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10 Days / 9 Nights

DAY - 1 (FRIDAY): ARRIVAL TALLINN
Arrival in Tallinn, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY - 2 (SATURDAY): TALLINN-CESIS
After breakfast we drive to the Lahemaa National Park, where we visit the Manor Houses in Palmse and Vihula. We continue to Tartu, the university town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu we drive onwards into Latvia to Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Cesis*** or similar.

DAY - 3 (SUNDAY): CESIS-VILNIUS
ToDAY - we drive through the Gauja National Park to Sigulda, a popular holiDAY - resort. We see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we drive around Riga to hit the highway down to Vilnius. En route we reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check in at Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar.

DAY - 4 (MONDAY): VILNIUS-KLAIPEDA
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. Anna's Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. After the tour we continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania and we visit the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. The balance of the DAY - is spent en route to Klaipeda, where we arrive late afternoon. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar.

DAY - 5 (TUESDAY): KLAIPEDA
The DAY - is reserved for a full-DAY - optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida, where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town before we drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.

DAY - 6 (WEDNESDAY): KLAIPEDA-RIGA
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. We now continue to the Samogitia National Park, where we embark on a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai. After that we continue to Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. We head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija**** or similar. The evening offers an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

DAY - 7 (THURSDAY): 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, 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 Forest.

DAY - 8 (FRIDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
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 Olympia**** or similar.

DAY - 9 (SATURDAY): TALLINN
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.

DAY - 10 (SUNDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018        
  May-September 2018        
       
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  May 11 - May 20 CAD 1,950 CAD 1,888 CAD 2,794 CAD 2,731
  May 25 - Jun 03 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Jun 08 - Jun 17 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Jun 15 - Jun 24 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Jun 22 - Jul 01 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Jun 29 - Jul 08 CAD 1,950 CAD 1,888 CAD 2,794 CAD 2,731
  Jul 06 - Jul 15 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Jul 13 - Jul 22 Sold Out
  Jul 20 - Jul 29 Sold Out
  Jul 27 - Aug 05 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Aug 03 - Aug 12 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Aug 10 - Aug 19 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Aug 17 - Aug 26 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
  Aug 31 - Sep 09 CAD 1,950 CAD 2,794
       
  Optional Tours Price Person    
  8-hour excursion to the Curonian Spit CAD 163    
  Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century CAD 71    
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral CAD 71    
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala CAD 82    
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest CAD 82    
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU CAD 82    
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv CAD 82    
 
Including:
  • 9 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Old University in Vilnius 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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