Highlights of the Baltics

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Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
8 days
Mar-Oct
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Visit the highlights in this compact yet comprehensive tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. From Vilnius travel to Riga, Jurmala and on to Tallinn. This tour is offered with 4 star accommodation or on certain dates you can upgrade to 5 star accommodation - see details below. 

Day 1 Arrive Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius, private transfer from the airport. Accommodation at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar; check-in and early evening welcome meeting with your tour escort and fellow guests.

Day 2 Vilnius: Medieval Town Tour & Trakai Castle
Vilnius has over 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Morning sightseeing includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town, which includes Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. Afternoon excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania. Visit, well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening you can enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

Day 3 Vilnius - Riga: Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace 
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia,  we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Dukes of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace, we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in the late afternoon. Accommodation at Hotel Mercure Riga or similar. 


Day 4 Riga: Town Walking Tour, Jurmala Seaside Resort & Recital Dome Cathedral
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds, and Freedom Monument.  Afternoon visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Evening organ concert at the old Dome Cathedral.

Day 5 Riga: Gauja National Park & Sigulda, Ethnographical Open Air Museum
Morning exploration of medieval Latvia with a tour to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda - here you can listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword. In the afternoon, visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th Century country life. 
In the evening you might like to enjoy the optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

Day 6 Riga - Tallinn: Parnu Summer Resort & Land of Forests
The tour today continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. Here we enjoy a short tour of the resort, before we continue through the North Estonian forests to arrive in Tallinn in the early afternoon. Accommodation at Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

Day 7 Tallinn: Old Town Sightseeing, Kadriorg Park and 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 morning sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall. Afternoon excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, the award winning Estonian art museum with collections of classic and contemporary fine art. In the evening, you might like to enjoy an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.

Day 8 Tallinn Departure
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport and end of arrangements.


2019 departures with 4 star accommodation 31 March;   14 April;   05, 12, 19, 26 May;   02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June;  07, 14, 21, 28 July;    04,11, 18, 25 August;   01, 08, 15, 22, 29 September.

2019 departures with 5 star accommodation:  16, 30 June;   14, 28 July;  11, 25 August

Includes: 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including daily buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice;  entrances to Old University Vilnius, Rundale Palace and Great Guild Hall Tallinn;  services of English speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; porterage at hotels; private arrival and departure transfers; 3 hour excursion to Trakai and castle visit; 4 hour excursion to Gauja National Park; 3 hour excursion to the Open Air Museum; Organ concert at Dome Cathedral; 4 hour excursion to Jurmala with city museum; 3 hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU visit.

Excludes: optional special dinners being Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas; Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest; Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv; optional half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea).

Maximum group size: 45 persons

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1525.00
Single AUD$ 2054.00

The prices shown here are for the tour with standard 4 star accommodation.  

Includes: 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including daily buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice;  entrances to Old University Vilnius, Rundale Palace and Great Guild Hall Tallinn;  services of English speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; porterage at hotels; private arrival and departure transfers; 3 hour excursion to Trakai and castle visit; 4 hour excursion to Gauja National Park; 3 hour excursion to the Open Air Museum; Organ concert at Dome Cathedral; 4 hour excursion to Jurmala with city museum; 3 hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU visit.

 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1778.00
Single AUD$ 2386.00

The prices shown here are for the tour with 5 star accommodation.  

Includes: 7 nights at centrally located 5 star hotels including daily buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice;  entrances to Old University Vilnius, Rundale Palace and Great Guild Hall Tallinn;  services of English speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; porterage at hotels; private arrival and departure transfers; 3 hour excursion to Trakai and castle visit; 4 hour excursion to Gauja National Park; 3 hour excursion to the Open Air Museum; Organ concert at Dome Cathedral; 4 hour excursion to Jurmala with city museum; 3 hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU visit.