Baltics and Scandinavia in 10 Days

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This is Your pan-Baltic voyage through 4 beautiful capitals with their history, architecture, taste and lifestyle, and smaller cities in between. Each capital will meet you with original suggestions of what to do and see. Don’t miss your chance to feel the medieval spirit in Vilnius, be amazed by a true kaleidoscope of architectural styles in Riga, and take a walk in Tallinn’s old town with its many shops, galleries and cozy outdoor cafes. Then, when you’ll be full of joy of discovery, stop in Helsinki – the crossroad of Western and Eastern culture. This is Your south-to-north culture experience by the Baltic sea.
 
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Feel the difference of 4 capitals, with their culture and sights
  • Taste distinctive cuisines
  • Take your time to enjoy the nature in Lahemaa National Park, Parnu resort
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses
  • Spend all day in the magic Curonian spit
  • Visit a local food market and taste local flavours
  • Take a ferry to Helsinki as the local Finnish / Estonian

Tour package includes:

  • 9 nights in centrally located 3* hotels
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • Food tasting in Vilnius Hale market;
  • Private tour with transportation and driver;
  • English speaking guide all the trip;
  • Welcome meeting with a complimentary drink;
  • Itinerary and places according to the program;
  • Entrances to Trakai island castle, National park of Curonian spit, Rundale palace, Turaida nature reserve museum, Maritime museum in Estonia
  • Ferry tickets to Curonian spit and ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  • Ecological fees
  • City tourist taxes
1st DAY
 
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to your hotel, check-in, welcome meeting with a guide. Welcome drink. Overnight in Vilnius 3* Hotel.
 
 
2nd DAY. VILNIUS & TRAKAI.
 
In the morning you will have a walking tour in Vilnius Old Town. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Walking tour includes visiting the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Old University, the Gates of Dawn, Užupis district which is known as the independent republic of Vilnius city.

After the sightseeing, the guide will lead you to the famous and oldest Vilnius food market – Hales market where you will have an opportunity to meet local food producers and sellers, ask them questions and bring home the real flavour of Lithuania. You will visit 4 or 5 different places and try the best taste of Lithuanian handcrafted cheese, rustic meat products, pastry and drinks. Keep in mind, all products are created according to authentic recipes and tastes cherished by Lithuanian farmers. An experience takes around 1-1,5 hours.

In the afternoon we will drive to Trakai town - historic, picturesque place with a castle in the middle of the lake. Locals take a day trip there and we invite you for one as well. See Trakai Castle, lakes and beautiful views around. For lunch (OPTIONAL) try out special Karaim dish ‘kibinai’ which is only typical for Trakai town because it is a home for the oldest ethnic group of Karaims living to this day in Lithuania. Trakai trip takes around 4-5 hours including lunch break.

Overnight in Vilnius 3* hotel

 
3rd DAY. VILNIUS - Neringa Curonian Spit.

Early in the morning we will be heading to a beautiful Neringa town on the Curonian Spit peninsula which we will reach by a short ferry ride from Klaipeda. Prepare for picturesque sand dunes, forests and tiny resort towns that used to be fishermen villages. We will show the full authenticity of this tiny, yet our favorite piece of the land. We will make sure you will taste smoked fish from the local fishermen (OPTIONAL). And to make your trip more memorable – take some photos from breathtaking Parnidis dune. In the evening we come back to Klaipėda, the charming port town of Lithuania.


Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Klaipėda.

Driving 5 hour (380 km)
 
 
4th DAY. KLAIPEDA TO RIGA.

On this day we will move to Latvia. On our way we will stop in the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 100.000. 

After crossing into Latvia we will soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, our second stop. The former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace and some free time in the French gardens we will travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in the late afternoon. 

Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Riga.

Driving 5,5 hour (390 km)
 
 
5th DAY. RIGA Sightseeing and Gauja National park.

During the first half of the day we will explore Riga on foot. 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.

After lunch break we will explore Latvian nature at the Gauja National Park, the largest national park in Latvia. The guide takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja river valley where we will visit a unique Gutman’s cave – the largest in the Baltics sandstone cave which is also a geological protected monument. We will hear the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Turaida castle a former Livonian order settlement that is the most pictured monument of the area. We will have guided walking tour in the park.

Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Riga.

Driving 1.5 hour (100 km)
 
 
6th DAY. Riga – PARNU - TALLINN.

After breakfast we will go to Tallinn with a stop in Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour (1 hour) of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn in the afternoon.
Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Tallinn.

Walking tour 1 hour

Driving 5 hours (310 km)

 
7th DAY. TALLINN Sightseeing.
 
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 walking tour (2-2.5 hours) 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 (3 hours) is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collection of classic and contemporary fine art.
Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Tallinn.
 
 
8th DAY. Day in nature – exploring Lahemaa National Park.

After breakfast we are going to Lahemaa National Park the largest and very first protected nature reserve in the country. This day is to explore stunning Estonian nature with it’s forests, lakes and wetlands. We will visit Jagala juga – the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. The second stop of the trip will be a picturesque Viru bog where we will take a walk through the boardwalk path directing through the middle of the bog (3 km long). 

After lunch break we will continue exploring Estonia’s scenic countryside while driving the narrow roads through the forested area. We will have chance to stroll around the fishermen villages along the Gulf of Finland and visit coastal Kasmu village and its Maritime museum. 

At the end of the trip we will visit Sagadi manor house – a good example showing how Estonian nobles used to live in the 18th century. The manor estate itself dates back to the 15th century and is one of the best preserved manors throughout the country.

Driving 2 hour (120 km)


9th DAY. TALLINN-HELSINKI by ferry.
 

Early in the morning we will say goodbye to Tallinn and take a ferry that will sail us across the Gulf of Finland, through the Helsinki archipelago into Finland’s capital city.
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The walking tour (2 hours) takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock

The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

Overnight in a 3* Hotel in Helsinki.

Walking tour 2 hour

 

10th DAY. DEPARTURE.

 

Breakfast at a hotel.
Goodbye and hope to see you in future!

Optional transfer to the airport.
 
  • Your hotel.
  • Your hotel.
  • 9 nights in centrally located 3* hotels
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • Food tasting in Vilnius Hale market;
  • Private tour with transportation and driver;
  • English speaking guide all the trip;
  • Welcome meeting with a complimentary drink;
  • Itinerary and places according to the program;
  • Entrances to Trakai island castle, National park of Curonian spit, Rundale palace, Turaida nature reserve museum, Maritime museum in Estonia
  • Ferry tickets to Curonian spit and ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  • Ecological fees
  • City tourist taxes
  • Airplane tickets to and from the Baltic states;
  • Arrival/Departure transfers;
  • Other meals during the trip;
  • Optional tours and services;
  • Entrance to museums and attractions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities

Prices:

Min 2 persons are required per booking.

Price starts from  1100 EUR per person
 
 
Optional extras:
  • Transfer from Vilnius airport to centrally located hotel - car 1-2 persons - 35 EUR per car   
  • Transfer from Vilnius airport to centrally located hotel - minivan 1-6 persons - 55 EUR per car   
  • Fine dining in Vilnius 6 course Lithuanian historical dinner - 45 EUR per person   
  • Local beer tasting in Vilnius - 30 EUR per person   
  • Traditional Karaim lunch in Trakai - 25 EUR per person   
  • Half day tour to Jurmala and Kemeri national park - 50 EUR per person   
  • Latvian contemporary dinner at the restaurant "Forest" - 40 EUR per person   
  • 3 hours excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU Art Museum - 50 EUR per person   
  • Transfer from Helsinki hotel to Airport - car 1-2 persons - 85 EUR per car   
  • Transfer from Helsinki hotel to Airport - minivan 1-6 persons - 100 EUR per car   
  • Optional smoked fish lunch at the Curonian Spit - 25 EUR per person   
  • Optional trip to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU (3 hour excursion) – 50 EUR per person.   
  • Optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum – 45 EUR per person.   

We reserve the right to charge the following cancellation fees:

  • for cancellations up to 21 days prior to arrival - 30% of the basic tour price
  • for canellations 20-7 days prior to arrival - 60% of the basic tour price
  • for cancellations 6-1 days prior to arrival - 70% of the basic tour price
  • 'no show' - 75% of the basic tour price