$ 980.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,360.00 (single occupancy)
Vilnius - Hotel Radisson Blu Astorija***** or similar
Riga - Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene***** or similar
Tallinn - Hotel Radisson Blu Sky***** or similar
7 nights at centrally located 5* hotels
Daily buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne, cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package
Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1 st class motor coaches or 1 st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Luggage handling at the hotels
PER PERSON IN USD:
|3H Trakai Castle||47.00|
|4H Gauja National Park||59.00|
|3H Open Air Museum||47.00|
|Folklore Dinner in Vilnius||50.00|
|Organ Concert at Dome Cathedral||40.00|
|4H Jurmala with City Museum||47.00|
|Latvian cuisine dinner||46.00|
|3H Kadriorg Park and KUMU||47.00|
|Medieval dinner in Tallinn||47.00|
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.
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.
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 at hotel.
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 18 th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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 Forest.
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.
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.
Optional transfer to airport.