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Choose between all-inclusive city breaks in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaunas, a great variety of escorted Pan-Baltic itineraries, luxury breaks and short holidays or self-driven car tours.
All itineraries can be booked in hand-picked local hotels, guesthouses and b&b’s. Some itineraries are based on specific hotels and include lunches and/or dinners. We offer guiding in over 10 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish and Japanese, among other.
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A less ordinary itinerary for design, food and urban culture art connoisseurs willing to get acquainted with local life and experience Baltics with a local expert in each city, showing you around, taking you to cool places and chatting on interesting topics.
Arrival to Vilnius airport or railway station and transfer to your trendy Comfort Hotel, located in the transforming Newtown area of Vilnius. The once- booming industrial and residential district is home to many old factories converted to loft housings and clubs, galleries and quirky restaurants. Time at leisure to get used to city’s pulse. Your evening walk with a local expert will get you acquainted with city’s sights, facades and people. Your first dinner is hosted at the trendy gourmet bistro located in the area. The night will continue visiting a former railway union cultural palace, now a trending nightlife spot with artistic performances, an indoor skate park and a happening bar.
After breakfast (the hotel also features a cool gym) you will get to know the essence of Vilnius, undoubtedly the Easternmost city of the Western civilisation. Beginning with the Old Town you will visit the former Jewish quarter and ghetto, today home to designer galleries and delis. Your tour will feature a visit to the Contemporary Art Centre and selected design studios/shops. Time for lunch at in a happening restaurant, serving locally sourced produce. The afternoon is devoted to explore Uzupis, an independent artist republic with its own constitution and lifestyle. WWII ruins, Tibetan souvenirs, local artist galleries and one of region’s best beer joints. Tonight we invite you for a ‘treat-yo-self’ dinner in a local restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious meals. Enjoy a night stroll along the main party streets to get into some of the best courtyard bars and clubs.
After an early breakfast you will head to Vilnius coach terminal to catch the intercity Lux Express coach bound to Riga with free WiFi onboard. Upon arrival you will be met by your hip expert of Riga, spending some quality time with you and getting you acquainted with the city feel. You will begin Riga’s discovery with the Central Market and its new lunch spots. After a great lunch discover the newly rising Spikeri area and the Jewish heritage in Maskavas Forstate. You will then take the tram to the renowned Art Nouveau district, home to a variety of start-ups of the young entrepreneurs including bars, cafes, galleries and shops. Check-in to Albert Hotel for a two-night stay. Besides the great location, this Einstein-themed hotel offers smartly appointed rooms, a fabulous sky lounge where you will enjoy a welcome drink. Tonight’s dinner is at Galerija Istaba, a restaurant with daily changing menus and an art gallery. After dinner you will head to Kanepes Kulturas Centrs, a public place beloved by Riga’s creative youth. Occasionally holding arthouse movie screenings and exhibitions it is mostly known for its in-house democratic bar and a lovely courtyard.
On this leisurely morning you will explore the UNESCO-listed old town. Apart from the main sights your walk will include a visit to hidden courtyards and cobblestoned streets with quirky street art and eye- catching shop windows. The Dome Cathedral is definitely worth a visit, having one of Europe’s greatest organs, replicating the human voice. Lunch around the lovely Berga Bazars. A scenic tram ride gets you to Mezaparks, also known as Kaiserwald, which is an upscale residential area with stunning turn-of-the-century villas on the shores of Lake Kisezers. On the way back we will stop at the Miera street neighbourhood and the emerging former Tobacco Factory creative industry space. The dinner is at the local burger joint, Street Burgers, located on the corner of a random downtown parking lot. After a delicious low-key dinner we will be taking you to a local beer bar, an institution of its own.
After a great breakfast you will hop on the reliable Lux Express intercity coach bound to Tallinn. You will have plenty of time for a nap, to catch-up with friends via free WiFi or to sample Nordic landscapes with the Baltic seashore along the way. Upon arrival in Tallinn you will be met by our local hip Tallinn expert. Before indulging into Tallinn’s progressive lifestyle we would like to invite you for a relaxing lunch in the up&coming Rottermann area. The afternoon will be dedicated to the incredibly well preserved medieval old town. The Town Hall square is the major happening place, surrounded by sharp facades of former merchant warehouses and dwellings. Your stay can’t be more central when staying at the ParkInn Central hotel, your base for a two-night stay. A great summer evening in Tallinn welcomes you on a gourmet dining experience in the old town. Should it be a locally caught fish or organically grown beef, topping your dinner with a creative dessert and some good wine will make the evening a memorable experience. Why not extend it to a selected local bar serving a variety of local and imported liquids.
This late morning will get you acquainted with Kadriorg, a neighbourhood famous for its tsarist heritage, lush parks and wooden architecture. Our destination this morning is KUMU, the Estonian Art Museum housed in an award-winning building designed by Pekka Vapaavuori, a contemporary Finnish architect. The museum has a rich collection of Estonian romanticism, Soviet pop art and functionalism as well as contemporary masterpieces. You will then advance to the former seaplane harbour encompassing such great haunts as the Culture Kilometre art space, former Patarei prison, the monstrous Soviet-built City Hall and the Estonian Maritime Museum with lunch at the quirky museum cafe. The afternoon is devoted to explore the Telliskivi and Kalamaja areas of the town. Shunter depots, abandoned railways, wooden houses and a great variety of emerging young citizen start-ups. Dinner is served locally, in a resto-bar, followed by an after-dinner stop for digestives.
Depending on your flight/train/coach schedule, the morning is at leisure to enjoy breakfast and optional shopping in Tallinn. We’re talking elk and deer decorated sweaters, fancy shoes and sleek tableware. This itinerary is also available in a shorter weekend version (4 days). We also suggest staying one more night and getting onboard the high-speed ferry for a daytrip to Helsinki. Transfer to Tallinn airport/railway/coach terminal.
QUICK BALTIC VISIT
This quick weekend or weekday tour around the Baltics will get you acquainted with essential hits. Available throughout the year.
Arrival to Vilnius airport/railway/coach terminal and transfer to your hotel. Your guide welcomes you on a sightseeing tour of the Lithuanian capital featuring the stunning landmarks of the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Sights include the Gates of Dawn, Castle Street, Town Hall and the Cathedral. You will have time to explore the old Jewish quarter and spend the evening discovering city’s buzzing restaurants and bars.
This morning, after a brief tour of Vilnius’s New Town area, you will be heading to Lithuania’s medieval capital, Trakai, surrounded by over 15 glacier era lakes. A beautiful 15th century red brick castle on a lake island will get you familiarised with country’s medieval heritage. You will have time to enjoy a drink with a lake view. The day extends with a scenic drive towards Latvia, heading up further north. Upon entering another Baltic country we will stop at the Rundale Palace, a baroque masterpiece shaped by Hermitage’s architect Rastrelli. A nice tour of palace’s interiors and a glimpse to the rose garden. You will arrive to the busy Latvian capital in the evening hours. Be sure to have an evening walk around the beautiful old town.
The tour of Riga this morning includes a walk around the Hanseatic old town without missing the Dome Cathedral, cozy squares and narrow streets as well as the Gunpowder Tower, the National Opera and the Freedom Monument. You will also explore the unique Art Nouveau area with over 800 impressive facades. After the lunch break you will head to Tallinn taking the Baltic coastal highway. Before immersing into Estonia’s fairytale-like capital, you will stop in Parnu, a coastal town famous for its old town and sandy beach. The evening in Tallinn offers top-class dining and funky vibes at local bars.
A morning tour of Tallinn will surely answer why you have travelled this far to see the city. The amazing old town has been wonderfully preserved with defensive walls, towers, merchant houses and tall churches. After the tour you will be transferred to Tallinn’s airport/railway/coach terminal for a safe trip back home or beyond.
A great capital hopping on first class coaches, combined with private sightseeing and comfortable hotels. Excellent value for money and more freedom to explore the cities on your own.
Arrival to Vilnius airport. Greeting at the airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check-in, accommodation and time at leisure. Nicknamed as the Easternmost city of the Western Civilisation, Vilnius offers a unique ambience of East and West with its charming baroque old town, listed the World Heritage site by UNESCO. Scattered on 9 hills, it’s a city of believers with 48 churches, as well as of artists with their independent bohemian Uzupis Republic, whereas the noblemen have left a significant display of mansions and palaces.
Meeting with your local English-speaking guide for a joint discovery of the historical part of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital founded in 1323. A variety of cultures have contributed to city’s beauty and charm, most notably Lithuanians, Poles, Jews and Russians. Along with the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and St. Casimir’s Church, visit the Gates of Dawn, a sacred site for pilgrims and catholic believers. The Town Hall square boasts ancient guilds of foreign merchants, while the adjoining Jewish Quarter marks a vibrant past of the Jews, who made almost half of the city’s population until the WWII. Your tour continues with a visit to Vilnius University with its 16th century courtyards, frescoed study rooms and St. Johns’s church with a stunning organ. Continue visiting the red brick St. Ann’s church is considered a masterpiece of late Northern Gothic architecture and the majestic Cathedral square is a spacious esplanade with the Royal Palace of Lithuanian Grand Dukes, the Gediminas Castle and the Neoclassical Cathedral of St. Stanislas and St. Ladislas, known for the richly decorated St. Casimir’s chapel. The Gediminas Avenue offers many choices for grabbing lunch “a la locale” or enjoying a leisurely walk while window shopping.
The afternoon offers an optional tour to Trakai, Lithuania’s medieval capital located 27 kilometres West of Vilnius. Nowadays Trakai is a picturesque village surrounded by 15 crystal-clear lakes originating from the Ice Age. A walk through the old town of Trakai will showcase authentic wooden houses, inhabited by the karaites, an oriental ethnic minority with only 65 descendants in the village, yet still preserving their culture and religion with the Sunday school and the temple, known as kenesa. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the famous insular castle, located one of the islands of Lake Galve. The 15th century red brick castle is now open as a history museum dedicated to the medieval glory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Spending an evening in Vilnius means a relaxing break in one of many inner courtyards, converted into open-air cafes and restaurants offering al fresco dining. A pleasant stroll along the narrow streets of the old town with shops open till late can nicely extend to a great time in local bars and food joints, where Lithuanians make the most of the potato, a national vegetable Lithuanians take pride in preparing.
The morning is at your disposal. We suggest a visit the the stunning KGB museum, a unique site located in former KGB headquarters. The museums displays a historical exhibition about the WWII and Lithuania’s fate during and after the war, under the Soviet Union. The former KGB prison is now available to visit with the infamous imprisonment and execution cells open for visitors.
At noon transfer to the coach terminal to board the first class coach bound for Riga. The comfortable journey offers great views of the Baltic countryside with quaint meadows, dense forests and small villages. Feel free to enjoy the complimentary services on board, such as WiFi, coffee, tea, newspapers and lavatories. Arrival to Riga in the late afternoon, welcome at the coach terminal and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check-in and accommodation, time at leisure. The Latvian capital Riga, once the 3rd richest city in the Russian Empire, has preserved its grandeur reflecting in nowadays lifestyle: friendly and stylish locals stroll on large boulevards with stunning facades and large shop windows.
Breakfast buffet at your hotel restaurant. Meeting with your local English-speaking guide to discover Riga, the largest city of the Baltic States with 800 thousand inhabitants. Your tour begins in the Art Nouveau district. This turn-of-the century style dominates in the central part of Riga with over 800 richly appointed facades. Alberta and Elizabetes streets reveal the buildings designed by Mikhail Eisenstein, an architect and a son to Sergey Eisenstein, the famous Russian filmmaker. The Old Riga, founded in 1201 by the Bishop Albert from Bremen, is surrounded by a picturesque canal and counts a handful of sights not to be missed: the Dome Cathedral with its great organ and the cloister, the St. Peters’s church, the Town Hall square and the House of Blackheads, the castle of Riga, St. John’s and Convent courtyards, the National Opera and the Swedish quarter with the Powder Tower, the Swedish Gate and Jacob’s barracks.
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Jurmala, a renowned coastal resort situated 25 kilometres from Riga. Bordered by pine trees, the 30km-long sandy beach attracts both local and foreign holidaymakers. Take a stroll on the pedestrian Jomas street surrounded by wooden art nouveau summerhouses. The evening extends with numerous cultural and culinary experiences.
The National Opera is open in summer with a great repertoire of opera and ballet, the beer gardens of the old town are inviting for a drink accompanied by live music, whereas great restaurants offer Latvian speciality menus.
The morning is at your disposal. We suggest visiting the famous Central Market, set on a plot of 7 hectares with the covered part installed in 5 hangars, previously used at a military base to park the zeppelins of the WWI. Latvian specialities include cottage cheese, hemp butter and sprats, a local fish delicacy. At noon transfer to the coach terminal to board the first class coach bound for Tallinn. The comfortable journey offers great views of the Baltic coast. Feel free to enjoy the complimentary services on board, such as WiFi, coffee, tea, newspapers and lavatories. Arrival to Tallinn in the late afternoon, welcome at the coach terminal and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check-in and accommodation, time at leisure. The medieval flair reigns in Tallinn, the Estonian capital on the Baltic Sea. Among its highlights are medieval sandstone dwellings, stalls of nordic sweaters and authentic restaurants offering Middle Age menus.
Meeting with your local English-speaking guide to discover the Old Tallinn, a surprisingly well-preserved medieval city divided into Toompea, or the Upper town and Reval, the Lower town. Visit Toompea with its fortress and the tower of Hermann, the Parliament and the impressive Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevski. Interior visit of the Dome Cathedral, know for its decorated tombstones and wooden emblems, crafted by a local sculptor Akkerman. Possibility to climb to the tower for a stunning view of Tallinn’s red roofs and the Gulf of Finland criss-crossed by ships. Upon descent to the Lower town you will see the beautiful facades on Pikk street, the church of the Holy Spirit and the Town Hall square with its 15th century Town Hall and the old pharmacy. A walk through St. Catherine’s passage and then along the city walls will take you to the Gates of Viru, the ending point.
The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Kadriorg and Pirita. The tour includes a panoramic tour visiting the Song Festival Grounds where the Singing Revolution was born, the town of Pirita with its beaches, St. Bridget’s convent and the Olympic Harbour where the 1980 Moscow Olympics were held, as well as the area of Kadriorg with its park and the famous palace built by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine I, today an art museum. A guided visit to the palace is included. The evening offers a gastronomic journey in a variety of restaurants specialising in Baltic Sea fish and Estonian forest game dishes. The night can easily extend in Tallinn’s lively bars.
Transfer to Tallinn’s airport, ferryport or railway station.
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