Rundale Palace, Latvia
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
Odminiu Square, 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
Turaida Castle in Sigulda, Latvia
Baltic Tours, Baltic Impressions Tour - Escorted Group Coach Tour from Tallinn 10 days/9 nights, May - September 20120
Tallinn - Cesis - Vilnius - Klaipeda - Riga - Tallinn
Estonia- Latvia - Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia
DAY 1 of Baltic Impressions Tour (FRIDAY) Arrival in Tallinn
Arrival in Tallinn, optional airport transfer can be organised to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar hotel in Tallinn, check-in, welcome meeting with our Baltic tour guide. Please ask at hotel reception for details.
DAY 2 of Baltic Impressions Tour (SATURDAY) Tallinn-Cesis
Breakfast at hotel. We start our Baltic Tour with the trip to the Lahemaa National Park and visit to the Manor House in Palmse. Next on our route is the town of Tartu, which is known the university harbour. Enjoy the tour of the beautiful Old Town. We continue our Baltic Tour drive towards to Latvia and we have an overnight stay in Cesis. Cesis is a fusion of medieval history and modern life. Its a Hanseatic city with its castle ruins and wonderful greenery. Check-in at the Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar hotel.
DAY 3 of Baltic Impressions Tour (SUNDAY) Cesis-Vilnius
We continue the Baltic Tour through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort.Sigulda is located 53 km away to the East from Riga in the Gauja River valley. This small town is one of the most picturesque towns in Latvia and is often referred to as "the small Latvian Switzerland” because of the beautiful mountainous region. The past of the town is rich in historical events. There were castles built in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knight's Order and Riga's Bishop: Sigulda in 1207, Turaida in 1214 and Krimulda in 1252 out of which only the Turaida Castle has remained. Nowadays, Sigulda is a centre of the Gauja National Park. Sigulda is the most popular tourist and leisure destination as well as a famous place for winter sports competitions with a bob sleight route, which is one of the best in the world, and the downhill skiing routes. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we head towards Riga to hit the highway down to Vilnius. En route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After a guided tour of the palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check in at Hotel National**** or similar standard hotel in Vilnius.
DAY 4 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (MONDAY) Vilnius-Klaipeda
Vilnius is famous with it beautiful medieval architecture, Old Town and numerous churches. The morning Vilnius sightseeing tour offers a panoramic tour of the city. A walking part of the tour will follow, you will see Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we head towards Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, visit to beautiful Trakai Castle, beautifully sitting on an island in Lake Galve. Most of the day is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check in at Hotel National**** or similar standard hotel in Klaipeda.
DAY 5 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (TUESDAY) Klaipeda
Today is reserved for a full-day optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, sand curved-sand dune split, stretching for 100 km between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Charming small old fishing villages, healing dense pine forests and beautiful sand dunes are part of the scenery. First visit on the route is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. Afterwards we head towards Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse and get to see and admire a pretty resort town before we turn around and go back to Klaipeda.optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Fredericho Pasazas can be booked for the evening.
DAY 6 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (WEDNESDAY) Klaipeda-Riga
Klaipeda is the 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. After this short tour we will head towards Samogitia National Park, where we will stop and have a walking tour around the beautyful lake of Plateliai. The route continues to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the sacred sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Wellton Riverside**** or similar standard hotel in Riga. An optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral in the Old Town is offered in the evening, its worth a visit.
DAY 7 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (THURSDAY) Riga
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. 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 8 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (FRIDAY) Riga-Tallinn
Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Tallinn. Our drive lies along the coastal road to the summer resort of Parnu, Estonia. We do a short tour of the resort and a leisurely walk on the beach. We continue our journey through North Estonian land of forests to Tallinn, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.
DAY 9 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (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 Maikhrav in Tallinn Old Town.
Day 10 of Baltic Tour - Impressions (SUNDAY) Departure from Tallinn
Optional transfer to the airport in Tallinn can be organised upon request.
• 9 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
• 9 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalized welcome package
• Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Old University in Vilnius and medieval Great Guil Hall in Tallinn
• Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
- Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
- 8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit: EUR 80.00 pp
- Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Fredericho Pasazas: EUR 35.00 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
- Transfer Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
- Half board at hotels (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 285.00 pp