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10 Days / 9 Nights

DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY 2 (MONDAY): VILNIUS
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.

DAY 3 (TUESDAY): VILNIUS - RIGA
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 Latvija**** or similar.

DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): RIGA
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.

DAY 5 (THURSDAY): RIGA
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga 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 Forest.

DAY 6 (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 7 (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 cafes 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 8 (SUNDAY): TALLINN - HELSINKI
This day offers an optional day excursion to Lahemaa National Park, where we visit Palmse Manor, a memorial to the von Pahlen family, and Sagadi Manor. The tour ends with a visit to the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum. After lunch break, we head back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.

DAY 9 (MONDAY): HELSINKI
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 takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

DAY 10 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI
Transfer to the airport.

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2019        
  May-September, 2019    
   
  Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  May 19 - 28 Sold Out
  May 26 - June 04 Sold Out
  Jun 02 - 11 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jun 09 - 18 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jun 16 - 25, 19 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jun 23 - Jul 02 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jun 30 - Jul 09 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jul 07 - 16 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jul 14 - 23 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Jul 21 - 30 Sold Out
  Jul 28 - Aug 06 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Aug 04 - 13 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Aug 11 - 20 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Aug 18 - 27 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Aug 25 - Sep 03 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Sep 01 - 10 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
  Sep 08 - 17 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,138
   
  Optional Tours   Price Per Person
  3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle CAD 79
  Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas CAD 79
  4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park CAD 99
  3-hour excursion to the Open Air Museum CAD 79
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral CAD 69
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala CAD 79  
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest CAD 79
  3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU CAD 79
  Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv CAD 79
  6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park CAD 138
  3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress CAD 118
 
Including:
  • 9 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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