Baltic Highlights Tour

   
 
 

Baltic Highlights Tour

2015 Guaranteed Departures
April 26
May 24, 31
June 07, 14, 21, 28
July 05, 12, 19, 26
August 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
September 06, 13
Prices From$1485 per Person Double
$405 Single Supplement
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Visit the three independent Baltic Republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on this escorted motor coach tour.

A deluxe version of this tour is available.

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Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vilnius
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

Arrive in Vilnius - capital of Lithuania. Arrival transfer to the Hotel Reval Lietuva or similar. Check-in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Time to explore Vilnius on your own. Welcome meeting with a champagne cocktail or juice.

 
Day 2     Vilnius - Trakai
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy a folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

 
Day 3     Vilnius - Riga
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast

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 Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija or similar.

 
Day 4     Riga - Sigulda
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast

Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We 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 before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers a visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

 
Day 5     Riga - Jurmala
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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 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 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 La Boheme.

 
Day 6     Riga - Parnu - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Olympia
Meals: Breakfast

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 7     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Olympia
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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 excursion 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 a medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack

 
Day 8     Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast

Tour ends after breakfast with a departure transfer.

 
Price Includes
Daily Breakfast at Hotels
Tour Escort
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Dinners As Mentioned
Excursions & Entrances Per Itinerary
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail
Transportation by Deluxe Touring Coach
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
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