Journey through the Baltic States

Resort:Journey through the Baltic States 2
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Estonia
Price From: £1495.00


Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may be small, but they are confident, outward-looking nations, each with their own identity and distinct culture. The countries’ rich and colourful histories can be best appreciated in their capital cities, which all possess beautiful architecture, while the surrounding countryside features lakes, forests and wetlands, dotted with manor houses, medieval castles and splendid rococo churches.


Day 1: Fly to Tallinn, Estonia

Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Tallinn, via Riga, with airBaltic.
Transfer to the LErmitage Hotel (or similar) for
a 3-night stay. Welcome drink. (N)

Days 2-3: Tallinn

Morning walking tour of Tallinn, one of
northern Europes best-preserved medieval
towns. Founded in the early 13th century,
Tallinn has been influenced by periods of
Danish, German, Swedish and Russian control.
Highlights include the gothic town hall and
square, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and
Toompea castle, seat of Estonias parliament. Optional afternoon visit to Rocca al Mare
open-air museum. Following day at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Castles & Prnu Riga, Latvia

Drive to Riga in Latvia, stopping en route at the
13th-century ruins of Sigulda castle, Turaida
castle in the Gauja valley and the beachside
town of Prnu. Stay 2 nights at the Opera
Hotel & Spa. (B)

Day 5: Riga

Morning tour of Riga, the Baltics largest
and perhaps most beautiful city. The citys
extensive history has left a legacy of fine
architecture, including art nouveau. Highlights
include visits to the cathedral and an organ
recital to hear the impressive acoustics in
its Romanesque dome, the castle, St Peters
Church and the House of Blackheads. Visit Riga
Central Market and try some traditional Latvian
delicacies. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 6: Rundale Palace The Hill of Crosses
Vilnius, Lithuania

Morning journey across Latvia to Lithuania
via Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses,
a place of national pilgrimage. Continue to
Vilnius and stay 2 nights at the newly opened
Vilnia Hotel. (B)

Day 7: Vilnius

Morning tour of Vilnius, including Cathedral
Square, the Gate of Dawn, St Casimirs Church,
the Holy Spirit Church, the KGB museum and
Gediminas Tower. Afternoon at leisure or
optional visit to the picturesque 14th-century
Trakai castle. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London via Riga

Morning transfer to the airport and fly to
London, via Riga, with airBaltic. (B)

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