Visit the Baltics' best-known sights on this group tour including some gentle walks. Travel through Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia and enjoy well preserved medieval cities, beautiful National Parks and enless sand dunes. Exploring on foot provides the best way to experience these 3 incredible countries; walk Estonia's northern-most coast in Lahemaa National Park, look out for bears and elk in Ligatne Wildlife Park, embark on a walking tour of medieval Vilnius, trek the High Dunes of the Curonian Spit, build up an appetite before a Latvian dinner at the stylish La Boheme Restaurant and take a relaxing stroll through Tallin's Kadriorg Park.
Accommodation is in 3-star and 4-star hotels and all transportation is included in comfortable coaches and mini vans.
Arrival in Tallinn. Transfer to the hotel, check in and attend a welcome meeting.
After breakfast drive to the Lahemaa National Park to embark on a 2 hour walking tour. Continue to Tartu, the University Town, where Estonian gained its statehood. See the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. From Tartu the tour continues onwards into Latvia to Cesis, a Hanseatic city with winding streets, castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Continue through the Gauja National Park to Ligatne Wild-Life Park. Enjoy a two hour walking tour through the park, where bears, deer, elks and other wild animals live in a fenced-off enclosure of natural habitat. After a visit to Sigulda, a popular holiday resort, the tour continues to Vilnius. En route visit the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace travel through Lithuania to reach Vilnius late afternoon. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
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. Head to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, for a two hour walking tour in the area around the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve Travel to Klaipeda and check into the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
The day is reserved for a full-day tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin 100km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. First stop is at the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante. Continue to Nida and embark on a 3 hour walking tour around the High Dunes and get acquainted with the charming resort town before the drive back to Klaipeda. The evening offers an optional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant 19th Century. (B)
Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and had a long history as a German town called Memel. A short sightseeing tour visits the Old Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and old guild houses. Visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. Continue to the Samogitia National Park and enjoy a 2 hour walking tour around the picturesque Lake Plateliai before reaching Siauliai and Cross Hills, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania. Finally head North into Latvia, arrive in Riga in the afternoon and check into the hotel for an overnight stay. In the evening enjoy an optional organ concert at the Dome Cathedral. (B)
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. The afternoon is reserved for visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Walk the 3 hour journey on the sandy beaches from Pumpuri to Bulduri. In the evening, enjoy an optional Latvian dinner at the stylish Restaurant Forest. (B)
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. Enjoy a short tour of the resort before continuing through the North Estonian land of forests. Arrive in Tallinn and check into the hotel for 2 nights. (B)
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, outdoor cafes and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. In the afternoon walk though the Kadriorg Park and the area surrounding the Kadriorg. Palace. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack. (B)
10 day tour, from £1160 per person
- Flights in economy class with Easyjet from London Gatwick*
- All airport taxes and security charges
- Accommodation in hotels as specified with breakfast
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Transportation as specified
- Sightseeing with English-speaking guides
- Entrance fees on sightseeing tours
- 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.
This tour is focused on culture trips with some light to medium walking each day.
*Please note that an extra night is required in Tallinn at the end of the tour if using the Easyjet flights from London Gatwick - please speak to our Baltic Specialists.
11 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
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