Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are enhanced by three of the most enchanting capitals in Eastern Europe, and this itinerary provides the perfect introduction to each Baltic country by visiting all three. Although no more than six hours apart, each capital is highly individual in character and boasts an extraordinary wealth of historical buildings and an expanding cultural scene. Sampling the different atmospheres, flavours and customs will provide an invaluable insight into this captivating corner of Europe. This is Regent’s most popular and longest running private tour in the Baltics and can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements.
The itinerary leaves you free to spend the days as you wish, however, we can recommend the must-see sights and book a variety of excursions. A choice of 3, 4 or 5-star hotels is offered in each city and travel is included on local coaches, but private transfers by car can also be arranged. If you would like to extend your holiday with stays in Helsinki and/or St Petersburg ask a Regent Travel Specialist for details.
Fly to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel and check in for three nights.
Spend the day exploring Lithuania’s capital. A city of churches with a steeple view on every corner, Vilnius has the largest Old Town in Europe, which has gained its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Discover a treasure trove of pristine winding streets and colourful baroque buildings (B)
on this free day in Vilnius take the funicular from the Lower to the Higher Castle to enjoy wonderful views across the rooftops or learn about the country’s recent history at the Museum of Genocide Victims in the former KGB headquarters. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure before taking the bus to Riga. On arrival, check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Riga with its wonderful blend of medieval and Art Nouveau architecture is the largest and most cosmopolitan of all the Baltic capitals. The city’s parks separate the historic Old Town from the new town. Trendy bars and chic cafés line the cobblestone streets and the city has a thriving restaurant scene. Crumbling façades are being restored to their former glory, and a vast array of events are set to fill 2014’s calendar as the city has just been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture. (B)
On this free day in Riga why not explore the Soviet-style Central Market which is bursting at the seams with traders selling their wares. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure before taking the bus at midday to Tallinn. On arrival, check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Spend the day exploring Tallinn’s medieval Old Town where the delightful maze of cobbled streets is overlooked by towering 14th century church spires and proud merchant houses. (B)
For fantastic views of the city, climb the tower in the Town Hall and enjoy people watching in Town Hall Square – a location which transforms with the seasons. In summer outdoor cafés fill the space which plays host to medieval festivals and in winter it becomes home to a magical Christmas market. (B)
Enjoy a free morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
10 day tour, from £820 per person
(Single person supplement + £235)
- Return flights with Finnair in economy class via Helsinki from London Heathrow or Manchester
- All airport taxes and security charges
- Hotel accommodation as specified with breakfast
- Coach tickets, Vilnius to Riga and Riga to Tallinn
Single room supplement £235
4-star Hotel Option
Per person twin-share £885
Single room supplement £295
5-star Hotel Option
Per person twin-share £1235
Single room supplement £620
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Thank you Jurate for all the arrangements you made for us. Transport worked well and hotels were good, especially the Hotel Justus in Riga (excellent, beautifully developed and decorated). Hotel positions were all excellent.
Once again our special thanks to Jurate. Her help and attention to detail during the Volcanic Ash episode reduced any anxiety to a minimum. We enjoyed our holiday, even though out time in Tallinn had to be cut short. The staff at the Justus Hotel in Riga were particularly helpful and caring.
We have found Jurate's helpfulness and suggestions invaluable. Despite temperatures down to minus 22, we found plenty to do. Our transfer at Riga worked well and hotels were ideally situated. Generally friendly, helpful hotel staff...a holiday to remember and savor.
Mr J M Pennock