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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
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
Visit Trakai Island Castle, a stone castle which began construction in the 14th century by Kestutis, 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.Daily :
Travel to Siauliai and stop at the Hill of Crosses, then continue to Riga.
Stay: Two Nights, Riga, Grand Hotel KempinskiDaily :
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.Daily :
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 Cesis. Tonight's accommodation is special, housed in a former 19th-century villas built for the nobles of Russia, as well as a former military 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: Cesis, Villa Santa HotelDaily :
On your way to Tallinn, Estonia, visit Parnu, a city known for its 19th-century timber villas and Parnu Beach.
Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Schlossle HotelDaily :
Visit Tallinn’s Raeapteek, one of Europe’s oldest continuously running pharmacies, in business since the 15th century.Daily :
Relax as you enjoy a ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to Finland’s Helsinki.
Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Hotel KampDaily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.
Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22Daily :
Travel to the imperial residence of Peterhof Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Later, board your river ship.
Stay: 10 Nights, MS ValentinaDaily :
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.
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
After cruising through the night, dock in , located within a dense forest on the banks of the Svir River. Famous for its towering churches, most of was bombed by German forces in World War II. Here, visit the Vodka Museum that houses more than 3,000 different varieties, then spend time at leisure to look around the village.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Make a 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 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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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 KempinksiDaily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
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