THE BEST OF THE BALTICS

7 days/ 6 nights
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DAY 1 Sunday Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius. Private tranfer from the airport to a hotel. Accommodation. Welcome dinner.

 

DAY 2 Monday Vilnius – Trakai – VilniusCity tour of Vilnius includes the UNESCO listed Old Town  with it‘s main historical and architectural monuments: the Cathedral and University campus, the Gothic corner and the Gates of Dawn, St. Peter and Paul’s Church and the Parliament. Afternoon trip to Trakai, the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, visit to the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle. Overnight in Vilnius. 

 

DAY 3 Tuesday Vilnius – Hill of Crosses – Rundale Palace– Riga. Departure to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai – a unique place of national pilgrimage of Lithuania, and the Baroque Rundale Palace in Latvia created by legendary architect B. Rastrelli, with Baroque rose garden. Afternoon arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Accommodation.

 

DAY 4 Wednesday RigaMorning walking tour of the Old Town of Riga. Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble-stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. In Old Riga you will see the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the architectural ensemble Three Brothers, Old Riga Castle and much more. Afternoon free to visit cosy restaurants, cafes, bars and souvenir shops.

 

DAY 5 Thursday Riga – Sigulda – TallinnDrive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. En route stop in one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia – Sigulda, located in the picturesque Gauja Valley dotted with caves and castles. Visit Turaida museum reserve with Turaida castle. Late afternoon arrival to Estonia’s capital. Hotel accommodation.

 

DAY 6 Friday Tallinn. City tour of Tallinn features the Old Town with its Town Hall Square, numerous churches, the Toompea Castle. The most outstanding sights include a 14th-15th century Gothic Town Hall, St. Nicholas church, now housing a museum of medieval art; an old chemist’s shop; numerous authentic Hanseatic merchants’ houses, etc. Kiek in de Kök - a fascinating tour through the Bastion Tunnels - a fascinating and informative insight to the history of Tallin. The tour begins with a video and is followed by a guided tour along the tunnels, ending with a slightly train ride. Afternoon free to explore Tallinn on your own.

 

DAY 7 Saturday Tallinn. Breakfast. End of the tour. Departure.

OPTIONAL TOURS

THE BEST OF BELARUS - Minsk, Mir, Nesvizh

3 days/ 2 nights tour

DAY 1 Arrival in Minsk. Private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Minsk is one of the last undiscovered secrets of Europe, modern and historical at the same time, a green city with a cosmopolitan and bustling atmosphere and surprisingly bright, clean and safe. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Independence Square and the Independence Avenue with its amazing collection of Stalinist Classicism, the Old Town, the Island of Tears, the reconstructed Trinity District and the Janka Kupala Park. Overnight at the hotel of selected category. 

DAY 2 Breakfast at the hotel. The day offers an excursion to one of the greatest treasures of Belarus, UNESCO World heritage sites – Mir & Nesvizh. Mir castle is an exceptional example of a central European fortification, reflecting in its design and layout successive cultural influences of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance that blend harmoniously to create an impressive monument to the history of Belarus. Later continue to Nesvizh – one of the oldest and most mysterious cities in Belarus. Visit Nesvizh castle and local history museum. Return to Minsk for overnight. 

DAY 3 Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport. Departure to Vilnius. 

Package price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Minsk at the hotel of selected category with breakfasts

  • Car/minibus transfers on arrival / departure

  • Sightseeing tours with car/minibus and guide of selected language 

  • Admission fees: Mir Castle, Nesvizh castle

Optional:

  • Flight Minsk - Vilnius

MAJESTIC SEASIDE OF LITHUANIA (Lithuania)

2 days/ 1 night tour

 

DAY 1 Trip from Vilnius to majestic Lithuanian seaside via most picturesque Panemune Castle Road along Nemunas river. Short stop at Seredzius mound, promising amazing panoramic view, later continue to Renaissance Panemune castle dating 17th century. In most popular Lithuanian sea resort Palanga – visit Amber museum, exhibiting about 28 000 pieces of amber and introducing to it’s formation. The museum is located in 19th century Tiskeviciai palace and surrounded by beautiful park and Botanic garden. See iconic Palanga pier and walk the main street of the resort with cafes and bars. Trip to the only seaport of the country – Klaipeda for overnight.

 

DAY 2 You will take a ferry and will travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. In Juodkrante you will visit weatherwane gallery & climb an authentic Hill of Witches,  decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. In Nida you will see majestic seashore sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Afterwards – return to Vilnius.

 

Package price includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Klaipeda at the hotel of selected category with breakfasts

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing tour with a guide of selected language 

  • Ferry & ecology fees

  • Entrance tickets: Panemune castle, Amber museum

 

TREASURES OF RURAL LITHUANIA & SPA RESORT DRUSKININKAI (Lithuania)

2 days/ 1 night tour

DAY 1 Trip to Dzukija National Park located in Southern part of Lithuania, famous for wild forests, mushrooms and berries, authentic villages and friendliness of local people. You will visit ethnographic village – Zervynos and get acquainted with the lifestyle of locals. In a cozy homestead you will learn how to make local specialty – buckwheat bread and will have lunch. You cannot leave Lithuania without learning about the importance of beekeeping craft. Visit wild beekeeping museum and walk the wild beekeeping route where you can see life examples of “beehives” in the trees of hundred years. After all day exciting tour drive for overnight in Druskininkai – charming spa town. Overnight.

DAY 2 Morning time to relax or enjoy SPA procedures. Later visit Panara - medical herbs nursery. “Pilnu namu bendruomene” is an organization, providing rehabilitation services for the drug addicts. The organization was looking for the environment friendly economical activities that would also involve its visitors into the labor therapy. Ecological growing of medical herbs and species was chosen as one of the options. The situation was even more favorable, as the center was situated in the former area of the old monastery with a garden. Therefore some rare old traditional species of herbs might be found there. Later pass by Merkine mound, located at the confluence of the Merkys and Nemunas Rivers. It has a rich history and guarantees a spectacular view. Later afternoon return to Vilnius.

 

Package price includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Druskininkai at the hotel of selected category with breakfasts

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing tour with a guide of selected language 

  • Buckwheat making workshop and lunch

  • Entrance tickets: Wild beekeeping museum

 

AUKSTAITIJA NATIONAL PARK (Lithuania)

Day tour

 

Morning departure to the Geographical center of Europe.    In 1989, a group of French scientists from the institute announced that the geographical centre of Europe was just to the north of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Make a photo at the special monument. Later continue to Moletai area, where you will visit Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology and get up the museum‘s observation tower, which gives you a panoramic view of the forests and lakes of Aukštaitija region. Later continue to Aukstaitija National park, also called the Switzerland of Lithuania. Visit Ginuciai Watermill, unique wooden church in Paluse and lear know Lithuanian egg – tree-cake or Sakotis is being made. Retur to Vilnius.

Tour price includes:

 

Package price includes:

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing tour with a guide of selected language 

  • Entrance tickets: Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology, Ginuciai watermill

  • Sakotis making workshop

 

LAAHEMA NATIONAL PARK (Estonia)

Day tour

Meeting your English speaking guide. Day tour to Laahema National Park – the oldest national park in Estonia & former Soviet Union. It is located about 60 km from Tallinn and covers 480 square km of typical North Estonia sea coast landscape. During the whole day tour you will visit Palmse and Sagadi manors, the fishing village of Altja and its old inn, Vosu resort , one of the best-known resorts in North Estonia located 80 km from Tallinn, as well as the the captains’ village of Kāsmu. Return to Tallinn for overnight.

 

Package price includes:

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing tour with the guide of selected language 

  • Entrance tickets: Palmse Manor, Sagadi manor

VISIT TO THE CAPITAL OF FINLAND – HELSINKI

2 days/ 1 night tour

 

DAY 1 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tallinn Ferry terminal. Ferry departure to Helsinki ( around 2,5 h.).

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 harbour and 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. Overnight.

 

DAY 2 Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport. Departure. 

Package price includes:

  • 1 nights accommodation in  Helsinki at the hotel of selected category with breakfasts

  • Car/minibus transfers on arrival / departure

  • Ferry ticket Tallinn - Helsinki

  • Sightseeing tours with car/minibus and guide of selected language.

 

 

 

 

 

 Package includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation with breakfast in the hotels of selected category: 2 nights in Vilnius, 2 nights in Riga and 2 nights in Tallinn

  • Car/minibus transfers on arrival / departure

  • Welcome dinner

  • Sightseeing tours with car/minibus and guide of selected language as per itinerary

  • Admission fees: Vilnius university, Trakai castle, Rundale Palace, Turaida Castle, Kiek in de Kök.

  • Info package

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 BELARUS VISA WAVER’s CONDITIONS:

  • Arrival and departure point – “Minsk National Airport”

  • Duration of stay – up to 5 days

  • Following documents needed:

a valid passport or another substituting document for traveling abroad;

-  financial means: at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay

- medical insurance with coverage for at least 10,000 Euros that covers the territory of Belarus.

Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide