Tours in Russia, Germany, Poland & Belarus

13 Day Explore Russia, Belarus, Poland & Germany

NEW TOUR FOR 2020!

See all the landmarks of Russia, Poland, Belarus and Germany as you embark on a behind-the-scenes exploration of imperial capitals, Soviet history and the triumph of brave nations following devastating conflict.

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$2,875PP
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DURATION
12 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Selected entry fees
  • Day tours

About this holiday

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You'll delve into the legacy of the tsars, the former might of the Soviet Union and the bohemian spirit of Berlin as you traverse the vast plains of Russia, Belarus and Poland heading west.

Inclusions

Your guided tour includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 19 meals (12 breakfasts, 3 three-course lunches, 4 three course dinners)
  • All transport as per itinerary
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day (conditions apply)

Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Berlin - sightseeing with a local specialist includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten
  • Moscow - sightseeing with a local specialist includes views of Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens
  • St. Petersburg - sightseeing with a local specialist includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Minsk - sightseeing with a local specialist includes tour of the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square
  • Novgorod - view St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort
  • Warsaw - sightseeing with a local specialist includes views of the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science

Accommodation

Your accommodation includes:

  • Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya, St. Petersburg
  • Park Inn by Radisson, Novgorod
  • Holiday Inn Suschevsky, Moscow
  • Planeta, Minsk
  • Ibis Ostrobramska, Warsaw
  • Amber Econtel Charlottenburg, Berlin

Travel dates

Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking.

Twin share - from $2875 per person

  • 13 Apr 2020
  • 20 Apr 2020
  • 29 Jun 2020
  • 06 Jul 2020
  • 13 Jul 2020
  • 20 Jul 2020
  • 27 Jul 2020
  • 03 Aug 2020
  • 10 Aug 2020
  • 17 Aug 2020

Twin share - from $2895 per person

  • 27 Apr 2020
  • 04 May 2020
  • 11 May 2020
  • 24 Aug 2020
  • 31 Aug 2020
  • 07 Sep 2020
  • 14 Sep 2020
  • 21 Sep 2020
  • 28 Sep 2020

Twin share - from $2950 per person

  • 18 May 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 08 Jun 2020
  • 15 Jun 2020
  • 22 Jun 2020

Solo traveller prices available on request. Don't want to pay a single supplement? You can request to share with another solo traveller of the same gender and pay twin share rates.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for details or to book your tour.

Itinerary

Day 1 - St. Petersburg

The legacy of Peter the Great lives on in the Russian city that bears his name. There's no sign of the swamps the powerful tsar transformed into elegant waterways and opulent palaces as you'll come to discover as you explore the city your way. Today there's an undeniable air of aristocracy in the former imperial capital - grandiose buildings in soft pastel shades reveal a prosperous past, while lush parklands and canals take you back to a time when wealthy tsars and tsarinas ruled this Russian roost. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a glimpse of what lies ahead and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya

Included Meals - Dinner

Day 2 - St. Petersburg (Sightseeing and Free Time)

With a Local Specialist as your guide, the stories of Russia's royalty come to life as you explore some of St. Petersburg's most iconic sights. See the Tsar's Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and The Bronze Horseman, whose enduring presence in the heart of St. Petersburg ensures the city will never yield to enemy forces. Explore the golden-spired St. Peter and Paul Fortress, the final resting place of the Romanovs. Then spend the rest of the day on your own or consider an Optional Experience to the Church of the Saviour of the Spilt Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fourth-largest cathedral in the world. You could choose instead to visit the Hermitage Museum to see one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3 - St. Petersburg (Free Day)

Trace the magic touch of centuries of tsarist rule as you embark on a full free day of sightseeing on your own terms. You could head to the Hermitage Museum on an Optional Experience to see the masterpieces of Matisse, Vermeer and Rembrandt on display and admire the opulence of the city's Baroque, Neoclassical and Orthodox architectural heritage. Take a stroll down Nevsky Prospekt and snack on a soft, hot and sweet pyshki or two, or embark on a full day Optional Experience to the imperial summer residences at Pushkin and Petrodvorets. You're in for a cultural extravaganza this evening should you choose to join an optional evening at the ballet in a tsarist-era theatre or attend one of the best Russian folklore performances featuring Cossack dances, songs and costumes.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4 - St. Petersburg - Novgorod

Cross the vast plains of Russia, bound for the ancient city of Novgorod, the 'Birthplace of Russia'. Here you'll delve into the legacy of the Rurik dynasty which ruled Russia for over seven centuries. You'll view the Millennium Monument, St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin whose fortified red façades overlook the Volkhov River. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.

Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Novgorod - Tver - Moscow

Looming larger than life, the Russian capital lies ahead, but not before you pay a brief lunch visit to the Tver region, the traditional pit stop on the popular route between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Arriving in Moscow later today, you'll have an opportunity to embark on an Optional Experience to visit an illuminated Red Square and Moscow's grandiose Metro stations, themselves great works of art. Here style and substance coexist effortlessly making Moscow's Metro the most beautiful subway system in the world.

Hotel - Holiday Inn Suschevsky

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - Moscow (Sightseeing)

Strut your stuff in one of Europe's mightiest capitals, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will delve into the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation. Moscow oozes grandeur around every turn, from the colourful domes of St. Basil's Cathedral to the imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations, fierce fighting and the seat of Russian power for centuries. An Optional Experience to the heart of Moscow will take you behind the scenes of its red walls to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Ivan the Great's Bell Tower or admire great imperial riches during an optional visit to the Treasure Chamber of the Russian tsars.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 7 - Moscow - Minsk

Wave farewell to Mother Russia and head east across the Belarus border to Minsk. Driving past Borodino, you'll be reminded of Napoleon's great 19th-century battle, immortalised in the famous novel War and Peace as "a continuous slaughter which could be of no avail either to the French of the Russians". Arriving in the Belarus capital later, you'll be left in no doubt of the city's strong ties with Russia. Your orientation tour will reveal a perfectly Soviet city, rebuilt after World War II in a style that would make Stalin proud. Dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

Hotel - Planeta

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Minsk (Sightseeing and Free Time)

The war was not kind to Minsk, but the grand buildings, large squares and elegant avenues that characterise the Belarus capital today tell a tale of Soviet supremacy. Your Local Specialist will reveal the city's history of occupation and all its iconic sights, including the Hero City Memorial, built to commemorate the city's status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. You'll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Minsk your way, delving into its austere architecture followed by night of art and culture should you choose to visit the celebrated National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 9 - Minsk - Brest - Warsaw

Cross the expansive plains of Belarus this morning, heading west towards Warsaw. You'll stop for lunch at Brest, a celebrated site of Soviet resistance during World War II. Later arrive in Poland's capital, a modern metropolis which has risen with all the invigorating spirit of a phoenix after a recent tragic past.

Hotel - Ibis Ostrobramska

Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Warsaw (Sightseeing and Free Time)

A Local Specialist reveals the turbulent history of Warsaw this morning as you see first-hand how the resilient Poles rebuilt their city which was almost obliterated by the Nazis in retaliation for the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, then see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto which confined over 400,000 near-starving Jews during World War II. Tonight, an Optional Experience will reveal the heart and soul of Warsaw

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 11 - Warsaw - Berlin

Blaze a trail west along the Autostrada Wolności (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Cross the border into Germany and head to its vibrant multicultural capital, Berlin. Consider joining an Optional Experience with good food, wine, beer and music, followed by a Berlin-By-Night tour of the illuminated capital.

Hotel - Amber Econtel Charlottenburg

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 12 - Berlin (Sightseeing and Free Time)

Embrace the effervescent spirit of your Berlin hosts when you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will bring the tumultuous history of this city to life. View the Reichstag Building, German State Opera House, Tiergarten, Unter den Linden Boulevard and Brandenburg Gate, the iconic 18th-century military monument that has since come to symbolise peace and unity. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's energy on your own or maybe join an Optional Experience to uncover the secrets of Berlin's World War II and Cold War past.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 13 - Depart Berlin

Your epic encounter with imperial Russia, Soviet powerhouses and the capitals of Germany and Poland has come to an end. You've seen grandiose monuments and seen the revival of cities that were once reduced to rubble. Say a fond farewell to your travel companions as you prepare to return home. Transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Questions

Arrival & Departure Transfers

All travellers benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers* by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. If your flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings you may choose to book and purchase a transfer. In addition, travellers who arrive before or leave after the scheduled holiday may also book a transfer providing they also purchase the additional pre-and/or post-holiday hotel night(s). 

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Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change

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