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Travelmarvel

Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia

Vilnius to Moscow

Trip Code: EUTCSMB20
20 Days
42 Meals
5 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Explore 14 towns, villages and cities
  • 42 meals - 19 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Services of a Tour Director, Cruise Director and local guides
  • 10 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine with dinner on your cruise
  • Two nights in Vilnius, Rīga, Tallinn and three nights in Helsinki

Travel & Accommodation

Close up of a set dinner table, MS Rossia

Welcome to Russia

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at a Welcome Reception on board the MS Rossia.

View our ship
Concrete round bunker with single door at the end with the light on

Visit a Cold War bunker

Visit a once top secret Soviet Bunker in Ligatne, Latvia, and come face to face with relics from the Cold War.

City buildings and houses along the river with a bridge crossing the river

Cruise Russia's Waterways

Cruise the beautiful waterways of Russia and discover this arresting nation from a different perspective.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail. Flights not included
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
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Vilnius to Moscow

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Fly into Vilnius, Lithuania’s enchanting capital, and be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Vilnius, Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

This morning, embark on a guided tour of Vilnius. Then, venture to Trakai Island Castle, a magnificent stone castle built in the 14th century. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Šiauliai where you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses. Later, farewell Lithuania, crossing the border into Latvia and continuing on to its capital, Rīga.

Stay: Two Nights, Rīga, Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Head to Black Magic Bar to enjoy a tasting of Black Balsam, a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur.


Today, join a local guide for a tour of historic Rīga, taking in the Germanic art nouveau architecture of the Old Town.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPREIENCE

In Līgatne, a town on the Gauja River, visit the Secret Soviet Bunker, a Cold War bomb shelter.


Enjoy an Insider Experience then cross the border into Estonia. Continue to Cēsis and enjoy time to explore before arriving in Tallinn.

Stay: Two Nights, Tallinn, Radisson Blu Olympia

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, set out on a guided tour of Tallinn. Visit the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars. You’ll also pass by the Song Festival Grounds, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Town Hall Square.

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Farewell Estonia as you embark on a ferry crossing over the Gulf of Finland into Helsinki. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening to explore at leisure.

Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Scandic Grand Marina

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  • Breakfast

Join your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, including its spectacular harbour. Then, during free time, perhaps explore the Temppeliaukio Church, a magnificent structure with an interior constructed out of solid rock and bathed in natural light.

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  • Dinner

Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Helsinki. Or perhaps set off on an optional trip to the medieval town of Porvoo (own expense).

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After breakfast, board the high-speed Allegro train bound for Russia. Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights, aboard your river ship, the MS Rossia.

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  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a tour of St Petersburg to see Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. This afternoon, perhaps take a guided tour of Peterhof Palace (own expense).

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest museums in the world.

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  • Lunch
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Insider Experience

Be treated to a Russian language lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases.


Today, arrive in the village of Mandrogi where you’ll wander amid the quirky collection of old wooden houses and visit the famous Vodka Museum.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the Open Air Museum of Architecture on Kizhi Island.


Set out on a guided walking tour of Kizhi Island and see the Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Afterwards, cruise across Lake Onega.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, cruise White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Waterway, connecting the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Enjoy a tour and visit one of Russia’s largest medieval abbeys, the Monastery of St Cyril.

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  • Lunch
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Today, explore Yaroslavl on a guided tour and discover its classical architecture and golden-domed churches.

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  • Dinner

Cruise to Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that lie to the northeast of Moscow. On a tour, see the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.

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  • Lunch
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On arrival in Moscow, explore the landmarks with a local guide. Venture inside the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Tonight, perhaps explore Moscow by Night.

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Take a guided tour of Moscow and head to Red Square to see the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner and vodka tasting.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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