ESTONIA

Treasures of Baltic`s

LITHUANIA- LATVIA- ESTONIA- FINLAND

 
DAY 1: VILNIUS

Arrival from your chosen airport to Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania. 
Have a private transfer to the centrally located hotel. Check in for 2 nights in hotel and overnight in Vilnius.
 
 
DAY 2: VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS

Have a breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy a private guided walking tour (2hrs) in historic Vilnius Old Town, one of the largest old towns in North-Eastern Europe. Visiting the most important sights like Cathedral Square with the Dome Church and Clock-Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University, the Gates of Dawn with the holy image of the Virgin Mary. During the tour your guide will also show you Gediminas Castle and Tower and interesting Uzupis distirct. Vilnius is often called a Baroque city. However, the ruins of castles, narrow streets, church spires, bell towers, red tile roofs and residential cellars testify that Vilnius has had major influence from the Gothic style. In the 16th century Gothic became intertwined with Renaissance, and in the 17th – 18th century Baroque buildings started to appear.
 
Have a free time for the lunch, afterwards private guided tour to Trakai Lake Castle (4hrs). 
 
Trakai town is situated lies on a narrow cape between 3 lakes, and it is famous for impressive Trakai Castle. Trakai and Trakai Castle are important to Lithuanian history. Associated with Grand Duke Gediminas, a medieval Lithuanian hero, Trakai rose to importance before the Grand Duchy of Lithuania joined with Poland. The area began to develop in the 1400s with its castle as the center of the action, though the area saw human habitation long before these permanent structures were built. Trakai Castle Museum is situated in two castles - one on an island in the middle of a lake, and one on the shore. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here. 
 
Return in Vilnius. Have a free time for exploring city on your own. Overnight in Vilnius.

 
DAY 3: VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE -RIGA
 
After a breakfast at hotel check out and have a private transfer to Latvia. On the way visit Siauliai where 12 km on north of the town Hill of Crosses is located. Crosses, giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The number of crosses is estimated at more than 100,000. 

After short brake in Hill of Crosses continue with the private transfer to Latvia to Rundale Palace which is one of the most visited sights in Latvia. Enjoy a private guided tour in Rundale Palace (~1,5hrs) and have a free time in Rundale Palace Garden.

Rundale Palace, once the summer residence of the Duke of Courland Ernst Johann Biron, is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. Built from 1736 to 1740 the palace was designed by outstanding Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The splendid interior of the palace dazzled contemporaries. Crystal chandeliers, silk wallpaper, sculptures, luxurious tiled fireplaces, mirrors, elegant galleries and refined colours and frescos were made by Italian artists Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucci.

Rundale Palace Garden. 
The selection of plants for the park is based on information obtained from 18th century garden descriptions and books on Baroque gardens. The park of Rundale Palace is an essential part of the palace complex; it has retained its original layout without any significant changes. The garden was created between 1736 and 1740, at the same time as the palace was constructed. The park was not affected by modernization in the 19th century when formal gardens were transformed into landscape gardens. Cartography and inventory carried out in 1974 revealed that in the 19th century trees in the park were still planted according to Rastrelli’s design.

Transfer to Riga – the capital of Latvia. Arrive in Riga, check in at centrally located hotel. Overnight in Riga.
 
 
DAY 4: RIGA - JURMALA - RIGA
 
Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy a private guided walking tour (2hrs) through Riga Old Town seeing remarkable sites like St.Peter's Church with its famous rooster, St.Jacobs Church, Dom Square and Dom Cathedral, home to one of the world's most valuable historic organs. The Powder Tower and city walls will make you feel the breath of the medieval. The guide will tell you about the oldest stone residential dwellings in Riga, the Three Brothers, the Great and Small Guilds, and the fortification wall of Riga with the Swedish Gate the last surviving gate in the wall. The guide will introduce you to the intriguing story of the Cat House and show you Town Hall Square with the beautiful and elegant Blackheads House. The tour will take visitors to Riga Castle founded in 1330, the Parliament, the Monument of Liberty and fantastic Riga`s Opera House.

Have a free time for lunch on your own. 

Have a private guided tour to Jurmala - a famous seaside resort situated only 25 km from Riga. The natural curative features of this place were already well known more than 150 years ago. Nowadays endless golden beaches, Baltic Sea, salubrious air and the unique beauty of pine forests attract tourists. Jurmala is a cozy European town composed of houses plunged into the parks and forests. Here you can come across wooden country houses from beginning of the 20th century as well as modern cottages. 

Surrounded by pine trees, the wooden cottages of Jurmala are unique monuments of cultural heritage; in which Classicism, Art Nouveau, National Romanticism and Functionalism harmoniously co-exist. This place is a must for those who are planning to visit Latvia in spring or summer.

Overnight in Riga.
 
 
DAY 5: RIGA - SIGULDA - TALLINN

After breakfast check out. Departure to Tallinn -  the capital of Estonia. 
On the way enjoy the real treasure of the Riga city - Art Nouveau district. Riga is like a museum of architecture, covering periods from Gothic to Classicism. But the real treasure of the city is the largest and best-preserved collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. This fact was corroborated by UNESCO in 1997 and now the central section of Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Riga is sometimes called the "capital" of Art Nouveau thanks to the heritage of 800 buildings of Art Nouveau.

After 1 hour transfer time arrive in Sigulda for the private tour. Sigulda is a place where the beauty of nature is an integral part of the town. It is situated on a picturesque stretch of the Gauja River Valley and is known as the "Switzerland of Vidzeme" because of the reddish Devonian sandstone which forms rocks and caves on both banks of the river. The town is particularly beautiful on clear autumn days because of the rich range of colors in the trees. Discover historic monuments, museums, natural objects and attractions like Turaida Medieval Castle built in 1214, the wooden church built in 1750, and a sculpture garden dedicated to Latvian folklore on Dainu Hill, Gutmanis Cave - the deepest internal erosion cave in the Baltic states, measuring 19m deep, 12m wide and 10m high, is not only a natural wonder, but also a place steeped in myths and legends.

Have a free time for  lunch. Continue with private transfer to Estonia (around 4 hrs). Arrive in Tallinn and check in hotel. Overnight in Tallinn. 
 
 
DAY 6: TALLINN

Have a breakfasts at hotel. Tallinn is the oldest capital in Northern Europe, first put on the map in 1154 by Arab geographer Al-Idrisi. Enjoy a walking tour (2hrs) in the UNESCO heritage listed Tallinn Old Town. During the tour, explore Holy Spirit Church, the 600 years old Gothic Town Hall, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the world`s oldest functioning Pharmacy on Town Hall Square and the 159 meters high Oleveste Church which was the highest structure in the world in the 16th century. Visit Toompea Hill for breathtaking views over the city. Toompea Castle was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and is the seat of Estonia`s parliament.
 
Have a private tour around Tallin city center and Kadriorg Park and Pirita district  (2hrs, walking & vehicle).

A trip to Tallinn isn’t complete without seeing the Kadriorg Palace and Pirita districts - long-time favorites among locals and foreigners. Kadriorg is famed for its impressive baroque palace and park complex built  by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I, in 1718, as well as the Estonian President’s residence. Designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a prime example of Czarist extravagance, but just as important a reason to visit is that it is also home to the foreign art collection.

Drive to Pirita district to discover the 1980 Olympic Games marina, the history of the St. Bridget’s Convent and gorgeous white-sand beach.  
 
Have a free time for lunch in Tallinn Old Town and exploring city on your own. Overnight in Tallinn.
 
 
DAY 7: HELSINKI
 
Breakfasts at hotel. Check out. Transfer to Tallinn port and check in on board of Tallink ferry, for the cruising to Helsinki – capital of Finland (~ 2hrs). After arriving in Helsinki port meet with local guide.
 
The private Helsinki sightseeing tour (~2hrs) will take you to the historical centre, Senate and Cathedral Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House, the Sibelius Monument and the famous Church in the-Rock, Upenski Cathedral and Esplanade Avenue.
 
Have a free time in Helsinki and exploring city on your own. Overnight in Helsinki. 
 
 
DAY 8: HELSINKI
 
Have a breakfast at hotel. Check out. Have a private transfer to Helsinki Airport. Registration for international flight and departure. 
  
 

Package price in Euro per person based on twin sharing room in Low Season in 2022 (1st of November - 15th of April):

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4* Hotel

Rates 5* Hotel

 2 people

1399 €

1461 €

1812 €

 3 - 4 people

1085 €

1147 €

 1498 € 

 5 - 6 people

847 €

909 €

1260 €

 + Ferry ticket

from 35 €

from 35 €

from 35 €

 Single Room Supplement

163 €

210 €

 445 €


Package price in Euro per person based on twin sharing room in High Season in 2022 (16th of April - 31st of October):

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4* Hotel

Rates 5* Hotel

 2 people

 1498 €

1578 €

1916 €

 3 - 4 people

1184 €

1264 €

 1602 € 

 5 - 6 people

946 €

1026 €

1364 €

 + Ferry ticket

from 35 €

from 35 €

from 35 €

 Single Room Supplement

222 €

300 €

 465 €


For more people, please request the price! 

 
Package price includes:
Accommodation for 7 nights in centrally located hotels on twin sharing basis;
Breakfast 7 times per stay;
Private airport transfers in Vilnius and Helsinki;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of local certified English speaking guide for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees (Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace & Garden, Turaida Castle, Kadriorgi Palace);
Service fee and all applicable taxes;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel

Package does not include the following services:
Ferry ticket Tallinn - Helsinki (prices are based on availability);
Any expenses of personal nature - phone calls, laundry, mini bar, tips etc.
Any airline tickets; 
Travel insurance;
Cost incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation etc.
Tips and porter charges;
Any other services not specified above. 

Payment terms and conditions:
15% upon reservation (10% and bank fees are non-refundable)  
85% 30 days before arrival

Cancellation rules:
Till 30 days before arrival 10% non-refundable
29-16 days before arrival 50% non-refundable
Less than 15 days before arrival - 100% non-refundable.
 

*For ferry tickets different payment and cancellation rules will apply. 
**Prices might increase if there is a special event (large scale conference, a concert of world-famous superstar etc.) in any of the destinations and majority of hotels are booked out.