8-day tour starting in Vilnius ending in Tallin – A unique visit to the Baltic States!
The three Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were among the first to campaign for their independence from Soviet rule in the 80’s and early 90’s. Tucked between Russia, Belarus, and Poland, the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Riga throughout their history they have been dominated by one or another of their larger neighbors. Freedom from the Soviet empire was a milestone for all three nations and gave each one the opportunity to at last to determine their own course. The result has been outstanding progress and development bringing the Baltic States closer to joining the larger European Community. Despite their geographical proximity their cultures remain diverse. Come with us in 2014 to see these beautiful small countries and their ancient capital cities.
Take the opportunity to combine a visit to the Baltics with a pre or post trip to one or more of their neighbors. Plan on a stop in Finland, Russia, Belarus, Sweden, Poland, Kaliningrad, or more days in the Baltic capitals. Let us help you create the ideal experience for you with your travel.
2017 Land Cost Per Person
3* Hotels: $1424 per person (double occupancy) or single person $1676
4 or 5* Hotels: $1608 per person(double occupancy) or single person $2055
Dates: May 14th, June 4th, 25th, July 16th, 30th, August 20th, September 3rd, 17th
- Accommodation for 7 nights at 3* or 4/5* hotels
- 2 lunches on the way (day 3 and day 6)
- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
- Coach and guide services
- State and city taxes
- Individual information package (city guides, maps, restaurant suggestions)
- Airport transfers
Price Does Not Include:
- International airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Lunches and dinners
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Day 1 – Saturday
Arrival in Vilnius capital of Lithuania. Because of its location Vilnius is more cosmopolitan and international due to influences from central Europe. Check in at hotel. Time to explore Vilnius on your own. At 8:00 welcome meeting in hotel lobby.
Day 2 – Sunday
Morning – Vilnius sightseeing tour including visits to the medieval as well as modern sections of the city. The Old Town’s winding streets hide its courtyards while its numerous church spires dominate the skyline. See the grand Cathedral of Peter and Paul, the small church of St. Anna – a gem of Gothic architecture – and the University of Vilnius. Sightseeing tour to Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania. On the beautifully situated island in the middle of the lake there is the 14th century red brick castle, which now houses the History Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Vilnius.
Day 3 – Monday
Departure by coach to Riga, the vibrant coastal capital of Latvia. En route visit the hill of Crosses and splendid 18th century Rundale Palace – the former summer residence of the Duke of Kurland. This architectural gem was designed by Battolomeo Rastrelli who was responsible for many of St. Petersburg’s finest buildings. Lunch on the way to Riga. Arrival in Riga and check in at hotel.
Day 4 – Tuesday
After breakfast we begin our Riga city tour. The Old Town will delight you with its colorfully restored merchant’s residences, the cozy beer cellars and cafes, historical monuments like the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Powder Tower and more. View the masterpieces of early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5 – Wednesday
Sigulda sightseeing tour. Sigulda is often called the “Latvian Switzerland” because of the beauty of its landscape. The scenery is dotted with medieval castles and Sigulda is the gateway to the Gauja National Park. Visit the 13th century Knights’ Castle, the mysterious Gutmana Cave linked to a romantic medieval love legend. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 – Thursday
After breakfast departure by coach to Tallinn. En route sightseeing at the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, the oldest one that dates from the 17th century. View the Baltic Sea Coast with sightseeing in the Estonian town of Parnu. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Tallinn and check in at hotel.
Day 7 – Friday
After breakfast, Tallinn City tour visiting the medieval upper and lower town. Tour to the Baroque Kadriorg Palace, which was founded in 1721 by the Russian Emperor, Peter the Great, as a gift to his wife, Catherine II, to use as their summer residence. Tallin’s Old Town takes the traveler by surprise with its medieval walls, turrets, spires, and cobbled, twisting streets. Among Tallin’s treasures are the 10th century Russian Orthodox Church, Alexander Nevsky, Toompea Castle, home of the national parliament, and Toomkirk, the Lutheran Cathedral dating back to 1233.
Day 8 – Saturday
After breakfast departure.
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