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Baltic Impressions

Grand Tour of the Baltic Countries

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

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Visit the three independent Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on this escorted motor coach tour.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olympia

Arrive in Tallinn - capital of Estonia. Transfer to the Radisson Blu Olumpia or similar. Check-in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Time to explore Tallinn on your own. Welcome meeting.

 
Day 2     Tallinn - Tartu - Cesis
Accommodation: Cesis Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Check-in at Hotel Cesis or similar.

 
Day 3     Cesis - Sigulda - Vilnius
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Meals: Breakfast

Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway south to Vinius. En route we reach Siauliai and Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. Continue south into Lithuania and reach Vilnius in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar.

 
Day 4     Vilnius - Nida
Accommodation: Nerija Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

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. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to Curonian Spit and Nida, where we arrive late in the afternoon. Check in he balance of the day is spent en-route to Klaipeda, where we arrive at late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Nerija or similar. An authentic fisherman's dinner at "Tik Pas Jona" restaurant.

 
Day 5     Nida - Liepaja
Accommodation: Promenade Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. The day is reserved for a half-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. The tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann's summer house. In the early afternoon we head towards Liepaja where we arrive in the evening and check in at Hotel Promenade or similar. A casual dinner tonight at a beach cafe, "Red Sun Buffet:, right on the sandy beach.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees in the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church and a visit Jurmala Park and the former Navla Port area with its famous Orthodox cathedral. We now continue through Southern latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palade, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Latvia to reach Riga in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija or similar The evening offers an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

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

Breakfast at the hotel.

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three 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. 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 Forest.

 
Day 8     Riga - Parnu - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olympia
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at 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 Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

 
Day 9     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olympia
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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. The evening offers an medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

 
Day 10     Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast

Tour ends after breakfast and a departure transfer.

 

Notes

Price Includes
Tour Escort
Daily Breakfast
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Dinners As Mentioned
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Entrances Per Itinerary
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail
Personlized Welcome Package
Price Does Not Include
 Air
VIA-1122