14D The Best of Russia, Baltic States and Warsaw
14 days from Moscow to Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius & Warsaw
Explore the splendour of Europe while making friends with the people from around the World.
This tour is on join in basis and you will have chance to share the bus and guide with fellow travelers. The tour will be operated on the fixed dates specified below and be conducted exactly in accordance with the itinerary.
Itinerary Minimum 2 passenger
Day 1, Jakarta to Moscow, Saturday
Departure to Moscow. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax. Welcome dinner this evening. (D)
Day 2, in Moscow, Sunday
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at the Red Square, dominated by St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, proceed to see the Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and then stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Rest of the day is at leisure. You may take part in an optional tour by night of Moscow and its subway. (B)
Day 3, to Tver and Novgorod, Monday
After an early breakfast, depart for Tver, an ancient trading port nestled on the banks of the Volga River. The city offers fascinating treasures, including Putevoy Dvorets, built for Catherine II as a resting place on her journeys from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Enjoy a short sightseeing tour of this remarkable city. End the day in historic Novgorod, founded almost twelve centuries ago. (B, L, D)
Day 4, to St. Petersburg, Tuesday
A morning sightseeing tour of Novgorod starts at the Kremlin with a visit to St. Sophia Cathedral. Then, cross the river via a pedestrian bridge to visit the Yaroslav Court. In the afternoon, travel north to St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars. Upon arrival enjoy a first sightseeing tour of the city starting with the visit of Peter and Paul Fortress, quarter of the City museum and its cathedral, which houses the crypt of the Russian emperors. Next, visit St. Isaac's Cathedral. (B, D)
Day 5, in St. Petersburg, Wednesday
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe's best architects, craftsmen and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as "Venice of the North". This morning sightseeing tour will feature highlight: the world-famous Hermitage, which houses many treasures from the Czarist era. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Optional tour to visit Petrodvorets, Peter the Great’s summer palace, will be available.In the evening you may take part in an optional tour featuring a folklore performance. (B)
Day 6, to Tallinn, Thursday
Journey to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva. Continue to Tallinn, capital of Estonia and situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B, D)
Day 7, to Riga, Friday
On a walking tour of the Upper and Lower Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, visit orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th century gothic Town Hall. This afternoon, on to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D)
Day 8, in Riga, Saturday
During your sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificant Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon is free. (B)
Day 9, to Vilnius, Sunday
Morning departure for Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D)
Day 10, in Vilnius, Monday
The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit Peter and Paul Church and St. Anna's Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may take an optional excursion to Trakai. (B)
Day 11, to Warsaw, Tuesday
Cross the border into Poland and reach Warsaw at day's end. (B, L, D)
Day 12, in Warsaw, Wednesday
This 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a "wedding cake"), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with the walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for relaxing, shopping, a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)
Day 13, depart Warsaw, Thursday
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Day 14, arrival to Jakarta, Friday
Travelling to Jakarta. Meals on Board. Arrival to Jakarta in the evening
End of Tour......
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Moscow: Marriott Grand
Novgorod: Park Inn Veliky Novgorod
St. Petersburg: Holiday Inn
Tallinn: Meriton Grand
Riga: Radison Blu
Vilnius: Novotel Hotel
Warsaw: Holiday Inn
|THE BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTIC STATES & WARSAW|
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|Per person in twin room||USD 3335|
|Single room supplement||USD 973|
Features & Inclusions
• Air ticket economy class Aeroflot/ Cathay Pacific
• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
• Service charges and hotel taxes
• Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
•Touring by modern AC motor coach
• Airport transfers
• Professional English speaking tour director
• Luggage handling
• Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
• Airport Tax & Fuel (USD 376)
• Airport Tax Jakarta (IDR 150000).
• Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hote menu.
• Tips to Tour Director, tour driver and local city guides.
• Optional excursion.
• Other expences of personal nature not mentioned in the program.
Asvinia Travel Services has right to correct the price with or without prior notice.
The hotel is centrally located between the Garden & Boulevard Ring roads, 1km from the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theater & the American Embassy. Nearest Station/metro: Mayakovskaya metro station, 300m. Nearest Airport: Sheremetyevo 2 Int'l airport, 32km.
Park Inn Veliky Novgorod****
Important place or monument close to the hotel: City center -3km. Situated in a residential area on the banks of the the Volkhov river. Nearest station/metro: Railway station -7km, Bus stop -2min walk. Nearest exhibition centre: Fenix -3km. Nearest airport: LED Airport -180km.
The hotel is located on Moskovsky Prospekt, the main road from the direction of the airport into the city.
• 1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (moskovskye vorotat)
• 3 km to the nearest fair site (skk)
• 5 kms to city centre
• 7 km to the nearest station (moskowsky railway station)
• 8 kms to the nearest airport (pulkovo)
The hotel is located at the very heart of the capital, close to the Old Town and the Parliament. Hotel is adjacent to Meriton Grand Hotel Tallinn.
• Place of interest Old Town 0,5 km
• Shopping area Viru Centre 1 km
• Bus station Tallinn Bus Station 5 km
• Airport TLL 7 km
Centrally located, the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Riga is close to both the business and the shopping district of the city. This Riga hotel is situated across from the Esplanade Park, and is within walking distance of Old Town, museums, art galleries, and theater. There are also many eating establishments and nightlife venues just minutes from the hotel. Other area attractions include The National Opera and Ballet House and the Skonto Exhibition Center. The Riga International Airport is less than fifteen miles from the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Riga.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, in the historical and business centre. Nearest station/metro: Main railway station -3,5km. Nearest exhibition centre: LITEXPO -8km. Nearest airport: Vilnius Airport -7km.
• Shopping area GEDIMINO 9 0 km
• Place of interest VILNIUS CATHEDRAL 0,5 km
• Airport VNO 7 km
• Exhibition centre LITEXPO 7 km
Location:Nearest station/metro: Central Railway station -200m. Nearest airport: Okecie International airport -10km.
• Exhibition centre Palace of Culture and Science 0,1 km
• Shopping area Zlota Street 0,1 km
• Tube station Centrum Station 0,5 km
• Place of interest Historical Old Town 3 km
• Airport WAW 8 km