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Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia

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 Trip Length
20 Days
 Trip Starts
Vilnius
 Trip Finishes
Moscow
20 Day Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Lithuania Latvia Estonia Finland Russia
Accommodation
4 Star
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUTCSMB20

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 20 Day Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia. Explore the Baltic States' medieval cities, facinating history & diverse culture onboard your premium river ship. Discover the secrets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania before your Russia river cruise.

Itinerary

Fly into Vilnius, Lithuania's enchanting capital, and be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a Welcome Reception. Stay Two Nights: Vilnius, Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

This 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 traditional dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Travel to Šiauliai where you'll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania, crossing the border into Latvia and continuing on to its capital, Rīga. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Stay Two Nights: Rīga, Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel (B/D)

Today, join a local guide for a tour of historic Rīga, taking in the Germanic art nouveau architecture of the Old Town. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)

Insider Experience: Head to Black Magic Bar to enjoy a tasting of Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.

Enjoy your Insider Experience today in Līgatne. Then cross the border into Estonia. Continue to Cēsis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn. Stay Two Nights: Tallinn, Radisson Blu Olympia (B/D)

Today, 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. You'll also pass by the Song Festival Grounds, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square. (B)

Farewell Estonia as you embark on a ferry crossing over the Gulf of Finland into Helsinki. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay Three Nights: Helsinki, Scandic Grand Marina (B)

Join your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, including its spectacular harbour. Then, during free time, perhaps explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock. (B)

Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Helsinki. Or perhaps set off on an optional trip to the medieval town of Porvoo (own expense). (B)

After breakfast, board the high-speed Allegro train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. Stay 10 Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Rossia. (B/D)

This morning enjoy a tour of St Petersburg to see Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. This afternoon, perhaps take a guided tour of Peterhof Palace (own expense). (B/L/D)

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings, which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world. (B/L/D)

Today, cruise down the Neva River, enjoying your Insider Experience and some time to unwind. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. Wander through the quirky collection of old wooden houses and see the famous Vodka Museum. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts. Afterwards, re-board your ship and set sail along the peaceful Svir River. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Take part in a Russian lesson on board, where you'll learn some essential phrases of this wonderful language.

Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe's second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: On Kizhi Island, set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site. Marvel at the island's impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail.

Today, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway, which connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, and enjoy a tour of one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril. Today the monastery remains an important part of Russia's spiritual history, and features an intriguing collection of ancient artefacts. (B/L/D)

Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia's oldest cities and dates back to the age of the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery. (B/L/D)

Watch idyllic rural life unfold along the banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a tour that allows you to 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 afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow. (B/L/D)

Cruise into Moscow, Russia's capital. On arrival, explore some of the city's landmarks and uncover 860 years of history on a tour with a local guide. See the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Here, visit the Armoury Museum, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, priceless jewellery and impressive armour. (B/L/D)

Today in Moscow, enjoy a tour of Russia's most iconic monuments and legendary palaces as you head to Red Square, where you'll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square and see the city's intriguing past play out through its striking imperial and Soviet architecture. Enjoy free time to explore Moscow this afternoon. Back on board this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast to new friends with a glass of Russian vodka. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Sample Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur, during your time in Rīga
  • Visit the Secret Soviet Bunker in Līgatne
  • Take part in a riveting Russian language lesson
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Kizhi Island and see the remarkable Transfiguration Church up close

  • Two nights in Vilnius, Rīga, Tallinn and three nights in Helsinki
  • 10 nights exploring Russia's waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia
  • Services of a Tour Director, Cruise Director and local guides
  • Explore 14 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

  • 41 meals - 19 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Daily filtered water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'Baltic Charm & Treasures of Russia' Reviews

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Enjoyed the Baltics and Russia, the river cruise from Saint Petersburg to Russia was relaxing (not rushed). Particularly thought the local guides were very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. The accommodation on the MS Kronshtadt was compact but comfortable. The lunches and evening meals on the cruise were okay however the breakfasts were lacking (gave a rate of 2 out of 10). We were spoiled by the excellent breakfasts in the Baltics and Helsinki, they served freshly baked breads with selections of jams plus eggs however you wanted them etc. I think we had the same bread from day one to the end of the cruise, same for pastries, no juices only juice drinks, coffee not hot, forgot to turn the hot water urn on......I could go on.

The staff in the dining areas spoke little English, however they were very obliging. I think we would try another operator instead of Travelmarvel, some of our fellow travellers who have used Travelmarvel in the past said that it was not their usual standard.
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Deck Plans

 
Category D
Window Stateroom
 
Category E
Window Stateroom
 
Category F
Window Stateroom
Main Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Balcony Stateroom
 
Category C
Balcony Stateroom
 
Upper Suite
 
Panoramic Suite
Upstairs (Level 2)
 
Category A
Balcony Stateroom
 
Category A+
Balcony Stateroom
 
Boat Suite
Boat Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 133 sq ft / 12.4 sq m
  • Large opening scenic windows
  • Ensuite with shower and hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • TV and telephone
  • Wardrobe
  • Two armchairs
  • Personal safe
  • 157 sq ft / 14.6 sq m
  • Fully glazed French doors that open on to a private balcony with a table and two chairs
  • Ensuite with shower and hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • TV and telephone
  • Wardrobe
  • Two armchairs
  • Personal safe
  • 175 sq ft / 16.3 sq m
  • King-size bed
  • Lounge area
  • Large opening scenic windows
  • Ensuite with shower and hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • TV and telephone
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Refrigerator
  • Personal safe

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Category E $ 195
Category D $ 395
Category C $ 995
Category B $ 1,195
Category US $ 1,195
Category A $ 1,395
Category A+ $ 1,595
Category BS $ 1,695
Category PS $ 1,895
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