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Baltic States...

  Here is a quick visit to the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Each has a long and rich history. If possible, arrange to stay a little bit longer than this itinerary offers.

Day 1   Arrive Tallinn (fly in or arrive by high speed catamaran ferry ride from Helsinki, Finland) Sightseeing tour of the city.
Day 2   Explore the city on your own.
Day 3   Depart for the summer city of Parnu, famous for its spas. Visit the harbour with its romantic piers. Overnight.
Day 4   Travel along the famous Via Baltica to Vilnius, Lithuania's capital.  Overnight.
Day 5   Morning excursion to the village of Trakai, home to the people of Karaite. Visit a medieval castle, located on a small island connected to the mainland by a picturesque bridge. Afternoon in Vilnius to get a close view of the historical monuments and famous sites including the Cathedral and the University.
Day 6   Continue to Kaunas, Lithuania's former capital.  Take  walking tour of the old town. After lunch, continue to Riga.
Day 7   Morning sightseeing tour of Riga's historic sights.  Visit the ethnographic open-air musuem, exhibiting the life and culture of Latvia.
Day 8   On the way to Tartu, cross the border in Valga, a divided city.  Part of the inhabitants live in Latvia and the rest in Estonia. Tartu is the oldest city and the scientific center of Estonia. Return to Tallinn for overnight.
 

Included:

Accommodations, breakfast daily, some lunches and dinners, transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees, English speaking guides.

 

 

What Else!

These countries can be visited using a self drive car or even better take a chauffeur driven car.

 

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