Arrival in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Bus transfer to the hotel.
Free time in Tallinn. Unlike most European cities, which have ancient buildings mixed in between modern ones, Tallinn’s Old City is complete. You leave bustling modern life behind when of cobblestones and dim alleys, sputtering torches and secret stairways. The Old City holds new surprises around every corner, even for its inhabitants.
Overnight in Tallinn.
Morning city tour by bus and a walking tour of Tallinn includes a visit to the Old Town with its main historical and architectural monuments: Toompea Palace, seat of the Estonian Parliament, the medieval Toompea Castle, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church (13th –18th centuries), Town Hall Square, the Pharmacy (15th century), St. Nicholas Church.
Departure to Lahemaa (60 km from Tallinn).
Walking in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia’s first and largest national park. Lahemaa attracts people with its untouched sandy beaches, waterfalls cascade, mossy pine forests and over 200 species of birds and almost 900 different plant species. Park offers a variety of landmarks, such as Palmse manor, the showpiece of Lahemaa or beautifully preserved 400-year-old fishing hamlet of Altja.
Overnight in Lahemaa National Park.
Walking through the bogs of Lahemaa National Park with bogshoes. In old times, Estonians clipped on bogshoes for picking berries, making hay and for walking across the bog to visit neighbors. Today, a hike through these intriguing ecosystems offers a great way to spend some leisure time while experiencing a unique natural landscape.
Afternoon departure to Tartu (150 km from Lahemaa), the second biggest city of Estonia, called student town.
Overnight in Tartu.
Morning Tartu city tour. This charming old University City is cozy and small, yet large enough to offer much to the traveler – the glory of once well-known Hansa-town, the ancient Dome Hill, academic atmosphere of the oldest in the Baltic Countries University (1632), university buildings and merry student festivals, as well as a rich cultural life of concerts, theatre and exhibitions.
Walking in Haanja Nature Park. The park (area about 17,000 ha) was established for the protection of the highest region of Estonia and the Baltic States. In addition to the beautiful domed hills, deep valleys and picturesque small lakes, you will see perfectly preserved Estonian authentic villages, where customs and cultural traditions have been preserved to these days.
Departure to Cesis (140 km from Haanja).
Overnight in Cesis.
Walking in Gauja National Park, called “Latvian Switzerland”. Gauja National park includes the valley of the Gauja River and together with its tributaries it forms a particularly original landscape. The territory comprises more than 500 monuments of archeology, architecture, history starting with 11th century.
Enjoy beautiful forests and rivers of Gauja National Park, scenic view on the 13th century Turaida Castle, take aerial cable car from Sigulda to Krimulda, visit Turaida Castle, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Latvia with its Livonian order’s castle ruins, the observation tower and history museum.
Departure to Riga (50 km from Gauja National Park), the capital of Latvia.
Overnight in Riga.
Morning Riga city tour by bus and a walking tour of the Old Town to see the most interesting sights: Riga’s Castle, Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the buildings of the Great and Small Guild Halls, the fortification wall of Riga, the Swedish Gate, the building of Latvia’s Parliament, the Monument of Liberty, Brivibas (Freedom) Boulevard, the district of Art Nouveau buildings.
Afternoon exploring of Jurmala (25 km from Riga) – the largest seaside and spa resort in the Baltic States. The town is known for its unique natural resources such as its curative mineral waters, medicinal mud, pine forests and sand dunes. The town’s architecture is represented by many styles including unique wooden architecture (late 19th – early 20th cent.), classicism, art nouveau, national romanticism as well as functionalism.
Overnight in Riga.
Departure to Klaipeda (300 km from Riga), an ice-free port, the Lithuanian gateway to the sea and the world.
Stop at the Rundale Palace (66 km from Riga), which was designed for Duke of Courland, Ernst Biron, in the 18th century by Italian architect Rastrelli, the author of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Today, the Palace is the most magnificent masterpiece of baroque architecture in the Baltic States. To complete your impressions have an enjoyable walk in a beautiful French-style park.
Stop at the famous Hill of Crosses near Siauliai (30 km from Rundale Palace), a mystical and unique pilgrimage site with more than 100 000 crosses from all around the world on it.
Arrival to Klaipeda and transfer by ferry to the Curonian Spit.
Overnight in Nida.
Curonian Spit is the most frequently visited and most carefully conserved area in Lithuania. Long chains of North Europe’s highest dunes, the waves of the sea breaking and rustling of sand as well as the smell of fresh fish, and old and quaint Curonian houses create an unforgettable experience for travelers making their way along the spit, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. To quote a German writer and Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann, who spent the summers of 1930-1932 in Nida: “visiting the Curonian Spit is a must, the same as seeing Italy or Spain”.
Walking through different landscapes of the Curonian Spit: pine forests, coastline, dune paths and footpaths in and around Nida.
Overnight in Nida.
Transfer by ferry to Klaipeda and short city tour.
Departure to the Aukstaitijos National Park (400 km from Klaipeda).
Stop in Trakai (290 km from Klaipeda), the former capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania with it’s beautiful insular castle of 14th century, situated on an island in the middle of a lake. For unique location on the peninsula surrounded by five lakes it is called “town on the water”.
Overnight in Aukstaitijos National Park.
Walking in Aukstaitija National Park, often called the kingdom of forests and lakes. The park captivates with its more than 100 splendid crystal-clear lakes, linked by picturesque water ways, as well as ethnographic villages, vibrant landscapes, abundance of forests and harmony of the nature. The hiking route will take you through the Beekeeping Museum, scattered villages and hamlet that have preserved their original character, as well as through ancient burial mounds and other landmarks.
Departure to Vilnius (110 km from National Park), the capital of Lithuania.
Overnight in Vilnius.
Morning city tour by bus and walking tour of Vilnius to see most interesting sights: the Old Town, listed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Lists and it’s main churches, historical and architectural monuments, the Gates of Dawn with a splendid icon of Virgin Mary, the oldest Vilnius University in Eastern Europe campus, Cathedral Square.
The afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Vilnius.
Transfer to Vilnius airport.
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