Vilnius Old Town | Vilnius | Lithuania
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Highlights of the Baltics - 8 days map

Travel from Vilnius to Tallinn via Riga on this 8 day tour of the Baltic capitals, taking in the highlights of these three captivating cities. Discover medieval old towns, lush green forests and summer resorts on this journey through a less discovered corner of Europe.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Vilnius - Explore Lithuania's charming capital which has one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe
Tallinn - Learn about the history of this charming medieval city and explore the picturesque Old Town
Siauliai - Marvel at the Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania, where over 200,000 wooden crosses have been erected on a small hill
Riga - Uncover the highlights of Riga, Estonia's vibrant capital, with a tour of the Art Nouveaux District and Old Town
Rundale Palace - Marvel at this magnificent palace, a former summer residence of the Duke of Courland
Parnu - Take a stroll around this beautiful Estonian summer resort town

Included

7 nights in 4 star hotels
Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga and Rundale Palace
Escorted by a bi-lingual tour leader, with English speaking guides for city tours
All relevant transportation in a private modern coach or minivan
Welcome meeting with a Champagne-cocktail or juice
7 breakfasts
Entrance to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 8 included per booking
Porterage at hotels
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. Minimum group size 2 - maximum 36.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Vilnius

Welcome to Lithuania and the capital Vilnius. Upon arrival at Vilnius airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at 7pm.
Overnight: Vilnius

Day 2

Vilnius Tour

Home to more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches, Vilnius is a mesmerizing city to explore. This morning we head into the Old Town to discover some of the highlights of a city that began to take shape in the early 14th century. We will start with a visit to Vilnius Cathedral, built in 1783, before continuing to Gediminas Tower, a small castle that has withstood many attacks over the years. We'll also visit the Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, the Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

This afternoon is free for you to further explore Vilnius independently or to join an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania. Here you'll visit the magnificent Trakai Castle which stands on an island in Lake Galve.

This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional Lithuanian dinner at Senoji Trobele.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Hill Of Crosses

Vilnius - Riga (Latvia). This morning we head for the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site located in Northern Lithuania, where it's reported that over 100,000 crosses have been placed. We'll then cross into Latvia and make our way to the magnificent Rundale Palace, built for the Duke of Courland. Started in 1736 and completed in 1768 this Baroque palace is surrounded by manicured gardens. We then continue through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia reaching Riga in late afternoon.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Riga Old Town

This morning we explore Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, it is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the Art Nouveaux district and the Old Town this morning. Our first stop will be Riga Castle which sits on the banks of the River Daugava. Next we'll visit the Dome Cathedral and St Peters Church. Continuing on we'll explore the areas that are home to the Three Brothers as well as the Large and Small Guild buildings.

This afternoon is free for you to explore Riga independently. Alternatively you will have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Jurmala, a vibrant Latvian seaside resort, famed for it's sandy beaches and pretty wooden architecture.

This evening you'll have the opportunity to partake in an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Riga optional excursions

Today offers free time to further explore Riga independently or join our optional excursions. In the morning you can discover medieval Latvia on an optional tour of stunning 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 returning to Riga.

In the afternoon an optional trip to the Riga Motor Museum will be offered for tours departing in 2023, which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage. In 2024 an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum will be offered, with its spacious exhibition of 18th century country life. In the evening there's an optional Latvian dinner at a stylish restaurant in the capital.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Parnu

Riga - Parnu - Tallinn (Estonia). We continue along the coastal highway this morning, crossing the border into Estonia we make our way to the beautiful summer resort town of Parnu. We'll take a short tour of Parnu before we make our way through the lush forests of Northern Estonia. Arriving into Tallinn this afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Tallinn Old Town

This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn. This charming city is a delightful blend of medieval and modern urban life. Unsurprisingly the Old Town is a friendly, bustling place during the summer months with locals and tourists sampling the many fantastic cafes, galleries and shops. 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.

This afternoon offers free time to explore Tallinn independently or you may wish to join an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and a visit to the KUMU, the award winning new Estonian art museum. This evening there's an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Tallinn

Our Baltic exploration ends after breakfast this morning and hotel check out. A transfer will be provided to take you to Tallinn Airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
30 Jun - 07 Jul 19% off G
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
07 Jul - 14 Jul 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
14 Jul - 21 Jul 19% off G
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
21 Jul - 28 Jul 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
28 Jul - 04 Aug 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
04 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
11 Aug - 18 Aug 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
18 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off G
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
25 Aug - 01 Sep 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
01 Sep - 08 Sep 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
08 Sep - 15 Sep 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
15 Sep - 22 Sep 19% off G
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
22 Sep - 29 Sep 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
29 Sep - 06 Oct 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
06 Oct - 13 Oct 19% off
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519
13 Oct - 20 Oct 19% off G
USD $1,305
USD $1,057
USD $1,875
USD $1,519

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre tour accommodation - Vilnius
USD $85
USD $155
Post tour accommodation - Tallinn
USD $115
USD $195
Dinner Supplement
USD $225
N/A

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva, Vilnius

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Standing on the banks of the River Neris, the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva is in the heart of Lithuania’s capital. Its sleek and modern-style guestrooms are equipped with plenty of amenities including free high-speed WiFi. Guests can enjoy a fresh meal at any time of day, with the onsite Riverside Restaurant serving a wide-ranging buffet of international favourites. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre, Nordic sauna, jacuzzi and beauty salon, with the Skybar being the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and the beautiful city views.

Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija, Riga

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Ideally situated in the centre of Riga just 400 meters from the historical old town, the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija offers impressive views over the city. The contemporary styled guestrooms are spacious and well equipped to cater for those visiting for leisure, business and even families with children. Guests can soak up the fabulous city views in the stylish Skyline bar located on the 26th floor. Or why not relax and visit the brand new and conceptually unique Spa Riga.

Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia, Tallinn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This centrally located hotel offers tastefully decorated guestrooms with modern conveniences such as high-speed WiFi, 24-hour room service and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy an elegant Mediterranean dinner at the on-site Senso Restaurant or lighter bites at the delightful Café Boulevard. On the top floor you’ll find Club 26, where you can take a refreshing swim in the pool, work out in the well-equipped gym or relax in the sauna, all whilst admiring magnificent views over Estonia’s capital.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vilnius
Ends
Tallinn
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 36
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Vilnius skyline with hot air balloons
Tallinn

Tour itself was great, but the tour guide did nothing to integrate the group. He was only interested in getting us on and off the bus. No suggestions for evening meals like I have experienced on other tours with on the go. Disappointing.

Heather Lane
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