Baltic Metropoles
10 Days

ITINERARY

Book before Mar 31, 2022 and get a discount of CAD 75.00 per person on all departures.

 

10 Days: Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki

Tour Overview

Baltic Metrolpoles offers a tour of the three Baltic capitals combined with the charming city of Helsinki. Start your tour in Vilnius, known for its 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Explore Riga, the largest of the three Baltic capitals and a kaleidoscope of architectural styles. Enjoy the medieval city of Tallinn before departing for the green and lively Finnish capital of Helsinki, which is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and is world renowned for its progressive and sustainable way of life.

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2 (Monday): Vilnius

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. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. 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 enjoy an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoj.


Day 3 (Tuesday): Vilnius – Riga

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia, we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.


Day 4 (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 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. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.


Day 5 (Thursday): Riga

After we got acquainted with Riga, we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.


Day 6 (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 7 (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 8 (Sunday): Tallinn – Helsinki

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. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside**** or similar.


Day 9 (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 and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, 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 Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.


Day 10 (Tuesday): Depart Helsinki

Transfer to the airport. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Arrival / Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jun 02 - Jun 11 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jun 09 - Jun 18 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jun 16 - Jun 25 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jun 23 - Jul 02 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jun 30 - Jul 09 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jul 07 - Jul 16 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jul 14 - Jul 23 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jul 21 - Jul 30 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Jul 28 - Aug 06 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Aug 04 - Aug 13 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Aug 11 - Aug 20 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Aug 18 - Aug 27 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Aug 25 - Sep 03 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Sep 01 - Sep 10 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Sep 08 - Sep 17 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Sep 15 - Sep 24 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Sep 22 - Oct 01 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Sep 29 - Oct 08 CAD 2,480 CAD 3,355
Optional Activities
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle CAD 100 Per Person
Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele CAD 100 Per Person
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park CAD 145 Per Person
3-hour excursion to Ethnographical Open-Air Museum CAD 115 Per Person
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral CAD 100 Per Person
4-hour excursion to Jurmala CAD 90 Per Person
3-hour excursion to Ethnographical Open Air museum CAD 90 Per Person
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Kalku Varti CAD 100 Per Person
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU CAD 115 Per Person
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv CAD 100 Per Person
6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park CAD 115 Per Person
3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress CAD 155 Per Person
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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish only speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels

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