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Baltic Capitals Tour

7 days
6 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 875.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,190.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 18, 2018 - May 24, 2018 
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018 
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 
Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 12, 2018 
Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018 
Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 09, 2018 
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018 
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 06, 2018 

Hotels:

Vilnius - "Novotel Vilnus Centre" or similar
Riga - "Radisson Blu Latvija" or similar
Tallinn -  "Sokos Viru" or simiar 

Included:

• 6 overnights at the 4* centally located hotels
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Welcome cocktail at hotel in Vilnius
• Transportation by a/c coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-6
• English speaking guide escort on days 2-6
• Excursions as per itinerary
• Entrances to: St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Bernardine Garden, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, the Dome Church, St.Jacob’s Church and St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Riga, Turaida Castle, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn.
• Individual information package (city guides and program)

 

Highlights & Experience:

Vilnius old town with 'artists' republic' in Uzupis
Trakai Castle
Hill of Crosses
Rundale Palace
Riga Old Town and Market Halls
Beach promenade in Parnu
Tallinn Old Town with St. Catherine's Passage

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN USD:

Transfer: $25 
Additional night: $65
Lithuanian Cuisine dinner: $40
Latvian Cuisine dinner: $45
Estonian Cuisine dinner: $45
Excursion (4H) to Jurmala: $55
Excursion (3H) to Kadriorg Park & Palace: $60
Half board at hotels: $216*
* half board includes six 3-course dinners & tea/coffee

Itinerary:

Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS

Welcome! Your Baltic tour starts today in Vilnius. Upon arrival, optional transfer to the hotel and check-in.  At 7:00 p.m. there will be a welcome meeting at the hotel with the uour tour guide or  tour representative. Overnight in Vilnius.

Options: Transfer to the hotel
Day 2  : VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS (31 mi)

Vilnius city tour - trip to Trakai

At 9:00 a.m. there will be a city tour of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St.Peter and Paul’s Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, Bernadine Garden, St. Ann and Bernardines’ Church, Amber gallery-museum, Užupis - one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, nowadays the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map. There will be a short photo stop on the street Subaciaus to throw the view of the old town from the observation deck, the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John’s Church. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius. In the evening optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant “Lokys” or similar. Overnight in Vilnius (B)

Options: Lithuanian Cuisine dinner with transfers
Day 3  : VILNIUS - PAKRUOJIS MANOR - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA (238 mi)

Exciting drive from Lithuania to Latvia, stopping at an old traditional manor, Hill of Crosses and late baroque Rundale Palace

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. En route we will make a short stopover at Pakruojis manor, one of the five most valuable and largest remaining manors in Lithuania. You will have an opportunity to explore the area and taste some Lithuanian dishes at the local tavern. Our next stop is at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. Before arriving to Riga, we will stop in Rundale to visit an 18th century  late baroqu palace by the famous Italian architect F. B. Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 4  : RIGA

Riga sightseeing - visit famous Riga market

At 9:00 a.m. we will go on a city tour of Riga. A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St. Jacob’s Church, the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga. Afternoon optional: excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional: dinner at Latvian restaurant “Key to Riga” or similar. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: Afternoon trip to Jurmala
Latvian Cuisine dinner
Day 5  : RIGA- PARNU-TALLINN (188 mi)

Drive from Latvia to Estonia with a stop at Parnu summer resort by the Baltic Sea

At 9:00 a.m. we will depart for Tallinn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonian “Summer Capital”. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. A further drive to Tallinn. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 6  : TALLINN

Tallinn sightseeing with visit to marzipan museum

A 9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn will take place, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St.Olaf’s Church. Afternoon optional: excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace. In the evening optional: dinner at restaurant “ Pepersack ” or similar. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Options: Excursion to Kadriorg Park
Estonian Cuisine dinner
Day 7  : DEPARTURE FROM TALLINN

Your Baltic tour ends today. After breakfast, you will head to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Options: Transfer

Notes:

Group size:  min-2 pax, max-35 pax

 tour code: AMBBC/ENG