Tour OverviewBaltic Adventure Decades after the fall of communism, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia remain a mystery to most travellers. We're not complaining, though; more mystery means fewer crowds and an easier time getting to know these fantastic countries. Beginning in charming cobblestoned Vilnius and ending in beautiful Helsinki, this two-week trip gets to the very heart of the region. Get an up-close glimpse of Riga's castles and art district, experience rural life in Estonia, and venture into the fortresses and medieval architecture of Tallinn before crossing to Finland by ferry. Make the Baltics your special travel secret.HighlightsExplore the charming and enigmatic Baltic countries, ride a bike around the coastal dunes of Lithuania's Curonian Spit, picnic in beautiful Riga, live like a local on a farm in Estonia, wander the charming streets of Helsinki.AccommodationHotels (9 nts), farm stay (3 nts).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 16, avg 12.Meals Included12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinnersWhat's IncludedYour Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Trakai Castle visit (Vilnius). Curonian Spit bike tour. Riga city tour. Saaremaa guided village tour. Kadriorg Palace visit (Tallinn). Orientation walk (Helsinki). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
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Day 1: Vilnius
Arrive at any time.
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this charming city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2: Vilnius
Visit Trakai Castle. Enjoy optional activities like the Frank Zappa monument, the breakaway Republic of Uzupis, a giant egg statue, the Gediminas tower and castle museum, and the KGB Museum.
Spend free time walking through charming old town or searching out artist havens and modern statues. Multi-faceted, puzzling, a heady mix of old and new, Vilnius has all the glories of a royal past, the troubling reminders of wartime and Communist atrocities and a vibrant forward-looking outlook.
Day 3: Vilnius/Nida
Travel by public bus to the UNESCO-listed Curonian Spit. Visit the Parnidis dune in the evening.
The Curonian Spit is a long, thin sand dune that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. This spit is shared by Lithuania and Kalingrad, Russia's westernmost oblast. The forested hills used to be the site of dancing and gathering during Pagan festivals. Now, the hills are dotted with wooden statues created by local artists, depicting witches, dragons, and the elements. Some of the statues tell stories of the local legends and folklore, bringing the region to life with their intricate carvings.
Day 4: Nida
Enjoy an included bicycle tour around the Hill of Witches and a visit to sea bird colonies.
Day 5: Nida/Riga
Cross the border into Latvia and head to the capital, Riga. Options for this charming city include visiting the Occupation Museum, the Riga Art Nouveau Centre, Riga Castle, the Andrejsala artists' district, or just wandering the cobblestone streets.
Explore the narrow streets on foot and get better acquainted with the city known as "the Paris of the East". Opt to visit St Peter's Church, where we ascend the spire by lift, for a fantastic view over the city.
Day 6: Riga
Enjoy a guided tour and a lunch of treats from the Central Market. Spend a free afternoon exploring the city.
Day 7: Riga/Kuressaare
Cross the border to Estonia and get the local experience with three nights on a farm in Saaremaa. In the area there is canoeing on the Nasva river, fishing, and island visits. Opt to travel into the capital of Saaremaa, Kuressare, for a folk evening with traditional music.
Saaremaa is a remote island in the Baltic Sea with unique traditions and heritage. Thatched roof houses, stone walls, and windmills make up this fairytale landscape. Enjoy three nights on a farm outside the main city of Kuressaare.
Day 8: Kuressaare
Enjoy a tour of Saaremaa including a visit to the Kaali meteorite lake, bakeries, and windmills. Opt to visit the local breweries.
Day 9: Kuressaare
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit some of the ancient churches or natural sites like the lake, the Panga Cliff, and the Pьhatu Springs.
Day 10: Kuressaare/Tallinn
Travel to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Fall in love with this medieval town. Enjoy an included visit to Kadriorg Palace.
Day 11: Tallinn
Spend a free day exploring this medieval city. Use your free time to visit the Museum of the Occupation, the Dome Church, the open air museum, go sea kayaking, visit the beaches, or relax in a sauna.
Day 12: Tallinn/Helsinki
Travel by ferry to the charming capital city of Helsinki. Enjoy an afternoon in the Scandinavian city with an orientation walk and free time.
Day 13: Helsinki
Depart at any time.
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Sunday May 17th, 2020 - Friday May 29th, 2020
- Sunday June 14th, 2020 - Friday June 26th, 2020
- Sunday June 28th, 2020 - Friday July 10th, 2020
- Sunday July 26th, 2020 - Friday August 7th, 2020
- Sunday August 9th, 2020 - Friday August 21st, 2020
- Sunday August 23rd, 2020 - Friday September 4th, 2020
- Sunday September 6th, 2020 - Friday September 18th, 2020
- Sunday September 20th, 2020 - Friday October 2nd, 2020
- Sunday September 27th, 2020 - Friday October 9th, 2020
- Sunday May 2nd, 2021 - Friday May 14th, 2021
- Sunday May 16th, 2021 - Friday May 28th, 2021
- Sunday May 30th, 2021 - Friday June 11th, 2021
- Sunday June 13th, 2021 - Friday June 25th, 2021
- Sunday June 20th, 2021 - Friday July 2nd, 2021
- Sunday June 27th, 2021 - Friday July 9th, 2021
- Sunday July 11th, 2021 - Friday July 23rd, 2021
- Sunday July 25th, 2021 - Friday August 6th, 2021
- Sunday August 8th, 2021 - Friday August 20th, 2021
- Sunday August 22nd, 2021 - Friday September 3rd, 2021
- Sunday September 5th, 2021 - Friday September 17th, 2021
- Sunday September 19th, 2021 - Friday October 1st, 2021
- Sunday September 26th, 2021 - Friday October 8th, 2021
- Sunday October 3rd, 2021 - Friday October 15th, 2021