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Receive CAD 105 per person discount if booked before April 30, 2017 on all departures

10 days / 9 nights

DAY - 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
Arrival in Tallinn, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY - 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS
After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar.

DAY - 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS
ToDAY - we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiDAY - resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around 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. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.

DAY - 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and 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. After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we visit the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. The balance of the DAY - is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar.

DAY - 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
The DAY - is reserved for a full-DAY - optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.

DAY - 6 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where we embark on a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

DAY - 7 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House 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 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

DAY - 9 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

DAY - 10 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2017        
  May-September 2017        
           
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  May 26 - Jun 4 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jun 02 - Jun 11 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jun 09 - Jun 18 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jun 16 - Jun 25 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jun 23 - Jul 2 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jun 30 - Jul 09 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jul 07 - Jul 16 CAD 2,030 CAD 1,960 CAD 2,898 CAD 2,828
  Jul 14 - Jul 23 CAD 2,030 CAD 1,960 CAD 2,898 CAD 2,828
  Jul 21 - Jul 30 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Jul 28 - Aug 6 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Aug 4 - Aug 13 CAD 2,030 CAD 1,960 CAD 2,898 CAD 2,828
  Aug 11 - Aug 20 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Aug 18 - Aug 27 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Aug 25 - Sep 3 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Sep 01 - Sep 10 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
  Sep 08 - Sep 17 CAD 2,030 CAD 2,898
   
  Optional Tours Price Person
  8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit CAD 169
  Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century CAD 74
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral CAD 74
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala CAD 84
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest CAD 84
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU CAD 84
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack CAD 84
 
Including:
  • 9 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Old University in Vilnius and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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