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Splendid Baltic Capitals

7 days
6 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:
$785.00 (double occupancy)
$1,070.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jul 14 - Jul 20:
$35.00 (double occupancy)
$35.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 12, 2017 - May 18, 2017 
May 19, 2017 - May 25, 2017 
May 26, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017 
Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 08, 2017 
Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017 
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 
Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017 
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 
Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017 
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 
Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 
Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 07, 2017 

Hotels:

Vilnius - "Novotel Vilnus Centre" or similar
Riga - "Radisson Blu Latvija" or similar
Tallinn -  "Sokos Viru" or simiar 

Included:

6 overnights at the 4* centally located hotels
Buffet breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail on day 1
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-6
English and German speaking guide escort on days 2-6
Excursions as per itinerary
Entrances to: St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Bernardine Garden, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, the Dome Church, St.Jacob’s Church and St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Riga, Turaida Castle, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn.
Individual information package (city guides and program)

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : VILNIUS

Welcome to Vilnius! Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel (transfer not included) and check-in before heading to a 7:00PM welcome meeting in the lobby with your tour guide.

Day 2  : VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS

Your first sightseeing day in Lithuania starts with and exciting city tour of Vilnius. The 600-year-old capital offers many remarkable historic and architectural landmarks. During the city tour you will visit: St. Peter and Paul ChurchGediminas TowerCathedral Square with Vilnius Cathedral, dedicated to Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, as well as the bell towerSt. Anne's ChurchBernardine ChurchAmber Museum-Gallery, and Užupis, one of the oldest districts of Vilnius mentioned in historical sources as far back as the 16th century. Nowadays it is the artists' "Republic," which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar, and map. You will also visit the Gate of Dawn with its holy image of the Virgin Mary, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy SpiritTown Hall SquareVilnius University (founded in 1579) and the Church of St. Johns.

In the afternoon, we take a trip to Trakai (25 km/15.5 mi from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to visit the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the middle of Lake Galvė. You will return to Vilnius in the evening and enjoy an optional dinner at the Lithuanian cuisine restaurant "Lokys" or walk the cobblestone streets of the old town on your own.

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

This morning at 9:00am, we will depart by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. We will stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km/10 mi from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place of pilgrimage with thousands of crosses of every size and design on two small hills, a powerful testament to religious devotion of pilgrims who come here to plead for miracles. Later we'll visit Rundaleand explore the 18th century Rundale Palace, a beautiful late baroque masterpiece in Latvia. It is an impressive example of the early work of a famous Italian architect, F.B. Rastrelli. In the evening, you will arrive in Riga, check-in at the hotel, and spend the night unwinding on your own.

Day 4  : RIGA

The city tour of Riga begins after breakfast. This combined coach and walking tour will encompass the most significant sights in Riga including a drive along the central boulevards of Riga where you can enjoy the views of the City Canal ParksBastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings from the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom MonumentUniversity of LatviaLatvian National Opera House, and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the oldGuild Houses, the Swedish GateSt. Jacob’s ChurchSt. Mary Magdalene's Church, theDome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the Parliament House, and the Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous Riga Market, you can join an optional afternoon excursion to Jurmala. Optional dinner will take place at the Latvian cuisine restaurant, “Rozengrals,” or somewhere similar.

Day 5  : RIGA - PÄRNU - TALLINN

Departure to Tallin is after breakfast. En route to Tallin we will stop in Pärnu, better known as the "Summer Capital of Estonia." This small town has been known as a summer health resort ever since the first spa opened back in the 1830s. Upon arrival in Tallinn, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the night relaxing on your own.

Day 6  : TALLINN

This morning begins with a city tour of Tallinn. You will visit the Old Town of Tallinn, a great example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passagewhere artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, and St. Olaf’s Church. Afternoon optional excursions to Kadriorg Park and a visit to Kadriorg Palace are also available. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner at the medieval restaurant, “Peppersack,” or somewhere similar.

Day 7  : TALLINN

After breakfast individual transfers to the airport (not included)

Notes:

Group size:
min-2 pax, max-35 pax

Optional add-ons (per person):

• Arrival transfer in Vilnius:
Car (1-2 persons) - $42 per vehicle
Minivan (3-6 persons) - $55 per vehicle
• Additional night in Vilnius:
Hotel NOVOTEL VILNIUS CENTRE or similar
SGL $114 per room per night, including breakfast
DBL $126 per room per night, including breakfast
• Lithuanian dinner at restaurant “Lokys” or similar in Vilnius – $36 p/p
• Excursion (4 hours) to Jurmala – $48 p/p
• Latvian dinner at restaurant “ Key to Riga” or similar in Riga – $42 p/p
• Excursion (3 hours) to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace- $54 p/p
• Dinner at restaurant “ Pepersack” or similar in Tallinn- $42 p/p
• Additional night in Tallinn:
Hotel SOKOS VIRU or similar
SGL $108 per room per night, including breakfast
DBL $126 per room per night, including breakfast.
• Departure transfer in Tallinn :
Car (1-2 persons) - $42 per vehicle
Minivan (3-6 persons) - $55 per vehicle
• Half board at hotels( 6 x dinners: 3 course menu + tea/coffee)- $216 p/p

* half board includes daily 3 course dinners & tea/coffee


tour code: AMBBC16