From  £1995
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • Catherine’s Palace
  • Riga
  • Vilnius
  • Yusupov Palace
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On Location with War & Peace

10 Day Tour, from £1995 per person

In celebration of the BBC taking on one of the greatest novels of all time and turning it into an epic adaptation to grace our TV screens, we’ve picked some of the most spectacular film sets and locations from War and Peace for a new journey through Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the Rostovs and Bolkonskys – step inside the grand palaces which once held lavish balls for the aristocratic families, visit the ornate Amber Rooms and Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg and head further than Russia to discover the mansions of Riga and Vilnius that were featured as part of the set.  

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to St Petersburg
Fly to St Petersburg. Transfer to the Hotel Domina Prestige Inn and check in for four nights.
Accommodation
Domina Prestige Hotel
       
DAY 2
Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum
Start the trip with a visit to the Winter Palace. Enjoy a private morning tour of St Petersburg’s ornate showcase of wealth and art; the marble columned, gold leaf-adorned Hermitage Museum. After exploring the galleries, hallowed hallways and elaborate staircases of one of the largest and oldest art museums in the world, you’re free to explore St Petersburg at leisure in the afternoon. We recommend using this time to visit the Russian Museum; an unmistakable green and white fine art museum also used in the filming of the drama. (B)
Accommodation
Domina Prestige Hotel
       
DAY 3
Yusupov Palace
Yusupov Palace
Spend half a day at the Yusupov Palace – a vast mansion of the St. Petersburg nobility created by talented 18th and 19th century architects, sculptors and artists from Russia and overseas. The palace, which still retains much of its original elegant interior design and furnishings offers guided tours, concerts and other cultural programmes as well as a dramatic history reconstruction in the same cellar where Count Yusupov and his companions once tried to murder Rasputin. (B)
Accommodation
Domina Prestige Hotel
       
DAY 4
St Catherine’s Palace, Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)
St Catherine’s Palace, Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)
30 km south of the St Petersburg city, Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar’s village) is home to one of the former summer residences of the Russian Tsars, Catherine’s Palace. The intricate rooms and grand exterior of the palace have been painstakingly restored to its former glory, but the famous Amber Room, dripping in elaborate gold guild detail and fiery shades of orange is the showstopper. Take some time to roam the gardens too, punctuated with lakes, grottoes, statues, fountains and a bathhouse before taking the early evening train to Riga. (B)
Accommodation
Domina Prestige Hotel
       
DAY 5
Riga
Riga
This morning arrive in Latvia’s capital, Riga. Enjoy a morning exploring Riga’s Old Town before checking in to the Radisson Blu Elizabete for two nights.
Accommodation
Radisson Blu Elizabete
             
DAY 6
Riga
Riga
Enjoy a free day to explore Riga at your leisure. Coastal town, Jurmala is a short journey away on public transport and boasts sweeping white sand beaches, sand dunes lined with pine trees and a bustling centre filled with historic, wooden architectural heritage. (B)
Accommodation
Radisson Blu Elizabete
             
DAY 7
Riga to Vilnius
Riga to Vilnius
Transfer by private car to Vilnius, Lithuania, stopping en route to visit Rundale Palace – the vast baroque-style mansion provided many of the film sets for interior shots of St Petersburg due to high shooting costs in Russia. Ticket entry includes the impressive staterooms (the White Hall, Gold Hall, and Grand Gallery), the Duke’s former living quarters and staterooms, and the Duchess’ apartments and the carefully manicured gardens. Check in to Radisson Blu Astorija for three nights. (B)
Accommodation
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
               
DAY 8
Vilnius
Vilnius
Explore Vilnius today, keeping an eye out for locations you may recognise from the programme. The reddish stone Gediminas Castle high above the city, Gothic St Nikolai’s Church and the Vilnius University can all be spotted as War and Peace film sets. (B)
Accommodation
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
               
DAY 9
Vilnius
Vilnius
There is still many more sites to seek out in Vilnius city, from the Franciscan Palace and Merkine Palace in the old town to the Union of Lithuanian Writers. Alternatively, speak to a Regent Holidays Travel Specialist about taking an optional tour to Rumsiskes Open Air Museum of Lithuania. (B)
Accommodation
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
               
DAY 10
Fly to UK
Transfer to the airport and fly to the UK, via Warsaw. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £1995 per person
(Single person supplement + £598)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Lot Polish Airlines via Warsaw from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in standard rooms in four/five-star hotels as specified with breakfast (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers
  • 2nd class train tickets
  • Sightseeing tours as specified

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, St Petersburg
  2. Latvia, Riga
  3. Lithuania, Vilnius

Tour Accommodation

Radisson Blu Elizabete
Radisson Blu Elizabete
Radisson Blu Elizabete The Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel is located in the city centre just steps away from the city's main attractions and the Old Town. All 228 rooms and suites feature......
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel Located in the heart of Old Town Vilnius, the 5-star Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel features 119 comfortable rooms. The recently renovated rooms (Superior and......
Domina Prestige Hotel
Domina Prestige Hotel
Domina Prestige Hotel  The 4-star Domina Prestige Hotel in St.Petersburg is located on the Moika River Embankment within walking distance of St Isaac’s Cathedral. The nearest metro station......

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