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Poland & Classical Baltics - Guaranteed Departure Tours Krakow – Warsaw – Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn

Day 1, Tuesday: Arrival in Krakow

Arrival in Krakow. Optional transfer to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel.

At 20:00, you are welcome to meet with your guide at the Novotel City West Hotel.

Guests staying at the Secesja Hotel will be picked-up at 19:30 and transferred

to the forum and back.

Day 2, Wednesday: Krakow

In the morning, the Krakow city tour with transfer from hotels, including visits the

The old market square(Picture 1), Cloth Hall, Barbican and CityWalls.Free time in

the centre. Afterwards, early afternoon OPTIONAL tour to Wieliczka salt mine (Picture 2) with return transfers from hotels and city centre.In the evening,

OPTIONAL live piano concert of Chopinmusicat Chopin Gallery with transfer

from hotels and a complimentary glass of wine. Evening at leisure in the centre.

Day 3, Thursday: Krakow - Warsaw

In the morning, departure by coach to the city of Czestochowa

and visit the Jasna Gora monastery(Picture 3), Poland's most important

pilgrimage site. The monastery houses the world-famous

picture of the Virgin Mary, called Black Madonna. Lunch on the way to

Warsaw.Arrival in Warsaw, check-in at hotel.

Day 4, Friday: Warsaw

In the morning, a tour of Warsaw (Picture 4) with a transfer from

hotels, including visits to Old Market Square (Picture 5),

St John's Cathedral and Royal Castle (Picture 6) square with

Sigismund column. Freetime in the city centre. In the

afternoon, OPTIONALChopin tour with transfer from hotels.

The time includes a visit to the church of Holy Cross with the

urn of Chopin'sheart a visit to Lazienki Royal Park, with famous

Chopin's statue (Picture 7) and entrance to Chopin's museum.

Evening at leisure in the city centre.

Day 5, Saturday: Warsaw - Vilnius

In the morning, transfer to Vilnius, Lithuania. On the way, stop in the picturesque little town of Augustow on the river Netta. Beautiful lakes surround it. Lunch on the way to Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, check-in at hotel.

Day 6, Sunday: Vilnius

In the morning, the Vilnius sightseeing tour, including visits to

the medieval as well as the modern sections of the city

(Picture 8). Visit the Grand Cathedral of Peter & Paul,

the small church of St Anna, a gem of Gothic architecture,

and the University of Vilnius.

In the afternoon, OPTIONAL tour to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania (Picture 9). On

the beautifully situated island in the middle of Galves Lake, there lies a 14th-century red

the brick castle, which now houses a history museum.

Evening at leisure.

Day 7, Monday: Vilnius - Riga

After breakfast, departure by deluxe coach to Riga. En route,

a visit to the Hill of Crosses, a famous hill with

more than a thousand crosses, and the splendid 18th century

Rundale Palace (Picture 10), the former summer residence

of the Duke of Kurland. Lunch on the way to Riga.

Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel.

Day 8, Tuesday: Riga

After breakfast, we went on a Riga city tour. The old town will delight you

with the colourfully restored merchant's residences, the cosy

beer cellars and cafes, historical monuments like the Dome

Cathedral (Picture 11), St Peter's Church, the Powder Tower

and more. View the masterpieces of the early 20th century: the

Art Nouveau architecture. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9, Wednesday: Riga

OPTIONAL Sigulda sightseeing tour. Sigulda is often called "Latvian Switzerland" because of the beauty of its landscape. Visit the 13th-century Turaida castle (Picture 12) and the mysterious GutmanaCave linked to a

romantic medieval love legend. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 10, Thursday: Riga - Tallinn

After breakfast, departure by coach to Tallinn. En route, sightseeing at the Ethnographic Open Air Museum on the outskirts of Riga to see the traditional Latvian rural buildings, the oldest ones dating from the 17th century. View the Baltic Sea coast along the way and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Estonian town of Parnu. Lunch is on the way. Arrival in Tallinn, check in at the hotel.

Day 11, Friday: Tallinn

After breakfast, Tallinn city tour in the medieval town (Picture 13).

In the afternoon, enjoy an OPTIONAL tour to Kadriorg Park & Palace, founded in 1721 by the

Russian Emperor Peter the Great as a gift to his wife, Catherine II, to use as a summer residence.

Day 12, Saturday: Tallinn

Breakfast. Departure from Tallinn. Optional airport transfer.

The hotel selection might change. The hotel selection will be within same or higher category.

OPTION 1 – staying in 3* hotels

2 nights in Krakow – Secesja hotel ***. The Secesja hotel is located just a 5-minutes’ walk from the Wawel castle. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a minibar and free WiFi. All rooms are comfortably furnished and decorated with stylish details. Each comes with a satellite TV and a modern bathroom with either a bath or a shower, and hairdryer.

2 nights in Warsaw – Campanile hotel ***. The Campanile hotel offers modern accommodation with bright rooms that feature a bathroom, satellite TV and free WiFi. Each room at the hotel is air-conditioned and equipped with a work desk and a tray with tea/coffee making facilities. The Campanile’s Restaurant serves regional, Polish and French dishes.

2 nights in Vilnius – Panorama Hotel *** Panorama hotel is located on a hill adjacent to the Old Town and the bus/railway station. The Panorama hotel was recently renovated and has 224 modern and comfortable rooms and boasts fine views of Vilnius city. The large restaurant offers European cuisine and has a capacity of 164 persons.

3 nights in Riga - Konventa Hotel *** Superior. The Konventa seta hotel is housed in a historic townhouse in the old town. All hotel’s 141 guest rooms feature classic design and wood furniture. The hotel boasts in Art Nouveau restaurant and cozy Golf bar, as well as two summer terraces.

2 nights in Tallinn- Gotthard Residents***. This small, stylish and cozy hotel is located in a historical part of the Tallinn Old Town. From the windows of the Residence you can see the historical Three Sisters on one side, and a breathtaking sea view on the other side.

OPTION 2 – staying in 4/5* hotels

2 nights in Krakow – Novotel City West hotel ****. The Novotel Krakow City West hotel offers its guests spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The rooms have wooden furniture in warm colours, each one with a private bathroom and a hairdryer. Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, a sauna, massages and the hotel restaurant that serves Polish and international dishes throughout the day.

2 nights in Warsaw – Novotel Centrum hotel ****. The modern-looking Novotel Warszawa Centrum hotel offers great panoramic views of Warsaw. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and a safe. The spacious bathrooms are equipped with a bath or a shower and a hairdryer. The restaurant serves international dishes and a wide variety of drinks. There’s also a Wellness Centre with sauna and a wide choice of fitness equipment.

OPTION 2 – staying in 4/5* hotels

2 nights in Vilnius – Radisson BLU Royal Astorija Hotel ***** Located in the heart of the Old Town, originally built in 1901 and completely renovated in 1998, this hotel offers sophisticated facilities whilst retaining its turn-of-the-century charm. The hotel has 119 well appointed rooms, brasserie Astorija and a wellness centre (gym/sauna/pool).

3 nights in Riga – Wellton Riga Hotel & SPA****. The hotel is located in Old Riga, the historic centre of the city. Just few steps from the hotel there are most beloved tourist attractions and entertainment sites as well as business and trade centres. The hotel has 174 modern and well-furnished rooms and a SPA complex (Wellton SPA Oasis).

2 nights in Tallinn – Nordic Forum Hotel ****. Next to the heart of Tallinn's attractive old town, the Nordic Hotel Forum offers high-quality accommodation in a new and modern building. The hotel features 267 spacious guest rooms, Restaurant Monaco with 152 places and a Relax Centre on the top floor (fresh juice bar, sauna, steam sauna, indoor pool and Jacuzzi).

- Welcome drink in hotel in Krakow

- Accommodation for 11 nights at the selected hotels

- Buffet breakfast each morning

- 4 lunches on the way (Day 3, 5, 7 and 10), 2-course menu with coffee/tea and water

- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary (see program)

- 1st class coach and guide services throughout the itinerary

- Entrance tickets to Rundale palace & park and Riga Ethnographic Open-air museum

- Individual information package (tour program, city brochures and maps, restaurant suggestions)

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