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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, via Riga, with airBaltic.
Transfer to the L’Ermitage Hotel (or similar) for
a 3-night stay. Welcome drink. (N)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to
London, via Riga, with airBaltic. (B)
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
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.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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
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BAI2020: 7 Nights