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8 Days / 7 Nights

Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Astorija***** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne's Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene***** or similar.

Before we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour for this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the 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 we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is reserved for an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant La Boheme.

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Sky***** or similar.

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity 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 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 visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.

Transfer to airport

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  June-August 2018    
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ   Sgl Occ  
  Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2018 CAD 1,750 CAD 1,540 CAD 2,588 CAD 2,277
  Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2018 Sold Out
  Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2018 CAD 1,750 CAD 1,540 CAD 2,588 CAD 2,277
  Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2018 CAD 1,750 CAD 1,540 CAD 2,588 CAD 2,277
  Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2018 Sold Out
  Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2018 CAD 1,750 CAD 1,540 CAD 2,588 CAD 2,277
  Optional Tours     Price PP
  3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle   CAD 82 CAD 72
  Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas     CAD 82 CAD 72
  4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park     CAD 102 CAD 90
  3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum     CAD 82 CAD 72
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral     CAD 71 CAD 62
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala     CAD 82 CAD 72
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest     CAD 82 CAD 72
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU   CAD 82 CAD 72
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv     CAD 82 CAD 72
  • 7 overnights at centrally located 5 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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