LITHUANIA & LATVIA - BALTIC GEMS
5 days/ 4 nights
2021: 23-27 April/ 21-25 May/ 18-22 June/ 13-17 August/ 24-28 September
DAY 1 (Friday) Arrival in Vilnius airport. Private transfer to centrally located 4* hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 (Saturday) Morning walking tour in Vilnius Old Town: Cathedral and it‘s square, Gediminas catsle hill, baroque Vilnius university, Pilies street with the 16- 18 century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner with St.Ann‘s and Bernardines churches, Town Hall square, miraculous icon of Virgin Mary at the Gates of Dawn. After the tour drive to the capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Trakai ( 25 km). Visit 15th century Trakai insular castle. Learn about Lithuania‘s glorious past and enjoy amazing views. Last, but not least – Kaunas. It‘s the second largest city of Lithuania and former capital between the World Wars. In Kaunas you will get to the top of Christ Ressurection Church to see the panorama, strall the streets of the Old Town. Pass by St George‘s church, castle ruins, Town hall square, Cathedral, Perkunas house, Freedom avenue. Kaunas is famous for the Art Deco architecture, you will definitely see some samples of it. Overnight at 4* hotel.
Day 3 (Sunday) Morning drive to the only port of Lithuania – Klaipeda. Take a ferry from Klaipeda to Curonian Spit. Stop at Juodkrante and climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Stop at bird sancturary. Further drive to Nida ( 30 km), former fisherman village, famous for it‘s majestic sand dunes, neo-gothic church, old ethnographic cemetary. Return to Klaipeda for overnight, centrally located 4* hotel.
Day 4 (Monday) Start the day with a trip to nearby summer resort Palanga. Visit picturesque botanic park with beautiful manor, pass by flamboyant Basanavicius street and the icon of Palanga – peer to the sea. Later drive to the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage - unique world wide the Hill of Crosses. There are hundreds of thousands crosses of various size, which were left by people as a symbol of Faith, Love, Sacrifice. Afterwards leave Lithuania and drive to the Latvia‘s capital city Riga. Free time and overnight at 4* centrally located hotel.
Day 5 (Tuesday) Start Morning excursion in Riga Old Town. Enjoy the beauty of ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble-stone streets. Today you will discover Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, The house of Black heads, the Cat house, Old City Walls, Old Riga Castle and way more. After the tour, private transfer to Riga‘s airport. Departure.
Accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels with breakfasts.
Transport service during the tour including arrival/ departure transfers
Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
Entrance tickets: Vilnius University, Trakai Castle, Christ’s Resurrection Church
Ferry and Ecology fees
Vilnius city tax