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Baltics & Kaliningrad Tour

11 days
10 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 4,950.00 (double/twin occupancy)

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ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

 4- star hotels

Included:

  • 10 nights at  4- star hotels 
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  •  Entrances to Peter and Paul Church, Trakai Castle, Amber factory, Amber museum, Rundale Palace, City Museum in Jurmala, Turaida Castle, medieval Great Guild Hall and KUMU Art museum in Tallinn
  •  Service of English speaking tour escort
  •  Service of 1st class car/minivan throughout the itinerary

Optional Services:

Optional transfer on the arrival and departure day - 35 EUR per transfer

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS

Individual transfer to the hotel (not included). Check-in at the hotel.  Overnight in Vilnius

Options: Transfer from the airport (optional)
Day 2  : VILNIUS

Vilnius 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. Free afternoon. Overnight in Vilnius  (B)

Day 3  : VILNIUS - TRAKAI

The morning offers an excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. Overnight in Vilnius (B)

Day 4  : VILNIUS-KALININGRAD

Heading for Kaliningrad. We do a stop in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania, to admire the beautiful Old Town and the elegant white Baroque Town Hall before we arrive in the late afternoon to Kaliningrad.  Overnight in Kaliningrad (B)

Day 5  : KALININGRAD

Full day excursion to Yantarny, the former Palmnicken, a small and cozy town, which preserves the charm and the atmosphere of the Eastern Prussia, famous for its clear and wide beaches, sea lagoon and unique deep lake, it’s the only place in the world where the extracting of amber is held since the Teutonic times, visit the Amber factory, where it’s extracted nowadays, continue to Svetlogorsk, a wonderful tour to the most beautiful resort of Zamland peninsula on the Baltic coast, enjoy the town’s tree-lined streets, pine woods and beaches as well as visiting a former Catholic Church where organ concerts are held daily in the summer, the Brakhert sculpture park, 19th century Water Tower and Art Noveau bathhouse, take a walk along the promenade and buy amber souvenirs from local traders, return to Kaliningrad.  Overnight in Kaliningrad(B)

Day 6  : KALININGRAD-KLAIPEDA

While German Königsberg reveled in regal architecture and a cosmopolitan European culture, modern Kaliningrad is undeniable a Russian city. The old Prussian red-brick buildings are intermixed with Soviet blocks of flats, brand-new Orthodox churches, and glass high-rises. The morning city tour takes us around the city with Victory Square and Kant’s Island with the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Savior and we visit the lively Central Market and the fascinating Museum of Amber. In the afternoon we depart from Kaliningrad along the amazing Curonian Spit, a 100 km thin stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon to the picturesque fishing town of Nida and further onwards to Klaipeda. Check-in at Hotel.  Overnight in Klaipeda (B)

Day 7  : KLAIPEDA-RIGA

Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. The next stop is the Hill 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 in evening, check-in at the Hotel. Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 8  : 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 a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches.  Overnight in Riga (B)

Day 9  : RIGA-TALLINN

After we got acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The 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. 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. Overnight in Tallinn (B)

Day 10  : TALLINN

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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 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. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 11  : TALLINN / DEPARTURE

After breakfast optional transfer to Tallinn airport

Options: Transfer (optional)