Baltic Classical

Vilnius, Klaipeda, Riga & Tallinn
8 days
May - Sep
Itinerary
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This tour takes you to the heart of the Baltics -Vilnius, Klaipeda, the Curonian Spit, Riga, Tallinn and Parnu. All the fabulous excursions in the itinerary are included in the tour price. 

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, transfer from the airport to the Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar; check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY 2 VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA: MEDIEVAL TOWN WALKING TOUR & TRAKAI CASTLE
Vilnius is known for having more than 1200 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 visit 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 late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National or similar and remainder of day free to explore on your own.

DAY 3 KLAIPEDA: CURONIAN SPIT
The day is reserved for a full-day 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 19th Century.

DAY 4 KLAIPEDA-RIGA: OLD TOWN TOUR, SAMOGITA NATIONAL PARK & HILL OF CROSSES
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 Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Radisson Blu Latvija or similar.  The evening offers an organ concert at the lovely old Dome Cathedral.

DAY 5 RIGA: EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN & JURMALA SEA RESORT
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the 3 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. 
Afternoon 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 6 RIGA-TALLINN: PARNU SUMMER RESORT & LAND OF FORESTS
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 Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

DAY 7 TALLINN: MEDIEVAL OLD TOWN, KADRIOG PARK & KUMU ART MUSEUM
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, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. 
Afternoon excursion to Kadriorg Park with a visit to the Estonian art museum KUMU and its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

DAY 8 TALLINN DEPARTURE
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

DEPARTURES:  28 May; 04, 11, 18 & 25 June; 02, 09, 16*, 23* & 30* July; 06*, 13*, 20 & 27 August 2017

*These departures will be affected by the closure of Vilnius International Airport from 14 July- 18 August 2017. During this period flights will instead arrive at and depart from alternative airports and supplements for transfer to/from your hotel in Vilnius will apply.

INCLUDES: 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast, welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice, personalised welcome package, entry to Old University (Vilnius), St. Peter’s Church (Riga) and the medieval Great Guild Hall (Tallinn), 8hr excursion to the Curonian Spit, organ concert at the Dome Cathedral, 4hr excursion to Jurmala, 3hr excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU,  service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours, service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary, portage at hotels, service and VAT, transfer from airport to hotel (Day 1 only) and transfer from hotel airport (Day 8 only) except during period 14 July - 18 August 2017 when supplementary charges for transfers will apply .

EXCLUDES (optional): Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century, Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack, half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea).

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1391.00
Single AUD$ 1900.00

INCLUDES: 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast, welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice, personalised welcome package, entry to Old University (Vilnius), St. Peter’s Church (Riga) and the medieval Great Guild Hall (Tallinn), 8hr excursion to the Curonian Spit, organ concert at the Dome Cathedral, 4hr excursion to Jurmala, 3hr excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU,  service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours, service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary, portage at hotels, service and VAT, transfer from airport to hotel (Day 1 only) and transfer from hotel airport (Day 8 only) except during period 14 July - 18 August 2017 when supplementary charges for transfers will apply .

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