Baltic Highlights in a Week 795 , 8 Days

On this classical roundtrip we will explore the three Baltic capitals Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn in a little more than a week. We will visit Europe's largest market in Riga, will take a stroll along the cobbled streets in Tallinn and will admire the baroque churhes of Vilnius.

Highlights:
♦ Vilnius old town with the 'Artists' republic' in Uzupis
♦ Trakai Castle
♦ Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace
♦ Riga Old Town and Market Halls in Riga
♦ Tallinn Old Town with St. Catherine's Passage

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Itinerary:

Day 1. (Sunday): Arrival Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to the hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2. (Monday): Vilnius
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele. B/-/-

Day 3. (Tuesday): Vilnius - Riga
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at the hotel. B/-/-

Day 4. (Wednesday): Riga
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.B/-/-

Day 5. (Thursday): Riga
After we got acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Three. B/-/-

Day 6. (Friday): Riga - Tallinn
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the hotel. B/-/-

Day 7. (Saturday): Tallinn
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack. B/-/-

Day 8. (Sunday): Tallinn. Departure
Optional transfer to airport. B/-/-


Price Includes:
7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
7 x buffet breakfast - B-Breakfast/L-Lunch/D-Dinner/
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package Entrances to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius,Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Portage at hotels

Not Included:
Flight tickets
Meals not mentioned by itinerary
Entrance fees (excl. Rundale palace & park and Riga Ethnographic Open-air museum )
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Tips

Additional Services:
Transfer airport to Hotel :EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons),EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 45.00 pp
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele: EUR 45.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Organ music concert at Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour excursion to Ethnographical Open-Air Museum: EUR 45.00 pp
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Kalku Varti: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 45.00 pp
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 50.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons),EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 250.00 pp
Supplement for accommodation at superior rooms at hotels: EUR 140.00 per person


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Baltic Highlights in a Week (Rated 4.82 / 5 Based on 32 Reviews.)
Price
795 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
325 EUR
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Open for booking
Price
795 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
325 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
795 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
325 EUR
Status
Open for booking

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