The Baltic Capitals

Escorted TourBaltics

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From $935 USD
May 18 - August 31, 2018
7 Days / 6 Nights

Our escorted Baltic Capitals tour features Old towns of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. Visit Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, Toompea Castle and Pärnu resort.

Overview

Escorted 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 18 - August 31, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2018:

May 18 - May 24
June 8 - June 14
June 22 - June 28
July 6 - July 12
July 20 - July 26
August 3 - August 9
August 17 - August 23
August 31 - September 6

Price

  • from $935 per person in double room
  • from $1,275 single room

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail in Vilnius
  • 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: St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Bernardine Garden, Amber Gallery- museum incl. tasting amber vodka, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church and Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, the Dome Church and Riga Central Market, Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky and  Marzipan museum in Tallinn.
  • Individual information package (city guides and program)

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Porterage
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • Group size: min 2 persons, max 35 persons
  • ** This tour departure corresponds with the Lithuanian Song Celebration in Vilnius, June 30 - July 6, 2018

Tour Options

  • Please inquire about:
  • Arrival/departure transfers in Vilnius
  • Additional night in Vilnius or Tallinn
  • Optional excursions
  • Half-board meal plan

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.

Novotel Vilnius Centre Hotel ****

Day 2 VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (B)
Saturday

9:00 a.m. a 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, Bernardine Garden, St. Ann and Bernardines Church, Amber Gallery-museum incl. tasting of amber vodka, 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, c alendar 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.  Next visit is to Uzutrakis manor ensemble. The famous European landscape architect and botanist E. F. Andre created the original Uzutrakis park in a centennial forest – and interconnected pond system, displaying it’s all beauty from the mansion’s terrace. Return to Vilnius. (50 km)

In the evening optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant “Lokys” or similar.

Novotel Vilnius Centre Hotel ****

Day 3 VILNIUS-PAKRUOJIS MANOR - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (B)
Sunday

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way stopover for shot rest at Pakruojis manor. Classicist style Pakruojis manor ensemble is one of the five most valuable and largest (occupying the area of 48.2 hectares, out of from 43 former buildings 34 survived) remaining manors in Lithuania. Currently, the reconstructed buildings of Pakruojis manor are used for providing accommodation, catering, room rental, event organization, recreation services. It is recommend to taste some Lithuanian dishes at local tavern. The next 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. (380 km)

Radisson Blu Latvija ****

Day 4 RIGA (B)
Monday

9:00 a.m. a 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, the Parliament House, and 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.

Radisson Blu Latvija ****

Day 5 RIGA - PaRNU - TALLINN (B)
Tuesday

9:00 a.m. departure for Tallinn with a stop in Parnu, Estonian “Summer Capital”. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Short relax walking on the beach promenade. A further drive to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel. (300 km)

Sokos Viru Hotel ****

Day 6 TALLINN (B)
Wednesday

9:00 a.m. a 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. Visit to Marzipan museum. The marzipan museum room gives a good overview of the history of marzipan The exhibition displays approximately 200 marzipan figurines, cards and cakes, which have been made with molds that are more than a hundred years old. At the museum, you can also observe the art of marzipan painting.

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 7 TALLINN (B)
Thursday

Breakfast at your hotel. Check out and end of services.

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