Tour Baltic Lifestyle

Start: Tallinn Finish: Riga

Visiting: Tallinn, Vihula, Tartu, Mārciena, Daugavpils, Vilnius, Liepāja, Riga


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: Smart Travel

Group size: 2 - 6

Age range: 10-99

Tour operated in: English ,German


Prices From: $1321

Tour Overview

Discover everything you need to know about the Baltic States. This unique travel experience is a must for those who would like to understand and experience the authentic lifestyle in the Baltic States. During the tour we will visit: Tallinn old town, Tallinn Toompea castle, Tallinn Dome Church, Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn medieval Old Town Hall, Tallinn Great Guild Hall, Lahemaa National Park, Vihula, Tartu, Valmiera, Marciena, Aglona Basilica, Daugavpils, Aukstatija National Park, Vilnius old town, Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius Gediminas Tower, Vilnius Peter and Paul Church, Vilnius St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius Old University, Vilnius Gates of Dawn, Trakai castle, Klaipeda, Liepaja, Kuldiga, Jurmala, Riga old town, Riga Castle, Riga Dome Cathedral, Riga St. Peter’s Church, Riga Swedish Gates, Riga Three Brothers, Riga Large and Small Guild House, Riga Freedom Monument and much more.

Highlights

  • iconVilnius Peter and Paul Church
  • iconRiga Three Brothers
  • iconVilnius old town
  • iconRiga Large and Small Guild House
  • iconAglona Basilica
  • iconRiga Dome Cathedral
  • iconValmiera
  • iconAukstatija National Park
  • iconTartu old town
  • iconVilnius St. Anne’s Church
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icon Day 1 : Tallinn

Location: Tallinn

Accommodation: Hotel

Arrival in Tallinn, optional transfer to Hotel Santa Barbara*** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

icon Day 2 : Tallinn-Lahemaa National Park-Vihula

Location: Tallinn

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The Estonian capital is a charming blend of mediaeval tranquillity and modern urban life. The mediaeval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old mediaeval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, mediaeval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. After leaving Tallinn we reach Lahemaa National Park in the early afternoon and check-in at Hotel Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa****, a charming 16th century estate located in the heart of the park. The dinner at Kaval-Ants Tavern features a genuine Estonian countryside meal in the rustic ambience of the old ice-cellar.

icon Day 3 : Vihula-Tartu

Location: Vihula

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we visit Lahemaa National Park with its wide stretches of beautiful untouched nature and many charming manor houses. We embark on a delightful walking tour through the park (2 hours, medium) and visit the impressive Manor House in Palmse, a testament to the industrious von Pahlen family. We continue to Tartu, the University Town, where Estonia gained its statehood. We see the charming Old Town and the University founded in 1632. Check in at Hotel London**** or similar.

icon Day 4 : Tartu-Valmiera-Marciena

Location: Tartu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departing from Tartu, we head south and soon we reach Valmiera, a Hanseatic town founded in the 14th century, when the Livonian Order built a castle here. We make a short tour of the town and a visit the small, private Valmiermuiza Brewery, where we are introduced to the secrets of beer brewing and are invited to taste the products. The day continues with a visit to local farm to sample the delicious organic cheese produced by the farmers. Late in the afternoon we arrive to Hotel Marciena Manor****, a picturesque and romantic estate in the middle of Latvia. This evening offers a BBQ dinner at Marciena Manor.

icon Day 5 : Mārciena-Aglona-Daugavpils

Location: Mārciena

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Leaving Marciena our first stop is in Aglona, where we visit Aglona Basilica built in late baroque style and a ceramics workshop, an important symbol of Latgalian culture. From here, our tour continues to Daugavpils, Latvia’s 2nd largest city. We tour the historical centre of the city and visit the 19th century Daugavpils Fortress and the Mark Rothko Art Centre, the only place in Europe, where the original masterpieces by the famous founder of abstract expressionism can be seen. Just outside the city we find the lovely Sventes Manor and we check in at Hotel Svente Manor****.

icon Day 6 : Daugavpils-Aukstatija National Park-Vilnius

Location: Daugavpils

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Today we continue southwards into Lithuania and an in the middle of the day we arrive at Aukstatija National Park with its many lakes, rivulets and streams scattered between forests and hills. We explore the park on a 20km bike ride through the scenic landscapes and visit the pretty lakeside town of Paluse, famous for its wooden church. Late in the afternoon, we head towards Vilnius. Upon arrival we check in at Hotel Artis**** or similar.

icon Day 7 : Vilnius

Location: Vilnius

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 mediaeval 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. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon is free for exploring more of this baroque jewel on our own. In the evening an optional zeppelinas culinary master class and a traditional Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele is on our program.

icon Day 8 : Vilnius-Trakai-Klaipeda-Liepaja

Location: Vilnius

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

From Vilnius, we continue towards Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, where we make a stop near Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. We continue through the hilly landscapes of Lithuania to Klaipeda. A short sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and old guild houses, and we visit the Theater Square and the Aennchen von Tharau Fountain. Along the coast, we continue onwards into Latvia and soon we arrive at the coastal town of Liepaja. Check in at Hotel Art Roma**** or similar. The evening offers an optional casual dinner at a beach café right on the wide sandy beach.

icon Day 9 : Liepāja-Kuldiga-Jurmala-Riga

Location: Liepāja

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Liepaja takes its name from the numerous lime trees in the city. We start the day with a short stroll in the Old Town with the Trinity Church, and we visit Jurmala Park and the former Naval Port area with its famous Orthodox Cathedral. Afterwards we drive through the former Duchy of Courland and visit its former capital Kuldiga, before we head further to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Here we do a walking tour on the sandy beach. We reach Riga late in the afternoon and check in at Hotel Wellton Centrum**** or similar.

icon Day 10 : Riga

Location: Riga

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three 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 an optional visit to one of the largest markets in Europe, Riga Central Market, where we will learn about Latvian cuisine and Latvian organic food and sample Latvian specialities, such as black bread, vegetables, fresh fish, countryside sausages and much more. In the evening, we enjoy a Latvian farewell dinner at the stylish Restaurant Three with traditional Latvian specialities topped off with a shot of Riga Black Balsam.

icon Day 11 : Riga

Location: Riga

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and optional transfer to the airport.

What's Included

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    Bike and helmet rentals for biking program on Day 6

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    Personalized welcome package

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Accommodation

    10 overnights at centrally located 3-4 star hotels

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    Fully Guided

    Tour leader during the whole tour

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    Entrance Fees

    Entrances to Palmse Manor, Valmiermuiza Brewery, organic cheese sampling at a local farm, Aglona Basilica, ceramics show-room in Aglona, Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Old University in Vilnius and Trinity Church in Liepaja

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free Wi-Fi if available at the hotels

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    Estonian dinner at Restaurant Kaval-Ants Tavern, BBQ dinner at Marciena Manor, 3 course Latvian farewell dinner with black balsam at Restaurant Three

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    Local Taxes

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    10 x buffet breakfast

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    Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

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    Service of 1st class van throughout the itinerary

What's Not Included

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    Game Drives on Safari

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    Drinks with Meals

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    Train Tickets

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    Anything not specified under included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Meals – Full Board

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Meals – Half Board

Optional Extras

  • Zeppelinas masterclass and Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele

    Zeppelinas masterclass and Lithuanian dinner at Restaurant Senoji Trobele: EUR 35.00 pp

  • Casual dinner on the beach in Liepaja

    Casual dinner on the beach in Liepaja: EUR 35.00 pp

  • Transfer hotel-airport in Riga with private car (1-3 persons)

    Transfer hotel-airport in Riga: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private van (4-7 persons)

  • Half board at hotels (7 x 3 courses dinner with coffee/tea)

    Half board at hotels (7 x 3 courses dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 175.00 pp

  • Transfer airport-hotel in Tallinn with private van (4-7 persons)

    Transfer airport-hotel in Tallinn: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private van (4-7 persons)

  • Transfer hotel-airport in Riga with private van (4-7 persons)

    Transfer hotel-airport in Riga: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private van (4-7 persons)

  • Transfer airport-hotel in Tallinn with private car (1-3 persons)

    Transfer airport-hotel in Tallinn: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private van (4-7 persons)

  • Visit to Riga Central Market

    Visit to Riga Central Market: EUR 40.00 pp

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    Low Deposit

    Smart Travel requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 45 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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