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Baltic Explorer

Highlights Include:

  • Strolling through Tallinn’s Old Town
  • Authentic meals at unique restaurants
  • Discovering medieval castles and buildings
  • The touching Hill of Crosses in Lithuania
  • All private guiding and transfers

Photo: Betina Kohler/Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $2,670 per person | Single supplement from $294

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

8 days

2020 Departures: Daily
January – April, from $2,670 per person
May – September, from $2,924 per person
October – December, from $2,670 per person

This semi-independent tour embraces all three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – each of which has its own distinctive cultural tradition and historical heritage.

These three capitals are renowned for their charming old town areas, full of architectural gems. The captivating countryside is worth discovering for its quaint towns and unique landscapes!

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Itinerary
This is a sample semi-independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Tallinn, Estonia

Upon arrival in Tallinn airport you will be met by your local guide and transferred by private car to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Tallinn

Day 3Private Tour of Tallinn | Meals: B D

This morning you will be met by your guide for a private guided tour of Tallinn. First, you will walk around the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See St. Nicolas Church, Alexander Nevskij Cathedral, and more. Entrance to the Dome Cathedral is included. From there you will head out of the Old Town to visit Kadriorg Palace. Included tonight is dinner in Old Town at Olde Hansa, a very popular medieval themed restaurant. Overnight in Tallinn

Day 4Travel South to Latvia | Meals: B L

Meet your driver at your hotel and depart Tallinn for a private tour and transfer to Latvia’s capital city Riga. Your first destination, however, is Pärnu, a resort city in southwestern Estonia. Enjoy lunch here before continuing south, following the coastline of the Baltic Sea much of the way, though the foliage may be too thick to always see the water. Before reaching Riga you will take a slight detour to the town of Sigulda for a visit to Turaida Castle. Arrive in Riga this evening and enjoy your first night in Latvia. Overnight in Riga

Day 5Explore Riga | Meals: B

Meet your local, private guide this morning at your hotel after enjoying breakfast. From there you will be led on a three-hour tour of Riga’s historic sights. See the Dome Church of Riga, St Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the complex of medieval tradesmen houses Three Brothers, ending at the Central Market Place. Overnight in Riga

Day 6Riga - Vilnius, Lithuania | Meals: B

Continue on your tour of the Baltics today, departing Riga with your private driver/guide and heading first to the Hill of Crosses located in Siauliai, Lithuania. The next stop is Trakai Castle, a 14th century Gothic castle located on an island. You will have a tour with a local guide of the museum, before departing and finally arriving in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius.
Overnight in Vilnius

Day 7Tour Vilnius| Meals: B

Tour Old Town Vilnius today, a part of the city where architectural influences from many different time periods can be seen. For example, you will see the Gothic St Anne’s and Bernardine’s Cathedrals, the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and the University of Vilnius which represents all of the influences, as it is the oldest University in the Baltics and has survived many changes. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent sightseeing and to enjoy your final evening in the Baltics. Overnight in Vilnius

Day 8Depart Vilnius, Lithuania | Meals: B

Transfer to Vilnius airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in the Baltics!

Included
  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • All transfers by private car as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Private guided city tours in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
  • Entrance to Tallinn Dome Church, St Peter’s Church, Turaida Castle, Trakai Castle, Vilnius University
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Notes
  • Option to extend in each town or reverse itinerary
  • Helsinki can be added to the package with a sailing on the ferry to/from Tallinn
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12 Days
Departures: Select Wednesdays, June-September