Enjoy the best of Lithuania and Latvia and create unforgettable memories! Visit each state’s capital Vilnius and Riga, while you marvel at the medieval architecture and history of these locales. See the fairy tale castle situated on the island, authentic and historical place – The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Be impressed by beautiful Lithuanian seaside – another place included into UNESCO World heritage list. Get to know Sigulda, also known as “Switzerland of Latvia” and medieval town of Cēsis.
Tallinn hotel/apartments, etc.
Private; it could be changed according to the interests
Min of 2 persons
Arrive at Vilnius Airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel. Overnight
After breakfast a three hour trip around Vilnius city and its surroundings. Visiting the most popular places in the city: The Old town, Uzupis area, Church of St. Peter and Paul, Puckoriai Exposure and others. Then travel to medieval Trakai town and Paneriai Memorial Park. Trakai is famous for its magnificent scenery and medieval castle, which is the only castle in all Eastern Europe, situated on the island and is the best repository of magnificent Lithuanian Grand Dukes history.
In the evening drive back to Vilnius. Overnight.
Day tour according to your interests. The first option is to Anyksciai area and let you discover Lithuanian countryside: nature, tradditions, customs and ethnographic crafts. If you seek to improve your knowledge about Lithuanian history, especialy for the soviet regime, then trip to Dzukija county will be the perfect option for you. For the city tour lovers we pick the tour to the second biggest city in Lithuania – Kaunas, which has cozy old town and is rich by interwar architecture.
The trip to the gem of Lithuanian landscape – The Curonian Spit National Park, which is 98 km long peninsula between Baltic Sea and the Curonian Bay, formed more than 5 000 years ago by the sea surge and streams, sand and wind. It gives an unforgettable impression to visitors with its wind-blown dunes, bright pine forest and authentic homesteads in Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila and Nida. This object has received the global community recognition and was included in UNESCO World heritage list as a cultural landscape site with a multitude of natural and cultural heritage assets.
The day is dedicated to explore Klaipėda- Lithuania’s unfrozen port city and oldest city in Lithuania already mentioned in 1252. You will visit Klaipėda old town which is very different from other Lithuania’s old towns: with planned structure of streets and the influence of German culture. Later on you will visit the only one in Europe – Cold War museum In Plateliai, which tells about armament competition between SSRS and USA after World War II. The first ballistic missile base nowadays is transformed to the museum where you will feel the power and absurdity of Cold War. And finally, the Hill of Crosses is one more authentic, unique and historical place in Lithuania. The history of the hill starts in in middle of XIX cent., when people started to plant crosses here. During the years the meaning of the hill was changing but today it is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Lithuania. You will be overwhelmed by uncountable amount of crosses in different sizes and shapes which stays here for many different reasons. Arrival to Riga.
Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
Your first stop, if traveling from Riga to Tallinn, will be Sigulda. There, you will visit a bobsleigh track, Gutmana Cave and Turaida Castle. In addition, see amazing sights from the top of a mountain (Gauja River).
Later on stop at small Cesis which is famous for medieval castle ruins, a nice park and Old city of Cesis.
Drop off at Tallinn/Riga.