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Vilnius, Tallinn & Riga

With the curtain of communism lifted, it didn't take long for Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia to enter the city break scene

9 nights from £699 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Boasting effortlessly photogenic old towns, these cities will fascinate with their rich and colourful history...

Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £699pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £799pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly direct to Vilnius. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 2

Vilnius: Most people will want to spend their time in Vilnius around the city’s Old Town, which boasts an eclectic mix of Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles dating back as far as the Middle Ages. Today a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pilies Street operates as the hub of Old Town’s market and café life.

Day 3

Vilnius: Once you’ve explored Vilnius’ sightseeing essentials, take time to discover the district of Užupis. Sometimes compared to Monmartre in Paris or Christiania in Copenhagen, Užupis is a “republic” of artists with its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, one of the oldest graveyards in Vilnius (Bernardine Cemetery), seven bridges, and a guardian (the bronze angel of Užupis). Definitely worth a visit!

Day 4

Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the direct flight to Tallinn. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 5

Tallinn: A patchwork of historic areas, the Estonian capital has an eight hundred year old past for you to unravel. The biggest attraction is the picture postcard medieval old town; compact and contained within a mostly intact city wall sprinkled with towers, it has an almost fairytale charm.  In the Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square and main square of the old town) is the old Town Hall, a gothic limestone building dating back to the 13th Century which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Follow the old streets to the top of Toompea Hill where you will find the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox masterpiece complete with onion domes.

Day 6

Tallinn: If you feel ready to move out from exploring the Old Town, The Kadriorg area is good to explore. Home to the Estonian President’s residence, museums and many embassies, you can also see the baroque Kadriorg Palace built by Peter the Great. Now home to the Art Museum, the vast Park that surrounds it is a great place for a leisurely stroll around the flowers, lake and monuments and to see the Japanese Garden.

Day 7

Make your own way to the bus station for the journey by coach to Riga where you will spend 3 nights. Sit back and relax in your comfortable reclining seat where you can make use of the free Wifi, hot drinks and individual touchscreen media system. Journey time is 4hrs 25mins.

Day 8

Riga: Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture is abundant in Riga, so much so that a lot of the city is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Examples are spread around the city or just head straight for Alberta iela (Albert Street). In the heart of the old town, Doma Laukums is the largest square in Riga and home to the Dome Cathedral. Having undergone several transformations it has several styles and is home to a famous organ which is still in regular use.

Day 9

Riga: One of the city’s most recognised buildings is the beautiful House of the Blackheads, badly damaged in World War II, and its ruins subsequently demolished by the Russians, it’s reconstruction ended in 1999. Next door, in deliberate stark contrast, is the Occupation Museum detailing the difficulties of being Latvian under the Nazis and the Soviets. Another popular attraction is the 13th century St Peter’s Church with its amazing tower which was historically built of wood. These days you can take a lift to the top for the most spectacular view of the city. The Latvian Freedom monument was erected in 1934 and is the Latvian symbol of independence, and certainly worth seeing.

Day 10

Join the private transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Direct flights from the UK to Vilnius returning from Riga
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Vilnius
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Tallinn
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Riga
 Direct flight from Vilnius to Tallinn
 Direct flight from Tallinn to Riga
 Return private airport transfers
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… This is an excellent hotel situated in the old town within easy walking distance of many attractions.

Location… Situated on a quiet street in Vilnius Old Town.

Accommodation… All rooms have a satellite TV, a fast free Wi-Fi and telephones. Deluxe and superior rooms include a mini-bar with a range of beverages, as well as different kinds of snacks, for additional charge. All rooms are non-smoking. Room service is available 24/7.

Facilities… Breakfast room, luggage storage service, souvenir and gift shop.

5 Reviews

Our opinion… A traditionally styled hotel with a relaxed atmosphere in an outstanding location.

Location… This hotel is centrally located just one block from the main square, the shopping area and the main places of cultural interest.

Accommodation… Rooms are modern, comfortable and attractive. Most rooms have shower only. All rooms have television, mini bar, television & hairdryer.

Facilities… There is a restaurant located in the basement of the hotel. The very traditional baiari kelder is in the style of a German bierstube - grey brick walls, roaring fire places and 19th century furniture creating an inviting relaxed atmosphere.

Transport… The nearest bus stop is a two minute walk from the hotel.

11 Reviews

Our opinion… An excellent choice of hotel for those wishing to stay in central Riga.

Location… Located in the centre of Riga, close to Riga's central market and the bus/train station. This hotel is a 5-10 minute gentle stroll to the old town.

Accommodation… Rooms are of a good size and standard and decorated in light wood and natural colours. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer and satellite television.

Facilities… The hotel restaurant offers a range of local Latvian and international dishes.

14 Reviews

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