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Baltic Capitals Explorer

Baltic Capitals Explorer

Baltic Capitals Explorer Overview

Make your way through the medieval capitals of the Baltics on this 8 day tour. Discover the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, explore the old town of Klaipeda, learn the history of St Peters church in Riga and marvel at the great Guild Hall in Tallinn.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights in 4 star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn.
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
  • Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius, Klaipeda and Riga
  • One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 8 included per booking.
  • All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles
  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The group can vary in size from 15 - 26 persons. Guiding may be in German in addition to English.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Lithuania and the capital Vilnius. Upon arrival at Vilnius airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at around 7pm.

Day 2

Vilnius - Klaipeda. Home to over 1,200 medieval buildings, 48 churches and famous for its medieval history, Vilnius is a beautiful capital and one that's bursting with fascinating stories. After breakfast we'll embark on a sightseeing tour of the highlights, visiting the old town we'll explore Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the Peter and Paul Church, St Anna's Church , the Old University and the Gates of Dawn. Departing Vilnius we'll continue to Trakai, the true medieval capital of Lithuania. Here we'll discover the magnificently well preserved 14th century Trakai Castle, impressively positioned on an island in Lake Galve.

Later this afternoon we head for our stop for the night, Klaipeda, a port city where the Baltic sea meets the Dane river.

Day 3

Today offers free time to explore Klaipeda at your own pace. Alternatively you can join a full day optional tour to the Curonian Split. This evening there will be the opportunity to join an optional Lithuanian dinner at the restaurant '19th Century'.

Day 4

Klaipeda - Samogitia National Park - Riga. This morning we discover the charming town of Klaipeda. It first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had for a long time before this been a German town with the name of Memel. Strolling through the old town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild house we reach the Theatre Square and the Aennchen Von Tharau Fountain.

Leaving Klaipeda we make our way to Samogitia National Park, here we'll discover the beautiful Lithuanian countryside and will take a peaceful walk around one of the lakes within the national park, Lake Plateliai. We'll then continue to Siauliai and the Hill of Crosses, one of the most revered and holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. Next we'll north and cross back into Latvia, arriving into Riga late this afternoon.

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