10 Days Baltic Highlights Loop (Guaranteed Departure)

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These 10 days are dedicated to find unforgettable points of all three Baltic countries with more focus to nature. Your impressions starts in Estonia, where you’ll get to feel the friendly atmosphere while exploring most popular museums and places. We can bet that visit in Vilnius will give you a lot to remember, but save yourself to Nida – once you’ll see the pine forests and endless sand dunes, you’ll always want to come back. And that’s not all, because you are still welcome in Riga, the largest of the three Baltic capitals. Explore beautiful city and get to see the vibrant Latvian sea resort. Last but not least stop – Tallinn, which will amaze you by its charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life

 
Holiday price is from €995 per person based on availability and two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Single supplement is €400.
  
Departure dates for 2020:
08.05.2020-17.05.2020; 22.05.2020-31.05.2020; 05.06.2020-14.06.2020; 12.06-21.06; 19.06-28.06; 26.06-05.07; 03.07-12.07; 10.07-19.07; 17.07-26.07; 24.07-02.08; 31.07-09.08; 07.08-16.08; 14.08-23.08; 21.08-30.08; 28.08-06.09; 04.09-13.09
 
 
HIGLIGHTS:
  • Compare Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga architecture to feel the difference;
  • Load yourself with nature experience in Lahema, Gauja, Trakai, Neringa National Parks;
  • See the Hill of Crosses, breathe the fresh sea air in various locations;
  • Taste the local flavors blended in contemporary cuisine in the restaurants.
 

Tour package includes:

  • 9 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels

  • 9 x buffet breakfast

  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

  • Personalised welcome package

  • Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn

  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours

  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

DAY 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
 
DAY 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS
After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Check-in at Hotel Cesis*** or similar.
 
DAY 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS
Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway down to Vilnius. En-route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.
 
DAY 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA
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. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we see the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. The balance of the day is spent en-route to Klaipeda, where we arrive at late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar.
 
DAY 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
The day is reserved for a full-day optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant.
 
DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where we embark on a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Tallink Riga**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
 
DAY 7 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House 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. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.
 
DAY 8 (FRIDAY): 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 Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
 
DAY 9 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity 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.
 
DAY 10 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to the airport.
 
  • Your hotel.
  • Your hotel.
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional tours and services
  • Gratuities

You may select optional tours and services in the next steps.

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit: EUR 80.00 pp
  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century: EUR 35.00 pp
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Half board at hotels (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 285.00 pp

More than 50 days before tour start date – no cancellation fee charged
49-35 days before tour start date – 25% of tour price will be charged
34-22 days before tour start date – 75% of tour price will be charged
21-0 days before tour start day – 100% of tour price will be charge