Rundale Palace in winter | Latvia
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New Year Highlights of the Baltics - 8 days map

Ring in the New Year in Riga on this 8-day tour of the Baltics. Start at Vilnius and journey to Tallinn via Riga, exploring the medieval Old Town of the three Baltic capitals on a walking tour. Marvel at the surreal Hill of Crosses, explore magnificent Rundale Palace and enjoy a wonderful New Year Gala in Riga.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

VVilnius - 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
New Year Gala in Riga with live music, buffet dinner and entertainment
Entrance to Old University 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.
7 breakfasts
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 private modern vehicles
Welcome meeting with a Champagne-cocktail or juice

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 centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening join the welcome meeting in the hotel lobby, at around 7pm, with champagne-cocktail or juice.
Overnight: Vilnius

Day 2

Vilnius Tour

This morning we start our day with a morning walking tour of the Old Town, seeing the highlights of Vilnius which is home to more than 1,200 medieval building and 48 churches. We will visit Vilnius cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne's Church, before continuing to the Gates of Dawn.

This afternoon is free for you to explore Vilnius. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Trakai Castle, a beautifully preserved landmark located on an island in Lake Galve (book and pay locally). This evening is free to spend at leisure or book an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Hill Of Crosses

Vilnius - Siauliai - Riga (Latvia). We travel to Riga today, stopping to visit the surreal Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania, with over 100,000 crosses. Crossing into Latvia, we have a guided tour of the magnificent Rundale Palace, built for the Duke of Courland, this Baroque palace is surrounded by beautifully presented gardens. Continuing our journey across rolling hills of Southern Latvia, we reach Riga in the late afternoon. The evening is free to spend at leisure in the capital.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 4

New Year's Eve in Riga

Day 4 begins with breakfast at our hotel followed by a walking tour of the city. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. During our walking tour we take in the highlights of the Old Town, Riga Castle and the Dome Cathedral, followed by St Peter's Church. We continue to explore Riga, taking in the Three brothers, the Large and Small Guild Halls and more.

This afternoon is free to spend at leisure or join an optional tour of the Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau museum. This evening celebrate New Year's Eve with a fabulous New Year Gala.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Riga

This morning is free to spend at leisure. Late afternoon there is an opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, located in the largest wooden log house in Europe, it houses a large restaurant and entertainment center surrounded by lots of winter attractions.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Parnu

Riga - Tallinn (Estonia). This morning we cross the border into Estonia and make our way to the lovely coastal town of Parnu, where we have a short tour of the resort. Our journey continues through the beautiful North Estonian land of forest and we arrive in Tallinn in the early afternoon. This evening is free to spend at leisure in Estonia's captivating capital.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Tallinn

This morning we will embark on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn, Magic fills every corner in this enchanting town, the absurdly photogenic and peaceful city is bursting with incredible sights and beautiful Medieval architecture. Our first stop in our tour is the fairy-tale UNESCO-listed Old Town, where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, the beautifully designed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next we'll visit the medieval Old Town hall, an impressive building that dates back to the early 1400's.

This afternoon is free for your to explore Tallinn independently or you can join an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and a visit to the KUMU. The new Estonian art museum houses its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Bye to the Baltics

Our Baltic New Year 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
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Dec - 04 Jan 19% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,251
USD $2,075
USD $1,681

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

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 Artis Centrum , Vilnius

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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 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 L'Ermitage, Tallinn

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of the historic capital of Estonia, the Hotel L'Ermitage is just 8 minutes' walk to the Danish King's Garden. The hotel features bright decor and each guestroom is well equipped with all the latest amenities, including free high-speed WiFi, soundproofed windows and more. There are two on-site restaurants and a tasty buffet style breakfast is included each morning. During your stay check out the hotel's Finnish Sauna and hot tub, for a spot of relaxation after a day of sightseeing.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vilnius
Ends
Tallinn
Departs
28 December 2024
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 36
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Vilnius skyline with hot air balloons
Tallinn
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