A fast-paced adventure combining beautiful stays in Baltic capital cities and scenic visits of natural highlights
8 days / 7 nights / 1240 km / HB
Vilnius (1) – Kaunas (1) – Klaipeda (1) – Riga (2) – Tallinn (2)
Day 1: Vilnius (5 km)
Arrival to Vilnius airport, meet&greet and transfer (20 min) to the selected hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2: Vilnius to Kaunas via Trakai (130 km)
HD sightseeing tour of Vilnius (bus and walking) including the Cathedral (entrance), Gediminas Castle and Avenue, St. Peter & Paul’s Church (entrance), the UNESCO Old Town with the Gates of Dawn, Town Hall, Jewish Quarter, Castle Street, Presidential Palace, St. Anne’s Church, Uzupis Republic and Vilnius University (entrance). Continuation to Trakai to visit the Trakai Island Castle (entrance) and walk along the wooden old town and lakeshore. Afternoon drive to Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city on River Nemunas. Sightseeing tour of the Old Town with Kaunas Castle, Town Hall, Perkunas House, Cathedral (entrance) and Vilniaus str. continuing onto the New Town with its landmark Freedom Avenue, St. Michael’s Church and modernist facades. Check-in for a one night stay in Kaunas.
Day 3: Kaunas to Klaipeda via Curonian Spit (330 km)
Westbound drive to reach Klaipeda and continue by ferry onto the Curonian Spit National Park space (entrance), a UNESCO-listed sandy peninsula on the Baltic Sea, famous for Europe’s tallest sand dunes, fishermen villages and beautiful pine forests. HD sightseeing tour including the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante, Parnidis Dune and the wooden old town in Nida. Late afternoon arrival to Klaipeda for a panoramic drive around the city centre and a walk in the lovely Old Town. Check-in for a one-night stay in Klaipeda.
Day 4: Klaipeda to Riga via Palanga, Hill of Crosses & Rundale (350 km)
Morning departure towards Riga with a stop in Palanga (90 min: walk in the botanical garden and the sea- bridge), continuing to the Hill of Crosses (45 min) and Rundale (120 min: visit the Palace and Park). Late afternoon arrival to Riga for a two-night stay.
Day 5: Riga (20 km)
HD sightseeing tour of Riga (bus and walking) including the UNESCO Old Town with the City Hall, House of Blackheads, St. Peter’s Church, Convent Courtyard (entrance), Livonian Square, National Opera, Swedish Gates, Powder Tower, St. Jacob’s Church (entrance), Riga Castle, Freedom Monument and the Dome Cathedral (entrance), followed by a tour of the Art Nouveau District with a walk on Alberta Street admiring the facades. Afternoon visit to the Central Market (entrance) and panoramic drive outside the city centre.
Day 6: Riga to Tallinn via Gauja National Park & Parnu (380 km)
Morning departure to Tallinn with a tour of Gauja National Park (120 min: scenic drive in Gauja valley, stop at the Gutman Cave (entrance) and a visit to Turaida Castle (entrance)). Further drive towards Tallinn with a stop in Parnu (45min: walk around the picturesque old town). Late afternoon arrival to Tallinn for a two-night stay.
Day 7: Tallinn (20 km)
HD sightseeing tour of Tallinn (bus and walking) including Pirita Olympic Village and Song Festival Grounds followed by a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town with Toompea Fortress, Alexander Nevski Cathedral (entrance), Dome Cathedral (entrance), panoramic viewpoints, Pikk Street and its emblematic facades, Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and St. Catherine’s Guild (entrance). Afternoon excursion to Kadriorg to visit the Estonian Art Museum located in a baroque palace built by Peter the Great, followed by a walk in the park and gardens.
Day 8: Tallinn (5 km)
Transfer to Tallinn airport (20 min).