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New Year Highlights of the Baltic States
8 days/7 nights from 806 £
We are proud to introduce a brand new SPECIAL NEW YEAR OFFER discovering all three Baltic States and all the best they have to offer. A tour full of authentic and memorable details. Be sure to see the biggest cities and get a grip on history and culture – starting from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and ending in Tallinn the capital of Estonia. And while in the middle of your trip – enjoy the New Years Celebrations in lovely Riga – the capital of Latvia! Stay in 4* and 5* hotels and be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of the Baltic States.
*Walk around amazing Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn oldtown.
*Find the artistic face of Riga.
*Enjoy faboulous New Year Gala!
*Taste Latvian Christmas pastry.
*Feel the medieval spirit of Vilnius.
Highlights of the Baltic States - NEW YEAR edition
Today you arrive in the picturesque and historical capital of Lithuania. Transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum (or similar). Enjoy a welcome meeting to get you settled into the Baltic lifestyle.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. In the evening enjoy an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas. Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene (or similar). Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles and by the end of December the whole city is preparing for a vibrant New Year celebration. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon we offer optional tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district and tour along Riga Boulevard circle. The tour ends with warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening we enjoy an up-scale and entertaining Fabulous New Year Gala. Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Today we offer an optional guided shopping tour that will take us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town with the main focus on local brands and artists. En route we enjoy a warm cup of coffee with Latvian Christmas pastry in a cosy café. In the evening we offer excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest blockhouse in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional Latvian meal before going back to the hotel. Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel L’Ermitage or similar. Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The walking tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv. Overnight in a Hotel.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to the airport as your memorable trip comes to an end. (B)
Departure 28 December 2018 / Departure 2019 ON REQUEST
|DEPARTURE 2018|| |
PRICE PER PERSON FROM, FLIGHTS EXCLUDED
|based on 2 passengers sharing a room||single room supplement|
28 December 2018 to 4 January 2019
|SOLD OUT|| |
|3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle||42.13 £|
|Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas||42.13 £|
|3-hours visit to Riga Art Nouveaux district with a visit to Art Nouveaux museum||31.6 £|
|Guided shopping tour in Riga||26.33 £|
|3-hour excursion to Lido Recreational Centre with a 3-course Latvian meal||63.2 £|
|3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU||42.13 £|
|Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv||42.13 £|
|6 x 3 course dinners at hotel HALF BOARD||168.54 £|
Included in price:
- • 7 overnights at centrally located 4-5 star hotels
• 7 x buffet breakfast
- • Personalised welcome package
- • 3-hour Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn old town walking tours
• Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
• Service of English and German speaking tour guide on all tours
• Porterage at hotels
- • Plane ticket to Lithuania and from Estonia
- • Optional tours and services
- • Other food and drinks not mentioned
- • Gratuities