Travel to Lithuania

The Baltic Capitals Tour GT

 

LITHUANIA - LATVIA - ESTONIA  

Tour Highlights:

  • Vilnius
  • Riga
  • Tallinn

 

DAY 1: VILNIUS

Arrive in Vilnius. Transfer to 4* hotel. Check in.
Enjoy a guided tour in historic Vilnius Old Town (~2 hrs), one of the largest old towns in Eastern Europe. Visiting the most important sights like Cathedral Square with the Dome Church and Clock-Tower, St. Anne’s Church, St.Bernhardin’s Church, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, the Gates of Dawn with the holy image of the Virgin Mary, and the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit. During the tour your guide will also show you Gediminas Castle and Tower and beautiful St.Casimir`s Church. 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 to enjoy the city.

 

DAY 2: VILNIUS

ADDITIONAL: TRAKAI TOUR

Have a breakfast at hotel. Have an additional tour to Trakai (27 km from Vilnius; ~4 h). 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.
Return to Vilnius. Have a free time to enjoy the city.

 

DAY 3: VILNIUS - RIGA

Have a breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to Riga (~4,5 h). Check in hotel in Riga. Have a free time for lunch.

Enjoy a guided walking tour through Riga Old Town (~2 hrs) by 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 leisure and enjoying the city on your own - different bars, clubs, lounges and casinos here are for all tastes. Most of them open till early morning hours on weekends. Overnight in Riga

 

DAY 4: RIGA

Have a breakfast at hotel. Have a free time to enjoy the beauty of Riga city or join for an optional tour to Art Nouveau district or Jurmala Resort Town.

ADDITIONAL: ART NOUVEAU or JURMALA

An optional tour to Art Nouveau (~2 hrs) area or Jurmala (25 km; ~3h).

Art Nouveau area - Walk 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.
The exteriors of the Art Nouveau buildings are imaginatively decorative and won`t leave guests incurious or without an opinion.
 

Jurmala Tour - Meet the guide and take a train to a famous seaside resort Jurmala 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.
Return by the train back to Riga.

Overnight in hotel in Riga.

 

DAY 5: RIGA - TALLINN

Have a breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to Tallinn (~4.5 h).

Have a free time for lunch.

Enjoy Tallinn Old Town walking tour (~ 2hrs)r.
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 to enjoy the cozy and pleasant evening in Tallinn.

 

DAY 6: TALLINN

Have a breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the time in charming Tallinn city.


Transfer to Tallinn Airport and departure.


Additional excursions:

Trakai (~4 h) 45 Euro
Art Nouveau area (~2 h) 40 Euro
Jurmala (~3 h) 60 Euro

Tour package price: 495 Euro/per person (based on twin sharing room)
Single Supplement: 145 Euro
Additional night in Vilnius or Tallinn: 40 Euro/per person (Twin sharing room)
Additional night in Vilnius or Tallinn: 75 Euro/per person (Single room)

Price includes the following services:
2 nights stay in Vilnius in 4* hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis;
2 nights stay in Riga in 4* hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis;
1 night stay in Tallinn n 4* hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis;
Arrival and departure airport transfers in Vilnius and Tallinn;
All transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours;
All applicable taxes and service tax;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel

Our package does not include the following services:
Any expenses of personal nature - telephone 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

GROUP TOUR DEPARTURE DATES 2018

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 End of the tour
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 End of the tour

May 7

May 12

July 23

July 28

June 4

June 9

August 20

August 25

July 2

July 7

September  17 

September 22

 

Payment terms and conditions:
10% upon reservation (non-refundable)
40% 30 days before arrival
50% 16 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


Useful information!

Group size & transportation:
All our groups have maximum up to 10 people, usually 6-8 travelers per group.
For group departures minivans or minibuses are used.

Currency:
Euro is currency in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Time zones:
Arrival and departure times are always indicated in local time.  Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are in the same time zone (UTC/GMT +2 hours).