Baltic Revelation

Price
1810 USD
Duration
13 days / 12 nts
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
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Baltic Revelation

The Baltic Revelation 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 Saint-Petersburg is a unique feature of this itinerary.

Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn - Helsinki - Saint-Petersburg 

Highlights
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Detailed Program

Time Description 
DAY 1:           ARRIVAL IN VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting to get to know your fellow travelers.
DAY 2:           IN VILNIUS. DAY TRIP TO TRAKAI CASTLE
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.
DAY 6:           TO TALLINN (ESTONIA) VIA PARNU

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
DAY 8:           TO HELSINKI (FINLAND) VIA LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK
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.
DAY 10:         TO SAINT-PETERSBURG
After breakfast departure eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing over the Russian border we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. 

Arrival in St. Petersburg late afternoon and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar.
DAY 11:         IN SAINT-PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter & Paul Fortress, the Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church-on-Spilled Blood, the Nevsky Convent and much more.

The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Tzars Village with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting  folklore show "Feel Yourself Russian" with „champagne” and snacks.
DAY 12:         IN SAINT-PETERSBURG
The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Museum is offered.
In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.


DAY 13:         DEPARTURE HOME
Tour concludes. Optional transfer to the airport.

Book this tour
  • Accommodation on twin-share basis at centrally located 4* hotels,
  • Meals: 12 b/fasts,
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice;
  • 1st class vehicle (van) for entire itinerary;
  • English- and German-speaking guide for entire itinerary / all departures;
  • Italian only speaking tour escort on Baltic countries segment and Italian and Spanish speaking Finish segment on GRE06, GRE13-GRE20;
  • Italian- and Spanish-speaking guide for entire itinerary / GRE05, GRE12 and GRE21;
  • Admissions to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn, Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki and Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg;
  • Ferry ticket Tallinn-Helsinki (OW / 2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels
  • Single supplement - $ 690 USD per pax
  • Arrival transfer in Vilnius: $ 45 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 70 USD/van (4-7 pax)
  • Departure transfer in St Petersburg: $ 60 USD/car (1-3 pax), $ 80 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 Open Air 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 Peppersack - $ 50 USD per pax
  • 6-hour excursion to Lahemaa National Park - $ 90 USD per pax
  • 3-hour excursion to the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum - $ 55 USD per pax
  • Half board at hotels (12 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) - $ 465 USD per pax
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Tour Dates 2018:

GRE05: 20.05 - 01.06.2018
GRE06: 27.05 - 08.06.2018
GRE12: 08.07 - 20.07.2018
GRE13: 15.07 - 27.07.2018
GRE14: 22.07 - 03.08.2018
GRE15: 29.07 - 10.08.2018
GRE16: 05.08 - 17.08.2018
GRE17: 12.08 - 24.08.2018
GRE18: 19.08 - 31.08.2018
GRE19: 26.08 - 07.09.2018
GRE20: 02.09 - 14.09.2018
GRE21: 09.09 - 21.09.2018

     
"White Night Supplement for GRE05-GRE06 
$ 125 USD (twin-share occupancy)
$ 125 USD (single supplement)



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