Best of Baltics

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Looking for a European trip that's a bit out of the ordinary? The Baltics are packed with spectacular surprises around every corner. This one swings you from Tallinn through some Baltic highlights, with plenty of breweries, gothic castles, street art, gorgeous coastlines and buzzing uni towns along the way. History buffs - this one's for you; but it's fair to...

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Full schedule

What's this trip about?

    Looking for a European trip that's a bit out of the ordinary? The Baltics are packed with spectacular surprises around every corner. This one swings you from Tallinn through some Baltic highlights, with plenty of breweries, gothic castles, street art, gorgeous coastlines and buzzing uni towns along the way. History buffs - this one's for you; but it's fair to say it's got a little something for everyone.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityTallinn (Estonia)
End CityVilnius

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia

Attractions

  • Riga
  • Tallinn
  • Vilnius

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tallinn

Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia's elegant capital. We'll let you explore this beautiful Baltic city for a few hours, after which our TM will give you an orientation tour, followed by a local dinner at F HOONE, with its menu of healthy but seriously delicious local delicacies.

Day 2: Tallinn

Tallinn is all yours for the day, so go out and find out what makes this place so special. One of Europe's hidden gems, this early medieval era creation is now a fascinating mix of old and new. With one of the best preserved old towns in the world, a charming coastlin...

Day 3: Tallinn to Tartu

This morning we're setting our sights on Tartu......known for its prestigious 17th century university, upbeat nightlife and wealth of cultural activities. Our trusted TM will give you an orientation of the city, after which you're free to explore. We'll meet up again for dinner to enjoy some local cuisine. Screen reader support enabled.

Day 4: Tartu to Riga via Valmiermuiža and Cēsis

Tartu, it's been emotional, but today we're heading for Latvia.An iconic tour, tasting & lunch awaits at Valmiermuiža Brewery, where we'll become acquainted with the cornerstones of brewing beer.Next, we'll stop by to visit the Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic...

Day 5: Riga

You've got beautiful Riga all to yourself today, so make the most of it! Take a stroll through the Old Town and discover the House of the Black Heads (a 14th century landmark), some of the many shops and restaurants that fill the cobblestoned streets and the timeless charm of a capital steeped in over 800 years of history.

Day 6: Riga to Pakruojo Dvaras via Jurgaiciai

...and we're on the road again.Today we're visiting the Hill of Crosses, an epic site pilgrimage site which boasts a collection of over 200,000 ornate crosses, statues and effigies erected on a small hill in Northern Lithuania.Then it's onto our unique Special Stay, the Pakruojo Dvaras, an elegant 16th century manor which will make us feel like we've stepped back in time.

Day 7: Pakruojo Dvaras to Vilnius via Trakai

Today we're setting off for Vilnius, with a stop at somewhere pretty special...Welcome to Trakai Castle, a 14th century fortress built on an island on the glittering Lake Galve. This place looks just like a fairytale, so cameras at the ready…We’ll then have the aftern...

Day 8: Depart Vilnius

...and this is where our journey sadly ends. Exchange contact information with your fellow travellers, who have now probably become friends. Time to lock in your next adventure!

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Price From $1,274
Price per day$159
Last Updated: 0/18/2022

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