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Discover the Beautiful Baltics


Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

Explore the unique charm of the Baltics in 9 incredible days. Join us on a tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to discover centuries-old culture, beautiful architecture and breath-taking landscapes.

From € 1139 pps

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

  • 08 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
    € 1139
    11 Sep 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
    € 1139
    09 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
    € 1139
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Dublin to Vilnius

Depart Dublin for Vilnius. On arrival in Vilnius Airport meet your professional tour manager and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight at your hotel in Vilnius

Day 2 - Vilnius & Trakai Castle

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning there will be a fully guided city tour of Vilnius - the capital of Lithuania. It is a bustling city with one of the oldest and most charming Old Towns in Europe. The splendid architectural blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles makes this a wonderful city to explore. You will visit Old town, Cathedral, pass by Gediminas Avenue, the Parliament and President's Palace, Vilnius University and Town Hall, St. Anna's Church - a gem of Gothic architecture, Gates of Dawn and St. Peter-Paul Church.

Lunch at your own expense. Later in the afternoon, tour Trakai - the former capital of Lithuania situated on an island in the middle of a lake. Explore the island and the Peninsula Castles before returning to Vilnius.

Evening meal at own expense. Overnight at your hotel in Vilnius.

Day 3 - Kaunas & Klaipeda

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kaunas. Lying on the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris, it has a number of ancient architecture monuments not destroyed during WW2. Visit the 13th century Castle, the Old Town Hall, nicknamed the “White Swan”, the Archicathedral Basilica, the Church of St. Francis Xavier and the Jesuit monastery, Perkunas House and Vytautas Church.

In the afternoon continue to the coastal city of Klaipeda. It is the main Seaport of Lithuanian State and often called "Gateway to The Sea”. On arrival to Klaipeda, enjoy a city tour which includes a visit the Old Post Office, historical Old Town full of handicraft shops, Old Theatre and Simon Dach square.

Evening meal at your hotel included. Overnight at your hotel in Klaipeda.

Day 4 - National Park of the Curonian Spit

Breakfast at your hotel. Today enjoy a sightseeing tour the National Park of the Curonian Spit - a peculiar unique patch of land, washed by the Baltic Sea in the west and the Curonian Bay in the east side famous for its sand dunes. You will also see the fisherman's village Nida.

Following lunch enjoy free time at leisure.

Evening meal at own expense. Overnight at your hotel in Klaipeda.

Day 5 – Siauliai & Rundale Palace

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. This morning we will leave the city to visit the amazing Hill of Crosses near Sauliai. Hundreds of thousands of crosses that represent Christian devotion and a memorial to Lithuanian national identity stand upon a small hill.

Continue to Rundale Palace. Considered the most magnificent masterpiece of baroque architecture in the Baltic States, it boasts of authentic 18th century furniture, paintings and beautiful French-style park. Continue to Riga.

Evening meal at own expense. Overnight at your hotel in Riga.

Day 6 - Riga

Breakfast at your hotel and check out. Today enjoy a morning tour of Riga – the capital of Latvia by an architectural historian highlighting the details of the city’s finest facades. Discover the medieval Hanseatic town, visit St. Peter's Cathedral for the best views in the city, Riga castle and its three wonderful museums, Dome Cathedral houses one of the world’s largest pipe organs, and the old Guild houses. Riga boasts of Europe’s greatest concentration of jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) buildings.

Lunch at your own expense. Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner at your hotel included. Overnight at your hotel in Riga.

Day 7 - Gauja National Park, Turaida & Parnu

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Today visit the beautiful Gauja National Park. Visit the town of Sigulda, often called the Latvian Switzerland in the National Park. It is considered one of the most picturesque towns in Latvia and is famous for its bob-sleigh track and the down-hill skiing routes. You will then visit the ruins of Crusader Castle and get to experience of the Middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles and heroes. Then take the coach down to the river valley and the walk to the sandstone grottoes on the ancient river bank.

Later visit the Turaida Museum Reserve. Explore Turaida church, a wooden church built by local craftsmen plus the legendary tomb of Roze, the girl who sacrificed herself for love and “Folk Song Garden” dedicated to Latvian folk songs. Your next stop is Parnu. Enjoy its parks and 19th century shopping streets before continuing on to Tallinn.

Check-in to your hotel. Evening meal at your hotel is included. Overnight at your hotel in Tallinn.

Day 8 - Tallinn

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, tour the picturesque old city of Tallinn – the capital of Estonia. You will visit Old Town with its quaint narrow streets and beautiful merchants' houses exemplifying the best of Gothic architecture. The tour also includes Toompea Castle, the 13th century Dome church, the 19th century Russian orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskij, the 15th century town Hall square, the Old Guild built to celebrate Tallinn's membership in the Hanseatic League, and St. Olaf's church. See the suburbs of Tallinn and Song Festival Grounds, St Brigitte’s monastery and Pirita area.

Enjoy some free time for shopping and sightseeing of your choice. 

Evening meal at own expense. Overnight at your hotel in Tallinn.

Day 9 - Tallinn to Dublin

Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin. 

 
Discover the Beautiful Baltics Map 
 

Price Includes

  • Return flights from Dublin to Vilnius and Tallinn To Dublin with Ryan Air including taxes & charges
  • Professional tour manager and executive coach transfers throughout
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3* Comfort Hotel LT in Vilnius with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* Amberton Hotel in Klaipeda with breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4* Tallink Hotel in Riga with breakfast
  • On 08 May 2018, 2 nights accommodation in 4* Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn with breakfast
  • On 11 Sep 2018 and 09 Oct 2018, 4* Euroopa Hotel in Tallinn with breakfast
  • 3 evening meals included
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Vilnius and Trakai Castle
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Klaipeda and with visit to Kaunas
  • Guided sightseeing tour of National Park of the Curonian Spit
  • Visit to the Lithuanian national pilgrimage center Hill of Crosses near Sauliai
  • Visit to the magnificent masterpiece of baroque architecture Rundale Palace
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Riga
  • Visit to the picturesque Gauja National Park including ruins of Crusader Castle, Kropotkin’s Palace and the historical Turaida Museum Reserve
  • Visit to the beautiful resort town of Pärnu
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Tallinn
  • Free time for sightseeing and shopping of your own choice.

 

Booking Remarks

  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges
  2. Single room supplement €296pp. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed
  3. Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel - prices may vary.
  4. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
  5. Balance due 10 weeks before departure (2% charge on balance payments made by credit card)
  6. Optional insurance available from €29pp (terms & conditions apply)
  7. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  8. Flights, taxes, hotels, prices & itinerary subject to change
  9. Booking terms & conditions apply

Flight Details

 

AirlineFrom / ToFlt. No.Depart / LandApprox. Flt. Time
RyanairDublin / VilniusFR 714817:30 / 22:453h 15m
RyanairTallinn / DublinFR 179715:00 / 16:153h 15 m

All flight times are local and subject to change

 

Local Time in Riga

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. Daylight saving time (BST) is GMT+1.


GTM+3

BST+1

 

Weather in Riga


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