This leisurely vacation includes Poland, the Baltic countries, and the best of Russia.
Start in Warsaw, Poland, where you hear from a Local Guide about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway between East and West , and attend a private Chopin concert. Then, focus on the Baltic states—three small countries that only recently regained their independence from the former Soviet Union.
Start with Vilnius, Lithuania, where a special dinner of regional specialties at a local restaurant awaits you. Also enjoy an interesting visit to the Old University and the KGB Museum.
Stay two nights in Riga, Latvia, where guided sightseeing features a walking tour of the Old Town and the Art Nouveau Quarter, and in Tallinn, Estonia, guided visits to the Town Hall and impressive Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are included.
Cross the Baltic Sea by ferry to Helsinki, proud capital of Finland, and visit the Lutheran Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market.