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Baltic Metropoles

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May 19, 26
June 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
July 07, 14, 21, 28
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September 01, 08
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This is your opportunity to combined two Baltic countries with the capital of Finland, Helsinki!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vilnius
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

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

 
Day 2     Vilnius
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the 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 in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy a folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

 
Day 3     Vilnius - Riga
Accommodation: Mercure Riga Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 Mercure Riga or similar

 
Day 4     Riga
Accommodation: Mercure Riga Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

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 a visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. The evening offers an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

 
Day 5     Riga - Sigulda - Jurmala
Accommodation: Mercure Riga Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. After we got acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The 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 a visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening enjoy a Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

 
Day 6     Riga - Parnu - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Olympia
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 Radisson Blu Olympia or similar.

 
Day 7     Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Olympia
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the 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 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 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 a medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.

 
Day 8     Tallinn - Helsinki
Accommodation: Glo Hotel Art
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. This day offers a day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art or similar

 
Day 9     Helsinki
Accommodation: Glo Hotel Art
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.

 
Day 10     Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast

Tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

 

Notes

TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Riga. Due to the nature of this tour organization departures are bi-lingual tours escorted in English and German. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.

Price Includes
Welcome Meeting With Champagne Cocktail or Juice
Personalized Welcome Package
Excursions As Per Itinerary
9 Overnights at Centrally Located 4 Star Hotels
Daily Breakfast
Airport Transfers
Service of 1St Class Coach or 1St Class Minivan Throughout the Itinerary
Ferry Ticket Tallinn-Helsinki Ow (2Nd Class)
Portage at Hotels
Dinners As Mentioned
Price Does Not Include
 Air
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