Wawel Castle | Krakow | Poland
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Poland and Baltic Discovery - 13 days map

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.

Inclusions
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
Kaunas - Visit the former capital of Lithuania and admire the beautiful Old Town with its elegant white Baroque Town Hall
Siauliai - Marvel at Lithuania's revered Hill of Crosses, 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
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum - Take an optional excursion to this infamous former Nazi concentration camp
Bialowieza National Park - Take a leisurely walk along nature trails of the forest and visit its famous European Bison Show Reserve
Vilnius - Explore Lithuania's charming capital which has one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe
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 and explore the picturesque Old Town

Included

11 nights 4 star hotels and 1 night 3 star hotel
Guided sightseeing in Krakow, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Rundale Palace and Tallinn
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
12 breakfasts
Entrance to Wawel Castle in Krakow, St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw, Bialowieski National Park, Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 13 included per booking
Porterage
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

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 this evening, in 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 its 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 - Warsaw. The morning offers an optional excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, (We recommend that you book this excursion when you book the tour. pre-booking required) or a free morning to explore Krakow on your own. Early afternoon transfer to Krakow railway station and departure by train to Warsaw. Arrival to Warsaw railway station and transfer to our hotel for check in.
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 its 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 'Gospoda Kwiaty Polskie' restaurant.
Overnight: Warsaw  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Bialowieza National Park

Warsaw - Biaylistok. Today we continue through Eastern Poland with its dense forests to the Podlasie region and Bialowieza National Park, with its famous European Bison Show Reserve. After a leisurely stroll along the nature trails of the forest, we continue to Biaylistok where we check into our hotel. In the late afternoon we visit Bialystok and see its landmark Branicki Palace (exterior only).
Overnight: Biaylistok  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Kaunas

Biaylistok - Vilnius (Lithuania). Departing Biaylistok we travel through attractive resort towns into Lithuania and on to its capital Vilnius. We stop en route in Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania, to admire the beautiful Old Town and the elegant white Baroque Town Hall before our late afternoon arrival in Vilnius.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Vilnius Tour

This morning we explore Vilnius, capital of Lithuania on a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town. Our walking tour takes in Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

This afternoon is free for you to explore Vilnius independently. There's also the option to join 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 there's the opportunity to indulge in an optional Lithuanian dinner.
Overnight: Vilnius  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace

Vilnius - Riga (Estonia). 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 mesmerizing old world charm. On our walking tour this morning we visit the Art Nouveaux District and the Old Town. In the Old Town we see 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 a stylish city center restaurant.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 10

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 an optional trip to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum will be offered, 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.
Overnight: Riga  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Parnu

Riga - Tallinn (Estonia). Departing Riga this morning we make our way along the coastal highway, crossing into Estonia. From here we journey on to the beautiful summer resort of Parnu where we enjoy a short tour of 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 early afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Tallinn  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Tallinn

After breakfast we head out on a sightseeing tour of Tallinn. Tallinn is a enchanting blend of medieval and modern. The picturesque 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 to celebrate the last night of our tour.
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

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
02 Jul - 14 Jul 19% off
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799
16 Jul - 28 Jul 19% off G
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799
30 Jul - 11 Aug 19% off G
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799
06 Aug - 18 Aug 19% off G
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799
13 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off G
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799
27 Aug - 08 Sep 19% off G
USD $2,465
USD $1,997
USD $3,455
USD $2,799

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre tour accommodation - Krakow
USD $125
USD $235
Post tour accommodation - Tallinn
USD $115
USD $195
Dinner Supplement
USD $435
N/A
Add-on: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum
USD $115
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 Golden Tulip Krakow City centre, Krakow

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Superior Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, this hotel offers easy access to popular attractions such as the Main Market Square and Wawel Castle. The rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for guests. The on-site restaurant serves delicious Polish and international cuisine, while the bar provides a cozy atmosphere to unwind. The Hotel Golden Tulip Krakow City Centre provides an excellent base for exploring the rich history and vibrant culture of Krakow.

Hotel Radisson Blu Sobieski, Warsaw

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located close to the Warsaw University Botanical Garden and the socialist realist Palace of Culture and Science, the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel is an ideal place to stay whilst in Warsaw, with easy metro access. Offering comfortable guest rooms with private bathrooms equipped with heated floors and a tub. Complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities are included in your stay. A superb buffet breakfast is served daily and the Marysieńka restaurant offers a range of international dishes.

ibis Styles Bialystok, Bialystok

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located 12 mins from Branicki Palace, the ibis Styles Bialystok allows easy access to the city's attractions and landmarks, making it an excellent choice for exploring Bialystok. The rooms are tastefully designed and feature comfortable amenities, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel's on-site restaurant serves a variety of delicious dishes, catering to different culinary preferences. Relax at the hotel's bar, which offers a range of beverages and a welcoming ambiance. With its creative flair, convenient amenities, and prime location, this hotel offers a memorable and enjoyable experience in Bialystok.

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.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Krakow
Ends
Tallinn
Departs
Tuesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 36
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 12
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Krakow
Warsaw
Vilnius skyline with hot air balloons
Tallinn
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