Baltic capitals and Lithuanian seacoast tour

10 days / 9 nights tour

Most of the Baltic tours concentrate on Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn to save time and seeing the most promoted sites of Baltic countries. There are much more things to see and do in this area.

In this tour we added visit to Lithuanian seaside to see more nature and exclusive places that not many foreign tourists would see. Curonian spit (Neringa) with its fishermen villages, golden dunes, wooden sculptures gives visitors relaxation, Amber museum in Palanga features exclusive collection of Baltic amber including world's second largest piece of raw amber. Take this tour and you will remember it for rest of your life.

Day 1: Arrival to Tallinn. Accommodation in a hotel of your choice.

Day 2: Morning tour of Tallinn, visit to Rocca al Mare Ethnographic museum.

Day 3: Day excursion to Lahemaa National Park.

Day 4: Leave Tallinn for Riga with an en route stop at Gauja National Park.

Day 5: Morning tour of Riga. Afternoon free.

Day 6: Departure to Klaipeda with an en route stop at the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace.

Day 7: Visit to Curonian Spit with a stop in Nida and Juodkrante.

Day 8: Departure to Vilnius via Kaunas.

Day 9: Vilnius city tour.

Day 10: Departure.

Day 1: Arrival in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Morning city tour features the most impressive tourist attractions of Tallinn, one of the purest medieval towns in the Northern Europe and includes a visit to Rocca-al-Mare Ethnographic Museum, showing the life style of 18-19th century. Your afternoon is free for independent activities.

Day 3: Full day tour to Lahemaa National Park to enjoy Estonia’s natural beauty as well its historical, archaeological and cultural heritage. Visit to 18th century Palmse manor shows furniture of the period, 17th century distillery, hotel and granary.

Day 4: Leave Tallinn for Riga, the capital of Latvia and while en route stop at the National Park of Gauja to visit the 13th century Turaida Castle, Gutmanis cave - the largest cave in Latvia steeped in legends and tales, and other notable landmarks. Upon arrival in Riga, settle in at your hotel.

Day 5: Morning walking tour of the Old Town of Riga gives you a sense of stepping back in time: narrow cobblestone streets of the old Hanseatic city, the grandeur of the Dome Cathedral, Lutheran spires dominating the townscape, and the Jugendstil (art nouveau) city centre. The rest of the day is free to enjoy this bustling town on your own.

Day 6: Departure to Klaipeda, just 300 km away, the only seaport of Lithuania with an en route stops at Rundale Palace, the most beautiful Baroque palace in Latvia, and then over the Lithuanian border, at the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, a holy site with thousands of crosses testifying to Lithuanians strong will and faith. Enjoy an overnight stay in Klaipeda on arrival.

Day 7: Spend the day sightseeing and enjoying the tranquility of Lithuanian seaside resort located on the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO National Heritage site and National Park. Walk on the Hill of Witches at the fishing village of Juodkrante, enjoy an unforgettable view from the majestic 60 meter high seashore dunes and visit Thomas Mann’s summer house in Nida.

In the afternoon, we return to the mainland and drive to Palanga located just 25 km away from Klaipeda, a popular resort with wonderful sand beaches and parks. The Amber Museum is the best place to learn the history of amber, often called Baltic gold.

Day 8: Departure to Vilnius with en route stop in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest town and the capital of the country between the World Wars. Short tour of the Old Town of Kaunas with its impressive Town Hall Square, the 14th century Cathedral, and 15-18th century churches, the Perkunas (Thunder) House. Overnight in Vilnius

Day 9: Morning tour of Vilnius features the jewels of Vilnius architecture - St. Peter and Paul’s Church, St. Anne’s Church, Gates of Dawn with its miraculous icon of The Virgin Mary, the University campus and the Cathedral Square. Tour to Trakai in the afternoon, the medieval capital of Lithuania, now famous for its impressive 15th century red-brick Trakai Castle set on an island in lake Galve.

Day 10: Departure.

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