Classical Baltics from Vilnius
Classical Baltics from Vilnius– Baltics –9 days / 8 nights, Vilnius - Trakai - Rundale - Riga - Pärnu - Tallinn - Tartu - Sigulda - VilniusEscorted tour Classical Baltics is a great introduction to three independent Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, rapidly growing tourism destinations in Northern Europe. Discover the wealth of history and cultural diversity around the Baltic Sea. Visit the Old Towns of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, their historical centers, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with National Parks, castles, summer resorts, the Hill of Crosses.
|Operation||May 12 - September 9, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
May 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
|Price||from $1,115 per person in double room
from $1,600 single room
from $1,160 per person in double room
from $1,645 single room
|Included||8 nights accommodation at 5/4 star hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail at hotel in Vilnius
Tasting of Lithuanian specialties at manor Pakruojis
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary
English and German speaking guide escort on days 2-8
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrances to: St. Peter and Paul's Church, Vilnius University with St. John's Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral,
Amber gallery- museum, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius,
Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, the Dome Church, St.Jacob's Church &
St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Riga, the Dome Church &
Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn &
Individual information package (city guides and program)
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Arrival/ departure transfers in Vilnius
Meals other than mentioned
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Tour Options||Arrival/ departure transfers in Vilnius
Lithuanian dinner at restaurant "Lokys" or similar in Vilnius
Excursion to Jurmala, 4 hours
Latvian dinner at restaurant "Livonija" or similar in Riga
Excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace, 3 hours
Medieval dinner at restaurant "Pepersack" in Tallinn
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Day 1 ARRIVAL VILNIUS Friday
Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 pm Welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide or tour representatives.
Day 2 VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS (B) Saturday
9:00 am 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 with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, St.Ann and Bernardines Church, Amber gallery-museum, Uzupis -one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, nowadays the artists' "republic", which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map, 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/16 mi 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. (50 km/30 mi)
In the evening optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant "Lokys" or similar.
Day 3 VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (B) Sunday
9:00 am Departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km/10 mi 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. (380 km/235 mi)
Day 4 RIGA (B) Monday
9:00 am 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.Jacob's Church, St. Mary Magdalene's 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 "Key to Riga" or similar
Day 5 RIGA - PÄRNU - TALLINN (B) Tuesday
9:00 am 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. (300 km/185 mi)
Day 6 TALLINN (B) Wednesday
9:00 am 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.Olaf's Church.
Afternoon optional: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace
In the evening optional: Dinner at restaurant "Peppersack" or similar
Day 7 TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA (B) Thursday
9:00am Departure for Sigulda. Stopover in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. City tour of Tartu, Toome Hill Park with its monuments, sculptures, bridges and ruins of gothic Church, panoramic view of the town with Jaani Church and Town Hall Square. A further drive to Sigulda (Latvia). Short stop in a small ancient town of Cesis for a walk in Castle Park. Arrival in Sigulda, check-in at the hotel. (380 km/235 mi)
Day 8 SIGULDA - VILNIUS (B) Friday
9:00 am Walk in Gauja National Park, including visit to Turaida Castle and the ruins of the 13th century Crusader Castle in Sigulda. A further drive to Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, check-in at the hotel. (350 km/215 mi)
Day 9 DEPARTURE VILNIUS (B) After breakfast check-out and end of tour.