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.
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.
Accommodations, breakfast daily, some lunches and dinners,
transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees, English
These countries can be visited
using a self drive car or even better take a chauffeur
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