Stunning Baltics

Duration

7 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Tallinn

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Tallinn; Parnu; ; Sigulda; Salaspils; Riga; Rundale; Vilnius

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Welcome to Europamundo! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT: -Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.
- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.
-OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: During your trip, it´s likely that your guide will offer you optional activities. If these activities are available in the Europamundo app or through your "My Trip" link, we strongly recommend that, if interested, you book them well in advance to ensure availability. Waiting until the last minute often means missing out on the opportunity to participate (due to lack of tickets, coach seats, etc).
Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.
Tallinn – The capital of Estonia, a country with strong Scandinavian influence and a language similar to Finnish, is a wonderful city, whose medieval centre is still intact.
09.00hrs- We will participate in a sightseeing tour through the city streets, and admire its walls, churches, squares and mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions.
Free time in the afternoon.
Total distance: 365 km.

Scenery: Extensive plains covered with woods and small towns on the way.

08:00 hrs. - Tallinn – Departure-. Crossing forests and plains.
10:00 hrs. - Parnu.- A popular spa city where we will stop for coffee in the city center.
11:00 hrs. - Parnu – Departure-. We cross the border to LATVIA and make a short stop near a beach on the Baltic coast. We will pass through attractive scenery with hills and forests and Gauja National park.
14:00 hrs. - Turaida Castle and National Park. We include the entrance to this impressive medieval fortress and its enormous park.
15:30 hrs. - departure.
16:00 hrs. - Sigulda . Tourist center, beautiful town, where you can have a walk.
17:00 hrs. - Sigulda - departure. 17:45 hrs. - Salaspils Memorial - a short distance from Riga we visit the memorial, located in what was a concentration camp during the Nazi period, since 1967 it has been one of the largest monumental complexes in Europe that commemorate the victims of this regime.
18:45 hrs. - departure.
20:00 h. - Riga – Arrival-.
Note: depending on the time of the year and sunlight, the visit to the Salaspils memorial might take place on Sunday, before arriving in Riga, or on Tuesday, when leaving the city.
In the morning we will have a city tour of Riga , the capital city of Latvia and the most populated city from among the Baltic countries. The city is known not only for its cultural town center but, also for its medieval old town, its Art Nouveau architecture and its well-preserved vestiges from the country´s time under the Soviet rule. Free time during the afternoon.
Total distance: 410 km.

Scenery: Extensive plains with farmlands .
08:30 h. - Riga –Departure-. Extensive plains of Latvia.
10:00 h. – Rundale Palace .- Admission to this huge palace is included. It was built at the same time as the city of St. Petersburg. We will visit the interior of the palace and its gardens.
11:15 h. - Rundale Palace –Departure-.We leave for LITHUANIA, a country with a strong Catholic influence.
12:15 h. - Kryziu Kalnas (Hill of crosses) . This impressive hill has thousands of crosses, which speak of the Catholic legacy of this country, which was for many years under the rule of the Soviet Union (the regime that repressed Catholicism). Perhaps you would like to leave a cross there? Today is Sunday, a particularly interesting day to visit it.
13:00 h. - Kryziu Kalnas –Departure-. We travel to the center of Lithuania, to the industrial regions of Panevezys.
17:00 hrs. - Trakai- A beautiful castle located on an island in the middle of a lake. This is a memorable site, with the castle on the lake, the village with its wooden houses on the bank and forests.
18:30 hrs .- we continue to the neighboring city of Vilnius.
19.00 hrs. - Vilnius –Arrival-. We recommend strolling through its beautiful old town.
Note : Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
Vilnius.- Sightseeing tour of the city erected on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). Its baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets in the centre, its 1200 medieval houses. Free time in the afternoon.
After breakfast, end of our services.
Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

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