FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN BALTICS: LITHUANIA & LATVIA
9 days/ 8 nights
DAY 1 Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel of selected category. Accommodation.
DAY 2 Take a 3 h. sightseeing tour through UNESCO listed Vilnius Old town. Get inspired by mixture of architecture styles, amazing stories and rich history. See Cathedral square, get up St. John‘s Bell tower for a panoramic view, pass by baroque Vilnius University, gotchic masterpiece – St. Ann‘s church, learn about Lithuanian gold – amber in the amber gallery. Bring your little ones to the Toy museum, where you can not only learn about the uniqueness of toys and games, but also play them. Another great family attraction – Telia Nonmuseum. In 15 minutes you will reveal the past of Vilnius through lasers and projections.
DAY 3 Drive 25 km away from Vilnius and you are in the ancient capital of the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania, once called „town on the water“. Visit 15th century Medieval Trakai castle and learn about ethnic minority Karaites, while trying their traditional food kybyns. Afterwards drive to Anyksciai. Accommodation in the hotel of selected category or in the homestead.
DAY 4 Day to explore Anyksciai surroundings. Today you will visit the only Horse museum in Lithuania and learn about animal‘s importance to the country‘s economy, agriculture. Optional: horse riding or ride in a horse carriage. Other attraction - the treetop walking path through famous pine wood. The paths lasts 300 m. and is going up to 21 m. height. It ends up with a tower of 34 m. , offering breath - taking view of Sventoji river and the wood. Travel higher and learn about the stars. Visit Ethnocosmology museum. Here awaits a tour, presenting humanity‘s connection to the Cosmos (measurement equipment, calendars, astronomy, astronautics, search for extra-terrestrial life forms, future prospects for our civilization). Get up to the observation spot and please your eyes with a panorama of six lakes and Labanoras forest. Return for overningt.
Optional: Alpine Coaster ride. The track consists of 5 turns, a springboard and a loop. The roller coaster track of almost 500 m length will give you positive emotions and incredible impressions.
DAY 5 Morning departure to Latvia. Short stop at Pakruojis mannor – the largest complex of manor buildings in Lithuania to have survived to the present day. Afterwards continue to Tervete Nature Park, which is great attraction, especially for kids. Beautiful forest and much loved charactes of Latvian playwright Anna Brigadere creates a fairy tale like atmosphere. Drive to Riga for overnight.
DAY 6 Take a tour of the ancient Hanseatic city - Riga. While strolling through the cobble-stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town, pass by Dome Cathedral, St. Peter church, House of Blackheads, the Cat House. Visit Art Nouveau district. Last, but not least – museum of legendary Chocolate factory „Laima“. Free afternoon.
DAY 7 Morning depature to Latvian sea resort Jurmala (40 km from Riga). Have fun in Livu aqua park and sandy beaches. Līvu Aquapark is one of the largest water parks in Northern Europe. Kids and their parents can choose from a wide range of waterslides, pools, saunas, a spa zone and outdoor area overlooking the River Lielupe. One of the highlights of the park is the Tornado slide - the third largest of its kind in the world! Return to Riga for overnight.
DAY 8 Day to explore Gauja National park ( approx. 60 km from Riga). Visit main attractions –Turaida castle and medieval town Cesis. Return to Riga for overnight.
DAY 9 Private transfer to the airport. Departure.
8 nights accommodation in the hotel of selected category with daily breakfasts
Round trip airport transfers
Transportation as per program
Guide of selected language as per program
Entrance tickets: St.John's Bell Tower, Trakai castle, Toy Museum, Telia Nonmuseum, Horse Museum, Ethnocosmology museum & tour, Tervete Nature Park & view tower, Laima Chocolate factory, Turaida Castle
Degustation of Karaites traditional food kybyns
Vilnius city tax
Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide.
Tour duration can be adjusted to your preferences.