Baltic Symphony from Vilnius

Baltic Symphony from Vilnius– Baltics –9 days / 8 nights, Vilnius - Trakai - Kaunas - Klaipeda - Curonian Spit - Nida - Palanga - Hill of Crosses - Rundale - Riga - TallinnThe Baltic Highlights tour is an excellent opportunity to visit the independent Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Explore the capitals of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn with Old Towns, Cathedrals and historic Centers, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn are included, more optional excursions to resorts and Castles are available.

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Operation May 24 - August 31, 2017
Departure Guaranteed departure tours 2017:
May 24
June 14, 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23
Price from $1,135 per person in double room
from $1,615 single room

July 12:
from $1,170 per person in double room
from $1,665 single room
Included 8 nights accommodation at the 4 star hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail at hotel in Vilnius
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan, days 2-8
Ferry ticket from Klaipeda to the Curonian Spit
Ecological fees for Curonian Spit
English/German speaking guide escort on days 2-8
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrances as per itinerary
Individual information package (city guides and program)
Not Included International airfare & airport taxes
Arrival/departure transfers
Personal insurance / personal items
Alcoholic beverages
$25 Service fee
Please Note Our Baltic Highlights deluxe tour includes folklore and theme dinners as well as major excursions in each city.
Tour Options Arrival/departure transfers in Vilnius
Additional nights in Vilnius
More Information Baltic Symphony map

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Day 1 WELCOME TO VILNIUS Wednesday
Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 p.m. Welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.

Best Western Vilniius Hotel

Day 2 VILNIUS - TRAKAI CASTLE - KAUNAS (B) Thursday
9:00 a.m. 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, Bernadine Garden, 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, short photo stop on the street Subaciaus to throw the view of the old town from the observation deck, 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. Continue to Kaunas. Accommodation at hotel. (120 km/75 mi)
In the evening optional dinner at the Lithuanian restaurant "Avilys" or similar

Hotel Radisson Park Inn

Day 3 KAUNAS - KLAIPEDA- CURONIAN SPIT - KLAIPEDA (B) Friday
9:00 a. m. Short city tour of Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania, including ruins of the castle, Town Hall Square with its impressive monuments, visit to Cathedral.
Departure to Klaipeda. Upon arrival in Klaipeda ferry trip to the Curonian Spit. Visit the Hill of Witches which houses a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures scattered along a forest path in Juodkrante.

Continue to Nida. Walking tour of Nida resort, including the Fisherman's House- museum, famous German writer Thomas Manns House, Amber Gallery, old ethnographic cemetery, neo-gothic church and a walk along impressive sand dune. Return to Klaipeda. Check in at hotel. (320 km/200 mi)

Hotel Amberdon

Day 4 KLAIPEDA - PALANGA - KLAIPEDA (B) Saturday
City tour of Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania, includes walking in the old part of the town which is interesting for frame-built architecture, cozy closed yards, paved streets, the Theatre Square with a sculpture of "Ännchen von Tharau", Old Post Office.

Trip to Palanga, the biggest seaside resort of Lithuania. City tour including the visit to the Botanical Garden and Amber Museum in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz, with over 25000 pieces of amber and 15000 inclusions of insects on display, further walk by the Birute Hill along the sea coast, on the sea bridge and on pedestrian Basanaviciaus street famous for its cafes and restaurants with live music. Return to Klaipeda. In the evening optional dinner at the restaurant "Fridricho pasazas" or similar. (50 km/30 mi)

Radisson Blu Klaipeda

Day 5 KLAIPEDA - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (B) Sunday
9:00 a.m. 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. 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)

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija

Day 6 RIGA (B) Monday
9:00 a.m. 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 "Key to Riga" or similar.

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija

Day 7 RIGA - PÄRNU - TALLINN (B) Tuesday
9:00 a.m. departure for Tallinn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonia "Summer Capital". This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Further drive to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel. (300 km/186 mi)

Sokos Viru Hotel

Day 8 TALLINN (B) 9:00 a.m. 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 "Pepersack" or similar

Sokos Viru Hotel

Day 9 TALLINN DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Check-out and end of the tour.

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