Tour Dates

GCM01: 05.12-12.12.17
GCM02: 12.12-19.12.17
GCM03: 02.01-09.01.18

Package Price Per Person

EUR 735.00 (double occupancy)

EUR 300.00 (single supplement)

Optional Activities

  • 3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 3-hours visit to Riga Art Nouveaux district with a visit to Art Nouveaux museum: EUR 35.00 pp
  • 3-hours Candle workshop: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Guided shopping tour in Riga: EUR 25.00 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00 pp

Optional Transfers

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Artis Centrum: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Transfer Hotel Original Sokos Viru to airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

Optional Meals

  • Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00 pp
  • Farewell dinner at Restaurant Forest: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Medieval dinner at Restaurant Peppersack: EUR 40.00 pp
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Baltic Highlights Christmas Market

8 days / 7 nights

Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn

Program

DAY 1 (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to Hotel Artis Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY): VILNIUS
Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes walking tour of the Old Town with 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.

DAY 3 (THURSDAY): VILNIUS-RIGA
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.

DAY 4 (FRIDAY): RIGA
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. 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. The tour end at the Old Town Hall Square where we join the bustle of the traditional Christmas Market and shop for unique gifts. In the afternoon half day optional tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district is offered with a visit to Art Nouveaux Museum and tour along Riga Boulevard circle. The tour ends with warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening we attend a ballet or opera performance at the Latvian National Opera or European Christmas festival.

DAY 5 (SATURDAY): RIGA
In the morning optional Candle workshop, you will acquire candle making art and know more about candles and history of candles under the guidance of professionals! In Candle workshop you can find out the history of candles and candle making, make and color candles, make different shapes of candles, create aromatic candles. The optional guided shopping tour in the afternoon 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 an optional farewell dinner at the elegant Restaurant Forest is on offer.

DAY 6 (SUNDAY): RIGA-TALLINN
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 Original Sokos Viru**** or similar.

DAY 7 (MONDAY): TALLINN
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 cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing 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 Peppersack.

DAY 8 (TUESAY): TALLINN DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to airport.

Services included

  • 7 overnights at centrally located 4-5 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • 3-hour Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn old town walking tours
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace, History and Navigation Museum in Riga and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • 1 ticket to Latvia National Opera or European Christmas festival
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class cars or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
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