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Tour Highlights
  • Tour the Old Town of Vilnius
  • Visit the magnificent Rundale Palace
  • Discover medieval Latvia
  • See the ruins of the Episcopal Castle
  • Travel to the Estonian resort of Parnu
  • Journey by Hydrafoil to Helsinki
  • Visit Vyborg Castle in St Petersburg
  • Visit the Old Russian Circus in Moscow
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Baltics & Russia Explorer Group Tour

16 Day Tour, from £2025 per person

Discover the enchanting Baltic capitals of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki before finishing in the iconic Russian cities of St Petersburg and Moscow. Explore the magnificently preserved old towns of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn and stop by the effortlessly cool Helsinki before finishing in St Petersburg with its opulent palaces, fashionable boulevards and serene canals and the cosmopolitan city of Moscow. Accommodation throughout is in 4-star hotels, making this tour as comfortable as it is comprehensive and enjoyable.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE VILNIUS
ARRIVE VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius and transfer to hotel. Check in for 2 nights. Attend a welcome meeting.
DAY 2
VILNIUS
VILNIUS
Vilnius is known for its more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas. (B)
DAY 3
VILNIUS TO RIGA
VILNIUS TO RIGA
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia the tour reaches the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia and arrive in Riga. Check in to the hotel for 3 nights. (B)
DAY 4
RIGA
RIGA
Before getting acquainted with Riga take the chance to discover medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning travels to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. Listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before returning to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral. (B)
DAY 5
RIGA
RIGA
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest. (B)
DAY 6
RIGA TO TALLINN
 RIGA TO TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. Embark on a short tour of the resort before continuing through the North Estonian land of forests to arrive in Tallinn early afternoon. Check in to the hotel for 2 nights. (B)
DAY 7
TALLINN
TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafes and restaurants. The sightseeing tour journeys around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack. (B)
DAY 8
TALLINN TO HELSINKI
TALLINN TO HELSINKI
This morning take an optional excursion to Lahemaa National Park, the largest national park in Estonia, with unspoiled landscapes and beautiful views of the Baltic coast and forests. Visit some of the Park’s most impressive manor houses; Palmse Manor and Sagadi and learn about upper class life in 18th-century Estonia. The excursion finishes at Vihula Manor house and the Vodka Museum. In the afternoon board the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki. On arrival take a tour through the Finnish archipelago. Transfer to the hotel and check in for 2 nights. (B)
DAY 9
HELSINKI
HELSINKI
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland. (B)
DAY 10
HELSINKI TO ST PETERSBURG
HELSINKI TO ST PETERSBURG
Continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check in to the hotel for 3 nights. (B)
DAY 11
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title The Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour get acquainted with all the splendours of the city including, the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Tsarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg's tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian champagne and snacks. (B)
DAY 12
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
In the morning optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch. (B)
DAY 13
ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW
ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW
The early morning is reserved for an optional guided shopping tour to fashion and souvenir boutiques on the Nevsky Prospect. Around noon travel to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride journeys through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the afternoon, arrive in Moscow and check in to the hotel for 3 nights. (B)
DAY 14
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and the visit to the Kremlins grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Moscow metro including the historical stations on the Ring-line and a guided stroll on the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow by night tour including a cruise with the White Flotilla. (B)
DAY 15
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
The morning offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus. (B)
DAY 16
DEPART MOSCOW
Optional transfer to the airport for onward connections. (B)

Pricing Information

16 day tour, from £2025 per person

Price Includes

  • Flights in economy class with Air Baltic via Riga from London Gatwick
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels with buffet breakfast
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Transportation as specified
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
  • Welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice

Price Excludes

  • Airport transfer on departure
  • Optional excursions
  • Russian visa

Price Notes

These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Baltic partners and are not exclusive to Regent Holidays’ clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
21 May 2017
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05 Jun 2017
£2100 £785
28 May 2017
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12 Jun 2017
£2100 £785
04 Jun 2017
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19 Jun 2017
£2175 £860
11 Jun 2017
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26 Jun 2017
£2175 £860
18 Jun 2017
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03 Jul 2017
£2175 £860
25 Jun 2017
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10 Jul 2017
£2100 £785
02 Jul 2017
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17 Jul 2017
£2100 £785
09 Jul 2017
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24 Jul 2017
£2025 £710
16 Jul 2017
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31 Jul 2017
£2025 £710
23 Jul 2017
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07 Aug 2017
£2025 £710
30 Jul 2017
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14 Aug 2017
£2025 £710
06 Aug 2017
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21 Aug 2017
£2025 £710
13 Aug 2017
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28 Aug 2017
£2025 £710
20 Aug 2017
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04 Sep 2017
£2025 £710
27 Aug 2017
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11 Sep 2017
£2025 £710
03 Sep 2017
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18 Sep 2017
£2025 £710
10 Sep 2017
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25 Sep 2017
£2025 £710

Tour Route Map


  1. Lithuania, Vilnius
  2. Latvia, Riga
  3. Estonia, Tallinn
  4. Finland, Helsinki
  5. Russia, St Petersburg
  6. Russia, Moscow

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