From  £1095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the old town of Klaipeda
  • Wander around the old town in Vilnius
  • Discover Kaliningrad's amber museum
  • Visit the fishing village of Nida
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A Journey from Minsk to Kaliningrad

14 Day Tour, from £1095 per person

Starting from the soviet style capital of Belarus to the little known Russian enclave of Kaliningrad this individual itinerary will introduce you to three very diverse former communist states. This itinerary is based on three-star central hotels with bus and train tickets, as well as a private transfer from Lithuania to Kaliningrad. We can of course tailor-make this tour to suit you if you would prefer to stay longer in any one place or upgrade the hotels.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO MINSK
FLY TO MINSK
Fly to Minsk and transfer to the hotel for 3 nights.
DAY 2
MINSK
MINSK
Follow a route from Independence Square to October Square and get your fill of Stalin-era grandiose gems including the Post Office, GUM Department Store and Palace of Culture. Much of Belarus was destroyed in the 2nd World War, and there are still reminders everywhere of this tragic period of history, but the capital, Minsk, has filled the former areas of destruction with well-tended lawns and flower beds. There is a surprising good choice of restaurants and bars at very reasonable prices. (B)
DAY 3
MINSK
MINSK
Free day to explore Minsk. (B)
DAY 4
MINSK TO VILNIUS
MINSK TO VILNIUS
Take the train from Minsk to Vilnius. There are several departures daily and the journey takes around 4½ hours. Arrive in Vilnius and check in to the hotel for 2 nights. (B)
DAY 5
VILNIUS
VILNIUS
Discover unspoiled winding streets and a church on every corner in the picturesque Baroque Old Town. Take the funicular from the Lower to the Higher Castle for views across the rooftops. To learn more of the country’s recent history, pay a visit to the Museum of Genocide Victims in the former KGB headquarters. (B)
DAY 6
VILNIUS TO NIDA
VILNIUS TO NIDA
Take a bus from Vilnius to Nida. There are several departures a day and the journey takes around 5 hours. Check in to the hotel for 2 nights. (B)
DAY 7
NIDA
NIDA
This ancient fishing town is brimming with quaint, timber houses painted in a variety of bright colours and boasts a lovely, cosmopolitan beach perfect for some relaxing bathing. The quaint fishing village of Nida is an ideal base from which to explore places further afield such as Thomas Mann’s summer house and the eerie ‘Hill of Witches’. (B)
DAY 8
NIDA TO KALININGRAD
NIDA TO KALININGRAD
Take a private transfer from Nida to Kaliningrad. Under Soviet rule the former wealthy port of Konigsberg changed dramatically to the present day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, separated from the motherland by Lithuania and Belarus. Check in to the hotel for 3 nights. (B)
DAY 9
KALININGRAD
KALININGRAD
Meander through the delightful tree-lined former German neighbourhoods and discover the remains of the old city gates, in particular the Dohna Tower which contains the Amber Museum. Make time to visit the World Ocean Museum, on a former Soviet research vessel, and the old Foxtrot-class Soviet submarine. (B)
DAY 10
KALININGRAD
KALININGRAD
Free day to explore Kaliningrad. (B)
DAY 11
KALININGRAD TO KLAIPEDA
KALININGRAD TO KLAIPEDA
Take a local bus to Klaipeda, Lithuania’s third largest city and the only link between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. (B)
DAY 12
KLAIPEDA
KLAIPEDA
Take a stroll around the charming Old Town with its slightly hodgepodge attempts of reconstruction following World War II, visit one of many interesting museums and galleries including the excellent Martynas Mazvydas Sculpture Park, or stay out late and sample the vibrant nightlife. (B)
DAY 13
KLAIPEDA TO VILNIUS
Take the local bus to Vilnius, where the best way to immerse yourself in the medieval streets and alleys of Vilnius’ Old Town, is on foot or an escorted cycle tour. (B)
DAY 14
VILNIUS TO UK
Transfer to airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £1095 per person
(Single person supplement + £370)

Price Includes

  • Return economy flights with Austrian Airlines and SAS via VIenna/Copenhagen from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three-star hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Arrival transfer in Minsk
  • Train tickets, Minsk to Vilnius, Vilnius to Klaipeda
  • Bus tickets, Klaipeda to Nida
  • Private transfer from Nida to Kaliningrad

Price Excludes

  • Belarusian and Russian Visa

Tour Route Map


  1. Belarus, Minsk
  2. Lithuania, Vilnius
  3. Lithuania, Klaipeda
  4. Lithuania, Nida
  5. Russia, Kaliningrad

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