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16 days / 15 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 and 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-NIDA
ToDAY - we continue 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. The first stop is at the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. After that we continue to Nida where we visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann's Summer House and get acquainted with the charming resort town. Check-in at Hotel Nidos Banga***.

DAY - 6 (WEDNESDAY) – DAY - 11 (MONDAY): NIDA
With its location at the Curonian Lagoon and its combination of old-fashioned fishing village and fashionable sea resort Nida is one of the most attractive places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast You will be spending a whole week on your own in this small paradise and there is enough to do: biking on the spit, hiking in the dunes, boating in the lagoon, swimming in the sea, sun bathing on the sandy beach, playing tennis in the sun, lunching on smoked fish, attending the many summer concerts and enjoying life in full scale.

DAY - 12 (TUESDAY): NIDA-KLAIPEDA
The last DAY - in paradise. You still have the whole DAY - to enjoy Nida, take a last swim in the Baltic Sea, make the last stroll through the fishermen's village, enjoy a last breathtaking view of the Curonian Lagoon, do you last bargains in the amber and souvenir stalls in the pedestrian centre of the resort and shoot your last holiDAY - photos from the Curonian Spit. Late in the afternoon we board the coach which brings us up the spit and back to Klaipeda. Check-in at Hotel National**** or similar. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century.

DAY - 13 (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 enjoy a walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai (2 hours, medium). 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 - 14 (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 - 15 (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. 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 afternoon 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 and medieval Old Town Hall.

DAY - 16 (SATURDAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport.

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018    
  June-September 2018    
     
  Arrival/Departure    
  From Talinn From Riga From Vilnius Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Jun 15 - Jun 30 Jun 13 - Jun 28 Jun 17 - Jul 02 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jun 22 - Jul 07 Jun 20 - Jul 05 Jun 24 - Jul 09 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jun 29 - Jul 14 Jun 27 - Jul 12 Jul 01 - Jul 16 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jul 06 - Jul 21 Jul 04 - Jul 19 Jul 08 - Jul 23 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jul 13 - Jul 28 Jul 11 - Jul 26 Jul 15 - Jul 30 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jul 20 - Aug 04 Jul 18 - Aug 02 Jul 22 - Aug 06 $1,980   $2,755  
  Jul 27 - Aug 11 Jul 25 - Aug 09 Jul 29 - Aug 13 $1,980   $2,755  
  Aug 03 - Aug 18 Aug 01 - Aug 16 Aug 05 - Aug 20 $1,980   $2,755  
  Aug 10 - Aug 25 Aug 08 - Aug 23 Aug 12 - Aug 27 $1,980   $2,755  
  Aug 17 - Sep 01 Aug 15 - Aug 30 Aug 19 - Sep 03 $1,980   $2,755  
   
  Note:        
  Note: The tour starts from Riga has one night less in Tallinn and one night more in Riga
  Note: The tour starts from Vilnius has one night less in Tallinn and one night more in Vilnius  
     
  Optional Tours   Price Per Person  
  Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century $53      
  Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral $53      
  4-hour excursion to Jurmala $60      
  Latvian dinner at Restaurant La Boheme $60      
         
 
Including:
  • 15 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels
  • 15 x buffet breakfast
  • 2 x 3 course dinners at hotels
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Palmse Manor House, Rundale Palace, Old University in Vilnius and Thomas Mann’s Summerhouse in Nida.
  • Bike rental for one day in Nida
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours (no tour escort Day 06-12 in Nida)
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Ferry tickets Klaipeda – Smiltyne – Klaipeda and ecological fees for the Curonian Spit
  • Portage at hotels
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