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Private Tour of The Baltic Countries: Visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Discover the beauty and charm of the Baltic States! Each of the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, has its own distinctive cultural tradition and historical heritage.

Once part of the Soviet Union, they were among the first to break away in 1990—91 and today are proud members of both the European Union and NATO. Prior to World War II, Finland was occasionally deemed the fourth Baltic state by Nazi Germany.

We begin our tour with arrival in Tallinn, Estonia, the oldest capital in Northern Europe. Tallinn's Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

An enjoyable short drive brings us to the charming town of Parnu, a well known Estonian resort and also a Hanseatic city, a harbour city and a university city.

Next, we travel to Riga, capital of Latvia and also a medieval Hanseatic city. We explore the quaint old town, the impressive architecture and pleasant small museums. We shall also have an excursion to Jurmala, one of the authentic old world resort towns complete with curative waters and mud baths.

On the way to Vilnus, we visit Klaipeda, often called "Gateway to The Sea" because it is the main Seaport of Lithuanian State.

In Vilnus, capital of Lithuania, we enjoy gothic architecture, castles and the cathedral that occupies the site of an ancient pagan temple to the God Perkunas.

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Tallinn

Day 1-2: Tallinn
We enjoy two full days touring picturesque old city, where whole districts date back to the Middle Ages; and also visit the wonderful KUMU Museum.

Day 3: Parnu-Cesis
Pärnu is a well known Estonian resort and also a Hanseatic city, a harbour city and a university city. It has a very charming and sleepy rhythm when visting before the summer equinox.

Day 4: Cesis-Riga
Today we enjoy Riga- capital of Latvia and a medieval Hanseatic town.The tour will include St. Peter's Cathedral from whose steeple will be the best views in the city, Riga Castle with its three wonderful museums, Dome Cathedral, which boasts one of the world’s largest pipe organs, and the old Guild houses.

We also visit the Art Nouveau Museum, housed in a ground floor apartment with all the furniture and décor of that era, some original to that apartment.

Day 5: Riga
This morning we visit the Open-Air Museum, located on the banks of the picturesque Lake Jugla.

In the afternoon we embark on an excursion to Jurmala, a town with a 150-year-old resort tradition with romantic wooden houses in art nouveau style (Jugendstil).



Day 6: Klaipeda-Vilnius
On the way to Vilnus, we visit Klaipeda, often called "Gateway to The Sea" because it is the main Seaport of Lithuanian State.

Upon arrival, our city tour including the Old Post Office, historical Old Town full of handicraft shops, the Old Theatre and Simon Dach Square.

Day 7: Vilnius
Churches, monasteries, open-air museums and some free time to explore art galleries, crafts.

Day 8: Vilnius
We embark on an excursion to Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania, located on an island in the middle of a lake. The old town of Trakai, including the Island and the Peninsula Castles, surrounded by lakes, is one of the most impressive and most picturesque locations in Europe.

Day 9: Depart
Transfer to airport for return home or continue to Minsk for our Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova tour .

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Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
9-day trip begins in Tallinn, ends in Vilnius
BEST SEASON
April thru October
LAND COST
TBD based on your hotel preferences and other details
ACCOMMODATIONS
3-5* available, boutque hotels in Old Town
INCLUDED MEALS
Daily breakfast
 

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Precedes our 7 day Belarus Tour and our 21 day Belarus-Ukraine-Moldova
 
 
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