Vytis

BALTIC ADVENTURES - 14 DAYS/13 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

Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olumpia**** or similar. Once you checkin, we will have a welcome meeting.

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 Maikrahv.

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.

We continue to Tartu, the University Town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. Check in at Hotel Dorpat*** or similar. In the afternoon is offered OPTIONAL visit to Estonia National Museum, dedicated to Estonian cultural history and everyday life and stretching out on a timeline from the present day to the Ice Age.

 

Departing from Tartu, we head south and soon we reach Stameriena – the pearl of European romanticism having close links with Italian writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After the visit, we continue to Gulbene where we visit the small, private Talava cider brewery and are invited to test the produce. Later in the afternoon we arrive to Grasi Manor***, a picturesque classicism style estate in the middle of Latvia. This evening offers a dinner at Grasi Manor.

Leaving Grasi our first stop is in Aglona, where we visit Aglona Basilica built in late baroque style and a ceramics workshop, an important symbol of Latgalian culture. From here, our tour continues to Daugavpils, Latvia’s 2nd largest city. We tour the historical centre of the city and visit the 19th century Daugavpils Fortress and the Mark Rothko Art Centrethe only place in Europe, where the original masterpieces by the famous founder of abstract expressionism can be seen. Just outside the city we find the lovely Sventes Manor and we check in at Hotel Svente Manor****.

 

Today we continue southwards into Lithuania and in the middle of the day we arrive at Aukstatija National Park with its many lakes, rivulets and streams scattered between forests and hills. We explore the park on a light walk through the scenic landscapes and visit the pretty lakeside town of Paluse, famous for its wooden church. Late in the afternoon, we head towards Vilnius. Upon arrival we check in at Hotel Artis**** or similar.

 

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour takes to 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 OPTIONAL tour to The Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania where you will learn about the fortifications and the collection of armaments of the castle and palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

 

The morning offers OPTIONAL tour to Uzupis district – smallest district in Vilnius which over years has transformed from troublesome neighbouring into place where intellectuals and artist gather, followed by a visit to Lithuanian National Museum of Art. 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 an OPTIONAL traditional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele is on our program.

 

Departing from Vilnius we head to Western part of Lithuania. En route we do a stop in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania, to admire the beautiful Old Town and the elegant white Baroque Town Hall. After short walking tour in Klaipeda, we take ferry to reach Curonian Spit before reaching Nida resort town. Check in at Hotel Nerija****.  The evening offers OPTIONAL authentic fisherman dinner at “Tik Pas Jona”. 

 

The morning is reserved for a half-day optional tour of the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse. In early afternoon we head towards Liepaja where we arrive in early afternoon and check in at Hotel Art Roma****. The evening offers an OPTIONAL casual dinner at a beach café Red Sun Buffet, right on the wide sandy beach.

Liepaja takes its name from the numerous linden trees in the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church and we visit Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. We now continue through Southern Latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Latvia to reach Riga at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.

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 morning takes to Art Nouveaux district and Old Town including 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.

Transfer to airport

 

Includes

  • 13 nights at a centrally located 3-4 hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Round trip airport-hotel transfers
  • Dinner at Grasi Manor restaurant
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Stameriena Palace, Talava cider brewery, Aglona Basilica, ceramics show-room in Preili, Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Trinity Church in Liepaja and Rundale Palace.
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans

Optional Excursions

  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kumu: €40 ($43)
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: €50 ($54)
  • 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park with a visit to Palmse Manor and Vodka Museum in Vihula Manor.: €80 ($87)
  • 3-hour visit to Estonian National Museum: €45 ($49)
  • 3-hour visit to The Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania: €45 ($49)
  • 3-hour visit to Uzupis district and Lithuanian National Museum of Art.: €45 ($49)
  • 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: €45 ($49)
  • Lithuanian dinner at the Restaurant Senoji Trobele: €45 ($49)
  • Casual fisherman dinner at Tik Pas Jona tavern: €35 ($38)
  • 4-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit: €45 ($49)
  • Casual dinner at a beach café in Liepaja: €35 ($38)
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala: €40 ($43)

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

Start DateEnd DatePrice
May 24Jun 06€1595 ($1726)
Jun 07Jun 20€1595 ($1726)
Jun 28Jul 11€1595 ($1726)
Jul 12Jul 25€1595 ($1726)
Jul 19Aug 01€1595 ($1726)
Aug 02Aug 15€1595 ($1726)
Aug 09Aug 22€1595 ($1726)
Aug 16Aug 29€1595 ($1726)
Aug 23Sep 05€1595 ($1726)
Aug 30Sep 12€1595 ($1726)
Single Supplement€595 ($644)

 

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