Uncover ancient cities, unspoilt scenery and unique culture on a tour of the Baltic States and Russia.
Stirring and progressive, Russia needs no introduction. Moscow is where you’ll find the country’s grandest possessions: the Kremlin and Red Square. However, the city of St Petersburg is equally as impressive with its green Baroque-styled Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.
Meanwhile, the Baltic States are emerging as unique, exciting destinations with much to offer. Lithuania is a patchwork of Renaissance architecture, turreted castles and striking countryside. Inside its capital Vilnius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore cobbled streets and castles, and spend time in the eccentric artists’ quarter with its homage to Frank Zappa. Beyond the city, discover the strange but intriguing pilgrimage site the Hill of Crosses, and the fairytale-like Trakai Island Castle in its splendid lakeside setting.
Latvia is a seductive fusion of architectural grandeur, verdant woodland and Blue Flag beaches. For Art Nouveau architecture, head to Riga, where you’ll find pleasant city squares, beer gardens and friendly cafes. Outside of Latvia’s cities, discover golden beaches in lively spa resorts, crumbling castles and shady forests to get lost in.
An enticing mix of medieval and modern, there’s much to explore in Estonia. Tallin's considerable charm is largely down to its beautifully preserved medieval centre. Wander the atmospheric old town lanes past Hanseatic merchant houses, then savour some simple but hearty cuisine. And don’t forget to treat yourself to some relaxing and inexpensive spa treatments in the popular spa town of Parnu.
On this Baltics and Northern Europe tour, you'll journey from Poland to Finland travelling through the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Along the way, you'll enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old cities, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights—with overnights in Warsaw, and the capital cities of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. In each city, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions. Warsaw's sightseeing includes the Stare Miasto (Old Town), founded in the 13th century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 14th-century St. John Cathedral, once the spot for weddings, coronations, and royal funerals. In Vilnius, visit the Old University, founded in 1569 by Jesuit monks, and the KGB Museum, situated in the former KGB building which tells about the occupation regimes that took over Lithuania from 1942-1990. In Riga, walk through the Art Nouveau Quarter and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a variety of architectural styles—romanticism, gothic, baroque, classicism, and modernism.Tallinn's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its watchtowers, cobbled lanes, and medieval houses. Here, visit its Town Hall, built between 1402 and 1404, and the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Estonia's opulent Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1900. Helsinki's sightseeing features a visit to the Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and Helsinki’s famous open-air market, where you can browse for local arts, crafts and food.Globus has also included some unique experiences for you, such as a private Chopin concert in Warsaw, hometown of the composer. Or how about a Riga Balsam and Laima chocolate tasting in Riga and a visit to Vilnius’ artist quarter Užupis? All of this—and much more—await you on this fantastic Baltics and Northern Europe tour.
Price based on 08 Sep 19
Your affordable guided tour of Norway focuses on the country’s natural beauty with its glistening mountains, fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers. Your budget travel tour of Norway starts in Oslo and explores the idyllic Norwegian landscapes and harbour towns – rich in the folklore of pirates, Vikings, and smugglers through the Napoleonic Wars. You’ll follow the southern coast of the country by coach and ferry to fascinating Bergen where you will spend two nights with plenty of time to discover the bustling harbour and taste salmon at the fish market. The highlights of the tour will be the fascinating Flam train journey through the world’s most breathtaking scenery, followed by a cruise across the legendary Sognefjord to Loen – home to some of Norway’s oldest farms. Ascend 5,000 feet to the Dalsnibba Lookout to survey some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Spend time in the stunning village of Geiranger, where you’ll have an opportunity to cruise its spectacular fjord or just relax taking in the beauty of the landscapes. Travel to Lillehammer, home to the 1994 Winter Olympics, and also known for its exciting arts scene. Visit the town of Hamar on the shores of Lake Mjøsa – one of the deepest lakes in Europe. You’ll also visit a spectacular museum and the remains of a 950-year-old cathedral. Upon your return to Oslo, your guided sightseeing tour includes a medieval castle, royal palace, and the outdoor exhibition of the sculptures of famed artist Gustav Vigeland. You’ll fall in love with Norway’s beauty, culture, and history on your escorted Norwegian tour. Norway’s magic will stay with you long after your affordable travel adventure.
Price based on 18 May 19
7 dates available
You’ll spend 10 unforgettable days – from Moscow to St. Petersburg – on your affordable tour of Russia. Begin sightseeing in the capital city of Moscow with the iconic Kremlin complex, Red Square, and the Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also see the 14th-century Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, and you’ll visit the Matryoshka Museum where you can learn how to paint your own Russian nesting dolls. Travel to the pretty town of Klin to see historic Russian Christmas decorations at the local museum where you will be able to create your own to take home, as well as the Tchaikovsky House-Museum – home of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You’ll stop in Tver for a traditional evening of Russian dining, after visiting the Goldwork Embroidery Museum and the beautiful Russian Orthodox Valday Iversky Monastery. Next, your escorted budget holiday in Russia will lead you to the city of Novgorod with its opulent St. Sophia Cathedral, St. George’s Cathedral, and an open-air wooden traditional Russian village. Your budget holiday to Russia concludes with your 3-night stay in splendid St. Petersburg. You’ll discover the magnificent architecture, culture, and history of this amazing port city – founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. Explore the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral – which served as a jail which held the likes of Dostoyevsky, Trotsky, and the Tsar’s son Alexei. The local guide will show you the main sights and bring the city’s history back to life, and you will be able to choose from many sightseeing options – from the Tsar’s Winter Palace, the Hermitage, to the blue and white Catherine Palace. Your exciting affordable tour of Russia will be an experience like no other. Your thoughts will often return to your memories of Russia with love for a long time to come.
Price based on 13 Sep 19
7 dates available
Soak up the grandeur of imperial St Petersburg, take Russian lessons on board your floating hotel and explore Uglich and Yaroslavl, some of Russia's 'Gold Ring Cities'. Cruise the White Lake and Lake Onega, stop in the pretty parklands of Mandrogui and wander Russia's enigmatic capital with its colourful onion domes on this enlightening cruise that takes you to the heart of Russian culture.
Price based on 01 Jun 19
6 dates available
Wander Russia's enigmatic capital with its colourful onion domes, take Russian lessons on board your floating hotel and explore Uglich and Yaroslavl, some of Russia's 'Gold Ring Cities'. Cruise the White Lake and Lake Onega,stop in the pretty parklands of Mandrogui and soak up the grandeur of imperial St Petersburg on this enlightening cruise that takes you to the heart of Russian culture.
Price based on 03 Sep 19
2 dates available
From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market. A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences Globus includes to make your vacation unique. Another special treat is a Swedish food experience, where you can sample local specialities at some of the stalls in Gothenburg's indoor food market. On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the Skagerrak coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape, including Sweden's largest lake, Vänern. Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing… all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe's capitals.
Price based on 21 Sep 19
7 dates available
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