The Baltic Capitals
The Baltic Capitals– Baltics –7 days / 6 nights, Vilnius - Trakai - Rundale Palace - Riga - Pärnu Resort - TallinnEscorted tour to the Baltic Capitals, a great introduction to three Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, rapidly growing tourism destination in Northern Europe. Discover the wealth of history and cultural diversity around the Baltic Sea. Visit the Old Towns, their historical centers, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, featuring castles, medieval lanes, cathedrals and churches with incredible architecture, history and culture.
|Operation||May 16 - September 25, 2014|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2014: |
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4**, 11*, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22
September 5, 19
September departures are English guided only
* July 11 departure is $1,075 per person / Accommodation in Riga at hotel Europa Royale
**This tour departure corresponds with the Lithuanian Song Celebration in Vilnius
|Price||$1,050 per person in double room |
$1,395 single room
July 11 departure is $1,075 per person / Accommodation in Riga at hotel Europa Royale
|Included||6 nights at the 5/4 star hotels |
All hotel taxes
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail in Vilnius
Morning pool and gym at Meriton Grand Hotel
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-6
English and German speaking guide escort on days 2-6
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrances to Churches, Cathedrals, Museums, Palaces as per itinerary
Individual information package (city guides and program)
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes |
Arrival & departure transfers
Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Group size: min 2 persons, max 35 persons |
** This tour departure corresponds with the Lithuanian Song Celebration in Vilnius,
please see under "More Info"
|Tour Options||Please inquire about: |
Arrival/departure transfers in Vilnius
Additional night in Vilnius or Tallinn
Half-board meal plan
|More Information|| Route map |
Song Festival Program
Event ticket prices
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Day 1 ARRIVAL VILNIUS Friday
Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 19:00 Welcome meeting at the hotel with tour representative.
Day 2 VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS (50 km) (B) Saturday
09:00 city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St.Peter and Paul's Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square, St.Ann and Bernardines' Church, the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John's Church. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius.
In the evening optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant "Lokys" or similar.
Day 3 VILNIUS - RUNDALE - RIGA (380 km) (B) Sunday
09:00 departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Siauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. A further drive to Riga. Stop in Rundale. Visit to Rundale Palace of the 18th century, a beautiful late baroque palace in Latvia. It is a splendid example of the early work of famous Italian architect F.B.Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel.
Day 4 RIGA (B) Monday
09:00 city tour of Riga. A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St.Jacobs Church, the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga.
Afternoon optional: excursion to Jurmala.
In the evening optional: dinner at Latvian Restaurant Rozengrals or similar.
Day 5 RIGA - PÄRNU - TALLINN (300 km) (B) Tuesday
09:00 departure for Tallinn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonian "Summer Capital". This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. A further drive to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel.
Day 6 TALLINN (B) Wednesday
09:00 city tour of Tallinn, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St.Olafs Church. Afternoon optional: excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace.
In the evening optional: dinner at medieval Restaurant Peppersack or similar.
Day 7 TALLINN (B) Thursday
Breakfast at your hotel. Check out and end of services.