Baltics Tour with Excursions, 9 Nights/10 Daysoffered by supplier M18057 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 9 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 999 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1149 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Day 1: Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. You will be met at Vilnius Airport by your private transfer and taken to your hotel, the 4* Mabre Hotel for a 3 night stay. The 4* Mabre Hotel is based in the heart of the old town, and is a great favorite with our clients. The hotel is a converted 13th century monastery set around a quiet courtyard. Rooms are classically decorated and comfortable. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 2: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of the old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings. Vilnius is a beautiful city full of wonderful architecture and interesting museums. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 3: You will be met in your hotel reception by our guide and driver to be taken on a lovely day trip visiting Trakai Castle and Grutas Park. Trakai is one of the oldest villages in Lithuania dating back to the 12th century. The main attraction is Trakai Castle, restored and resplendent it sits on an island in the middle of Lake Galve. You can visit the castle itself as it has been turned into a museum. After your visit to Trakai Castle you will continue onto Grutas Park (Gruto Parkas). Considered a controversial idea by some locals, Gruto Parkas is the final resting ground for many Soviet Sculptures.
During Soviet times statues of Stalin and Lenin were placed anywhere of importance in the Baltic's. In town squares great big monuments were erected, in schools, libraries and hospitals, busts or smaller statues would be placed. After independence these were gleefully ripped down, only now to be collected together in one place. It makes for an interesting visit and also has a wonderful restaurant serving traditional and tasty food. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 4: At the hotel reception you will be met by our driver/ guide for your private transfer to Riga, the capital of Latvia, stopping to visit The Hill of Crosses in North Lithuania. The most popular idea beginning that crosses were left in memory of a group of insurgents killed in the 1831 rebellion against Czarist rule. Today thousands and thousands of crosses reside on a small hill in the countryside. Its quite something to see and a very special place. Then its onto Riga where you will check in to the lovely 4* Garden Palace, where you will stay for 3 nights. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 5: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Riga old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings. Riga is the largest of the Baltic capitals, it is a beautiful city with a charming old town and stunning Art Nouveau district. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 6: You will be met in your hotel reception by our guide and driver to be taken on a great day trip visiting Sigulda, Turaida Castle and Cesis. Sigulda is situated in the Gauja River Valley and is the gateway to the Gauja National Park, known locally as the Switzerland of Latvia. The area is ideal to visit in all seasons, go walking in summer, enjoying the colorful leaves of autumn or go bobsleighing in winter! You will visit Turaida castle, the museum and climb the tower. For lunch you'll be able to dine at one of the local cafes or bistros and try out local delicacies such as mushroom soup, nutritious local bread and honey beer. In the afternoon, continue on to Cesis and walk around the cobbled streets of this medieval town. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 7: You will be met by our driver/guide for your private transfer to Tallinn, the beautiful medieval capital of Estonia, where you will check in to the lovely 4* Taanilinna Hotel, where you will stay for 3 nights. The 4* Taanilinna is set back from a quiet cobbled street in a small courtyard, this cosy and charming hotel is a favorite with our clients and offers a warm and friendly stay. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 8: You will be met in reception at your hotel for a private 3 hour walking tour of Tallinn old town. This is a great way to get to know the city and your bearings on your first morning. Tallinn is a beautiful city, pastel colored buildings, cobbled streets and secret courtyards make simply wandering around a pleasure. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 9: You will be met in your hotel reception by our guide and driver to be taken on a great day trip visiting The Lahemaa National Park. Enjoy the two main manors of the park - Palmse Manor and Sagadi Manor. Then visit Altja fisherman's village where you will have lunch; great opportunities to eat locally caught and smoked fish, and have a walk on the nearby deserted beaches. On the way back you'll stop off at the Jägala waterfall, where there will be a good chance of catching a glimpse of an Estonian beaver, before being dropped back to the Taanilinna. Overnight: 4* Old Town Hotel.
Day 10: Private transfer to Tallinn Airport for flight home. End of the tour.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Note: Single supplement would apply.
Click here to email this vacation offer to a friend.
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2008
We are the longest running UK specialist tour operator to the Baltic region and we have an excellent track record with clients, hotels and suppliers. Our staff, our friendly travel consultants, managers and directors travel to our destinations at least once a month, so we have up to date knowledge to pass on to our...