The Baltic Capitals
5 days / 4 nights
Day 1 Morning city tour Vilnius includes the Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne's and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Dawn Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, the 17th century Baroque church of St Peter and Paul.
Afternoon tour to Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania, 28 km from Vilnius famous for its 15th century insular castle housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17th-18th century applied art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the Karaites, a Judaistic sect brought by grand Duke Vytautas from the Crimea. Overnight Vilnius
Day 2 Departure to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place of national pilgrimage, and, after crossing the border of Latvia, at the impressive Baroque Rundale Palace created by the Italian architect B. Rastrelli. Late afternoon arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Day 3 Morning walking tour of the Old Town of Riga features it's most famous architectural monuments: 13th century St. Peter's Church, St. George's Church, St. John's Church, 14th century Riga Castle, Big and Small Guild houses, medieval dwelling houses “Three Brothers” and the Dome Square with its famous Dome Cathedral boasting one of the biggest organs in Europe. Overnight Riga
Day 4 Drive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. En route stop in the Gauja National Park to visit Turaida Castle dating back to the 13th century. Late afternoon arrival to Estonia's capital. Overnight Tallinn
Day 5 Morning tour to the surroundings of Tallinn and its Old Town. Among other attractions, it includes a visit of Catherine’s Valley Park and Palace, the Song Festival Amphitheatre, the venue of 120-years old song festival tradition. You’ll see Tallinn's number one attraction: Toompea Hill and the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tall Hermann, Kiek in de Kök and Dome Cathedral. The tour ends in Town Hall Square with a view of the Town Hall, a Gothic masterpiece of the 13th-14th centuries. Overnight Tallinn