Baltic Highlights including Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn
- Explore 3 unique countries in just 8 nights on this perfectly paced guided holiday.
- Stay 2 nights in Vilnius, Lithuania, 3 nights in Riga, Latvia & 3 nights in Tallinn, Estonia.
- Enjoy a half day guided tour of each city along with leisure time to sightsee at your own pace.
- Discover one of the most holy sites in Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses, on a full day excursion.
- Marvel at sandstone cliffs & dense forests on a half day tour to Gauja National Park.
- Includes 8 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To The Baltics
Discover the unique cultures and history of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with us on our 8-night Baltic Highlights tour. Our tour will begin in Vilnius, Lithuania, where we’ll explore the city’s Jewish heritage and gothic architecture. On our journey to our next destination, Riga, we’ll stop at the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites in Lithuania. In Riga, we’ll visit iconic sights like the House of Blackheads, Powder Tower and the Latvian Academy of Sciences building, a symbol of the Soviet Union era known to locals as "Stalin's Birthday Cake." Finally, we’ll make our way to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, located on the Gulf of Finland. In Tallinn, we’ll explore the winding streets of Old Town, the best preserved medieval walled city in all of Northern Europe.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Lithuania
Arrive in Vilnius
Upon arrival in Vilnius, you will be met by our local representative at the airport before being transferred to your hotel. Your guide will share some information about the local region.
Half Day Walking Tour of Vilnius
After breakfast begin your holiday with a walking tour around Vilnius Old Town, famous for its historic building and Gothic churches. Highlights you will witness include Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St Anne's Church, Vilnius University, the Jewish Quarter, the Bohemian Uzupis District and the Gates of Dawn famed for its image of the Virgin Mary above the only remaining gate from the city's original walls.
Visit Trakai Castle
Drive to the picturesque town of Trakai, where a guided tour of the Castle is included. You will have some free time to enjoy the surroundings at your leisure before returning to your hotel.
Travel to Latvia
Depart for Riga
After breakfast, travel by coach from Vilnius to Riga. There will be stops on route in the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania, and the Rundale Palace to include a guided tour. On arrival to Riga, you will have the evening to relax and explore the surroundings of your hotel. Total driving time approx. 5 hours
Guided City Tour of Riga
After breakfast, your local guide will take you on a tour to view the highlights of this charming city. You will visit the Old Town, the remains of the old city walls and the Dome Cathedral. Next you will visit St. Peter's Church as well as taking in panoramic views of Riga canal, Daugava River and the city skyline. Finally, you will explore the Art Nouveau quarter at the Alberta Street on foot with a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum included.
Free Time in Riga
You can spend today shopping and sightseeing at your own pace. We would recommend visiting the Central Market where over 1200 vendors peddle their wares daily or visit one of the many galleries or museums throughout the city. Simply walking around the city and stopping in one of the many cafes or bars is a lovely way to spend the day.
Travel to Estonia
Coach Travel From Riga to Tallinn
Today, you will travel by coach, with your guide, from Riga to Tallinn. En route, you will visit Gauja National Park, Latvia's largest & oldest national park to include a guided visit of the Turaida Museum Reserve. In the afternoon you will also enjoy a stop in the Estonian summer resort of Parnu with some time at leisure, before continuing your scenic drive onwards to Tallinn. Total driving time approx. 5.5 hours
Tallinn City Walking Tour
Following breakfast, depart by coach to begin your walking tour of Tallinn Old Town. As you stroll through the city you'll see many highlights including Toompea Castle, the Lutheran Dome Church (St Mary's Cathedral), the Church of the Holy Ghost, the Gothic Town Hall and Town Hall Square. You will also pay a visit to St. Nicholas Church with entrance included.
Free Time in Tallinn
You will have today at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Your guide will be delighted to recommend places to see and visit.
Depart Tallinn, Estonia
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have some free time to say goodbye to this charming city. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Tallinn airport for your flight home with guide assistance.