New Year in the Baltic States

Destination: Tallinn
Availability: December 2019-January 2020
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish,Portuguese, French

DAY 1 : Arrival to VILNIUS
Arrival to the city, optional transfer to the Hotel Artis Centrum**** or comparable, check-in, welcome meeting with the tour leader. Overnight.
DAY 2 : VILNIUS
Morning dedicated to the walking guided tour of the lithuanian capital. Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning walking tour of the Old Town includes Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. The evening offers an optional folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas. Overnight
DAY 3: VILNIUS-RIGA
Heading for Riga, the first stop is the Hill of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing into Latvia we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon, check-in at Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija***** or comparable.. Overnight.
DAY 4: RIGA
Morning dedicated to the walking guided tour of the latvian capotal. Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles and by the end of December the whole city is preparing for a vibrant New Year celebration. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon offers an optional tour to Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. The tour ends with warming drink with the traditional Riga Black Balsam. In the evening we enjoy an entertaining and fabulous New Year Gala. Overnight
DAY 5: RIGA
Morning at leisure. Late afternoon offers an optional excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest wooden log house in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional Latvian dinner before going back to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 6: RIGA-TALLINN
The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon, check-in at the Hotel L’Ermitage**** or comparable. Overnight.
DAY 7: TALLINN
Morning dedicated to the walking guided tour of the estonian capital. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The Old Town is magical all the year but it is at its best in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, where the magic is felt at every corner. The walking tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall. In the afternoon an optional excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU, the award-winning new Estonian art museum, with its collections of classic and contemporary fine art. The evening offers an optional medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv.Overnight.
DAY 8: TALLINN-Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for private visits and shopping. Optional transfer to the airport.
Package prices per person:
EUR 810.00 (in double room)
EUR 305.00 (single room supplement)
The package includes:
7 overnights at well located 4 stars hotel
7 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with juice
3 hours walking guided tour of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn old towns
Entrances to Old University in Vilnius, Rundale Palace and medieval Great Guild Hall in Tallinn
New year Gala dinner and party at the hotel or in a restaurant in the city
Service of 1st class cars or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Service of English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish speaking tour guide
Services and taxes
The package does not include:
Flight tickets
Visa (if required)
The entrances not specifically indicated in the program
Insurances ( including travel and cancellation)
Tips and any other services and extra not specifically indicated under “ the package includes”
Optional Services
Transfer from the airport/bus station to the Hotel: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
3-hour excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle: EUR 40.00
Folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas: EUR 40.00
3-hours visit to Riga Art Nouveau district with a visit to Art Nouveau museum: EUR 30.00
3-hour excursion to Lido Recreational Centre with a 3-course Latvian meal: EUR 50.00
3-hour excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to KUMU: EUR 40.00
Medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv: EUR 40.00
Half bord – 6 x 3 course dinners at hotel: EUR 170.00
Transfer from the Hotel to the airport/bus station: EUR 35.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
Extra night in the hotel at arrival or at departure (upon request)
Payment conditions:
20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before the beginning of the tour
Cancellation conditions:
40-21 days before the beginning of the tour: 50% refund
20-15 days before the beginning of the tour: 20% refund
Less than 15 days before the beginning of the tour: no refund
Dates of the tours:
GNY01: 28.12.2019 – 04.01.2020