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Baltic States

Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki
Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki
loved their trip to Baltic States

This 3-week, multi-destination trip through Warsaw and Krakow, the Baltic States, and Helsinki was a prelude to joining a Viking River Cruise from St. Peterburg to Moscow, in which Eddie and his agency were not involved. We wanted to visit Poland and the Baltics because we'd never been there and were interested in learning more about them. The trip that Eddie planned for us did not disappoint. The personal experiences, tours, and other activities Eddie arranged helped us come away much better informed about the history, the culture, and, yes, even the politics, of the region, and we have a much better appreciation now for those countries.
Trip Details
Traveled
As a couple
Travel dates
September 9, 2019
Trip type
Classic

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki
Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki
October 1, 2019
Best parts:
The best parts of our trip were the one-on-one personal encounters and experiences with local residents and local culture that Eddie from *** Agency arranged for us, such as home-hosted dinners, cooking and baking lessons, music and dance concerts and recitals, and private walking tour guides who brought unique and informed perspective and insights to our visits. We also were very pleased with the hotels Eddie reserved for us. Nothing fancy, but each was clean, comfortable, very centrally-located, and included a very good breakfast. And we loved the local food and beers and, in some locales, local liqueurs.
Worst parts:
I can't think of anything that we actually disliked. Not surprisingly, not every experience hit all our buttons. We were disappointed in a marzipan painting lesson in a popular candy factory in Tallinn; no real instruction, and we were just handed paintbrushes, food coloring, and some marzipan and told to paint. On the other hand, the visit was curated by a retired, 60-year employee of the factory who was a real character and had some wonderful stories to tell.
Edvinas
Agency's response
Edvinas
Dear Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki Thank you so much for traveling with us and sharing memories of this amazing experience you had in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, ...Dear Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki Thank you so much for traveling with us and sharing memories of this amazing experience you had in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland! I am thrilled to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the personalized elements such as home-hosted meals, food classes, and meeting local people. Evaneos is all about trips made by locals and we are so happy that you could sense that. Once again, thank you for your business and always welcome to come back with your friends and family! We also have beautiful trips in other countries surrounding the Baltic Sea for the years to come! EddieSee more
Evaneos' response
Dear Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki, Thank you for your feedback! We are more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to Baltic States and we are looking forward to see you...Dear Craig and Sandy in Poland, the Baltic States, and Helsinki, Thank you for your feedback! We are more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to Baltic States and we are looking forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Your Evaneos Team!See more
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