Four Capitals of Baltic Sea: Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn – Helsinki – 6 days/ 5 nights
Four Capitals of The Baltic Sea, a great introduction to three Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and short introduction for Finland’s capital - Helsinki, 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: Vilnius
Arrivale to Vilnius: Vilnius is the capital and the largest city of Lithuania. Transfer by group, by bus, from Vilniu’s airoport to the choice category hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Vilnius 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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2 nd Day: 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. Free leisure time in Vilnius or upon request and with extra charge - lunch or gala dinner for the group*. Overnight in Hotel in Vilnius.
3 nd Day: Trakai (with lunch) + "Beer degustation excursion" (with dinner)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free leisure time in Vilnius, after midday going to Trakai, which are about 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* (entrance with extra charge). 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 we recommend you to taste the exclusive Karaite’s dishes „Kibinai“ or free leisure time in Trakai (lunch included in the price, drinks are extra). After Trakai visiting, our tour continue in Lithuania, in the evening excursion and dinner with beer degustation. Beer has been produced in Lithuania for many centuries, and the people have deep beer drinking traditions. No festival or family parties start and end without dark, rich and strong beer with a slight sweet taste that usually deceives guests thinking that the beer is very light. Unfortunately they find themselves ending the party too early…If you have never visited Lithuania it is worth to come here and see the holy and warm people and drink a nice glass of good traditional beer. Cheers! After beer degutation tour continue in Latvia. In the evening arrivale to capital of Latvia – Riga. Check inn at the choice category hotel. Free leisure time (we recommend You to visit the concert of organ music in the Dome Cathedral or enjoy night life one of famous Latvian restaurant’s, caffe or bars...) and overnight in Hotel in Riga.
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4 th Day: Riga – Tallinn
Breakfast in the hotel. 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, upon request and with extra charge, lunch* for the group or free leisure time in Riga. After lunch time move to third of Baltic countries – Estonia. Arrival to Tallinn. Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia country. 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.
5 th Day: Tallinn – Helsinki
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast walking 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, upon request and with extra charge, lunch* for the group or free leisure time in Tallinn. After afternoon transfer to Tallinn Harbour or Tallin’s Airoport. Ferry boat or flight: Tallinn – Helsinki (ferry tickets or plane tickets with extra charge, depend of person in the group, from 35 EUR/ per person). In the evening transfers service by group, by bus: Helsinki Harbour or Helsinki Airoport – Hotel. Check inn in the hotel, overnight in hotel in Helsinki.
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6 th Day: Helsinki – end of the tour
Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast check-out from hotel. Excursion tour in Helsinki, by bus. Upon request and with extra charge lunch in Helsinki. Transfer service to the Helsinki airoport. Flight at home.
Price in 3*** Hotels: (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius)
Price in 4*** Hotels: (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius)
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2 nights accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Vilnius with breakfasts;
1 night accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Riga with breakfast;
1 night accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Tallinn with breakfast;
1 night accommodation in the 3*** or 4**** hotel in Helsinki with breakfast;
Transfer services (by group): Vilniu’s airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Helsinki airoport (on depature day); Transportation as per programm by comfortable minivan or bus;
Upon request (English or Russian) speaking guide services as per programm;
Flight tickets (arrivale to Vilnius, depature from Helsinki); Ferry boat tickets or flight tickets: Tallinn – Helsinki;
Individual transfer services (by car or by minivan) : Tallinn airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Vilnius airoport (on depature day);
Upon request possible order lunche for the group in Helsinki (~ 15 - 20 EUR/ per person), dinner in Helsinki from ~20 – 25 EUR/ per person;
Upon request possible order lunche for the group in Tallinn (~ 10 - 15 EUR/ per person), dinner in Tallinn from ~15 – 20 EUR/ per person;
Upon request possible order lunche for the group in Riga (~ 10 - 15 EUR/ per person), dinner in Riga from ~15 – 20 EUR/ per person;
Upon request possible order lunche for the group in Vilnius (~ 10 - 15 EUR/ per person), dinner in Vilnius from ~15 – 20 EUR/ per person;
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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.