Discover the rich history and beautiful nature of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Explore the medieval sites, nature reserves and the famous, carefully restored manors. The Baltic capitals provide an alluring juxtaposition of old-world tranquillity with modern life, from medieval Vilnius to the cobblestone streets of Riga and photogenic Tallinn.
Day 1: Vilnius Arrive in Vilnius, Lithuania, and transfer to your hotel. Tour the most impressive sites of the old town; Vilnius Cathedral Basilica, Pilies Street, the Gothic architecture of the churches, the former marketplace, Vilnius University, and more.
Day 2: Trakai Castle After breakfast, embark on a half day tour to Trakai Castle. This reconstructed 14th century castle stands on an island in the middle of a large lake and houses a museum.
Day 3: Vilnius Enjoy a day at leisure to wander the cobblestone streets.
Day 4: Vilnius > Riga Depart for Latvia, stopping at the Hill of Crosses where millions of crosses and rosaries have been placed. Visit the 18th century Rundale Palace, the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia.
Day 5: Riga Today, take a private sightseeing tour of Riga, with its beautiful old town that is a living illustration of European history. Visit the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old guildhouses, Riga Castle, the Swedish gate, and the Art Nouveau buildings of Alberta street.
Day 6: Riga > Sigulda > Parnu Travel to Parnu via Sigulda, visiting Turaida Castle where you can look out at the wild beauty of the Turaida Nature Reserve.
Day 7: Parnu > Tallinn This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Parnu, a town full of parks, beaches, and health spas. Lunch time is at leisure, perhaps enjoying a spa treatment before transferring to Tallinn.
Day 8: Tallinn Join a sightseeing tour of Tallinn's old town. Visit guild houses, the Gothic Town Hall, and charming churches including the Alexander Nevski cathedral. Also visit the seaside area of Kadriorg and Pirita for the best beach in Tallinn.
Day 9: Lahemaa National Park Take a day trip in Lahemaa National Park. Enjoy a short walk along the 'beaver trail' at Oandu where you will see diverse plant and animal life. Visit beautiful manor houses of German families from the 18th century, and the idyllic captain's village of Kasmu to introduce you to Estonia's seafaring history.
Day 10: Tallinn After breakfast, transfer to the airport or ferry terminal.
• Tailor-made journey • 9 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary • 8 breakfasts
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Single pricing available on request.
Single pricing available on request.