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8 NIGHTS BALTIC TOUR


Visit: Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Poland

From USD 1390*

per person sharing

Key Highlights:

Guided City Tours
Visit Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn
Visit the Gauja National Park in Sigulda
Ride the Funicular Railway to Gediminas Hill
Services of a Tour Manager

 

 

Day 1: Arrive into Tallinn

Welcome to Tallinn - Largest city of Estonia. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. The rest of the evening is free for you.

Overnight at the hotel in Tallinn. (Dinner)

Day 2: Guided City Tour of Tallinn

After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a guided city tour of Tallinn. Your journey begins with a drive through the beautiful district of Kadriorg, where we will visit the Kadriorg Palace, the summer palace for the family of Russian tsar PeterI. You will also see the Toompea Hill, Parliament building, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church and Town Hall Square.

Next, we see Estonia’s oldest church the Dome Church, which was founded in the early 13th century by the earliest Danish conquerors of the region and stands on Toompea hill, with its fine views over the town and harbor. Later, we proceed to visit the Rocca al Mare. Sitting at the western edge of the city, Rocca al Mare is best known as the site of the sprawling Estonian Open Air Museum, where 19th-century village life is recreated.

Overnight at the hotel in Tallinn. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Sigulda - Riga

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Sigulda. On arrival, we visit the Turaida Castle. The castle was one of the Riga Archbishops’ residencies.Enjoy amazing view from the main watch tower down to primeval valley of river Gauja, Dainu Hill and Gauja National Park.

Next, we visit the Gauja National Park, the largest national park in Latvia. One third of all Latvian natural preserves and more than 500 cultural and historical monuments can be found here. In the evening we drive to Riga, the city of Art Nouveau, rich history and marvellous architecture.

Overnight at the hotel in Riga. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Guided Tour to Jurmala

After a buffet breakfast, we drive to Jurmala a city full of contrasts. On your guided city tour of Jurmala, see the beautiful beach and walk the crowded pedestrian streets full with bars and cafes. Also, see the other side of Jurmala, quiet tree lined streets, 100 year old wooden mansions and soviet era eyesores and stunning nature reserves.

Next, we proceed to visit the house of Blackheads, one of Riga’s architectural gems. Next, we proceed to Visit the Riga Dom Cathedral, the seat of Latvian Archbishop. It is the biggest medieval church and one of the oldest religious buildings in Latvia and in the whole Baltic region.

After that, we take you to visit the Three Brothers, which is the oldest stone residential houses in Riga. 

Later, we drive past the Riga Castle which on the banks of River Daugava in Riga is the official residence of the President of Latvia as well as home to several museums. We also see the Swedish Gate which was erected in 1698 as a part of the Riga Wall to provide access to barracks outside the city wall.

Overnight at the hotel in Riga. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Rundale - Siauliai

After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive towards Rundale. On arrival, we proceed to visit one of the country’s hidden gems - The Rundale Palace, designed by the Italian architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, famous for the Hermitage and Peterhof in Russia. It is quite simply one of the most stunning buildings in the Baltic region.

Next, we drive to Siauliai, the fourth largest city in Lithuania. We take a walking tour of Siauliai where you will see the fountain “Solar discs”, one of the oldest Sun clocks in Lithuania on the wall of St. Apostles Peter and Paul Cathedral.

We also visit The Hill of Crosses, where the Pope John Paul II held the most highly attended mass in the country during his visit to Lithuania in 1993. Interspersed amongst the crosses are traditional Lithuanian koplytstulpis - wooden figures - and magnificent stone statues of Christ. We then proceed to Vilnius.

Overnight at the hotel in Vilinus. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Guided City Tour of Vilinus

After a buffet breakfast, you drive to Trakai, located to the west of Vilinus. This town, famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle, was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre.

Later, we return to Vilinus and proceed on a guided city tour of Vilinus. See the Cathedral square, Gediminas Avenue, KGB Museum, Lukiskiu Square. Stop to visit St Peter and Paul’s Church before continuing on to see Vilnius University, President Palace and the Jewish Quarter. Next, we take a funicular which takes people from the foot of Gediminas Hill to the top.

Overnight at the hotel in Vilinus. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Guided City Tour of Kaunas

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Kaunas, the city that has two faces: the old one and the new one. We proceed on a guided city tour of Kaunas during which we see Kaunas Old Town with its miracle Castle, Kaunas City Hall, Thunder House, the longest bridge in the world and Liberty Avenue, which is one of the longest avenues of Lithuania.

Overnight at the hotel in Kaunas. (Breakfast, Local Dinner)

Day 8: Guided City Tour of Warsaw

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and proceed to Warsaw- capital of Poland. On arrival, we take you for a guided city tour of Warsaw. We visit the Old Town Square Market - originally constructed in the late 13th century. It was restored after World War II to its beautiful prewar charm, lined with 17th and 18th century houses, shops, and restaurants. See the Castle Square, King Sigismund’s Column, St. John’s Cathedral and the Barbican.

Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9: Departure

Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Baltic Pearls’ ends as you check out of the hotel.

(Breakfast)

 

 

Includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of a tour guide.
  • Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

Excludes:

  • Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
  • Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.
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