Baltic Classical

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Description

8 days / 7 nights escorted tour where we enjoy all 3 Baltic countries and their capitals with our skilled guides. Accommodation in 4**** hotels and bustransport in 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans.

What´s Included

Including:

  • 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on tours departing on May 10th & 24th, June 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, August 30th and September 6th
  • Service of English only speaking tour escort on tours departing on July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • Service of Italian only speaking tour escort on tours departing on June 21st, July 5th, 19th & 26th and August 2nd, 9th & 23rd 
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary 
  • Portage at hotels


Optional:

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: EUR 35 for private car  (1-3 persons), EUR 55 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit: EUR 80 pp
  • Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century: EUR 35 pp
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40 pp
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 40 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40 pp
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 40 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 195.00 pp

Map

Itinerary

DAY 8
Sunday: Tallinn departure
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Sunday: Tallinn departure

Optional transfer to the airport.

NB! Please note that this tours starts in Vilnius and ends in Tallinn - So please have that in mind when you book your flight tickets.

DAY 7
Saturday: Tallinn
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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 Maikrahv. 

DAY 6
Friday: Riga-Tallinn
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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 Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar. 

DAY 5
Thursday: Riga
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Thursday: Riga

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. 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 4
Wednesday: Klaipeda-Riga
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Wednesday: Klaipeda-Riga

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 embark on 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 Wellton Riverside**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

DAY 3
Tuesday: Klaipeda
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Tuesday: Klaipeda

The day is reserved for a full-day optional tour 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. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda.  The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.

DAY 2
Monday: Vilnius-Klaipeda
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Monday: Vilnius-Klaipeda

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 late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar.

DAY 1
Sunday: Arrival Vilnius
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Sunday: Arrival Vilnius

Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.



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