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Journey through the Baltic States

Group Tour | General interest 8 Days & 7 Nights
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may be small, but they are confident, outward-looking nations, each with their own identity and distinct culture. The countries' rich and colourful histories can be best appreciated in their capital cities, which all possess beautiful architecture, while the surrounding countryside features lakes, forests and wetlands, dotted with manor houses, medieval castles and splendid rococo churches.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in centrally located, character 4-star hotels & a 5-star hotel in Vilnius
  • Visit Riga Central Market & enjoy some traditional Latvian delicacies
  • Discover the baroque & art nouveau architecture of the Baltic capitals
  • Small group size - 15 people (max 18)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Tallinn, Estonia

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Tallinn, via Riga, with airBaltic. Transfer to the L’Ermitage Hotel (or similar) for a 3-night stay. Welcome drink. (N)

Days 2-3: Tallinn

Morning walking tour of Tallinn, one of northern Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns. Founded in the early 13th century, Tallinn has been influenced by periods of Danish, German, Swedish and Russian control. Highlights include the gothic town hall and square, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea castle, seat of Estonia’s parliament. Optional afternoon visit to Rocca al Mare open-air museum. Following day at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Castles & Pärnu • Riga, Latvia

Drive to Riga in Latvia, stopping en route at the 13th-century ruins of Sigulda castle, Turaida castle in the Gauja valley and the beachside town of Pärnu. Stay 2 nights at the Opera Hotel & Spa. (B)

Day 5: Riga

Morning tour of Riga, the Baltic’s largest and perhaps most beautiful city. The city’s extensive history has left a legacy of fine architecture, including art nouveau. Highlights include visits to the cathedral and an organ recital to hear the impressive acoustics in its Romanesque dome, the castle, St Peter’s Church and the House of Blackheads. Visit Riga Central Market and try some traditional Latvian delicacies. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6: Rundale Palace • The Hill of Crosses •Vilnius, Lithuania

Morning journey across Latvia to Lithuania via Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses, a place of national pilgrimage. Continue to Vilnius and stay 2 nights at the newly opened Vilnia Hotel. (B)

Day 7: Vilnius

Morning tour of Vilnius, including Cathedral Square, the Gate of Dawn, St Casimir’s Church, the Holy Spirit Church, the KGB museum and Gediminas Tower. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the picturesque 14th-century Trakai castle. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London via Riga

Morning transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Riga, with airBaltic. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Tallinn and Vilnius, and include 2 nights’ accommodation with arrival or departure transfers.

Important information Locally escorted tour:

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.


Due to their layout and narrow, often cobbled, streets, the cities of the Baltic States are best explored on foot. The tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2290 per person

High season from £2290 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour