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8-Day Baltic Highlights Tour from Vilnius

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Vilnius, Lithuania
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Riga, Tallinn (Historic Centre of Tallinn), Vilnius (Gate of Dawn, Gediminas Tower, Vilnius Cathedral). Inclusions: 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels, 7 x buffet breakfast

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    Day 1


    As guests arrive to Vilnius, they can arrange for an optional transfer to the hotel. Once everyone is present and checked in, there will be a welcome meeting.
    Day 2

    Vilnius (56 km)

    Vilnius is famous for having over 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. In the morning, we will take a sightseeing tour that visits places in the Old Town like the Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, the Old University and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon, we can take an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, to see the well-preserved Trakai Castle, located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
    • Vilnius, LITHUANIA

      Vilnius Cathedral

      The Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus and St Vladislav in the historic Old Town section of the Lithuanian capital dates back to the year 1783. The cathedral houses more than forty works of art from the 16th century onward.

      Gate of Dawn

      Perhaps the single most important monument in the Lithuanian capital, this city gate was built 500 years ago. The Gate is home to a chapel that contains an icon of the virgin Mary said to have miraculous healing powers.

      Gediminas Tower

      This piece of history was built in the 13th century by Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas. The tower is a Lithuanian icon, and even appears on currency. It was originally made of wood, but was upgraded to brick around 1409.

      Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

      This is the most famous, studied church in Lithuania, known for its marvellous Baroque architecture and design. The current structure was consecrated in 1701 and features an impressive collection of over 2,000 stucco figures.

      Church of St. Anne

      One of the most famous landmarks in the Old Town of Vilnius, this beautiful late Gothic church was built in 1500 for German Catholics in the area. It has a recognizable red brick facade.

      Vilnius University

      Founded in 1579 as a Jesuit educational institution, Vilnius University is the oldest higher learning institute and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. The buildings on campus draw from a wide range of architectural styles.
    • Trakai, LITHUANIA

      A historic city and lake resort in Lithuania.

      Trakai Island Castle

      An island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century. Trakai was one of the main centres of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.
    Day 3

    Vilnius - Riga (16500 km)

    On our way out of Vilnius, our first stop will be the Hills of Crosses, one of the holiest sites in Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia, we will come to the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After touring the palace, we will continue through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia, arriving in Riga in the late afternoon.
    • Vilnius, LITHUANIA

      Hill of Crosses

      This hill in Vilnius gets its name because of the over 100,000 crosses that adorn it. It is a popular pilgrimage site meant to commemorate the history of Lithuanian Catholicism.
    • Pilsrundale, LATVIA

      Rundale Palace

      This brightly-colored Baroque palace in Latvia was built in the middle of the 18th century. International guests of import are still invited to stay here, although the buildings and its extensive gardens are now primarily a museum.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar
    Day 4

    Riga-Sigulda-Riga (16268 km)

    Before we get acquainted with Riga, we will have the chance to discover the medieval charm of Latvia on an optional morning tour that takes guests to the stunning scenery of Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We will hear local legends of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. In the afternoon, we can take an optional excursion to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum. In the evening, we will have the chance to hear a beautiful organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
    • Sigulda, LATVIA

      This small town in the Latvian countryside is a short drive from the capital of Riga and is the gateway to Gauja National Park.

      Gauja National Park

      This beautiful national park in Latvia is home to stunning landscapes that feature lakes and cliffs. It is now a popular destination for local hikers and other lovers of outdoor recreations.

      Turaida Castle

      This castle can be found in Gauja National Park, near Sigulda, in the Latvian countryside. Originally built in the 13th century, the castle was recently reconstructed for historical preservation purposes.
    • Riga, LATVIA

      Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

      Located on the shores of Juglas Lake just outside of Riga, the mission of this Latvian open-air museum is to display the different types of residential architecture that have developed in the country's history.

      Riga Cathedral

      One of Latvia's most famous landmarks, this Medieval cathedral traces its origins to the year 1211. In addition to its facade, the church is known for its large and elaborate pipe organ that was built in 1882.
    Day 5

    Riga (66 km)

    Founded in 1201 by a German bishop, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals, boasting a kaleidoscope of architectural styles. We will take a walking tour of the Old Town to see Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon, we can take an optional visit to Jurmala, a vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious Latvian dinner at a stylish local restaurant.
    • Riga, LATVIA

      Riga Castle

      The Riga Castle on the banks of the River Daugava in the Latvian capital dates back to 1330, but has been added to and extensively rebuilt several times since then. Today, it is the home of the Latvian president.

      Riga Cathedral

      One of Latvia's most famous landmarks, this Medieval cathedral traces its origins to the year 1211. In addition to its facade, the church is known for its large and elaborate pipe organ that was built in 1882.

      St. Peter's Church

      This Lutheran church in the Latvian capital was built as early as the 13th century, when it was a Roman catholic cathedral. Since then, the church has been renovated and remodeled on numerous occasions.

      Swedish Gate

      Built in 1698 along the Riga Wall, the city's system of defensive fortifications, this gate was designed to provide access to the most central areas of the city from the barracks, which were located outside the walls.

      Three Brothers

      Riga's Three Brothers are a series of three houses that together offer insight to different architectural periods in the city's history. Their styles range from Renaissance to Dutch Mannerism to Baroque.

      Large Guild

      Built in the 1850s in an English Gothic style, this guild hall was designed to house the local guild of the same name. Nowadays, it houses the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.

      Small Guild

      This building in Riga was built in the 1860s in a Neo-Gothic style by the architect Johann Felsko. Today, it is used for concerts, conferences, meetings, balls, presentations and more.

      Freedom Monument

      This memorial was constructed in 1935 for the soldiers that died in Latvia's War of Independence. Each day, a vigilant honor guard stands at the monument. It is located in a plaza along Freedom Boulevard in Riga's Old Town.
    • Jurmala, LATVIA

      This Latvian seaside resort town is a short drive from the capital Riga. It was a favorite getaway destinations of high ranking Soviet officials. It is beloved for its beautiful, scenic beaches.
    Day 6

    Riga - Tallinn (334 km)

    Today, we will drive along the coastal highway in Estonia to the summer resort of Parnu, where we will take a short tour before continuing through the forests of northern Estonia on our way to Tallinn, arriving in the early afternoon.
    • Parnu, ESTONIA

      This coastal Estonian city is one of the country's most popular summer resort areas, located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Much of the classic medieval architecture is still prominent in this easy-going city.
    • Tallinn, ESTONIA

    Standard Hotel: Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia
    Day 7


    Tallinn holds a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The Old Town is busy during the summer because of its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafes and restaurants. The sightseeing tour will take us around the old medieval city where we will see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon, we will take an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, the new award-winning art museum. In the evening, we will have the option of enjoying a medieval dinner at a local restaurant.
    • Tallinn, ESTONIA

      Historic Centre of Tallinn

      Tallinn's "Old Town" area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its amazing preserved centuries-old buildings and their impressive architecture. The area has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years due to its beauty and ease-of-access.

      Toompea Castle

      Located on a hill overlooking the city of Tallinn, began as a medieval fortress in the 9th century. Over the years, additions and renovations were made, and today the building houses the Estonian Parliament.

      St. Mary's Cathedral

      First built by the Danes as a Roman Catholic cathedral, this church later became Lutheran in the 16th century. It was the only building in the city that survived the fire of the 17th century.

      Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

      This orthodox cathedral in Tallinn is a great example of the Russian Revival architectural style, complete with the iconic "onion domes" on its roof. It was built at the end of the 19th century.

      Old Town Hall

      As the oldest town hall in the Baltics, this historic building was built in the 13th century in the city's former market square.It was constructed in the Gothic style that dominated later-medieval architecture.

      Great Guild Hall

      This Gothic building in Old Town Tallinn served as a forum for local artisans beginning in the 14th century. It was still used for this as late as the 19th century. Today, it houses the Estonian History Museum.

      Kadriorg Park

      Named for the district of the city it is located in, this park in Tallinn is home to two palaces: the magnificent Kadriorg Palace and the Presidential Palace, where the Estonian head of state lives.


      The stunning architecture of the exterior of this art museum in Tallinn is sure to amaze visitors just as much as the collections and exhibits housed inside its walls, which feature prominent examples of Socialist Realism art.
    Day 8


    Guests will be transferred to the airport in Tallinn on their own or arrange for an optional transfer.
    • Departure & Return

    • Arrange the transpotation between the hotel and airport by your own or book from us by paying addtional fee.
    • Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
    • Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
    • Price Includes

    • 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 and German speaking tour escort on all tours
    • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour on specailly dates
    • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
    • Portage at hotels
    • Price Excludes

    • Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
    • 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
    • Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
    • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 185.00 pp
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