Welcome to Pärnu


In truth, most of Pärnu is quite docile, with leafy streets and expansive parks intermingling with turn-of-the-20th-century villas that reflect the town’s fashionable, more decorous past. Older visitors from Finland and the former Soviet Union still visit, seeking rest, rejuvenation and Pärnu’s vaunted mud treatments.


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$782.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guaranteed departure group tour: Baltic Highlights tour

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival VilniusStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyArrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Vilnius: Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.Day 2: Day 2 (Monday): VilniusStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVilnius 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. 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 Belmontas.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Vilnius: Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.Day 3: Day 3 (Tuesday): Vilnius - RigaStop At: Riga Town Hall Square, Riga, Riga RegionHeading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill 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.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Riga: Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.Day 4: Day 4 (Wednesday): RigaStop At: Riga Town Hall Square, Riga, Riga RegionBefore we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering 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 Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Riga: Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.Day 5: Day 5 (Thursday): RigaStop At: Riga Town Hall Square, Riga, Riga RegionFounded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Riga: Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar.Day 6: Day 6 (Friday): Riga - TallinnStop At: Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn, Harju CountyThe 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 Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.Day 7: Day 7 (Saturday): TallinnStop At: Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn, Harju CountyTallinn 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 Peppersack.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.Day 8: Day 8 (Sunday): Tallinn DepartureStop At: Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn, Harju CountyDeparture transfer to Tallinn airport.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$445.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Baltic Capitals

ItineraryDay 1: Vilnius-TrakaiStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyMorning city tour of Vilnius includes the Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the complex of Vilnius University, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments dating back to 16-18th century, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne’s and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Dawn/Aušros Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, 17th century Baroque church of St. Peter and Paul where inside everything is in white color.Afternoon tour to Trakai with lunch degustating traditional cuisine of Karaites. Trakai is the ancient capital of Lithuania located 28 km from Vilnius. This place is famous of beautiful 14-15th castle surrounded by lakes and housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17th-18th century art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes and Karaites, a Judaistic sect brought by Grand Duke Vytautas from Crimea. Accommodation in Vilnius 3* hotel.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: a 3 star hotelDay 2: Siauliai-Rundale-RigaStop At: Riga Town Hall Square, Riga, Riga RegionDeparture to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place of national pilgrimage, and after crossing the border of Latvia, the impressive Baroque Rundale Palace created by the Italian architect B. Rastrelli. Close to Rundale you will try traditional Latvian cuisine in the farmstead (optional). Afternoon excursion of the Old Town of Riga features it's most famous architectural monuments: 13th century St. Peter's Church, St. George's Church, St. John's Church, 14th century Riga Castle, Big and Small Guild houses, medieval dwelling houses “Three Brothers” and the Dome Square with its famous Dome Cathedral boasting one of the biggest organs in Europe. Free time for souvenirs and relaxation. Accommodation in Riga 3* hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: a 3 star hotelDay 3: Parnu-TallinnStop At: Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn, Harju CountyLeave Riga for Tallinn. En route you will stop in Parnu for traditional Estonian cuisine (optional). You will continue trip to Tallinn to discover its Old Town, which is one of the best-preserved and authentic medieval capitals in Europe, filled with churches and merchant houses. Morning city tour of Tallinn showing the surroundings of Tallinn and its Old Town. Among other attractions, it includes a visit of Catherine’s Valley Park and Palace, the Song Festival Amphitheatre, the venue of 120-years-old song festival tradition. You will also see Tallinn's number one attraction: Toompea Hill and the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tall Hermann, Kiek in de Kök and Dome Cathedral. The tour ends in Town Hall Square with a view of the Town Hall, a Gothic masterpiece of 13th-14th centuries. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$274.02 Transfers & Ground Transport

Riga to Tallinn Private Transfer via Parnu and Saremaa island

Estonia’s largest and third largest island are almost addictive: it is best to spend one’s  holiday away from the mainland, in a completely different scenery.Exciting destinations also include the famous Kaali Meteorite Crater Field (which is the first scientifically proven meteorite crater in Europe) and the Panga Cliff, which is perfect for scenic walks, and the Järve beach, which is a great spot for sunbathing. Small islands Vilsandi, Abruka, Ruhnu and Viirelaid are great locations all year round.Tour Highlights • Ferry trip across the strait • St Katherine´s Church of Muhu • Ride across the dam • Angla Windmill Park • Panga cliff • Meteorite crater- lake Kaali • Kuressaare Local capital- Kuressaare • Medieval Bishop Castle of Kuressaare • 08:00-10.00 Driving from Riga to Parnu • short walking at Parnu city • 10:30-11:15 Parnu -Virtsu port • 11:15-12:00  ferry ride to Muhu island • 12:00-17.00 Drive thorugh Muhu island to Saaremaa and at Saremaa island • Angla Windmill Park visit  • Visit to Kaali meteorite crater • Visit Panga cliff • Kuressaare Episcopal Castle visit, city tour and a short time for shopping • Visit Kuresare city • 17.00 Drive back to ferry port • 17:50-18:30 ferry ride to mainland • 18:30-20:00 Drive back to Tallinn

$279.72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Tallinn to Riga Private Transfer via Saremaa island andParnu

Estonia’s largest and third largest island are almost addictive: it is best to spend one’s  holiday away from the mainland, in a completely different scenery.Exciting destinations also include the famous Kaali Meteorite Crater Field (which is the first scientifically proven meteorite crater in Europe) and the Panga Cliff, which is perfect for scenic walks, and the Järve beach, which is a great spot for sunbathing. Small islands Vilsandi, Abruka, Ruhnu and Viirelaid are great locations all year round.Tour Highlights • Ferry trip across the strait • St Katherine´s Church of Muhu • Ride across the dam • Angla Windmill Park • Panga cliff • Meteorite crater- lake Kaali • Kuressaare Local capital- Kuressaare • Medieval Bishop Castle of Kuressaare • 08:00-10.00 Driving from Riga to Parnu • short walking at Parnu city • 10:30-11:15 Parnu -Virtsu port • 11:15-12:00  ferry ride to Muhu island • 12:00-17.00 Drive thorugh Muhu island to Saaremaa and at Saremaa island • Angla Windmill Park visit  • Visit to Kaali meteorite crater • Visit Panga cliff • Kuressaare Episcopal Castle visit, city tour and a short time for shopping • Visit Kuresare city • 17.00 Drive back to ferry port • 17:50-18:30 ferry ride to mainland • 18:30-20:00 Drive back to Tallinn

$736.42 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Highlights of Baltic States in 8 Days

DAY 1. (Sun): Arrival Vilnius. Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.   DAY 2. (Mon): Vilnius. 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. 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. DAY 3. (Tue): Vilnius-Riga. Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace. 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 Mercure Riga**** or similar.  DAY 4. (Wed): Riga. Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering 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 Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert. DAY 5. (Thu): Riga. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner. DAY 6. (Fri): Riga-Tallinn. 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 Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.  DAY 7. (Sat): Tallinn. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. 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.   DAY 8. (Sun): Tallinn Departure. Optional transfer to airport.

$924.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Highlights of the Baltic states New Year Edition

Dec 28: Arrival VilniusArrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meetingDec 29: VilniusVilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes 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 BelmontasDec 30: Vilnius-RigaHeading 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 Ridzene***** or similar.Dec 31: Riga Today's 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. In the afternoon we offer optional tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district and tour along Riga Boulevard circle. The tour ends with warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening we enjoy an up-scale and entertaining Fabulous New Year Gala.Jan 1: RigaToday we offer an optional guided shopping tour that will take us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town with the main focus on local brands and artists. En route we enjoy a warm cup of coffee with Latvian Christmas pastry in a cosy café. In the evening we offer 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. Jan 2: Riga-TallinnThe 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 similarJan 3: TallinnThe walking 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.Jan 4: Tallinn departureOptional transfer to airport.