THE BEST OF THE BALTICS

THE BEST OF THE BALTICS
Group Package Tours
8 days / 7 nights
Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn

A week among nature lovers, open and warm Baltic people who are entering a new era of their independence with smiles again on their faces and with regained national self - confidence. A week in Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga and Tallinn - the four most exciting cities in the Baltics, rich in architecture dating back to the Middle Ages, a vivid present-day life and challenging future.

Day 1
Arrival to Vilnius. Hotel accommodation. Afternoon city tour of Old Town of Vilnius including its main attractions: the Cathedral, St. Anne's Church, the Dawn Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and Vilnius University.

Day 2
Full day tour to Kaunas, the second largest town of the country and the capital of pre- war Lithuania. City tour includes the Town Hall Square with Gothic and Baroque churches, Ciurlionis Picture Gallery and a visit to one of the most impressive architectural monument in Baroque style in Northern Europe - Pazaislis Monastery set in a picturesque surroundings in the premises of  Kaunas.

Day 3
Tour to Trakai, the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle. Afternoon tour of Vilnius features places related to the country's recent history: the KGB Museum - a place where thousands of Lithuanians were interrogated before being deported to Siberia during the Soviet times and the Parliament building - a symbol of Lithuania's courageous fight for freedom in 1991.

Day 4
Departure to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place of national pilgrimage, and the impressive Baroque Rundale Palace created by B.Rastrelli. Late afternoon arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Hotel accommodation.

Day 5
Morning tour of the Old Town of Riga with a visit to the Dome Cathedral. Afternoon free.

Day 6
Drive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. En route stop in Gauja National park near Sigulda, located in the picturesque Gauja valley dotted with caves and castles. Late afternoon arrival to Estonia's capital. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7
City tour of Tallinn features the Old Town with its Town Hall Square, numerous churches, the Toompea Castle. Afternoon visit to Rocca – al - Mare Ethnographic Museum.

Day 8
Departure transfer.

Tour features: bed/breakfast, guide and coach services as per itinerary, admission fees.

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