Vytis

BALTIC METROPOLES - 10 DAYS /9 NIGHTS

This is a small size group. The minimum size of the group is 2 passenegrs and the maximum size is 30 passengers. The average age of the  group varies from 45-75 years. For passengers who require assistance, wheelchair can be provided for a small fee. All our guides are certified and fluent in English. Some walking will be required. The prices quoted  are “land only,”

To get your airfare quote, call us for a quote at 1-800-778-9847.  Airline tickets are purchased separately. Terms and conditions for the tickets are set by the airlines.A deposit of $100 USD is due  per person at the time of confirmation of the tour.  Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. You will receive a follow up email with the exact date and amount due for final payment.  ​​​​​​Your documents will be mailed 2-3 weeks prior to departure.  Electronic documents may be requested. 

 

Tour Outline

Arrive Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting

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. OPTIONAL. In the evening an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Senoj Trobele.

 

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

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 beachesThe evening offers an OPTIONAL organ concert at the Dome Catherdral.

After 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 Museum. This museum is a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. OPTIONAL. In the evening enjoy an Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Kalku Varti.

 

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.

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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 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. OPTIONAL.  The evening offers an medieval dinner at the Restaurant Maikrahv.

In the morning  you can take  an OPTIONAL  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 Glo Art**** or similar.

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, 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.

Transfer to airport.

 



Includes

Optional Excursions

2024 Tour Dates and Prices (Per Person, Double Occupancy)

Start DateEnd DatePrice
Jun 02Jun 11€1300 ($1406)
Jun 09Jun 18€1300 ($1406)
Jun 16Jun 25€1300 ($1406)
Jun 23Jul 22€1300 ($1406)
Jun 30Jul 09€1300 ($1406)
Jul 07Jul 16€1300 ($1406)
Jul 14Jul 23€1300 ($1406)
Jul 21Jul 30€1300 ($1406)
Jul 28Aug 06€1300 ($1406)
Aug 04Aug 13€1300 ($1406)
Aug 11Aug 20€1300 ($1406)
Aug 18Aug 27€1300 ($1406)
Aug 25Sep 03€1300 ($1406)
Sep 01Sep 10€1300 ($1406)
Sep 08Sep 17€1300 ($1406)
Sep 15Sep 24€1300 ($1406)
Sep 22Oct 01€1300 ($1406)
Sep 29Oct 08€1300 ($1406)
Single Supplement€520 ($562)

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