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Baltic Rhapsody, Premium Series

Category: Private Tours

 

 

 

 

Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn · 7 Days  |  Premium Series 

A privately Guided tour 

 


This is an upgraded version of The Baltic Rhapsody, Classic, with a wealth of added features and sights included  

 

 

Departures: Any day of the year

Best time to travel: Mid-May through late September

The tour operates in either direction



The tour takes you through the three Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, - each with its own distinctive cultural traditions and historical heritage.

Besides traditional features, the tour includes services of an expert Escort guide when you travel by car between the three capitals and covering almost 700 km across the Baltic states.

You will be delighted to explore Latvia's stunning Gauja National park with its historical Turaida Castle, and a visit to a quaint town of Sigulda.

You will also visit the splendid Rundale Palace outside of Riga.

En route to Tallinn you visit a charming resort town of Parnu in Estonia.

 

Tour Features:

 Accommodations at central 4-star hotels in Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn, breakfast & taxes

 Services of an Escort English-speaking guide for transportation, Vilnius -Riga -Tallinn 

Sightseeing program:

     a private City Highlights tour in Vilnius
     a private City tour of Riga 
     a private City tour of Tallinn 

     A stopover en route from Vilnius to Riga at the Hill of Crosses
     Tour of Rundale Palace
     a visit to Latvia's Gauja National Park
     Tour of Sigulda town with Turaida Castle and environs
     A stopover in resort town of Parnu, Estonia   


 Transportation Vilnius - Riga (295 km); Riga - Tallinn (315 km), via Gauja National Park, town of Sigulda and a resort town of Parnu, by a chauffeured car or van, with an Escort English-speaking guide 

Entrance fees to museums and sights featured as inside visits

  

 

 

Itinerary: 

 

Day 1 Arrive in Vilnius:
 

 Arrive in Vilnius, a medieval capital of Lithuania. Transfer and check-in at Artis Centrum Hotel **** (or similar) for a 2 nights' stay

 

Day 2 In Vilnius: Sightseeing
 

In the morning get a close view of the monumental sights of Vilnius, the Baltic beauty, also described as a spider web of cobbled streets snaking amid some of the world’s most fantastic baroque churches.
Your 3-hour guided sightseeing includes a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of the Old Town, - the largest in Europe - with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter-and-Paul Church, St. Anne's church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight

 

Day 3 Vilnius - Riga | 300 km, by car
 

Travel approx. 300 km by car through the rolling hills of South Latvia to reach the sophisticated Capital of Latvia, Riga. En route visit the Hill of Crosses, the pilgrimage center in Lithuania, 12 km north of Siauliai.  

Today's highlight is a visit of the splendid Rundale Palace, the masterpiece of Baroque & Rococo art in Latvia
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Rundale Palace, Latvia
The palace was designed by a famous Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in the 18
th century as a summer residence of the Duke of Courland


Designed by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli - famous for
the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof in Russia, - this is quite simply one of the most stunning buildings in the Baltics, and makes a fantastic day for a day trip before reaching Riga.

 

Founded over 800 years ago, Riga is the largest and the most cosmopolitan of the three Baltic capitals. 
Upon arrival in Riga, check-in at the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel **** or similar. Balance of day at leisure 

 

Day 4

In Riga: Sightseeing 

 

Today enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of ancient Riga. It includes driving and walking along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theater, the Fine Arts Museum, The Daugava river with its bridges. A walking part of your tour takes you around the Old Town, a wealth of historic buildings and architectural designs.
It includes viewing Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peters Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds, the Freedom Monument.  

Riga is also an architectural treasure: you will see for yourself that the ancient Riga is stunningly diverse in architectural styles.

It has one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in the whole of Europe. Balance of the day at leisure. 
Overnight

 

Day 5 Riga - Tallinn | by car, 315 km 
 

In the morning leave hospitable Riga and drive along the coastal highway to Tallinn, with a visit to Latvia's stunning Gauja National Park and a stopover in Estonia's resort town of Parnu.

Gauja National Park, Latvia The Highlight of the day is a visit to Latvia's stunning Gauja National Park, known as the Latvian Switzerland, explore the charming town of Sigulda and the Turaida Castle. 

The Gauja National Park boasts unique landscapes, the largest Devonian rock outcrops – sandstone precipices, rocks, caves and monuments of culture and history. There are over 500 monuments of history and culture – hill forts, stone castles, churches, manors, water and windmills. You will visit one of them, the Turaida Castle. 

  In the afternoon, arrive in Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia, on Estonia's northern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Often called a natural meeting point between East and West. 
Tallinn has been a trading port for many centuries, and was a major city in the medieval Hanseatic League. Check-in at the cozy My City Hotel **** (or similar) in Tallinn's Old Town. Balance of day at leisure 

Day 6 In Tallinn, Sightseeing:   
 

Tallinn is a sightseer's paradise. Today your guide will invite you to explore the city's most important sights on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old Town. Stroll through beautiful cobble-stoned streets, enjoy the wealth of Tallinn's medieval architecture and the enchanting feel of the town. 
From Toompea, the Castle hill, you have a magnificent view over the city and the Baltic Sea. From Toompea Hill view the Baroque Toompea Castle, now the residence of the Estonian Parliament. 
Walk along Tallinn’s medieval cobblestone streets and see the Gothic St. Mary’s Cathedral. Enjoy a magnificent view over the Lower Town rooftops from Toompea viewpoint. 
In Lower Town view the exterior of the Gothic Town Hall, being among the best in Europe. Overnight

 

Day 7

Tallinn, See You Again 

  After breakfast your tour ends. Transfer to airport is included

 

 

 

Tour Prices:

based on 2 persons traveling together: $ 2,395 per person, twin share

based on 6 persons traveling together: $ 1,575 per person, twin share 

 

 We pay a special attention to a choice of hotels we use:

all are homely, nicely located in the old part of the cities, in authentic surroundings, making your stay even more enjoyable

 

 

 

 

 

 
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