BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

 (Vilnius-Riga-Tallin *****Summer*****)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of the Baltic countries - a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience the Baltic region whilst staying at excellent first class hotels right in the heart of each city. You will have time to explore the 3 capitals of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. You will travel through some of the most beautiful landscapes at this part of the world. Throughout the tour you will travel by first class coach and you will be accompanied by a professional Tour Manager who will ensure you get full enjoyment out of the tour. If you are interested in travelling to Helsinki and Russia, we can offer you interesting programs and extensions in connection with other tours. Baltic Highlights can be combined with The Heart of Scandinavia.

Day 1 Sunday Vilnius. Arrival

Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or Astoria ***** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting. Overnight.

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Day 2 Monday Vilnius

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Vilnius is known 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 excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island on Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy a folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas. Overnight.

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Day 3 Tuesday. Vilnius - Riga

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia you soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After a guided tour of the palace you travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in the late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Wellton Riverside **** or Semarah Grand Poet ***** or similar. Overnight

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Day 4 Wednesday Riga

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, 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 a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5 Thursday Riga

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After you got acquainted with Riga you’ll have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The tour for this day takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. You’ll listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle, the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before you return to Riga. The afternoon offers a visit to the Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In the evening you'll enjoy a Latvian dinner sea food, typical for Baltic Countries, in a nice restaurant Forest. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6 Friday Riga-Tallinn

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu, with a short tour of the resort and a leisurely stroll along the beach. You continue through the North Estonian land of forests to Tallinn. Check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or Blu Sky ***** or similar. Overnight.

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Day 7 Saturday Tallinn

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity 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 you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an excursion to Kadriorg Park with a visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers a genuine medieval dinner at the Restaurant Maikrahv. Overnight.

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Day 8 Sunday Tallinn

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to international airport or Harbour. it is time to say good-bye to the Baltic countries. We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a nice flight.

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Rates in EUR

.Rates in EUR

Basic rate for 1st class departure (4* hotels)

1620 per person in double, 490 single supplement,

Supplement for de luxe departures (5* hotels)

268 per person in double, 136 single supplement

 

Rates valid

Dates as per departure below

 

Departures

March 29,

April 05, 12, 26

May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 07, 14, 21, 28,

July 05, 12, 19, 26,

August 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

September 06, 13, 20, 27

October 04

Dates in bold are also for de luxe (5* hotels) departures

 

 

Rates include

• Buffet breakfast daily

• 7 overnights at centrally located 4* hotels

• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

• Welcome kit for each passenger

• 3 meals - 3 dinners at local restaurants

• Tour: 3 hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle

• Tour: 4 hour excursion to Gauja National Park

• Tour: 3 hour Riga Motor Museum

• Tour: 4 hour excursion to Jurmala.

• Tour: 3 hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and KUMU art museum

• Touring by first class coach plus full time service of professional Tour Manager.

• Panoramic sightseeing as per programme with Tour Manager.

• Entrances Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, and Medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn.

• Service charges and VAT.

• Twin/double bed accommodation at first class hotels listed or similar.

• Tour is conducted in English and Spanish.

• Service of 1st class motor coach or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

• Porterage at all hotels and all tour documents.

Children under 12 years have a 25% discount as long as they share the room with both parents.

 

Important notice

All other personal belongings of the traveler as hand luggage are not subject to the transport contract but the passenger must have it with him at all times.

SIS Scandinavia is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings. It is of the utmost importance that passengers have adequate travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations, medical emergencies, loss, damage and/or theft.