Complete Baltic Fly-Drive
21 Day Tour, from £1745 per person
This 21-day fly-drive begins in Latvia's lively capital Riga, and journeys to many towns and cities in Lativa, Lithuania and Estonia. Explore Klaipeda's old town, travel to the fairytale red bricked castle in Trakai, discover the beautiful landscape of the stunning Curonian Spit and visit Estonia's famous Episcopal Castle. Explore castle ruins, monuments and sculptures, take time to admire the beauty of the national parks that scatter the route and relax in chic cafes in the fascinating Baltic capitals.
Fly to Riga. Collect the car at the airport, drive to the hotel and check in for two nights.
Spend the day exploring Latvia's capital city. Drive along the central boulevards of the city and admire the city's Art Nouveau architecture including the unique Latvian National Opera House. Explore the picturesque streets of the Old Town, discover Dome Cathedral, which has one of the biggest organs in the world and visit the impressive Church of St. Peter. Perhaps spend time at the Ethnographic Open Air Museum, one of the show-pieces of Latvia’s cultural heritage. (B)
Drive to Ventspils via Jurmala, the biggest seaside resort in Latvia. Continue to Talsi, the city also known as 'The Heart of Northern Kurzeme' due to its geographical situation and beauty. Enjoy the Castle mound and enjoy excellent views over Lake Talsi and the centre of the old city. Arrive in Ventspils and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Discover Ventspils and its beautiful clean beach and surrounding forests. Continue to Klaipeda stopping en route at Liepaja, Latvia's third largest city. Continue to Palanga and whilst here visit the 19th century Botanical Park and The Amber Museum. Take a stroll along the coast and Basanaviciaus Street famous for its cafes and restaurants. Arrive in Klaipeda and check in to the hotel for a two night stay. (B)
Explore Klaipeda's old town, which is interesting for its frame-built architecture, cozy closed yards and paved streets. Continue to the Curonian Spit a unique nature reserve which is often called the Lithuanian Sahara desert due to its impressive sand dunes. Discover the beautiful, wild nature, pine forests and golden beaches. Explore the Hill of Witches, Fisherman’s House, the house of the famous German writer Thomas Mann’s House and The Amber Gallery. Finally, climb Parnidzio sand dune to admire the panoramic views over Nida. Return to Klaipeda for an overnight stay.(B)
Travel to Jurbarkas stopping at Nemunas Delta National Park - a paradise for migratory birds. Here discover Rusne, the only town in Lithuania located on an island before continuing to Jurbarkas for an overnight stay. (B)
Drive to Kaunas, Lithuania's second largest city and take a stroll around the old town. Visit the castle which dates from the 13th century, admire the Town Hall of Kaunas, known locally as 'White Swan' and spend time shopping on Laisves Aleja (the Avenue of Liberty). Continue to Druskininkai, the oldest health resort in Lithuania. Here explore the city and learn about the history of the health resort, its architecture and modern treatment establishments. Enjoy a chance to try the curative mineral water and mineral baths or relax in the Aquapark. Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Drive to Vilnius stopping en route at Grutas Park, an open-air exhibition of Soviet-era sculptures and monuments, located in Grutas forest. Continue through Dzukija National Park, Lithuanian’s largest national park, which houses unique flora and fauna before visiting the ethnographical museum of the biggest Lithuanian village Marcinkonys to learn about customs, traditions and handicraft of the Dzukija people. Arrive Vilnius and check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Spend the day exploring Lithuania's capital - a city of churches with a steeple view on every corner. Discover a treasure trove of pristine winding streets and colourful buildings at the Old Town. Visit the Cathedral, Peter and Paul Church and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon drive to Europos Parkas, one of the most impressive museums of contemporary art. As acknowledged by Guinness World Records, the world’s largest artwork of TV sets can be found here. (B)
In the morning drive to Trakai, a city nestled in a picturesque region of lakes and forests. Visit Trakai Castle, the spectacular complex of defensive fortifications of the 15th century erected on an island in Lake Galve. Today it houses the Historical and Applied Art Museum. Sample the Karaite’s national dish, kibinai, at one of the lakeside taverns. Drive back to Vilnius. (B)
Travel to Daugavpils via Aukstaitija National Park - the oldest of the five national parks in Lithuania home to numerous endangered species, as well as lakes and villages. Discover the most famous village in Lithuania - Paluse - which houses the oldest surviving wooden church in the country. Continue the journey crossing the Lithuanian-Latvian border to check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
Visit Daugavpils Fortress, the only fortress of its kind within the Baltic States that has been preserved without significant changes. Explore the Historical City Centre with its architectural diversity and unique brick building facades and in the afternoon visit Kraslava, in the picturesque Daugava valley. Admire the beautiful Kraslava Roman Catholic Church and Kraslava Palace. Return to Daugavpils. (B)
Drive to Tartu stopping en route at Rezekne. Discover one of the most famous statues in Latvia which commemorates the liberation of the Latgale region and explore the runis of the castle ruins, the castle that was completely destroyed during the Polish-Swedish war (17th century). Continue to Otepaa, a popular winter sports resort in the Baltic Sea region and admire hills, serpentine glacial valleys and numerous lakes. Once in Tartu check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
Explore Estonia's second largest city - Tartu home to estonia's oldest and most renowned university. Explore Toome Hill Park to doscover monuments, sculptures and ruins of the gothic Dome Church. Enjoy a panoramic view of the town from Janni Church. (B)
Stop in Rakvere en route to Tallinn. From the castle enjoy a beautiful view over the town and discover Tarvas - an attractive sculpture of an aurochs was made by an Estonian sculptor and the largest animal statue in the Baltics. Continue to Lahemaa National Park, one of the most popular and well-known nature tourism destinations in the country and enjoy beautiful ancient forests and admire the stunning coastline. Arrive in Tallinn and check in to the hotel for 2 nights. (B)
Explore Estonia's capital which sits proudly on the Baltic coast, some 30 miles from Helsinki. Wander through the medieval Old Town and discover an enchanting mixture of cobbled streets, 13th century church spires and red slate roofs. (B)
Drive to Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa Island - the largest and most populous island in Estonia, Before exploring this town, cross the Baltic Sea and stop at Muhu island. These islands have long been the place where Estonians themselves went to escape modern life and unwind. Once in Kuressaare check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
Explore the town of Kuressaare and discover the famous Episcopal Castle, the best preserved castle in the Baltics and the only medieval stone castle in the region that has remained intact. (B)
In the morning drive to Parnu, also known as the 'Summer Capital of Estonia'. This city has been a very popular spa and seaside resort for almost two centuries. It also has parks, cafes, bars and night clubs. Perhaps enjoy a boat trip on the Baltic Sea or discover the Museum of New Art that shows works by Witkin, Rustin, Picasso, Corneille and many more. Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Drive to Riga via Cesis and Sigulda. Cesis is one of the prettiest and most typically Latvian of all towns. Discover its medieval castle and St. John’s Church from the 13th century. In the afternoon drive to Sigulda and the Gauja National Park home to hills, valleys, rock formations and old castle ruins. Arrival in Riga in the evening and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Return the car to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B)
21 day tour, from £1745 per person
(Single person supplement + £565)
- Flight tickets in economy class with Air Baltic from London Gatwick
- All air taxes and security charges
- Accommodation in three/four-star hotels including breakfast
- Car Hire Group B with CDW, unlimited mileage, insurance, theft, V.A.T, airport fees and all local taxes*
- 2 additional drivers included
- Individual information pack (city guides, maps, restaurant suggestions in each city)
Tour Route Map
- Latvia, Riga
- Latvia, Jurmala
- Lithuania, Klaipeda
- Lithuania, Curonian Spit & Nida
- Lithuania, Kaunas
- Lithuania, Vilnius
- Latvia, Daugavpils
- Estonia, Tartu
- Estonia, Tallinn
- Estonia, Kuressaare
- Estonia, Parnu
- Latvia, Cesis
- Latvia, Sigulda & Gauja National Park
- Latvia, Riga
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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.
Had a small problem with the evening meals but this was addressed with a full refund of full board payment - thank you! Apart from this I very much enjoyed this trip - the cities visited were very attractive and the hotels we stayed in first class.
Mr D Tutill
Good value for money. Excellent guide in Tallinn
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.
Local guides were excellent. The tour group was interesting - multi-national when I'd imagined it would all be British people, this added a different dimension to the holiday. Information and maps sent out from Regent Holidays were very helpful. It was good to be able to email Jurate with any queries.
Ms C Rogers
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
The Mabre Residence Hotel in Vilnius had very helpful staff, all the hotels were well situated. Overall we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Mr & Mrs Crewswell
May 14, 2013
The Mabre Residence is an excellent hotel in all aspects. It’s comfortable and well-equipped the staff were friendly, with a quiet lovely historic atmosphere and is ideally situated.
I would like to express a special thank you to Joanne Wheeler for her dedicated personal service from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble.
Eating out in Vilnius proved to be a memorable and rewarding experience, and remarkably good value. I expect most people will enjoy making their own discoveries, but our very special favourite was the ‘Holy Miko’s’ in SV Mykolo – just round the corner from the Mabre Residence. Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and delightful staff.
Miss M Ellwood
August 5, 2013
This is our third Regent Holiday; it follows the same quality that we experienced on the previous holidays. We appreciated being met on arrival and take to our accommodation. The people in the field were very helpful and we experienced no problems. Thanks to your staff for making the whole experience possible.
September 27, 2013