DAY 1

vilnius1Arrival to Vilnius. Hotel accommodation. An afternoon city tour of Old Town of Vilnius includes its main attractions: the Cathedral, St.Anne’s Church, Gate of Dawn with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and Vilnius University, private museum of amber located in the 16th century cellar.

 

DAY 2

7A full day tour to Kaunas, the second largest town of the country, visiting the capital of pre-war Lithuania. City tour includes the Town Hall Square with its Gothic and Baroque churches, Ciurlionis Picture Gallery and Devils’ Museum.

 

DAY 3

6A morning trip to Trakai, the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to visit the 15th century insular castle. An afternoon tour in Vilnius features places related to the country’s recent history: the KGB Museum – a place where thousands of Lithuanians were interrogated before being deported to Siberia during the Soviet times and the Parliament building – a symbol of Lithuania’s courageous fight for freedom in 1991.

Optional

5A visit to the Exhibition Christianity in Lithuanian Art featuring Lithuania’s millennial history of Christian culture – paintings, sculpture, graphic, other works in the gothic, renaissance, baroque, neo classical styles, unique folk art works on religious themes. The treasures of the Vilnius Cathedral – a national relic lost for decades and found only in mid-1980s is for the first time displayed for the public.

 

DAY 4

rygaDeparture to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place of national pilgrimage, and the impressive Baroque Rundale Palace created by B.Rastrelli. Late afternoon arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Hotel accommodation.

 

DAY 5

Riga DomeA morning walking tour of the Old Town of Riga with a visit to the Dome Cathedral. Free afternoon.

 

 

 

DAY 6

siguldaDrive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. En route stop in Sigulda, located in the picturesque Gauja valley dotted with caves and castles. Late afternoon arrival in Estonia’s capital. Hotel accommodation.

 

 

DAY 7

tallinnA city tour of Tallinn features the Old Town with its Town Hall Square, numerous churches, the Toompea Castle. Afternoon visit to Rocca-al-Mare Ethnographic Museum. Hotel accommodation.

 

 

DAY 8

Departure from Tallinn.