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Baltic Metropoles

10 days
9 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person:
$ 1,195.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,735.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Aug 07, 2016 - Aug 16, 2016 
Aug 14, 2016 - Aug 23, 2016 
Aug 21, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016 
Aug 28, 2016 - Sep 06, 2016 
Sep 04, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016 
Sep 11, 2016 - Sep 20, 2016 
May 21, 2017 - May 30, 2017 
May 28, 2017 - Jun 06, 2017 
Jun 04, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017 
Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017 
Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017 
Jun 25, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017 
Jul 02, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017 
Jul 09, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 
Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 
Jul 23, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 
Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017 
Aug 06, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 
Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 
Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 29, 2017 
Aug 27, 2017 - Sep 05, 2017 
Sep 03, 2017 - Sep 12, 2017 
Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017 

Hotels:

Vilnius - Radisson Blu Lietuva****
Riga - Radisson Blu Latvija****
Tallinn - Radisson Blu Olympia****
Helsinki - Scandic Simonkentta****

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

• 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• 9 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalised welcome package
• Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
• Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
• Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
• Service of Portuguese speaking tour escort on tour GBM07, GBM09, GBM13, GBM16 and GBM20
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
• Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
• Portage at hotels

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Sunday - Arrival Vilnius

Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2  : Monday - Vilnius

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 optional 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 an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

Day 3  : Tuesday - Vilnius-Riga

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 hotel.

Day 4  : Wednesday - Riga

Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional 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 an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Day 5  : Thursday - Riga

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 an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.

Day 6  : Friday - Riga-Tallinn

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 hotel.

Day 7  : Saturday - Tallinn

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 optional 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 optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

Day 8  : Sunday - Tallinn-Helsinki

In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in hotel. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring the Finnish capital individually.

Day 9  : Monday - Helsinki

Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

Day 10  : Tuesday - Helsinki

Optional transfer to the airport.

Notes:

Optional:

• Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: $42.00 for private car (1-3 persons), $66.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
• 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: $48.00 pp
• Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: $48.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: $60.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum: $48.00 pp
• Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: $42.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Jurmala: $48.00 pp
• Latvian dinner at Restaurant La Boheme: $48.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: $48.00 pp
• Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: $48.00 pp
• 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park: $84.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum: $54.00 pp
• Transfer Hotel Glo Art to Helsinki airport: $96.00 for private car (1-3 persons), $120.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
• Half board at hotels (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): $312.00 pp