Tallinn Old Town | Estonia | Eastern Europe
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Baltic Capitals Explorer - 8 days map

Take in the highlights of the three beautiful Baltic capitals, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn on this 8 day small group tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Stroll around Medieval Old Towns, marvel at the revered Hill of Crosses and visit the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda, with the option to explore the picturesque Curonian Spit.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

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
Tallinn - Explore the enchanting old town and see Toompea Castle - now the home of the Estonian Parliament
Hill of Crosses / Rundale Palace - Marvel at the Lithuania's revered Hill of Crosses in 2022 or enjoy a guided tour of Latvia's magnificent Rundale Palace in 2023
Liepaja (in 2023) - spend a night in Liepaja in 2023, stroll around the attractive Old Town, visit Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area
Riga - Uncover the highlights of Riga, including the castle, Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers and much more
Klaipeda / Nida - Spend a night in Klaipeda in 2022 or Nida in 2023 and opt to explore the beautiful Curonian Spit with its charming fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes
Trakai (in 2022) - Stop to see the beautifully preserved Trakai Castle in 2022, scenically set on an island on Lake Galve

Included

7 nights in 4 star hotels
Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga.
Entrance to Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and one departure transfer on Day 8 included per booking
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
7 breakfasts
Sightseeing tour of Klaipeda in 2022. In 2023 this will be replaced with a tour of Liepaja and Rundale Palace
Escorted by a bi-lingual English and German speaking tour leader, with English speaking guides for city tours
All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles
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 16.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Items of a personal nature and additional meals

Itinerary

Please Note: The itinerary on days 2 - 4 will be different for tours departing in 2023. Please read the itinerary notes.

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 around 7pm.
Overnight: Vilnius

Day 2

Vilnius

Vilnius - Klaipeda. 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 Anna's Church , the Old University and the Gates of Dawn. Departing Vilnius we'll continue to Trakai, the true medieval capital of Lithuania. Here we'll stop to see the striking 14th century Trakai Castle, impressively positioned on an island in Lake Galve. Then we head to Klaipeda, a port city where the Baltic sea meets the Dane river.

2023 itinerary change: Please note in 2023 after the Vilnius tour we will travel to the Curonian Spit (not stopping in Trakai). 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: Klaipeda in 2022 / Nida in 2023  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Optional Curonian Split Tour

Today offers free time to explore Klaipeda at your own pace. Alternatively you can join an optional tour to the Curonian Split, which is a thin, 100km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Tour takes us to the spectacular Parnidis Dune and Naglis Dune, the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse. This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional Lithuanian dinner at the restaurant '19th Century' in Klaipeda.

2023 itinerary change: In 2023 there will be an optional tour of the Curonian Spit in the morning. In early afternoon 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: Klaipeda in 2022 / Liepaja in 2023  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Klaipeda and the Hill of Crosses

Klaipeda - Riga (Latvia). This morning we discover the charming town of Klaipeda. It first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had for a long time before this been a German town with the name of Memel. Strolling through the old town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild house we reach the Theatre Square and the Aennchen Von Tharau Fountain.

Leaving Klaipeda we make our way to Siauliai and the Hill of Crosses, one of the most revered and holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. Next we'll head north and cross into Latvia, arriving into Riga late this afternoon.

2023 itinerary change: In 2023 we will start the day with a short stroll around Liepaja Old Town with its Trinity Church, 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 at late afternoon. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Explore Riga

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 join an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Three.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Summer Resort of Parnu

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

Day 7

Tallinn Tour

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

Day 8

Tallinn

Our 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

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
Available
Contact us to book
Not Available
2023
Twin Share
Single Room
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€1,495
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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre tour accommodation - Vilnius
€65
€105
Post tour accommodation - Tallinn
€85
€145
Dinner Supplement
€235
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 National, Klaipeda

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of Klaipeda’s old town, Hotel National boasts an excellent location within walking distance of Anika Square and the Old Ferry. The 19th century building offers spacious and comfortable guestrooms, equipped with free WiFi and private bathrooms with heated floors. A buffet breakfast is served in the onsite restaurant, which specializes in local Lithuanian food. The hotel is also connected to a popular bar known as the ‘Fat Cat’, which is a great spot to kick back with a beer and meet other travellers.

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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

This tour was very well organized. Lovely mixed group of people, different ages which made it very interesting. Magda was the best tour guide I have ever had as she was very funny and made everyone feel relaxed straight away. Looking at my next tour already :)

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Tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.

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Great countries with much history shown by outstanding guides. Outstanding guides. Knowledgeable, patient, observant, kind, efficient. Always felt taken care of. Guides went out of their way to solve any issue.

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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vilnius
Ends
Tallinn
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Visiting
Klaipeda, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn
Countries
Vilnius skyline with hot air balloons
Tallinn

This tour was very well organized. Lovely mixed group of people, different ages which made it very interesting. Magda was the best tour guide I have ever had as she was very funny and made everyone feel relaxed straight away. Looking at my next tour already :)

Linda Wright
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