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Baltic Metropoles

10 days
9 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 1,195.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,675.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 20, 2018 - May 29, 2018 
May 27, 2018 - Jun 05, 2018 
Jun 03, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018 
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 
Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 26, 2018 
Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 03, 2018 
Jul 01, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018 
Jul 08, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018 
Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 24, 2018 
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018 
Jul 29, 2018 - Aug 07, 2018 
Aug 05, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018 
Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 21, 2018 
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 
Aug 26, 2018 - Sep 04, 2018 
Sep 02, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 
Sep 09, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018 

Hotels:

Vilnius - Radisson Blu Lietuva****
Riga - Radisson Blu Latvija****
Tallinn - Radisson Blu Olympia****
Helsinki - Hotel Glo Art****

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

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN USD:

Transfer in Vilnius 25.00
3H Trakai Castle 47.00
8H Curonian Spit 100.00
Lithuanian Dinner in Klaipeda 45.00
4H Gauja National Park 59.00
3H Open Air Museum 47.00
Folklore Dinner in Vilnius 50.00
Organ Concert at Dome Cathedral 45.00
4H Jurmala Trip to Jurmala 50.00
Latvian cuisine dinner 52.00
3H Kadriorg Park and KUMU 50.00
Medieval dinner in Tallinn 50.00
3H Seurasaari Open-Air Museum 55.00
Transfer in Helsinki 55.00

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS

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

Options: Transfer
Day 2  : 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. Overnight in Vilnius (B).

Options: Excursion to Trakai, folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas
Day 3  : VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - 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. Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 4  : 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. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: Visit to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum, organ concert at the Dome Cathedral
Day 5  : 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. Overnight in Riga (B)

Options: visit to Jurmala, Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme
Day 6  : RIGA - PARNU - 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. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 7  : 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. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Options: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
Day 8  : TALLINN - HELSINKI BY HYDROFOIL

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. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 9  : 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. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Options: Excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Day 10  : DEPARTURE FROM HELSINKI

Optional transfer to the airport. (B)

Options: Transfer

Notes:

Group size: min 2, max - 26 people