Enjoy an activity packed 10 days in the Baltics on this cycling tour which visits some of the best hidden treasures of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Ride through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and marvel at Baltic treasures such as the Curonian Spit with its quaint fishing villages, sand dunes and pine forests, the sparkling Jurmala beach resort and not to mention the three capitals of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn with their cobbled streets and magnificently preserved architecture.
This tour includes cycle hire, accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels and the services of a tour escort and transportation between cycling routes in a first-class coach. This tour is also offered starting in Tallinn and ending in Vilnius. Please speak to one of our Baltic Travel Specialists for more information.
Arrive in Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel and check in for an overnight stay. Attend a welcome meeting.
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna's Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon continue to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. Enjoy a 15 km biking tour in the surroundings of Trakai before heading to Kaunas for a short stroll in the Old Town with its elegant Old Town Hall and Gothic cathedral. Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Continue the tour in the direction of the Curonian Spit, a 100 km spit of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Take the ferry from Klaipeda to the Spit and on to Nida. With it location at the Curonian Lagoon and its combination of old-fashioned fishing village and fashionable sea resort, Nida is one of the most attractive places on the entire Baltic Sea Coast. Visit the High Dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse and get acquainted with the charming resort town. In the late afternoon enjoy a 30 km biking tour from Nida to Juodkrante before returning to Klaipeda. Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and has a long history as a German town called Memel. The sightseeing tour visits the Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. Cycle for 30 km to Palanga to visit the Botanical Gardens and the Amber Museum in the former Tiskevicius Palace before continuing into Latvia to arrive in Liepaja. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees in the city and we start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with its Trinity Church. Travel through the former Duchy of Courland to Kemeri to enjoy a 25 km biking tour through the Kemeri National Park. The rest of the day is spent for visiting Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. We reach Riga early in the late afternoon. Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Riga founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert is the largest of the 3 Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon continue to Saulkrasti and embark on a 30 km biking tour to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort. See the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword. Continue to Cesis and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Cesis is a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. During the morning tour, see the ruins of the Castle of the Livonian Order and St. John's Church. Head to Estonia and the Hanja Nature Park for a 30 km biking tour through the park and around the Munamagi Hill, the biggest hill in the Baltic countries at just 300 m. Continue on to Tartu and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Tartu is the university town where Estonia gained its statehood. During the morning tour we visit the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. Travel to Lake Peipus and in the middle of the day for a 40 km biking tour from Kolka via Kallaste to Raja along the lake. Drive to the Lahemaa National Park and check in for an overnight stay.
The day starts with a 45 km biking tour through Lahemaa National Park from Vihula via Sagadi and Palmse to Kasmu and the Kasmu Peninsula and afterwards we continue to Tallinn. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, out-doors cafes and restaurants. Tour the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town. Admire Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Medieval Old Town Hall. Check in for an overnight stay.
Transfer to the airport for the flights back to the UK.
10 day tour, from £1200 per person
- Flights in economy class with Air Baltic via Riga from London Gatwick
- Accommodation in 3 to 4-star hotels with breakfast
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All transportation as specified
- Sightseeing with English speaking guides
- Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
- Welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice
- Airport transfer on departure
- Half board option
These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Baltic partners and are not exclusive to Regent Holidays’ clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
28 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
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