Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the charming and enigmatic Baltic countries, ride a bike around the coastal dunes of Lithuanias Curonian Spit, picnic in beautiful Riga, live like a local on a farm in Estonia, wander the charming streets of Helsinki.
Decades after the fall of communism, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia remain a mystery to most travellers. We're not complaining, though; more mystery means fewer crowds and an easier time getting to know these fantastic countries. Beginning in charming cobblestoned Vilnius and ending in beautiful Helsinki, this two-week trip gets to the very heart of the region. Get an up-close glimpse of Riga's castles and art district, experience rural life in Estonia, and venture into the fortresses and medieval architecture of Tallinn before crossing to Finland by ferry. Make the Baltics your special travel secret.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Vilnius||Day 1 Vilnius|
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this charming city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Vilnius||Day 2 Vilnius (1B)|
Spend free time walking through charming old town or searching out artist havens and modern statues. Multi-faceted, puzzling, a heady mix of old and new, Vilnius has all the glories of a royal past, the troubling reminders of wartime and Communist atrocities and a vibrant forward-looking outlook. Included Activities: Trakai Castle Visit Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 3||Nida||Day 3 Vilnius/Nida (1B)|
The Curonian Spit is a long, thin sand dune that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. This spit is shared by Lithuania and Kalingrad, Russias westernmost oblast. The forested hills used to be the site of dancing and gathering during Pagan Festivals. Now, the hills are dotted with wooden statues created by local artists, depicting witches, dragons, and the elements. Some of the statues tell stories of the local legends and folklore, bringing the region to life with their intricate carvings. Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Nida||Day 4 Nida (1B)|
Enjoy an included bicycle tour around the Hill of Witches and a visit to sea bird colonies. Included Activities: Hill of Witches Bicycle Tour
|Day 5||Riga||Day 5 Nida/Riga (1B)|
Explore the narrow streets on foot and get better acquainted with the city known as "the Paris of the East". Opt to visit St Peters Church, where we ascend the spire by lift, for a fantastic view over the city. Transport: Change buses in Klaipeda. Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Riga||Day 6 Riga (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy a guided tour and a lunch of treats from the Central Market. Spend a free afternoon exploring the city. Included Activities: Riga Guided Tour
|Day 7||Kuressaare||Day 7 Riga/Kuressaare (1B, 1D)|
Saaremaa is a remote island in the Baltic Sea with unique traditions and heritage. Thatched roof houses, stone walls, and windmills make up this fairytale landscape. Enjoy three nights on a farm outside the main city of Kuressaare. Transport: Local bus (2.50-3.00 hours) Boat (2.50-3.00 hours)
|Day 8||Kuressaare||Day 8 Kuressaare (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a tour of Saaremaa including a visit to the Kaali meteorite lake, bakeries, and windmills. Opt to visit the local breweries. Included Activities: Saaremaa Guided Tour
|Day 9||Kuressaare||Day 9 Kuressaare (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit some of the ancient churches or natural sites like the lake, the Panga Cliff, and the PUhatu Springs.
|Day 10||Tallinn||Day 10 Kuressaare/Tallinn (1B)|
Travel to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Fall in love with this medieval town. Enjoy an included visit to Kadriorg Palace. Included Activities: Kadriorg Palace Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Tallinn||Day 11 Tallinn (1B)|
Spend a free day exploring this medieval city. Use your free time to visit the Museum of the Occupation, the Dome Church, the open air museum, go sea kayaking, visit the beaches, or relax in a sauna.
|Day 12||Helsinki||Day 12 Tallinn/Helsinki (1B)|
Travel by ferry to the charming capital city of Helsinki. Enjoy an afternoon in the Scandinavian city with an orientation walk and free time. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 13||Helsinki||Day 13 Helsinki (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.