"Amber" Baltic Tour: Tallinn – Pärnu – Riga – Kernavė – Vilnius – Trakai – 6 days/ 5 nights
21.06.2014 - 26.06.2014
"Amber" tour to the Baltic Capitals, a great introduction to three Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, rapidly growing tourism destination in Northern Europe. Discover the wealth of history and cultural diversity around the Baltic Sea. Visit the Old Towns, their historical centers, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, featuring castles, medieval lanes, cathedrals and churches with incredible architecture, history and culture....
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1 st Day (21.06.2014): Tallinn
Arrival to Tallinn. Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia country. Transfer by group, by bus from Tallinn’s airoport to the hotel. Free leisure time in Tallinn. You can spent an evening at the famous medieval restaurant "Old Hansa"* or try in the cafe Estonian marzipan*, or to enjoy the nightlife of Old Tallinn, bought some souvenirs... overnight in Hotel in Tallinn.
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2 nd Day (22.06.2014): Tallinn – Pärnu – Riga
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast tour in Tallinn: which was built up from the XIII th to XVI th centuries. The city was known as Reval until 1917, as it was known then – was a thriving member of the Hanseatic trade. Tallinn is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the „top ten“ of digital cities in the world. Tallinn was a European Capital of Culture on 2011 and along with Turku in Finland Tallinn is the oldest capital city in Northern of Europe. During a walking excursion tour of the Old Town narrow cobblestone streets, imposing city wall, watchtowers - Fat Margaret and Herman Long; Town Hall Square, guilds - all are permeated with the spirit of the Middle Ages, making the Old Tallinn is truly unique for all lovers of antiquity. After excursion lunch (on the way to Pärnu) for the group (lunche included in the price, drinks are extra charge). The drive through the Resort town of Pärnu, a slight cquaintance with the summer capital of Estonia. Driving to Riga, in the evening check inn in the hotel in Riga. Free leisure time (we recommend You to visit the concert of organ music in the Dome Cathedral or enjoy dinner in one of famous Latvian restaurant’s...) and overnight in Hotel in Riga.
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3 nd Day (23.06.2014): Riga – Kernavė – Vilnius;
After breakfast walking tour in Riga. Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in Latvia as well. The city is a historical center noted for its Art Nouveau or Jugendstil architecture and for XIX th century wooden architecture. A visit to Old Riga is a historical journey to medieval times, You will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St.Jacob’s Church, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle.... After excursion and on the way to Lithuania lunch for the group (lunche included in the price, drins are extra charge*).
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3 nd Day (23.06.2014): Riga – Kernavė – Vilnius
Kernavė is the ancient first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania mentioned in historical chronicles (the second half of the 18 th century). Impressive landscape, rich history, valuable archaeological finds have put Kernave Archaeological Site on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.You can admire the beautiful barrows of Neris mysterious mounds in Lithuania. This historic site is the venue for the Days of Living Architecture, the feast of St John, and international folklore festivals. During these Days masters of ancient arts from Lithuania and neighbouring countries – boot makers, potters, glaziers, jewellers, blacksmiths, furriers.. "Rasos" (Midsummer) Festival is held in Cultural Reserve of Kernavė according to the ancient Lithuanian customs that have been preserved by the old people of Lithuania. At the festival of thriving nature wreaths will be twined, fortunes will be told from grasses, Midsummer Day rounds will be danced, old rituals will be performed, wreaths will be floated down the Neris River, people will look for a magic fern blossom, wash with dew, will greet the rising sun with songs. Well-known folklore ensembles will present their programmes. Most of the participants in the festival usually arrive dressed in national costumes and wearing grass wreaths. About 22:00 planing depature from Kernavė, driving to capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. Somebody tourists, who would like stay longer in Kernavė, separate arrivale to Vilnius (possible with extra charge organise transfer from Kernavė - to Vilnius*). A further drive to Vilnius, check-in at the hotel (Vilnius, Lithuania offers a variety of choices for going out at night. The number of clubs and bars in Vilnius is impressive for a city inhabited by just half a million people..) and overnight in Hotel in Vilnius.
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4 th Day (24.06.2014): Vilnius
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast walking excursion tour in Vilnius. Vilnius the capital of Lithuania and the bigest city of Lithuania. Vilnius Old Town, the historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Europe (360 ha) and the largest old town from three Baltic Countries. Situated where the Neris and Vilnele rivers meet and surrounded by picturesque wooded hills. The most valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. Although Vilnius is often called a baroque city, you will find here examples of the Gothic, Renaissance and other styles. The main sights of the city are Gediminas Castle* and the Cathedral Square, the symbols of the capital. Also see the small churche of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture and Vilnius University campus and its library founded in 1570. Amber gallery-museum, Uzupis - one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the XIVI th century, nowadays the artists "republic", which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map, for Catholics a well-known the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John’s Church. After excursion lunch for the group (lunch included in the price, drinks are extra charge*). Overnight in Hotel in Vilnius.
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5 th Day (25.06.2014): Trakai one the oldest capitals of Lithuania)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free leisure time in Vilnius or with extra charge excursion: Trakai. Trakai (28 km west of Vilnius between hills, forests and lakes ), the former capital of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Trakai castle is one of the most visited tourist sites in Lithuania, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Now this is the only insular Castle in Central Europe, which has a historical Museum and is the exposition of works of applied art. A visit to the Castle*. Trakai also is famous for Kibinas (pastry with different types of stuffing) is the traditional dish of a small ethnic group – Karaites, living here since XV century. After excursion lunch (lunch included in the price, drinks are extra charge). Retrun back to capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. Free leisure time in Vilnius or upon request and with extra charge - gala dinner for the group*. Overnight in Hotel in Vilnius.
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6 th Day (26.06.2014): Vilnius – end of the tour
Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast check-out from hotel till 12:00, free leisure time till flight in Vilnius, group transfer service from hotel to the Vilniu’s airoport. Flight at home.
Price in 3*** Hotels: (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius)
Price in 4*** Hotels: (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius)
Upon request (min. grpup 16 persons)
Upon request (min. group 16 persons)
|Price included: ||1 night accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Tallinn with breakfast; |
1 night accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Riga with breakfast;
3 nights accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Vilnius with breakfasts;
4 lunches (on lunches - drinks are extra charge);
Transfer services (by group): Tallinn airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Vilnius airoport (on depature day);
Transportation as per programm by comfortable minivan or bus;
Upon request (English or Russian) speaking guide services as per programm;
Excursions in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius with upon request choice (English or Russian) speaking guide;
Flight tickets (arrivale to Tallinn, depature from Vilnius);
Individual transfer services (by car or by minivan) : Tallinn airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Vilnius airoport (on depature day). Individual transfer from Kernavė to Vilnius Hotel;
Drinks on lunches, upon request possible order lunch and dinner in Tallinn from ~10 – 20 EUR/ per person; lunch - dinner in Riga from ~10 – 20 EUR/ per person; lunch and dinners in Vilnius from ~10 – 20 EUR/ per person;
Trakai excursion tour - 50 EUR per person (price valid if group min. 16 pax.)
|Extra Entrance tickets: || |
Riga: St.Peter Church – from 7 EUR/ per person (exept Monday);
Riga: Dome Cathedral – concert of organ music from 7 EUR/ per person;
Sigulda: Castle in Sigulda – (~1,45 EUR)
Vilnius: Castle of Gediminas with funicular – 8 LTL (~2,32 EUR)/ per person;
Vilnius: Amber gallerry – museum – included in Vilniu’s old city excursion price.