Meet the Baltic Holidays team. We're a small, independent travel company and believe in supporting fellow small local businesses to deliver our tours - you get to enjoy excellent service & quality for your money whilst directly benefitting the local communities who are welcoming you on your travels.
Jurga Zabaliuniene - owner & office manager
Office manager in Kaunas, Lithuania, Jurga keeps everything running nicely at Baltic Holidays HQ. Jurga is always on hand to advise with your pre-departure arrangements and to help with special requests. She thoroughly deserves an award in hospitality and for dealing with bureaucratic paperwork! Jurga is very well-travelled and well-connected throughout our destinations.
Sally Chambers - owner & operations manager
Sally is based in the Lake District, England and is a leading expert in travel to Lithuania, the Baltic States and beyond. Having lived and worked in Vilnius, Lithuania and travelled extensively throughout the Baltic region and Eastern Europe, Sally is an expert in travel to the area - she likes a challenge and knows who/how to make things happen.
Linas Zabaliunas - director
Linas is a leading light in travel and tourism in Lithuania. Just after Lithuanian independence, Linas' parents opened one of the first B&Bs in Lithuania, they worked with family friend Phil Teubler, attracting British visitors to Lithuania. Over two decades later, Linas is an absolute expert in Lithuania tourism - promoting off-the-beaten-track places, local experiences and the very best in hospitality. If you are visiting Lithuania with us, there is a good chance you will meet him!
Phil Teubler - founder & travel advisor
Based in Manchester, England, Phil is always happy to head to the airport on a research trip to any of our destinations! Phil's father came from a village in the Memel region of former Prussia (the Klaipeda region in today's Lithuania) and fled from the family home over the frozen Baltic Sea during World War II. Phil's energy and enthusiasm for Lithuania and the region as a whole is infectious and if you are planning a trip to the Baltics, call him on +44 (0)161 818 7140.
Sarah Oliphant - travel advisor
Also based in Manchester, Sarah is our calm and collected travel advisor who will listen to your plans, match them with her excellent experience of our destinations and turn them into a unique itinerary to suit you. After a break from the Baltics to have her brood, we are delighted to welcome Sarah back to 'team Baltic' making us feel more complete. Contact Sarah about your travel plans and she will prepare a wonderful itinerary for you.
Rachel Suddart - marketing & communications
Not many people have won a job via a TV programme, worked for 'Lonely Planet' the globally renowned travel publisher, volunteered to look after orphans in Romania and laboured hard on a Kibbutz in Israel - to name but a few. Since updating Lonely Planet's Baltic States guidebook back in the year 2000, Rachel has been in love with the Baltic States and Eastern Europe and she is the powerhouse that passes on our enthusiasm and love for our destinations to you the reader and traveller.
Our Local Teams
Our local teams in our destinations are by far the most important. They meet you, entertain you, assist you, provide a wealth of expertise and support - and make sure you have the best experience possible. We have worked with our trusted suppliers for many years now and they are our good friends. This means our clients receive only the best service. Baltic Holidays guests are welcomed and well-respected in our destinations. Book a tour today and see for yourself!
Our mission is to match our clients' interests and needs with the best possible holiday to any of our destinations. We believe we can tailor the ideal trip to suit you, so start by telling us your interests and requirements and we can make the suggestions! Some of us were born and live in the Baltics, one of us lived and worked there as an expat, and one of us had parents who escaped from there during the war. These connections strengthen our understanding and local knowledge of the region, alongside our energy and passion for promoting it. We will always discover and try new places and activities, handpick the best hotels and services for our clients, promote meeting locals and experiencing real life, improve our sustainable approach to travel, and we will always make sure you receive the best possible service.
Baltic Holidays are registered in Lithuania under the company name UAB Baltic Holidays. We are a registered Lithuanian Limited Joint Stock company and a member of the 'National Tourism Business Association' and 'British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania'. Our British-Lithuanian team brings you the very best expertise; we understand our clients' expectations and match those with the most suitable local experiences. We are confident our team consists of the very best professionals in Baltic (and beyond) travel. We sell our holidays via our website www.balticholidays.com. We often participate in travel shows and exhibitions where you can come to meet us in person. We encourage enquiries and feedback and you can always call us if you want to know more about Baltic Holidays. We welcome clients from all over the World.