New Year in the Baltic States

Latvia, Lithuania

Itinerary: Vilnius-Trakai-Siauliai-Rundale-Riga-Tallinn

Period: December 2024-January 2025

Length: 8 days / 7 nights

Tour languages: English German Italian Spanish



Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** 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 walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, 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 folklore 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 Latvija**** or similar.

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 and by the end of December the whole city is preparing for a vibrant New Year celebration. The sightseeing tour of the Old Town includes a walking tour in the Old Town including Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon we propose an optional tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district and the visit of the Art Nouveau museum. In the evening we enjoy an up-scale and entertaining and fabulous New Year Gala.

Morning at leisure. In the late afternoon we offer optional excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest blockhouse in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional self-service Latvian dinner before going back to the hotel.

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. 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 L’Ermitage**** 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, 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 medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv or similar.

Optional transfer to airport


Package prices per person:

    945.00 EUR (double occupancy)
    295.00 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 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • 3 hours walking sightseeing tour of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn old towns
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • New Year Gala at a Riga city restaurant or at the hotel
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Portuguese and French speaking tour escort on all tours
  • 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Service and taxes
  • Transfer from the airport to the Hotel: EUR 50.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 70.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 3 hours excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Folklore dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele: EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3 hours visit to Riga Art Nouveau district with a visit to Art Nouveau museum: EUR 45.00 pp
  • 3 hours excursion to Lido Recreational Centre with a 3 courses Latvian dinner: EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3 hours excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 50.00 pp
  • Medieval dinner in Tallinn: EUR 50.00 pp
  • Half Board at the hotel (6 dinners, 3 courses menu): EUR 240.00 pp
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport: EUR 50.00 with private car (1-3 people),
    EUR 70.00 with private minivan (4-7 people)
  • GNY01: 28.12.2024-04.01.2025