Baltic Capitals Economy Tour

06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS

Day 1 Friday: VILNIUS

Arrival in Vilnius. Individual transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. 7:00 p.m. Welcome Meeting at the hotel with a tour guide or representatives. Overnight stay in Vilnius.

Day 2 Saturday: VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (50 km)

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes: St. Peter and Paul's Church,Vilnius Trakai Island Castle 02 Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, Bernardine Garden, St. Ann and Bernardines' Church, Amber gallery-museum incl. tasting of amber vodka, Užupis- one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, nowadays the artists' "republic", which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map. Short photo stop on the street Subaciaus to throw the view of the old town from the observation deck, the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John's Church. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit to the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Next visit is to Uzutrakis manor ensemble. The famous European landscape architect and botanist E. F. Andre created the original Uzutrakis park in a centennial forest – and interconnected pond system, displaying it's all beauty from the mansion's terrace. Return to Vilnius. Overnight stay in Vilnius.
In the evening optional: Dinner at Lithuanian restaurant "Lokys" or similar.

Day 3 Sunday: VILNIUS - RIGA (300 km)

Breakfast at hotel. Free time in Vilnius. Afternoon transfer to bus station. Driving with regular bus to Riga. Arrival in Riga. Transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Riga.

Riga OldDay 4 Monday: RIGA

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Riga. A combined coach and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St. Jacob's Church, the Parliament House, and Old Riga Castle. Following the visit of the famous market halls of Riga. Overnight stay in Riga.
Afternoon optional: Excursion to Jurmala.
In the evening optional: Dinner at Latvian restaurant "Key to Riga" or similar.

Day 5 Tuesday: RIGA- TALLINN (300 km)

Breakfast at hotel. Free time in Riga. Afternoon transfer to bus station. Driving with regular bus to Tallinn. Arrival in Tallinn. Transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Tallinn.

Day 6 Wednesday: TALLINNTallinn Le palais de Kadriorg

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St. Olaf's Church. Visit to Marzipan museum. The marzipan museum room gives a good overview of the history of marzipan. The exhibition displays approximately 200 marzipan figurines, cards and cakes, which have been made with moulds that are more than a hundred years old. At the museum, you can also observe the art of marzipan painting. Overnight stay in Tallinn.
Afternoon optional: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace.
In the evening optional: Dinner at restaurant "Pepersack" or similar.

Day 7 Thursday: TALLINN

Breakfast. Transfers to the Airport. End of the tour.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR:

VILNIUS

Novotel Vilnius Centre Hotel

RIGA

Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel

TALLINN

Sokos Viru Hotel

 

 

 

TRAVEL DATES:

18May – 24May 2018

08Jun – 14Jun 2018

22Jun – 28Jun 2018

06Jul – 12Jul 2018

20Jul – 26Jul 2018

03Aug – 09Aug 2018

17Aug – 23Aug 2018

31Aug – 06Sep 2018

 

COSTING ON PER PERSON BASIS:

SINGLE SHARING @ EURO 785

DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING @ EURO 590

 

RATE INCLUDES:
1. 6Night Accommodation in 4* Hotels
2. Welcome Cocktail at the Hotel in Vilnius
3. Daily Buffet Breakfast
4. All Transfers to the Airport / Bus Station on Private Basis
5. Excursions as per itinerary
6. Tickets for Regular Comfort Bus Vilnius – Riga & Riga - Tallinn
7. Entrances to: St. Peter and Paul's Church, Bernardine Garden, Vilnius University with St. John's Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum incl. tasting of Amber vodka and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai castle, the Dome Church and Riga Central Market, the Dome Church, Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky and Marzipan museum in Tallinn.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST (ON REQUEST):
1. Additional Nights in Vilnius or Tallinn if required.
2. Lithuanian dinner at restaurant "Lokys" or similar in Vilnius
3. Excursion (4 hours) to Jurmala
4. Latvian dinner at restaurant "Key to Riga" or similar in Riga
5. Excursion (3 hours) to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kadriorg Palace
6. Dinner at restaurant "Pepersack" or similar in Tallinn
7. Additional Nights in Tallinn if required
8. Half board at hotels (6 x dinners: 3 course menus + tea/coffee)

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
1. Flight / Visas / Insurance
2. Meals
3. Optional Excursions & Gratuity
4. Tips, Laundry & all other expenses of personal nature

NOTES:
1. Group Size minimum 2 people, maximum 35 people.
2. Experienced Monolingual Tour Guide (English)
3. Centrally located hotels
4. Comfortable & Safe Coaches

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:
- Vilnius old town with 'artists' republic' in Uzupis
- Trakai Castle
- Riga Old Town and Market Halls in Riga
- Tallinn Old Town with St. Catherine's Passage

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