Baltic Private Tours

The Baltic Highlights

LITHUANIA - LATVIA - ESTONIA 

DAY 1: VILNIUS

Arrival from your chosen airport to Vilnius. Private transfer to a centrally located hotel in Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania. Check in for 2 nights in the chosen hotel. 

Have a free time for exploring the city on your own and dinner. Overnight in Vilnius.

 

DAY 2: VILNIUS - TRAKAI -VILNIUS

After a breakfast at the hotel enjoy a private guided tour (2hrs) in historic Vilnius Old Town, one of the largest old towns in Northen-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 a lunch.

Continue  with a private Trakai tour (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. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews, and Poles lived here. 

Overnight in Vilnius. 

 

DAY 3: VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA

Have breakfast at the hotel.

Check out. Have a private transfer to Latvia, on the way stop at Hill of Crosses. The Hill of Crosses is located 12 km north of Siauliai. Over the centuries, 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 a short break in Hill of Crosses leave for Latvia.

Continue with the transfer to Rundale which is one of the most visited sights in Latvia. Enjoy a private guided tour (~1,5hrs) in Rundale Palace and have a free time to discover the beauty of 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, 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 the way to Riga and overnight in Riga.

 

DAY 4: RIGA - JURMALA - RIGA

Have breakfast at the hotel.

Have 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.

Continue with a private guided 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 in Riga in the late afternoon. Have a free time for leisure and enjoying the city on your own. Overnight in Riga

 

DAY 5: RIGA - CESIS - SIGULDA - RIGA

Have a breakfast at hotel. 

Medieval day – today the best preserved medieval castles and castle ruins will be visited to get to know with Medieval lifestyle in Latvian territory during 12th – 16th century. After breakfast have a private guided tour to Cesis.

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.

Free time for lunch.

After lunch have a transfer to Sigulda. 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.

Return in Riga in the late afternoon.

 

DAY 6: RIGA - TALLINN

After breakfast check out and departure to by private transfer to Estonia.On the way stop for amazing Art Nouveau district in Riga.

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.
 
Afterwards continue with a private tour (~2,5hrs) to one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe - Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum where are placed characteristic buildings from different Latvian regions - homesteads, several churches, windmills, smithies, and brick-kilns. Also on show Livonian peasants and Russian old-believers’ farmhouses, as well as the 18th-century country school, an old road-pub and a farm of the 1920-1930-ties. Visitors may watch a blacksmith, spoon-carver, bee-keeper and other masters at work. 
 
Continue with private transfer to Tallinn.  On the way have a free time for snacks.  After ~ 4,5 hours of transfer time arrive in Tallinn - the capital of Estonia.

Check-in and overnight in Tallinn.
 

DAY 7: TALLINN

Have a breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a private 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 afternoon  for leisure. Overnight in Tallinn.

 

DAY 8: TALLINN

Have breakfast at the hotel. Check out and have a private transfer to the airport. Registration for international flight 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

Rates 5* Hotel

 2 people

1350 €

1418 €

1714 €

 3 - 4 people

1030 €

1099 €

 1394 € 

 5 - 6 people

801 €

869 €

1165 €

 Single Room Supplement

140 €

193 €

 385 €


 

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

Rates 5* Hotel

 2 people

 1431 €

1522 €

1805 €

 3 - 4 people

1112 €

1203 €

 1485 € 

 5 - 6 people

882 €

973 €

1256 €

 Single Room Supplement

213 €

263 €

 385 €


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 arrival and departure transfers in Vilnius and Tallinn;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Private services of local certified English speaking guide for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees (Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace & Garden, Cesis Castle ruins, Turaida Castle, Open Air Museum, Kadriorg Palace);
Service fee and all applicable taxes;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel

 

The package does not include the following services:
Any expenses of personal nature - phone 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 service/s 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.