Duration 7 days.
Our travel agency wants to introduce a tour to the three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. We promise that you will be charmed with its history and traditions, the architecture of their Old Towns, visits to art museums, have a short rest in the best resorts on the Baltic coast, enjoy the beauty of the unique nature in these countries.
We call this tour “A quick look at the Baltic countries”, because you will visit the main places of interest in a short time. We promise you will discover the Baltic Republics while travelling with “Baltic Roads”!
1st day. Arrival and accommodation at a hotel in Vilnius.
Walking city tour in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania that was founded in 1323 and is situated at the confluence of the rivers Neris and Vilnia. Visit the most charming places of the Old town – the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace area, Vilnius University, the Gates of Dawn , St. Anne’s Church, St. Peter&Paul’s Church.
Visit Vilnius Castle Museum – legendary building that dates back to the 13 century and opens the fabulous sight of the Old town. Inside the three – storeyed tower you’ll find models of the castle as it was in the 13th century, displays of ancient ammunition and arms, other historical exhibits.
Overnight in Vilnius.
2nd day. Departure to Kaunas via Trakai. In 1321 Grand Duke Gediminas built Trakai castle on the peninsula of lake Galve. This castle served briefly as the capital of his lands before he moved back to Vilnius in 1323.
Arrival to Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, which served briefly as a provisional capital of the country (1939-1940). City tour of Kaunas exploring its splendidly restored Old Town with the 13th century Kaunas Castle, Town Hall, known locally as “White Swan”, Cathedral-Basilica, Perkunas House, visit M. K. Ciurlionis’ Museum or Devil’s Museum.
Overnight in Kaunas. Free time.
3rd day. Transfer to Siauliai. Visit the famous Hill of Crosses (11 km from Siauliai). The first crosses were originally erected to commemorate the 1863 uprising. On his visit to Lithuania Pope Paul II held the Mass there. You can leave your little cross to fulfil your secret dreams.
Tour to Rundale in Latvia to view a beautiful baroque palace called Latvia’s answer to Versailles and Sans Soucis. It was designed by Rastrelli, famous for its Winter palace in St. Petersburg; built between 1736 and 1767 for one of the dukes of Kurzeme.
Transfer to Riga and overnight.
4th day. Half day city tour. Riga, the capital of Latvia, is one of the largest cities in the Baltics, an ancient Hanseatic city on the banks of the river Daugava, known for its Gothic, Baroque, Classiest and Art Nouveau architecture. Admire the Old town, with the university buildings, the Opera House, Dome Cathedral. Free time.
Overnight in Riga.
5th day. Departure to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia with en route stop in Sigulda, located in the picturesque Gauja Valley dotted with caves and castles and sometimes called “Latvian Switzerland”. In Sigulda, view the 13th Century Knights Castle and the Gutmana Cave, which is linked to romantic medieval legends.
Before the arrival to Tallinn, a quick stop in Parnu, the summer capital of Estonia, famous for its beach and nightlife in the summer season.
Overnight in Tallinn.
6th day. City sightseeing. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, today is a genuine museum-town, which has preserved the features of the 15th century trading city and the general look of a typical hanseatic town. Visit its most charming places including Dome Hill, Dome Cathedral, Town Hall, St. Nicholas Church.
Tour to the Rocca-al-Mare Ethnographic Museum. Explore 18-19th century authentic rural architecture: village taverns, barn houses, windmills, smithies.
Overnight in Tallinn.
7th day. Departure.