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TAILOR-MADE TOURS
FROM THE BALTIC TO THE BLACK SEA
Itinerary for Beyond the Baltic Capitals Private Tour

Beyond the Baltic Capitals Private Tour

If you have been to the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius, this tour welcomes you back to discover more of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. You will be surprised at how many outstanding sights and experiences there are beyond the Baltic capitals; from a secret Soviet missile base to spectacular sand dunes, local villages, manor houses, bog walks and tranquil islands. This tour takes you into the local culture, delve deeper than the main tourist sights with our guides and hosts bringing history to life.

If you loved Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius, we're sure you'll love discovering more of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania!

Contact us to revisit the Baltic States - we will create an itinerary to suit you.

 

Day 1 - Kaunas

Arrival transfer from Kaunas airport to your hotel.

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).

 

Day 2 - Kaunas

Kaunas Old Town, Ninth Fort & Pazaislis Monastery Private Day Trip

Today you will explore Kaunas old town and city centre, before heading out to the outskirts for two very different experiences. First of all you will visit the Ninth Fort; a former prison camp and a chilling reminder of Lithuania's recent past. After we visit the stunning Pazaislis monastery which is the largest monastery complex in Lithuania, and the most magnificent example of Italian baroque architecture in the country. A mix of emotions and impressions today, but you will feel you know Lithuania so much more than when you woke up this morning.
 


Day 3 - Kaunas to Palanga

Kaunas To Palanga (Via Cold War Museum) Private Transfer

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Palanga. On they way you will visit the fascinating Cold War Museum at Plokstine (a former secret Soviet missile base).

 

Day 4 - The Curonian Spit

The Magic Of The Curonian Spit Private Day Trip

This is a day trip with a guide and their car, which focuses on the Curonian Spit.
Visiting this unique place in Lithuania will be a memorable experience during your stay in this beautiful country. You will have a chance to admire amazing sights, sandy dunes, pine trees and the Baltic sea. In Juodkrante you will have the possibility to visit the Hill of Witches an open-air museum based on legends and Lithuanian fairy tales. 
Visiting Nida - is the main destination of this trip. Nida is famous for being a former fishermen village, nowadays it is a resort with the highest sand dunes where you can see a panoramic view of the spit. 
This excursion also includes visiting the old Lutheran church and cemetery and the amber gallery in Nida.
Please note for families this tour can be tailored to suit your family, eg. shortened, or more time on Witches Hill or running in the sand dunes!
This tour lasts 7 hours.
Including guiding, transportation, ferry taxes and visiting the amber gallery.
 


Day 5 - Palanga to Bauska

Palanga To Bauska (Via Zagare) Private Transfer

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Bauska in Latvia. On the way you will visit the iconic Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, a unique and extremely emotive monument to Lithuania's history. Accommodation in a unique manor house guesthouse, with the most wonderful hosts.

 

Day 6 - Tervete

Tervete Nature Park Private Tour

A lovely excursion from your manor house guesthouse to the nearby Tervete Nature Park. Your manor house hosts will drive you to Tervete, where you can take time to explore this lovely area of Latvia, with its winding forest paths and wooden sculptures. After your time in the nature, you will enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at local winery OR lunch and beer tasting at a local brewery. Return to the manor house and rest of the day at leisure.
 


Day 7 - Bauska to Parnu

Bauska To Parnu (Via Open Air Museum Or Motor Museum) Private Transfer

Private transfer from Bauska to Parnu with our driver-guide. On the way you can choose to stop and visit the Open Air Ethnographic museum OR Riga Motor Museum. Both are on the outskirts of Riga and well worth a visit, ideal to break up your journey to Parnu. Accommodation in Parnu at a contemporary spa hotel, quaint boutique hotel or stunning Art Nouveau villa...
Please note the Motor Museum is closed on Mondays.
 

 

Day 8 - Soomaa

Soomaa Private Day Trip

The perfect way to explore the Estonian nature and wilderness, with our wonderful local guides on a day trip to Soomaa national park. Meet the locals, learn about the nature and simply enjoy being in some of the most stunning, tranquil, unspoilt nature in Europe.
You can meet your guide at Soomaa, or be picked up from your accommodation if you need a transfer. During your day you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the nature and can choose from one of the following activities: canoeing on the river, hiking in the bog (bog walking and/or bog shoeing), paddling dugout canoe, picking and tasting mushrooms and wild berries, tracking wildlife, kick sledding, snowshoeing & back-country skiing.
 

 

Day 9 - Parnu to the Estonian Islands

Parnu To Saaremaa (With Sightseeing On Muhu) Private Transfer

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you (via the ferry) to Saaremaa island. On the way you will be shown some of the highlights of Muhu Island including Muhu ethnographic museum and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (food and drink not included).

 

Day 10 - Saaremaa Island

Highlights Of Saaremaa Private Tour

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will explore the island of Saaremaa, it is an idyllic island full of natural and cultural sights including Kaali Meteorite Craters, Angla Windmills, Karja Medieval Church of St. Catherine and Panga cliff. Tour lasts approximately 5 hours with our friendly local guide, transport by car and all entrances included.

 

 

Day 11 - End of the tour

Saaremaa To Tallinn Private Transfer

Our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Tallinn airport for your flight home (or you can choose to stay in Tallinn for a couple of nights!)

Overview

Perfect follow-up tour if you have already been to Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius
Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Can start any day of the year
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From 1905 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 TRIP WAS AMAZING - WE HAD A FABULOUS TIME!

Well what can I say! The trip was amazing-we had a fabulous time! Everything went like clockwork.You chose brilliantly with the accommodation. Thecottage in Palanga was perfect-we had a chance to really relax, cook together and catch up with sleep. Palanga was great to see by bicycle. The manor house in Latvia was stunning and the hosts were a beautiful, kind couple. Finally in Kaunas it was like staying at a relatives house. We felt very welcome and cared for and my children said that Jurgis and Danute reminded them of their grandparents as they felt so comfortable with them! So all in all-a huge thankyou. I have already told lots of people about our holiday and recommended your company.

LINGARD FAMILY HOLIDAY IN LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2018


THANK YOU FOR ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS WE HAVE EVER HAD (AND WE HAVE HAD A FEW!)

Thank you so much for putting together a top notch experience. Please can you pass on our appreciation to Jurga too. Everything went smoothly. The itinerary was spot on, there was something fantastic to see on the days we were on the move and we never felt the journeys were too long. Thank you for one of the best holidays we have ever had (and we have had a few!)

HEMSLEY GROUP, TAILOR MADE SELF-DRIVE TOUR OF THE BALTICS, MAY 2018


THE STAFF AT BALTIC HOLIDAYS ARE PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY FLEXIBLE

My husband and I worked with the exceptional staff at Baltic Holidays to plan two remarkable tailor-made vacations: One to Russia, Finland and Estonia, the other to Eastern Europe visiting Bucharest, Budapest and Prague. The accommodations were perfect and located in convenient places in the cities we visited. The guides we had for day trips both in and out of the cities were knowledgeable, smart and each and everyone went out of their way to make our visit wonderful. We were warmly greeted at the airport and bus stations with staff that took us to our hotels and delivered us back on time and in comfort. Baltic Holidays went the extra mile to help us get tickets to concerts, operas and even the Moscow Circus. But best of all the staff at Baltic Holidays are professional, knowledgeable and exceedingly flexible. We spend lots of time communicating on e-mail about different trip options until we got our plans just right. We feel like the staff are friends now and look forward to working with them again on our next adventure.

TAILOR-MADE TOURS OF EUROPE, TERI DOWLING & MAL LITWILLER


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'shard 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


BESPOKE BALTIC TOUR - 'THE TRIP WAS EXCELLENT!'

The trip was excellent. All your arrangements worked like clockwork, and we were well spoiled. The guides were all delightful in their own different ways, especially Linas and Aldis. I was relatively surprised to find how modern looking, clean and civilised all the States were— and the roads are a damned sight better than ours. People everywhere were delightful. Altogether a great trip, for which many thanks. Keeping three well travelled old guys happy is not an easy task.

THREE WELL TRAVELLED OLD GUYS, BALTIC TAILOR-MADE TOUR, JUNE 2018


THE GUIDES WE HAD WERE EXCEPTIONAL!

The guides we had were exceptional!Kertu - told us so much about living in Communist times and brought the whole city to life. Inga,in Riga, really knows about architecture as she is working on her PH.D in that field. Thank you or someone for Ieva! We had a great time talking about nature, schools, etc. So, in all, everyone one was well or over-qualified to talk with us about cities, countries, communism, cooking and other stuff! Oh, I forgot "Vickie", who took us to the Curonian Spit. What a fun, upbeat person! She brought a picnic lunch for us so we could sit and enjoy it on the hilltop above Nida, where the German writer's home is located.

MR & MRS SNYDER, TAILOR-MADE BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR, JUNE 2018


WE REALLY LOVE THE WHOLE TRIP – BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY

Thanks for your warmest escort in Vilnius and Kaunas, it has been a wonderful time for me, Sam and Tai. You and your expertise team like – Cyrus & Vytaute have keep us informed that Lithuanians are sincere and courtesy to make friends... The sightseeing in KGB Museum, 9th Fort and Cold War Museum let our visions open wide that we seems to be the “Pioneer” to share our Lithuania’s experience amongst our peers group. We really love the whole trip – Between Shades of Gray, not to mention the accommodation, heritage sites and great food.

MRS WONG, BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY PRIVATE TOUR, MAY 2018


TALLINN & HELSINKI - VARIED & INTERESTING

We would like to thank you & your team for organising a very successful holiday, everything worked exactly as the itinerary, varied & interesting, even the weather was good through the whole week … so thank you very much.

OCKWELL & FRIENDS, TALLINN & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2018


FIRST TIME WE HAVE USED A HOLIDAY COMPANY

We would like to thank you both for organising our recent short break in Riga. Everything worked perfectly from the moment we were met at the airport to when we were driven back to the airport at the end. It was the first time we have used a holiday company – we usually book our hotels and flights ourselves – but we are very glad that we did. We have been telling our friends about our good experience with Baltic Holidays, so hopefully you might get some more bookings! Thank you once again – and please thank Inga and Aldis for making our holiday so much better.

BARRY & FIONA, RIGA CITY BREAK, APRIL 2018


ALL OUR GUIDES/DRIVERS WERE GOOD, FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE

We really enjoyed the trip to the Baltics and had a great time. We want to thank you and Jurga for all the contact, suggestions and responses to questions/enquiries/etc. We thought all our guides/drivers were good, friendly and informative.We would be happy to recommend Baltic Holidays to prospective clients.The itinerary was great and we appreciated the suggestions from your company as we finalised our arrangements. We also appreciated that there is a company that offers tours in this part of the world during a time of the year when a lot of other companies don't offer any options.


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


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

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