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Best of The Baltics

PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Immerse in the UNESCO-listed Old Town, visiting iconic landmarks such as Vilnius Cathedral and St. Anna's Church.
  • Journey to Trakai Castle, savor a local Karaim pie, explore Kaunas Castle, and settle in Klaipeda with a delightful dinner.
  • Discover the coastal wonders, including the Hill of Witches, Nida's colorful houses, and Klaipeda's Old Town.
  • Travel to Riga, making stops at Palanga's beach resort, the Hills of Crosses, and Latvia's gem—Rundale Palace.
  • Explore Riga's historic highlights, then indulge in a leisurely exploration of Jurmala's sandy beaches and pine-scented air.
  • Visit Sigulda's charming town, explore Turaida Medieval Castle, Gutman’s Cave, and Latvia's expansive Ethnographic Open-Air Museum.
  • Depart from Riga, stop at Parnu's seaside resort, and conclude your journey in Tallinn, Estonia's medieval capital.
  • Explore Tallinn's well-preserved medieval old town, including Toompea Hill, St. Olav’s Church, and Kadriorg Park, concluding with a farewell dinner.
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Tour Overview

Explore the beauty of The Baltics, spanning Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, with enchanting stops at premier seaside resorts. Tailored for a perfect blend of sightseeing and natural wonders, the journey commences in Vilnius with a guided tour of the charming Old Town. Uncover the allure of Trakai Castle, explore the coastal gems of Klaipeda, and meander through the historic sites of Riga. Traverse through Parnu on the way to Tallinn, Estonia’s medieval capital, where you’ll roam the cobblestone streets of the old town. The adventure concludes with a delightful farewell dinner at a medieval-themed restaurant. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Baltic with this meticulously curated itinerary, complemented by included entrances to enhance your cultural exploration.

Inclusions
- 9 nights in 4-star hotels
- Daily breakfast and select meals
- Private transport with dedicated driver
- English-speaking tour guide
- Airport transfers
- Entrance fees to specified castles
- Return ferry to Nida with ecology fee
Exclusions

- Optional meals
- Travel insurance
- International flights not included
- Optional activities available upon request

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All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Vilnius

Arrive at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania, where a guided pick-up service will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

After checking in, you will have some free time to relax or explore the surroundings. Depending on the schedule, a welcome briefing may be provided to acquaint you with the upcoming itinerary.

Arrive at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania, where a guided pick-up service will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

After checking in, you will have some free time to relax or explore the surroundings. Depending on the schedule, a welcome briefing may be provided to acquaint you with the upcoming itinerary.

Day
2

Vilnius Old Town & Churches

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Vilnius Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Vilnius, renowned for its historical charm, notably its UNESCO-listed Old Town.

During the inclusive sightseeing walk, you will traverse the historic streets of the Old Town, exploring significant landmarks such as the Vilnius Cathedral, Lithuania's most important church, the 17th-century masterpiece St. Peter and Paul Church, the enchanting Roman Catholic church St. Anna's Church, the venerable Old University, and the world-renowned Gates of Dawn. Following the tour, enjoy some leisure time after lunch to unwind.

Overnight stay in Vilnius.

Included:
- Entrances to St. Peter and Paul Church, Gates of Dawn ...read less

Day
3

Vilnius-Trakai-Kaunas-Klaipeda

Today, we will journey to the enchanting Trakai Castle, situated on the shores of a picturesque lake.

It stands as the sole Gothic castle in the Baltic States constructed on a lake island. Following the tour, indulge in a well-deserved break at the local Karaim restaurant, savoring the flavors of the traditional pie known as "kibin."

In the afternoon, our exploration leads us to Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania. Embark on a guided sightseeing walk, where we'll visit Kaunas Castle—the oldest masonry castle in Lithuania—and the charming Town Hall, affectionately known by locals as the "White Swan."

Afterward, we'll proceed to Klaipeda, the third-largest city in Lithuania, nestled along the Baltic Sea coast. Check in at your hotel and enjoy a delightful dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Included:
- Entrances to Trakai Castle, Kaunas Castle ...read less

Day
4

Klaipeda – Nida – Klaipeda

Today, we are set to embark on an enthralling journey to the Curonian Spit, an exceptional coastal landscape distinguished by its sandy dunes and wooded areas.

After a brief ferry crossing from Klaipeda, our exploration begins at the Hill of Witches, followed by a delightful visit to the charming town of Nida, renowned for its brightly painted houses. Here, we will explore the High Dunes and Thomas Mann’s Summerhouse, the former retreat of the esteemed German writer.

Take advantage of free time for lunch at a local cafe before returning to the lively city of Klaipeda to immerse ourselves in its Old Town, a remarkable showcase of German architecture. Subsequently, transfer back to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Included in this memorable experience are entrances to Thomas Mann’s Summerhouse. ...read less

Day
5

Klaipeda – Siauliai - Bauska – Riga

Depart in the morning for Riga with captivating stops along the way.

We will begin with a visit to the charming beach resort town of Palanga in Lithuania.
Our next stop takes us to one of Lithuania's most awe-inspiring sights—the Hills of Crosses. After a delightful lunch, we proceed to explore the pearl of Latvia, Rundale Palace a masterpiece of baroque and rococo architecture surrounded by an exquisite French garden.

In the late afternoon, we arrive in Riga for check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Riga.

Included:
-Entrances to Rundale Palace ...read less

Day
6

Riga – Jurmala – Riga

Today you will see the very best of Riga, wander through cobblestone lanes and discover the historical highlights of the Old Town.

Visit Riga Castle, one of Latvia's largest medieval castles, the majestic Riga Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church with its impressive tower, an exclusive gate of Riga wall Swedish Gates, the medieval dwelling houses known as The Three Brothers, and iconic landmarks like the Large and Small Guild House, along with the Freedom Monument.

After a break for delightful lunch, we continue enjoy a leisurely exploration of Jurmala, Latvia’s renowned seaside town, with its miles of sandy beaches and refreshing pine-scented air. Transfer back to your hotel in Riga, and the evening is yours to relax.

Overnight in Riga. ...read less

Day
7

Riga – Sigulda – Riga

We will start the day on an enchanting journey to Sigulda, acclaimed as one of Latvia's most beautiful towns.

We will then explore the Turaida Medieval Castle, a historic fortress dating back to 1214, visit the charming wooden church built in 1750, and discover Gutman’s Cave, the largest cave in the Baltic region.
Enjoy some free time for independent exploration before heading to The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia, one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe.

Transfer back to Riga for dinner at the traditional Latvian restaurant. Overnight in Riga.

Included:
- Entrances to Turaida Medieval Castle, Gutman’s Cave, The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia ...read less

Day
8

Riga – Pärnu – Tallinn

Depart from Riga in the morning and follow the scenic coastal highway to Estonia’s southwestern coast, arriving in the idyllic mainland seaside resort of Parnu.

Enjoy a short walking tour to discover the charm of the area. Afterward, indulge in a delightful lunch before continuing your journey to Estonia’s medieval capital, Tallinn.

Check-in at your hotel. The evening is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight in Tallinn.

Depart from Riga in the morning and follow the scenic coastal highway to Estonia’s southwestern coast, arriving in the idyllic mainland seaside resort of Parnu.

Enjoy a short walking tour to discover the charm of the area. Afterward, indulge in a delightful lunch before continuing your journey to Estonia’s medieval capital, Tallinn.

Check-in at your hotel. The evening is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight in Tallinn.

Day
9

Tallinn

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Explore the medieval old town of Tallinn, renowned as one of the best-preserved in northern Europe.

Wander through the oldest streets and discover significant sights such as the Aleksander Nevskij Cathedral atop Toompea Hill, the medieval Dome Church, the vibrant Town Hall Square, the gothic symbol of Tallinn St. Olav’s Church, and Toompea Castle, home to the Estonian parliament.

After free time for lunch, venture to Estonia's most outstanding palatial and urban park - Kadriorg Park. We will conclude our journey with a farewell dinner at a medieval restaurant.

Included: Entrances to Aleksander Nevskij Cathedral ...read less

Day
10

International Flight Home

Private transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Private transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Vilnius, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle, Karaimų gatvė, Trakai, Trakai District Municipality, Lithuania

Kaunas, Kaunas City Municipality, Lithuania

Klaipėda, Klaipeda City Municipality, Lithuania

Šiauliai, Šiauliai City Municipality, Lithuania

Nida, Neringa Municipality, Lithuania

Bauska Municipality, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Jūrmala, Latvia

Sigulda, Latvia

Pärnu, Pärnu County, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Places You'll See

  • Vilnius

    The capital and largest city of Lithuania, Vilnius is known for its charming Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, adorned with narrow cobblestone streets, historic churches, and Baroque architecture. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage, with landmarks like Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Vladislav. Vilnius is a vibrant mix of medieval and modern influences, offering a diverse culinary scene and a lively arts community. 

  • Kaunas

    Situated at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers, Kaunas is Lithuania’s second-largest city. It is celebrated for its well-preserved Old Town, featuring landmarks such as Kaunas Castle and the Town Hall. With a youthful energy stemming from its student population, Kaunas is also recognized for its burgeoning arts scene, including the Devils’ Museum and the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum. 

  • Klaipeda

    Lithuania’s only seaport, Klaipeda is a picturesque coastal city on the Baltic Sea. The city boasts a blend of German and Scandinavian architectural influences due to its history as a Hanseatic League member. Klaipeda is known for its maritime heritage, exemplified by the Old Town’s charming architecture and the Meridianas sailing ship. The Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is easily accessible from Klaipeda.

  • Nida

    Located on the Curonian Spit, Nida is a serene resort town surrounded by sand dunes and the Baltic Sea. Known for its natural beauty, Nida is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and artists alike. Thomas Mann’s summer house, now a museum, pays homage to the town’s cultural significance. The landscape is dominated by the serene Curonian Lagoon on one side and the dynamic dunes on the other.

  • Siauliai

    Siauliai, the fourth-largest city in Lithuania, is characterized by its industrial and cultural significance. The city’s central point is the Hill of Crosses, a unique pilgrimage site adorned with thousands of crosses, symbolizing resilience and faith. Siauliai’s Chaim Frenkel Villa and the Sundial Square add to the city’s architectural appeal.

  • Bauska

    Nestled at the confluence of the Musa and Memele rivers, Bauska is a Latvian town renowned for its medieval Bauska Castle, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The town is a gateway to the picturesque Rundale Palace, a Baroque masterpiece surrounded by exquisite French gardens.

  • Riga

    Latvia’s capital and the largest city, Riga is a vibrant metropolis known for its well-preserved medieval Old Town and Art Nouveau architecture. The city’s landmarks include the iconic Riga Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, and the Freedom Monument. Riga is celebrated for its cultural events, lively nightlife, and a rich culinary scene, making it a popular destination for both history enthusiasts and modern urbanites.

  • Jurmala

    Situated along the Gulf of Riga, Jurmala is a renowned seaside resort town, famous for its long sandy beaches, spa facilities, and charming wooden architecture. With a peaceful atmosphere and a blend of natural beauty, Jurmala is a preferred retreat for relaxation and wellness, attracting visitors with its soothing sea air and therapeutic mineral waters.

  • Sigulda

    Nestled in the picturesque Gauja River valley, Sigulda is often referred to as the “Switzerland of Latvia” due to its stunning landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities. The town is a gateway to Gauja National Park and is dotted with medieval castles, including Turaida Castle and the ruins of Sigulda Castle, providing a glimpse into Latvia’s historical heritage.

  • Pärnu

    Located on the southwestern coast of Estonia, Pärnu is a popular summer resort known for its sandy beaches, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The town’s highlights include the Pärnu Beach Promenade, the Pärnu Museum, and the impressive Red Tower. Pärnu is a haven for spa enthusiasts, offering a range of wellness facilities.

  • Tallinn

    The capital and largest city of Estonia, Tallinn is a captivating blend of medieval charm and modern vitality. The UNESCO-listed Old Town boasts well-preserved medieval structures, including Toompea Castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Tallinn is also recognized for its innovative technology sector, bustling markets like Balti Jaama Turg, and a thriving arts and culinary scene. 

     

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Vilnius : Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

Klaipeda : National Hotel

Riga : Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel

Tallinn : Hilton Tallinn Park

Testimonials

Cathy M

Traveled November 2018

A perfect trip from start to finish.

A perfect trip from start to finish. Each country, each lodging, every event was well planned and thought out. The service was impeccable. My trip was to Africa and I feel that what we did was a true representation of the countries we visited. As a traveler, every detail was handled for me and my group. Thank you Yampu and Karolina

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Traveled May 2017

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