Experience the Baltic States

Experience the Baltic States

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

8 Days/7 NIghts

2019 Departures:

May 12 and 26
June 9, 16 and 23
July 14, 21 and 28
August 4, 11, 18 and 25
September 1 and 8
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $1099
Single supplement $459
Package Includes:
7 nights first class accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Breakfast daily
3 dinners-drinks not included
Luggage service at hotels ( 1 piece per person)
English speaking tour escort tour escort
Transportation between cities
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Vilnius
Upon arrival to Vilnius you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the charming Lithuanian capital.

Day 2 Vilnius-Trakai-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 continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and 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 you arrive late afternoon. overnight at the Hotel National or similar.

Day 3 Klaipeda-Curonian Spit-Klaipeda
Today is reserved for a full day tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Visit the resort town of Nida with the High Dunes and the summerhouse of the German writer Thomas Mann. On the return to Klaipeda you will make a stop at the Hill of Witches in the resort town of Juodkrante. This evening you will enjoy a dinner at the restaurant 19th Century. Overnight Hotel National or similar.

Day 4 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 you to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses. Visit the Theater Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. Continue to the Samogitia National Park, where you enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that continue to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. Head north into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija or similar. The evening offers an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Day 5 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 a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy a Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija or similar.

Day 6 Riga-Tallinn
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. Enjoy a short tour of the resort before you continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive to Tallinn in the early afternoon. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

Day 7 Tallinn
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 cafe's and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you see the Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon you will be taken on an excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. This evening enjoy a medieval dinner at the Restaurant Maikrahv. Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

Day 8 Tallinn-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in lovely Tallinn or continue to Stockholm, Russia or Finland.

Additional nights in Vilnius and/or Tallinn available



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