8 days/7 nights Baltic Panorama tour
Join us for a remarkable eight day Baltic Panorama tour visiting Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
Arrival at Vilnus airport and transfer to Klaipeda for overnight.
Neringa - Klaipeda (30km/50min) - Riga (300km/5h30min)
Start the day with an excursion to Neringa and the Curronian Spit which is a sandy stretch of land and a great holiday site. Then continue through the fishing villages developed as resorts, such as Juodkrante, famous for the Hill of Witches or Nida, the resort of serene beautyand the main destination noted for its magnificent dunes 50-60m. high, the Lithuanian Sahara. Continue to Riga the capital of Latvia. Half day tour covering the Old Town with the Castle of Riga, the Dome Cathedral and the Art Noveau (Jugendstil) architecture district. Pass by the Central market, the Jewish quarter and the Synagogue. Overnight in Riga.
Riga - Sigulda (60km/1h20min) - Parnu (180km/3h30min) - Tallinn (310km/5h)
First stop is at Sigulda - the heart of the Gauja National Park and often compared to a "Small Switzerland" due to its unspoiled nature, the hills and valleys formed by the River Gauja and the medieval Turaida Castle. Continue to Estonia and the next stop is at Parnu - Estonia`s Summer Capital. Short panoramic tour in this old Hanseatic town before arrival in Tallinn - the capital of Estonia for overnight.
Tallinn city tour including the Old Town with its Town Hall Square, Town fortifications, the Toompea Castle. Visit the Kadriorg Park and Palace. Afternoon free. Overnight in Tallinn.
Tartu - Cesis (170km/3h) - Kaunas (500km/8h)
Start the day with stop in Tartu - Estonia's intellectual capital and the second largest city. Short panoramic tour in one of the oldest university towns in Europe and continue to Cesis into Latvian teritory, passing the old castle there. Then back to Lithuania. Stop at the Hill of Crosses near Siauli-ai, a symbol of Lithuanian`s resistance against foreign rule, with more than 30,000 crosses. Overnight in Kaunas.
Kaunas - Trakai (85km/1h20min) - Vilnius (30km/40min)
Panoramic sightseeing of town with a tour to Slabodka (Vilijampole), a Jewish settlement in the suburb of pre-war Kaunas and a ghetto during WWII. The Jewish cemetery. The Holocaust museum and Memorial in the Ninth Fort Kaunas Synagogue and Childrens Memorial at the rear of the Synagogue. The pre-war Jewish Real Shvabe gymnasiums and Jewish hospital. Walking tour in the Old Town with its Gothic and Baroque churches and houses. Then drive to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania with a stop at Trakai -once the residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Overnight in Vilnius.
City tour including the Cathedral with bell tower, the square of Presidential Palace, the jewels of 16-17 century architecture - St Peter and Paul`s Church, St Anne's Church, Gates of Dawn with a famous icon of Virgin Mary. A walking tour in the medieval Jewish quarter, its lanes and courts, Gaon and Jewish streets, the history and the sad destiny of Great Vilna Synagogue, the personality of the Gaon of Vilna one of the greatest spiritual figures in Jewish religious history and. Free afternoon. Overnight in Vilnius.
Transfer to airport for final departure.