We have planned an agenda of local best hits to spend a week in all three Baltic states. Not superficial, but full of authentic and memorable details. Be sure You will meet our biggest cities and get a grip on history and culture – starting from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and ending in Tallinn the capital of Estonia. And while in the middle of your trip – enjoy the New Years Celebrations in lovely Riga – the capital of Latvia.Prices calculated when 2 persons staying in a standard double or twin room at centrally located 4-5* hotel. Single supplement – 305€.HIGHLIGHTS: • Walk around amazing Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn oldtown • Find the artistic face of Riga • Enjoy faboulous New Year Gala! • Taste Latvian Christamas patisery • Feel the medieval spirit of Vilnius
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.