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Baltic Capitals New Year Group Tour 2024

Visiting Vilnius Riga Tallinn Baltic States

Baltic Capitals New Year Group Tour 2024


From From €945 pp


7 nights


28th December 2024


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Baltic Capitals New Year Group Tour 2024

Welcome the New Year 2025 in Riga on our Baltic Highlights New Year special! Visit Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn on this 7 night group tour. Relax and enjoy the festivities while our tour guide shows you the best of Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia!

Tour Highlights

  • Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Excellent guides
  • Choose your optional extras
  • New Year celebrations!
  • Escorted Group Tour

Day 1 - Arrival to Vilnius

(Saturday 28th December 2024)

Welcome to Vilnius! Optional transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in & welcome meeting. Settle into Vilnius independently or join up with your fellow travellers and start to explore - first stop, somewhere for a cosy dinner.

Optional Transfer

  • EUR 50.00 for private car (1-3 persons)
  • EUR 70.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

Day 2 - Vilnius

(Sunday 29th December 2024)

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 50.00 pp

Day 3 - Vilnius to Riga

(Monday 30th December 2024)

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

(Tuesday 31st December 2024)

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 the Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. In the evening we enjoy an entertaining and fabulous New Year Gala.

Optional Extras

  • 3-hours visit to Riga Art Nouveau district: EUR 40.00 pp

Day 5 - Riga

(Wednesday 1st January 2025)

Morning at leisure. Late afternoon offers an optional excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest wooden log house in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional Latvian dinner before going back to the hotel.

Optional Extras

  • 3-hour excursion to Lido Recreational Centre with a 3-course Latvian meal: EUR 50.00 pp

Day 6 - Riga to Tallinn

(Thursday 2nd January 2025)

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 L'Ermitage**** or similar.

Day 7 - Tallinn

(Friday 3rd January 2025)

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 Maikrahv.

Optional Extras

  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 50.00 pp

Day 8 - Depart Tallinn

(Saturday 4th January 2025)

Optional transfer to Tallinn airport. End of your Baltic tour and start of your New Year!

Optional Transfer

  • EUR 50.00 for private car (1-3 persons)
  • EUR 70.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 945 EUR per person = based on two people sharing a double/twin room
  • 1,239 EUR per person = staying in a single room
  • Half board at hotels (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 240.00 pp
  • 28th December 2024 - 4th January 2025
  • 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • 3-hour Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn old town walking tours
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Fabulous New Year Gala
  • 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
  • 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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