Baltic Summer Luxury - Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia - 9D/8N

| Estonia | | Lithuania | | Latvia | Vilnius | Riga | Tallinn | Muhu Island |
Enquire Now

Summary

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are tiny. Yet in this wonderfully compact space there are three completely distinct cultures to discover – with different languages, different traditions and markedly different temperaments. By way of example, you need only look at the three unique yet equally compelling capitals: flamboyantly baroque Vilnius, chic art-nouveau Rīga and majestically medieval Tallinn.

During this trip you will experience all this during the privately guided tours, moving comfortably between destinations in private luxury transportation and staying in carefully selected hotels.

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Vilnius International Airport (VNO).

Upon your arrival in Vilnius, your private driver will welcome you at the arrival hall in the airport and will take you to the hotel which is located in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town. 

The estimated time of transfer is 20 minutes.

After you check-in to your hotel and have some rest, you will then enjoy a privately guided Vilnius sightseeing tour.

Vilnius is the baroque beauty of the Baltics. The capital of Lithuania may be a long way north and east, but it's quintessentially continental, with Europe's largest baroque old town at its heart. It is also a combination of cobbled alleys, crumbling corners, majestic hilltop views, breakaway states and traditional artists' workshops.

This is a private tour, so the programme will be customized according to your special interests and preferences. This tour will take about 3 hours.

Your accommodation for the next 2 nights will be at PACAI Hotel.

PACAI Hotel is the first Design Hotel in the Baltic states, opened its doors in the spring 2018.

This stunning Baroque palace, the former residence of Lithuanian nobles Pacai, was one of the most ornate in Vilnius for a few centuries. Dating back to 1677, the palace had witnessed the times of Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth, the rule of Russian tsars and Napoleon’s grand entrance to Vilnius.

Combining the noble traditions of 17-18th century bon-vivant lifestyle, historical architecture and vibrant modern design, PACAI hotel enjoys the most privileged position in the heart of Vilnius Old Town, on the main Didžioji Street. One of the oldest streets in Vilnius, Didžioji Street is dotted with boutique shops, embassies, cafes and restaurants. It used to be the most important historical artery of Vilnius, where majestic State ceremonies used to take place, leading to the nearby square of the City Hall.

The hotel is just minutes away from the city’s most important sites, including the old City Hall, Vilnius University (founded in 1579), National Philharmonics, the Gates of Dawn, Cathedral Square, Gediminas Castle, Bernardinai Garden and St. Anne’s Church and many other beautiful old churches, museums and the best city’s restaurants.

ACCOMMODATION: PACAI Hotel

Day 2

Today, after breakfast at PACAI Hotel in the heart of Vilnius, you will enjoy a trip to Trakai (in total about 4 hours) and a privately guided tour of Trakai Castle.

Trakai is famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle. This was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political centre, headquarters of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the capital of Lithuania. Today, Trakai attracts visitors to this wonderful place offering refuge from a hectic city life, with walks around the beautiful area or boat trips on one of the numerous lakes.

Then you will enjoy a boat tour on one of the lakes of Trakai. After the castle visit you will be picked up from the nearby pier for a boat tour on the beautiful lake. You will have a relaxing ride on a comfortable, modern and ecological boat while enjoying some snacks and refreshments on the sun deck. 

ACCOMMODATION: PACAI Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 3

After the breakfast your private driver will be ready to take you to the capital of Latvia, Riga.

Estimated time of transfer is 4 hours.

Upon arrival in Riga, you will be accommodated at the Dome Hotel & Spa (a member of Relais & Châteaux).

Dome Hotel & SPA - a unique architectural monument of UNESCO, established 400 years ago and renovated in 2009 by Latvian designers, artists and craftsmen using the latest global technologies.

Dome Hotel & Spa is located within a short walk to Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle, St. James's Cathedral, St. John's Church, The Three Brothers, Latvian National Opera, National Theatre and other historical sites: 3 km drive to Riga Central Station and 15 km from Riga international airport.

Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

ACCOMMODATION: Dome Hotel & Spa
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4

Afer breakfast at your hotel you will enjoy a privately guided Riga walking tour.

During the tour you’ll walk along the narrow streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the splendours of the Dome Cathedral, Big and Small Guild Houses and the Riga Castle. The tour starts at the Town Hall Square - the central square of the city from 13th up to 19th century. The most famous building on the square is the magnificent Blackheads’ House. You will also see such famous spots as the St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, Powder Tower and many others. Tour is accustomed to your preferences. 

After this 3-hour tour, you will then have a privately guided Jurmala tour.

Jurmala is a seaside resort just 20 km from Riga. The natural curative features of this place were already well known more than 150 years ago. Nowadays golden beaches, blue sea, fresh air and the unique beauty of pine forests attract tourists from all over the world. You can see wooden country houses of the beginning of the 20th century alongside with modern cottages there.

You will then return to your hotel in Riga.
 
ACCOMMODATION: Dome Hotel & Spa
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Today, after the breakfast your private driver will be ready to take you to a small and charming island of Muhu in Estonia.

Estimated transfer time is 6 hours including a 30 minute ferry ride.

Your accommodation with dinner included will be at Pädaste Manor (Small Luxury Hotel of the World).

This secret Baltic hideaway on the Island of Muhu is a refreshing five star escape in a picturesque manor overlooking a breathtaking coastline, with a fantastic restaurant where you can try New Estonian cuisine.

You will have time to indulge in pampering spa treatments and explore a totally unspoiled island. Pädaste Manor is the epitome of simple luxury - elegant, romantic and supremely comfortable.

ACCOMMODATION: Padaste Manor
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

After breakfast, you will have a private horseback riding tour on Muhu Island.

You will be taking to the ride along the shore or through the meadows and forests of the Muhu Island. This is a true experience and one of the best ways to discover the island. The ride is well guided and fun for the experienced and not so experienced rider alike.

The duration of the tour is about 5 hours.

ACCOMMODATION: Padaste Manor
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 7

After the breakfast your private driver will take you to the mainland Estonia.

The journey to Tallinn will take approximately 3 hours including a 30 minute ferry trip.

You will stay at Hotel Telegraaf (Autograph Collection). The story of this hotel is the story of Tallinn. It is fitting that the ancient cultural centre of Estonia should now boast an elegant five star hotel at its very heart in its most ancient and distinguished Vene Street – the street of hospitality.

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Telegraaf
MEALS: Breakfast 
 

Day 8

After breakfast at Hotel Telegraaf, you will have a privately guided Tallinn Old Town walking tour.

On this privately guided tour you will walk inside the city walls of Tallinn Old Town. You will pass the central square of Raekoja Plats where The Tallinn Town Hall is located. The square hosts many concerts during the summer time.

You will continue the walking up the cobble stone streets of Old town to the Kiek in de Kok Tower. From the artillery tower you can literally peep into the kitchens of surrounding houses. You continue the way up to Toompea Hill where you will have amazing views over Tallinn. At Toompea Hill, you will see the Aleksander Nevski Orthodox Cathedral and the rose-coloured building of the Estonian Parliament.

Your local guide will adjust the tour according to your preferences and interests. Possible additions to the tour are market visits or chocolate/marzipan workshop.

This tour will take approximately 4 hours. After it you can enjoy your afternoon and evening at leisure. 

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Telegraaf
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 9

After breakfast at the hotel it is time to check out from the hotel. Your private driver will be waiting for you in the lobby and take you to the airport. Estimated time of transfer to Tallinn Airport (TLL) is 20 minutes.

The end of the trip!

MEALS: Breakfast

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

The air holiday packages shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is T7077. We are a member of the Travel Trust Association U1373. Please see our booking conditions for more information. Hurlingham Travel® Hurlingham Travel Services® are registered trade marks of Hurlingham Travel Services Limited.

Website designed & powered by Hurlingham Travel