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Grand Capitals of the Baltic

Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia

from £1,249 per person
2 passengers 9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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A three-country tour

Medieval old towns, imposing castles and elegant waterside cities… this three-country tour gives you an unmissable opportunity to discover the intriguing history, culture and attractions of the Baltic. Journey from Lithuania, a country steeped in folklore, through the unspoilt Latvian countryside to Estonia, home to one of Europe’s most captivating capitals – Tallinn.

Including...

9 nights in hotels

14 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)

Excursions and visits

  • Guided walk in Vilnius
  • Tour of Ignalina Nuclear Plant
  • Visit to Sventes Manor Museum of Military Vehicles
  • Guided tour of Daugavpils
  • Riga walking tour
  • Sigulda sightseeing
  • Visit the Estonian National Museum
  • Local beer degustation at Valmiermuizas brewery
  • Explore the Lahemma National Park with dairy farm visit
  • Tallinn guided walk

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours


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Day 1 UK to Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Fly to Vilnius for a two-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Holiday Inn Vilnius (3Q+). Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner tonight. D


Day 2 Vilnius

The Cathedral Square, Vilnius

Vilnius is a visual record of Lithuania's history with an enviable collection of Gothic, baroque and neoclassical buildings in its UNESCO-listed old town. These include Cathedral Square, the Gate of Dawn, Gediminas Tower and a collection of contrasting churches. See the highlights on a guided walking tour this morning.

Later, perhaps head out of the city to visit 14-century Trakai Castle on an optional excursion. B


Day 3 Vilnius to Daugavpils, Latvia

Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Lithuania

After breakfast, begin your journey north into Latvia. En route visit the decommissioned Ignalina nuclear power plant for a guided tour. Whilst undergoing safe dismantling, the nuclear plant served as a filming location for the hit HBO television series, Chernobyl.

Continue to Svente Manor and the Museum of Military Vehicles, which houses an excellent collection of restored Soviet army equipment. On arrival in Daugavpils, transfer to the locally rated 3-star Park Hotel Latgola (3Q) for an overnight stay. B, D


Day 4 Daugavpils to Riga

Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils

Spend the morning in Daugavpils, Latvia’s second largest city. Take a walking tour of the city to learn of the city’s rich history which dates back to the 13th-century, then visit the renowned Mark Rothko Art Centre, a culture centre dedicated to contemporary art.

This afternoon, drive to Riga where you’ll spend the next two nights at the locally rated 4-star Radisson Blue Latvija (4Q). B


Day 5 Riga

Riga

The largest of the Baltic's capitals, the historic Hanseatic city of Riga is known as the ‘Paris of the Baltic’. Discover its historic UNESCO-listed old town on an included tour which will reveal Europe's most concentrated collection of Jugendstil art nouveau architecture and a handful of charming 19th-century wooden buildings. This afternoon, you can join an optional trip to Rundale palace, a baroque and rococo masterpiece. B


Day 6 Riga to Valmiera

Cēsis Castle, Latvia

Today you’ll journey north through Latvia towards the border. This morning's included excursion will take you into the 91,745-hectare Gauja National Park, pausing at the popular winter resort of Sigulda before touring 13th-century Turaida Castle. Continue to Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic and best preserved medieval castles in Latvia.

After exploring the picturesque ruins, drive to Valmiera where you’ll stay overnight at the locally rated 3-star Wolmar Hotel (3Q). Look forward to dinner and a local beer tasting session at the Valmiermuizas brewery. B, D


Day 7 Valmiera to Tartu, Estonia

Tartu, Estonia

Cross over the border into Estonia this morning to reach Tartu. The oldest city in the Baltic States, Tartu was established in 1030 and has changed hands many times. Today the city has a vibrant food scene, an elegant Old Town, and is home to the Estonian National Museum, which you’ll visit this afternoon. Stay overnight in Tartu at the locally rated 3-star Dorpat Hotel (3Q). B, D


Day 8 Tartu to Tallinn

Fishing village of Altja

Today, you will visit the picturesque Lahemma National Park, which is located on the north coast of Estonia. During your excursion, you’ll visit the fishing village of Altja, the popular resort of Vosu and a working dairy farm for a local cheese tasting.

Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, for a two-night stay at the locally rated 4-star L’Ermitage Hotel (3Q+). B, D


Day 9 Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn's main draw is its enchanting old town of cobbled streets that wind their way beneath a skyline of soaring turrets, towers and steeples. In contrast, the modern part of the city boasts shopping centres, high rise buildings, squares, restaurants and bars. Experience the UNESCO-listed quarter's magical quality on a tour this morning, then this afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring independently. Perhaps pause at one of the numerous al fresco cafes, or browse for unique handicrafts and souvenirs. B


Day 10 Tallinn to UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B


Grand Capitals of the Baltic

Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia

from £1,249 per person
2 passengers
9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Grand Capitals of the Baltic

Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia

from £1,249 per person
2 passengers
9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required