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Arrival in Tallinn, the Estonia capital, according your own itinerary, followed by transfer from the airport to your hotel. Tallinn is the smallest of all the Baltic Capitals; it is historically divided in three parts and the city is surrounded by a 2-kilometer city wall. After check in English speaking local guide will meet you at your hotel for a private 3-hour walking tour of Tallinn. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s interesting mixture of German, Scandinavian and Russian influences. In Upper Town you will enjoy a stroll along cobblestone streets and a view of the interesting Toompea Castle, which was built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 18th century. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskiy with its interesting collection of icons has dominated Lossi Plats (Palace Square) since its construction in 1900. From here you will continue along Tallinn’s medieval cobblestone streets past the Gothic Dome Church, also known as St. Mary’s Cathedral. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the towers and steeples rising above the red-tiled roofs of the Lower Town, then browse through the local shops before walking into the Lower Town. You will have a photo stop at Holy Ghost Church, a structure that retains much of its 14th-century appearance. You will also stop by the Gothic Town Hall, which was completed in 1404 and is Tallinn’s oldest civic building. You will visit a famous Katariina Gild street with open studios and shops of artisans who daily practice their craft. The tour will end at your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Accommodation in Tallinn.
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Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer from your hotel to Tallinn bus terminal. Morning departure by bus from Tallinn to Riga, the capital of Latvia. The bus ride between the cities takes approximately 4,5 hours. Upon arrival in Riga private transfer to your hotel. With its 800,000 inhabitants Riga is the largest of the Baltic cities. It boasts a remarkable legacy of Gothic, Baroque and Classical architecture, not to mention the biggest collection of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. The old town has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Its narrow cobblestone streets pass through beautifully restored buildings and historic passageways within the fortress walls. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Riga.
After breakfast an English speaking local guide will meet you at your hotel for a private 3-hour walking tour of Riga. The tour starts with a stroll the Old Town, dated back in chronicles to 1201. You will pass by pedestrian Kalku Street with Livu Square and it’s medieval buildings, Small and Great Guild Houses, Dome Cathedral, the Stock exchange building and Riga Castle, which is the residence of the Latvian president. There you will make a short photo stop. You will continue to St. Peter’s Church, pass by the Latvian National Opera House, the city canal and Freedom Monument. The tour will end at your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to explore city on your own. Accommodation in Riga.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Riga bus terminal. Morning departure by bus from Riga to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The bus ride takes approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival in Vilnius private transfer to your hotel. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic capitals. Sights of interest in Vilnius include the Old Town, Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas' Tower and the Gates of Dawn. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Vilnius.
After breakfast an English speaking local guide will meet you at your hotel for a private 3-hour walking tour of Vilnius. Vilnius is known for its more than 1,200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. You will visit the Vilnius Cathedral, Lower and Upper Castle with the Gediminas Tower - the symbol of the city, St. Anna’s church - the 16th century masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Old University - the oldest University in Eastern Europe, the Pilies Street – the old town street with a lot of gift and souvenir shops. And the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary which is believed to have miraculous powers. The tour will end at your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Accommodation in Vilnius.
Breakfast at the hotel. A driver will pick you up at your hotel for a private transfer to the airport. Departure from Vilnius International Airport according to your own itinerary.
Tour ID: BC1207