BALTIC EXPLORER

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania exude a very special charm and a high degree of authenticity and hospitality. This Baltic tour takes you along the former trade route and includes many Baltic classics, also the 3 amazing Baltic Capitals!

First on the tour is a visit to Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. There are plenty of sights to see and not to be missed is the panoramic view of Tallinn’s old town from the observation deck “Kohtuotsa” on the North side of the hill of the Cathedral Mountain – also known as Toompea.
 
Continue via the charming university and commercial city of Tartu, the oldest city of the Baltic region and known as the “spiritual center” of the Baltic countries, past the Guaja Nationa Park to the Latvian capital of Riga. With over 700,000 inhabitants Riga is far the biggest of the Baltic cities. A stroll through the unique Art Noveau district should not be missed nor should a tour of the old town of Riga.

A visit to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a city that in many respects is still a hidden gem – and the portside city of Klaipeda round off this magnificent tour of the Baltic countries.

 

DURATION:
7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE:
DAILY FROM 15.05-15.09 2021

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Day 1: Tallinn
The tour starts in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which has a very beautiful and preserved medieval city wall. Picturesque historical buildings, exciting museums such as the KGB Museum which provides information about the soviet secret service, and cozy street cafés make Tallinn a unique experience. 

Day 2: Tallinn – Tartu
Drive to Tartu, the second largest city in the country. Depending on your mood an alternative to the shortest route is a detour to via Lahemaa National Park located 40 km east of Tallinn. In the university town of Tartu a stroll through the enchanting botanical garden and the old town is highly recommended. 

Day 3: Tartu – Riga
The journey continues either to the coast of the Riga Bay or via the Guaja National Park. A stopover at Sigulda or and Cesis is recommended, as is a visit to the Ligatne Caves or Turaida Castle in the Guaja National Park. A tour of Riga’s famous Art Noveau district and a canal tour on the Daugava River should not be missed while visiting the Latvian capital! 

Day 4: Riga – Vilnius
The route via Bauska and Siauliai to Vilnius is recommended. Bauska is home to the famous Rundale Palace, also known as the “Versailles of the North”. Continuing via Siauliai, home to the “Hill of Crosses” on which there are countless crosses of materials and sizes. The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius is one of the most original in the Baltic States and impresses with many beautiful buildings built in the Baroque style. 

Day 5: Vilnius – Klaipeda
Today its via Kaunas to Klaipeda. We recommend a detour to Trakai to visit the famous 14th century moated castle. In the port city of Klaipeda, the day can be concluded with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful old town with its lovingly restored half timber houses. 

Day 6: Klaipeda & the Curonian Spit 
Today we recommend an excursion to the Curonian Spit. A small ferry takes you to the almost 100 kilometer long headland, which houses the Great Dune at Nidden, one of the largest dunes in Europe. A visit to the Thomas Mann Museum is also worthwhile. Here the write wrote his romantic trilogy Joseph and his brothers. 

Day 7: Individual Return Journey