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Fully-Guided Journey through the Baltics

Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Get to know the very best of the Baltic capitals in this fully-guided magical adventure through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia; dive into their fascinating history and fairytale-like attractions.

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    Riga
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    Tallinn
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    The Hill of Crosses
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    Trakai
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    Valley of the Gauja river
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    Vilnius

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  3. Some transfers

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  5. Breakfast only

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      Accommodation: 7 Nights

      Itinerary

      Experience a magical trip through the Baltic capitals! Discover Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, a fairytale city where reality and fantasy merge. Explore the old town of Riga in Latvia, considered one of the best preserved in Europe. Enjoy Tallinn in Estonia and fall in love with its medieval walls and romantic alleys.

      1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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      It's time to pack your bags ready for your trip to the enchanting Baltic Capitals. Arrive at your US departure airport, ready to take a flight to Vilnius*, the capital of Lithuania. Night on board.

      *If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

      2nd Day: Vilnius
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      Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, known for its substantial amount of medieval buildings (over 1200!) and 48 churches. Self-transfer* to the hotel for check-in.

      The rest of the day is yours to spend as you see fit; take this time to explore one of three Christmas markets of the city (Cathedral Square, Vinco Kudirkos Square and Odminių Square) decked out in some of the most enchanting Christmas decorations in the continent. Explore the Christmas market where you will be able to sample tasty treats available only during this time of the year! Overnight stay in Vilnius.

      *Optional private transfer available in the next step of the booking process.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Neringa Hotel or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      52 Reviews

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      3rd Day: Vilnius
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a walking tour of Vilnius where you will become acquainted with the Old Town and immerse yourself in the history of centuries past. Walk along Vilnius’ winding streets and visit the most exciting architectural and historic monuments, including the Vilnius Cathedral, a nearby Gediminas Castle, the 16th century St. Anne’s Church, the Vilnius University, the Town Hall, the Jewish Quarter and the iconic Dawn Gate.

      You will also be visiting the bohemian and artistic district, Užupis, self-proclaimed as being the ‘Republic of the Old Town’ as it has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop and its own guardian known as The Bronze Angel of Užupis. Today its thriving creative community hosts regular fashion festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and poetry evenings. From here, enjoy leisurely time to grab some lunch.

      Upon completing the walking tour, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time further explore the beauty of the Christmas markets the city of Vilnius has to offer. Alternatively, take part in our optional excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania*. Overnight stay in Vilnius.

      *Optional Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania: Situated in the Cathedral square right in the heart of Vilnius, get to know more about the history of Vilnius as you explore its many halls and rooms reflecting the gothic, renaissance and baroque styles of the times. 

      **Optional three dinner package: This pack of three dinners, in three iconic Baltic cities, is a must! In Vilnius, savor a delicious traditional menu in an establishment that is praised by locals, enjoy modern, international cuisine in a central restaurant in Riga and dine in a medieval themed restaurant that lives up to the surrounding city of Tallinn. Please note all dinners are three course set-menus, which include water for the table and tea/coffee.

      Please note: This optional package and all optional excursions for this trip requires a minimum of 5 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be canceled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Neringa Hotel or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      52 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Vilnius Walking tour

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      Optional
      Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

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      4th Day: Vilnius
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure; take this time to further explore the second largest city of the Baltic states. Why not get to know the Bernardine Garden or visit the array of fascinating museums scattered throughout the city, like the National Museum of Lithuania or the Amber Museum?

      Take advantage of this free time to immerse yourself in the spirit of the festive season as you explore the culinary delights offered during this time of the year. Try Lithuania's classic kūčiukai (small pastries with poppy seeds made from leavened dough) to treat your tastebuds to an explosion of flavors. 

      Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional excursion to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania*. Overnight stay in Vilnius. 

      *Optional Excursion to Trakai: Make your way to the Trakai Castle, situated on an island in the middle of Lake Galve. The castle today houses a fascinating museum with artifacts dating back to the times of the Grand Duke Vytautas. Enjoy a panoramic boat ride around the castle and later, explore the quaint and charming town of Trakai at your leisure.

      Please note: The boat trip is only available from May to September and it is subject to weather conditions. 

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Wellton Riverside SPA Hot... or similar
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      1623 Reviews

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      Activities

      Optional
      Excursion to Trakai Castle

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      5th Day: Vilnius – Hill of Crosses – Rundale Palace – Riga
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to Riga, the capital of Latvia. En route, stop by the famous Hill of Crosses, a uniquely historic place in the world considered to be the best place to get acquainted with cross-making, a branch of Lithuanian folk art, inscribed on the UNESCO Non-material and Verbal Heritage Masterpiece List.

      Today, more than 100 000 crosses have been put up to plead for grace or to express gratitude since ancient times. Later, enjoy some free time for lunch. After crossing the border of Latvia, you will visit the Rundale Palace, an 18th century Baroque monument designed by the Italian-Russian architect Rastrelli also known for designing the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

      Sights to behold include, the Golden Hall, the White Hall and private quarters of the Duke of Courland Johan Ernst Biron. Arrive at your hotel for check-in. If time permits, get a head start getting to know the Christmas-themed markets of this area, one of the most visited in all of the continent. Overnight stay in Riga.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Wellton Riverside SPA Hot... or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      1623 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      included
      Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace

      Moderate

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      6th Day: Riga
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a walking tour of the Old Town of Riga where you’ll get to explore the city’s medieval and art nouveau architecture. Stops you will be visiting include: Riga's Castle, the Swedish Gate, the Monument of Liberty, the Art Nouveau district, Riga Dome Cathedral and  Riga’s Central Market to discover one of Europe’s largest markets and food bazaars.

      In the market, you will sample some delicious Latvian produce, such as homemade cheeses and smoked chicken and eel and baked goods. Enjoy free time for lunch and then the rest of the day is at your leisure.

      Use this time to get to know the magical Old Riga Christmas Market where festive decorations and Christmas carols light the entire city with festive energy. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional excursion to Jurmala*. Overnight stay in Riga. 

      *Optional excursion to Jurmala: Visit the largest seaside and spa resort in the Baltic States. The town is known for its mineral waters, said to have healing properties, pine forests, sand dunes and unique architecture mixing classicism, Art Nouveau and National Romantic.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Wellton Riverside SPA Hot... or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      1623 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      included
      Riga City Tour

      Moderate

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      Optional
      Excursion to Jurmala

      Moderate

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      7th Day: Riga - Sigulda - Parnu - Tallin
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. En route, stop by the Gauja National Park in Sigulda, often referred to as the Latvian Switzerland. This national park is home to the Gauja River Valley known for its stunning landscape thanks to its 500 archaeological monuments and charming architecture dating back to the 11th century.

      Visit the 13th century Turaida Castle, today housing a small History Museum, and relax walking in the adjacent Sculpture Park, featuring works of iconic Latvian sculptors. Later, stop by the Gutman Cave, the widest and highest cave in the Baltic countries.

      Your final stop will be in the Estonian summer resort of Parnu before arriving at Tallinn where you will check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Use this time to acquaint yourself with the holiday spirit the city of Tallinn has to offer, a true Christmas wonderland with gorgeous Christmas trees placed on the squares,  streets and parks decorated with Christmas lights and a gleeful feeling of excitement in the air. Overnight stay in Tallinn.

      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Centennial or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      667 Reviews

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      Activities

      included
      Excursion to Gauja National Park

      Moderate

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      8th Day: Tallinn
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      Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in a walking tour of medieval Tallinn, where you will gaze in awe at the 14th and 15th century-style maze, walls and towers, soaring church spires and winding streets. Visit the city’s main attractions, including: Toompea Palace and Castle, Town Hall Square, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn Dome Church and the Great Guild Hall, among others.

      Continue your journey visiting the Balti Jaama market, an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with the products of the region. From here, make your way to the Kalamaja district, a very trendy area of the city, known for its colorful wooden houses, bohemian charm, industrial heritage and once the city’s main fishing port during the Middle Ages. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you see fit.

      Why not take a stroll through the Tallinn Christmas Market held annually at the Town Hall Square and become enchanted with the magic of the festive season?. Overnight stay in Tallinn.


      Accommodation

      ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
      Centennial or similar
      tripadvisor rating

      667 Reviews

      See our full selection

      Activities

      included
      Tallinn City Tour

      Moderate

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      included
      Estonian summer resort of Parnu

      Moderate

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      9th Day: Tallinn - Canada
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      Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip***.

      * Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

      ** Optional private transfer available in the next step of the booking process.

      *** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in Canada on the next day.

      Included activities

      Included

      Vilnius Walking tour

      Included activity for day 3 in Vilnius

      Enjoy a morning walking tour of the city and the Old Town to discover the most iconic sights such as Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Peter, St. Paul's Church, St. Anne’s Church and the Gates of Dawn.

      Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Active

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      Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace

      Included activity for day 5 in Vilnius

      On the way to Riga, stop at the iconic Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites in Catholic Lithuania. Cross the border into Latvia, and take a guided tour of the majestic Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.

      Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 12:30 Approx

      Physical rating:

      Moderate

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      Riga City Tour

      Included activity for day 6 in Riga

      Take a fascinating walking tour of Riga's old town. Visit Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.

      Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Moderate

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      Included

      Excursion to Gauja National Park

      Included activity for day 7

      Enjoy a half-day excursion to Gauja National Park, known for its forests, beautiful lakes and historic buildings.

      Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Moderate

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      Available Activities

      Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
      Optional
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      The palace is closed on Mondays. This excursion requires a minimum of 5 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

      Excursion to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

      Suggested activity for day 3 in Vilnius

      Become enchanted with the gothic, renaissance and baroque style of the halls and rooms of this iconic monument, located in the Cathedral square of Vilnius.

      Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Light

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      Optional
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      Boat trip is only available from May to September and subject to weather conditions. For October to April departures the boat trip will be replaced with a tasting of 'Kibinai' - traditional Lithuanian patty.

      Excursion to Trakai Castle

      Suggested activity for day 4 in Vilnius

      Hop on a boat for an excursion to Trakai and its castle where you will get to visit a museum known for its array of Lithuanian art dating back to the Grand Duke Vytautas before exploring the charming town of Trakai.

      Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Moderate

      more information
      Optional
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      This optional excursion requires a minimum of 5 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

      Excursion to Jurmala

      Suggested activity for day 6

      Get to know the beauty of one of the largest seaside and spa resorts in all of the Baltics. Gaze in awe at the pine forests, sand dunes and unique architecture.

      Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

      Physical rating:

      Moderate

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      The price includes

      • Included in all our trips. more information
      • Departures from main Canadian airports.
      • International flights: Canada - Vilnius, Tallinn - Canada.
      • 7 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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      • 7 breakfasts.
      • Optional airport-hotel-airport transfers.
      • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace in Riga, Turaida castle and Tallin Dome in Tallin.
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      • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
      • Walking tours of Vilnius, Riga & Tallin. Visits to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses, Gauja National Park & Turaida Castle.
      • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
      *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

      Not included

      Meals, Airport Transfers, taxes*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

      * Accommodation tax in Vilnius & Riga must be paid directly to the hotel.

      Important information about optional activities:

      Please note that the Optional dinner package and all the optional excursions of this program require a minimum of 5 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

      The optional activity 'Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania' is closed on Mondays. For April and May departures, this optional activity will be done on day 4 of the program.

      The Boat trip in Trakai is only available from May to September and subject to weather conditions. For October to April departures, the boat trip will be replaced with a tasting of 'Kibinai' - traditional Lithuanian patty.

      • Entry requirements

        Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.

      • Visa

        A visa is not requried.

      • Currency

        Euro.

      • Language

        Lithuanian, Latvian & Estonian.

      • Electricity

        220 V. Adaptor required.

      • Health

        There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from Canada.

      • Time zone

        UTC + 02:00.

      • Other useful information

        A third of the population also speak Russian.

      • Tourist Office website

        https://www.visitestonia.com/en, https://lithuania.travel/en/, https://www.latvia.travel/

      Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

      Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

      Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice.

      If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

      While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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