Tallinn On the north-eastern edge of the Baltic Sea, Tallinn, the capital o...Read more >
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.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Tallinn with easyJet. Transfer to the L’Ermitage Hotel (or similar) for a welcome drink and 3-night stay. (N)Days 2: 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. (B)Days 3: Tallinn
Day at leisure to enjoy the Estonian capital. (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 Parnu. Stay 2 nights at the Opera Hotel & Spa (or similar). (B)Day 5: Riga
This morning, tour Riga, the Baltics’ largest capital. The city’s extensive history has left a legacy of fine architecture, including art nouveau. Highlights include visits to the cathedral with an organ recital to hear the impressive acoustics of its Romanesque dome, the castle, St Peter’s Church and the House of Blackheads. Visit Riga Central Market and try some traditional Latvian delicacies. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)Day 6: Rundale Palace - The Hill of Crosses - Vilnius, Lithuania
Journey over the border from 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 Vilnia Hotel (or similar). (B)Day 7: Vilnius
Your morning tour of Vilnius includes visits to Cathedral Square, the Gate of Dawn, St Casimir’s Church, the Holy Spirit Church, the KGB Museum and Gediminas’ Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or go on an optional visit to Trakai Island Castle. (B)Day 8: Fly to London via Riga
Transfer to the airport this morning and fly to London 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.
Direct flights: Low-cost airlines including Ryanair and Wizz Air offer direct flights from across the UK to Tallinn and back from Vilnius. Please speak to your travel consultant if you would prefer to use one of these options.
Locally escorted tour: This tour is led in each destination by a local tour guide. Accessibility: 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.
Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Hotel L'Ermitage is located on the edge of Tallinn's Old Town. The design of the hotel is contemporary and fresh, with stripped wooden floor and modern art work by local artists. All rooms at the property are bright and decorated with pastel colours. A breakfast buffet is served at the classically furnished hotel restaurant, which specialises in Estonian and international dishes. At the lobby bar, guests can relax in front of the fireplace and enjoy a wide range of drinks. Features: 91 rooms and suites, restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace, sauna, hot tub (additional charge) Room amenities: Wi-Fi throughout, air conditioning, room service, mini bar, safe
The Opera Hotel & Spa is located facing the Opera Park in the central business district of Riga and is only a five minute walk to the old town and Latvian National Opera House. The 112 bright contemporary rooms feature natural fabrics and Italian design furniture and come equipped with free wireless internet access, a flatscreen television, safe and minibar. Both local and international cuisine is served in the hotel’s restaurant and, in summer, on the hotel’s sun terrace. The extensive spa centre offers 55 different treatments and features a large indoor relaxation pool, steam bath, sauna, Rasul bath, three treatment rooms and a relaxing bar offering healthy refreshments and snacks.
Built in 1910 and located in the centre of Zahle, the Grand Hotel Kadri is a historic property that was used as a French Military headquarters and hospital during the First World War. The building has traditional Lebanese architecture and provides some of the best accommodation in the area. The hotel is well placed for exploring the ancient Roman ruins of Baalbek and Anjar and the onsite restaurant serves a selection of traditional and Lebanese cuisine including an outside terrace that is fully serviced.
Low season from £2990 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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