Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Russia & Eastern Europe
Save up to $570 per person with an exclusive MyDiscoveries discount on this 15 Day Russia and Baltics tour. Relish regal Russia’s majesty and fascinating history in its most famous cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Witness what it is all about in sites such as the Winter Palace, Armory Museum, Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will offer you equal measures of Baroque and medieval, castles and coastline on this luxurious tour of the region’s best.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Exclusive savings of $570 per person for MyDiscoveries only
  • International flights included on a full-service airline with meals and bags
  • City tours of Moscow, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw included
  • 13 nights of first-class accommodation and all transfers throughout modern air-conditioned coach

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of AUD $570 per person on 13 Day Russia and Baltics tour
Flights: Australia-Moscow, Warsaw-Australia
13 nights of excellent quality accommodation
22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
Hotel porterage
All transfers included
Standard class High Speed Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Visits to top sites including the Hermitage Museum, St Basil’s Cathedral, Toompea Castle and more
Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout and local guides in all major cities
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for optimum touring experience
Call us about Land Only costs on 1300 404 606

TRAVEL DATES
2019 Departures dates:
  • May: 23
  • Jun: 13, 27
  • Jul: 18
  • Aug: 08, 29
  • Sep: 05, 19, 26
*These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606
**Advertised price based on departure dates: 09 May 2019 from Sydney at time of publishing
Already booked your flights? Call us to book your Land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 Depart for Russia
  • Day 2 Arrive in Moscow / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3 Moscow City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Sergiev Posad / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5 High Speed Train to St. Petersburg / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 St. Petersburg City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Visit to the Hermitage Museum / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Travel to Tallinn / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Tallinn City Tour, Travel to Riga / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Riga City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11 Scenic Drive to Vilnius / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Vilnius City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 13 Scenic Drive to Warsaw / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 City Tour of Warsaw / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 15 Depart Poland / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Moscow: Marriott Grand Hotel Moscow or similar
  • St. Petersburg: Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel or similar
  • Tallinn: L’Ermitage Hotel or similar
  • Riga: Hotel Roma or similar
  • Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel or similar
  • Warsaw: Hotel Mercure Centrum Warsaw or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019.
  • Advertised price based on a 19 Sep 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
Book your Russia and Baltics Tour now online at www.mydiscoveries.com  or call 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Russia

Depart for Russia.

2

Arrive in Moscow

Arrive in Moscow, fabled capital of Russia; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax, or begin your independent discovery of this cosmopolitan city. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you in Russia at approximately 7 pm. Begin with a champagne toast to celebrate your arrival in Moscow, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm or earlier, if possible.
MEALS: Dinner
3

Moscow City Tour

This morning, tour Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world and the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Begin at Red Square, dominated by St. Basil’s Cathedral and the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Drive on wide boulevards and stroll through GUM, the largest Russian department store. Balance of the day is at leisure.
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Sergiev Posad

Today travel North of Moscow, to the small town of Sergiev Posad. Founded in the 14th century and renowned as center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as place for pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most sacred places in Russia. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Do not miss this evening’s optional tour of Metro & Red Square by Night. You will see some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Optional: Metro & Red Square by Night
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.
5

High Speed Train to St. Petersburg

This morning, enjoy some leisure time on your own before transferring to the rail station for your high speed train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Tonight, a chance to attend the optional Russian Folklore Evening. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled.
Optional: Russian Folklore evening
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

St. Petersburg City Tour

This morning, tour St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars, and Russia’s second largest city, after Moscow. Visit Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the crypts of several Russian Czars. Next, visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. The evening is at leisure or, join the optional Evening Canal Cruise.
Optional: Evening Canal Cruise
MEALS: Breakfast.
7

Visit to the Hermitage Museum

This morning, visit St. Petersburg’s most famous museum, the Hermitage, home to one of the largest and richest collections of Western art in the world. Originally the personal gallery of Catherine the Great, the museum’s vast collection, which spans six buildings (the most famous being the Winter Palace) now houses priceless works by artists such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others. The works of art are displayed amid the fittingly opulent architectural design of the museum. Afternoon is at leisure or join the optional tour to Peterhof Summer Palace. Visit the Palace famed for its extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel.
Optional: Peterhof Tour
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
8

Travel to Tallinn

This morning, cross the border at Narva and drive to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn is filled with typical narrow medieval streets, towers and Gothic churches.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
9

Tallinn City Tour, Travel to Riga

Morning tour of Tallinn, begins with a bus drive along the park of Kadriorg, commissioned by Peter the Great, the Song Festival grounds, and the ruins of the 15th-century Brigit’s convent in Pirita. Then, continue on a walking tour of the old town, including a visit to the Toompea Castle, the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall, and to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. In the afternoon drive to Riga, capital of the Latvian Republic, situated at the mouth of the Dougava River.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Riga City Tour

This morning, a tour of Riga features the city’s architecture encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. View Riga Castle, St. Jacob’s Cathedral and the Liberty Monument. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, participate in the optional tour to the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th century farm life. The over 72 historic structures recreate a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance while craftsmen demonstrate various tasks – you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time. Optional: Open-Air Ethnographic Museum MEALS: Breakfast.
11

Scenic Drive to Vilnius

Depart Riga for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, enjoying the scenic countryside along the way. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Vilnius. Then, a riveting optionaltour to the infamous KGB Museum, located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment aids you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel.
Optional: KGB Museum
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
12

Vilnius City Tour

A morning tour of Vilnius includes a visit to St. Peter and Paul Church and to the St. Anna’s Church. View Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Castle in the Upper Town. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to Trakai Castle. It is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius. Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle
MEALS: Breakfast
13

Scenic Drive to Warsaw

Today, depart Lithuania and cross the border into Poland. Continue to Warsaw and spend the balance of the day at leisure.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14

City Tour of Warsaw

Enjoy a morning tour of Warsaw. Drive along the Royal route, from the magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park with its Palace, summer residence of the last King of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. This afternoon join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for the King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by most important Polish noble families. Later, do not miss the optional Chopin piano recital, performed in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission. Optional: Wilanow Palace Optional:Chopin Concert
MEALS: Breakfast
15

Depart Poland

Transfer to the Warsaw airport for your departure flight.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
The largest country in the world, Russia crosses eleven time zones and boasts unparalleled architecture and art in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Favourites such as the Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral relay a fascinating history of trouble and triumph. Sample the idiosyncrasies of the Baltic states in a collage of castles, coastline and cultural marvels. City tours in the capitals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland offer intriguing insight into what makes these small but formidable destinations tick – echoes of the medieval and gothic side by side with remnants of Soviet occupation. Enjoy Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky, Riga Castle and if you choose, the KGB Museum.

FLIGHT
  • Flights: Australia-Moscow, Warsaw-Australia!
  • Other departure cities available on request! Call us on 1300 404 606!

TRANSFER All transfers included
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
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WEATHER The climate of Russia is formed under the European peninsula. The enormous size of the country and the remoteness of many areas from the sea result in the dominance of the continental climate, which is prevalent in European and Asian Russia except for the tundra and the best extreme southeast. Mountains in the south obstructing the flow of cold air masses from the Arctic Ocean and the plain of the south and north makes the country open to Pacific and Atlantic influences.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
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What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
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Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
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