BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

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Day 1 (Sunday) Arrive 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 1200 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.

Day 3 (Tuesday) Vilnius-Hill of Crosses-Rundale-Riga
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills 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
Before we get acquainted with Riga, we have the option 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. If you want to continue sightseeing, in the afternoon we offer an OPTIONAL tour  to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life.

Day 5 (Thursday) Riga
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, 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. If you do not have any plans in the afternoon, there is an OPTIONAL tour to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort which is famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches.

Day 6 (Friday) Riga-Parnu-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, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon, we offer an OPTIONAL excursion to Kadriorg Park with a visit to KUMU, the award-winning Estonian art museum with its collections of classical and contemporary fine art .

Day 8 (Sunday) Tallinn Departure
Transfer to airport.

 

Includes

  • 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • Round trip airport – hotel transfers in Vilnius and Tallinn
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, St. Peter’s Church in Riga 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

Optional

  • 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: 40 EUR p/p
  • 4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park: 50 EUR p/p
  • 3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum: 40 EUR p/p
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala: 40 EUR p/p
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: 40 EUR p/p

 

2018 Tour Dates and Prices  (Per Person, Double Occupancy)

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UPGRADE YOUR HOTELS ON JUNE 4, 18,  JULY 2, 16, 30, AUGUST 13 for 100 EUR MORE PER PERSON 

Vilnius – Hotel Radisson Blu Astorija*****

Riga – Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****
Tallinn – Hotel Radisson Blu Sky*****

 

DOWN GRADE YOUR HOTELS ON JUNE 11, 25  JULY 9, 23  AUGUST 6, 20 for 150 EUR LESS PER PERSON 

Vilnius – Hotel Europa City***

Riga – Hotel Tia***
Tallinn – Hotel Seaport***

 

 

Get your airfare quote in USD online at www.vytistours.com or call us for a quote at 1-800-778-9847. Deposit of $100 USD due 7 days after confirmation. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. The final amount will be converted from EUR’s to USD at the time of final payment.