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Baltic Highlights

$ 850.00

8 days / 7 nights visit VILNIUS-RIGA-TALLINN

Description

DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight at Hotel in Vilnius Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar

DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS
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 Belmontas.

DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy 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.

Overnight at Hotel in Riga Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.

DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA
Before 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 Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life.

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

DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
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. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

DAY 6 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
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.

Overnight at Hotel in Tallinn Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

DAY 7 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
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 cafés 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 visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.

The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

DAY 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
This morning, transfer to airport for your onward flight.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2017:

23-Apr-17 | 14-May-17 | 21-May-17 | 28-May-17 |
04-Jun-17 | 11-Jun-17 | 18-Jun-17 | 25-Jun-17 | 02-Jul-17 | 09-Jul-17 | 16-Jul-17 | 23-Jul-17 | 30-Jul-17 |
06-Aug-17 | 13-Aug-17 | 20-Aug-17 | 27-Aug-17 | 03-Sep-17 | 10-Sep-17


Based on sharing
$850
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • Based on Double/Twin Sharing: $850
  • Half board at hotels
    (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)
  • Meal supplement: $215 per person

Based on Single accommodation
$1195
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Based on Single: $1195
  • Half board at hotels
    (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)
  • Meal supplement: $215 per person

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Discover intriguing Baltic countries: culture, history and traditions, majestic capitals and compelling nature! Start with marvelous Lithuania and visit Vilnius and take a look at impressive late gothic Saint Anne’s church. Latvia also has loads of legends to tell about. Visit Riga with its eight century long history, knights, princesses, and fire breathing dragons. Estonia, partake in exciting adventures and things to see and to do in Tallinn are just thrilling!

DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

• 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• 7 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalised welcome package
• Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
• Service of English speaking tour escort
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
• Portage at hotels

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips to guides and drivers and beverages
OPTIONAL TOURS
• 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
• Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
• Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
• Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 40.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
• Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: EUR 40.00 pp

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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