Conference in Vilnius

Royal Circle of the Baltic Sea

LITHUANIA - LATVIA - SWEDEN -

ESTONIA - FINLAND - RUSSIA


NOTE! Currently the tour excludes Russia until further notice.

DAY 1: VILNIUS

Arrival from the chosen airport to Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Enjoy afternoon at leisure and overnight in Vilnius.

 

DAY 2: VILNIUS 

Have a breakfast at hotel.

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.

Have a free time for the lunch. 

After lunch have Trakai tour (4 hrs)  

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.

Retun to the Vilnius in late afternoon. Overnight in Vilnius.

 

DAY 3: VILNIUS - RUNDALE - RIGA

After a breakfast at hotel check out and have a private transfer to Latvia and on the way visit Rundale Palace.

Rundale is one of the most visited sights in Latvia. 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, 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.
Drive to Riga – the capital of Latvia.

Arrive in Riga, check in hotel. Overnight in Riga.

 

DAY 4: RIGA 

Have breakfast at the hotel. 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.

Have a free time for lunch.

Have a private walking tour to 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.

In the afternoon have a free time for leisure and enjoying the city on your own. Overnight in Riga

 

DAY 5: RIGA - SIGULDA - RIGA

After breakfast check out.

Enjoy a private tour to Sigulda - 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.

Return in Riga and take cruise ferry Riga - Stockholm in the afternoon. Overnight on board.

 

DAY 6: STOCKHOLM

Breakfast on board.

The private city tour of Stockholm (3hrs)  includes City Hall, Gamla Stan - one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world - Stockholm Cathedral,  the Nobel Museum, and the Vasa Museum, dedicated to the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world and a unique art treasure. Other interesting sights of Stockholm are the Royal Palace, which was built between 1697 – 1754 and is still the official Swedish Royal Residence, the Royal Djurgarden with restaurants, art galleries and Stockholm City Hall – a red brick building hosting the Nobel Prize Banquets and with towers giving visitors a splendid view of Stockholm.

Transfer to Stockholm port and check in on board of Tallink ferry, accommodation in chosen cabin category. At 17:00 cruising to Tallinn – the capital of Estonia.

Overnight on board of ferry.

 

DAY 7: TALLINN

Breakfast on board of ferry. At 11:00 arrival at the port of Estonia transfer to the hotel and check in.  

In afternoon, met with the guide and have a private Tallinn Old Town walking tour (2hrs).  

Tallinn is the oldest capital in Northern Europe added in the map in 1154 by Arabian geographer Al-Idrisi. Enjoy a private 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.

Overnight in Tallinn. 

 

DAY 8: TALLINN - HELSINKI

Have breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transfer to Tallinn port for 2 hours ferry trip to Helsinki. Met your guide at the port and have a Helsinki city sightseeing for 2 hours. 

Helsinki – the capital of Finland is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. Meet and greet by the local guide. Enjoy the private Helsinki sightseeing tour (2hrs) will take you to the historical center, 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.

Transfer to the hotel in Helsinki and check in. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Helsinki.

 

DAY 9: HELSINKI - ST.PETERSBURG

After breakfast check out and have transfer to train station. Take a train Helsinki - St.Petersburg (3,5hrs). 

Arriving in St.Petersburg and have a transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon meet the guide and have a private tour around  St.Petersburg . 

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. Visitors will discover all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, and much more.

The evening is dedicated to exploring the city on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

 

DAY 10: ST.PETERSBURG

After breakfast tour to the Peterhof - an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and wonderful parks.

Have a free time for lunch.

The afternoon is reserved for the excursion to Tsarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring St.Petersburg on your own. It is possible to book optionally a traditional Russian dinner at Restaurant in the evening.

Overnight in St. Petersburg.

 

DAY 11: ST.PETERSBURG

Have breakfast at the hotel.


Visit Hermitage Museum (3hrs)

One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, the Hermitage was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of the Russian czars.

The evening is dedicated to exploring the city on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

 

DAY 12: ST.PETERSBURG

After breakfast check out. Transfer to the airport. Registration and departure.

 

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

2107 € +cabins/train

2227 € +cabins/train

3 - 4 people

1617 € +cabins/train

1737 € +cabins/train

 5 - 6 people

1337 € +cabins/train

1457 € +cabins/train

 + Ferry Tallinn - Helsinki

from 35 €

from 35 €

+ Train Heslinki - St.Petrsburg

from 65 €

from 65 €

+ 2* A cabins as per route

 from 275 €

 from 275 €

Single Room Supplement

 213 € 

290 € 


 

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

2269 € +cabins/train

2363 € +cabins/train

3 - 4 people

1779 € +cabins/train

1874 € +cabins/train

 5 - 6 people

1500 € +cabins/train

1594 € +cabins/train

 + Ferry Tallinn - Helsinki

from 35 €

from 30 €

 + Train Heslinki - St.Petrsburg

from 65 €

from 65 €

 + 2* A cabins as per route

  from 320 €

  from 320 €

Single Room Supplement

313 €

 389 €

 
For more people, please request the price!


Package price includes:
Accommodation for 9 nights in centrally located hotels on twin sharing basis;
Breakfast 9 times per stay in the hotel;
Breakfast 2 times per stay on board;
Private arrival and departure transfers in Vilnius and St.Petersburg;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of local certified English speaking guide for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees in Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, and Garden, Turaida Castle, Vasa Museum, City Hall of Stockholm, Grand Palace of Peterhof, Catherine`s Palace and Hermitage;
Service fee and all applicable taxes;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel

 
Package price does not include:
Cruise ferry ticket Riga - Stockholm;
Cruise ferry ticket Stockholm - Tallinn;
Train tickets Helsinki - St.Petersburg;
Ferry Tallinn - Helsinki;
Any expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, 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 cruise tickets different payment and cancellation rules will apply.

**BALTIC TRAVEL SERVICES provide support documents for the Russian Visa. Support documents are not Visa. For the Russian Visa guests need to apply themselves at closest Russian Embassy or Consulate.

***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.