Day 1 (Friday) Arrive Vilnius
Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to the hotel. Check-in at Hotel Novotel Vilnius Centre**** or similar. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with your tour guide or Vytis Tours representative.
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, novo days the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map. 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 your hotel in Riga. Arrival in Riga, check-in at 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, the Parliament House, and the Old Riga Castle. After, visit of the famous market halls of Riga. In the afternoon, there is 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. Enroute 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 at 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. In the afternoon, there is an OPTIONAL tour to Kadriorg Park and a visit to 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 Departure
Transfer to airport.
2017 Tour Dates and Prices (Per Person, Double Occupancy)
|Tour Begins||Tour Ends||Land Only Price|
|May 12||May 18||Closed|
|May 19||May 25||Closed|
|May 26||June 1||Closed|
|June 2||June 8||Closed|
|June 9||June 15||Closed|
|June 16||June 22||Closed|
|June 23||June 29||Closed|
|June 30||July 6||Closed|
|July 7||July 13||Closed|
|July 14||July 20||Closed|
|July 21||July 27||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|July 28||August 3||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|August 4||August 10||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|August 11||August 17||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|August 18||August 24||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|August 25||August 31||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|September 1||September 7||689 EUR (Until July 31)|
|Single Supplement||320 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.