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Baltic Metropoles

10 days
9 nights

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Dates

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EUR

PER PERSON :

$ 1,310.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,870.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 10, 2020 - May 19, 2020 
May 17, 2020 - May 26, 2020 
May 24, 2020 - Jun 02, 2020 
May 31, 2020 - Jun 09, 2020 
Jun 07, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020 
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 23, 2020 
Jun 21, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020 
Jun 28, 2020 - Jul 07, 2020 
Jul 05, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020 
Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020 
Jul 19, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020 
Jul 26, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020 
Aug 02, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020 
Aug 09, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020 
Aug 16, 2020 - Aug 25, 2020 
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020 
Aug 30, 2020 - Sep 08, 2020 
Sep 06, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020 
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020 
Sep 20, 2020 - Sep 29, 2020 

Hotels:

Vilnius - Radisson Blu Lietuva 4**** or similar
Riga - Hotel Wellton Riverside 4**** or similar
Tallinn - Radisson Blu Olympia 4**** or similar
Helsinki - Hotel Glo Art 4**** or similar

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

  • 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian only speaking tour escort on Baltic countries segment and Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on Finish segment on tours 2019: May 26, Jun 09, Jun 23, Jul 07 - Sep 01; 2020: Jun 07, 28, Jul 05, 12, 26, Aug 02,09,23
  • Service of Spanish and Portuguese speaking tour escort on tours 2020: May 24, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on tours 2019: May 19, Jun 02, Jun 16, Jun 30 and Sep 08; 2020: May 10,17,31, Jun 14, Aug 30, Sep 06,13,20
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN EUR:

Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40.00 pp
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 40.00 pp
6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park: EUR 70.00 pp
3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress: EUR 60.00 pp
Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve: EUR 60.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Glo Art to Helsinki airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 195.00 pp

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL VILNIUS

Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva 4**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2  : VILNIUS

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

Day 3  : VILNIUS - RIGA

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Wellton Riverside 4**** or similar.

Day 4  : RIGA

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Day 5  : RIGA

After we got acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

Day 6  : RIGA - TALLINN

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia 4**** or similar.

Day 7  : TALLINN

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

Day 8  : TALLINN - HELSINKI

This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art 4**** or similar.

Day 9  : HELSINKI

Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.

Day 10  : DEPARTURE FROM HELSINKI

Optional transfer to the airport.