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Chicago, IL


Independent Baltics

This independent tour embraces all three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania each country with its own distinctive cultural tradition and historical heritage. The three capitals are renowned for their charming old town areas, full of architectural gems and the captivating countryside is worth discovering for its quaint towns and unique landscapes.
The tour includes accommodation in centrally located smaller hotels, transportation by private car with driver and English speaking guide for walking tours. Special attention has been given to the choice of hotels; they are all small and nicely located in the old parts of the cities making the visit even more enjoyable when in authentic surroundings.

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Note! Nationals of some countries require a visa for entry to one or all three of the Baltic States. Please advise if you are a national of a country other than the United States or Canada.

Day 1: Tallinn – Gateway to the Baltics
Arrival in Tallinn airport or harbor. Private transfer by sedan car to your hotel. Overnight accommodation.

Day 2: Tallinn
After breakfast explore the city’s most important sights on a three-hour walking tour of the old town. Time for a stroll to enjoy the wealth of its medieval architecture. From Toompea, the Castle hill for a magnificent view of the city and the Baltic Sea.
Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 3: Via Baltica
Today travel along the famous Via Baltica from Tallinn via Pärnu to Riga, the capital of Latvia. In August 1989 the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians formed a human chain through all the three countries, and Via Baltica symbolizing the road to freedom. Arrival in Riga in the evening for overnight accommodation.

Day 4: Riga–a Lesson of Architectural Styles
The morning sightseeing introduces Riga’s historic sights, displaying a wide variety of architectural styles. Overnight in Riga.

Day 5: Lithuania – Outpost of Latin Culture
Tour proceeds to the town of Siaulilai, for a spectacular sight: a mound covered with thousands of big and small crosses. The locals call this place the Hill of Crosses. Then onwards to Kaunas, the former capital of Lithuania. Continue to Vilnius for overnight accommodation.

Day 6: Vilnius
In the morning a close view of the monumental sights of Vilnius, all bearing witness to the rich history of the city. They include the Cathedral, the University, which dates back to the 1570’s, and the white church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 7: Back home
Transfer to Vilnius airport for your continuing flight.
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