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COUNTRIES

Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY

• Guided City Tour of Tallinn
• Visit the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn
• Visit the Gauja National Park in Sigulda
• Guided Tour of Jurmala
• Visit the Three Brothers in Riga
• Ride the Funicular Railway to Gediminas hill in Vilnius
• Guided City Tour of Warsaw.

HOTELS

2 nights at Hotel Tallinn Seaport or similar in Tallinn.
2 nights
at Hotel Hanza Riga or similar in Riga.
2 nights at Hotel ibis Styles or similar in Vilnius.
1 night
at Hotel ibis Kaunas or similar in Kaunas.
1 night at Hotel Novotel Warszawa Airport or similar in Warsaw.

MEALS

Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast Everyday
Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Eggs, Fruits and
Juice.

Enjoy Indian / Continental Meals in Europe
A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus

SIGHTSEEING

Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager).

Estonia

• Guided City Tour of Tallinn.

Lithuania

• Guided Walking tour of Siauliai.

 

• Visit the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn.

 

• Visit to the hill of Crosses at Siauliai.

 

• Visit the Rocca Al Mare in Tallinn.

 

• Visit to Trakai Castle in Vilnius.

 

• Visit the Turaida Castle in Sigulda.

 

• Guided City Tour of Vilnius.

 

• Visit the Gauja National Park in Sigulda.

 

• Visit the St. Peter and Paul church in Vilnius.

Latvia

• Guided Tour of Jurmala.

 

• Ride the Funicular Railway to Gediminas hill.

 

• Visit the House of Blackheads in Riga.

 

• Visit to Gediminas Pilis in Vilnius.

 

• Visit the Riga Dom Cathedral in Riga.

 

• Guided City Tour of Kaunas.

 

• Visit the Three Brothers in Riga.

Poland

• Guided City Tour of Warsaw.

Day 1

Arrive into Tallinn

Begin your ‘Baltic Pearls’ Tour

Welcome to Tallinn - Largest city of Estonia. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs.

The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight at the hotel in Tallinn. (Dinner)

Day 2

Guided City Tour of Tallinn

Visit the Kadriorg Palace

Visit the Rocca Al Mare

After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a guided city tour of Tallinn. Your journey begins with a drive through the beautiful district of Kadriorg, where we will visit the Kadriorg Palace, the summer palace for the family of Russian tsar PeterI. You will also see the Toompea Hill, Parliament building, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church and Town Hall Square.

Next, we see Estonia’s oldest church the Dome Church, which was founded in the early 13th century by the earliest Danish conquerors of the region and stands on Toompea hill, with its fine views over the town and harbor. Later, we proceed to visit the Rocca al Mare. Sitting at the western edge of the city, Rocca al Mare is best known as the site of the sprawling Estonian Open Air Museum, where 19th-century village life is recreated.
Overnight at the hotel in Tallinn. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3

Visit the Turaida Castle in Sigulda

Visit the Gauja National Park

Onto Riga

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Sigulda. On arrival, we visit the Turaida Castle. The castle was one of the Riga Archbishops’ residencies.Enjoy amazing view from the main watch tower down to primeval valley of river Gauja, Dainu Hill and Gauja National Park.

Next, we visit the Gauja National Park, the largest national park in Latvia. One third of all Latvian natural preserves and more than 500 cultural and historical monuments can be found here. In the evening we drive to Riga, the city of Art Nouveau, rich history and marvellous architecture.

Overnight at the hotel in Riga. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4

Guided Tour to Jurmala

Visit the House of Blackheads

Visit the Riga Dom Cathedral

Visit the Three Brothers

See Riga Castle & the Swedish Gate

After a buffet breakfast, we drive to Jurmala a city full of contrasts. On your guided city tour of Jurmala, see the beautiful beach and walk the crowded pedestrian streets full with bars and cafes. Also, see the other side of Jurmala, quiet tree lined streets, 100 year old wooden mansions and soviet era eyesores and stunning nature reserves.

Next, we proceed to visit the house of Blackheads, one of Riga’s architectural gems. The showpiece of the brick building is its facade with its decorated gables in the style of the Dutch Renaissance. The front is also adorned by an astronomic clock, St. Mary, St. Mauritius. Inside the building, you can visit the wonderful banqueting hall on the top floor and the Blackheads’ silver collection.

Next, we proceed to Visit the Riga Dom Cathedral, the seat of Latvian Archbishop. It is the biggest medieval church and one of the oldest religious buildings in Latvia and in the whole Baltic region.

After that, we take you to visit the Three Brothers, which is the oldest stone residential houses in Rīga. This house was built in the late 15th century.

They are all together called the Three Brothers and represent different development stages of medieval dwelling houses in the period when houses were built on narrow plots of land. The Three Brothers complex today houses the State Inspection for Heritage Protection and the Latvian Museum of Architecture.

Later, we drive past the Riga Castle which on the banks of River Daugava in Riga is the official residence of the President of Latvia as well as home to several museums. We also see the Swedish Gate which was erected 1698 as a part of the Riga Wall to provide access to barracks outside the city wall.

Overnight at the hotel in Riga. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5

Onto Rundale

Visit to Rundale Palace

Onto Siauliai

Walking Tour of Siauliai

Visit to the Hill of Crosses

Drive to Vilnius

After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive towards Rundale. On arrival, we proceed to visit one of the country’s hidden gems - The Rundale Palace, designed by the Italian architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, famous for the Hermitage and Peterhof in Russia. It is quite simply one of the most stunning buildings in the Baltic region. The Palace is set amongst lovely gardens and parklands. Crystal chandeliers, silk wallpaper, sculptures, luxurious tiled fireplaces, mirrors, elegant galleries and refined colors and frescos were made by Italian artists Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucchi.

Next, we drive to Siauliai, the fourth largest city in Lithuania. We take a walking tour of Siauliai where you will see the fountain “Solar discs”, one of the oldest Sun clocks in Lithuania on the wall of St. Apostles Peter and Paul Cathedral.

We also visit The Hill of Crosses, where the Pope John Paul II held the most highly attended mass in the country during his visit to Lithuania in 1993. Interspersed amongst the crosses are traditional
Lithuanian koplytstulpis - wooden figures - and magnificent stone statues of Christ.

We then proceed to Vilnius. Overnight at the hotel in Vilinus. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6

Visit to Trakai Castle Guided City Tour of Vilinus
Visit the St. Peter and Paul Church

Ride the Funicular Railway on Gediminas Hill

After a buffet breakfast, we let the landscape slide past your window as you drive to Trakai, located to the west of Vilnius. This town, famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle, was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre. We visit the Trakai castle, a 15th century Castle and museum (in the middle of lake Galve), which is the only island castle throughout Eastern Europe. It is one of the most often visited historical-architectural monuments in Lithuania.

Later, we return to Vilinus and proceed on a guided city tour of Vilinus. See the Cathedral square, Gediminas Avenue, KGB Museum, Lukiskiu Square. Stop to visit St Peter and Paul’s Church before continuing on to see Vilnius University, President Palace and the Jewish Quarter.

Next, we take a funicular which takes people from the foot of Gediminas Hill to the top.

Overnight at the hotel in Vilinus. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 7

Onto Kaunas

Guided City Tour of Kaunas

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Kaunas, the city that has two faces: the old one and the new one. We proceed on a guided city tour of Kaunas during which we see Kaunas Old Town with its miracle Castle, Kaunas City Hall, Thunder House, the longest bridge in the world and Liberty Avenue, which is one of the longest avenues of Lithuania.

Overnight at the hotel in Kaunas. (Breakfast, Local Dinner)

Day 8

Onto Warsaw

Guided City Tour of Warsaw

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and proceed to Warsaw- capital of Poland. On arrival, we take you for a guided city tour of Warsaw. We visit the Old Town Square Market - originally constructed in the late 13th century. It was restored after World War II to its beautiful prewar charm, lined with 17th and 18th century houses, shops, and restaurants. See the Castle Square, King Sigismund’s Column, St. John’s Cathedral and the Barbican.

Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9

Return Home with Wonderful Memories

Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Baltic Pearls’ ends as you check out of the hotel. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.

(Breakfast)

Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However all the sightseeing will remain the same.


Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 1,390

USD 995

USD 845

Single room supplement USD 485 per person. • *As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.• **As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child. • Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room. • Peak season supplement may be applicable.

Kindly check with your Sales Officer for details.

 

 

What your Tour Price includes

1.

Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.

3. Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as

2.

Services of an SOTC Tour Manager.

mentioned in the itinerary.


What your Tour Price does not include

  1. Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
  2. Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  3. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  4. Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
  5. Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  6. Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
  7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Visa Requirements

You must be in possession of a valid Multiple Entry Schengenstatin Visa. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements

For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into Tallinn and depart from Warsaw. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Departure Dates*

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May 2017

15, 29

June 2017

12, 26

July 2017

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

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Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.

Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Paris Air show, the Motor show, etc the hotels may be blocked out more than 1 year in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended.