Sample tours

7 DAYS IN THE BALTICS

 

Day 1   

Arrival in Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Transfer (coach and guide) to hotel. Dinner in hotel restaurant.

Day 2   

Half day sightseeing tour of Tallinn including 1,5 hour walking tour in the Old Town Tallinn, a beautiful complex of 14-15 century Gothic architecture. Inside visits of Dome Cathedral and Alexander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral. 1,5 hour coach tour to the recreational area Kadriorg and Pirita. Afternoon tour to the open air ethnographic museum Rocca al Mare situated in the beautiful forest area on the sea coast where authentic examples of the 18 -19 century rural architecture like farmhouses, country pubs, windmills, chapels etc. are displayed Dinner in an Old Town restaurant.

Day 3   

Departure for Riga, capital of Latvia. On the way stop in Pärnu, Estonian seaside resort. Short walking tour of Pärnu. Lunch in Pärnu. In the evening arrival in Riga. Check-in at hotel.

Day 4   

Walking tour of Riga, the old Hanseatic city with cobble-stoned streets. Visits of Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the old Guild Houses and Old Riga Castle. Lunch in an Old Town restaurant. Afternoon free.

Day 5   

Departure for Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. On the way visit of the ruins of Bauska castle (15 - 18 century) and the 18-century Baroque Rundale Palace. The Palace is an important example of the early work of Italian-Russian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli who also designed the famous Winter Palace in St.Petersburg. Lunch in the Palace restaurant. Further drive; stop at the Hill of Crosses, a unique holy site of national pilgrimage with thousands of crosses and rosaries donated to God Arrival in Vilnius, check-in at hotel.

Day 6   

Guided tour of Vilnius including the Cathedral, St.Anne's Church, the Dawn Gate with a holy picture of Virgin Mary. Lunch in an Old Town restaurant Afternoon tour to Trakai, 28 km from Vilnius, famous for its 15th c. Gothic Castle, now housing a museum and picturesque five lakes around it.

Day 7  

Transfer to airport. Departure from Vilnius.

Tallinn Old Town
Tallinn Old Town
Nevski Cathedral
Nevski Cathedral
Old tavern at Rocca al Mare open air museum
Old tavern at Rocca al Mare open air museum
Pärnu old town
Pärnu old town
Riga, Three Brothers' dwelling
Riga, Three Brothers' dwelling
Rundale Palace
Rundale Palace
Vilnius Cathedral
Vilnius Cathedral
Towers of Vilnius
Towers of Vilnius
Trakai castle
Trakai castle


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