Russia & Baltics Signature

10 days from $2,560 per person*
  • Visit the medieval Turaida Castle and grave of Turaidas Rose.
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
  • Take in a selection of the 600,000 pieces of art at the Hermitage Museum.
  • Discover the highlights of St Petersburg with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Experience the land of the Tsars. This value tour provides an in-depth discovery of St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Your private guide will personally lead you through the sights of St. Petersburg, where you'll get acquainted with its main architectural and historical monuments. Ride along its main streets and prospects, and enjoy its splendid parks and gardens. The next day visit Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums. Continue to Tallinn to privately tour its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town. Follow this up with another UNESCO-listed historical city center in Riga, capital of Latvia, a stunning city along the embankment of the River Daugava. En route to Riga, you'll explore Gauja National Park, a beautiful natural landscape that's perfect to reset your state of mind. Conlcude with a discovery of Vilnius, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Your private guide will escort you through a selection of the over 1,000 monuments that helped the city gain its own status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistance/Driver
    • Invitation Letter-Russian Visa
    • Russia - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - City Tour with Peter & Paul's Fortress (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Pushkin and Catherine’s Palace Tour (4.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Hermitage Museum Tour (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 St. Petersburg to Tallinn
    St. Petersburg to Tallinn
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Baltics - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Tallinn
    Tallinn
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Tallinn to Riga
    Tallinn to Riga
    • Tallinn - Riga [via Parnu and Sigulda with Turaida Castle ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Riga
    Riga
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Riga to Vilnius
    Riga to Vilnius
    • Riga - Vilnius [via Rundale Palace and Hill Of Crosses ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town - Vehicle/Guide(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: St. Petersburg

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.

We will provide you with a letter of Invitation for your Russian Visa. Once payment has been received, the letter along with other important documents will be sent to you.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)

The Petro Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, just steps away from the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral and surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theatre and nightlife. Each of the 194 rooms is stylishly furnished, comfortable and fully equipped with modern style amenities, as well as internet access. The hotel's elegant dining room offers classic Russian cuisine in a friendly and atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, all with the comfort and class of the Petro Palace Hotel.

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Petro Palace Hotel
Petro Palace Hotel

Day 2: St. Petersburg

Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St. Petersburg. You will get to drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect and view the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, and other world celebrities were buried. You will have a chance to visit Peter and Paul's Fortress and St. Isaac Cathedral with the Bronze Horseman. Later you will drive by the Summer Garden and stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame. Continuing on you will drive through the Square of Arts, enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Entrance fees to Peter and Paul's Fortress is included.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)
Peter & Paul's Fortress
Peter & Paul's Fortress

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Take a half day (4.5hrs) private tour to Pushkin, originally named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), famous for the marvelous Catherine Palace and park. Many historical films, dedicated to Russian history and tsars, were shot in the interiors of the palace. The town, also known as Pushkin in honour of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was the main summer residence of the royal family. The Palace features splendid interiors. The collection of the palace includes a large number of precious works of art, such as furniture, porcelain, statues, canvases, including personal belongings of Russian emperors and members of their families. Visit one of the most remarkable interiors of Catherine Palace, the Amber Room. During the palace excursion you will get to know about the mysterious history of the Amber Room and see the restored interiors. Your private guide will tell you the story of the Catherine Palace's construction, and you learn about the tragic pages of the palace's history, connected with the Nazi occupation during the World War II. (transportation and entrance fee is included).

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Hermitage and admire the gems of the collection. During the tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a part of the collection of paintings of Old Masters and other exciting exhibits and works of art. Value the splendour of the Gala stairway, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall and its various amusements, and other gala rooms. You are sure to enjoy the works of applied arts, precious items and paintings. The collection of Western European art, numbering over 600,000 items, is considered to be one of the finest in the world. It presents all the stages of the development of art from the Middle Ages to the present. Enjoy masterpieces by outstanding Western European artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, and Picasso. You will have an opportunity to see such world-famous masterpieces as works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Admire the richest collection of ancient and early medieval items, works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome, fabulous treasures of oriental culture, and wonderful European art. Entrance fees to the Hermitage Museum and transport is included.

Accommodation: Petro Palace (4*)
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum

Day 4: St. Petersburg - Tallinn

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

A welcome package with a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: My City Hotel (4*)

Situated in the old city of Tallinn, My City Hotel is surrounded by the business and entertainment districts and is adjacent to fashionable shops and restaurants. Reflecting a tradition of classical style and elegance, the hotel offers a charming setting, ideal for any traveler. All elegantly designed guest rooms feature amenities to satisfy your every need for a truly unforgettable vacation. The warm atmosphere and professional staff of My City Hotel will make your stay in Tallinn pleasant and memorable. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at My Café restaurant with the menu consisting of Italian, French and Estonian cuisine. The hotel also features a sauna and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Tallinn
Tallinn
My City Hotel
My City Hotel

Day 5: Tallinn

Stating your private city tour at St. Charles Cathedral, you will explore Tallinn’s highlights, while your private guide provides you with exclusive inside information of the town’s history. The visit to the National Library is followed by the Pirita River where the Olympic Yachting Regatta was hosted in 1980. Take a few minutes to admire the Olympic Centre on the opposite side of the river before your guide takes you to the ruins of St. Bridget’s Convent. On the way back to the city, you pass the Song Festival Grounds where every 5 years a 120-year-old Estonian song festival takes place. The tour continues with the Parliament building and the 100 year old Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, famous for its onion domes. With its interesting collection of coat-of-arms and tombstones, the Dome Cathedral, built the13th-14th centuries is well worth a visit. Two viewing platforms provide you with breathtaking panoramic views of this charming town and are followed by a visit to the Long Leg and Short Leg Streets. Back in the Lower Old Town you will learn about St. Nicholas Church before concluding your city exploration at the Town Hall Square. Entrance fees are not included.

Accommodation: My City Hotel (4*)
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Day 6: Tallinn - Riga

Enjoy a private transfer from Tallinn to Riga, via Parnu and Sigulda. On your way visit Sigulda with Gauja National Park. The park, located about 50 km from Riga in the Gauja River valley, is known as the most popular tourist and leisure destination. This tour enables one to experience a genuine whiff of the Middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles, and heroic figures by visiting the ruins of the 13th century Turaida Castle, and a local History Museum. During the tour you will have a private vehicle with an English speaking driver and an English speaking guide at Turaida Castle. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Gutenbergs (4*)

Hotel Gutenbergs is a boutique style hotel located in the centre of Old Town in Riga. The buildings of the hotel were constructed in the 16th and 19th centuries to serve as a printing-house. In 2001, it was reopened as a hotel keeping many of its original features. Famous for its gorgeous interior, romantic, historical style and rooms of various designs with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. With beautiful paintings, engravings, antiques, and old books in the guest rooms and corridors, it will take you back in time and you’ll feel as if you just entered the 18th century.

Riga
Riga
Hotel Gutenbergs
Hotel Gutenbergs

Day 7: Riga

During this panoramic city tour, admire the most famous sights of Riga. Drive along the embankment of the River Daugava, providing wonderful panoramic views of the city. It follows through the centre of town to Jugendstil district, Alberta Street - the real open-air architectural museum, where the most explicit collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe is located. The city tour then goes through the modern part of the city where you'll observe the University building, National Opera, Academy of Arts, and the central train station. The tour concludes in the Old Town. Entrance fees to Art Nouveau Museum and Dom Church are included.

Accommodation: Gutenbergs (4*)
Academy of Arts
Academy of Arts

Day 8: Riga - Vilnius

A private driver and vehicle will bring you from Riga to Vilnius. The journey will take you to the Rundale Palace, which is located 66 kilometers outside of Riga. As one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Latvia, it was built in 1736-1740 as a summer residence for the Duke of Courland, Ernst Johann Biron. The palace was designed by an outstanding Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. The Rundale Palace is one of the few remaining places where the very essence of the 18th century may still be experienced. Continue your tour with the Hill of Crosses. During this tour you will have a museum guide at your disposal. Entrance fees to Rundale Palace and French formal garden are included.

Accommodation: Narutis (5*)

Beautifully restored, yet retaining its unique charm and design, The Narutis Hotel offers unique and distinctive guestrooms that combine stylish Lithuanian and French furniture and accents with original 16th century beam ceilings, timber-framed floors and Gothic vaults. The hotel’s delightful restaurant, set in the 16th century cellars is beloved by the residents and guests of Vilnius and serves a carefully selected and prepared European cuisine. In the cellars you will also find a luxurious health and fitness center, including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

Vilnius
Vilnius
Narutis Hotel
Narutis Hotel

Day 9: Vilnius

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the 14th century, at the foot of the hill, the town started to develop. In 1503, Vilnius was surrounded by the defensive wall. Old Town of Vilnius is not only one of the most beautiful, but one of the biggest in Europe. The heart of Vilnius, Old Town, is a mixture of different epochs and architectural styles. There are more than one thousand archeological, historical, architectural, and cultural monuments in the Old Town. That's why in 1994 Vilnius was included in the list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Vilnius Cathedral and Town Hall Square, Vilnius University, St Anne's and Bernardine Churches, Gates of Dawn, and St. Peter and Paul's Church. Entrance fees and Guide are included.

Accommodation: Narutis (5*)
Gates of Dawn
Gates of Dawn

Day 10: Vilnius

A private transfer between the airport and the city or your accommodation is provided.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Petro Palace (4*): St. Petersburg

The Petro Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, just steps away from the Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral and surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theatre and nightlife. Each of the 194 rooms is stylishly furnished, comfortable and fully equipped with modern style amenities, as well as internet access. The hotel's elegant dining room offers classic Russian cuisine in a friendly and atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, all with the comfort and class of the Petro Palace Hotel.

Petro Palace Hotel
Petro Palace Hotel

My City Hotel (4*): Tallinn

Situated in the old city of Tallinn, My City Hotel is surrounded by the business and entertainment districts and is adjacent to fashionable shops and restaurants. Reflecting a tradition of classical style and elegance, the hotel offers a charming setting, ideal for any traveler. All elegantly designed guest rooms feature amenities to satisfy your every need for a truly unforgettable vacation. The warm atmosphere and professional staff of My City Hotel will make your stay in Tallinn pleasant and memorable. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at My Café restaurant with the menu consisting of Italian, French and Estonian cuisine. The hotel also features a sauna and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

My City Hotel
My City Hotel

Gutenbergs (4*): Riga

Hotel Gutenbergs is a boutique style hotel located in the centre of Old Town in Riga. The buildings of the hotel were constructed in the 16th and 19th centuries to serve as a printing-house. In 2001, it was reopened as a hotel keeping many of its original features. Famous for its gorgeous interior, romantic, historical style and rooms of various designs with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. With beautiful paintings, engravings, antiques, and old books in the guest rooms and corridors, it will take you back in time and you’ll feel as if you just entered the 18th century.

Hotel Gutenbergs
Hotel Gutenbergs

Narutis (5*): Vilnius

Beautifully restored, yet retaining its unique charm and design, The Narutis Hotel offers unique and distinctive guestrooms that combine stylish Lithuanian and French furniture and accents with original 16th century beam ceilings, timber-framed floors and Gothic vaults. The hotel’s delightful restaurant, set in the 16th century cellars is beloved by the residents and guests of Vilnius and serves a carefully selected and prepared European cuisine. In the cellars you will also find a luxurious health and fitness center, including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

Narutis Hotel
Narutis Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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