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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
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
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The Baltic Gems

8 days/6 nights - from $1,799 per person including air from the JFK
Originally$2995 Now$1799 Saving40% Remaining509 Days
Embark on a 6-night journey to Three Baltic Countries, Lithuania, Latvia and  Estonia and visit three Baltic capitals – Vilnius, Riga and  Tallinn. Begin in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, 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, where your city tour features the Old Town sites. Continue to drive north to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and discover the historical Tallinn on a morning walking tour. After a cozy evening in the medieval Tallinn, fly home the next day. From $1,799 per person - book by Augest 31, 2017.
Day 1 – New York City/Vilnius
Depart New York City by air to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

Day 2 - Arrive Vilnius
Arrive in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax after the long trip. (Comfort Hotel or similar)

Day 3 - Vilnius
Your morning Vilnius city tour includes the most interesting architectural and historic monuments of the 16th through 19th centuries, such as majestic classical Vilnius Cathedral, with a history dating back to the 14th century; the graceful and Gothic 16th-century St. Anne's Church; Vilnius University, founded in 1579; and the Dawn Gate, with a holy icon of the Virgin Mary. This afternoon, you are free to explore the city on your own. (B)

Day 4 – Vilnius/Riga
This morning, take a four-hour drive north to Riga, Latvia, via coach. Private transfer from the bus station to the hotel. Your afternoon is free to relax and explore your surroundings. Overnight in Riga. (Hotel Konventa Seta or similar) (B)

Day 5 - Riga
A morning city tour includes the most significant sights of the Old Town, including the largest church complex in the Baltics - the Dome Cathedral and St. Peter’s Church, Jacob’s Church, the big and the small Guild Halls, and the “Three Brothers” old stone houses. Walk through Albert Street, an area of Art Nouveau architecture where almost every house was designed by architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Remainder of the day free. (B)

Day 6 - Riga/Tallinn
Begin a five-hour drive north to Tallinn, Estonia, via coach. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon to relax and get to know the area. Overnight in Tallinn. (Lermitage Hotel or similar) (B)

Day 7 - Tallinn
A morning walking tour of Tallinn gives you an introduction to the historical Tallinn, which was a rich and prosperous town of Hanza merchants during the 15th century. The tour continues from the Dome Hill (Toompea) to Castle Square, where Toompea Castle, the seat of the Estonian Parliament, faces Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Visit the 13th-century Dome Church and enjoy a breathtaking view from a platform. Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets down to the Town Hall Square, which features the Gothic Town Hall, one of the oldest in Northern Europe. Afternoon free. (B)

Day 8 – Tallinn/New York City
After breakfast, depart Tallinn by air. Arrive home in New York City. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
New York
Land Only *Single Supplement

DATE

PRICE

22-Sep

$1,799

27-Sep

$1,799

18-Oct

$1,799

20-Oct

$1,799

Nov 1 -Dec 7

$1,799

Jan 15 - Feb 17

$1,799

Feb 20 - Mar 3

$1,799

Mar 9 - Apr 20

$1,799

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What’s included
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) to the Baltics
  • 2 nights of accommodations at Comfort Hotel or similar in Vilnius
  • 2 nights of accommodations at Hotel Konventa S?ta or similar in Riga
  • 2 nights of accommodations at Hotel L’Ermitage or similar in Tallinn
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private transfers from airport to hotel and bus station to hotel
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in each city with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees: Vilnius University & Riga Cathedral
  • Transfers by public coach from Vilnius to Riga and Riga to Tallinn
Services in Ecoline bus: telephone (additional charge), coffee machine, AC, bathroom, free WiFi, 220 V power outlets by each seat, and, in some buses, individual touch screen media devices. Services in Simple/Lux Express bus: free WiFi, 220 V power outlets by each seat, climate conditioner, opportunity to purchase a blanket/pillow (additional charge), bathroom, and, in some buses, individual touch screen media devices

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above
  • Visa if required

Remarks

  • Book by Augest 31, 2017 for these special rates.
  • Valid for travel from June - November 28, 2016, on select departure dates 
  • If hotels listed airfare is not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions and add-on air fares from various US cities may be available   

For more information of these hotels, please click the hotel name.

Optional Tours

Vilnius
$25 per person Grand Duke Palace  without transfers (1.5 hours)
In the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania there are two exhibition tour routes directly related to the historical functions of this residence. The first tour shows the historical and architectural development of the palace by highlighting the ancient ruins still in place and the excavated artifacts, as well, by using models and iconographic materials. The second tour route brings the visitor into the ceremonial halls, which have been reconstructed in such a way as to show the evolution of architectural styles  -- from the late Gothic to the Renaissance to the early Baroque. Includes entrance ticket and museum guide. Transfer to and from the Palace not included.  Duration of the tour:  1.5 hrs.
$180 per person Trakai Island Castle with guide (4 hours)
$130 per person Trakai Island Castle without guide (4 hours)
The guest meets a guide in the hotel lobby and with the private transfer goes to Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania, located amidst five picturesque lakes. This town is a witness of the Lithuanian Duke’s time. Right in the middle of Galve’s Lake Island, like a pearl of a rare beauty, sits Trakai castle. Guided tour in Trakai and in the Trakai castle. Private transfer back to Vilnius. Includes English-speaking guide and Trakai Island castle entrance fee. Duration of the tour:  4 hrs.

Riga
$20 Riga Canal Cruise (1 hour)
This one-hour canal cruise tour takes you along the canal system of Riga to view beautiful landscapes, magnificent buildings and other attractions.  Cruise on the historical art nouveau style DARLING, built in 1907, or the silent and secure ECO boats REBEKA, LAIMA and MARIA. During the ride on the canal and the River Daugava you will see the most popular sites.  Length of the ride: 1 hr.

$170 per person Latvian Ethnographic Museum with guide and car (3 hours)
The guest meets the guide in the hotel lobby. Private transfer to the Latvian Ethnographic Museum, which is one of Europe’s oldest and largest open-air museums . A guided tour in the Museum: 118 old buildings from all historical districts of Latvia – Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale – built from the end of the 17th century up to the second half of the 1930s, have been relocated, reconstructed and furnished. Farmsteads of Latvian farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen have been created in the museum. Private transfer back to Riga. Duration of the tour: 3 hrs.

Tallinn
$220 per person Tour to Kadriorg Palace with a car/minivan and an English-speaking guide
The guest goes with a private transfer to the Kadriorg Park and the 18th-century baroque palace of Peter the Great.  Kadriorg can be considered to be the grandest example of palace and park design in Estonian architectural history. Originally an imperial summer residence, the palace has been extremely well preserved since the early 18th century. Designed to resemble the Italian palaces of the time, the palace has a facade that is three levels at the front and sides and two levels at the rear in a mix of architectural styles. A further visit to the Convent of St. Bridget in the Pirita suburb and the famous Song Festival Ground. Private transfer back to the hotel/old town. Duration of the tour: 3 hrs.

$200 per person Tour to Estonian Open Air Museum with a car/minivan and English-speaking guide
A  private transfer and guided tour to the  Estonian Open Air Museum, showcasing the country‘s rural architecture and way of life. The 12 farms in the museum provide an overview of how families from different strata of society lived in the 18th to 20th centuries. As you might expect to find in any proper village, there is a church, a tavern, a schoolhouse, mills, a fire station, a shop, and fishing sheds by the sea. You can buy handicrafts, ride horses and try traditional Estonian dishes at the tavern.  Private transfer back to Tallinn. Duration of the tour: 4 hrs.

$90 per person double Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for 6 nights (October & November)
$100 per person double Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for 6 nights (May, June, July, August & September)
$140 per additional room night in 3-star hotel including breakfast for 2 (October & November)

$175 per additional room night in 3-star hotel including breakfast for 2 (May, June, July, August & September)
$175 per additional room night in 4-star hotel including breakfast for 2 (October & November)
$210 per additional room night in 4-star hotel including breakfast for 2 (May, June, July, August & September)
Hotel Neringa or similar in Vilnius
Hotel Justus or similar in Riga
Hotel Kreutzwald or similar in Tallinn




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