Tours - Highlights of Latvia & Lithuania

 Day 1: VILNIUS

Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to hotel for accommodation.
Afternoon Vilnius City Tour including the most interesting architectural and historic monuments of the 16 th.-19 th. centuries, such as majestic Classical Vilnius Cathedral with the history dating back to the 14 th. century, a graceful 16 th c. St. Anne's Church - a gem of the Lithuanian Gothic, the Vilnius University founded in 1579, the Dawn Gate with a holy icon of Virgin Mary, etc. .
Dinner at hotel or restaurant. Overnight.
 
 
Day 2: VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS
A morning visit to Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, a gem of the 17 th. century Lithuanian Baroque.
Afternoon tour to Trakai, 28 km from Vilnius, the ancient Lithuanian capital, famous for its 15th c. Gothic Castle amidst the lake. A visit to Castle Museum. If you wish you can book with us a boat ride in Trakai Lake around the Castle.
Return to Vilnius for overnight.
 
Day 3: VILNIUS - THE HILL OF CROSSES - RUNDALE - RIGA
Morning transfer to Riga. Enroute a stop at the most famous Catholic piligrimage site - the Hill Of Crosses, where thousands of crosses and rosaries donated by people to God thanking him for his mercies. A further drive to Rundale palace built by a famous architect Rastrelli, the main designer of Russian czars' palaces in St.Petersburg.  Tour in palace also known as Versailles of Latvia.
Evening arrival to Riga. Accommodation.
 
Day 4: RIGA
Morning Riga City Tour encompasses the most significant sights of the Old Town: the biggest church complex in the Baltics - the Dome Cathedral and St.Peter's Church, Jacob's Church, the big and the small Guild, the "Three Brothers". Afternoon drive along the city centre with the Monument to Freedom, the Art Nouveau area, the highest concentration of this architectural decorative style in the world.
Free time. Dinner at hotel or city restaurant. Overnight in Riga.
 
Day 5: RIGA - SIGULDA - PARNU - TALLINN
Transfer to Tallinn via Sigulda, 50 km from Riga, often called the "Latvian Switzerland" because of the beauty of its landscape in the valley of River Gauja with woods, hills and sandstone grottoes. Visit the 13th century Knights' or Turaida Castle, the mysterious Gutmana Cave linked to a romantic medieval love legend. A further drive to Parnu, Estonia's summer capital and a popular Baltic seaside resort with shady parks and a beautiful sandy beach.
Late evening arrival to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Accommodation.
 
Day 6: TALLINN
Full day sightseeing in Tallinn, the oldest capital in Northern Europe: morning walking tour of the Old Town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Visit its town wall with 26 defence towers, the 600-year-old Gothic Town Hall, the world's oldest functioning pharmacy on the Town Hall Square, the 159 m high Oleviste Church which was the highest structure in the world in the 16th century. A bus tour to Kadriorg-Pirita recreational area and Kadriorg Palace. A visit to ruins of the old monastery of St. Brigitta and Song Festival grounds.
Free time. Overnight in Tallinn.
 
Day 7
Transfer to airport / port for departure.