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Poland & the Baltics Adventure: Warsaw to Tallinn

12 days |  17 days with St. Petersburg & Moscow extension
Group size1022 travelers
Sigismunds Column on the Castle Square in Warsaw Poland
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Buildings of the Old Town in Tallinn Estonia
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Immerse yourself in history and natural landscapes, one river float, cider tasting, and Zeppelin hangar visit at a time.

In the Baltics, time travel is (almost) a real thing. The region’s present-day scene is as fascinating as its past, thanks to its rebirth at the end of Communist rule. Whether you’re strolling through UNESCO-listed centers in every capital or bar-hopping to taste 18th-century liquors, this small group Adventure Tour is full of moments that’ll make you say “wow.”

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 cider tasting
  • 3 tastings
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Included highlights

  • Warsaw Rising Museum
  • Masurian Lake District
  • Krutynia River float
  • Wolf's Lair
  • Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Warsaw today.

Warsaw2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Warsaw
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Poland! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Warsaw
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

On a guided tour, get to know Warsaw, a city all but destroyed during World War II and painstakingly rebuilt since 1944.

  • See the Chopin Monument at Lazienki Park
  • View the Palace of Culture and Science, the tallest building in Poland commissioned by Stalin
  • Visit the Jewish Ghetto and the Jewish Memorial
  • Enter the Warsaw Rising Museum to learn about the Ghetto's doomed revolt against the Nazis
  • Walk through the Old Town and pop into a local bakery for a pączki tasting

Enjoy a free afternoon in Warsaw or add an excursion.

Warsaw Cooking Class & Dinner

From $145 per person

Masurian Lake District1 night
Day 4: Masurian Lake District via Mikolajki & Krutynia River float
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the UNESCO-recognized biosphere of the Masurian Lake District. Stop in Mikolajki, a resort town on Lake Sniardwy, to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, embark on a leisurely scenic river float down the Krutynia River with a local guide. They'll help you identify the rare species of flora and fauna that reside in this unique region.

Sit down for an included dinner with your group this evening

Vilnius2 nights
Day 5: Vilnius via Wolf's Lair
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave Poland behind as you travel to Vilnius, Lithuania. En route, stop to meet a local guide at the infamous Wolf's Lair, which served as Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters during World War II. Explore the ruins and the encroaching forest on a guided walk.

In Vilnius, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Day 6: Walking tour of Vilnius
Included meal: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital.

  • Discover the Baroque, UNESCO-listed Old Town on a walking tour with a local guide
  • See Gediminas’ Castle, Vilnius Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church, and Vilnius University
  • Hear about life during the time of the Soviet Union and how nonviolent protests paved the way to independence
  • Enter the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, the former KGB headquarters, for a guided tour

Enjoy a free afternoon in Vilnius or add an excursion.

Trakai Castle & Kybin Pastry Tasting

From $109 per person

Riga3 nights
Day 7: Riga via the Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Riga, Latvia, stopping en route to visit the Hill of Crosses, a Lithuanian pilgrimage site. You’ll also stop for a guided tour of Rundale Palace and its gardens. The site is distinguished as the largest Baroque castle in the Baltics and is the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.

In Riga, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Riga
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Get an insider’s perspective of Riga, the center of Latvian politics and culture, with a local guide leading the way.

  • Explore the city’s striking, UNESCO-recognized Art Nouveau district
  • View the Latvian Freedom Monument and the Latvian National Opera
  • Enter Central Market, housed inside an old Zeppelin hangar, to learn about local favorites and taste Latvian specialties
  • See the Gothic House of the Blackheads in Vecriga, Riga’s Old Town
  • Enter St. Peter’s Church, which dates back to the 13th century, before continuing on to Riga Castle
  • Drop in to a local bar for a tasting of Riga Black Balsam liquor, an herbal liquor first created in 1752

Enjoy a free afternoon in Riga or add an excursion.

Kemeri National Park Scenic Walk

From $70 per person

Day 9: Free day in Riga
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Riga on your own or add an excursion.

Latvian Countryside: Castles, Valleys & Villages

From $175 per person

Tallinn2 nights
Day 10: Tallinn via Pärnu County
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

En route to Tallinn, stop in Pärnu County and visit a small-scale organic cidery, where you’ll tour the orchard, learn about the production process, and enjoy a tasting of five hard ciders.

Enjoy a free evening in Tallinn or add an excursion.

Tallinn New Nordic Dinner

From $139 per person

Day 11: Walking tour of Tallinn
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Farewell dinner

Uncover the charms of Tallinn on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Travel through the ancient stone gates of the Old Town
  • See Town Hall Square and Toompea Castle, home of the Estonian Parliament
  • Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, once controversial for it’s location, now revered as the grandest orthodox church in Tallinn
  • Walk through the Balti Jaama Turg Market, home to over 300 vendors across three floors
  • Enjoy a tasting of an Estonian microbrew

Then, join your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport in Tallinn for your flight home or continue on to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Extension to St. Petersburg & Moscow
It might not be the official capital, but St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital. With its UNESCO-protected historic center and the State Hermitage Museum, the city more than earns the title. Extend your trip to get an up-close look at this vibrant city, before moving on to Moscow's medieval Kremlin and towering skyscrapers.
St. Petersburg3 nights
Day 12: Travel to St. Petersburg
Included meal: Breakfast

Cross into Russia as you make your way to St. Petersburg, Peter the Great’s stunning Window on the West.

Enjoy a free evening in St. Petersburg or add an excursion.

Russian Theater Show & Dinner

From $220 per person

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
Included meal: Breakfast

Meet a local guide for a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, Russia’s grand imperial city.

  • Walk through the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral Church
  • Visit the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Discover over three million pieces of art in the State Hermitage Museum
  • Cross city canals for photo stops outside St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Bronze Horseman monument
Day 14: Free day in St. Petersburg
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring St. Petersburg on your own or add excursions.

Peterhof

From $159 per person

St. Petersburg Home-Hosted Dinner

From $129 per person

Moscow2 nights
Day 15: Train ride to Moscow & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hop aboard a high-speed train to Moscow. Once you arrive, sit down for an included lunch before setting off on a guided sightseeing tour with your Tour Director.

  • Tour Red Square, one of the most famous squares in Europe and the world
  • View Lenin’s mausoleum, the State Historical Museum, and the walls of the Kremlin
  • Enjoy free time to explore the square and the iconic GUM department store

Please note: Travelers may need to handle their own luggage on the train.

Day 16: Sightseeing tour of the Kremlin
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day at the Kremlin, the heart of the Russian Government. This sprawling fortress features five palaces and four cathedrals.

  • Ride the Moscow Metro, known as the Palace of the People, and marvel at each station’s uniquely ornate architectural design
  • Enter the Kremlin with a local tour guide, and explore two cathedrals
  • See the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, both the largest of their kind
  • Take some free time to explore the Armory Museum, home to artifacts from the Romanov dynasty

Enjoy a free afternoon in Moscow or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Russian Literary Traditions & Dinner

From $185 per person

Flight Home
Day 17: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
Mercure Warszawa Grand
Mercure Warszawa Grand

This contemporary hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy two on-site restaurants, a gym, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Fryderyk C...

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Mercure Mragowo Resort & Spa
Mercure Mragowo Resort & Spa

This traditional hotel is located in Mrągowo. Guests enjoy restaurants, a fitness room, and a swimming pool and jacuzzi. Nearby, you’ll find Czos Lake...

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Crowne Plaza Vilnius
Crowne Plaza Vilnius

This contemporary hotel is located in Naujamiestis. Guests enjoy a wellness center, outdoor pool, and public Wi-Fi. Nearby, you'll find Vingis Park, O...

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Mercure Riga Centre Hotel
Mercure Riga Centre Hotel

This contemporary hotel is located in the historic heart of Riga. Guests enjoy a fitness center, restaurant and bar, as well as free Wi-Fi. Nearby, yo...

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Sokos Hotel Viru
Sokos Hotel Viru

This artsy hotel is located in the Kesklinn neighborhood. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a sauna, and a gym. Nearby, you’ll find Hellemann Tower and Town Wal...

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Holiday Inn St. Petersburg-Moskovskye Vorota
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg-Moskovskye Vorota

This hotel is located just minutes from Moskovskiye Vorota Metro Station and 4 metro stops from the center of Saint Petersburg. The air-conditioned...

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Holiday Inn Moscow Suschevsky
Holiday Inn Moscow Suschevsky

Discover Moscow from the Centrally Located Holiday Inn Moscow-Suschevsky Hotel, with Excellent Subway and Road Links It's a 45-minute taxi ride from ...

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Flights

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  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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Local weather

Vilnius, Lithuania
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Mikolajki, Poland
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Petersburg, Russia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Moscow, Russia
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Riga, Latvia
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Warsaw, Poland
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FAQ

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Passport, visa & entry requirements
  • This tour visits Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia (and Russia on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in advance in order to enter Russia on the tour extension. You may choose to obtain your individual visa by applying directly to the Russian consulate or by using a visa provider, such as our partner company, VisaCentral. If you opt to apply through the Russianconsulate and require additional assistance and/or documentation from Go Ahead Tours, a special arrangements fee of $95 per person may be charged.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code WBL.
Tour pacing & mobility
  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills and stairs.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Warsaw and depart from Tallinn (or from Moscow on the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • All included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
  • A train ride from St. Petersburg to Moscow is included in the price of your tour extension.
Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
Health
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code WBL.
Cuisine
  • When in Poland, fill up on favorites like kielbasa and pierogi. Don't miss out on trying the bagels—they were born here.
  • When in Lithuania, be sure to try to some brightly-colored borscht, lingonberry-filled saltnosiukai dumplings, and kibinai, a savory puff-pastry dish of onions and mutton.
  • Latvian staples include sausages, soups, and a variety of smoked foods like herring, eel, and flounder. The country’s cuisine is quite heavy, relying on cabbage, eggs, pork, and potatoes, with little seasoning or spice.
  • In Estonia, meat and potatoes anchor most meals, but smoked trout and blood sausages are considered specialties. Local liqueurs are quite popular and strong, particularly the sweet Vana Tallinn.
  • On the tour extension, popular Russian foods include soups, meat casseroles, cabbage prepared many different ways, and the country’s world-famous vodka. Try pelmeny, Russia’s version of ravioli. Crepes (bliny) or porridge (kasha) are common for breakfast.
Electricity & air conditioning
  • All destinations operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • Poland is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
  • Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are two hours ahead of GMT.
  • Russia is three hours ahead of GMT.
Currency
  • You will use the Polish złoty in Poland and the euro in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia (plus the Russian ruble in Russia on the tour extension).
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.