Itinerary: Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn – Helsinki

Period: May-October 2023

Length: 10 days / 9 nights

Tour languages: English German Italian Spanish

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

DAY 2 (Monday): VILNIUS
Vilnius is known for its more than 1200 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 optional 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 an optional dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele.

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the ‘Hills 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 Radisson Blu Latvjia**** or similar.

DAY 4 (Wednesday): RIGA
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, 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 an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

DAY 5 (Thursday): RIGA
Today we have the opportunity to discover the medieval Latvia. The optional 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 an optional visit to the Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In the evening we offer an optional Latvian dinner at the restaurant Forest or similar.

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Pärnu. 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 Olümpia**** or similar.

DAY 7 (Saturday): TALLINN
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 cafes and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional 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 an optional dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

This day offers an optional 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 Radisson Blu Seaside**** or similar.

DAY 9 (Monday): HELSINKI
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 optional excursion to the well known Suomenlinna fortress.

DAY 10 (Tuesday): HELSINKI – Departure
Optional transfer to the airport.

1 095.00 EUR (double occupancy)
450.00 EUR (single supplement)

Payment conditions:

20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before departure

Cancellation conditions:

40-21 days 50% refund
20-15 days 20% refund
less than 15 days no refund

  • 9 x overnight at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Guided visit of Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki
  • Entrances to St. Peter and St. Paul church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish only speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn – Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Service and taxes
  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel in Vilnius: EUR 45.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 3 hours excursion to Trakai and visit of Trakai castle: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Dinner at restaurant in Vilnius: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 4 hours excursion to Gauja National Park: EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3 hours excursion to the Motor Museum in Riga: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 4 hours excursion to Jurmala: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Dinner at restaurant in Riga: EUR 45.00 pp
  • 3 hours excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Dinner at restaurant in Tallinn: EUR 45.00 pp
  • 6 hours excursion to Lahemaa National Park: EUR 70.00 pp
  • 3 hours excursion to Suomenlinna fortress: EUR 60.00 pp
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport in Helsinki: EUR 90.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 120.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Half board at hotels (9 x 3 courses dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 325.00 pp
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