15 Day Russia & Baltics

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Moscow, Warsaw-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Moscow
    • 3 nights St. Petersburg
    • 1 night Tallinn
    • 2 nights Riga
    • 2 nights Vilnius
    • 2 nights Warsaw
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • Standard class High Speed Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit the Armory Museum, Moscow’s oldest and most prestigious museum
  • Admire the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, considered the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the crypts of several Russian Czars, St. Petersburg
  • Tour the Hermitage Museum, home to one of the largest and richest collections of Western art in the world, St. Petersburg
  • View Toompea Castle and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn
  • Visit the St. Peter and Paul Church, view Gediminas Tower and the Castle in Vilnius
  • View Warsaw’s Lazienki Park, Old Town, Market Square and visit St. John's Cathedral

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.


DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Russia
Depart for Russia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Moscow
Arrive in Moscow, fabled capital of Russia; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax, or begin your independent discovery of this fascinating city. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Russia & Baltics, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Moscow City Tour
This morning, tour Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world and the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Begin at Red Square, dominated by St. Basil's Cathedral and the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Drive on wide boulevards and stroll through GUM, the largest Russian department store. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Sergiev Posad
Today travel North of Moscow, to the small town of Sergiev Posad. Founded in the 14th century and renowned as center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as place for pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most sacred places in Russia. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Do not miss this evening’s optional tour of Metro & Red Square by Night. You will see some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral
Optional: Metro & Red Square by Night
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - High Speed Train to St. Petersburg
This morning, enjoy some leisure time on your own before transferring to the rail station for your high speed train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Tonight, a chance to attend the optional Russian Folklore Evening. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled
Optional: Russian Folklore evening
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - St. Petersburg City Tour
This morning, tour St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars, and Russia's second largest city, after Moscow. Visit Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the crypts of several Russian Czars. Next, visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. The evening is at leisure or, join the optional Evening Canal Cruise
Optional: Evening Canal Cruise
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Visit to the Hermitage Museum
This morning, visit St. Petersburg's most famous museum, the Hermitage, home to one of the largest and richest collections of Western art in the world. Originally the personal gallery of Catherine the Great, the museum's vast collection, which spans six buildings (the most famous being the Winter Palace) now houses priceless works by artists such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others. The works of art are displayed amid the fittingly opulent architectural design of the museum. Afternoon is at leisure or join the optional tour to Peterhof Summer Palace. Visit the Palace famed for its extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Optional: Peterhof Tour
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Tallinn
This morning, cross the border at Narva and drive to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn is filled with typical narrow medieval streets, towers and Gothic churches
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Tallinn City Tour, Travel to Riga
Morning tour of Tallinn, begins with a bus drive along the park of Kadriorg, commissioned by Peter the Great, the Song Festival grounds, and the ruins of the 15th-century Brigit's convent in Pirita. Then, continue on a walking tour of the old town, including a visit to the Toompea Castle, the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall, and to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. In the afternoon drive to Riga, capital of the Latvian Republic, situated at the mouth of the Dougava River
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Riga City Tour
This morning, a tour of Riga features the city's architecture encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. View Riga Castle, St. Jacob's Cathedral and the Liberty Monument. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, participate in the optional tour to the open-air Ethnographic Museum* that depicts 18th century farm life. The over 72 historic structures recreate a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance while craftsmen demonstrate various tasks - you'll feel as if you've gone back in time
* Please note: Open-Air Ethnographic Museum will not operate on SEP 27 departure
Optional: Open-Air Ethnographic Museum
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Scenic Drive to Vilnius
Depart Riga for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, enjoying the scenic countryside along the way. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Vilnius. Then, a riveting optional tour to the infamous KGB Museum,* located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment aids you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
The optional KGB Museum tour will not operate on Apr 26 & May 24 departures
Optional: KGB Museum
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Vilnius City Tour
A morning tour of Vilnius includes a visit to St. Peter and Paul Church and to the St. Anna's Church. View Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Castle in the Upper Town. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to Trakai Castle*. It is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius
*Please note: Excursion to Trakai Castle will not operate on Sep 27 departure
Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Warsaw
Today, depart Lithuania and cross the border into Poland. Continue to Warsaw and spend the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - City Tour of Warsaw
Enjoy a morning tour of Warsaw. Drive along the Royal route, from the magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park with its Palace, summer residence of the last King of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square, and St. John's Cathedral. This afternoon join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for the King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by most important Polish noble families. Later, do not miss the optional Chopin piano recital, performed in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission
Optional: Wilanow Palace
Optional: Chopin Concert
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Thursday - Depart Poland
Transfer to the Warsaw airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Metro & Red Square by Night

No visit of Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant Subway Stations! We will show you some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $41.00
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Russian Folklore Evening

A chance to attend one of the best Russian Folklore programs in St. Petersburg. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled. Memorable experience!

Departs at 8:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.45 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $87.00
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Evening Canal Cruise

An evening cruise through the canals and River Neva transforms the city into a magical place that has inspired generations of artists. You will be offered champagne, caviar and vodka on board. Enjoy the sights of this classical city from a different perspective.

Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #6 01 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $71.00
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Peterhof Tour

The former summer Residence of Czar Peter the Great was his Russian recreation of Versailles. It is famed for its palaces, extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces on your visit.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $71.00
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Open Air Ethnographic Museum

Visit the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th century farm life. This unique museum is set on 100 hectares of land on the outskirts of Riga, in a pine forest on the banks of the Jugla Lake. The over 72 historic structures including farmhouses, windmills, fishing villages, churches and other historic structures have been rebuilt and preserved here to re-create a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance and craftsmen demonstrate various tasks -- you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $41.00
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Museum of Genocide Victims (KGB Museum)

Begin your sightseeing of Vilnius with a riveting visit to the infamous Museum of Genocide Victims, located in the former KGB headquarters in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment helps you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #11 07 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 $29.00
04 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $29.00
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Excursion to Trakai Castle

Afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you’ll always remember. The castle is furnished with an excellent collections of armor, furniture and decorative objects. Keep your camera ready -- Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #12 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $47.00
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Chopin Concert

It was the genius of Frederic Chopin that made Poland's music world famous. The Mazurkas, Etudes, Polonaises and Scherzos became a test and measure of any pianist's talent. Enjoy a Chopin piano recital, performed just for you in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission.

Departs at 6:20 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #14 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by very important Polish noble families. The main building, consisting of 3 wings, housed the oldest museum established in Poland in 1805 to preserve the memory of the Sobieski family and represent spectacular national history moments of the time, including the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Empire. The residence complex extended by large gardens and lake-side promenade, fortunately avoided deeper destruction in 1939-1945. After detailed renovations in 2010 and 2011, Wilanow Palace presents its valuable collection of royal furniture, portraits and china.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #14 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $47.00
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13 Day Russian River Cruise, May 2018
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My trip was absolutely AMAZING. Our tour guide, Angelina, couldn’t have been more helpful, efficient and pleasant. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate her a 15!!

Sharon S. New Milford, CT
13 Day Russian River Cruise - Moscow to St. Petersburg, May 2018
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It was fantastic. We had a wonderful Gate 1 tour manager, Victoria. We didn't have high expectations regarding the ship but it turned out good. Russia is a beautiful country and we were glad to have gone.

Susan S. San Francisco, CA
9 Day Classic Russia, May 2018
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We had a great trip. It was well organized and offered great options. Galena is fantastic, an excellent historian and a delight. I recommend it highly to my associates.

Guy G. El Dorado Hills, CA
9 Day Classic Russia, April 2018
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Everything about this trip was magical. Gate 1 has never disappointed and this 9 Day Classic Russia trip was no exception. Our Tour Guide Galina was one of the most professional, the most knowledgeable guide of any guided tour I have ever taken with ANY company. She is a real gem. She can tell you about every incident, every painting, what took place in every particular room of any palace or museum we visited. Just a pleasure to travel with Gate 1 once again. I look forward to my next trip...You have a loyal customer in me and I have sent friends your way too.

Abby G. Pembroke Pines, FL
9 Day Classic Russia, October 2017
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It was absolutely fabulous! Galina is an exceptionally educated and organized tour guide. I loved the hotels and there locations. The itinerary and optional tours permitted me to explore the many wonders of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Linda Gale D. Laguna Woods, CA
9 Day Classic Russia, July 2017
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Absolutely amazing. The reason was our guide (Ms Galina) at Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Kaushik J. Valrico, FL
9 Day Classic Russia, April 2017
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All I can say is that this was our second Gate 1 trip and there will definitely be a third. Once again, your company has exceeded my expectations!! Galina was unbelievable!! Nothing short of perfection. Thank you for a fabulous Russian family vacation.

Carla P. Jupiter, FL
9 Day Classic Russia, March 2017
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Super! And I will be traveling with Gate 1 again! Galina made the trip to Russia very special!

David C. Gainesville, FL
9 Day Classic Russia, September 2016
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My trip to Russia was everything I had hoped it would be. The sites and tours were wonderful, the hotels first class and the arrangements were perfect. We had and excellent tour manger and thoroughly explored both Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I lam looking forward to my next (6th) Gate 1 adventure!

Kevin S. Phoenix, AZ
9 Day Classic Russia, September 2016
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It was wonderful! We were very fortunate to have Galina taking care of us. She lead us into the Armoury, the Hermitage, the Peterhof ahead of other tour groups so we could take advantage of a much less crowded room. She taught us the history of Russia. Everyone responded to her question: "What did tsar Alexander II do?" "He sold Alaska to the U. S." The restaurants she took us all offered delicious food. She also told us where to get an easy and cheap bite when we were on our own. The exploration of the Metro stations in Moscow was another plus. Most importantly, she made a large group like us traveling by high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in a very orderly manner. This takes organization skills and years of experience. We would definitely continue booking other trips with Gate 1. And highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in going to Russia.

Chu Ying N. Los Altos, CA
9 Day Classic Russia, August 2016
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Superb! The tour director Ms. Galina is very professional! The hotels were clean & the breakfast were enormous!!! I'd recommend this tour to my family & friends!

Irawaty B. Springfield, VA
9 Day Classic Russia, June 2016
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What a fabulous trip to Russia! It exceeded all our expectations!. Galina, the guide, is a wealth of knowledge and fun! The hotels were centrally located and the group was great! Many thanks for all your help in making this trip happen.

George W. Rye Brook, NY
9 Day Classic Russia, June 2016
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The trip was excellent. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Everything went as scheduled. Our tour guide, Galina, did an amazing job. She is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her group. We were all amazed at her energy and thoroughness. She even got up at 3:00AM on our departure morning to ensure that my husband and I had a box lunch and that we left on time for the airport. Galina was great. Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, were very, very interesting. Unique and beautiful in their own way.

Lydia T. Brick, NJ
9 Day Classic Russia, May 2016
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The trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg was so much fun, and we learned so much about Russia. We used our time there well, and were able to see so many important sites. Our guide, Galina, was exceptional. She knew exactly what time to be where, how much time to allow at each place, and prepared us with background of what we were going to see. Our accommodations were luxurious, the best I've had in any European location. I highly recommend this trip.

Dianna H. Kenosha, WI
9 Day Classic Russia, May 2016
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Russia was a wonderful surprise. Gate 1, not so much of a surprise. since you guys are always great !!! Super hotels with great locations. Galina, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and nice. She even sang for us on the bus and treated us with what she called "surprises". (ice cream, donuts...) I didn't know what to expect from this trip, other than being interesting. It was a lot more than that. Incredibly beautiful sights, so much history and art, plus the experience of the Liberation celebration. (also, perfect weather!). Our group was small, which I though was so much better that a full bus. Another plus for me, was the fact that we stayed more than just one night in a hotel, without having to pack and unpack every day. I would love to fine another tour in the future that spends several days in just a couple of cities. I came home tired, sore, with a cold and very happy.

Ana W. Oxon Hill, MD
9 Day Classic Russia, April 2016
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Wonderful.... Best guide that I every had. We lucked out with weather.

Carol R. Celina, TX
9 Day Classic Russia, September 2015
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We just returned from the 9 day tour of Russia which included Moscow to St Petersburg via bullet train. 

Our local tour guide in Moscow, Irina, was excellent.  From the time she met us at the airport until she released us at the train to St Petersburg, her performance was outstanding. She was so professional and knowledgeable and so very personable as we all explored Moscow.  We specifically wanted to visit the Diamond Fund at the Kremlin during our leisure time...she provided every detail to insure a very enjoyable visit.

We cannot say enough about our tour director Galina.  Her extensive Russia knowledge base, her expertise in presenting Russia history, Russia art, Russia leaders, Russia tourist sites, Russia A-Z  made this our "million dollar" tour of Russia. She is a tremendous asset to Gate 1.  We would love to visit Russia again! with Galina!!

Donna S. Gaffney, SC
9 Day Classic Russia, June 2015
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Our trip to Russia was very nice. Everything went so smoothly. Travel guide Galena was amazing. She told us in the first hour when we meet that she would be our "Russian Mother" for the week. She cared for our every need like a good mother would. Her knowledge of the country's history and present day was outstanding. Hotels were very nice. Galena always arranged for us to get into major attractions without waiting in line for long periods.

Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful trip at a great value.

Judith D. Uncasville, CT
9 Day Classic Russia, June 2015
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It was great ...we were shocked to experience Russia for the first time...it was not what we thought it was. It was actually very progressive and St Petersburg never sleeps, just like New York.

Most of all Gate 1 did a very good job. Your tour director Galina was the best. We have been to 34 countries and we can say Galina tops them all...she was very detailed in giving instructions, cares about the group and most of all she is very knowledgeable of the history of Russia, an expert in Russian history (she said she teaches Russian history).

Thanks for helping us to be able to make this trip.

Osocorro H. Hanover, PA
9 Day Classic Russia, June 2015
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My travel companion and I had a wonderful trip.  There were no glitches whatsoever and we were especially grateful for our outstanding guide, Galina.  We learned so much from her and she expertly avoided crowds and made sure we saw everything important, even in the Hermitage.

We definitely will travel with Gate 1 again.

Lurana S. Ft Lauderdale, FL

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