Baltics (Finland) and Russia, Europe
Location
9 Days
Duration

The Czar Route – Fixed Departure Coach Tour

Welcome to Finland and Russia, Europe!

ROUTE: Helsinki – St. Petersburg – Moscow

DURATION: 8 Nights / 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow
  • Moscow Kremlin

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • 3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
  • Guided channel cruise
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad
  • Visit to Old Russian Circus
  • Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Helsinki: Hotel Glo Art
  • St. Petersburg: Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky
  • Moscow: Hotel Park Inn Sadu
DELUXE:
  • Please Inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please Inquire

 Included:

8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels

8 x buffet breakfast

Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

Personalised welcome package

Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin

Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours

Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours

Service of Portuguese speaking tour escorts on tours 30Jun, 28Jul, 11Aug, 25 Aug, 08Sep

Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)

Portage at hotels and railway stations

Transfer airport to Hotel Glo Art

Transfer Hotel Park Inn Sadu to airport

 Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

City tax at hotel where applicable

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki, private transfer to Hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.

Overnight: Helsinki

2

Day 2 Helsinki

Activities:

  • Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital.
  • The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock.

OPTIONAL:

  • The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.

Overnight: Helsinki – (B)

3

Day 3 Helsinki - St. Petersburg

Activities:

  • Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg.
  • Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle.
  • In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel.

Overnight: St. Petersburg – (B)

4

Day 4 St. Petersburg

Activities:

  • St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North.
  • During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.

OPTIONAL:

  • The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
  • In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian champagne and snacks.

Overnight: St. Petersburg – (B)

5

Day 5 St. Petersburg

Activities:

  • The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks.

OPTIONAL:

  • In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered.
  • In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.

Overnight: St. Petersburg – (B)

6

Day 6 St. Petersburg - Moscow

Activities:

  • Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga.
  • In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel.

OPTIONAL:

  • The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise.

Overnight: Moscow – (B)

7

Day 7 Moscow

Activities:

  • Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world.
  • The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals.

OPTIONAL:

  • In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street.
  • The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Overnight: Moscow – (B)

8

Day 8 Moscow

Activities:

  • Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL:

  • The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
  • The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Overnight: Moscow – (B)

9

Day 9 Depart Moscow

Departure: Private transfer to the airport. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner T=Tasting)


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The Czar Route  – 8 Nights / 9 Days

Departure date: May 26 – Sep 15, 2019 (per person cost)

Departure Date  Double CAD$ Single CAD$ Triple CAD$ NOTES
Sun May 26 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jun 9 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jun 16 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jun 23 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jun 30 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jul 7 CAD 2,146 CAD 3,075 WHITE NIGHT
Sun Jul 14 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Jul 21 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Jul 28 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Aug 4 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Aug 11 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Aug 25 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Sep 1 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Sep 8 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900
Sun Sep 15 CAD 1,971 CAD 2,900

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • 3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
  • Guided channel cruise
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad
  • Visit to Old Russian Circus
  • Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)

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