Winter holidays in Baltic countries

Cultural & Theme Tours, Vilnius airport to null
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Tour description

Winter is a magic time to come to the Baltics! Beautiful UNESCO listed Old Towns, covered in snow, Christmas lights and decorations; Christmas markets, presenting local crafts and food scene; gorgeous Christmas trees, yearly being selected as one of the most beautiful in the World, and great place for getting Christmas gifts for your relatives! Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia – close, but different countries. In 5 days you will visit 3 countries and spend time in their capital cities – Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, which are up to 4,5 h drive from each other. However the trip should not be boring, as you will travel by comfortable Lux Express buses, offering free wi-fi, music & movies selection, hot drinks.

Day 1 Arrival to Vilnius airport. Private transfer to the centrally located 3* hotel.   Vilnius is famous for UNESCO listed Old town, combining various types of architecture, but especially proud of  baroque & gothic masterpieces. Vilnius was selected as thehappiest city of Europe and you will understand why, after passing by vivid streets of the Old town, full of caffees, restaurants, boutique shops. Vilnius has different faces and if you want something else – visit  quiry Uzupis district or spend an evening in one of the Berlin style New Town’s bars. Vilnius Christmas tree, surrounded by outside Christmas market, looks the best in the evening. So get to the Cathedral square, make a wish and turn around three times on a “Miracle” tile.  It’s Christmas! Overnight. Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel. Half a day to discover the city on your own. Get inspired by Christmas decorations, spend your time tasting local food, learning aboutculture & history, getting unique gifts for you loved ones. Boutique amber, linen, jewelry shops are located in the Old Town. Nearby - Lithuanian Oxford street - Gediminas avenue. Great shopping malls – up to half an hour drive from the Old Town. Late afternoon departure to Riga, by comfortable Lux Express bus, offering free wi-fi, music & movies selection as well as hot drinks.  Trip, lasting around 4 h. – won’t be boring. Arrival to the capital of Latvia – Riga. Overnight in centrally located 3* hotel. Day 3 Breakfasts at the hotel. Full day to enjoy Riga, which is a perfect pre-Christmas shopping destination. Visit Grand Christmas market in the Old Town and get some local handicrafts or choose all year working boutique shops. Besides of shopping try open air skating ring, go to the evening event (concert, opera etc.), discover local cuisine in numerous restaurants or just explore astonishing Hanseatic city- Old Town, Art Nouveau area, Kalnciema district, famous for wooden architecture and a fair going on on Saturdays. Overnight in centrally located 3* hotel. Day 4 Early morning bus trip (Lux Express) from Riga to the Estonia’s capital – Tallinn (around 4,5 h). Midday arrival. Accommodation in centrally located 3* hotel.Medieval city is considered to be as one of Europe’s best kept secrets. At winter time the fairytale atmosphere of Christmas market, which is held on the Town Hall Square in Tallinn, makes anything possible! At the heart of it all - apart from Santa and his reindeers- is Estonia's most famous Christmas tree, surrounded by little huts selling their wares. Here you will find handicraft specialists and their work, Estonian food and drink of the season, snow sculptures and a mini-zoo for the little ones – including rabbits, goats, lambs, ponies and geese. Overnight. Day 5 Private transfer to Tallinn’s airport. End of the tour. Departure. 

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation in centrally located 3* hotels with daily breakfast
  • Private airport transfers
  • Info package ( maps, essential touristic information)

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional in the evening Lithuanian beer tasting & dinner. Have a short tour in Lithuanian beer restaurant – brewery, try 5 different kinds of beer, hot dish from a selected menu & traditional Lithuanian beer snacks: Price: 45 EUR/ person