Take in the highlights of the three beautiful Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn on this 10 day small group tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Stroll around medieval old towns, visit a beautiful summer palace and join an optional tour of the picturesque Curonian Spit.
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 around 7pm.
Home to over 1,200 medieval buildings, 48 churches and famous for its medieval history, Vilnius is a beautiful capital and one that's bursting with fascinating stories. After breakfast we'll embark on a sightseeing tour of the highlights, visiting the old town we'll explore Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the Peter and Paul Church, St Anne's Church, the Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
This afternoon is free to spend at leisure exploring Vilnius or join an optional tour to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania. The Trakai Castle is beautifully preserved located on an island in Lake Galve.
Overnight: Vilnius | Breakfast
Nida & The Curonian Spit
Vilnius - Nida. Departing Vilnius, we travel to the Curonian Spit. We stop in Kaunas on our way to Nida, the former capital of Lithuania, here we will spend time taking in the beautiful Old Town and the elegant white Baroque Townhall. Arriving late afternoon we will spend the night at a hotel in Nida. In the evening there will be an optional authentic fisherman dinner at “Tik Pas Jona”.
Overnight: Nida | Breakfast
Nida - Liepaja (Latvia). This morning there is an optional tour of the Curonian Spit. The Curonian Spit is a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. We will travel on to Liepaja in Latvia, where we arrive early afternoon and spend the night. In the evening there will be an optional casual dinner at a beach café Red Sun Buffet, right on the wide sandy beach.
Overnight: Liepaja | Breakfast
Liepaja & Rundale Palace
Liepaja - Riga. We start the day with a short stroll around Liepaja Old Town, taking in the beautiful Trinity Church, and visiting Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. Then we will continue through Southern Latvia to the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace, we travel through Latvia to reach Riga in late afternoon.
Overnight: Liepaja | Breakfast
Today we explore Riga, the largest of the Baltic capitals it boasts a fantastic array of architectural styles and practices. Riga's foundation dates back to 1201 when the German bishop Albert arrived. 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 its 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 enjoy an optional Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
Optional Tours in Riga
Continue to explore Riga at leisure or join one of our optional excursions. In the morning discover the beautiful Gauja National Park to take in all of its picturesque surroundings 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 is an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. In the evening there is an optional Latvian dinner.
Overnight: Riga | Breakfast
Riga - Tallinn (Estonia). After breakfast we continue our journey, making our way along the coastal highway we cross back into Estonia. Arriving into Parnu, we'll explore this popular Estonian summer resort before continuing to Tallinn. Once we've checked in to our hotel in Tallinn the rest of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
Overnight: Tallinn | Breakfast
With its enchanting blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life, Tallinn is a captivating capital. The medieval Old Town is a bustling place during the summer months with its plethora of shops, galleries and cafes. Our sightseeing tour today starts by exploring the old city walls before we head into the heart of the Old Town, where we'll see Toompea Castle, now home to the Estonian Parliament, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall.
This afternoon is free for you to further explore Tallinn independently or to join an optional visit to Kadriorg Park and KUMU, an award winning art museum. This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional medieval dinner at the 'Maikrahv' restaurant.
Overnight: Tallinn | Breakfast
Our Baltic experience ends after breakfast this morning and hotel check out. A transfer will be provided to take you to Tallinn Airport.
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.
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 Artis Centrum , Vilnius
Set in the heart of Vilnius, Hotel Artis Centrum is 20 minutes from Vilnius International Airport. All Guestrooms are elegantly furnished and are equipped with Air conditioning, Highspeed WiFi and a mini bar. The hotel offers two restaurants where can enjoy a wide range of breakfast menu or have room service delivered. The hotel's recreation area is available to all guest which includes sauna, steam room, whirl bath and swimming pool.
Hotel Nerija, Nida
Located in the picturesque town of Nida, Hotel Nerija is a charming seaside retreat. The hotel itself boasts comfortable and well-appointed en-suite rooms, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests. Indulge in delicious local cuisine at the hotel's restaurant, which serves up a delectable array of seafood dishes and traditional Lithuanian delicacies. Explore the surrounding area by renting bicycles or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy shores. Hotel Nerija is a true gem on the Baltic coast, offering a memorable and rejuvenating experience for those seeking a tranquil escape by the sea.
Art Hotel Roma , Liepaja
Located in one of the most beautiful inner districts of the center of Liepaja and the stunning Baltic Sea coastline. Art Hotel Art Hotel Roma offers a delightful blend of comfort, style, and convenience. The ensuite rooms boasts a range of tasteful blend of classical values where ancient meets contemporary styled rooms, each designed with attention to detail and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. The hotel has a well-equipped fitness centre, and a tranquil spa. The Liepaja Hotel Art Roma is a true gem, offering a memorable experience during each stay.
Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija, Riga
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
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.