Classical Baltics Plus from Tallinn
Classical Baltics Plus from Tallinn– Baltics –16 days / 15 nights, Tallinn - Sigulda - Vilnius - Trakai - Druskininkai - Kaunas - Curonian Spit - Nida - Klaipeda - Rundale - Riga - Pärnu - TallinnOur escorted tour features the Old World cities of Tallinn/Estonia, Riga/Latvia and Vilius/ Lithuania, historic Old Towns with castles, cathedrals, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture. Visit seaports Kalipeda and Nida, old fishing village on the Curonian Spit, inscribed in 2000 into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Enjoy a boat ride to the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. Castle, palaces, museums will enrich your cultural experience.
|Operation||May 16 - August 30, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
June 6, 20
from $1,815 per person in double room
from $2,200 single room
June - August 2017:
from $2,550 per person in double room
from $3,435 single room
from $1,985 per person in double room
from $2,425 single room
|Included||15 nights accommodation at 5/4/3 star hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail at hotel in Tallinn
Lunch at the restaurant at Kintai, tasting of local fish dish, day 11
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan,days 2-7, 11-15
Ferry ticket from Klaipeda to the Curonian Spit
Ecological fees for Curonian Spit
Boat trip from Nida to the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park
English and German speaking guide escort, days 2-8, 11-15
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
Half-board meal plan
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Group size: min 2 persons, max 35 persons|
|Tour Options||Arrival/departure transfers in Tallinn
Additional night in Tallinn
|More Information||Classical Baltics Plus from Tallinn map|
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Day 1 TALLINN Tuesday
Arrival in Tallinn. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 19:00 welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.
Day 2 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.Olaf's Church.
Afternoon optional: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace
In the evening optional: Dinner at medieval Restaurant "Peppersack" or similar
Day 3 TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA (B) Thursday
Morning 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. 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 4 SIGULDA - VILNIUS (B) Friday
09:00 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 5 VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS (50 km/30 mi) (B) Saturday
09:00 city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St.Peter and Pauls 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, today the artists republic, with 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.Johns 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. (50 km/30 mi)
In the evening optional: Dinner at Lithuanian Restaurant "Lokys" or similar
Day 6 VILNIUS - DRUSKININKAI (B) Sunday
Leisure time in Vilnius. 12:00 departure for Druskininkai. Stop in Grutas village for a visit to Grutas Park an open-air exhibition of the Soviet era sculptures and monuments. Arrival in Druskininkai, check-in at the hotel. City tour of Druskininkai, the oldest health resort in Lithuania. The pride of the town is its mineral springs. In 1794 the king of Poland and Lithuania announced a decree officially designating Druskininkai as a health resort. Possibility to try various spa treatments against extra payment at health center. (130 km/80 mi)
Day 7 DRUSKININKAI - KAUNAS-KLAIPEDA - JUODKRANTE - NIDA (B) Monday
09:00 departure for Nida. Stopover in Kaunas - former temporary capital of Lithuania. City tour of Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania, includes ruins of the castle, Town Hall Square with its impressive monuments, visit to Cathedral. Arrrival 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. Arrival in Nida. Check in at hotel. (400 km/250 mi)
Day 8 NIDA (B) Tuesday
Walking tour of Nida resort, including the Fisherman's House, famous German writer Thomas Manns House, Amber Gallery, old ethnographic cemetery, neo-gothic church and a walk along impressive sand dunes.
Day 9 - 10 NIDA (B) Wednesday - Thursday
Leisure time. Nida is an old fishing village on the Curonian Spit washed by the Baltic Sea from one side and the Curonian Lagoon from the other side. Today Nida is the largest settlement of the town of Neringa and one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. The ancient fishermens architecture is distinguished by its originality. One can choose from a variety of activities such as water sports and cycling.
Day 11 NIDA - MINIJA - VENTE - KLAIPEDA (45 mi) (B, L) Friday
11:00 departure by boat from Nida to the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park. En route stop in Uostadvaris. Visit of the lighthouse built in 1876. Continue to Kintai settlement passing the Minija village called the Lithuanian Venice, where the River Minija serves as the main street. Lunch at the restaurant in Kintai, tasting of local fish dish. Departure by coach to the Vente Horn. Visit of the ornithological station and the 19th century lighthouse. Arrival in Klaipeda. Checkin at the hotel.
Day 12 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 Annchen von Tharau, Old Post Office.
Trip to Palanga, the biggest seaside resort of Lithuania. City tour including the vi sit 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 Birut 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. (50 km/30 mi)
In the evening optional dinner at the Restaurant "Fridricho pasazas" or similar
Day 13 KLAIPEDA - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (B) Sunday
Morning departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km/10 mi from Siauliai, in northern Lithuania), 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)
Day 14 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, 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 15 RIGA-PÄRNU-TALLINN (B) Tuesday
09:00 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)
Day 16 TALLINN (B) Wednesday
After breakfast check-out and end of the tour.