Russia & Baltics Signature

10 days from $3,630 per person*
  • Visit Catherine's Palace with a private guide, summer residence of the legendary female leader of Russia, Catherine the Great.
  • Visit the medieval Turaida Castle and grave of Turaidas Rose.
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
  • 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
    • Invitation Letter for Russian Entry Visa
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Russia - Welcome Package
    Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )
  • Day 2 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Peter & Paul's Fortress (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )
  • Day 3 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Pushkin and Catherine’s Palace Tour (4.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Hermitage Museum Tour (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )
  • Day 4 St. Petersburg to Tallinn
    St. Petersburg to Tallinn
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Assistant - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistance/Driver
    • Baltics - Welcome Package
  • Day 5 Tallinn
    Tallinn
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 6 Tallinn to Riga
    Tallinn to Riga
    • Private Transfer - Tallinn - Riga [via Parnu and Sigulda with Turaida Castle ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Riga
    Riga
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Riga to Vilnius
    Riga to Vilnius
    • Private Transfer - Riga - Vilnius [via Rundale Palace and Hill Of Crosses ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Old Town - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Vilnius
    Vilnius
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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

After securing your trip with Kensington Tours, you'll be provided with a Letter of Invitation for your Russian entry visa, along with additional important travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will help you to check in to your hotel, walk you through your travel documents, and answer any questions you may have.

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: Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )

Angleterre Hotel is located next to the St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg, and is only 5 minutes from Nevsky Prospect. Many of the main attractions of the city are close to the hotel, such as the famous Hermitage Museum, Peter's & Paul's Fortress, and the many palaces and gardens interspersed throughout the city. Each of the hotel's 188 bedrooms and five suites are decorated in a style that combines classic with contemporary, blending Russian and European furniture and accessories. Borsalino Brasserie provides a stylish setting with an innovative menu of contemporary European food combined with fresh local ingredients. The hotel features a fitness centre, a swimming pool, sauna, a turbo solarium, and a beauty studio.

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Angleterre Hotel
Angleterre Hotel

Day 2: St. Petersburg

With a private guide and driver, set out on a highlights tour of St. Petersburg to get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of the city. Drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect and view the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and the cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, and other iconic Russians were buried. See the massive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world, adorned with a golden dome which dominates the skyline along the Neva. You’ll visit Peter and Paul's Fortress, a Travel+Leisure ‘Thing Not to Miss’, and site where Peter the Great first broke ground for the construction of St. Petersburg. The citadel boasts a 400 foot bell tower, and became the burial site of many Russian tsars and nobles. Drive by the Summer Garden and stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame. Continuing to the third largest square in the world, see Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building, and the Winter Palace complex, home to the UNESCO-listed Hermitage.

Accommodation: Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peter & Paul's Fortress
Peter & Paul's Fortress

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Meet your private guide and driver and depart on a half-day day tour to the famous summer residence town of Pushkin. The Pushkin complex, founded in 1710 is host to Catherine’s Palace, Alexander Palace, and a number of other buildings and parks. Visit Catherine’s Palace, the undisputed gem of Pushkin, an 18th century royal summer residence with a stunning robin-egg-blue exterior. 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. Learn of the history of expansions and rebuilds of the palace, including the German-led demolition during WWII. Be sure not to miss the grand opulence of the Amber Room, a room shrouded in mystery, and arguably the palace’s finest interior.

Today you’ll set out with a private guide and vehicle on a tour of the Hermitage Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Travel+Leisure’s top ‘Things Not to Miss’ in St. Petersburg. Spread across four massive buildings, including the renowned Winter Palace, the Hermitage is comprised of nearly 360 rooms in total. The collection of Western European art, numbering over 600,000 items, presents the development of art from the Middle Ages to present, and is considered to be one of the finest in the world. Enjoy outstanding masterpieces by Old Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian, and marvel at world famous works by Picasso, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Admire the Military Gallery, featuring hundreds portraits of generals from the Patriotic War of 1812, and see works from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as early Eastern art. Be sure to mention any specific areas of interest to your guide for a tour of the collection tailored just for you.

Accommodation: Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe )
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum

Day 4: St. Petersburg - Tallinn

Meet your driver and vehicle for a private airport transfer. An English-speaking assistant will be on hand to help you with your connection.

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.

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

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: Nordic Hotel Forum (4*)

The new, modern Nordic Hotel Forum awaits you in the heart of Tallinn on Viru Square, just a short stroll from business, shopping and entertainment venues. Tallinn’s picturesque Old Town is just 150 meters from the hotel's front door, making the hotel the perfect lodging for recreational stays. All guest rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, with every detail carefully considered to ensure your vacation is truly fantastic. The Monaco restaurant and its enticing menu await you on the first floor of the hotel. Guests can also relax with a refreshing cocktail in the hotel’s lobby bar. Guests can unwind and refresh the body and mind in the relaxation center. 

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tallinn
Tallinn
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nordic Hotel Forum
Nordic Hotel Forum

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: Nordic Hotel Forum (4*)
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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: Neiburgs (4*)

The Neiburgs Hotel is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Riga. It is housed in a listed Art Nouveau building on a quiet little street just off the Dome Cathedral and is only a five-minute walk from the Riga Opera, concert halls, and museums. The hotel combines architectural heritage with contemporary comfort and design. Guests can expect spacious and light rooms with comfortable bathrooms and splendid views of the Old Town and the city skyline across the River Daugava. The on-site restaurant is one of the city’s most popular dining venues.

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sigulda
Sigulda
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Riga
Riga

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: Neiburgs (4*)
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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.

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rundale Palace
Rundale Palace
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vilnius
Vilnius

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*)
Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gates of Dawn
Gates of Dawn

Day 10: Vilnius

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Angleterre Hotel (4*) (B) (Superior Deluxe ): St. Petersburg

Angleterre Hotel is located next to the St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg, and is only 5 minutes from Nevsky Prospect. Many of the main attractions of the city are close to the hotel, such as the famous Hermitage Museum, Peter's & Paul's Fortress, and the many palaces and gardens interspersed throughout the city. Each of the hotel's 188 bedrooms and five suites are decorated in a style that combines classic with contemporary, blending Russian and European furniture and accessories. Borsalino Brasserie provides a stylish setting with an innovative menu of contemporary European food combined with fresh local ingredients. The hotel features a fitness centre, a swimming pool, sauna, a turbo solarium, and a beauty studio.

Nordic Hotel Forum (4*): Tallinn

The new, modern Nordic Hotel Forum awaits you in the heart of Tallinn on Viru Square, just a short stroll from business, shopping and entertainment venues. Tallinn’s picturesque Old Town is just 150 meters from the hotel's front door, making the hotel the perfect lodging for recreational stays. All guest rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, with every detail carefully considered to ensure your vacation is truly fantastic. The Monaco restaurant and its enticing menu await you on the first floor of the hotel. Guests can also relax with a refreshing cocktail in the hotel’s lobby bar. Guests can unwind and refresh the body and mind in the relaxation center. 

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nordic Hotel Forum
Nordic Hotel Forum

Neiburgs (4*): Riga

The Neiburgs Hotel is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Riga. It is housed in a listed Art Nouveau building on a quiet little street just off the Dome Cathedral and is only a five-minute walk from the Riga Opera, concert halls, and museums. The hotel combines architectural heritage with contemporary comfort and design. Guests can expect spacious and light rooms with comfortable bathrooms and splendid views of the Old Town and the city skyline across the River Daugava. The on-site restaurant is one of the city’s most popular dining venues.

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Neiburgs Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel

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.

Russia & Baltics Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Narutis Hotel
Narutis Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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