BALTIC TRAVEL

Towns of Livonian Order

LATVIA - ESTONIA  


DAY 1: RIGA

Arrival in Riga. Have a private transfer to hotel and check in. Enjoy the Latvian capital by your own.

Overnight in Riga.

 

DAY 2: RIGA 

Have breakfast at the 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.

Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel in Riga.

 

DAY 3: RIGA - SIGULDA - ARAISI - CESIS

After breakfast check out and have a transfer to Sigulda and Cesis on the way have a stopover in ancient Latgalians settlement with restored wooden buildings from the 9th-11th centuries in Araisi.

Sigulda located at Gauja National Park, 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.
A private guided tour will show you historic monuments, natural objects and attractions like Sigulda Livonian Order Castle ruins, 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 free time for the lunch.

Afterwards, continue to the one of the Hanseatic Ligue`s town and one of the historically important points of in German knights - Cesis town. Cesis is one of the oldest Latvian towns. Rich in picturesque landscapes and reminders of the past, it embodies an intriguing sense of antiquity. The ancient treasures of the Gauja River valley are a MUST SEE for each traveler visiting the Baltic states. The well-preserved medieval castle ruins in Cesis teach us about the medieval lifestyle in Latvia from the 12th to the 16th century.  Have a guided sightseeing walk in Cesis, visiting the old stone castle of the Livonian Order built in 1206, as well as St.John’s Church, the beautiful Castle park and historical squares of the town.  Enjoy the stories about the medieval history of the town while walking through the small lanes and many historic squares of Cesis, which still maintain their layout as in medieval times. Cesis is the origin of the red-white-red national flag of Latvia.

Overnight in Cesis.

 

DAY 4: CESIS - TARTU

Have breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Estonia until reach Tartu - the city of youth and university town. Hanseatic city of Tartu lies on the banks of the River Emajõgi.

Have a private guided tour (2hrs) by visiting most popular sights of city like Tartu Old Town with a neo-classical Town Hall dedicated to the 17th century, ruins of the Dome Church - largest in 15th century on the Toomemägi Hill – the green heart of Tart, Tartu University established in 1632 by King of Sweden Gustaf II Adolf and students` city complex, the historic town center. During the tour guide will show you wonderful St.John’s Church, Devil’s and Angel’s Bridge.

Overnight in Tartu.

 

DAY 5: TARTU - LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK - TALLINN

Have breakfast at the hotel. Departure by a private transfer to Tallinn, on the way visit Lahemaa National park

Lahemaa is the oldest and largest national park in Estonia, representing the natural and cultural heritage of North Estonia. The park currently covers 72,500 ha, of which a third is maritime. Most people associate Lahemaa with the Palmse, Sagadi and Vihula manors, the captains' village of Käsmu, the fishermen's village of Altja or the beautiful beach at Võsu. It is also known for its natural sights and cultural landscape.

Arrive in Tallinn, check in and have a evening at leisure. Overnight in Tallinn. 

 

DAY 6: TALLINN 

Have a breakfast at hotel.

Have a private guided walking tour (2hrs) in the UNESCO heritage listed Tallinn’s Old Town with a town fortification wall with 26 defense towers.  Tallinn is the oldest capital in Northern Europe, first put on the map in 1154 by Arab geographer Al-Idrisi. Enjoy a walking tour 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 free time for the lunch.  

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 a visit the Kadriorg 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 the evening at leisure to enjoy amazing vibes of Tallinn. 

Have an overnight in Tallinn.

 

DAY 7: TALLINN

Have breakfast at the hotel. Check out, transfer to the airport 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

 2 people

 1100 €

1159 €

 3 - 4 people

850 €

 909 € 

 5 - 6 people

690 €

749 €

 Single Room Supplement

120 €

 165 €


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

 2 people

 1172 €

 1250 €

 3 - 4 people

922 €

 1000 € 

 5 - 6 people

762 €

840 €

 Single Room Supplement

185 €

227  €


 
For more people, please request the price!

Package price includes the following services:
Accommodation for 6 nights in centrally located hotels on twin sharing basis;
Breakfast 6 times per stay;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees (Sigulda Livonian Order Castle ruins, Turaida Castle, Araisi, Cesis Livonian Order Castle, Palmse Manor, Kadriorgi Palace);
Accommodation for 3 nights for the driver;
Parking fees;
All applicable taxes and service tax;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel


The package does not include the following services:
Any expenses of personal nature - phone calls, laundry, mini bar, tips 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

*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.