Baltic Capitals 7 days

Baltic Capitals 7 days

On this trip you will drive on Baltic Way and explore medieval Tallinn, the Art Nouveau metropoly Riga and the baroque Vilnius. You have the opportunity to get to know the three very different countries and to see what they experienced on the way to independence and how the Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians deal with their history and culture today. This tour includes the exclusive and private city tours that we offer in the capitals. Our Englisch-speaking tour guides are local and report on the culture, history and modern, everyday life of the respective country.

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Tour description

This compact trip is suitable as an entry to the Baltic States and offers the absolute highlights of the three countries in a short time. It can be combined well with an extension in the Lahemaa National Park or with a nature trip “Wild Estonia”.

Detailed description

Day 1. Arrival in Vilnius

Arrival in Vilnius. Private transfer to your hotel in the city centre.

Day 2. Vilnius City Walking Tour

This 2-hour walking tour takes you to Vilnius Old Town where you can easily see and feel the city’s atmosphere dating all the way back to 17th – 19th centuries. Walk along the narrow streets and admire the historically and architecturally important buildings and monuments. Visit the Vilnius Cathedral which has been built on a historic and legendary site important to worshipping pagan gods. On this very same spot Vilnius was founded on the 13th century. You will also get to see the Gediminas Castle on a nearby hill, admire St. Anne’s Church which also said to be the gem of Lithuanian Gothic. You will also get to see Vilnius University which has been a famous centre of science and education since 1579.

Day 3. Private transfer from Vilnius to Riga

After breakfast private transfer to Riga. Today you’ll travel around 370 km between Vilnius and Riga and will stop at the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai in Lithuania. After the rebellions during the 1800s people from near and far began to put crosses on the hill and it become a site of piligrimage. The number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006. In 1993, Pope John Paul II visited the site, declaring it a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. The second stop will be at the splendid 18th century Rundale Palace.

Day 4.Riga City Walking Tour

Riga city walking tour allows you to enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city. You will get to visit and see the Dome Cathedral, Old Riga Castle, the Parliament House, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate as well as the churches of St. Peter and St. Jacob and the Three Brothers. Make sure to visit also the beautiful restored buildings that now hold many restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

Day 5. Private transfer from Riga to Tallinn

After breakfast private transfer to Tallinn with a short sightseeing stop in Estonian seaside town Parnu.

Day 6.Tallinn City Walking Tour

The 2-hour walking tour in Tallinn Old Town, visits the Toompea Hill on which the history of Tallinn started on the 12th century. The Hill also offers the best views over the Old Town from the view platform. See the Parliament House, Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral and the Dome Church. After walking down from the Toompea Hill, you will get to see the St. Nicholas Church, the Medieval Town hall located on the Town Hall Square in the centre of the Old Town.

Day 7.Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and if the time allows, explore Tallinn before your return flight back to home.

Dates

There are no fixed dates – come whenever you wish.

Price

Price is 650 eur per person with a group of 2 people.

Package Includes

  • Return airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at centrally located 3* hotels (upgrade to 4* available)
  • 6 x breakfast at the hotels
  • Private walking sightseeing tours in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all city tours
  • Private transfers between the capital cities
  • 24 hour emergency service

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