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Baltic Discovery Fam (May 9-18, 2020)

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Baltic Discovery Fam (May 9-18, 2020)

10 days/9 nights - from $999 per person Land Only

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Embark on this unique travel agents fam trip of a 9-night journey to Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, capital cities of the Baltic nations. Begin in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, a medieval city of 48 churches, where your tour includes architectural and historic monuments such as classical Vilnius Cathedral and Vilnius University. A drive north takes you to Latvia’s capital, Riga, the largest city of the three former Soviet Republics, where your city tour features the Old Town sites. Overland travel further north to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and discover the historical Tallinn on a morning tour. The trip ends after three cozy evenings in the medieval Tallinn. An extension to Helsinki, Finland for two additional nights is available at $299 per person. This is a land only offer, starting date on May 9, 2020. Spouses and companions are welcome.

Day 1, May 9, Saturday – Arrive Vilnius
Arrive in Vilnius. [Optional transfer to hotel.] Hotel check-in. (Hotel Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar)

Day 2, May 10, Sunday – Vilnius
Vilnius is known for its more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Full-day at leisure to explore on your own or participate in optional tours. Welcome meeting this evening at the hotel. (B)

Day 3, May 11, Monday - Vilnius
After breakfast, 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. (B)

Day 4, May 12, Tuesday – Vilnius/Riga
After breakfast, head for Riga, where the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia, reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. After a guided tour of the palace, travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga in late afternoon and check in at hotel. (Hotel Mercure Riga or similar) (B)

Day 5, May 13, Wednesday - Riga
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. After breakfast, this morning’s 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. (B)

Day 6, May 14, Thursday – Riga
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore Latvia on your own or take optional tours. (B)

Day 7, May 15, Friday – Riga/Tallinn
After breakfast today, the tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu, where you take a short tour of the resort. Continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon. Check in at hotel. (Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia or similar) (B)

Day 8, May 16, Saturday - Tallinn
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. After breakfast, take a morning sightseeing tour around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town to see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. (B)

Day 9, May 17, Sunday – Tallinn
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure today to explore on your own or take optional tours. (B)

Day 10, May 18, Monday – Depart Tallinn
After breakfast, depart Tallinn. [Optional transfer to the airport.] (B)

 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement

Fuel surcharge and government taxes and fees are included and subject to change.

Tour Costs:

$999 per agent land only
$1199 per spouse/companion land only

$599 per person single supplement

Gratuities $75 per person are not included.

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 Tour Features:

  • 9 nights at centrally located 4-star hotels
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • Morning sightseeing tour in Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace in Riga, and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
  • Service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
Transfers
Transfer per car each way 45
Tours (rates are per person)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle in Vilnius 50
4-hour excursion to Gauja National Park in Riga 60
3-hour excursion to the Riga Motor Museum  50
Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral in Riga 45
4-hour excursion to Jurmala with City Museum in Riga 50
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU in Tallinn 50
3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress in Helsinki 75
Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve in Helsinki 75

Helsinki Extension - 3 days/2 nights
$299 per person based on double occupancy; $199 single supplement

Day 10, May 18, Monday - Tallinn/Helsinki
After breakfast, depart Tallinn. [Optional transfer to the airport.] Take a sea ferry to Helsinki (2nd class) and enjoy a refreshing boat trip through the Finnish archipelago before arriving in Helsinki. On arrival transfer to your hotel. (Hotel Glo Art or similar) (B)

Day 11, May 19, Tuesday - Helsinki
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture, and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. After breakfast, take an optional morning sightseeing tour around the harbors and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument, and a visit to the famous Church-in-the-Rock. (B)

Day 12, May 20, Wednesday – Depart Helsinki
After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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General information about the region
Tallinn. Estonia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 29.5 28.8 35.6 46.8 58.8 66.4 70.2 67.8 58.1 48.4 37.9 32.5
Average Low 20.1 18.5 24.3 32.2 41 49.5 53.8 52.9 45 37.9 29.8 23.7
Average Rainfall 2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 2.4 3 3.3 3 3 2.7 2.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Riga. Latvia
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 29 29 37 48 60 66 69 68 59 50 39 32
Average Low 22 21 28 35 45 52 56 55 48 41 33 25
Average Rainfall 1.3 0.9 1 1.4 1.7 2.3 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.1 2 1.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Latvian Lats
$1.00 USD = Ls0.62 LVL
Visa requirement
No
Vilnius. Lithuania
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 26 28 35 50 64 69 71 69 60 50 37 30
Average Low 17 17 24 33 44 50 53 51 46 37 30 23
Average Rainfall 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2 2.9 3.1 3 2.6 2 2 1.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Lithuanian Litas
$1.00 USD = Lt3.05 LTL
Visa requirement
No
Helsinki. Finland
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 26 27 34 45 59 66 70 66 56 46 36 30
Average Low 16 15 23 31 41 49 53 51 43 36 28 20
Average Rainfall 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT +2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Finnish Markka
$1.00 USD = 0.00 FIM
Visa requirement
No
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