Odminiu Square, Vilnius
Tallinn Old Town
View of the Tallinn
Town Wall, Tallinn
Town Wall Towers, Tallinn
View of the Town Hall Square, Tallinn
Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn
Town Wall, Tallinn
Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, Tallinn
Neris River, Vilnius
Gediminas Tower, Vilnius
Cathedral Square, Vilnius
Old Town, Vilnius
Gediminas Hill, Vilnius
The Land of blue Lakes, Latvia
Panoramic view of the Old Town, Riga
A fishing village, Latvia
View of The Old Town, Riga
Riga at night, Latvia
Orthodox Cathedral, Riga
A street in the Old Town, Riga
View of the Old Town, Riga
Cesis Castle, Latvia
Rundale Palace, Latvia
Turaida Castle in Sigulda, Latvia
Helsinki Cathedral, Finland
Peterhof Palace near St. Petersburg
Palazzo di Stato Maggiore, St. Petersburg.jpg
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood at night, St. Petersburg
Classical view of Neva Rive and Isaakievskiy Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki & St.Petersburg) 13 days/12 nights, May-September 2018
Vilnius / Lithuania - Riga / Latvia - Tallinn / Estonia - Helsinki / Finland - St. Petersburg / Russia - Baltic Revelation Tour
DAY 1 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (SUNDAY): VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius International airport. An optional airport transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or other similar hotel in Vilnius can be pre-booked. Hotel check-in and welcome meeting with our group guide rep.
DAY 2 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (MONDAY): VILNIUS
Breakfast in the morning. The day will be spent in Vilnius and its surroundings. Vilnius is a charming city with diverse architecture, culture, history and busy modern life. A group panoramic and walking excursion after the breakfast will let you see and enjoy Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon you are offered an optional tour to Trakai and its beautiful castle, Trakai is known as the medieval capital of Lithuania. Trakai is a beautiful place and scenery around it is a must see when you are in Lithuania. Why not treat yourself and book a special folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas in Vilnius.
DAY 3 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (THUESDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Riga, the first visit on the route is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. We will continue towards Latvia and shortly reach the marvellous Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Guided tour of the palace will be organised for you. In the afternoon we will arrive to Riga, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar standard hotel in Riga.
DAY 4 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (WEDNESDAY) RIGA
Breakfast buffet in your hotel. Before you get to know more about Riga City you are offered to explore charming medieval Latvia first - Sigulda and its surroundings. This optional sightseeing tour will take you the beautiful nature of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. There you will be presented the amazing Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida, and see Maja’s Tombstone, the ruins of the Episcopal Castle, the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword and the mysterious Gutman Cave before we return to Riga. You can also book optional tour in the afternoon - a visit to the Ethnographical Open Air museum in Riga, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life where you will see examples of typical latvian architecture. Optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral in the Riga Old Town can be booked too for the evening.
DAY 5 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (THURSDAY): RIGA
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is a stunning more than eight hundred year old city. Riga is located along the Baltic Sea at the southern coast of the Gulf of Riga, on the Rigava coastal plain. The historical core of Riga is situated on the right bank of the Daugava River, about 10 kilometers from where the Daugava flows into the Gulf of Riga. The natural terrain of this area is a flat and sandy plain, about 1 to 10 meters above the sea level. 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. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.
DAY 6 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
After the breakfast at hotel, we will depart for Tallinn, the route goes along the Baltic coast and will have a stop at the resort Parnu, Estonia. We will have a short excursion of Parnu before we continue our journey to Tallinn where we arrive in early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar standard hotel in Tallinn.
DAY 7 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour(SATURDAY): 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. In the afternoon an optional tour is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to KUMU art museum. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack in Tallinn Old Town.
DAY 8 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (SUNDAY): TALLINN - HELSINKI
In the morning we take the hydrofoil from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki, transfer to Hotel Radisson Glo Art**** or similar, check-in. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring and enjoying Helsinki on your own.
DAY 9 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (MONDAY): 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, 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 Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.
DAY 10 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (TUESDAY): HELSINKI - ST-PETERSBURG
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilevsky**** or similar.
DAY 11 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (WEDNESDAY): ST-PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exiting Russian folklore show, Russian "Champagne" and snacks.
DAY 12 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (THURSDAY): ST-PETERSBURG
An optional excursion in the morning offers a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to Zarskoe Selo with the impressive Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room, which was vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg tri-centennial celebrations. And in the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.
DAY 13 Baltic Revelation Coach Group Tour (FRIDAY): DEPARTURE FROM ST-PETERSBURG
Optional transfer to the airport in St. Petersburg.
•12 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• 12 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, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter-and-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
• Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
• Service of Italian only speaking tour escort on Baltic Countries segment and Italian speaking tour escort on Finish-Russian segment on tours GRE06, GRE13-GRE20
• Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on tour GRE05, GRE12 and GRE21
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
• Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
• Portage at hotels
• 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 La Boheme: EUR 40.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
• Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: EUR 40.00 pp
• 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum: EUR 45.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace: EUR 75.00 pp
• Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 50.00 pp
• 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 70.00 pp
• 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
• Russian dinner at Restaurant Pranosti & Radosti: EUR 50.00 pp
• Transfer Hotel Sokos Vasilevsky to airport: EUR 70.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 90.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
• Half board at hotels (12 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 370.00 pp