Baltic Metropoles

1200 USD
10 days / 9 nts
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Baltic Metropoles

The Baltic Metropoles tour is designed to introduce you to Baltics’ largest cities with the selection of special excursions created to show the best sites. The special extension – trip to Helsinki is a unique feature of this itinerary.

Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn - Helsinki 

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Detailed Program

Time Description 
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting to get to know your fellow travelers.
Vilnius is full with the medieval charm and beauty. It is 74 quarters large, with 70 streets and lanes numbering 1487 buildings. It is a place where some of Europe's greatest architectural styles-gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical-stand side by side and complement each other.
In our sightseeing tour you’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

The afternoon offers the optional tour to Trakai Castle, located on an island in Lake Galvė. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance. It is the most spectacular of Lithiania's remaining castles, with tall brick walls and wooden walkways. Another evening optional activity is a folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.    
DAY 3:           TO RIGA  (LATVIA)

On the way to Riga, we’ll stop at the Hill of Crosses, one of the most sacred sites of Catholic Lithuania. Across the border of Latvia we’ll stop for the tour of the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer house of the Duke of Courland.    

After spectacular drive through Latvian beautiful countryside we’ll reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Mercure Riga**** or similar.
DAY 4:           IN RIGA

This day offers us great possibilities to discover medieval Latvia. 
The morning optional tour is to the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda to see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and to learn the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida. 

The afternoon option is to visit to the Ethnographical Open Air Museum, a spacious exposition of 18th century country life. 
The optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral is available in the evening.
DAY 5:           IN RIGA
Old Town of Riga is famous for its cathedrals, old buildings, churches. Take a walk through the labyrinth of the narrow brick streets, enjoying the colorful buildings, little shops and sweet restaurants. See the famous Dome square and cathedral, Castle with the Castle square, Town Hall, house of the Blackheads and others. 
The optional tour to Jurmala is available in the afternoon. Jurmala is Latvia’s most famous seaside resort with gorgeous wooden houses and sandy beaches. The highlight of the day is an easy walk down the seashore on the soft sand, perhaps looking for the golden dot of amber washed by the sea to the shore.
The optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest is available in the evening.

We’ll start the day with the beautiful drive along the coastal highway to Parnu, one of Estonia’s most popular summer resorts. After a short tour we’ll continue north to Tallinn and arrive there in the afternoon, check-in at the Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

DAY 7:           IN TALLINN

Tallinn is a beautiful medieval city with unique charm and beauty. The Old town hasn’t been touched by the modern life, so you can travel centuries back in time. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall

We offer two optional tours in the afternoon – the visit to Russian royal Kadriorg Park and a tour of Estonian contemporary art KUMU museum. 
The optional medieval style dinner at Peppersack restaurant is available in the evening
The day begins with Lahemaa National Park 2 hour walking tour (medium) to see beautiful untouched nature and many charming manor houses and a visit to the impressive Manor House in Palmse.  We also visit the charming 16th century Vihula Manor and the Vodka Museum.
After lunch break, we drive back to Tallinn to take the ferry to Helsinki. The ferry ride goes through the beautiful islands of the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel and check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.
DAY 9:           IN HELSINKI
The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock.

The afternoon optional tour is to Seurasaari island, which is the largest open air wooden architecture museum in Finland. It features the wooden houses gathered from the area, carefully preserved and displayed to show the rural architecture of the region.
Tour concludes. Optional transfer to the airport.

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  • Accommodation on twin-share basis at centrally located 4* hotels,
  • Meals: 9 b/fasts,
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice;
  • 1st class vehicle (van / coach) for entire itinerary;
  • English- and German-speaking guide for entire itinerary / all departures;
  • Italian- and Spanish-speaking guide on Baltic countries segment, and Italian and Spanish speaking on Finish segment of GBM10, GBM13-GBM15, GBM17-GBM19 and GBM21, and Italian-speaking guide on Finnish of GBM08 and GBM12
  • Italian- and Spanish-speaking guide for entire itinerary / GBM06, GBM07, GBM09, GBM11 and GBM22-GBM25;
  • Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking guide for entire itinerary / GBM08, GBM12, GBM16 and GBM20;
  • Admissions to Peter & Paul Church in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn and Rock Church in Helsinki;
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki (OW / 2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels

  • Single supplement - $ 520 USD per pax
  • Arrival transfer in Vilnius: $ 45 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 70 USD/van (4-7 pax)
  • Departure transfer in Helsinki: $ 95 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 120 USD/van (4-7 pax)
  • 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park - $ 65 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion to the Riga Motor Museum - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral - $ 45 USD per pax
  • 4-hour excursion to Jurmala - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU - $ 50 USD per pax
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park - $ 85 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress - $ 75 USD per pax
  • Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve - $ 75 USD per person
  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) - $ 225 USD per pax

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Tour Dates 2020:

GBM18: 02.08 - 11.08.2020
GBM19: 09.08 - 18.08.2020
GBM20: 16.08 - 25.08.2020
GBM21: 23.08 - 01.09.2020
GBM22: 30.08 - 08.09.2020
GBM23: 06.09 - 15.09.2020
GBM24: 13.09 - 22.09.2020
GBM25: 20.09 - 29.09.2020

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