Day 1: Gdansk
Fly to Gdansk and be welcomed at the airport by your English-speaking tour guide. Drive with a modern minibus to the hotel. Check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Tri-city: Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot
This Day is dedicated to visit three coastal towns – Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. The tour starts in the historical area of Gdansk, where you will have an opportunity to see the old harbour with the Crane Gate - Gdansk's most characteristic building. The walk will continue to the Long Market with its Neptune Fountain and the Artus Court, a former meeting hall of the merchants in the times of the Hanseatic League. You will also see the Main Town Hall with the famous Gdansk carillon, the magnificent Arsenal, the Millenium Tree, St. Mary's Church with its astronomical clock and many other beautiful sights of Gdansk. Heading off in a northerly direction towards Oliwa, we will travel through the Wrzesc district where Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize novelist, was born. You will continue to the beautiful and famous Baltic seaside resort of Sopot, where you will have time to lunch or take a coffee break. The next step is Gdynia - the leading Polish port with its sailing ship “Dar Pomorza” and battleship “Blyskawica”. On the way, back you will stop by the Vistula River estuary to see the Westerplatte Monument, erected in the place where World War II started. Westerplatte is a symbolical place commemorating the heroic defence of Poles against Nazis. Overnight stay at the Hotel in centre of Gdansk.
Day 3: Gdansk – Elblag – Olsztyn – Mragowo
Travel to Elblag - once the second largest city in the former East Prussia. After a city tour, the journey continues to Olsztyn - Capital of Masuria. Worth seeing are the Olsztyn castle, the St. Jakobus Church, the Upper Gate and preserved parts of the medieval walls, the town hall and many more. Then the tour goes further to Mragowo. Check in and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 4: Masuria Lake District
Today you will spend whole day discovering the attractions of this popular vacation area. See the St. Lipka Basilica, most beautiful sanctuary of the area with miraculous icon, and "Wolf's Lair" - Hitler's bunker where attempt on his life took place in 1944. Continue to Krutynia and Bożków, where you will visit the Philippon monastery. Visiting the city Reszel with its impressive Gothic Order Castle. After the tour, travel back to Gizycko. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mikolaiki.
Day 5: Mragowo – Augustow – Vilnius
Drive from Mikolaiki through Augustow - Sejny 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. The tour continues to Vilnius. Check in and overnight stay.
Day 6: Vilnius
Start the day with a guided walking tour through the historical downtown of Vilnius. You will visit the most important sight, such as Cathedral Square, City Hall, the gothic ensemble of St. Anne's Church, the Jewish quarter, the Stanislav Cathedral with bell tower and the Gates of Dawn with the Black Madonna. You will also visit the pearl of the Lithuanian baroque - the St. Peter and Paul Church and one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe - the Vilnius University. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Vilnius.
Day 7: Vilnius – Siauliai – Rundale – Riga
After the breakfast, depart to Riga. Before you will cross the Lithuanian/Latvian border, visit the Hill of Crosses - an atmospheric place of pilgrimage. This place is unique in the world, so a visit there is a must. The journey continues to the Rundale Palace - former residence of the Duke of Courland and one of the most amazing Baroque Palaces in Baltic States. In the afternoon, arrive in Riga. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Riga
Today you will get to know wonderful capital of Latvia. You will travel to Riga and take a walking tour with your guide through the medieval old town. Here you will visit the cathedral, the Large and Small Guild, the Swedish Gate in the old fortress wall and admire the many Art Nouveau buildings. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Riga.
Day 9: Riga – Pärnu – Tallinn
After breakfast, explore Riga with a local guide. 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. After the tour, you will travel further to Pärnu. A wide stretch of white sand beach, a magnificent historic town centre, leafy park areas and quiet streets lined with early 20th-century villas sums up Parnu to a tee. The journey continues to Tallinn – the capital of Estonia. Check in to the centrally located Hotel.
Day 10: Tallinn
Expanded walking tour of the medieval old town of Tallinn. You visit most important and interesting sights: magnificent city hall, the cathedral, a well-preserved city walls with towers, the guild houses from the Hanseatic period, Holy Spirit Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and many more. In the afternoon - trip to the baroque Kadriorg Palace, which Peter the Great had rebuilt in 1718 as a summer residence. Today the castle houses the Museum of Foreign Art. Here you can stroll through the park, before heading further to the famous Song Festival Grounds. The traditional Estonian song festival is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight stay at the hotel in Tallinn.
Day 11: Tallinn – St. Petersburg
8:00 travel with “Lux Express” to St. Petersburg. 14:50 Arrival St. Petersburg. After being greeted by your tour guide, you will be guided in your centrally located hotel. The way there is already as a small city tour that ends in front of your hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 12: St. Petersburg
Your sightseeing program begins with a city tour in “the Venice of the North” with many highlights. On the island of rabbits visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the new city. Travel back to the Hotel. Overnight.
Day 13: St. Petersburg
Excursion to Peterhof, former summer residence of Peter the Great. The magnificent Grand Palace with elegant parks and numerous water features is one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in the world. In 1990 declared UNESCO the ensemble as a World Heritage Site. After the visit - ride back to downtown. Overnight stay at the Hotel in St. Petersburg.
Day 14: St. Petersburg
After the breakfast drive to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsars’ Village, literarily), the town of Pushkin, famous Russian poet. Then you will visit, Catherine Palace, former residence of the Tsars. This Palace and its Garden is magnificent work of several generations of talented Russian architects, famous sculptors, gardeners, and thousands of craftsmen. The chief ornament of this Palace is Amber Room that during the Second World War was lost, but now is completely reconstructed. Afterwards we return to the city centre. Farewell evening with Russian Folklore. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15: St. Petersburg. Departure.
In the morning - spend the time at your leisure. Transfer to the Airport. Departure.
The tour and program can always be changed according to your travel wishes and needs.
Following services are included:
10x Overnight stays with breakfast at the 3* Hotels in Poland and Baltics
4x Overnight stays with breakfast at the 3* Hotel in St. Petersburg
15x day English-speaking guide incl. sightseeing as per itinerary
Minibus services according to the program
Bus ticket from Tallinn to St. Petersburg with “Lux Express”
Entrance fees: Castle of Reszel, Hitler’s bunker, Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, Catharine Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof (Park)
Price example: from 1330 EUR* per person in double room.
* The price is calculated for 8 participants and for off-season (November-April). Prices for high season (May-October) on request.
This is approximate price. The mandatory price offer will be determined in the context of a specific travel offer – depending on the date, flight possibilities, number of participants and type of accommodation.
Just contact us and let us know your wishes. We will be glad to prepare an offer, suited on your preferences.