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Baltic Explorer

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 2,570.00 (Per person)

Dates:

Hotels:

Vilnius - "Novotel" or similar
Riga - Radisson Blu Daugava or similar
Tallinn - "Meriton Grand Hotel" or similar
Sigulda - "Segevold" or similar

Included:

2 nights in Vilnius
3 nights in Riga
2 nights in Tallinn
1 night in Sigulda
Buffet Breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail in Vilnius
Morning swimming pool and gym at hotels Radisson Blu Daugava, Meriton Grand Hotel
Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-8
English speaking guide on days 2-8
Excursion as per itinerary
Entrances to: the Dome Church, St.Jacob’s Church and St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Riga, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn, University Tartu, Turaida Castle, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, 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
Individual information package (city guides and program

Due to the renovation of the Kadriorg Palace in 2012, the Kadriorg Art Museum will be closed to the public as of 1 July 2012.“ For the groups, visit to the Kadriorg Palace will be replaced by visit the Kadriorg Park + KUMU museum.

Optional add-ons (per person):
Airport Transfer - $35
Pre-Post Hotel in Riga - $75
Latvian Cuisine dinner - $60
Lithuanian Cuisine dinner - $55
Estonian Cuisine dinner - $55
Dinner in Klaipeda restaurant - $50
Half board at hotels - $620
4H Excursion to Jurmala - $60
3H Excursion to Kadriorg Park - $60

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Sunday: RIGA

Arrival in Riga. Individual transfer to your hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide.OVER­NIGHT: Riga "RADISSON BLU DAUGAVA" or similar

Day 2  : Monday: 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, Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga. Afternoon optional excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional  dinner at Latvian restaurant “ Rozengrals ” or similar. OVERNIGHT: Riga "RADISSON  BLU DAUGAVA" or similar

Day 3  : Tuesday: RIGA - PARNU - TALLINN (300 km)

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

Day 4  : Wednesday: TALLINN

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn, 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 dinner at medieval  restaurant “ Peppersack ” or similar. OVERNIGHT: Tallinn " MERITON GRAND HOTEL TALLINN" or similar

Day 5  : Thursday: TALLINN - TARTU - SIGULDA (380 km)

9:00 a.m. departure for Sigulda. Stopover in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. A 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. 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: Sigulda "SEGEWOLD"  or similar

Day 6  : Friday: SIGULDA -VILNIUS (350 km)

9:00 a.m.  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: Vilnius " NOVOTEL" or similar

Day 7  : Saturday: VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (50 km)

9:00 a.m. a 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, novo days 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 “ Lokys” or similar. OVERNIGHT: Vilnius "NOVOTEL" or similar

Day 8  : Sunday: VILNIUS- HILL OF CROSSES-RUNDALE-RIGA (380 km)

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. A further drive 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: Riga " RADISSON BLU DAUGAVA" or similar

Day 9  : Monday: RIGA

Breakfast. End of the tour.

Notes:

Daily all-year-round