Baltic Adventures
14 Days

ITINERARY

14 Days: Tallinn, Vihula, Lahemaa, Grasi, Daugavpils, Vilnius, Kaunas,Nida, Liepaja & Riga

Guaranteed Departure 2024
Max 21 in the Group

Tour Overview:

This 14-day tour of the Baltic region combines the best of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Marvel at the architectural styles and medieval buildings in the Old Towns of the capital cities: Tallinn, Vilnius, and Riga. Enjoy the scenic landscapes of the countryside. Your Baltic adventure awaits!


Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Tallinn

Arrival in Tallinn, transfer to Hotel Santa Barbara*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2 (Saturday): Tallinn – Vihula

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 awardwinning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.


Day 3 (Sunday): Tallinn – Lahemaa – Tallinn

This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum.


Day 4 (Monday): Tallinn – Tartu

We continue to Tartu, the University Town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. Check in at Hotel Dorpat*** or similar. In the afternoon is offered optional visit to Estonia National Museum, dedicated to Estonian cultural history and everyday life and stretching out on a timeline from the present day to the Ice Age.


Day 5 (Tuesday): Tartu – Grasi

Departing from Tartu, we head south and soon we reach Stameriena – the pearl of European romanticism having close links with Italian writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After the visit, we continue to Gulbene where we visit the small, private Talava cider brewery and are invited to test the produce. Later in the afternoon we arrive to Grasi Manor***, a picturesque classicism style estate in the middle of Latvia. This evening offers a dinner at Grasi Manor.


Day 6 (Wednesday): Grasi – Daugavpils

Leaving Grasi our first stop is in Aglona, where we visit Aglona Basilica built in late baroque style and a ceramics workshop, an important symbol of Latgalian culture. From here, our tour continues to Daugavpils, Latvia’s 2nd largest city. We tour the historical centre of the city and visit the 19th century Daugavpils Fortress and the Mark Rothko Art Centre, the only place in Europe, where the original masterpieces by the famous founder of abstract expressionism can be seen. Just outside the city we find the lovely Sventes Manor and we check in at Hotel Svente Manor****.


Day 7 (Thursday): Daugavpils – Vilnius

Today we continue southwards into Lithuania and in the middle of the day we arrive at Aukstatija National Park with its many lakes, rivulets and streams scattered between forests and hills. We explore the park on a light walk through the scenic landscapes and visit the pretty lakeside town of Paluse, famous for its wooden church. Late in the afternoon, we head towards Vilnius. Upon arrival we check in at Hotel Artis**** or similar.


Day 8 (Friday): Vilnius

“Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour takes to Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas
Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers optional tour to The Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania where you will learn about the fortifications and the collection of armaments of the castle and palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.”


Day 9 (Saturday): Vilnius

“The morning offers optional tour to Uzupis district – smallest district in Vilnius which over years has transformed from troublesome neighbouring into place
where intellectuals and artist gather, followed by a visit to Lithuanian National Museum of Art. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening an optional traditional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele is on our program.”


Day 10 (Sunday): Vilnius – Kaunas – Nida

“Departing from Vilnius we head to Western part of Lithuania. En route we do a stop in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania, to admire the beautiful Old
Town and the elegant white Baroque Town Hall. After short walking tour in Klaipeda, we take ferry to reach Curonian Spit before reaching Nida resort town. Check in at Hotel Nerija****. The evening offers optional authentic fisherman dinner at “Tik Pas Jona”.”


Day 11 (Monday): Nida – Liepaja

“The morning is reserved for a half-day optional tour of 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. Tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse. In early afternoon we head towards Liepaja where we arrive in early afternoon and check in at Hotel Art Roma****. The evening offers an optional casual dinner at a beach café Red Sun Buffet, right on the wide sandy beach.”


Day 12 (Tuesday): Liepaja – Riga

“Liepaja takes its name from the numerous linden trees in the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church and we visit
Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. We now continue through Southern Latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palace,
the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Latvia to reach Riga at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.”


Day 13 (Wednesday): Riga

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the morning takes to Art Nouveaux district and Old Town including 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. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.


Day 14 (Thursday): Depart Riga

Private transfer to the airport.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Max 21 Guest in the Group
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 24 - Jun 06 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Jun 07 - Jun 20 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Jun 14 - Jun 27 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Jul 12 - Jul 25 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Jul 19 - Aug 01 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Aug 09 - Aug 22 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Aug 16 - Aug 29 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Aug 23 - Sep 05 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Aug 30 - Sep 12 CAD 3,150 CAD 4,300
Optional Activities
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU CAD 100 Per Person
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv CAD 100 Per Person
6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park with a visit to Palmse Manor and Vodka Museum in Vihula Manor CAD 263 Per Person
3-hour visit to Estonian National Museum CAD 100 Per Person
3-hour visit to The Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania CAD 100 Per Person
3-hour visit to Uzupis district and Lithuanian National Museum of Art CAD 100 Per Person
3-hour excursion to Trakai Castle CAD 100 Per Person
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele CAD 100 Per Person
Casual fisherman dinner at Tik Pas Jona tavern CAD 88 Per Person
4-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit CAD 100 Per Person
Casual dinner on the beach in Liepaja CAD 69 Per Person
4-hour excursion to Jurmala CAD 100 Per Person

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 13 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
  • 13 x buffet breakfast
  • Dinner at Grasi manor restaurant
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Stameriena Palace, Talava cider brewery, Aglona Basilica, ceramics show-room in Preili, Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Trinity Church in Liepaja and Rundale Palace.
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class van throughout the itinerary

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