Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

049 • • Day 8, Tallinn to Riga, Friday On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral . Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town Hall. Later, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D) Day 9, in Riga, Saturday See Riga Castle on the banks of the Daugava River, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses on a morning sightseeing tour. The rest of the day is free to explore more, shop, or maybe sample Latvian crepes. (B) Day 10, to Vilnius, Sunday Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The balance of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture, do some shopping, or go for a walk through the city. (B, D) Day 11, In Vilnius, Monday Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit baroque St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and striking St. Anne’s Church . View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, famous Gediminas’ Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free to continue exploring, or you may want to join an optional excursion to the peaceful town of Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B) Day 12, to Warsaw, Tuesday Drive across the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to the border with Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day’s end. (B, L, D) Day 13, in Warsaw, Wednesday The 700-year-old capital of Poland has been called the “Phoenix City” because it rose again after being destroyed during World War II. A tour here starts with a drive along the majestic Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Then on to see the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Finally, on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to meander through a park, shop, relax, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 14, Depart Warsaw, Thursday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 7 dinners � Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach � High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg � Professional Tour Director throughout � Luggage handling � Whisper technology enhanced touring � Service charges and hotel taxes Sightseeing Tours Included: � Moscow � St. Petersburg � Tallinn � Riga � Vilnius � Warsaw Hotels: � Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) � St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F)/ Radisson Royal (SF) � Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F)/ Meriton (F) � Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF) � Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF)/ Radisson Blu Lietuva (F) � Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF)/ Mercure Centrum (F) TOUR K982 START DATES: END DATES: 27-Apr 10-May 11-May 24-May 18-May 31-May 25-May 7-Jun 20-Jul 2-Aug 27-Jul 9-Aug 17-Aug 30-Aug 31-Aug 13-Sep 7-Sep 20-Sep 14-Sep 27-Sep 28-Sep 11-Oct PRICES: PER PERSON IN TWIN: $2,978 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $1,188 St. Petersburg Moscow Vilnius Warsaw Tallin Riga BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAKIA GERMANY HUNGARY POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA FINLAND ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA RUSSIA 3 3 2 2 1 2 04-May 17-May