EXPLORING THE BALTICS & RUSSIA WARSAW - HELSINKI - THE BALTICS - RUSSIA
This tour of the Baltics and Northern Europe is impressively full of high notes. Making our way from Poland to Finland through Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, we’ll see the historic sights, savor the hearty stews, and hear the harmonious songs this distinctive region is famous for, starting with a private Chopin concert in the music maestro’s hometown. Beyond Warsaw’s resilience and its “Wedding Cake” Palace of Culture and Science, there’s more to fall in love with in every capital city along your journey—Vilnius’ bohemian artist quarter, Riga’s Black Balsam liqueur and sweet Laima chocolates, and Tallinn’s fairytale Old Town and onion-domed cathedral. Don’t cry—our tour’s not over yet! A breezy ferry ride across the Baltic Sea to the design-centric city of Helsinki is the perfect encore.
Vodka wishes and caviar dreams are sure to come true because our tour of Northern Europe includes 6 days in Russia. Leading you to the country’s two largest and most fascinating cities, we'll double the blinis, borscht, and Baroque architecture as we savor the sights, history, and flavors of Russia’s former and current capital.
Join us for this incredible itinerary filled with fun, laughs and Sisterhood!
$200 Early Booking Discount when you make your deposit by February 28, 2022
August 20, 2023 Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D) Hotel: Mercure Warsaw Centrum
August 21, 2023 After breakfast, we'll depart for some guided sightseeing including Stare Miasto (Old Town) and St. John’s Cathedral. You'll have free time this afternoon before attending a private Chopin concert and then some free time this evening. (B) Hotel: Mercure Centrum Warsaw
August 22, 2023 Today, we'll take a scenic drive to Vilnius, Lithuania and this evening, we'll enjoy dinner together at the hotel. (B,D) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre
August 23, 2023 We'll enjoy a leisurely guided walking tour today that includes the Old University, the KGB Museum, and Užupis (Vilnius’ artist quarter). Free time this evening to independently explore and have dinner. (B) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre
August 24, 2023 We're going to take a scenic drive today to Riga, Latvia. We'll be sure to stop for a photo opportunity at the Hill of Crosses on our journey. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner together. (B, D) Hotel: Radisson Blu Lavtija
August 25, 2023 Today we'll have a fun guided walking tour of the Old Town including the Art Nouveau quarter. We're in for a treat when we sample Riga Balsam (a traditional Latvian herbal liqueur) and a Laima chocolate tasting. You'll have free time this afternoon and evening. (B) Hotel: Radisson Blu Lavtija
August 26, 2023 Today, we're taking a scenic drive along the coastline of the Gulf of Riga en route to Tallinn, Estonia. Once we arrive, we'll have a guided sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Nicholas’ Church. Tonight, enjoy your free time for independent exploration and dinner. (B) Hotel: Nordic Forum
August 27, 2023 We'll be taking a scenic ferry crossing from Tallinn to Helsinki, Finland. Upon arrival, we'll enjoy some guided sightseeing including the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market. This evening, we'll enjoy dinner together at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Radisson Blu Aleksanteri
August 28, 2023 After breakfast, we'll depart for a scenic drive to St. Petersburg. Once we arrive, we'll enjoy a guided walking tour including a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. This evening, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel with local specialties such as caviar, blini (Russian pancake), pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B, D) Hotel: Angleterre
August 29, 2023 This morning we'll enjoy a guided tour including the world-famous, and not-to-be-missed Hermitage Museum. You'll have free time this afternoon and this evening - we'll be enjoying a magnificent performance at a theatre thought to be the birthplace of the Russian Ballet. (B) Hotel: Angleterre
August 30, 2023 This morning, after breakfast, we'll be heading to Pushkin to visit the astonishing Catherine's Palace. You'll have free time this afternoon and this evening.(B) Hotel: Angleterre
August 31, 2023 This morning, we're going to board the Sapsan train for our ride to Moscow. Upon arrival, we're going to visit the Moscow Underground. You'll be able to enjoy free time this afternoon and then, this evening, we'll enjoy an exceptional outing to a legendary Moscow restaurant that features Russian vodka, a delectable 3-course dinner, and an historic ambiance enjoyed by Russian and U.S. presidents!(B, D) Hotel: Moscow Marriott Grand
September 1, 2023 After breakfast, we'll depart for some guided sightseeing including the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Armory Museum. You'll have free afternoon and evening. (B) Hotel: Moscow Marriott Grand
September 2, 2023 Today, we'll visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery. This evening, we'll celebrate with a Farewell Dinner featuring Russian champagne and local specialties. (B, D) Hotel: Moscow Marriott Grand
September 3, 2023 Today, we transport to the airport as a group for our flights home with lots of memories and new friendships. (B)
This tour will have a maximum of 44 women (including your Sisterhood Travels Group Leaders)
A Visa/Migration Card is REQUIRED to enter Russia. We will assist you in obtaining this Visa. The cost is approximately $160.
At the time of your travel, you are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Due to the ever-changing rules and regulations, this requirement could change prior to final payment and/or departure
We are unable to accommodate mobility assist devices such as wheelchairs and walkers on this tour.
If you need a roommate, we will be happy to match you to another traveler.
This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free days to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.
14-nights accommodations as listed within the itinerary
20 meals (14 breakfasts and 6 dinners)
Roundtrip group transfers between airport and hotel
Private group transportation throughout the entire trip
All private sightseeing tours as listed within the itinerary including The Russian Ballet
Private Tour Director
Gratuities for Tour Director and local step-on guides
Local Guides as noted within the itinerary
Sisterhood Travels escorts
Sisterhood Travels Deluxe Goody Bag
PRICING PER PERSON
Double Occupancy: $5749 per person Single Occupancy: $999 additional for your own room *Airfare, Russia VISA and Optional Travel Insurance are additional
Final Payment Due: On or before May 31, 2023 Deposit at Time of Booking: $250 (refundable until 02/20/2023)