWRB23 2021
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

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™

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 welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you will discover Riga’s culinary highlights with one of Latvia’s most famous food bloggers.


After this morning’s activity, savour lunch at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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 Cēsis. 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: Cēsis, Villa Santa Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

On your way to Tallinn, Estonia, visit Pärnu, a city known for its 19th-century timber villas and Pärnu Beach.

Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Schlössle Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Tallinn’s Raeapteek, one of Europe’s oldest continuously running pharmacies, in business since the 15th century.

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  • Breakfast

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

Set out on a guided tour of Helsinki’s best sites. Explore Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’, visit the Helsinki Central Library Oodi and wander through the 100-year-old Hakaniemi Market Hall. This evening, head to an island for dinner at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Spend a day in stunning Nuuksio National Park. Visit the Haltia nature centre then head to a reindeer farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to feed the friendly reindeer.


After this morning’s Signature Experience, enjoy afternoon tea in a Lappish style kota hut.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Here, go inside before the museum is open to the public and take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

For something special this evening, appreciate Russia’s arts scene and attend a private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.


Take a Hydrofoil ride on the Neva River to the State Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world and home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. After a special experience here, tour the museum. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Manicured gardens in front of the ornate white, blue and gold exterior of Catherine Palace

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Join a discovery of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Fabergé Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of pieces by Peter Carl Fabergé.


After breakfast today, head out to enjoy your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s iconic wooden architecture. Once declared a parish centre for the Russian Orthodox Church in the 16th century, it survived a rebellion until the 1950s, when most of the island’s residents left, leaving behind impressive wooden relics. Explore the open-air museum and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View from across the water towards an ornate Church, Kizhi Island

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Goritsy, including a visit to a local school.


Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, set out on your preferred activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Hedge of trees surrounding the white ornate chapel with gold onion domed roofs

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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


Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich, where you can pick the sightseeing that best suits you.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock in Moscow this afternoon as you arrive at your final destination on this journey. Enjoy an insightful guided exploration of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps 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.


On a guided tour of the Armoury Museum, venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, you will have a choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Large convent with gold turrets, Russia

Set out on a morning discovery that allows you to marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. Later, perhaps tour a Cold War bunker or enjoy free time to explore Moscow. An evening of fun awaits at tonight's farewell dinner, where traditional Russian folklore performers will dazzle you.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport.

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