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8 Days Escorted Cycling in Lithuania and Latvia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Lithuania   Latvia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 795 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1172 Euro (EUR)

Tour Notes:
- Dates:
* 24.06-01.07
* 08.07-15.07
* 22.07-29.07
* 05.08-12.08
* 19.08-26.08
- Cycling Distance: cycling app. 210 km.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Sunday: Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to hotel Tilto*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting and optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, Monday: Vilnius - Trakai - Kaunas

Start with a city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in lake Galve. Then cycling on picturesque hilly road and transfer by coach to Kaunas. Arrival in Kaunas, check-in and optional dinner at hotel SANTAKA BEST WESTERN**** or similar.

Day 3, Tuesday: Kaunas - Vente - Nida

Morning transfer along the Nemunas River to the seaside region. En route passing by Veliuona mound hill and impressive 16th-17th century castles of Raudone and Panemune. In the afternoon cycling to the Vente Horn where visit the ornithological station and the 19th century lighthouse that was active for more than 100 years. Take a boat across the Curonian Lagoon to Nida and enjoy a beautiful view to sand dunes of the Curonian Spit separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Arrival in Nida, check-in and optional dinner at hotel Nerija*** or similar.

Day 4, Wednesday: Nida - Juodkrante - Klaipeda

Sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Exploring the Amber Gallery and a summer house of the famous German writer Thomas Mann. Cycling on the Seaside Cycle Route which takes you along the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda. En route stop at “Dead” sand dunes and colony of grey herons and cormorants, visit the Hill of Witches which houses a hundred fanciful and folksy wooden sculptures scattered along a forest path. Arrival in Smiltyne, take a ferry to the Old Town of Klaipeda, the main seaport of Lithuania. Check-in and optional dinner at Old Mill Hotel*** or similar.

Day 5, Thursday: Klaipeda - Palanga - Hill of Crosses - Riga

Early morning ride to Palanga through the Seaside Regional Park, a former soviet military polygon area. Arrival in Palanga, the biggest seaside resort of Lithuania. City tour including the visit to the Botanical Garden and Amber Museum in the Palace of Count Tyszkiewicz, with over 25000 pieces of amber and 15000 inclusions of insects on display. Afternoon transfer to Riga (Latvia). Stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. Further drive to Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Arrival in Riga, check-in and optional dinner at the hotel ALBERT*** or similar.

Day 6, Friday: Riga - Jurmala - Riga. A city tour of Riga, visiting medieval Hanseatic town, Riga castle, St.Peter`s Church, Dome Cathedral and the Old Guild Houses. In the afternoon cycling to Jurmala, the largest resort in the Baltic States well known for its long white sand beaches, curative mud and mineral waters. Transfer back by coach to the hotel in Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 7, Saturday: Riga - Saulkrasti - Turaida - Sigulda - Riga

Morning transfer to the Baltic Coast in Saulkrasti where get ready for cycling through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, the most popular resort in Latvia. En route visit Turaida Castle and Krimulda church, the oldest one in Latvia (built in 1205), enjoy spectacular views of the Gauja River valley with Gutmana Cave and explore ruins of the 13th century Crusaders Castle in Sigulda. Transfer back to Riga. Optional dinner at the hotel.

Day 8, Sunday: Riga. Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- EUR 795.00 or USD 1087 p/p (double occupancy)
- EUR 160.00 or USD 219 p/p (single supplement).

Price Includes:
- 7 nights stay at 3-4 star hotels
- All hotel taxes
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome meeting with a glass of beer, wine or juice
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Luggage transport
- English speaking guide escort on days 2-7
- Boat trip across the Curonian Lagoon
- Ferry ticket from the Curonian Spit to Klaipeda
- Excursions as per itinerary
- Entrances to Vilnius University, Trakai Insular Castle, Thomas Mann’s House in Nida, Palanga Amber museum, Riga Cathedral, Turaida Castle.
- Rent of trekking bicycle with waterproof pannier (helmet on request)
- Personalized individual information package (city guides, maps and program).

OPTIONS:
- Arrival/departure transfer by car (1-2 persons) - 26 EUR/transfer
- E-bike supplement – 50 EUR/person
- 7 dinners package (3 courses with coffee/tea) – 115 EUR/person

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