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Baltic Highlights - New Year
Celebrate the New Year in the Battics!
Arrival in Vilnius, a transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anneâ€™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. The evening a folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill 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.
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 and by the end of December the whole city is preparing for a vibrant New Year celebration. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peterâ€™s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon offers a tour to Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. The tour ends with warming drink with the traditional Riga Black Balsam. In the evening we enjoy an entertaining and fabulous New Year Gala.
Morning at leisure. Late afternoon an excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment center located in the largest wooden log house in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional Latvian dinner before going back to the hotel
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 Lâ€™Ermitage**** or similar.
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The Old Town is magical all the year but it is at its best in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, where the magic is felt at every corner. The walking 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 Maikrahv.
Day 8 TallinnMeals: Breakfast
Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport or harbor
Price IncludesHotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail or Juice
Excursions As Per Itinerary With Entrances
Personalized Welcome Package
Fabulous New Year Gala
Transfer Airport - Hotel- Airport
Service of English and German Speaking Tour Escort
Service of 1st Class Coach or 1st Class Minivan Throughout the Itinerary
Portage at Hotels
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