Day 1: Depart for Vilnius.
Day 2: Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to your hotel. Welcome meeting.
Day 3: Vilnius - Trakai. 9:00 am city tour of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St.Peter and Paul's Church, Gediminas castle, Cathedral Square, St.Ann and Bernardines' Church, the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St.John's Church. Lunch at Old Town restaurant. Afternoon trip to Trakai (16 miles from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island on the lake Galve. 6:00 pm return to Vilnius.
Day 4: Vilnius - Hill of Crosses - Rundale - Riga. 9:00 am departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Short stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. Visit to Rundale Palace of the 18th century, a beautiful late baroque palace in Latvia. It is a splendid example of the early work of famous Italian architect F.B.Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check-in at the hotel.
Day 5: Riga. 9:00 am city tour of Riga, visiting medieval Hanseatic Town, Riga Castle, St. Peter‘s Church, Dome Cathedral, the Old Guild Houses. Lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon excursion to the Open Air Museum.
Day 6: Riga - Parnu - Tallinn. At 9:00 am departure for Tallinn along the Riga Bay. En route stop in the Gauja National Park to visit Turaida Castle adating back to the 13th century. Late afternoon arrival to Estonia's capital and check-in at the hotel.
Day 7: Tallinn. At 9:00 am a city tour of Tallinn, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn-an example of Gothic architecture. The tour includes: Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskij (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), the Old Guild, St.Olaf’s Church. Lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Tallinn. After breakfast end of the tour. Transfer to the airport. You may extend your stay in Europe to visit another country.
Vilnius - Mabre Residence or similar
Riga - Nordic Hotel Bellevue or similar
Tallinn - Hotel Europa or similar.
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