Classical Baltics

7 days/ 6 nights

VILNIUS - the capital of Lithuania. A town dated back to the 14th century is famous for its Italian architecture, gorgeous examples of baroque and renaissance. The crooked and narrow streets of the old town will take you to the middle ages, though city centre is dynamic, young and modern.
RIGA - is a capital of Latvia, the largest town in the Baltic countries with some 800 000 inhabitants - the metropolis of Art Nouveau style architecture, also famous for active cultural life and choice of entertainment.
TALLINN - capital of Estonia, located on the coast of Baltic Sea, famous for typical hanseatic style old town and unique landscape.

Day 1 Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in at hotel. City tour of Vilnius.
You will start a tour at the Cathedral Square - the place full of myths and legends. Further you will visit Vilnius University  - the oldest university in the Eastern Europe - founded in 1579, the Town Hall of Vilnius, built in the end of 18th century, beautiful ensemble of Orthodox monastery, St. Theresa church and Gates of Dawn, with the holy image of the Virgin Mary. The city tour of Vilnius will be followed by St. Anne's church, representing the peak of Gothic architecture in Lithuania and St. Peter and Paul's church - the example of Lithuanian baroque.
Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2 Vilnius - Trakai - Vilnius
Buffet breakfast at the hotel‘s restaurant. Trip to Trakai.
Trakai is a medieval capital of Lithuania. Previously big, powerful trading centre (14-15th century's), nowadays, this is a village, nearby Vilnius with a castle in the middle of the lake.
Lunch. Free afternoon for your disposal.
Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 3 Vilnius - Hill of Crosses - Rundale - Riga
Buffet breakfast at the hotel‘s restaurant. Trip to Latvia via Hill of Crosses.
First stop at the Hill of Crosses - one of the most impressing appearances of Catholic religion in Lithuania. During all occupation period Soviet government tried to destroy the monument, though each time people were bringing new Crosses on the hill.
Second stop at Rundale Palace - a beautiful example of the Italian baroque, built by famous architect Rastrielli. The Palace built for favorite of Jekaterina II Count Biron reminds us The Winter palace in St. Peterburg. Lunch at the restaurant located in one hall of the Palace.
Arrival to Riga. Check in at the hotel.
Overnight in Riga.

Day 4 Riga
Buffet breakfast at the hotel‘s restaurant.
Riga sightseeing tour including: Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the buildings of the Great and Small Guild Halls, the fortification wall of Riga, the Swedish Gate, the building of Parliament of Latvia-Saeima, the Monument of Liberty, Brivibas Boulevard, the district of Art Nouveau buildings.
Free time for your disposal in the afternoon.
Overnight in Riga.

Day 5 Riga - Tallinn
Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Tallinn capital of Estonia.
Visiting Sigulda on a way. Sigulda is a historically rich town, dominated by castle ruins and unspoiled nature, it's a tourist center of the Gauja National Park. The Park has been established along the sandstone banks of the River Gauja - the most striking river in Latvia. The area of the Park is 900 sq. km. There are beautiful forests, hills, deep ravines, old castles and caves.
Arrival in Tallinn. Check-in.
Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 6 Tallinn
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Tallinn.
The walking tour gives an introduction to the historical heart of Tallinn, which especially during the 15th century was a rich and prosperous town of Hansa merchants'. Tour starts from the Dome Hill (Toompea), from Castle Square where Toompea Castle, the seat of the Estonian Parliament is facing the 19th century symbol of the Tsar's power in Estonia, Alexander Nevski Cathedral. After visiting the Dome Church (13th century) and enjoying a breathtaking view from a viewing platform, the tour continues by strolling along the narrow cobblestone streets down to the Town Hall Square that features the gothic Town Hall from 13/14th century - one of the oldest in Northern Europe.
In the afternoon a visit to open air museum.
Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 7 Tallinn
Buffet breakfast in the hotel.
Departure.