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Classical Baltics Tour

Classical Baltics Tour Packages
Country: Latvia
City: Riga
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday): RIGA

Ar­ri­val in Ri­ga. In­di­vi­du­al trans­fer to your ho­tel (not inc­lu­ded). Check-in at the ho­tel. 7:00 p.m. welcome meeting at the hotel with a tour guide.

OVER­NIGHT: Ri­ga

HOTEL: RADISSON BLU LATVIJA or si­mi­lar

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Day 2 (Monday): RIGA

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Riga, A combined coach, and walking tour encompasses the most significant sights of Riga: driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monument, University of Latvia, Latvian National Opera House and the Daugava River.

During the walking part of the tour, 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. Following the visit to the famous market halls of Riga.

Afternoon optional: excursion to Jurmala. In the evening optional: dinner at Latvian restaurant “Key to Riga” or similar.

OVERNIGHT: Riga

HOTEL: RADISSON BLU LATVIJA or similar

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Day 3 (Tuesday): RIGA-PARNU-TALLINN (300 km)

9:00 a.m. de­par­tu­re for Tal­linn with a stop in Pärnu, Estonia “Summer Capital”. This little town has been known as a summer health resort since the first spa opened here in the 1830s. Further, drive to Tallinn. Ar­ri­val in Tal­linn, check-in at the ho­tel.

OVER­NIGHT: Tal­linn

HOTEL: SOKOS VIRU or similar

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Day 4 (Wednesday): TALLINN

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Tallinn, visiting the Old Town of Tallinn - an example of Gothic architecture in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The tour includes Toompea Castle fortifications, the Dome Church (13th century), the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (19th century), Town Hall Square (15th century), St. Catherine's Passage, where artists of St. Catherine guild present their work, St. Olaf’s Church. Afternoon

Optional: Excursion to Kadriorg Park and a visit to Kadriorg Palace. In the evening

Optional: dinner at the restaurant "Pepersack" or similar.

OVERNIGHT: Tallinn

HOTEL: SOKOS VIRU or similar

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Day 5 (Thursday): TALLINN-TARTU-SIGULDA (380 km)

9:00 a.m. de­par­tu­re for Si­gul­da. Sto­po­ver in Tar­tu, the se­cond lar­gest town in Es­to­nia. A ci­ty tour of Tar­tu, inc­lu­ding Tar­tu Uni­ver­si­ty, To­o­me Hill Park with its mo­nu­ments, sculp­tu­res, brid­ges, and ruins of got­hic Church, pa­no­ra­mic view of the town with Ja­a­ni Church and Town Hall Squ­a­re. Furt­her dri­ve to Si­gul­da (Lat­via). A short stop in a small an­cient town of Ce­sis for a walk in Castle Park. Ar­ri­val in Si­gul­da, check-in at the ho­tel.

OVER­NIGHT: Sigulda

HOTEL: SEGEVOLD or similar

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Day 6 (Friday): SIGULDA-VILNIUS (350 km)

9:00 a.m. A walk in Gau­ja Na­tio­nal Park, inc­lu­ding vi­sit to Tu­rai­da Castle and the ruins of the 13th cen­tu­ry Cru­sa­der Castle in Si­gul­da. A furt­her dri­ve to Vilnius. Ar­ri­val in Vilnius, check-in at the ho­tel.

OVER­NIGHT: Vilnius

HOTEL: NOVOTEL VILNIUS CENTRE or si­mi­lar

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Day 7 Saturday: VILNIUS-TRAKAI-VILNIUS (50 km)

9:00 a.m. a city tour of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania for more than 600 years. The tour includes St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral Square with St. Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, Bernadine Garden, St. Ann, and Bernardines’ Church, Amber gallery-museum, Užupis- one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the 16th century, Novo days the artists’ “republic”, which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar, and map.

Short photo stop on the street Subaciaus to throw the view of the old town from the observation deck, 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. Afternoon trip to Trakai (25 km from Vilnius), the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Visit the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius. In the evening

Optional: dinner at Lithuanian restaurant “Lokys” or similar.

OVERNIGHT: Vilnius

HOTEL: NOVOTEL VILNIUS CENTRE or similar

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Day 8 (Sunday): VILNIUS-HILL OF CROSSES-RUNDALE-RIGA (380 km)

9:00 a.m. departure by coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Stop at the Hill of Crosses (12 km from Šiauliai), the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. A further drive to Riga. Stop in Rundale. Visit Rundale Palace of the 18th century, a beautiful late baroque palace in Latvia. It is a splendid example of the early work of the famous Italian architect F. B. Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga, check in at the hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Riga

HOTEL: hotel RADISSON BLU LATVIJA or si­mi­lar

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Day 9 (Monday): RIGA

Breakfast. End of the tour.

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THE TOUR INCLUDES:

8 nights at the 4- star hotels

Buffet breakfast daily

Welcome cocktail at hotel in Riga

Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan as per itinerary on days 2-8

English and German-speaking guide escort on days 2-8

Excursions as per itinerary

Entrances to: the Dome Church and Riga Central Market, the Dome Church and Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn, Turaida Castle, Sigulda Castle, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Bernadine Garden, Vilnius University with St. John’s Church, St. Stanislaw Cathedral, Amber gallery- museum and Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace

Individual information package (city guides and program)

OPTIONS:

Ar­ri­val/ departure transfer (one way) in Riga

Additional night in Riga:

Excursion (4 hours) to Jurmala

Latvian dinner at restaurant ”Key to Riga” or similar in Riga

Excursion (3 hours) to Kadriorg Park and a visit to Kadriorg Palace

Dinner at the restaurant “Pepersack” or similar in Tallinn

Lithuanian dinner at restaurant “Lokys” or similar in Vilnius

Half board at hotels ( 8 x dinners: 3-course menu + tea/coffee)

The given price is valid for a minimum of 2 pax. The price is per person.

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