Day 1: Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania
Arrival in Vilnius. Pick up the hire car at the airport. Check-in at hotel. In the afternoon, free time to admire the capital of Lithuania. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel in Vilnius.
Day 2: Vilnius – Trakai – Vinius (approx. 55 Km)
Explore Vilnius at your leisure. 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. After Visiting Vilnius, drive to Trakai. Trakai was 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 3* hotel in Vilnius.
Day 3: Vilnius – Siauliai – Riga (approx. 380 Km)
After the breakfast, depart to Riga. Before you leave Lithuania and arrive in Latvia, we recommend a short trip to Siauliai to visit the famous Hill of Crosses. This place is one of a kind in the world, so you must definitely visit it.
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, arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Riga.
Day 4: Riga, the capital of Lativa
After breakfast, explore Riga. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. 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. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Riga.
Day 5: Riga – Gauja-National park – Dikli (approx. 118 Km)
Today you will get to know the picturesque Gauja National Park. Visit the medieval castle Turaida, the legendary Gutmann's Cave with the legend of the Rose of Turaida, take a walk in the beautiful castle park of Sigulda. A ride on the cable car over the river Gauja with breathtaking views will be a special experience of the day. The other highlights of the Park are the former Hanseatic city of Cesis with the medieval castle, the underground bunker in Ligatne, the historic moated castle of Āraiši, the estate Ungurmuiza, the family-run brewery in Valmiermuiza and much more.
For today's night, we have picked out something very special for you. You will spend the night in a beautiful renovated former manor house Dikli, surrounded by nature. End your day in a cozy atmosphere.
Day 6: Dikli – Pärnu – Tallinn (approx. 310 Km)
After the breakfast, depart to Tallinn. En route, visit the busiest seaside resort Parnu, a seaside resort, famous for its mineral mud baths. Discover the city: the Red Tower, the oldest building in Parnu, which originally was 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 7: Tallinn
Explor Tallinn at your leisure. 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 8: Day tour to Lahemaa National Park
Take a day tour to the largest national park in Estonia, with unspoiled landscapes and beautiful views of the Baltic coast. The Lahemaa National park is a popular tourist destination due to its untouched sandy beaches, waterfalls, cascades and mossy pine forests, and it offers a variety of cultural sights.
Visit a romantic captains' village of Käsmu, extraordinary bog landscape with many lakes, the 400-year-old fisherman’s village of Altja, 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. It is a great way to see what lies outside of Tallinn and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery this country has to offer. Overnight stay at the 3* hotel in Tallinn.
Day 9: Tallinn. Departure
Spend the morning at leisure. Drive to the Tallinn 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.