Days 1-2 St Petersburg
Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.
Days 3-4 Novgorod
Often referred to as the cradle of modern Russian civilisation, Novgorod is packed with well-preserved architectural gems and historic monuments recalling its medieval glories.
Days 5-7 Moscow
Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.
Days 8-10 Kiev
Kyiv is Ukraine's capital and cultural heart - grand theatres, fascinating museums, cobbled streets and beautiful parks await in the 'Mother of Slavic Cities'.
Days 11-12 Carpathian Mountains
A popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Carpathian Mountains are one of the most beautiful natural areas in Eastern Europe.
Days 13-14 Lviv
Sitting at the crossroads of Central Europe, the influence of many empires and religions is evident in Lviv's elegant architecture and many places of worship.
Days 15-16 Budapest
Budapest's grand architecture and boulevards evoke a time gone by, while glamorous stores and glitzy restaurants make this one of Europe's truly great cities.
Cruise St Petersburg's network of waterways
Spend time reliving the past in Russia's oldest city of Novgorod
Explore the treasures inside Moscow's Kremlin
Pay a sobering visit to the Chernobyl Museum
Experience Ukrainian hospitality at a charming homestay
Cycle the cosmopolitan streets of Budapest
Indulge in a local feast after a cooking class in Kolomiya
Hike through the meadows and meet the shepherds in a mountain village
All This Included
Join us on a journey to unravel the vibrant history of this fascinating European region. Discover the splendours of St Petersburg and the iconic Kremlin in Moscow city, as well as ancient Novgorod - the birthplace of Russian history and religion. Travel onwards through Ukraine by train and continue on to Kyiv, elegantly situated along the glorious Dnipro River. Take time out to explore the majestic Carpathian Mountains before crossing stunning countryside to arrive in romantic and cosmopolitan Budapest.
11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Taxi, Train
Budapest - Guided bike tour, Carpathian Mountains - Guided walk, Kyiv - Orientation Walk, Lviv - Guided walking tour, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Novgorod - Family visit & dinner, Novgorod - Public Banya, St Petersburg - Boat tour
Accommodations on this Tour
Hotel (8 nts)
Overnight sleeper train (4 nts)
Group size: Min 1, Max 12.
Ages: Min 15.
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location. You will be travelling through countries that speak little or no English, where transport often runs only when it is full (and often overflowing), where hotels and restaurants have very different ideas of service and amenities, where the plumbing can sometimes be temperamental and the power will often just vanish. Many of the places we visit are not used to people travelling outside of large coach tours so they will be uncertain of how to deal with us. This can be a challenging trip covering a wide range of peoples, cultures, religious and political beliefs and is a trip that involves some long travel days and nights. Some passengers will experience fatigue more than normal due to these challenges. If you are able to bring with you a lot of patience and a huge sense of humour, then your experience will be greatly enhanced.
This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.