Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival you have a check-in at the centrally located hotel and a free evening.
Day 2: Vilnius Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most fantastic Vilnius attractions.
During the tour you explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and visit the Vilnius Cathedral and the Vilnius University (entrance tickets are included).
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 3: Day Trip to Kernave & Trakai
Following breakfast you head to Kernave - medieval capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and today a tourist attraction and an archeaological site. There you explore 5 hill forts, archaeology museum and hand-made souvenirs shop.
Afterwards you continue to Trakai. The town prides a magical castle, located on an island. Trakai Castle is one of the most visited tourist sites in Lithuania. A 300 m wooden bridge leading to the castle, and up to 12 km long channel connecting the lakes, halls and galleries of indescribable beauty, stained glass, frescoes, secret passageways fascinate even those who are indifferent to history. At present the castle is the home to the history museum, often hosting mediaeval tournaments, various concerts and craft days.
After castle tour you return back to Vilnius and have rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Departure
Today after breakfast, you check-out and depart from Vilnius.
Day 4: Arrival & City Tour
Upon arrival, you check in at the hotel and have a walking city tour.
The tour starts on Theatre Square located in the heart of the city. A variety of concerts, International Jazz Festival, the famous sea festival take place there. Then you continue to Harbor Castle - the only place in the port city, which may allow the mooring boats. From there you carry on to the old city which is dominated by the Germans Fachwerk characteristic style.
In the afternoon you take a ferry to the Lithuanian Sea Museum and Dolphinarium. It has a Marine fauna exposition with a huge collection of shells and coral. As a highlight of the day, you see a performance of the dolphins which dance, sing, draw and jump through the hoops.
After the tour, you return back to the hotel.
Day 5: Day Trip to Curonian Spit
After breakfast, you are transferred to Smiltyne where you take a ferry to one of the most beautiful Lithuanian places between two bodies of waters, named by tourists as “the corner of the world.”
On the way you make a short stop in Juodkrante - one of the most beautiful areas all year round where travelers are fascinated by its tranquility, unique nature and spectacular fishing lodges, stylish villas, and architecture.
You then visit Witch Mountain which contains a wooden sculpture exhibition consisting of about 80 oak sculptures which form a huge impressive ensemble (witches, demons, dragons and other fairy characters).
Continue to Nida village where you can admire the stylish architecture of the lodges, the bright décor, carvings, and ancient fishing boats. Nida also has a preserved old cemetery with distinctive headstones. Altogether, it is like a fishing village museum under the stars.
Finally, you visit the semi-shifting dune which is one of the most unique and popular Kursiu Nerija objects. It is 52 meters high, although previously 17 meters higher. You can also visit the observation deck overlooking fabulous views on top of the dune.
After the tour, you return to Klaipeda for overnight.
Day 6: Departure
Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and depart from Klaipeda.
On your way, you see some of the most breathtaking landscapes. Your first stop is Lithuania's famous Hill of Crosses, probably the most iconic sight in the country. For almost two hundred years people have been bringing crosses here, asking for miracles. Throughout history, there have been several attempts to destroy the Hill but it was always rebuilt larger. Those who destroyed it would become sick or even die!
Then you continue to travel towards Riga. Your next stop is 15 kilometers from the Lithuanian-Latvian border where you visit one of the foremost tourist sites of Latvia - Rundale Palace. It was created by Bartolomeo Rastrelli - the same architect who was behind the Winter Palace (Hermitage) in Saint Petersburg and the Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine's Palace) of the Russian tsars.
Day 6: Arrival to Riga
Once the tour is finished, you are taken to Riga - the beautiful Latvian capital. Upon arrival, you are transferred with a private car to your hotel in the city center. The remaining part of the day is at your leisure.
Day 7: Riga Walking Tour
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting Riga attractions.
During the tour you take a walk at the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, visit the Dome Cathedral and the Church of St. Peter (entrance tickets are included) and explore the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau heritage - a famous Albert street abundant in beautiful buildings with unusual sculptures, colored bricks and tiles, geometric ornaments and uniquely shaped windows.
After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 8: Gauja National Park in Sigulda
In the morning you head to Gauja National Park which is also known as Livonian Switzerland. The park offers a unique combination of picturesque hill landscapes, the Gauja River, medieval castles, sculpture parks and even some flora and fauna that is now extinct in many parts of Europe. One of the main attractions of the park is Gutman cave - a huge red sandstone cave.
After the tour, we return back to the hotel in Riga.
Day 9: Kurzeme Caves, Waterfalls & Wine Tasting
Following breakfast prepare for an exciting day trip to Kuldiga which is considered to be the pearl of Kurzeme. It boasts distinctive architecture, the Venta River with the widest waterfall ledge in Europe, and an old brick bridge.
One of the main tourist attractions there are the Riezupes caves. Over several centuries a labyrinth of passages have been created and it's a real adventure to walk inside.
The next attraction you see today is the waterfall on Abava River "Abavas rumba". The height of the waterfall is about 2 m and a width of 35 m., making it the 7th longest river in Latvia - 129 km.
Among the highlights of the day is a visit to Wine Hill which has been recorded in The Guinness World Record book as the most northeast open-air vineyard in the world. After the excursion, wine tasting awaits for you.
After the tour, you return to Riga.
Day 10: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Riga.
Day 10: Arrival & City tour
Upon arrival, you check-in your centrally-located hotel and after go on a wonderful 3-hour walking tour around the most magnificent attractions of Tallinn.
During the tour, you explore both Upper and Lower parts of the Old Town. In the Upper Old Town you visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, go inside the Dome Church and admire magnificent views over the city rooftops from the observation platform.
In the Lower Old Town you see the wonderful Town Hall Square and the Town Council's Pharmacy, believed to be the oldest working pharmacy in Europe. Then you proceed to St. Catherine’s Passage that provides numerous shopping opportunities at the local craft workshops, including glass, leather and ceramic wares, and finish the tour next to the iconic Viru Gates.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 11: Estonian Islands: Muhi & Saaremaa
Following breakfast, you go on a day trip to Saaremaa island. On the way, you stop at a medieval castle, Koluvere Castle (Lode Castle). This place was the arena for bloody battles in the Middle Ages.
Then you reach Virtsu port from where you take a ferry across the 3-mile wide canal. First, you reach Muhu Island from there you drive to Saaremaa - the largest island in Estonia which is 50 miles (approx. 80,5 km) from coast to coast. On the island, you visit “Shepherd’s Church”, Angla Windmills - the park of windmills from the 19th century and a meteorite crater 350 feet (approx. 100 m) in diameter and 100 feet (approx. 30 m) deep.
Finally, you reach the capital of the island - Kuressaare and visit its highlights, including the best-preserved medieval castle in Estonia. At the end of the tour you have time for lunch in the restaurant located inside an old windmill (not included) and then take a ferry back to the mainland and return to the hotel in Tallinn.
Day 12: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Tallinn.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
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