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Baltic Circle Tour from Tallinn

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 955.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,370.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for Jul 11 - Jul 15:
$35.00 (double occupancy)
$35.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 16, 2017 - May 24, 2017 
May 23, 2017 - May 31, 2017 
May 30, 2017 - Jun 07, 2017 
Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017 
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017 
Jun 20, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 
Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 05, 2017 
Jul 04, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017 
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017 
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 
Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017 
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 09, 2017 
Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 
Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 
Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 
Aug 29, 2017 - Sep 06, 2017 
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Hotels:

Tallinn - "Sokos Viru" or similar
Sigulda - "Segevold" or similar
Vilnius - "Novotel Vilnius Centre" or similar
Riga - "Radisson Blu Latvia" or similar

Included:

• 8 nights at the 4- star hotels
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Welcome cocktail at hotel in Tallinn
• Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary escort on days 2-8
• English and German speaking guide escort on days 2-8
• Excursions as per itinerary
• Entrances to: the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn., Turaida Castle, Sigulda Castle, St.Peter and Paul’s Church, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Bernardinai Garden, Amber gallery- museum and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, the Dome Church and Riga Central Market.
• Individual information package (city guides and program)

Itinerary:

Tallinn city tour followed by Estonian seascape, visits to old University town of Tartu, estonian Baltic Resort Parnu,  city tour of Riga, Latvian countryside and Gauja National Park, charming Sigulda, medieval Trakai Castle outside Vilnius

Day 1  : TALLINN

Arrival in Tallinn. Individual transfers to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. In the evening, at 7:00 pm, welcome meeting at the hotel with your tour guide. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 2  : TALLINN

Morning Tallinn city Tour, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an 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 Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St. Olaf’s Church. Afternoon optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace. In the evening optional Estonian dinner at medieval restaurant. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 3  : TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA

After breakfast departure for Sigulda with a stopover in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia. City tour of Tartu, including Tartu University, Toome Hill Park with its monuments, sculptures, bridges and ruins of gothic Church, panoramic view of the town with Jaani Church and Town Hall Square. A further drive to Sigulda (Latvia). Short stop in a small ancient town of Cesis for a walk in Castle Park. Arrival in Sigulda, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Sigulda.

Day 4  : SIGULDA - VILNIUS

Beautiful morning walk in Gauja National Park, including visit to Turaida Castle and the ruins of the 13th century Crusader Castle in Sigulda. A further drive to Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 5  : VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS

9:00 am city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St. Peter-and-Paul’s Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, St. Ann and Bernardines’ Church, Amber gallery-museum, Užupis -one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, nowadays the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map, the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John’s Church. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius. In the evening optional dinner at Lithuanian restaurant. Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 6  : VILNIUS - HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop on your way at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. Continue to Riga. Stop in Rundale. Visit to Rundale Palace of the 18th century, a beautiful late baroque palace in Latvia. It is a splendid example of the early work of famous Italian architect F.B.Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Riga.

Day 7  : RIGA

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Riga. A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian 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 Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St. Jacob’s Church, St. Mary Magdalene's Church, the Parliament House, and Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga. Afternoon optional excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional Latvian cuisine dinner. Overnight in Riga.

Day 8  : RIGA-PÄRNU-TALLINN

9:00 a.m. departure for Tallinn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonian “Summer Capital”. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. A further drive to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn, check-in at the hotel. OVERNIGHT: Tallinn "MERITON GRAND HOTEL TALLINN" or similar

Day 9  : TALLINN

Breakfast. End of the tour.

Notes:

Group size: min-2 pax, max-35 pax

Optional add-ons (per person):

• Arrival/ departure transfer ( one way) in Tallinn :
Car (1-2 persons) - $42 per vehicle
Minivan (3-6 persons) - $66 per vehicle
• 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
• Lithuanian dinner at restaurant “Lokys” or similar in Vilnius – $36
• Excursion (4 hours) to Jurmala – $48
• Latvian dinner at restaurant ”Key to Riga” or similar in Riga – $42
• Excursion (3 hours) to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace- $54
• Dinner at restaurant “Pepersack” or similar in Tallinn- $42
• Half board at hotels(8 x dinners: 3 course menu + tea/coffee)- $288