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DATES for Baltic Biking Tour:

GBB02: 19.07-28.07.17


Day 1 of Baltic Biking Tour: Arrival Vilnius

Arrival in Vilnius international airport, an optional transfer can be organized. Please enquire. Check in at Hotel Europa City Vilnius*** or similar hotel, welcome meeting to follow the Baltic Biking Tour Guide.

Day 2 of Baltic Biking Tour: Vilnius-Trakai-Kaunas

Vilnius is a picturesque city with numerous buildings, cathedrals and churches. The morning panoramic sightseeing tour will cover the city and then there will be a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon our Cycling tour will take us to to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well kept Trakai Castle, charmingly nested on an island in Lake Galve. We enjoy a 15 km cycling tour in the surroundings of Trakai. We continue to Kaunas and take a short stroll in the Old Town with its elegant Old Town Hall and Gothic cathedral. Check in at Hotel Magnus *** or similar hotel.

Day 3 of Baltic Biking Tour: Kaunas-Nida-Klaipeda

Breakfast at hotel. Early start of the day. Our first en route sightseeing is marvelous Curonian Split area, it’s a long land strop between Baltic Sea and the Curionian Lagoon itself. You will see small charming old fashioned fishing villages, forests and beautiful sand dunes. We will embark on a ferry from Klaipdea to the Curonian Spit and head to Nida. Nida is a beautiful and popular resort town in Lithuania. We will explore the High Dunes, Thomas Mann’s summerhouse and learn about the resort in more details.Later in the afternoon we will experience a 30 km biking tour from Nida to Juodkrante. After that we head back to Klaipeda and check-in at Hotel Ibis Aurora*** or similar hotel in Klaipeda.

Day 4 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Klaipeda-Palanga-Liepaja

Klaipeda is third biggest city in Lithuania, it has a ancient history and was called Memel when it was a Gernam town. There is a charming old town and we will take a tour around it to see its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses. As part of the tour we will stop at the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain.We will have a 30 km biking tour to Palanga, where we enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit the in the Botanical Gardens. Also we will see the Amber Museum in the former Tiskevicius Palace before we carry on our Baltic Biking Tour towards Latvia and arrive in Liepaja. Check-in at Hotel Europa City Amrita**** or similar hotel in Liepaja.

Day 5 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Liepaja-Jurmala-Riga

Liepaja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia, its located on the Sea Coast and has beautiful beaches. We will enjoy the morning short tour in Liepaja Old Town, will see the Trinity Church as well. After the walk, we will take a drive to Kemeri, where we will take a 25 kilometer long biking tour through the Kemeri National Park. The rest of the day will be spend in Jurmala. Jurmala is a very popular resort town in Latvia. Its surrounded by Pine Forrest and has beautiful sandy beaches as well as famous for its wooden fairy tail style architecture. We will arrive in Riga in the late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Days Riga VEF*** or similar hotel in Riga.

Day 6 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Riga-Sigulda-Cesis

Riga is over 800 years old, it was founded by the German bishop Albert and is the biggest and busiest of the three Baltic State capitals. Riga is proud to offer a wide variety of culture, history, art and architecture, including Art Neauveau. 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. After Riga tour we take our route to Saulkrasti where do a 30 km biking tour to Sigulda, another popular sightseeing town in Latvia. We will visit the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the remains of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword. Afterwards we head to Cesis and check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar hotel in Cesis.

Day 7 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Cesis-Tartu

Cesis is a fusion of medieval history and modern life. Its a Hanseatic city with its castle ruins and wonderful greenery. Morning sightseeing tour of Cesis -see the ruins of the Castle of the Livonian Order and St. John’s Church. Today we carry on to Estonia and the Hanja Nature Park where we will enjoy a thirty kilometre long biking tour through the national park and around the Munamagi Hill, the biggest hill in the Baltic countries at just 300 m. Our tour takes you to Tartu. Check-in at Hotel Tartu*** or similar hotel.

Day 8 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Tartu-Lahemaa

Tartu is a student town with a lot of universities. Morning sightseeing tour to explore and enjoy the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. After the excursion of Tartu Town we will heard to the Lake Peipus and in the middle of the day we enjoy a 40 km biking trip from Kolka via Kallaste to Raja along the lake. The rest of the day is spent on a drive to the Lahemaa National Park. Check-in at Hotel Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa**** or similar hotel.

Day 9 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Lahemaa-Tallinn

Breakfast at the hotel. We start with a forty five kilometer long cycling tour from Vihula through Sagadi, Pamse, Kasmu, Kasmu Peninsula. Later we drive to Tallinn. Tallinn is a beautiful modern city, it boast a jaw dropping Old Town. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for it’s authentic architecture. Enjoy the cobblestone streets and houses dating back as far as to 11th century, visit few of the local art and crafts show rooms, galleries, museum to indulge in small cosy cafés or restaurants and buy travel memorabilia from summer or Christmas open air Hanseatic fairs. There are numerous shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafees and restaurants in the old town.The sightseeing tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. Check in at Hotel Susi*** or similar standard hotel.

Day 10 of of Baltic Biking Tour: Tallinn Departure

Optional transfer to the airport can be organized.

Bikes are new modern Estonian produced tour bikes, model comfort and cruiser, 3-6 speeds, hand or foot brakes, equipped with bike bags, luggage boots, mud flaps, reflectors, bells and helmet. Child seat available upon request.

Max 21 persons in the groups

The tours are recommended for guests in normal physical conditions between 35-65 years

·9 overnights at 3-4-star hotels

·9 x buffet breakfast

·Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

·Personalized welcome package

·Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours

·Service of 1st class motor coach throughout the itinerary

·Ferry tickets Klaipeda – Smiltyne – Klaipeda and ecological fees for the Curonian Spit

·Bicycle rental

·Transfer airport to Hotel Europa City Vilnius: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

·Transfer Hotel Susi airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

·Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea ): EUR 155.00 pp

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