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Classical Baltics, 9 Day / 8 Night from Riga

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): Estonia   Latvia   Lithuania  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 799 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1159 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Ri­ga. Ar­ri­val in Ri­ga. In­di­vi­du­al trans­fer to your ho­tel (not inc­lu­ded). Check-in at the ho­tel. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with tour guide. Overnight: Ri­ga. Hotel: Radisson Sas Daugava or si­mi­lar.

Day 2: Riga. 9:00 a.m. a city tour of Riga, visiting medieval Hanseatic town, Riga Castle, St. Peter’s Church, Dome Cathedral, the Old Guild Houses. Afternoon optional: excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional: dinner at Latvian restaurant “ Rozengrals” or similar. Overnight: Riga. Ho­tel: Radisson Sas Daugava or si­mi­lar.

Day 3: Ri­ga/ Parnu/ Tal­linn (300 km). 9:00 a.m. de­par­tu­re for Tal­linn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonia 'Summer Capital'. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Further drive to Tallinn. Ar­ri­val in Tal­linn, check-in at the ho­tel. Overnight: Tal­linn. Hotel: Meriton Grand Hotel Tallinn or similar.

Day 4: Tal­linn. 9:00 a.m. a ci­ty tour of Tal­linn, vi­si­ting the Old Town of Tal­linn - an example of Got­hic ar­chi­tec­tu­re in the Bal­tic and Nor­dic coun­tries. The tour inc­lu­des To­om­pea Castle for­ti­fi­ca­tions, the Do­me Church (13th cen­tu­ry), the Rus­sian Ort­ho­dox Cat­hed­ral of Ale­xan­der Nev­sky (19th cen­tu­ry), Town Hall Squ­a­re (15th cen­tu­ry), the Old Guild, St.Olaf’s Church. Afternoon optional: excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace. In the evening optional: Dinner at medieval restaurant “Peppersack” or similar. Overnight: Tal­linn. Hotel: Meriton Grand Hotel Tallinn or similar.

Day 5: Tal­linn/ Tar­tu/ Si­gul­da (380 km). 9:00 a.m. de­par­tu­re for Si­gul­da. Sto­po­ver in Tar­tu, the se­cond lar­gest town in Es­to­nia. 12:00 p.m. a ci­ty tour of Tar­tu, inc­lu­ding Tar­tu Uni­ver­si­ty, To­o­me Hill Park with its mo­nu­ments, sculp­tu­res, brid­ges and ruins of Gothic Church, pa­no­ra­mic view of the town with Ja­a­ni Church and Town Hall Squ­a­re. Furt­her dri­ve to Si­gul­da (Lat­via). Short stop in a small an­cient town of Ce­sis for a walk in Castle Park. Ar­ri­val in Si­gul­da, check-in at the ho­tel. Overnight: Sigulda. Ho­tel: Segevold or similar.

Day 6: Si­gul­da/ Vilnius (350 km). 9:00 a.m. walk in Gau­ja Na­tio­nal Park, inc­lu­ding vi­sit to Tu­rai­da Castle and the ruins of the 13th cen­tu­ry Cru­sa­der Castle in Si­gul­da. A furt­her dri­ve to Vilnius. Ar­ri­val in Vilnius, check-in at the ho­tel. Overnight: Vilnius. Ho­tel: Artis or si­mi­lar.

Day 7: Vilnius/ Trakai, Vilnius (50 km). 9:00 a.m. a city tour of Vilnius, 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. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km 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 in the lake Galve. 6.00 p.m. return to Vilnius. In the evening optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant 'Lokys' or similar. Overnight: Vil­nius. Hotel: Artis or si­mi­lar.

Day 8: Vilnius/ Hill of Crosses/ Rundale/ Riga (380 km). 9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (16 km from Siauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. A further drive to Riga. Stop in Rundale. 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. Overnight: Riga. Hotel: 4 Star hotel Radisson Sas Daugava or si­mi­lar.

Day 9: Riga. Breakfast. End of the tour.

Tour Notes:
- Ar­ri­val transfer in Vilnius:
* Car (1-2 person): 35 EUR per vehicle
* Minivan (3-6 person): 55 EUR per vehicle
- Additional night in Vilnius, Hotel Artis or similar:
* Single supplement: 90 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
* Double occupancy: 110 EUR per room per night, including breakfast
- Lithuanian dinner at restaurant 'Lokys' or similar in Vilnius: 35 EUR p/p
- Excursion (4 hours) to Jurmala: 40 EUR p/p
- Latvian dinner at restaurant 'Rozengrals' or similar in Riga: 40 EUR p/p
- Excursion (3 hours) to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace: 40 EUR p/p
- Medieval dinner at restaurant 'Peppersack' or similar in Tallinn - 40 EUR p/p
- Half board at hotels (8 x dinners 3 course menu + tea/ coffee): 220 EUR p/p.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Single supplement: 799 EUR
- Double occupancy: 1159 EUR.

Price Includes:
- 8 Nights at the 5/4 star hotels
- All hotel taxes
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Welcome cocktail in Riga
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-8
- English and German speaking guide escort on days 2-8
- Excursions as per itinerary
- Entrances to: the Dome Church in Riga, the Dome Church In Tallinn, University Tartu, Turaida castle, Vilnius University and St.Peter and Paul’s Church in Vilnius, Trakai castle, Rundale Palace
- Individual information package (city guides and program)
- Porterage at hotels.

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