The route encompass three capital cities of the Baltic countries, its most prominent architectural monuments and historical places, three National Parks and the most popular summer resorts of the Baltic seaside, among them five recognised UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).
Highly recommended to those eager to see the utmost of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, enjoying the culture and nature of the Baltic coast.
Day 1: Arrival Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. Meet and accomodation at the hotel. City tour. Dinner and overnight in Vilnius. Vilnius city tour features the Cathedral Square and Gediminas Tower, churches of St. Anne and St. Peter and Paul, Dawn Gates Chapel with miraculous image of St. Mary, Town Hall Square, Old University campus, Presidential Palace.
Day 2. Transfer to the Baltic seaside via Trakai and Kaunas. First stop in Trakai, medieval capital of Grand Lithuanian Duchy among lakes, allows to admire picturesque environs of the Trakai National Historical Park and to visit the Trakai Island Castle (C.15). Sightseeing of Old Kaunas, second largest city enroute, highligts medieval Kaunas Castle, Town Hall, known as White Swan, gothic Perkunas House, main pedestrian street Liberty Avenue. Late afternoon arrival the most popular seaside resort spaPalanga. Dinner and overnight in Palanga /Klaipeda.
Day 3. Sightseeing Klaipeda harbor, former German city Memel. Cross the Curonian Lagoon by ferry to Curonian Spit National Park. Sightseeing of Nida and Juodkrante resorts. Travel trough Neringa ethnographic fishermen villages. Since 2001 Neringa resort boasts the International Blue Flag certificate. Dinner and overnight in Palanga/Klaipeda.
Sightseeing in Curonian Spit area, called Lithuanian Sahara, where dunes are streched 98 km in length, recalls to the famous German geographer W. Humboldt’s wording “not to miss a wonder for one’s soal, it is a must-see”. Climb green Hill of Witches with amazing wooden statues in Juodkrante resort. Sighseeing in Nida, the main resort of Neringa, features the Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann House, the former favourite holiday hotel of German artists expressionists in 1930-ies, highest in Europe white sand dunes, Mizgiriai Amber Gallery-Museum, where one can also obtain original Baltic gold souvenirs.
Day 6. Departure to Tallinn, via Gauja National Park. Visit medieval Turaida Castle, Songs Valley. Heading along the Latvian recreation area of the Baltic seashore make a stop in Parnu, the most favourite Estonian summer resort. Dinner and overnight in Tallinn.
Day 7. Sightseeing Old Tallinn, UNESCO World Heritage site. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Tallinn. Tallinn sightseeing includes: grounds of mass Songs Festival, Lower and Upper Town, Dome Cathedral (C.13), Toompea Castle (C.14), the best preserved medieval Town Hall in Europe (C.15), Kiek-in-de-Kiok tower, the oldest still functioning Apothecary in the world.
Day 8. Trip to Ethnography Museum Rocca-Al-Mare. Continue with a visit to Kadriorg Palace (C.18). Dinner and overnight in Tallinn.
Day 9. Departure home from Tallinn or trip by ferry to Helsinki. Tour price: upon request
Tour package price includes: 8 overnights at 4*hotels, located in the centre /old town, 8 breakfast and dinners, coach transfers and transportation 9 days, guided sightseeings as per itinerary, entry to museums and ecological fees, Klaipeda ferry tickets, travel information set, souvenir book The Best of the Baltics.