Overview of our Baltic Capitals & Coast Escorted Tour
This is a 7 night tour of the highlights of the Baltic States - visiting the Baltic capitals of Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn, but also exploring the splendid Baltic coast. The Curonian Spit in Lithuania is a unique place of natural beauty, and you get to see many other sights along the way too, including the Hill of Crosses on the way up to Riga. You will see a lot on this tour, and the Baltic coast and landscapes you will drive through are well worth the detour.
TIP: Time in Vilnius is limited, and we recommend adding an extra night in Vilnius at the beginning if you want to explore this beautiful old town & city more.
DEPARTURE DATES 2017 Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date
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
Vilnius ~ Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar
Klaipeda ~ Hotel National**** or similar
Riga ~ Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar
Tallinn ~ Hotel 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)
8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit: EUR 80.00 pp
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century: EUR 35.00 pp
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala: 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 these options 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 feel free to book your own. 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 & Coast 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 - KLAIPEDA
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. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we see the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. The balance of the day is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar.
DAY 3 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
The day is reserved for a full-day optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.
DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA - RIGA
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where we embark on a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House 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.
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, 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.
DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to the airport.
Reviews for our Baltic Capitals & Coast Escorted Tour
"Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed my recent trip to the Baltic States. I particularly liked being part of a German group and found them great company. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone wishing to travel to the Baltic region."
B. Allman, August/September 2014
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