This 7 night tour visits all three Baltic Capitals; Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn. This is a concise, comfortable snapshot tour of the Baltic Capitals, a great introduction tour to Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia. You can relax and let the tour guide show you the sights! This tour is available from April to September, so you can choose whether you see these marvellous countries in their spring, summer or autumn glory.
DEPARTURE DATES 2017 Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date
23rd April - 30th April 2017
14th May - 21st May 2017
21st May - 28th May 2017
28th May - 4th June 2017
4th June - 11th June 2017
11th June - 18th June 2017
18th June - 25th June 2017
25th June - 2nd July 2017
2nd July - 9th July 2017
9th July - 16th July 2017
16th July - 23rd July 2017
23rd July - 30th July 2017
30th July - 6th August 2017
6th August - 13th August 2017
13th August - 20th August 2017
20th August - 27th August 2017
27th August - 3rd September 2017
3rd September - 10th September 2017
10th September - 17th September 2017
Vilnius ~ Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar
Riga ~ Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar
Tallinn ~ Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar
Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: EUR 40.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 185.00 pp
Please call or email to add any of the options above to your booking.
Please note flights are NOT included in this package. If you wish to add flights to your booking please contact us, or you are welcome to book them yourself. If your chosen flights do not coincide with the tour dates and you need to spend an extra night or two before or after the tour please call or email us and we can arrange this for you.
Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).
Itinerary for our Baltic Capitals 4* Escorted Tour
DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, 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 at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.
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 Forest.
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 at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
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, the Dome Church, Alexander
Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park with a 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 DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to airport.
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