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Baltic Classical

10 Days / 9 locations in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

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Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vilnius
Accommodation: Artis Hotel

Arrival in Vilnius, a transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting

 
Day 2     Vilnius - Trakai
Accommodation: Artis Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour takes us to the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’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 a traditional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele is on our program.

 
Day 3     Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda - Nida
Accommodation: Nerija Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Departing from Vilnius we head to Western part of Lithuania. En route we do a stop in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania, to admire the beautiful Old Town and the elegant white Baroque Town Hall. After short afternoon walking tour in Klaipeda, we take ferry to reach Curonian Spit before reaching Nida resort town. Check in at Hotel Nerija****. The evening offers an authentic fisherman dinner at “Tik Pas Jona”.

 
Day 4     Nida - Liepaja
Accommodation: Art Roma Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

The morning is reserved for a half-day tour of 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. Tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse. In early afternoon we head towards Liepaja where we arrive in early afternoon and check in at Hotel Art Roma****. In the evening a casual dinner at a beach café Red Sun Buffet, right on the wide sandy beach.

 
Day 5     Liepaja - Riga
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast

Liepaja takes its name from the numerous linden trees in

the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church and we visit Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. We now continue through Southern Latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer

residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Latvia to reach Riga at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar

 
Day 6     Riga
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the morning takes to Art Nouveaux district and Old Town including Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon, a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. The evening offers an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral

 
Day 7     Riga
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

After we got 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. ln the afternoon, a visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening enjoy a Latvian dinner at the stylish

Restaurant Kalku Varti.

 
Day 8     Riga - Parnu - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu 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 9     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu 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 is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.

In the evening, a medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv

 
Day 10     Tallinn

After breakfast, the tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

 

Notes

TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Riga. Due to the nature of this tour organization departures are bi-lingual tours escorted in English and German. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.

Price Includes
Personlized Welcome Package
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail or Juice
Arrival and Departure Transfers
Dinners As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Service of 1st Class Coach or 1st Class Minivan Throughout the Itinerary
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