Classic Tour of the Baltic States

Turaida Castle, Trakai Castle

Itinerary: Vilnius, Curonian Spit, Liepaja, Rundale Palace, Riga, Parnu, Tallinn

Period: May-September 2023

Length: 8 days/7 nights

Tour languages: English Italian


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

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. Anna’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to Curonian Spit and Nida, where we arrive late in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Nerija*** or similar. The evening offers optional authentic fisherman dinner at “Tik Pas Jona”..

The morning is reserved for a half-day optional tour of the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse. In early afternoon we head towards Liepaja where we arrive in early afternoon and check in at Hotel Promenade***** or similar. The evening offers a casual dinner at a beach café Red Sun Buffet, right on the wide sandy beach.

Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees in the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church and we visit Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. We now continue through Southern Latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Latvia to reach Riga at late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert is the largest of the 3 Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House 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. In the evening we propose 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.

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, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and a 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.

Optional transfer to the airport.

845.00 EUR (double occupancy)
350.00 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

  • 7 x overnight at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Guided visit of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
  • Entrances to St Peter and St Paul church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian speaking tour escort on tours GCA12,GCA14, GCA16-GCA22
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Service and taxes
  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel in Vilnius: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 4 hours excursion to the Curonian Spit: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Casual fisherman dinner at Tik Pas Jona tavern: EUR 35.00 pp
  • Casual dinner on the beach at Red Sun Buffet: EUR 35.00 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
  • Transfer from the hotel to the to airport in Tallinn: EUR 45.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 65.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 courses dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 225.00 pp
  • GCA07: 14.05-21.05.2023
  • GCA09: 28.05-04.06.2023
  • GCA12: 18.06-25.06.2023
  • GCA13: 25.06-02.07.2023
  • GCA14: 02.07-09.07.2023
  • GCA16: 16.07-23.07.2023
  • GCA17: 23.07-30.07.2023
  • GCA18: 30.07-06.08.2023
  • GCA19: 06.08-13.08.2023
  • GCA20: 13.08-20.08.2023
  • GCA21: 20.08-27.08.2023
  • GCA22: 27.08-03.09.2023
  • GCA23: 03.09-10.09.2023
  • GCA25: 17.09-24.09.2023