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Highlights of the Baltics - 8 days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

8 Days / 7 Nights Trip | Tour of Vilnius, Hill Of Crosses, Explore Riga, Parnu & Tallinn

Highlights of the Baltics - 8 days

Find Europe’s beauty and essence, far from the crowds - fascinating old towns, cultural delights and more!
Find Europe’s beauty and essence, far from the crowds - fascinating old towns, cultural delights and more!

If you’re looking to venture past crowds and cliches, and discover a side to Europe that is offbeat and beautiful, look no further than the Baltic states: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Come explore these three offbeat gems: Estonia, Lithuania & Latvia. Indulge in delectable cuisines, culture and wonders. Explore enchanting lakes, dreamy castles, serene forests and secluded seashores. Plus, an interesting blend of the old and the new, that is sure to surprise and delight all throughout!

This tour is operated by Baltic Vision, the largest provider of guaranteed escorted tours and city breaks in the Baltic Sea region.
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  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,021
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Trakai Castle : Straight Out Of A Fairytale
Highlight #1
Trakai Castle : Straight Out Of A Fairytale
Spend a summer day relaxing by a calm lake, with this dreamy castle in the backdrop: postcard-perfect!
Lahema National Park: Offbeat and delightful
Highlight #2
Lahema National Park: Offbeat and delightful
White sandy beaches and untouched forest trails make you feel like a true explorer!
Tallinn | Ridiculously Photogenic
Highlight #3
Tallinn | Ridiculously Photogenic
When in Tallinn, you never try too hard to click a nice pic; every frame promises something beautiful.
Riga | A Collage Of Cozy Neighbourhoods
Highlight #4
Riga | A Collage Of Cozy Neighbourhoods
Every turn in Latvia’s capital presents a different landscape. Wade through a wonderful maze of colourful wooden buildings, Gothic architecture and Riga’s ever-changing facades.
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Baltic States 4K Aerial

Enjoy this aerial video shot with DJI Mavic Pro over Lativa, Lithuania & Estonia covering regions such as Riga, Trakai, Cesis, Gauja National Park.

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Itinerary

Vilnius

Welcome to Lithuania and the capital Vilnius. Upon arrival at Vilnius airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at around 7pm. 

  Hotel:  None

Vilnius

Home to more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches, Vilnius is a mesmerising city to explore. This morning we head into the old town to discover some of the highlights of a city that began to take shape in the early 14th century. We will start with a visit to Vilnius Cathedral, built in 1783, before continuing to Gediminas Tower, a small castle that has withstood many attacks over the years. We'll also visit the Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, the Old University and the Gates of Dawn. 

 This afternoon is free for you to further explore Vilnius independently or to join an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania. Here you'll visit the magnificent Trakai Castle which stands on an island in Lake Galve. 

 This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional folklore dinner at a 19th Century style restaurant .

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hill Of Crosses

Vilnius - Riga. This morning we head for the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site located in Northern Lithuania, where it's reported that over 100,000 crosses have been placed. We'll then cross into Latvia and make our way to the magnificent Rundale Palace, built for the Duke of Courland. Started in 1736 and completed in 1768 this Baroque palace is surrounded by manicured gardens. We then continue through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia reaching Riga in late afternoon. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Riga

This morning we explore Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, it is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the city this morning, taking in some of fantastic multi-coloured buildings throughout the old town. Our first stop will be Riga Castle which sits on the banks of the River Daugava. Next we'll visit the Dome Cathedral and St Peters Church. Continuing on we'll explore the areas that are home to the Three Brothers as well as the Large and Small Guild buildings. 

 This afternoon is free for you to explore Riga independently. Alternatively you will have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Jurmala, a vibrant Latvian seaside resort, famed for it's sandy beaches and pretty wooden architecture. 

 This evening you'll have the opportunity to partake in an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Riga

Today offers free time to further explore Riga independently. 

 There will also be the possibility to join an optional morning tour to discover medieval Latvia. This optional tour will take you to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. 

 In the afternoon an optional trip to the Riga Motor Museum will be offered. This evening there is an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish 'Forest' restaurant. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Parnu 

Riga - Parnu - Tallinn. We continue along the coastal highway this morning, crossing the border into Estonia we make our way to the beautiful summer resort town of Parnu. We'll take a short tour of Parnu before we make our way through the lush forests of Northern Estonia. Arriving into Tallinn this afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tallinn

This morning we'll embark on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn. This charming city is a delightful blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. Unsurprisingly the old town is a friendly, bustling place during the summer months with locals and tourists sampling the many fantastic cafes, galleries and shops. Starting at Toompea Castle we'll make our way to the Dome Church and onward to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, built between 1894 and 1900 in a typical Russian Revival style. Next we'll visit the medieval Old Town Hall, this impressive building dates back to the early 1400's. 

 This afternoon offers free time to explore Tallinn independently or you may wish to join an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and a visit to the KUMU, the award winning new Estonian art museum. 

 This evening an optional medieval dinner will be offered at the 'Maikrahv' restaurant. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tallinn

Our Baltic experience ends after breakfast this morning and hotel check out. A transfer will be provided to take you to Tallinn Airport. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 7 nights in 4 star hotels

 7 breakfasts

 Entrances to Old University in Vilnius and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn. 

 Escorted by an English speaking tour leader 

 Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga

 One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 8 included per booking.

 All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles

 Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The group can vary in size from 15 - 40 persons. Guiding may be in other languages in addition to English.

 Entrance and guided tour of Rundale Palace 

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas

 Items of a personal nature and additional meals

 Additional 5% GST

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26 Jul 2020

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02 Aug 2020

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