Day 1: Riga
Arrival in Riga/pick up hire car at the airport. Check-in at hotel. In the afternoon, free time in Riga. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel.
Day 2: Riga
After breakfast, explore Riga. Riga is an old hanseatic city, founded in 1201. Discover the old town, which has 150 historic buildings, scattered throughout a maze of streets, unchanged since the thirteenth century. Old Riga is a protected area with narrow, winding, well restored and interspersed cafes and restaurant areas. Many buildings of Art Nouveau are the hallmark of the city of Riga. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Riga.
Day 3: Riga - Pärnu – Tallinn (approx. 309 Km)
After the breakfast, depart to Tallinn. En route, visit the busiest seaside resort Parnu, famous for its mineral mud baths. Discover the city: the Red Tower, the oldest building in Parnu, which originally served as a corner tower with a medieval wall, the Old town Hall, white and yellow classical building, built in 1788, Baroque Lutheran Church of St. Elizabeth and the Orthodox Church of St. Catherine. After exploring Pärnu, continue to Tallinn. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Tallinn.
Day 4: Tallinn
After breakfast self-exploration of the town. Take a walk through the beautifully walled-in Old Town. Here you will find lots of worth seeing sights, such as Town Hall, Lower Town and Upper Town, Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Olympic Village. Little further of the old town worth visiting is the Song Festival Grounds and the Kadriorg Palace (Catherine Palace). Overnight at the 3* hotel in Tallinn.
Day 5: Tallinn – Lahemaa National Park - Tartu (approx. 220 Km)
Travel to Lahemaa National Park. Lahemaa is the largest national park in Estonia, with unspoiled landscapes and beautiful views of the Baltic coast and forests. Visit a romantic captains' village of Käsmu, extraordinary bog landscape with many lakes, explore the Palmse and Sagadi Manors, which have both been beautifully restored to give you an insight into upper-class 18th-century life in Estonia. After exploring Lahemaa, continue to Tartu. Tartu is a university town and a city of youth. The capital of southern Estonia is the second largest city in the country and the oldest in the Baltic States. Tartu is a modern city with a rich historical heritage and culture. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Tartu.
Day 6: Tartu – Gauja National Park (approx. 205 Km)
After breakfast, travel to the Gauja National Park. Visit the beautiful town of Sigulda, Latvia’s winter capital, known locally as the Switzerland of Latvia. Here, visit the Turaida Museum Reserve including the 13th century German Knights’ Castle and Gutmanis Cave, the deepest cave in the Baltics, located on the Gauja riverbank. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel in Sigulda.
Day 7: Sigulda – Vilnius (approx. 350 Km)
After breakfast, travel to Vilnius. Vilnius is a baroque capital of Eastern Europe, founded in the 13th century. Sights, worth visiting: the old town (World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1994), the University, Bernardine Monastery, the current large Gothic church with Baroque and Renaissance elements, the church of St. Anne, the Cathedral, which separates the old town from the new town, Gediminas hill, which offers breath-taking views of the city, the church of St. Peter and St. Paul and much more. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel in Vilnius.
Day 8: Vilnius - Trakai – Vilnius (approx. 55 Km)
The day is dedicated to relax or to explore Vilnius and surroundings. Our suggestion - visit Trakai, the former medieval capital in the 14th century. The central monument is the Gothic castle, built on the island of Lake “Galve”. Restored in the mid-twentieth century, this red brick castle is unique in Eastern Europe. Overnight stay at the hotel in Vilnius.
Day 9: Vilnius - Klaipeda (approx. 310 Km)
Today travel to Klaipeda. Visit Old Town of Klaipeda with its Theatre Square dominated by the statue of a Ann from Tharau, narrow alleyways with attractive courtyards, art galleries, cafes and small boutiques, blocks of lattice-work buildings, old warehouse reflecting the influence of Germanic architecture of the Hanseatic period. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel in Klaipeda.
Day 10: Day tour to Curonian Spit (approx. 100 Km)
Drive to Neringa National Park on the Curonian Spit, which can be easily reached by ferry from Klaipeda. The Curonian Spit, with the Baltic Sea on one side and the Curonian Lagoon on the other, is a unique nature reserve and is often referred to as the Lithuanian Sahara Desert due to its impressive sand dunes. Discover the beautiful wild nature of pine forests and golden beaches, visit the Hill of Witches, which shows many wooden folk sculptures scattered along a forest path in the village of Juodkrante. Drive further along the spit to Nida – a quaint fishing village and an ideal spot for some al fresco lunch. Do climb up to Parnidzio Dune near Nida to admire the panoramic view over Nida and the endless surrounding dunes. At the evening travel back to Klaipeda. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel in Klaipeda.
Day 11: Klaipeda – Siauliai – Rundale – Riga (approx. 335 Km)
After the breakfast, depart to Riga. En route, visit the Hill of Crosses - an atmospheric place of pilgrimage. Continue to Rundale Palace - former residence of the Duke of Courland and one of the most amazing Baroque Palaces in Baltic States. In the evening, arrive in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Riga.
Day 12: Riga. Departure.
Spend the morning at leisure. Drive to the Riga Airport. Return the rental car. Departure.
We will gladly make you a personal offer for your tour with a detailed program, based on your preferences.
The following services are included:
11 x overnight stays at 3* star hotels with breakfast
12 x days car rent (VW Polo or similar - for 2 Persons, VW Touran or similar - for 4 Persons), including unlimited mileage and standard insurance (with self-responsibility)
All travel documents and detailed itinerary
Price per person in DBL from 780 EUR (calculated for 4 Persons)*
Price per person in DBL from 850 EUR (calculated for 2 Persons)*
*The price is calculated for the low season (October-April). Prices for high season upon request.