The Best Of The Baltics & Baltic Coast

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From $1,025 USD
May 12 - September 8, 2019
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, 2019

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2019:

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

Price

  • from $1,025 per person in twin room
  • from $1,465 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.

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.

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

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 4 KLAIPEDA - RIGA (B)
Wednesday

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy 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.

The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 5 RIGA (B)
Thursday

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.

The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches, and the City Museum.

In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****

Day 6 RIGA - TALLINN(B)
Friday

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

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.

In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award- winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.

The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at 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.

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