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Itinerary for Baltic Capitals Private Tour

Baltic Capitals Private Tour

Our most popular private tour of the Baltic Capitals - Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn. Exceptional personal service from your own guides and drivers throughout the tour, 3 nights in each city staying in characterful hotels in the old towns, and you can tailor the itinerary to suit your pace and interests.

So much more insightful and personal than a group tour, but with the support and local knowledge of wonderful guides and drivers. This tour is unique to Baltic Holidays and we make your tour unique to you...

As featured in The Sunday Times back in 2004 and still going strong!

9 nights - Old town hotels / A private walking tour of each city old town / Private day trips with our local driver-guides / Sightseeing transfers with your personal driver-guides between cities / Tailored to suit you / From 1,390 EUR pp

Day 1 - VILNIUS

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Check in, and free time in Vilnius.
 

Day 2 - VILNIUS

Vilnius Walking Tour With Private Guide (3 Hours)
Our English speaking guide will meet you in your hotel reception and take you for a 3 hour privately guided walking tour of Vilnius. This is a great way to get your bearings on your first day and see all the major sights of the city, making deciding what to visit and see in more detail a lot easier. If you like to try the local food where the locals eat - we recommend you ask your guide to finish your tour at an authentic Lithuanian restaurant where the food is delicious and good value for money. If you don't fancy walking for 3 hours, you are very welcome to stop at one of the many cafes in the old town and chat with your guide about life in Lithuania, what to see etc and pick up some local tips. This 'stopping time' is part of your 3 hours so make the most of their company and local knowledge!

Day 3 - VILNIUS

Trakai Castle & Grutas Park Private Day Trip
This enjoyable day trip visits two of Lithuania's unique sights in the company of our friendly English speaking driver. 
Grutas Park Soviet Sculpture Park has grown from strength to strength since we first visited. The local 'mushroom millionaire' bought up many of the old discarded Soviet statues that people were happy to see torn down from town squares across Lithuania, and parked them up here anticipating that one day they'd come in handy... and they did! Grutas Park is a museum of Soviet sculptures, where Stalin and Lenin can be sat upon for photos, and the exhibition has developed with many more interesting attractions to keep you entertained.
Trakai Castle is a stunning island castle; walk out across the wooden bridges and explore the inner courtyard and exhibitions, before returning to the mainland and wandering the picturesque streets of Trakai village with its wooden houses and try a local 'kibinai'... look back to view Trakai Castle in all its splendour, a truly iconic Lithuanian view.
The day trip starts with our driver picking you up at your hotel at 10.00 and you will return to Vilnius approximately 18.30. Lunch is available at the restaurant at Grutas Park (not everything has mushrooms!) but this is not included. The tour goes at your pace and if you need to stop our driver will be happy to do so.

Day 4 - RIGA

Vilnius To Riga (Via Hill Of Crosses) Private Transfer
Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Riga. On the way you will visit the iconic Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, a unique and extremely emotive monument to Lithuania's history. Arrival to Riga, check in to your hotel and free time.

 

Day 5 - RIGA

Riga 3 Hour Private Walking Tour
You will be met in the reception area of your hotel by your English speaking guide for your privately guided 3 hour walking tour of Riga.

Day 6 - RIGA

Sigulda, Cesis & Turaida Private Day Trip (Castles Included)
A charming day trip with our driver-guide out to explore the Gauja national park area of Latvia. On this day trip you will visit:
Sigulda (Latvian Switzerland): enjoy a rare combination of medieval castles, picturesque hilly landscapes (with a river running amidst sandy caves), a sculpture park and flowers that are extinct in most countries of Europe. Here you will take a cable car across the valley to visit Turaida.
Turaida: in the language of the ancient Livs, Turaida means 'Garden of God'. Everybody who arrives in Turaida is convinced of the harmony of nature and creative work of man.
Cesis: a typical European medieval town, with a Latvian twist, and a medieval castle.

Day 7 - TALLINN

Riga To Tallinn (Via Parnu) Private Transfer
Our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Tallinn. On the way you have a 2 hour stop in Parnu. This is an independent stop; our driver-guide will show you where the main area is and then you are free to explore the town, or enjoy lunch in one of the excellent cafes or restaurants. If you want something a bit special we can arrange for you to have lunch at a splendid Art Nouveau Villa - this is a real treat!

 

Day 8 - TALLINN

Tallinn 3 Hour Private Walking Tour
You will be met in the reception area of your hotel by your English speaking guide for your 3 hour privately guided walking tour Tallinn. The tour includes both the upper old town Toompea and the lower old town that was a member of the Hanseatic League.

 

 

Day 9 - TALLINN

Lahemaa National Park Private Tour
Privately guided day trip to Lahemaa national park with our driver-guide.
Lahemaa national park was the first national park of the former Soviet Union. Given its size it is one of Europe's biggest national parks. Four large peninsulas are separated by four bays, with wild beaches and old fishing villages. Within the park are four manor houses; the baroque Sagadi Manor, Palmse Manor, picturesque Vihula Manor and Kolga manor all of which are grand stops for sightseeing in the park.
 

Day 10 - TALLINN

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport, taking home wonderful memories of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania!

 

 

Overview

Bestselling private tour of the Baltic Capitals Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Can start any day of the year
Can start in Vilnius, Riga or Tallinn to suit your flights
Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From 1,390 EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you
Call or email us to discuss your plans

More Reviews

THE EXPERTS FOR A TAILOR MADE TRIP TO THIS FASCINATING PART OF THE WORLD

Baltic Holidays did a first class job for us from start to finish. The care and attention with which they planned the trip was outstanding. They were highly flexible to our professional photography needs. Each of the guides went beyond the call of duty in helping us and we saw some extraordinary off the beaten track events and people. They are the experts for a tailor made trip to this fascinating part of the world.

MR J STRACHAN, TAILOR-MADE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF THE BALTIC STATES, JULY 2017


HATS OFF TO BALTIC HOLIDAYS. YOU GAVE US A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Our trip was superb, Philip. As you well know, before the trip I customized it quite a bit. Your team was terrific in accommodating that customization.The result was a unique and spectacular trip. I could go on at great length to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip but, instead, will save time by simply telling you that Denise and I have traveled quite extensively and we both agreed that this was one of our favorite trips ever. That is in large part due to your team's hard work before we landed and once we were "in country." The Baltics trip was the first time that we traveled on our own but used a tour company to help plan and then fully support the trip. You have now spoiled - and ruined - us. Hats off to Baltic Holidays.You gave us a trip of a lifetime.

MR & MRS SERGESKETTER, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, KALININGRAD & BELARUS, JULY 2017


WE HAVE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES

Dear Jurga, We arrived home safe and sound on Saturday afternoon and, now, our minds are full of wonderful memories of a very enjoyable trip. Thank you very much for organising such a comprehensive holiday for us. Everything went like clockwork: guides were excellent, erudite and solicitous and good travelling companions, excellent selection of hotels -a faultless holiday. We have learnt so much about the history of the five countries and have met many friendly and welcoming people. Once again thank you for all your work.

MR CYSTER, GRAND BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR (VILNIUS, RIGA, TALLINN, HELSINKI, ST PETERSBURG, MOSCOW), SEPTEMBER 2017


WE WILL CERTAINLY BE BOOKING THROUGH BALTIC HOLIDAYS AGAIN

We had the most wonderful holiday. It was brilliantly organised for us from start to finish. What can I say - we loved everything! It's not easy to meet the needs of 6 people ages 14 and up, but our holiday did just that. All the accommodation was wonderful... The trips were fantastic. I was a little unsure what we would get from a walking tour in Vilnius as I'd seen some of the main sights on my last visit, but it was great! The rest of our daytrips, including visits to Trakai, Hill of Crosses, and the Curonian Spit were with Linas, our lovely guide. We were so well looked after. He did everything possible give us a good experience of the country, especially when we took a day trip to the region where our family used to live, helping us to explore our connections to the area. The only problem with the trip is that it has left us so desperately wanting to return to Lithuania again - there is still so much to see and explore! It may take a little while to get back there but we will certainly be booking through Baltic Holidays again when we do. Sending best wishes to all of the lovely Baltic Holidays team, and thank you for a truly memorable holiday.

MIKALAUSKAS FAMILY, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017


WE HAD AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TIME.

We had an absolutely wonderful time. It exceeded our expectations, helped by good weather and the absence of crowds. I'mso glad I read that article in The Guardian which prompted me to call you. We particularly loved the day in the canoe and on the bog, the cookery class, the lovely guide in Tallinn and being left on our own to walk and cycle. Thank you all so much!

PHILIPPA, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF ESTONIA, SEPTEMBER 2017


BALTIC HOLIDAYS MET EVERY NEED AND EXPECTATION!

We enjoy the ease of first-class packaged holidays but prefer traveling independently and on our own agenda with assistance as required. In this regard Baltic Holidays met every need and expectation! Once we set our desireddestinations and dates, Baltic Holidays put together the most suitable hotels, booked expert drivers, and arranged for top notch guides in each city. Everything worked like clockwork. We were able to sit back and enjoy the trip without ever worrying about transportation, payments, or hotel arrangements.

MR & MRS WHITE, TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE BALTIC CAPITALS TOUR, SEPTEMBER 2017


THE GUIDES WERE EXCEPTIONAL, THE DRIVING EXCELLENT, THE HOTELS PERFECTLY LOCATED

Sally, thank you for all the work you did to make our trip so remarkable---the guides were exceptional, the driving excellent, the hotels perfectly located and comfy and the opera seats perfect---what a trip!!---we especially liked Ben in Vilnius for his energy, willingness to answer all questions and ability to show us so much in a short time---also Inga in Riga for her flexibility, quick pace and deep knowledge of the culture and architecture--and also Aldis for his willingness to go above the expected, to share stories of his beloved Latvia, to help us understand the history of his country and the beauty of it---and Ivo for helping us understand manor life and that history, for his stories about life in Estonia, for going beyond in making sure we saw more of Tallinn on our way back---thanks for choosing everything with such care---we loved the countries.

HEIDI FIELDS GROUP OF 6 FRIENDS, BALTIC CAPITALS TAILOR-MADE TOUR, OCTOBER 2017


THE ORGANISATION WAS OUTSTANDING

We want to say how much we enjoyed the whole trip.The organisation was outstanding and everything went just as was planned.Of course being our first visit, everything we saw was a completely new experienceso we have many happy memories to look back on, with each capital city quite different to the other two, as we found when going to Riga from Vilnius and then to Tallin. Tartu was a charming little town too and we were glad we included a cross-country trip. The hotels were excellent and overall there is nothing at all we could suggest needed improvement. We are so glad and grateful that we were finally able to make the trip after the disappointment in April. Our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in providing us with a truly memorable experience.

BRIAN & SUE HOLLEY, NEW ZEALAND, SEPTEMBER 2017


MORE LIKE A FRIEND THAN A GUIDE

The organisation of our trip was very professional and ran like clockwork. It was great to have everything organised and to not worry about driving or finding places of interest. We met some lovely tour guides especially Vicky in Palanga who was a fantastic host and felt more like a friend than a guide. We were pleasantly impressed by the standards of Eastern Europe and enjoyed the food and reasonable prices too. We would definitely recommend the baltics to our friends. In fact our 22 year old son said we could even leave him in Lithuania!

THE LEVENE FAMILY, TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, JUNE 2017


VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU HAD ORGANISED OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Sarah, We really enjoyed ourselves. Helsinki and Tallinn are both great places to visit in very different ways. We loved the laid back atmosphere in Helsinki and walking by the sea right by the city centre. Tallinn is stunningly beautiful. Every corner you go round brings another amazing view. We were very happy with the way you had organised our holiday. The hotels were both excellent and all the pick ups were right on time. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed it from start to finish.

MR & MRS RHEAD, TAILOR-MADE TALLINN & HELSINKI TOUR, JULY 2017


THEY WERE VERY KIND AND MADE OUR TOUR VERY SPECIAL

We liked very much our tour! I would like to tell you that we liked specially the guides from Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Vilnius. They were very kind and made our tour very special. In general, we liked all the hotels! Thanks a lot!

FABRICIO, TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, BELARUS, KALININGRAD & LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017


EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOLIDAY WORKED WELL

I would like to thank Baltic Holidays for the well organised holiday that was organised for my friend and I in August. We visited St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Every aspect of the holiday worked well. Our accommodation was very comfortable, our guides informative and our drivers excellent. All staff were very punctual and polite. The places we were shown by our guides gave us a very good understanding of the countries we visited. My heartfelt thanks to Baltic Holidays.

RHONDA, BALTIC CAPITALS TAILOR-MADE PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2017


THEY WERE VERY KIND AND MADE OUR TOUR VERY SPECIAL

We liked very much our tour! I would like to tell you that we liked specially the guides from Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Vilnius. They were very kind and made our tour very special. In general, we liked all the hotels! Thanks a lot!

FABRICIO, TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, BELARUS, KALININGRAD & LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017

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