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Highlights of the Baltic States in 8 Days on a Private Tour

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Take this tour and find your favorite Baltic country!

Highlights

Food tour in Hales market

Forest stay or homestay in Trakai

Hill of Crosses

Riga Castle

Gutman’s Ala Cave

Description

Visit Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn Old Towns – 3 UNESCO World heritage sites in one trip! Spend a night at a local homestead and enjoy the hospitality of locals. Enjoy hearty local homemade breakfast and dinner and, taste local flavours and specialities at the food market in Vilnius. Explore nature in Gauja National Park, and visit the holy site of Hill of Crosses.

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Vilniusexpand_more

    Arrive in Vilnius, and get an optional transfer to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy welcome meeting with a guide. Get a welcome drink. 

    Overnight in Vilnius 3* Hotel in Vilnius.

  • Day 2: Enjoy Vilnius Sightseeing & Tastingexpand_more

    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. Walking tour (2,5-3 hours) includes visiting of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Old University, the Gates of Dawn, Užupis 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 flavour 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. This experience takes around 1-1,5 hours.

    In the evening, enjoy an optional historical Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Ertlio namas.


    Overnight in 3* hotel in Vilnius.

    Walking time 4-4.5 hours

  • Day 3: Travel to Trakai & Enjoy Local Forest Stayexpand_more

    After breakfast, we drive to Trakai town - a historic, picturesque place with a castle in the middle of the lake. Locals take a day trip there, and we invite you for one as well. See Trakai Castle, lakes, and beautiful views around. For lunch (OPTIONAL) try out the special Karaim dish ‘kibinai’ which is only typical for Trakai town because it is a home for the oldest ethnic group of Karaims living to this day in Lithuania. Trakai trip takes around 3.5-4 hours, including a lunch break.

    After visiting Trakai, we will go to your local homestay or forest stay. The evening is free for you to decide whether to stay cosy inside the house or take a walk in the surroundings, explore the forest, and discover a hidden bog. The bog is a unique, natural and untouched nature around us with lots of undiscovered beautiful plants. Bog walk will take around 1 hour. 

    After the walk, coming back to your local stay will be even more pleasurable as the warm dinner will be waiting for you.

    After the long day of sightseeing, you will be able to use a sauna (OPTIONAL) to warm up and refresh yourself.


    Overnight in a home (or forest) stay near Trakai. Please note that the homestay bathroom may be shared between a few rooms.

    Walking time 4.5-5 hours
    Driving 1 hour (55 km)

  • Day 4: Transfer from Trakai to Rigaexpand_more

    After breakfast at the homestay (forest stay), 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.


    Overnight in 3* Hotel in Riga.
    Walking time 3 hours
    Driving 5 hours (410 km)

  • Dy 5: Explore Rigaexpand_more

    Breakfast at a hotel.

    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 (2 hours) 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. In contrast, Kemeri bog is a real gem for nature lovers with its undersized pine trees, deep pools, tiny dark lakes and the flavour of wild rosemary.


    Optional dinner in Riga Restaurant Forest.

    Overnight in 3* Hotel in Riga.

  • Day 6: Journey through Riga – Gauja National Park – Tallinnexpand_more

    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 in 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.


    Overnight in 3* Hotel in Tallinn.

    Walking tour 1.5 - 2 hours
    Driving 5.5 hours (360 km)

  • Day 7: Go Sightseeing in Tallinnexpand_more

    Breakfast at a hotel.
    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 (3 hours) is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit Kumu, the award-winning new Estonian Art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art.

    Overnight in 3* Hotel in Tallinn.

What's Included

6 nights in Hotel 3*

6 breakfasts

1 night in a homestay near Vilnius

1 homemade breakfast and dinner at the homestay

Transportation with a comfortable minivan to all locations as per itinerary.

English speaking guide/tour leader during the trip

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.

City tax in Vilnius 

What's Excluded

Plane tickets to and from the Baltic states

Arrival / departure transfers

Other meals during the trip

Optional tours and services

Entrance to museums and attractions not mentioned in the itinerary

Personal travel insurance

What to bring

Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

Japanese language is available on request!

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out

Language

English, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian

Activity Level

Easy

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