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Beauty of the Baltic States

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
11 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 218 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • View impressive Baroque Architecture in Vilnius
  • Visit Trakai Castle, an enchanting medieval style castle
  • Visit splendid Rundale Palace, a baroque-style palace filled with opulent rococo furnishings
  • View the magnificent Dome Cathedral 
  • Visit the ornate Russian Orthodox Dome Church 
  • See the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Enjoy as a local expert leads you on a sightseeing tour of former East-Berlin.

Short Description

Enjoy Baltic States & Berlin guided trip by visiting Rundale Palace , Dome Cathedral and many other attractive places also have an opportunity of cultural evening activities.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Vilnius
End City Tallinn

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via Finnair
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Europe transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • English-speaking Tour Director

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your fascinating sojourn to the Baltic Coast begins as you depart this evening on your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Arrive Vilnius (Lithuania)

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Novotel Hotel

Welcome to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. You are escorted to your hotel located within an easy walk to the old town. All around, you’ll witness the signs of a city and country prospering anew after years in the shadow of the Soviet Union. This evening, savor a welcome dinner at a cozy local restaurant. Novotel Hotel.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast

Boasting some of northern Europe’s most impressive Baroque architecture, central Vilnius skyline is adorned with domes and belfries. On the ground, you’ll discover a maze of winding narrow alleys lined with 18th century buildings with archways leading to cobbled yards. On a guided morning walking tour of Old Vilnius see Cathedral Square and the impressive Gedimino Tower. Later, visit the grounds of Vilnius University with its imposing inner courtyard; view the pristine Presidential Palace and see St. Anna church, a gem of gothic architecture. Afternoon is at your leisure and you may wish to visit the old Jewish Quarter, former home to one of Europe’s largest, most prosperous Jewish communities. You may also relax at one of the many outdoor cafes and admire Vilnius’ thriving cultural diversity.

Day 4: Trakai Excursion

Meals: Breakfast

As you travel west of the city today, view the Television Tower, symbol of Lithuania’s fight for independence. Proceed to Trakai, an enchanting medieval style castle, idyllically surrounded by emerald-green lakes. Tour the castle, now a museum, and admire the exhibits displaying treasures from the period when Lithuania ruled a vast area stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Upon returning to Vilnius this afternoon, enjoy leisure time for independent exploration.

Day 5: Vilnius/Rundale/Riga

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Latvija

The pastoral countryside unfolds as you depart for Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia. En route, visit splendid Rundale Palace, a baroque-style palace filled with opulent rococo furnishings. Continue to your next stop, the Hill of Crosses, a memorable photo opportunity of the thousands of crosses placed on a hill. Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, declaring a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. Arrive in Riga later this afternoon and settle in your centrally located hotel. Tonight you are our guest for a special dinner. Radisson Blu Latvija

Day 6

Meals: Breakfast

Explore the treasures of this Baltic tour gem, boasting distinctive medieval and art nouveau architecture. A local expert leads you on a tour of the well-preserved and lovingly restored Old Town. Here view the magnificent Dome Cathedral and the Powder Tower and walk through the maze of old, narrow cobblestone streets. In your free afternoon, the Old Town will delight you with colorfully restored merchant’s residences, cozy beer cellars, bustling cafes, shops and galleries.

Day 7

Meals: Breakfast

Join a guided walking tour to discover the impressive Art Nouveau district. Here, view a large number of buildings constructed in the early 20th century and adorned with elaborate decorations. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace. You may wish to visit the central market or one of the fascinating museums.

Day 8

Meals: Breakfast

As you depart Riga today, proceed across the border to Estonia and journey along the unspoiled Baltic Coast to Parnu, a lovely seaside resort. Arrive in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.

Day 9

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Tallinn is certain to enchant any visitor! Thick ancient walls surround this medieval port town. The winding cobblestone streets are filled with old red-tiled roof houses and distinctive medieval age buildings. Your guided morning tour begins in the Upper Old Town where Tallinn was founded in the 12th century. Here, you may enjoy a breathtaking view of the attractive rooftops. Visit the ornate Russian Orthodox Dome Church before descending to the Lower Old Town where you’ll see the medieval Town Hall and bustling Town Hall Square. The afternoon offers plenty of opportunities to discover on your own. Savor the unique atmosphere and wander the narrow alleys filled with cafes, restaurants and inviting shops and galleries. This evening delight in a sumptuous dinner at a famous local medieval-themed restaurant.

Day 10: Tallinn

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today visit the Estonian Open Air Museum to be able to experience rural Estonia filled with recreated 18th – 20th century villages. This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Day 11: Tallinn/USA

Meals: Breakfast

Board your return flight. Your amazing journey ends as you arrive in New York later today

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Didn't want another week to end without informing you about the absolutely wonderful vacation of a lifetime in Abu Dhabi and Dubai! I cannot express in words the extraordinary tour our group experienced. From the beginning until the actual date of our trip (April 2-10, 2018) my experience with Smartours was phenomenal. Suzanne was wonderful in working with me for my birthday celebration group! She kept us on task and on time with deadlines, And even when it seemed I wasn't going to have enough for the private group, she encouraged me, going the extra mile to make it happen! Once we arrived, our tour director (Mohammed Saleem) went above and beyond providing our group with exceptional service! He represented Smartours with skill and expertise. He shared his impressive knowledge of culture and history of the region and encouraged us to ask questions about things we didn't understand. He was patient and kept us together and made sure no one was left behind, and that was no easy task. My travel group was consisted of people of all ages, some in their 20's, 30's, 50's, 60's and 70's. Having the right tour director can make a trip fun and exciting or dull, boring and frustrating. Mohammed was outstanding in engaging everyone in our group. He was truly the best Tour Director "In the WORLD" (inside joke).I highly recommend taking a PRIVATE group on this excursion. It is truly a wonderful opportunity. We have made new friends and created memories that will last a lifetime! Don't be surprised when you receive a lot of inquiries about other groups wishing to go to Dubai! I have passed along your information to everyone who asks! Thank you Smartours!
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Optional Activities

Optional tours

Rumsikes open air museum

Vilnius from $ 50.41 per person

Travel outside Vilnius to the Rumsikes Open Air Museum where you’ll be able to enjoy cultural exhibits and learn more about daily life in Lithuania. You’ll view national costumes and enjoy a tasting of some local cheeses, honey and a traditional local drink. (This 4-hour excursion includes transportation, entrance fees, traditional snack and drink and services of English speaking local guide).

Jewish Heritage Tour

Riga from $ 61.61 per person

Explore the rich and turbulent history of the Jewish people in Riga on this fascinating tour.

Jurmala excursion

Riga from $ 72.82 per person

Join an enjoyable 4-hour excursion to the famous seaside spa resort of Jurmala. Travel to picturesque Jurmala, located about 15 miles outside Riga along a sandy Baltic’s Sea beach and bordered by vast pine forests and the Lielupe River. You’ll view the town’s many charming wooden summer cottages, decorated with fascinating carvings, dating back to the late 19th century. You’ll also have some free time to stroll around and enjoy the lively street atmosphere, visit some of the many art galleries and relax in an outdoor café.

Flights & Transport

Airfare included

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via Finnair

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

  • Vilnius: Novotel Vilnius Centre - Gedimino a. 16, LT-01103, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Riga: PK Riga Hotel - Pulkveza Brieza Street 11, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia
  • Tallinn: PK Ilmarine Hotel - Pohja pst 21b, 10414 Tallinn, Estonia

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation charges per person are:

  • Up to 75 days before departure: $300
  • 74-45 days before departure: $600
  • 44-30 days before departure: $1000
  • 29-10 days before departure: $1500
  • 9 days or fewer before departure: No refund.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.

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Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

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