THE BALTIC CIRCLE TOUR – 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS – SPECIAL PRICES

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Day 1 (Friday) Vilnius
Upon arriving in Vilnius, you will be transferred to the Hotel Novotel Vilnius Centre **** or similar. At 7pm, your guide will join you for a welcome meeting at the hotel.

Day 2 (Saturday) Vilnius-Trakai-Vilnius
After breakfast, you begin the day with a city tour of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital for more than 600 years. The tour includes the following; St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, St.Ann and Bernardines’ Church, Amber gallery-museum, Užupis -one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, nowadays  the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map. There will be a short photo stop on the street Subaciaus to view of the old town from the observation deck. The tour continues to the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square, Vilnius University (founded in 1579) and St. John’s Church. In the afternoon, you depart for the 14th century castle of Trakai that was erected on a small island on Lake Galve.

Day 3 (Sunday) Vilnius-Hill of Crosses-Rundale-Riga
On this day you depart by coach for Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way, you will visit the Hill of Crosses, one of Lithuania’s holiest shrines. Continue to  Rundale where you will get an opportunity to visit Rundale Palace, the most beautiful baroque palace in Latvia. It is also considered one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in the Baltic States. Upon your arrival, you will check-in to the Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.

Day 4 (Monday) Riga
A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga. Driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoy the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour, you will enjoy the beauty of this ancient Hanseatic City. You will see the picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St.Jacob’s Church, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, the Parliament House, and the Old Riga Castle. After, visit of the famous market halls of Riga. In afternoon, you are free to experience Riga on your own or take an OPTIONAL tour to Jurmala.. Stretching over some 15 miles of coastline Jurmala is an internationally celebrated spa and a popular destination for day outings. People from all over the world come to enjoy Jurmala’s clean air, temperate climate, curative mineral springs and mud baths, all in the setting of a virgin pine forest. Return to Riga.

Day 5 (Tuesday) Riga-Parnu-Tallinn
After breakfast you depart for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Before your arrival in Tallinn, you will make a quick stop in Parnu. This little town is known as Estonia’s “Summer Capital.” All new visitors are certainly made welcome. More than a hundred years of experience as a resort destination has molded the city into a getaway extraordinaire – a sanctuary for the body and the mind. Building on a late 19th century tradition of mud baths, Parnu continues to cultivate a thriving health resort industry. Arrive Tallinn and check-in to Hotel Sokos Viru**** or similar.

Day 6 (Wednesday) Tallinn
The morning will start off with a sightseeing tour of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. This picturesque old city has districts dating back to the Middle Ages that are still intact today. We’ll begin in the Old Town with its narrow streets and beautiful merchant houses exemplifying the best of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the 13th century Dome Church, the 19th century Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskij, the 15th century Town Hall Square, St. Catherine’s Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work and St. Olaf s Church. In the afternoon, you can take an OPTIONAL tour continue to Kadriorg park and visit Kadriorg Palace. This palace was discovered in 1721 by the Russian emperor Peter the Great. It was a gift for his wife, Catherine II, to use as their summer palace.

Day 7 (Thursday) Tallinn-Tartu-Sigulda
After breakfast, you depart for Sigulda. Located 37 miles from Riga, Sigulda is surrounded by the Gauja National Park and Nature Preserve. This is a mountainous region that has long been cherished as Latvia’s most beautiful ancient oak forests. Before arrival in Sigulda, there will be a stop in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia. The tour of Tartu will include, Tartu University, Toome Hill Park with its monuments, sculpture bridges and ruins of the gothic church, Jaani Church and Town Hall Square. There will be another stop in the small ancient town of Cesis, where you’ll take a brief walk through Castle Park. At the end of the day, you will check in at The Hotel Segevold*** in Sigulda.

Day 8 (Friday) Sigulda-Vilnius
In the morning, there will be a short walk through the Gauja National Park. Among the man-made wonders of this region, you’ll visit Turaida and the 13th century Crusader Castles. From there you will be transferred to Vilnius. Arrive Vilnius late in the afternoon and check in to the Hotel Novotel Hotel Vilnius**** or similar.

Day 9 (Saturday) Vilnius-USA
Transfer to airport for the flight home.

Includes

  • 8 nights at the 4 star hotels
  • Round trip transfers airport-hotel in Vilnius
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail at hotel in Vilnius
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan on days 2-8
  • English speaking guide escort on days 2-8
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrances to St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum , Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius,  Trakai Castle, Rundale  Palace, the Dome Church, the Dome Church  and  Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn, Tartu University, Turaida Castle
  • Individual information package (city guides and program)

Optional

  • Excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40 p/p 
  • Excursion to Kadroig Park and visit to Kadroig Palace: EUR 45 p/p
  • Meal packages are available upon request

2017 Tour Dates and Prices  (Per Person, Double Occupancy)
 

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.

 

Tour Begins Tour Ends Land Only Price
May 12 May 20    Closed
May 19 May 27 Closed
May 26 June 3  Closed
June 2  June 10  Closed 
June 9  June 17 Closed
June 16 June 24   839 EUR (Until May 31)
June 23  July 1  839 EUR (Until May 31) 
June 30  July 8  839 EUR (Until May 31)
July 7 July 15  839 EUR (Until May 31) 
July 14 July 22 869 EUR (Until May 31) 
July 21  July 29  839 EUR (Until May 31) 
July 28  August 5  839 EUR (Until May 31)
August 4 August 12 839 EUR (Until May 31) 
August 11 August 19 839 EUR (Until May 31) 
August 18 August 26 839 EUR (Until May 31)
August 25  September 2  839 EUR (Until May 31) 
September 1 September 9  839 EUR (Until May 31) 
Single Supplement 430 EUR 

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.