9 Days , 3 Countries , 8 Cities
Welcome to Vilnius, Lithuania
Welcome to Vilnius. Upon arrival, meet with your English-speaking driver and privately transfer to your accommodating hotel. Enjoy your “welcome drink” and spend the day at leisure to relax and rest after your overseas flight.
Vilnius - A walking city tour and Stop oldest food market in Vilnius
After breakfast – a morning sightseeing tour will introduce you to Vilnius. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. A walking tour includes visiting the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St.Anne’s Church, Old University, the Gates of Dawn, Uzupis district which is known as the independent republic of Vilnius city.
After the sightseeing, the guide will lead you to the famous and oldest Vilnius food market –Hales market where you will have an opportunity to meet local food producers and sellers, ask them questions, and bring home the real flavor of Lithuania. You will visit 4 or 5 different places and try the best taste of Lithuanian handcrafted cheese, rustic meat products, bagels, and juice. Keep in mind, all products are created according to authentic recipes and tastes cherished by Lithuanian farmers.
In the evening enjoy an optional historical Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Ertlio Namas.
Walking time is approximately 4 hours.
Riga - Explore the The Hill of Crosses and The Magnificent Rundale Palace
After breakfast, we will drive to Riga.
On our way will stop at the Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 100.000. The tour will last up to 1 hour.
After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, our second stop. The former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour (2 hours) of the palace, we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon.
Evening at your leisure in the capital of Latvia.
Walking time 3 hours.
Driving 5 hours – 255 miles (410 km)
Riga - The Walking Tour in Old Town Riga
After the breakfast at a hotel, start the walking tour in Old Town Riga.
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House, and the Freedom Monument.
The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala and a picturesque Kemeri bog (4-5 hours), Jurmala is the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches, while Kemeri bog is a real gem for nature lovers with its undersized pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes and the flavor of wild rosemary.
Dinner in Riga Restaurant Forest.
Tallinn - Discover the Gauja National Park, the Largest National Park in Latvia.
After breakfast, we will go to Tallinn with a stop in Gauja National Park, the largest national park in Latvia. The guide takes you to the stunning scenery of the Gauja river valley around the town of Sigulda. You will visit Gutman’s Ala, the largest sandstone cave in the Baltic states where you will hear the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida which will lead you to explore the ruins of the Turaida Castle and the Museum-Reserve. We will have a guided walking tour of the park and the castle (1.5-2 hours).
After the stop, we will continue our trip to Tallinn which we reach in the late afternoon.
Tallinn - Sightseeing Medieval Old Town Tallinn
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés, and restaurants.
The sightseeing tour (2-2.5 hours) 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. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and a visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.
Helsinki - Sail across The Gulf of Finland to Reach Finland’s Capital City Helsinki
Early in the morning we will say goodbye to Tallinn and take a ferry that will sail us across the Gulf of Finland, through the Helsinki archipelago into Finland’s capital city.
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour (2-2.5 hours) takes us around the harbors and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up the central Mannerheim Street and the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument, and for a visit to the famous Church-in-the-Rock.
The afternoon offers a recommended excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis amid the city with cottages, farmsteads, and manors from all around Finland.
Depart to Helsinki Airport to fly back home
We come to the end of our tour. Today is the departure day of our journey. You have free time in the morning until you depart from the hotel. An appropriate time (depending on your flight time), private transfer to the Helsinki Airport. Time to say goodbye… for now!!
Starting from $2,190 per person
Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
This trip is customizable for your private travel.
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- 6-nights in 4-Star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- 1 night in a Forest Cabin
- 1 homemade breakfast in a Forest Cabin
- Transportation with a comfortable minivan
- English speaking guide/tour leader during all trips
- Welcome meeting with a drink on your arrival
- Lithuanian food tasting at Hales Market in Vilnius
- Information package
- Itinerary and places according to the program
- Entrances to Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, and Turaida museum-reserve
Sightseeing Highlights Included
- Visit Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn Old Towns –3 UNESCO World heritage sites in one trip
- Spend a night at the local homestead and enjoy the hospitality of locals
- Enjoy hearty local homemade breakfast and dinner
- Taste the local flavors and specialties in the food market in Vilnius
- Explore nature in Gauja National Park
- Visit the holy site of Hill of Crosses
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