Jewels of Russia with Berlin & the Baltic States

Discover the sights of Moscow before boarding Scenic Tsar for a cruise along the Volga river. Explore Helsinki, Tallinn, Warsaw & Berlin on this 27 day tour.

27 Days
Moscow to Berlin
From (AUD)
$ 17,940
Dates & Pricing

2020 Moscow > Berlin

Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRBS
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Moscow
Return City:
Berlin

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Moscow

    Welcome to Moscow. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Moscow

    Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible world icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Moscow

    Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Moscow

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    Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.

    Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

    Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus, where you’ll get to rediscover your sense of wonder all over again.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Moscow

    Freechoice

    Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Uglich

    Part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will show you the many highlights of this city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Yaroslavl

    Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring the impressive collection of Russian paintings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Goritsy

    Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kizhi Island

    Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Mandrogi

    Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - St. Petersburg

    Start your day with a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful metropolis, followed by a lunch in a local restaurant. Then, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace, which was modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic Fountains.

    Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

    Freechoice

    Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - St. Petersburg

    This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.

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    Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir. The Palace was the last imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg and is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - St. Petersburg

    Today you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and get to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - St. Petersburg > Helsinki

    After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end. Disembark your ship, and travel by the high-speed train to Helsinki for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Helsinki > Tallinn

    This morning join a guided tour of Helsinki and see such highlights as the beautiful harbour area and Senate Square including the impressive Lutheran Cathedral. Afterwards relax on board your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn. Arrive in Tallinn and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Tallinn

    Today you’ll discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall.

    Freechoice

    Visit the KUMU Art Museum, with its wide range of classic and contemporary art. Alternatively, be seduced by the incredible exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Museum.

    Freechoice Dining

    This evening, dine at one of three superb local restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Tallinn > Sigulda > Riga

    Leave Tallinn behind, and journey to Sigulda, set in the Gauja River Valley and known as the Switzerland of Latvia. Explore the stunning landscapes of this region and visit Turaida Castle. Arrive in Riga and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Riga

    This morning, embark on a discovery of Riga’s old town. Then, tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for insight into Latvia’s heritage, followed by a delicious dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Riga > Vilnius

    This morning we leave Riga and travel to Vilnius. We’ll visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens. Our next stop is at the extraordinary ‘Hill of Crosses’. This symbol of Christian resistance to the Soviets features millions of small Crosses, which were repeatedly bulldozed during the occupation. This evening we arrive in Vilnius for our two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Vilnius

    Relish in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many famous examples of baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the famous Vilnius Cathedral. This afternoon visit the beautiful Trakai Island Castle, located only a short drive outside of Vilnius.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Vilnius > Warsaw

    After breakfast we depart Vilnius. Our route will take us into the amazing Mazurian region, which encompasses 4,000 lakes in a pristine setting, where a great deal of the landscape remains virgin forest. We cross the border into Poland and continue on to the capital Warsaw. You can look forward to staying here for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Warsaw

    Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre has been rebuilt and since attained World Heritage status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a striking reminder of the suffering endured in WWII. You’ll also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial – all remarkable landmarks of this diverse and history-rich land.

    Freechoice

    You have two vastly different but equally interesting options. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more of the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    Enrich

    This evening enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a Manor House, followed by dinner. This is an experience with something for all the senses, so indulge to the full in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Warsaw > Berlin

    This morning you will be taken to the main train station where you board a train for the journey across the heart of Poland and into the German capital, Berlin. Upon arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel, for your three night special stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Berlin

    Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, then drive ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933.

    This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to discover the cities thriving art scene or soak up its café culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Berlin

    Freechoice

    Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share his insights on the town and its history and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Berlin

    After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Berlin Airport for your onward or homebound flight with memories of a truly unforgettable trip.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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