Around the Baltics 9 days

9-DAYS TRIP (TALLINN, VILJANDI, TARTU, OTEPÄÄ, SANGASTE, SIGULDA, RIGA, RUNDALE, SHAULIAI, KAUNAS, TRAKAI, VILNIUS)


We invite You to take part in a tour which presents You the varied Baltic States. The trip begins in Tallinn and will lead us through all three Baltic States to a final point of the route, to the city of Vilnius. There will be no lack of fine landscapes, fortresses and castles during all our tour. Estonia will admire You with magnificent sceneries and medieval towns. Numerous exciting sights of Riga, certainly, will not leave You indifferent. Rundale palace, a real treasure of the baroque style in the Baltics, will delight You with the pomp of its halls. Landscapes of Lithuania will please You with their variety. You will discover everything there: fine lakes, picturesque hills, untouched woods. Shauliai, Klaipeda, Kaunas and Vilnius will acquaint You with the history and culture of this country.

  

Day 1
Arrival in Tallinn. Meeting at the airport with our English-speaking guide. Sightseeing tour around the city: medieval walls and towers of the Old Town, Kadriorg (Catherine's Palace), the Song Festivals Arena, a monument "Mermaid", Tallinn port, Olympic center "Pirita", the television tower, National library and art gallery etc. Lunch / Dinner. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
Tallinn. Discovering the Old Town: fascinating narrow streets, walls and towers of medieval Tallinn ("Long Hermann" and "Thick Margarita"), viewing platforms, the Parliament Building, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church. Visiting of the Sacred Olav's or Sacred Nicolay's churches. Lunch. According to Your wish excursion to either the open-air ethnographical museum "Rocca-al-Mare" or the Art museum, situated in Kadriorg (Catherine's Palace).

Day 3
In the morning leaving Tallinn for Viljandi. Excursion in the town center, surveying the ruins of the old medieval fortress. Departure to Tartu. On arrival accommodation in the hotel, lunch. Sightseeing tour in the old university city: the Town Hall Square, Tartu University, Toome hill and ruins of Dome Cathedral. In the eveningsupper at the national kitchen restaurant "Gunpowder Cellar" (additional fee).

Day 4
Leaving Tartu for Otepää. Enjoying picturesque sceneries of this small town and its surroundings. Excursion and lunch in Sangaste mansion. Leaving Estonia for Latvia. Arrival in Riga, accommodation in the hotel, leisure time.

Day 5
Riga. Walking tour in the Old City: the Dome cathedral, buildings of the Big and Small guild, the House of Black-headed, St. Peter's church, St. Jacob's church, the Powder tower, Medieval apartment houses "Three brothers". Lunch. Getting acquainted with Riga's Art Nouveau architecture, walking along the Albert street. Leisure time at the restaurant and entertainment centre "LIDO".

Day 6
Leaving Riga for Rundale. Excursion in Rundale Palace. Lunch. Entering Lithuania. Stop at the Mountain of Crosses near Shauliai. Departure to Kaunas. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 7
Kaunas. Walking tour in the picturesque Old Town: ruins of the Kaunas fortress, the Town Hall square, Vitautas Church, the main pedestrian street Laisves Aleja. Visiting the museum of Devils, the only one of this type in the world, or Ciurlionis Art museum. Lunch. Leaving for Trakai - a town on a water, the ancient capital of Lithuania. Survey of Trakai island fortress. Departure to Vilnius. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel.

Day 8
Vilnius. Sightseeing tour in the centre of the city: Medeninku Gates of the defense wall, the City Hall, St. Anna's church, Peter and Paul's Cathedral, the University, Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral Square. Lunch. Visit to one of the biggest shopping centres in the Baltics. Leisure time.

Day 9
Vilnius. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.