Baltic Highlights Light
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Baltic Highlights Light
Day 1: Vilnius
Day 2: Vilnius
Day 3: Vilnius – Riga
Day 4: Riga
Day 5: Riga
Day 6: Riga – Tallinn
Day 7: Tallinn
Day 8: Tallinn
- Transfer airport to Hotel Europa City Vilnius
- 7 overnights at well located 3 star hotels
- Transfer Hotel Seaport to airport
- 7x buffet breakfast
- Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/ tea)
- Welcome meeting with juice
- Personalised welcome package
- Entrance to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
- Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
- Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Flight ticket
DAY 1: ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Europa City Vilnius*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS
Vilnius is know for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the 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 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 enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.
DAY 3: VILNIUS – RIGA
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Tia*** or similar.
DAY 4: RIGA
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 Old Town includes 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.
DAY 5: RIGA
After we got acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.
DAY 6: RIGA – TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Seaport*** or similar.
DAY 7: TALLINN
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility 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.
DAY 8: TALLINN DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to airport.
Optional excursions and dinners
Most of our tours come with an extensive choice of optional excursions and dinners. The optional services can be booked in advance or during the tour.
These three countries are part of the European Union (EU). So you pay with euros. Most of the shops and restaurants accept a credit card or debit card of the bank. You do not have to worry, because the ATMs can be found everywhere when you need some cash.
Bring all the important documents if you plan to go more to multiple European countries. Inform yourself well about this. Make sure you have everything ready so that you won’t have any problems later on (for example with your visa or passport) IndoHolland Tours is NOT RESPONSIBLE for arranging these kinds of documents. If you do have problems with your Visa or Passport (or other personal documents), IndoHolland Tours is not responsible and you will have to arrange this by yourself.