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Baltic Countries Circle Tour

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 1,010.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,440.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

-  STARTS/ENDS IN VILNIUS
May 18, 2018 - May 26, 2017 
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018 
Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018 
Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 
Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 
Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018 
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018 
-  STARTS/ENDS IN RIGA
May 20, 2018 - May 28, 2018 
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018 
Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 02, 2018 
Jul 08, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018 
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 
Aug 05, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018 
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018 
Aug 02, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018 
-  STARTS/ENDS IN TALLINN
May 22, 2018 - May 30, 2018 
Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018 
Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018 
Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018 
Jul 24, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018 
Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018 
Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 

Hotels:

Vilnius - "Novotel Vilnius Centre" or similar
Riga - "Radisson Blu Latvija" or similar
Tallinn - "Sokos Viru" or similar
Sigulda - "Segevold" or similar

Included:

8 nights at the 4* centrally located hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail at hotel in Vilnius
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary escort on days 2-8
English speaking guide escort on days 2-8
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, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn., Tartu University, Turaida Castle, Sigulda Castle.
Individual information package (city guides and program)

 

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Highlights & Experience:

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

Optional Services:

Transfers: $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: $300*
* half board includes six 3-course dinners & tea/coffee

Itinerary:

Vilnius - Hill of Crosses - Riga - Parnu - Tallinn - Tartu - Sigulda - Vilnius 

 

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS

Welcome! Your Baltic tour begins  in Vilnius. Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with your tour guide. Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2  : VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (31 mi)

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Vilnius, 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,  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
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

9:00 a.m. 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, St. Mary Magdalene'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

9:00 a.m. departure 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. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 6  : TALLINN

Tallinn sightseeing with visit to marzipan museum

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn, 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  : TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA (238 mi)

Tartu sightseeing - Sigulda

9:00 a.m. de­par­tu­re for Si­gul­da. Sto­po­ver in Tar­tu, the se­cond lar­gest town in Es­to­nia. Ci­ty tour of Tar­tu, inc­lu­ding Tar­tu Uni­ver­si­ty, To­o­me Hill Park with its mo­nu­ments, sculp­tu­res, brid­ges and ruins of got­hic Church, pa­no­ra­mic view of the town with Ja­a­ni Church and Town Hall Squ­a­re. A furt­her dri­ve to Si­gul­da (Lat­via). Short stop in a small an­cient town of Ce­sis for a walk in Castle Park. Ar­ri­val in Si­gul­da, check-in at the ho­tel. Overnight in Sigulda (B)

Day 8  : SIGULDA - VILNIUS (219 mi)

9:00 a.m. walk in Gau­ja Na­tio­nal Park, inc­lu­ding vi­sit to Tu­rai­da Castle and the ruins of the 13th cen­tu­ry Cru­sa­der Castle in Si­gul­da. A furt­her dri­ve to Vilnius. Ar­ri­val in Vilnius, check-in at the ho­tel. Overnight in Vilnius (B)

Day 9  : DEPARTURE FROM VILNIUS

Today marks your last day on this exciting tour of the Baltics. After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Options: Transfer

Notes:

Group size: min-2 pax, max-35 pax

Tour code: AMBV/ENG