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Baltic Capitals 4* Group Tour 2023

Visiting Vilnius Riga Tallinn

Baltic Capitals 4* Group Tour 2023

Price

From From €727 pp


Nights

7 nights


Date

April to October departures


Type

Group Tour


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Baltic Capitals 4* Group Tour 2023

Visit the Baltic capitals of Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn on this 7 night escorted guaranteed departure group tour. A concise and comfortable highlights tour of the Baltic States. Relax and let the tour guide show you the best of Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia!

Tour Highlights

  • Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Excellent guides
  • Escorted Group Tour
  • Choose your optional extras
  • Choose your departure date below

Day 1 - Arrival to Vilnius

(Sunday)

Welcome to Vilnius! Optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in & welcome meeting.

Optional Transfer

  • EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons
  • EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

Day 2 - Vilnius

(Monday)

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 Senoji Trobele.

Optional Extras

  • 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoje Trobele: EUR 40.00 pp

Day 3 - Vilnius to Riga

(Tuesday)

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest 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 - Riga

(Wednesday)

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. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Optional Extras

  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp

Day 5 - Riga

(Thursday)

After 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 Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage cars including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

Optional Extras

  • 4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to the Riga Motor Museum: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 45.00 pp

Day 6 - Riga to Tallinn

(Friday)

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 - Tallinn

(Saturday)

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 caf├ęs 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 a visit to KUMU, the award-winning Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

Optional Extras

  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: EUR 45.00 pp

Day 8 - Depart Tallinn

(Sunday)

Optional transfer to Tallinn airport. End of your Baltic tour.

Or you could extend your tour to Finland on our Helsinki & South Karelia small group tour. (dates marked below with * can do this)

Optional Transfer

  • EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons)
  • EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
TOUR PRICES
  • 727 EUR per person = based on two people sharing a double/twin room
  • 1020 EUR per person = staying in a single room
  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 220.00 pp
  • Supplement for accommodation in superior rooms at hotels: EUR 130.00 pp
TOUR DATES
  • 20th August - 27th August 2023
  • 27th August - 3rd September 2023
  • 3rd September - 10th September 2023
  • 10th September - 17th September 2023
  • 17th September - 24th September 2023
  • 24th September - 1st October 2023
  • 1st October - 8th October 2023
  • 8th October - 15th October 2023
  • 15th October - 22nd October 2023

* These dates can be extended into Finland with our Helsinki & South Karelia small group tour.

TOUR INCLUDES
  • 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
TOUR NOTES
  • 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 required, we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.
  • The tour is guaranteed (min 2 people) and the maximum group size is 31 people.
  • This tour is run by our local partners Via Hansa and is called Baltic Highlights.

A very interesting and enjoyable holiday in the Baltic States

I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I had a very interesting and enjoyable holiday in the Baltic States. Many thanks to you and your team for organising the holiday. Everything went really well. Our guide to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Ilona, was absolutely excellent in looking after us, introducing us to the countries, their histories and cultures, and patiently answering our questions. Violet, took us on a tour of Helsinki and gave us a very interesting introduction to Finland and Helsinki. We got to know many of the other guests and enjoyed chatting to them throughout the holiday. The hotels were very good. The tour buses used in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the car used in the Helsinki tour were all in good condition and driven safely. The airport transfer we arranged from Vilnius airport was excellent as were the options we chose.

Mr Fleming, Baltic States escorted group tour, September 2022

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