The Best Of The Baltics & Baltic Coast

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From $995 USD
May 12 - September 8, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

Best of the Baltics + Baltic Coast, 8-day tour to three historic capitals, from Vilnius to Klaipeda at the Baltic Sea coast, to historic Riga and Tallinn.

Overview

Best of the Baltics + Baltic Coast, 8-day tour to three fabulous Baltic countries! Begin in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, with a panoramic city tour. Travel to Klaipeda, the northernmost ice-free port on the East coast of the Baltic Sea. Visit Trakai Island Castle, a 14th-century fortress in the middle of Lake Galve. Continue to the historic cities Riga and Tallinn with their medieval Old Towns, UNESCO Heritage sites, and palaces and cathedrals.

Operation

May 12 - September 8, 2020

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2020:

May 12, 26
June 9, 16, 23
July 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8

Price

  • from $995 per person in twin room
  • from $1,399 single room

    Maximum group size 26 travelers

Included

  • 7 overnights  in centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrance to Old University in Vilnius
  • Entrance to Rundale Palace
  • Entrance to medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort throughout
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Service and VAT

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
  • Alcoholic beverages

Optional 

  • Transfer from Vilnius airport to Vilnius hotel
  • 8-hours excursion to The Curonian Spit
  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv
  • Transfer from Tallinn hotel to Tallinn airport
  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)

Day 1 VILNIUS (B)
Sunday

Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Optional: Arrival transfer from the airport in a private car (1-3 people).

Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva****

Day 2 VILNIUS - KLAIPEDA (B)
Monday

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

The afternoon Trip to Klaipeda through Trakai, a 14th-century fortress in the middle of Lake Galve. Late afternoon check-in at the Hotel National 4* or similar.

Approximate distance: 317 km / 197 mi

Hotel National****

Day 3 KLAIPEDA (B)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore port city in Lithuania, and the gateway to the Curonian Spit, a stretch of sand dunes 99 km long. Klaipeda's historic Old town features German-style, 18th-century wood-framed buildings. Theater Square, the city's main gathering spot, is home to the neoclassical Drama Theater. 

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.

Approximate distance: 99 km / 62 mi

Optional:
8-hours excursion to The Curonian Spit 
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 4 KLAIPEDA (B)
Wednesday

Breakfast: at the hotel. A short sightseeing tour to the Old Town along with Theatre Square, the Aennchen von Tharou Fountain.
Continue to Samogitia NP. An on-foot tour around the Lake Plateliai. Trip to Siauliai, visiting Hill of Crosses. Arrival to Riga, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija 4* or similar.

Approximate distance: 318 km / 198 mi

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 5 RIGA (B)
Thursday

Visit to Riga Old Town, Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guild House, the Freedom Monument.

Approximate distance: 76 km / 47 mi

Optional:
Excursion to Jurmala with City Museum
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 6 RIGA - TALLINN(B)
Friday

Ride to Estonian summer resort Parnu.
Late afternoon arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olumpia 4* or similar.
Approximate distance: 308 km / 192 mi

Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia****

Day 7 RIGA (B)
Saturday

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.

Optional:
Excursion to the Kadriorg Park and KUMU the new Estonian Art museum
Medieval dinner at the Restaurant Maikrahv

Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia****

Day 8 TALLINN DEPARTURE (B)
Sunday

After breakfast check-out and optional transfer in a private car to airport.

Optional:
Departure transfer to the airport in a private car (1-3 people)
Departure transfer to the airport in a private minivan (4-7 people)

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