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Best of Baltics

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The one that brings you the best bits of the Baltics, from breweries to gothic castles

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    9 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Max 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Pakruojo Dvaras, Vilnius, Valmiermuizas, Cesis, Jurgaiciai, Trakai

Best of Baltics

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the hip Telliskivi district
  • Orientation of medieval Tallinn
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Orientation of the compact university city of Tartu
  • Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Valmiermuiza Brewery
  • Locally guided tour and visit to medieval Cēsis Castle, one of Latvia’s best-preserved castles
  • Orientation of the cosmopolitan city of Riga
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site with a collection of 200,000 wooden crosses in Lithuania
  • Orientation of medieval Vilnius
  • Visit the 14th century Trakai Castle located on an island in Lake Galve, Lithuania

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Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    5 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay

About this trip

Looking for a European trip that's a bit out of the ordinary? The Baltics are packed with spectacular surprises around every corner. This one swings you from Tallinn through some Baltic highlights, with plenty of breweries, gothic castles, street art, gorgeous coastlines and buzzing uni towns along the way. History buffs - this one's for you; but it's fair to say it's got a little something for everyone.

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Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Tallinn

  2. 1 1 night

    Tartu

  3. via via

    Valmiermuizas

  4. via via

    Cesis

  5. 2 2 nights

    Riga

  6. via via

    Jurgaiciai

  7. 1 1 night

    Pakruojo Dvaras

  8. via via

    Trakai

  9. 1 1 night

    Vilnius

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DAY 1 - Arrive Tallinn

Tallinn

Welcome to Tallinn, Estonia's elegant capital. We'll let you explore this beautiful Baltic city for a few hours, after which our TM will give you an orientation tour, followed by a local dinner at F HOONE, with its menu of healthy but seriously delicious local delicacies.

Stay

Hotel Metropol (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the hip Telliskivi district

DAY 2 - Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn is all yours for the day, so go out and find out what makes this place so special. One of Europe's hidden gems, this early medieval era creation is now a fascinating mix of old and new.
With one of the best preserved old towns in the world, a charming coastline, and gothic towers scattered around, this city will win your heart in an instant.
Stop by the Estonian Open-Air Museum or take a walk to Toompea Hill for a chance to see the Old Town in all its splendour.

Stay

Hotel Metropol (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation of medieval Tallinn

DAY 3 - Tallinn to Tartu

Tallinn

This morning we're setting our sights on Tartu...

Tartu

...known for its prestigious 17th century university, upbeat nightlife and wealth of cultural activities.
Our trusted TM will give you an orientation of the city, after which you're free to explore. We'll meet up again for dinner to enjoy some local cuisine. Screen reader support enabled.

Stay

Hotel Tartu (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Orientation of the compact university city of Tartu

DAY 4 - Tartu to Riga via Valmiermuiža and Cēsis

Tartu

Tartu, it's been emotional, but today we're heading for Latvia.

Valmiermuizas

An iconic tour, tasting & lunch awaits at Valmiermuiža Brewery, where we'll become acquainted with the cornerstones of brewing beer.

Cesis

Next, we'll stop by to visit the Cēsis Castle, one of the most iconic and best preserved castles in Latvia.

Riga

Here we are in Riga! Enjoy a free evening around Latvia's capital, resting quietly on the Baltic Sea. Sitting at the border between tradition and cutting edge modernism, this city will no doubt charm you with its art nouveau architecture and vibrant nightlife.

Stay

Rixwell Old Town (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Valmiermuiza Brewery

  • Locally guided tour and visit to medieval Cesis Castle

DAY 5 - Riga

Riga

You've got beautiful Riga all to yourself today, so make the most of it! Take a stroll through the Old Town and discover the House of the Black Heads (a 14th century landmark), some of the many shops and restaurants that fill the cobblestoned streets and the timeless charm of a capital steeped in over 800 years of history.

Stay

Rixwell Old Town (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation of the cosmopolitan city of Riga

DAY 6 - Riga to Pakruojo Dvaras via Jurgaiciai

Riga

...and we're on the road again.

Jurgaiciai

Today we're visiting the Hill of Crosses, an epic site pilgrimage site which boasts a collection of over 200,000 ornate crosses, statues and effigies erected on a small hill in Northern Lithuania.

Pakruojo Dvaras

Then it's onto our unique Special Stay, the Pakruojo Dvaras, an elegant 16th century manor which will make us feel like we've stepped back in time.

Stay

Pakruojo Dvaras

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the Hill of Crosses, a pilgrimage site with a collection of 200,000 wooden crosses in Lithuania

DAY 7 - Pakruojo Dvaras to Vilnius via Trakai

Pakruojo Dvaras

Today we're setting off for Vilnius, with a stop at somewhere pretty special...

Trakai

Welcome to Trakai Castle, a 14th century fortress built on an island on the glittering Lake Galve. This place looks just like a fairytale, so cameras at the ready…

Vilnius

We’ll then have the afternoon to ourselves to explore all that Vilnius has to offer: its baroque architecture and cobblestoned streets - as well all that amazing street art.

Stay

Domus Maria Monastery

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation of medieval Vilnius

  • Visit the 14th century Trakai Castle located on an island in Lake Galve, Lithuania

DAY 8 - Depart Vilnius

Vilnius

...and this is where our journey sadly ends. Exchange contact information with your fellow travellers, who have now probably become friends. Time to lock in your next adventure!

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