FROM: USD $1,995

Poland and Baltic Discovery - 13 days

Discover the amazing highlights of Poland and the three Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On this 13 day tour travelling from Krakow to Tallinn you'll explore beautiful churches, captivating castles and gorgeous old towns.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Krakow - Explore the former royal capital. Visit St Mary's Church, the Jagiellonian University and Wawel Castle & Cathedral
Warsaw - Stroll through the reconstructed old town, visit the Royal Castle, St John's Cathedral and the Old Town Market Square
Vilnius - Journey through the beautiful old town, making stops at the Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St Anna's Church, the Old University and the Gate of Dawn.
Riga - Uncover the highlights of Riga, visiting the Castle, Dome Cathedral, St Peters Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers and much more
Czestochowa - Pay a visit to the Jasna Gora Monestary, home of the Black Madonna painting
Masurian Lake District - Discover the picture postcard villages of Mragowo and Gizycko
Rundale Palace - Marvel at this magnificent palace, a former summer residence of the Duke of Courland
Tallinn - Learn about the history of this charming medieval city

Included

12 nights in 4 star hotels
Entrances to Wawel Castle, Jasna Gora Monastery, St John's Cathedral in Warsaw, Old University in Vilnius and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn.
Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius, Klaipeda and Riga
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 13 included per booking.
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The group can vary in size from 15 - 40 persons. Guiding may be in other languages in addition to English.
12 breakfasts
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Entrance and guided tour of Rundale Palace
All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles

Not Included

International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Items of a personal nature and additional meals

Itinerary

Day 1

Krakow

Welcome to Poland and the beautiful city of Krakow. Upon arrival at Krakow 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 in this evening the lobby at around 7pm.
Overnight: Krakow

Day 2

Krakow

This morning we explore the former royal capital of Krakow, holding this title for over 500 years it is a city which holds many traditions, secrets and stories within it. We'll begin in the Old Town at St Mary's Church, dating back to 1347 this basilica towers over the main market square below. We'll then continue to Jagiellonia University, founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great it is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. Next stop is the Cloth Halls and on to the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. The fortified area of Wawel has been built over many centuries and is now one of the most interesting parts of the city.

This afternoon is free for your to further explore Krakow independently. There is also the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the impressive Wielizka Salt Mine. This incredible labyrinth of tunnels is often referred to as 'the underground salt Cathedral of Poland' due to it's stunning interior.

This evening there will be the opportunity to enjoy an optional Polish dinner at 'Hawelka' restaurant.
Overnight: Krakow  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Warsaw

Krakow - Czestochowa - Warsaw. This morning we depart for Czestochowa, home to the Jasna Gora Monastery in which you'll find the incredible Black Madonna painting. This painting holds a lot of spiritual significance and it's origins before reaching Poland are shrouded in significance. Departing Czestochowa we continue through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland, we'll reach Warsaw early this afternoon. The rest of the day is free for you to explore independently.
Overnight: Warsaw  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Warsaw

Today we discover the history of Warsaw, a city which saw near complete destruction by the end of World War Two. In the years since the old town has been meticulously rebuilt to it's former glory. We'll begin the day by visiting the Royal Castle, following the Royal Route we'll also make stops at St John Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican.

This afternoon you'll have free time to explore Warsaw independently. You'll also have the opportunity to join a optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park, home to Lazienki Palace, also know as the Palace on the Water.

This evening offers an optional Polish dinner at the 'Dawne Smaki' restaurant.
Overnight: Warsaw  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Masurian Lake District

Warsaw - Gizycko. After breakfast this morning we set off through the lush forests of Northern Poland and into the Masurian Lake District. This area is home to a multitude of lakes and is one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Poland. Making our way through some of the 2,000 lakes that are found in this area we reach the picture-postcard town of Mragowo. We then continue to Swieta Lipka to visit the Baroque church before making our way to Gizycko, perched on the shores of Lake Niegocin.
Overnight: Gizycko  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Kaunas

Gizycko - Kaunas - Vilnius. We head along the eastern part of the lake district this morning, this beautiful journey is filled with endless blue lakes and charming resort towns. Reaching the border we cross into Lithuania and head for the capital Vilnius, en route we'll stop in Kaunas to admire it's white baroque Town Hall.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Vilnius Tour

This morning we'll explore the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, starting with the Old Town we'll visit the Vilnius Cathedral and Gediminas Tower, with the first brick castle completed on this site in 1409. Next we'll visit the Peter and Paul Church, the centrepiece of a former monastery, before continuing to St Annes Church. We'll finish the morning by visiting the Old University, founded in 1579, and the Gate of Dawn, one of the most significant historical and cultural monuments in the city.

This afternoon allows you free time to explore Vilnius independently. There will also be the option of joining an excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and home to the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully perched on an island in Lake Galve.

This evening you'll have the opportunity to indulge in an optional folklore dinner at the 'Belmontas' restaurant.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Hill of Crosses

Vilnius - Riga. This morning we depart Vilnius and make our way to one of the most holy sites in Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses. It's believed that nearly 100,000 crosses of different sizes and designs have been left here over the years. It's uncertain when the tradition started but it has come to symbolize the fortitude of Catholicism in Lithuania.

This afternoon we make our way across the border into Latvia, reaching the impressive Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. This beautiful baroque palace is ornately decorated and surrounded by stunning gardens. We continue on towards Riga later this afternoon, travelling through the rolling hills of the Southern Latvia.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Riga Tour

Today we discover the fascinating city of Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest of the three Baltic capitals. Officially founded by the German bishop Albert in 1201, Riga is a city full of colorful architecture and mesmerising old world charm. On our walking tour this morning we'll visit Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gates along with other fascinating parts of the city which demonstrate it's rich history.

This afternoon is free for you to further explore Riga independently or to join an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian seaside resort. This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish 'Forest' restaurant.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Optional Gauja National Park Excursion

Today offers free time to further explore Riga independently.

There will also be the possibility to join an optional morning tour to discover medieval Latvia. This optional tour will take you to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. This afternoon you may wish to join an optional tour to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum, a experience that will give you a glimpse into 18th century life in the area. This evening there is an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish 'Forest' restaurant.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Parnu

Riga - Tallinn. Departing Riga this morning we make our way along the coastal highway, crossing into Estonia. From here we'll journey on to the beautiful summer resort of Parnu where we'll explore this pretty city bisected by the Parnu River. Continuing on towards Tallinn, we make our way through the thick green forests of Northern Estonia. Arriving into Tallinn the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Tallinn

After breakfast we'll head out on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn. Comprising of a interesting blend of medieval repose and modern city life, Tallinn is a charming city with an rich and varied history, much of which is still on show today. 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. Starting at Toompea Castle we'll make our way to the Dome Church and onward to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, built between 1894 and 1900 in a typical Russian Revival style. Next we'll visit the medieval Old Town Hall, this impressive building dates back to the early 1400's.

This afternoon offers free time to explore Tallinn indepdently 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 an optional medieval dinner will be offered at the 'Maikrahv' restaurant.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Tallinn

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

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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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 when necessary.

Novotel Krakow Centrum, Krakow

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of Krakow, Novotel Krakow Centrum is within walking distance of the city’s main Market Square and the Wawel Royal Castle. Its guestrooms are spacious and feature contemporary décor, with many offering an additional seating area and views of the meandering River Vistula. The Novo Square Lounge Bar serves a variety of Polish and international food, with 24-hour room service available if you’d prefer to dine in the comfort of your room. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna, offering ample opportunities for you to unwind.

Novotel Centrum Warsaw, Warsaw

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Boasting stunning views over Poland’s vibrant capital, this contemporary hotel offers an ideal base for exploring Warsaw’s many treasures. You’ll find each of the guestrooms to be spacious and bright, with air conditioning and WiFi among the list of amenities. The Novo Square Lounge Bar serves a range of international cuisine and drinks, so there’s something to suit everybody. A fitness centre and sauna are also located on the top floor, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views as you work out or relax.

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 Mercure Riga, Riga

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Occupying a magnificent 1901 Art Nouveau building, Hotel Mercure Riga is an easy walk from Riga’s historic Old Town and landmarks such as the Freedom Monument and Dome Square. The contemporary guestrooms are fully equipped with modern amenities, including tea and coffee making facilities and unlimited free WiFi. Onsite restaurant The Traveller serves thematic cuisine and a wide selection of drinks are available at the bar. There is also a luxurious spa, where you can enjoy a rejuvenating massage after a day of sightseeing.

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.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Krakow
Ends
Tallinn
Departs
Tuesdays
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 12
Visiting
Krakow, Warsaw, Gizycko, Vilnius, Lake Ohrid, Riga, Tallinn
Countries
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
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