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Baltic Start to Finnish - 10 days map

Discover the best of the Baltics and the Finnish capital Helsinki on this exciting 10 day tour. Starting in the charming Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, travel north via the revered Hill of Crosses to Latvia and Estonia. Take in the highlights of the three Baltic capitals, including Riga's beautiful archtecture and Tallinn's picturesque Old Town, complete with Medieval buildings and Gothic spires. End your adventure exploring the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki.

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 Estonia's charming capital and explore the picturesque Old Town of this medieval city
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
Helsinki - Discover the sleek & stylish design of the city which is coupled with magnificent architecture as we visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Mannerheim Street and the famous Church-in-the-Rock
Riga - Uncover the highlights of Riga, Latvia'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

9 nights 4 star hotels
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and one departure transfer on Day 10 included per booking
Entrance to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, the Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and the Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles
Welcome meeting with a champagne-cocktail or juice
9 breakfasts
Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius, Rundale Palace, Riga and Helsinki
Escorted by a bi-lingual (English and German speakiing) tour leader, with English speaking guides for city tours
One way ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki (2nd class)
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

Upon arrival at Vilnius airport you'll be met and transferred to our hotel in the heart of the Lithuania's capital. The rest of the day is at free for you to independently explore. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at approx 7pm.
Overnight: Vilnius

Day 2

Vilnius Tour

Historic Vilnius is home to over 1200 medieval buildings and 48 churches and this morning we explore the Old Town on a guided tour and discover some of the highlights of this captivating city, which dates back to the early 14th century. Starting with a visit to Vilnius Cathedral, built in 1783, we then 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 spend at leisure or 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's an optional Lithuanian dinner.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Hill Of Crosses

Vilnius - Riga (Latvia). Today we travel to Riga, stopping en route to visit the revered Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace. The Hill of Crosses is a striking pilgrimage site, located in Northern Lithuania, where over 100,000 crosses of varying sizes have been placed on a small hill. Crossing into Latvia we continue our journey north 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. After a guided tour of the palace we travel across the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to Riga, arriving in the capital late afternoon.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Riga Old Town

This morning we explore Latvia's charming capital, Riga. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, it is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. On our walking tour of the Old Town we see Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.

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

This evening there is 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 there an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, 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 (in 2024).
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Parnu

Riga - Parnu - Tallinn (Estonia). We continue along the coastal highway this morning, crossing the border into Estonia and making our way to the beautiful summer resort town of Parnu. We enjoy a short tour of Parnu before making 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

This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn, the third Baltic capital. This picturesque city offers a charming blend of medieval and modern. The beautiful 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 is free 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 in the Old Town.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Tallinn to Helsinki

Tallinn - Helsinki (Finland). This morning there's an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After a break for lunch we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki. Enjoy the scenery en route as we travel through the Finnish archipelago en route to Finland's seaside capital. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Helsinki  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Helsinki

This morning we explore Helsinki, the green and lively Finnish capital. Our guided tour takes us around the harbors and Senate Square with its Lutheran Cathedral, we will also see the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall and the Sibelius Monument before visiting the famous Church-in-the-Rock.

In the afternoon there's an optional excursion to the 18th century Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural gem set on an island.
Overnight: Helsinki  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Helsinki

Our tour ends after breakfast today with an included transfer to Helsinki 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
18 Aug - 27 Aug 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
25 Aug - 03 Sep 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
01 Sep - 10 Sep 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
08 Sep - 17 Sep 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
15 Sep - 24 Sep 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
22 Sep - 01 Oct 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
29 Sep - 08 Oct 20% off G
USD $1,965
USD $1,572
USD $2,765
USD $2,212
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
11 May - 20 May 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
18 May - 27 May 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
25 May - 03 Jun 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
01 Jun - 10 Jun 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
08 Jun - 17 Jun 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
15 Jun - 24 Jun 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
22 Jun - 01 Jul 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
29 Jun - 08 Jul 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
06 Jul - 15 Jul 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
13 Jul - 22 Jul 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
20 Jul - 29 Jul 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
27 Jul - 05 Aug 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
03 Aug - 12 Aug 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
10 Aug - 19 Aug 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
17 Aug - 26 Aug 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
24 Aug - 02 Sep 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
31 Aug - 09 Sep 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
07 Sep - 16 Sep 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
14 Sep - 23 Sep 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348
21 Sep - 30 Sep 20% off
USD $2,055
USD $1,644
USD $2,935
USD $2,348

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre tour accommodation - Vilnius
USD $85
USD $155
Post tour accommodation - Helsinki
USD $125
USD $235

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.

GLO Hotel Art, Helsinki

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the trendy Design District of Helsinki and housed in a 1900s Art Noveu Castle, the GLO Hotel Art is a fantastic place to stay in this buzzing city. In the Glo Art's restaurant you'll find a delicious menu taking inspiration from both European and Nordic influences. All rooms are stylish in decor and offer comfortable beds and furnishing along with en suite bathrooms.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vilnius
Ends
Helsinki
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 36
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 9
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Vilnius skyline with hot air balloons
Tallinn
Helsinki

What an awful trip. would never use you again. I travel extensively and you are the worst. Not 1 head set so you could hear, No bathroom, wifi, or plugs on the couches, not to mention no room and I am 5"7. When we wrote for help, nothing was done . We were told it is all our fault. Don't use them find an actual tour company so you aren't using an uninformed middleman.

Lori Terwilliger
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