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2019 Baltic Capitals, Escorted 8 Days

Category: Group Tours

 




Baltic Capitals Highlights  •  8 Days

Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn



Since independence and joining the European Union, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are going through the Renaissance of the modern times. 

Each nations' rich and colourful history is easily appreciated in their capital cities filled with beautiful architecture, while the surrounding countryside features lakes, forests and wetlands, dotted with manor houses, ancient castles and splendid rococo churches


 

 

 

 

Tour Highlights:

 
Fully Escorted 

Frequent departures
Accommodations at First class Hotels
Explore beautiful countryside outside the main cities
Discover the baroque and Art Nouveau architecture of the Baltic capitals

  

 

 

Itinerary Overview:

 

Day 1 Arrive in Vilnius, Lithuania  
Day 2 in Vilnius  
Day 3 Vilnius -to- Riga   
Day 4 in Riga  
Day 5 in Riga   
Day 6 Riga -to- Tallinn  
Day 7 in Tallinn  
Day 8 depart Tallinn    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Prices, 2019: 

 

Tour Dates

 Tour Dates  Tour Dates Tour Dates 
       

31 March-07 April

02 June-09 June

14 July-21 July

25 Aug-01 Sept

14 April-21 April

09 June-16 June

21 July-28 July

01 Sept-08 Sept

05 May-12 May

16 June-23 June

28 July-04 Aug

08 Sept-15 Sept 

12 May-19 May

23 June-30 June

04 Aug-11 Aug 

15 Sept-22 Sept 

19 May-26 May

30 June-07 July

11 Aug-18 Aug 

22 Sept-29 Sept 

26 May-02 June

07 July-14 July

18 Aug-25 Aug 

29 Sept-06 Oct 

       
Tour Price: $ 1,195 per person, twin share 
Single Room Supplement: $ 570  

 

 

 



 


 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Day-By-Day Program:

 

 

 

DAY 01    SUN          Arrive Vilnius
Arrive in Vilnius, a Capital of Lithuania. Once the largest medieval state in Europe, it is now a small country with rich history. The many palaces, manor houses, monuments and churches remind you of the once powerful state. Transfer to the Radisson Blu Lietuva Hotel **** or similar, check-in. Welcome meeting

DAY 02   MON         In Vilnius

In the morning, get a closer look at the outstanding silhouette of Vilnius with our sightseeing program. Vilnius today is a delightful medieval city of magnificent churches, art and nightclubs. Sightseeing of Vilnius includes a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of the Old Town - the largest in Europe – with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter-and-Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

In the afternoon you will be offered an optional trip to Trakai. The tour travels 30 km outside of Vilnius to the medieval capital of Lithuania and visits an impressive Gothic Castle of Trakai of the 14th c., perched atop an island in the lake Galve

DAY 03    TUE         Vilnius - Riga

Depart by coach to the sophisticated capital of Latvia, Riga. The first stop is the extraordinary Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest places in Catholic Lithuania. Soon after crossing into Latvia we reach the elegant Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After a guided tour of the palace, travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in late afternoon. Check-in at the Radisson Blu Latvija ****

Founded over 800 years ago, Riga is the largest and the most cosmopolitan of the three Baltic capitals. It is the unrivaled centre of the country’s life.
Riga is also an architectural treasure - it has one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in the whole of Europe


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AY 04   WED           In Riga 
A walking tour of the Old Town - a wealth of historic buildings - 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.

Afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening you may choose to attend the Organ Concert at downtown Dome Cathedral 

 

DAY 05    THU         In Riga 
Today is a full day for independent activities or perhaps choose one of the optional tours. You can book them prior to departing from Canada or you decide locally. Whatever you are comfortable with. Optional sightseeing tours include a 3-hour trip to the open air Ethnographic Museum, a beautifully constructed 100 ha site.

This trip will help you understand some of the more distinctive elements of Latvian history and tradition. It will certainly make you appreciate how close nature lies to the heart of every Latvian and just how attractive Latvian nature can be. The museum contains farms, churches, windmills and fishermen’s houses brought here from all over Latvia and set in a huge pine forest next to Lake Jugla.

You will also be offered a 4-hour optional trip to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Gauja National Park and a visit to the town of Sigulda

DAY 06   FRI          Riga - Tallinn 
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 Radisson Blu Olympia Hotel **** or similar

 

DAY 07    SAT            In Tallinn
Tallinn has been chosen Europe’s Cultural Capital of 2011. Its medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafes and restaurants. The Old Town is UNESCO-listed and is the best-preserved medieval town center in that part of Europe.

The sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Kadriorg Palace and its art collection


DAY 08    SUN          Depart Tallinn
After breakfast your tour ends  

  

 

 

Included:

 

• 7 overnights at central 4-star hotels
• 7 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalized Welcome package
• Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, St. Peter’s Church in Riga and the Old Town Hall in Tallinn
• Services of an English-speaking tour Escort
• Transportation between cities en route by the 1st class motor coach / van
• Portage at hotels
• Service and VAT


Optional tours & services are available upon request

 

 

 

 
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