Round the Baltics II

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are considered to be three Baltic sisters. They are so close to each other, but so different in their every-day life! We offer a tour, which includes the three Baltic States. We called this tour “Baltic Ring”. Your trip will start and will end in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. But this is not the only possible way to visit the Baltic States, of course. We invite you to visit other near-by countries: let your journey start in Tallinn and finish in Warsaw (journey via Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad and Poland). Just make up your mind concerning the tour and you will be the most welcomed guest in the Baltic.

Tour Tallinn-Riga-Vilnius-Warsaw (6 days)

1st day. Arrival to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. City tour around Tallinn. You should visit Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Dominican Monastery, Kadriorg Park and Palace, Kiek in de Kok, Rocca al Mare and other interesting sites such as Town Hall Square, Toompea Hill and Town Fortifications. Visit museums: the Adamson-Eric Museum, which is affiliated with the Estonian National Art Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Applied Art Museum or the Archaeological Museum, the Doll Museum which is very interesting.
Stay overnight at your chosen hotel.

2nd day. Transfer to Riga, the capital of Latvia. City tour around Riga with a guide. The tour is full of sightseeing possibilities: you can visit St. Peter’s Church, St. John’s Church, The courtyard of St. George (now The Courtyard of the holy spirit convent) and St. George’s Church, Dome Cathedral and Monastery, The Riga Castle, The Saeima (The Building of Parliament), Swedish Gates, etc. You will have your lunch in a cosy restaurant and dinner at a local restaurant or hotel.
Have your free time to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family from Riga!
Stay overnight at your chosen hotel.

3rd day. Transfer to Vilnius with a stop to have lunch and a stop in Siauliai to visit the famous Hill of Crosses. After the rebellions during the 1800s, people from near and far began to put crosses on the hill in memory of relatives who had been killed. Normally, the crosses are put on graves but since many of the rebel’s graves were unknown, the Hill of Crosses became a symbolic grave for all those who had been killed.

4th day. City tour around Vilnius with a guide. The tour includes a visit to Vilnius Cathedral, Pilies street, Vilnius University courtyards and Presidential office area, St. Ann’s church, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, the Gates of Dawn with the chapel housing a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Town Hall Square.
Tour to Trakai, the historical capital of Lithuania. In 1321 Grand Duke Gediminas built Trakai castle on the peninsula of Lake Galve. It is an amazing place to feel the ancient times of Lithuanian history. Have lunch in Trakai on the shore of a lake.
National dinner in the evening: try our traditional dishes and drinks; be entertained by a folk show. You can have a medieval feast in Trakai, or national dinner with a folk show and drinks in Vilnius.

5th day. Leave for Warsaw, the capital of Poland. City tour of Warsaw. During the city tour of Warsaw you will visit the Old Town (the House of Madame Curie, the Old Town Market Square, the Castle Square with its Royal Castle, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a Memorial to Sigismund III Vasa – the king of Poland, who transferred the capital of the country from Krakow to Warsaw 400 years ago), the Royal Route (aristocratic residences, Warsaw University, the Holy Cross Church, Nicholas Copernicus Memorial, the district of foreign embassies, the Parliament, Chopin’s Memorial and the Palace on Water in the Lazienki Park – the summer residence of the last Polish king) during the city tour of Warsaw.
There are some other places of interest in Warsaw – the Palace of Culture and Science – the Eiffel Tower of Warsaw, the former Jewish district with the Memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Martyrs, the Grand Theatre, the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb.
National dinner in the evening: try Polish dishes and drinks; be entertained by a folk show.

6th day. Departure.

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Exciting: Hill of Crosses, St.Peter&Paul Church.
Cities: Tallinn, Riga, Siauliai, Vilnius, Trakai.

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