Baltics ( Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Europe
Location
16 Days
Duration

Baltic Adventures – Fixed Departure Coach Tour

Welcome to the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Europe!

ROUTE: Riga – Tallinn – Cesis – Vilnius – Klaipeda – Nida – Klaipeda – Riga

DURATION: 15 Nights / 16 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church
  • Short tour of Estonian summer resort of Parnu
  • Sightseeing tour of Tallinn including Medieval Great Guild Hall
  • Lahemaa National Park, visit to the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula
  • Drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort
  • See the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword
  • Guided tour at Rundale Palace
  • Panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town of Vilnius including Old University
  • Trakai Castle
  • Curonian Spit with stop at the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante
  • Visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s Summer House in Nida
  • Spend a whole week on your own in Nida: bike, hike in the dunes, boat in the lagoon, swim in the sea, sun bathe on the sandy beach
  • Sightseeing tour in Klaipeda
  • Samogitia National Park, walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai
  • Stop at the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest
  • Half board at hotels (13 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Riga: Hotel Tallink Riga
  • Tallinn: Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia
  • Cesis: Hotel Cesis
  • Vilnius: Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva
  • Klaipeda: Hotel National
  • Nidos: Hotel Nidos Banga
DELUXE:
  • Please Inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please Inquire

 Included:

15 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels

15 x buffet breakfast

2 x 3 course dinners at hotels

Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

Personalised welcome package

Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Old University in Vilnius and Thomas Mann’s Summerhouse in Nida.

Bike rental for one day in Nida

Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours (no tour escort Day 8-13 in Nida)

Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

Ferry tickets Klaipeda – Smiltyne – Klaipeda and ecological fees for the Curonian Spit

Portage at hotels

Private Transfer airport to Hotel Tallink Riga

Private Transfer Hotel Tallink Riga to airport

 Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

City tax at hotel where applicable

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Riga

Arrival in Riga, private transfer to Hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.

Overnight: Riga

2

Day 2 Riga

Activities:

  • Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles.
  • The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument.

OPTIONAL:

  • 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.

Overnight: Riga – (B)

3

Day 3 Riga - Tallinn

Activities:

  • 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.
  • Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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 afternoon 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 and medieval Old Town Hall.

Overnight: Tallinn – (B)

4

Day 4 Tallinn - Cesis

Activities:

  • After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula.
  • We continue to Tartu, the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood.
  • We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632.
  • From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia and Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens.
  • Check-in at Hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight: Cesis – (B, D)

5

Day 5 Cesis - Vilnius

Activities:

  • Today we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort.
  • We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway down to Vilnius.
  • En route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.
  • Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel.

Overnight: Vilnius – (B)

6

Day 6 Vilnius - Klaipeda

Activities:

  • 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. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
  • After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we see the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve.
  • The balance of the day is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive at late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel.

Overnight: Klaipeda – (B)

7

Day 7 Klaipeda - Nida

Activities:

  • Today we continue to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes.
  • The first stop is at the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante.
  • After that we continue to Nida where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s Summer House and get acquainted with the charming resort town.
  • Check-in at Hotel. Dinner at hotel

Overnight: Nida – (B, D)

8

Day 8 - Day 13 Nida

OPTIONAL:

  • With its location at the Curonian Lagoon and its combination of old-fashioned fishing village and fashionable sea resort Nida is one of the most attractive places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast.
  • You will be spending a whole week on your own in this paradise.
  • Use your bike rental the first day to get acquainted with Nida and its surroundings.
  • Besides, there is enough to do: biking on the spit, hiking in the dunes, boating in the lagoon, swimming in the sea, sun bathing on the sandy beach, playing tennis in the sun, enjoying smoked fish, attending the many summer concerts and enjoying life in full scale.

Overnight: Nida – (B)

9

Day 14 Nida - Klaipeda

Activities:

  • The last day in paradise.
  • You still have the whole day to enjoy Nida, take a last swim in the Baltic Sea, make the last stroll through the fishermen’s village, enjoy a last breath-taking view of the Curonian Lagoon, do your last bargains in the amber and souvenir stalls in the pedestrian centre of the resort and shoot your last holiday photos from the Curonian Spit.
  • Late in the afternoon we board the coach which brings us up the spit and back to Klaipeda. Check-in at Hotel.

OPTIONAL:

  • The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.

Overnight: Klaipeda – (B)

10

Day 15 Klaipeda - Riga

Activities:

  • Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel.
  • A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain.
  • We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where we enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai.
  • After that we continue to Siauliai and Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania.
  • We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon. Check-in at Hotel.

OPTIONAL:

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

Overnight: Riga – (B)

11

Day 16 Depart Riga

Departure: Optional transfer to the airport. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner T=Tasting)


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Baltic Adventures  – 15 nights / 16 days

Departure date: Jun 12- Aug 14, 2019 (per person cost)

Departure Date  Double CAD$ Single CAD$ Triple CAD$ NOTES
Wed Jun 12 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jun 19 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jun 26 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jul 10 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jul 17 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jul 24 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Jul 31 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Aug 7 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250
Wed Aug 14 CAD 2,313 CAD 3,250

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest
  • Half board at hotels (13 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)

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