History of Estonia

Poland & the Baltic States

ESTONIA - LATVIA - LITHUANIA - POLAND  


DAY 1: TALLINN

Arriving from your chosen airport to Tallinn. Have a private transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Tallinn. 

 
DAY 2: TALLINN 
 
Have a breakfast at hotel.

Tallinn is the oldest capital in Northern Europe, first put on the map in 1154 by Arab geographer Al-Idrisi.
Enjoy a private walking tour in the UNESCO heritage listed Tallinn Old Town (2hrs). 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.

Overnight in Tallinn. 
 

DAY 3: TALLINN - RIGA

After breakfast check out and departure to Latvia. Arriving in Riga - the capital of Latvia after approx.  4,5 hours. Check in hotel and have free time for lunch. 
 
A private walking tour through Riga Old Town (2hrs) 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.
Overnight in Riga. 
 

DAY 4: RIGA - JURMALA  - RIGA

Have breakfast at the hotel. Have a private walking tour of Art Nouveau district, central streets and green circle of parks. Walk to the 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. The exteriors of the Art Nouveau buildings are imaginatively decorative and won`t leave guests incurious or without an opinion.
 
A private tour to Jurmala - a famous seaside resort situated only 20 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 the 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.
Return and overnight in Riga.  

DAY 5: RIGA - RUNDALE - VILNIUS

After a breakfast at the hotel have a private transfer to Lithuania. On the way visit Rundale Palace. 
 
Rundale Palace 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, luxuriously tiled fireplaces, mirrors, elegant galleries, and refined colors 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.

Free time for lunch in Palace. Continue with the transfer to Vilnius. Arrive in Vilnius, check in at hotel and overnigh in Vilnius. 

 
DAY 6: VILNIUS 
 
Have a breakfast at hotel.
 
In the evening enjoy a private guided tour in historic Vilnius Old Town (2hrs), 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 district. 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.

Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Vilnius.
 

DAY 7: VILNIUS - WARSAW

After a breakfast at the hotel have a transfer to Vilnius Airport for the flight to Warsaw – the capital of Poland.

Arrive in Warsaw, have a private transfer to the hotel. Check in hotel and free time for lunch. After lunch have a private tour through the Warsaw (3hrs). The capital of Poland is a fast growing city where you can enjoy the splendid Old Town, Market Square, St. John's Cathedral, the Barbican, and Castle Square. Drive past the Parliament along the Royal Route with its numerous churches, monuments, historic buildings, and palaces. Visit grand Lazienki Park, the "Palace on the Water" and Chopin's Monument. On the way back, stop at the former Jewish Ghetto Monument, followed by a drive past the imposing building of the Grand Theatre and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Free time to discover the city on your own. Overnight in Warsaw.

DAY 8: WARSAW - KRAKOW

After a breakfast transfer to Warsaw train station for train Warsaw - Krakow. Arrival in Krakow and have a transfer to hotel in Krakow.

Enjoy a private guided Krakow tour (2hrs). For centuries Krakow was the capital city of Poland. The unique atmosphere of the beautiful and mysterious streets of the Old Town will allow you to escape from everyday life. Arriving in Krakow. Free time for lunch. Tour through the Krakow by visiting most charming and significant sightseeing places of the Old Town that made Krakow famous. Route follows the Royal Route which goes along the most beautiful streets in Krakow, the Slowacki Theatre, one of the oldest universities in Europe - the Jagiellonian University, the spectacular Main Market Square - one of Europe's grandest and largest open spaces it's 200m by 200m and hosts nearly all the city's major festivals, parades, and jamborees, including the Christmas and Easter markets and compared in size only to Piazza San Marco in Venice, St. Mary's Basilica, and of course the magnificent Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.

Free time for dinner and discover the city on your own.
 

DAY 9: KRAKOW - AUSCHWITZ - KRAKOW

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast leave for the Auschwitz. The concentration camp in Auschwitz was established by Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide. In 1979, Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp has listed a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered also at the “Wall of Death”. Outside the camp, there is a gas chamber, where 70,000 people were killed in 1940-1943. A film made after the liberation of the camp is shown in various language versions in the museum. In 1942-1945, approx. 1.5 million people lived and died here.
Private transfer to Wieliczka Salta Mine. Free time for lunch on the way. Wieliczka Salta Mine is one of the most ancient mines in the world. It has been operating since the 13th century with no intermissions. In 1978 it was listed as UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourist Route, the underground passages and chambers house the Krakow Salt-Works Museum, one of the largest mining-related museums in Europe.

Return in Krakow, free time for dinner. Overnight in Krakow.

DAY 10: KRAKOW

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.  Transfer to Krakow Airport for the return flight.

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

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4*Hotel

 2 people

1383 € +flight +train

1480 € +flight +train

 3 - 4 people

1151 € +flight +train

1249 € +flight +train

 5 - 6 people

979 € +flight +train

1076 € +flight +train

+ flight Vilnius - Warsaw 

from 115 €

from 115 €

 + Train ticket Warsaw - Krakow

from 35 €

from 35 €

 Single Room Supplement

210 €

225 €


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

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4*Hotel

 2 people

1487 € +flight +train

1623 € +flight +train

 3 - 4 people

1255 € +flight +train

1392 € +flight +train

 5 - 6 people

1083 € +flight +train

1219 € +flight +train

 + flight Vilnius - Warsaw

from 115 €

from 115 €

+ Train ticket Warsaw - Krakow

from 35 €

from 35 €

 Single Room Supplement

295 €

 370 €


For more people, please request the price!
 

Package price includes the following services:
9 nights overnight in centrally located hotels on twin sharing basis;
Breakfast 9 times per stay;
Private arrival transfer in Tallinn and departure transfer in Krakow;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of private English speaking local guides for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees at Rundale Palace, Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz;
Join in tours for Salt Mine and Auschwitz camp (by private return transfer);
Entrance fees;
All applicable taxes and service tax;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel



The package does not include:
Train tickets Warsaw - Krakow;
Any expenses of personal nature - telephone calls, laundry, mini bar etc.
Any airline tickets;
Travel insurance;
Costs 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 flight and train 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.