Poland, Baltic States & Russia(Golden Ring) 14-Day Tour

Summer 2018

Tour Highlights:

Early Bird Discount: $150 Per Person If Register By 1/31

* Travel by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow for safety and comfort
* Old Town Warsaw: Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. After World War II, they used original bricks to restore Old Town to look as much as original Old Town
* One trip to Baltic States countries: Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia
* Vilnius: Visit Trakai Castle located on the lake and Hill of Crosses
* Latvia: Visit Riga Cathedral that has a spectacular pipe organ, also to Swedish Gate & historical sites
* Estonia: Walk around Old Town (UNESCO Heritage Site). Visit Kiek in de Kök (peep into the kitchen) & House of Three Sisters
* Enjoy varieties of meals: traditional Russian cuisine & Chinese Cuisine (8 dishes & 1 soup)
* Visit Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) with 2.8 million masterpieces on display
* Amber Hall in Katherine Palace decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirror
* Cruising along river Neva with beautiful scenery
* Petershof Palace, also known as Russian Versailles. It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from the attack by the Swedish
* Gala dinner with Russian Folk Dance at Nicholas Palace
* Red Square & Kremlin: “Red” in Russian means beautiful. The Kremlin–currently is the official residence of the President of Russia, both are UNESCO Heritage Sites
* St. Basil’s Cathedral: Russian Orthodox Church with colorful onion shaped domes, a unique architecture in Russia
* Metro station—an elegant architectural station with marble and bronze statues, stained-glass window and beautiful mosaics.
* Moscow River Dinner Cruise: enjoy dinner with spectacular scenery
* Special meal arrangement at luxury Tvrandot Restaurant, the décor is Baroque style with hand-painted furniture, gilded light fixtures and frescoed cupola ceiling.
*Segiyev Posad (Soviet name: Zagorsk)–UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. A religious city with Orthodox monastery that functioned as military feature in the past
*Vladimir & Suzdal: both towns were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because they preserve several finest monuments of white-stone medieval architecture
* Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
* Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group
Golden Ring of Russia:
Golden Ring includes seven historic Russian cities, located northeast of Moscow. Segiyv Posad, Vladimir & Suzdal are the most visited destinations among Golden Ring. These ancient towns also played an important role of Russian Orthodox Church and significant events in Russian history.

Segiyev Posad: Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox churches. The Monastery was built in the 1420’s with gleaming white exterior topped with gold domes. Segiyev Posad is also famous for Nesting Dolls.

Suzdal: It was once the capital of several Russian principalities. The city retains a rustic old Russian atmosphere with much early Russian architecture.

Vladimir: was founded in 1108 by Vladimir Monomakh. You can still find many buildings remain medieval architecture structure. Two most famous sites are: Cathedral of St. Demetrius & Cathedral of the Assumption. Vladimir is also an industrious town of textile, electronic

◎Photo Stop ★Entrance Fee Included

DAY 1 USA / Warsaw, Poland

Today, we will take overnight flight to Warsaw—the capital of Poland, arrive the next day.

DAY 2 Warsaw

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in.

Meal: Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses(dinner is based on arrival time)
Hotel: Western Warsaw or similar

DAY 3 Warsaw-233km-Mikolajki

After breakfast, city tour will follow: to ◎Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) that was destroyed by WWII, they restored it to a lively city. Continue to ◎Warsaw Mermaid, ◎Holly Cross Church and ★Marie-Curie’s birthplace, where she did her first scientific works. Then to ◎Mikolajki, a popular holiday and water sports destination. We will overnight in Mikolajki.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel  Lunch & Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Conference & Spa-Mikolajki or similar

DAY 4 Mikolajki-299km-Trakai-30km-Vilnius, Lithuania

This morning, depart for Trakai, we will visit ★Trakai Castle, erected on a small island, also known as the world’s leading water ski training center. Continue to Vilnius, we will visit ◎old town, ◎Gediminas Square, ◎Cathedral & ◎St. Anne’s church, a very small & beautiful church that legend said during his conquests Napoleon came and saw this church and he would like to put it on his palm and bring to France.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch & Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Radisson Blu Litueva or similar

DAY 5 Vilnius-212km-Hill of Crosses -132km-Riga, Latvia

After breakfast, we will visit ◎Hill of Crosses located in the northern Lithuania, a pilgrimage site. Continue to Riga–the capital of Latvia. City tour will follow: walk around Old Town Square, ◎Swedish Gate and ★Riga Cathedral, built in 1226. The 6768-pipe organ inside the cathedral is spectacular. Later, to ★St. Peter’s Church for panoramic city view.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch & Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Radisson Blu Riga Hotel or similar

DAY 6 Riga-310km-Tallinn, Estonia

Today, depart for Tallinn–the capital of Estonia, located in the northern part of the Baltic States. We will visit ◎Town Hall Square, a gathering place for festivals, dance & theatrical performances. Then to ◎St. Catherine’s Passage, and ◎Olympic Village designated for Moscow Olympic water games in 1980. We will also visit ★Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox cathedral with spectacular architect design, located in Toompea Hill. Then to ◎Houses of Three-Sisters built in 1362, now renovated to a hotel.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch & Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Radisson Blu Olimpia or similar

DAY 7 Tallinn-368km-St. Petersburg, Russia

After breakfast, city tour will follow: to ★Toompea Castle, City Hall, Kadriorg Palace and Park. Continue to ◎Central Square, ◎Textile Museum, ◎Town Hall tower & ★Toomkirik (Cathedral of St.Mary). Later, depart for St. Petersburg.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel  Lunch / Local Cuisine, 3 courses
Dinner / Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup
Hotel: Holiday Inn Moscovskiye Vorota or Ambassador Hotel or similar

DAY 8 St. Petersburg

This morning, city tour will follow: visit ★St. Isaac’s Cathedral, ★St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral, ◎ the statue of Peter the Great, ◎ the monument of Alexander III. And ★Church on spilled blood. Continue to one of the world’s major museums–★Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace). They have over 2.8 million items on display, including masterpieces by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso, Chagall and others. Later to Nicholas Palace for dinner and enjoy ★Russian folk dance show.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel    Lunch / Russian style set menu  Dinner / Gala dinner with traditional folklore show
Hotel: Holiday Inn Moscovkiye Vorota or Ambassador Hotel or similar

DAY 9 St. Petersburg

After breakfast, to ★Petershof Palace–It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from Swedish counter attack. The Palace consists of 20 large and small palaces, 7 Imperial Gardens, 64 Fountains. After lunch, continue to ★Katherine Palace, constructed as a summer palace with distinctively decorated rooms and lavish exterior. The most famous room is Amber Hall, decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Tonight, a special arrangement of ★ cruise excursion to enjoy beautiful scenery along the river Neva.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Russian style meal     Dinner / Local cuisine with Gypsy music
Hotel: Holiday Inn Moscovkiye Vorota or Ambassador Hotel or similar

DAY 10 St. Petersburg / Moscow

After breakfast, we will travel by express train to Moscow. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To ★Kremlin, Tsar’s Bell Tower. Afternoon, to Red Square, ★St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin Tower, Lenin’s Tomb, and Russia’s largest department store GUM. Tonight, ★enjoy dinner with spectacular view while you cruising on Moscow River.

Meal: Breakfast Box  Lunch / Russian style meal   Dinner / Moscow River Cruise with Dinner
Hotel: Azimuth Olimpic Hotel or similar

DAY 11 Moscow

After breakfast, city tour will follow: ◎ Victory Monument, ◎Triumphal Arch, ◎ Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Continue to ◎Arbat street, a busy street full of restaurants, shops, and street performances. We will also tour ★Moscow Metro (opened in 1935). It is the most amazing station decorated with granite, marble, bronze and statues. Later, to Moscow University, located on the Sparrow Hills, where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Western Cuisine at Turandot Restaurant
Dinner / Central Asian meal at Uzbekistan Restaurant
Hotel: Azimuth Olimpic Hotel or similar

DAY 12 Moscow-186km-Vladimir-34km-Suzdal

After breakfast, we will start excursion to The Golden Ring. Our first stop is Vladimir; we will visit ★ St. Demetrius Cathedral, The exterior walls are covered with elaborate carvings. Then to ◎Golden Gate, then to ◎Assumption Cathedral. Next stop is Suzdal, an ancient town with numerous monasteries and churches. We will visit ★Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant’s life.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Caucasus style grilled meat , 3 courses
Dinner / Baked fish with vegetable in the pot
Hotel: Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel or similar

DAY 13 Suzdal-188km-Segiyev Posad-79km-Moscow

This morning, depart for Segiev Posad; we will visit ★Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, a pilgrimage for Russian Orthodox with impressive collections of ancient Russian paintings, handcrafts and precious metals. Return to Moscow late afternoon, we will drive to ◎Moscow State University located on Lenin Hill for panoramic views of the city.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel Lunch / Russian style meal , 3 courses at monastery
Dinner / Amenian menu
Hotel: Azimuth Olimpic Hotel or similar

DAY 14 Moscow-USA

This morning, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel

Fares TOUR FARES(LAND ONLY) Early Bird Discount: $150 Per Person If Register By 1/31

Departure Date 2018 Adult Child Single Supplement 立即報名
5/12 $3,799 $3,499 $900
7/14 $3,799 $3,499 $900
8/11 $3,799 $3,499 $900
9/08 $3,799 $3,499 $900

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* Minimum group size: 15 people and more

Tour fare includes:4-5 star Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transportation and Entrance Fee

Tour fare excludes:Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tip (tour leader, bus driver & tour guide: euro 10 per day), Visa Fee ($250 per person for Los Angeles residents only), Travel Insurance(if full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer complimentary travel medical insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group**

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed
*Tour fare, air ticket, airport tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info