Baltic Highlights

from€1399
for 8 nights

This Travel Escapes tour brings you to three gems of the Baltic – Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn on an 8 night, 4-star touring holiday. Starting in Vilnius you will discover the history, sights & culture of these wonderful cities with experienced guides on what is sure to be a memorable experience.

What's Included
  • Flight Dublin to Vilnius
  • Airport transfer to hotel
  • 8 x overnights at centrally located 4-star hotels
  • 8 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne, cocktail or juice
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English speaking guide throughout
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
  • Tallinn –   Return flight to Dublin
  • Helsinki – Return direct flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges included
  • 1 checked bag 15kgs included per person.
Accommodation
Hotel Mercure Riga
Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva
Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia
Upgrade Options
Upgrade to deluxe 5* hotels – prices on request
Optional Excursions:
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas €40 pp - NEW TOUR
4-hour excursion to the Riga Motor museum €40 pp
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral: EUR 35.00 pp
4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum: EUR 40.00 pp
Latvian dinner at Restaurant Forest €40 pp
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Mailrahv €40 pp

Optional Extension - Helsinki:
When so close there’s a great opportunity to visit Finland. Includes:
Transfer to the port
Ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki and enjoy a refreshing tour through the Finnish archipelago.
On arrival transfer to hotel
Tour of Helsinki
2 nights in the 4 star Hotel Glo Art**** or similar.
Transfer to the airport
Flight to Dublin
Price – Call for details.
Prices
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Agent
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person (Full payment due if within 12 weeks)
Full payment due on confirmation
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Single room supplement €420 (deluxe €630)
Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares
FLIGHT TIMINGS are subject to change at any time until air tickets are issued.
Itinerary
Day 1

Vilnius, Lithuania

Fly direct Dublin to Vilnius with Ryanair. Arrival in Vilnius and transfer to the Radisson Blu Lietuva**** or similar. Overnight stay

Day 2

Vilnius, Lithuania

Day at leisure. Evening welcome meeting with tour leader (and champagne, cocktail or juice).

Day 3

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes 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 an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas.

Day 4

Riga, Latvia

Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Mercure Riga**** or similar.

Day 5

Riga, Latvia

Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon there is an optional visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. In the evening, enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest.

Day 6

Riga, Latvia

Before we get acquainted with Riga we’ll have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. The optional tour this morning takes us to the stunning scenery of the Gauja National Park and the town of Sigulda. We’ll listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida, and see Maja’s Tombstone, the ruins of the Episcopal Castle, the ruins of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword and the mysterious Gutman Cave before we return to Riga. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the ethnographical open air museum, a spacious exposition of the 18th century country life. The evening offers an optional organ concert at Dome Cathedral.

Day 7

Tallinn, Estonia

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort and a leisurely stroll along the beach. The rest of the day we go through the North Estonian land of forests to Tallinn, check-in at the Radisson Blu Olympia**** or similar.

Day 8

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to Kadriorg Palace and its art collections.  The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack.

Day 9

Tallinn, Estonia

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

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