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The Highlights of the Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

Trip programme:

Day 1: Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania

Arrival in Vilnius airport. You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by your English-speaking tour guide and taken to your hotel in a comfortable coach. Depending on the time of arrival, you can take a first stroll around the capital of Lithuania. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Vilnius - Trakai - Vilnius

In the morning, your tour guide awaits you for a guided city tour. You will explore the most important sights such as the Cathedral Square, Gediminas Hill, the impressive baroque St. Peter and Paul Church, the Gothic ensemble of St. Anne’s and St. Bernard’s Church, the Vilnius University Ensemble with its winding courtyards, the “Uzupis” district and much more. In the afternoon, you will go on an adventure to Trakai and visit the medieval castle. This small town is also known for its Karaite ethnic minority and its authentic dish “Kibinai”, which you will be able to try. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the local restaurant in Vilnius. Overnight stay.
Day 3: Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda

In the early morning, you leave Vilnius and drive to Kaunas, the second largest city, and visit the picturesque old town during a walking tour. On the outskirts of Kaunas, in a scenic landscape, you will visit another real diamond of the High Baroque – the Pazaislis Monastery and Church, which are considered the most beautiful architectural buildings of this era in the country. Then continue your journey towards the Baltic Sea to Klaipeda. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Excursion to the Curonian Spit

Today a real highlight awaits you: an exciting excursion to the Curonian Spit peninsula, which is one of the most peculiar coastal formations on the Earth. The legendary Amber Bay, Lithuania’s largest colony of cormorants, the famous Thomas Mann Museum with its “Italian view”, the ethnographic cemetery with the Fishermen’s Church are just a glimpse of what awaits you on this tour. Of course, a hike on the highest dune in the Baltic States is not to be missed. Opportunity for a lunch break in a fisherman’s family or free time on a beautiful beach. Return to Klaipeda. Dinner at the local restaurant in Klaipeda. Overnight stay.
Day 5: Klaipeda - Palanga - Kuldiga - Riga

The next stage of the journey takes you first to Palanga – one of the most beautiful and renowned seaside resorts on the Mare Balticum. Here you will take a walk in the Botanical Garden and visit the Amber Museum, which is housed in the former palace of the Tiskevicius family. The tour continues to Kuldiga, known for the longest waterfall in the Baltic States and a whole series of interesting ensembles with buildings from different eras. After many impressions the tour continues to Riga, the capital of Latvia. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Riga

Today’s program includes an exploration tour of the former Hanseatic city of Riga. The beautiful city offers many attractions such as the Cathedral, the Blackhead House, St. Peter’s Church, the guilds houses, Riga Castle, the complex of buildings called "Three Brothers" and impressive Art Nouveau district. Of course, the tasting of the legendary Riga balsam must not be missed. The afternoon is at the guests' free disposal. Dinner at the local restaurant in Riga. Overnight stay.
Day 7: Riga - Gauja National Park - Saaremaa

Today you leave Riga and drive to the Gauja National Park, the largest national park in the Baltic States. Here you will visit the Turaida Museum Reserve with its medieval castle and the legendary Gutman’s Cave. The tour continues to the largest island of Estonia, Saaremaa, characterized by unique nature and traditions. Check-in at the hotel in Kuressaare. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Island exploration

During the grand tour of Saaremaa, you will get to know the island in all its aspects and learn all kinds of interesting and amusing things. You will visit the bishop’s fortress and its castle in Kuressaare, the windmills of Angla, the picturesque villages with traditional fishermen’s houses and walk along the spectacular cliffs of Panga. Dinner at the local restaurant in Kuressaare. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Saaremaa - Haapsalu - Tallinn

On the way to the mainland, you make a detour to the crater of Kaali, the first scientifically proven meteorite crater in Europe. Cross over by ferry and continue to Haapsalu.  With its beautiful avenues and narrow streets, a “pocket-sized” town hall, its colourful wooden houses, an Art Nouveau railway station from 1907 and castle ruins, Haapsalu is simply a great little town, which you will explore during a walking tour. Afterwards, you will arrive to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and reach your hotel. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Tallinn

During a guided tour of Tallinn, you will experience the most famous sights of the former Hanseatic city up close. Medieval churches and warehouses, Gothic merchants and guilds’ houses, the city wall and fortified towers, the narrow, winding alleys – will discover Tallinn from its most beautiful side. In the early afternoon, you will go on an exciting adventure to the baroque palace Kadriorg with its rose garden and the legendary Song Festival Grounds. Dinner at a local restaurant in Tallinn. Overnight stay.
Day 11: Lahemaa National Park

Today is dedicated to spectacular nature as you travel to Lahemaa National Park. Here you can expect a hike through the high moor, stony coastal landscapes with interesting bays and the captain’s village Käsmu with its white houses. Afterwards, you will visit the former Palmse Manor and get a vivid impression of the life of the Baltic nobility. You will have opportunity for a lunch break in an ancient tavern of Viitna. After all the discoveries and sightseeing you drive back to Tallinn. Regional dishes will be served as a special farewell dinner.  Overnight stay at a hotel in Tallinn.
Day 12: Journey home

The great Baltic round trip is coming to an end. Breakfast and farewell from your tour guide. Depending on the flight connection, you will have free time until the transfer to Tallinn Airport. Return flight.
The following services are included in the price:
  • 11 nights with breakfast in the Baltic hotels
  • 1 dinner in the hotel restaurant on the day of arrival
  • 1 farewell dinner in Tallinn
  • 12 days English-speaking tour guide from Vilnius to Tallinn
  • 12 days comfortable coach from Vilnius to Tallinn
  • Ferry and ecological fees to the Curonian spit
  • Ferry fees to the island of Saaremaa
  • Entrance fees to museums according to the program
Complete tour price on request.

The price will be calculated within the concrete travel details, depending on the travel date, availability of flights, number of participants and location/category of the accommodation. Programme changes are possible according to your travel wishes. We will be happy to provide you with your personal flight offer. Please contact us and let us know your wishes.

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