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10 days, 3 countries, national parks and hidden gem UNESCO World Heritage capital cities. Embark on the Ultimate Baltic adventure involving hiking, cycling, nordic walking, sea-kayaking and hot air ballooning! Our knowledgeable and experienced local tour conductors laid the groundwork for truly authentic experiences, home-hosted meals, sauna and meetings with locals across endl...

10 days, 3 countries, national parks and hidden gem UNESCO World Heritage capital cities. Embark on the Ultimate Baltic adventure involving hiking, cycling, nordic walking, sea-kayaking and hot air ballooning! Our knowledgeable and experienced local tour conductors laid the groundwork for truly authentic experiences, home-hosted meals, sauna and meetings with locals across endlessly captivating Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Your group tour

Day 1: Welcome to Lithuania!

Arrival in Vilnius...

• Upon arrival at Vilnius Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to the hotel
• Join the orientation walk to get better acquainted with your surroundings
• In the evening, take part in a welcome dinner organized by your tour leader

Visited:
Vilnius

Day 2: Old Town Walking Tour, Hike & Trakai 

• Start with a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Vilnius
• Embark on a hike to the Vilnia falls
• Catch a local train to Trakai. Hike around the picturesque lake and visit the stunning red brick island castle

Active time: 9 hours (15 km / 9 mi walking and hiking)

Visited:
VilniusTrakai

Day 3: The Highlands, Kayaking & Small Villages

• Early birds can opt for a hot air balloon flight over the city (weather permitting). Afterwards, depart the capital to explore the deep forests, clear lakes, and authentic local life in the Highlands
• Begin with a scenic drive through Verkiai regional park and Asveja. Head to Highlands National Park to visit the authentic villages of Paluse, Ginuciai, and Stripeikiai
• Enjoy a traditional home-hosted lunch and a leisurely kayaking trip through the streams and lakes of the park
• Visit the cozy old town of Utena. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with local wine and cider tasting

Active time: 10 hours (5 km / 3 mi walking, 3 km / 2 mi kayaking)

Visited:
VilniusAnykščiaiUtena

Day 4: Cycling, Treetop Walk and Backroads to Riga

• Cycle the scenic route in Anyksciai along River Sventoji and climb the impressive treetop path
• Get in the van for a scenic drive on Lithuania’s backroads, meandering through forests, farmland and villages
• In Birzai, enjoy a local lunch in a family-owned cafe and visit the beautiful castle. Walk the wooden bridge across the lake to reach the idyllic Astravas Manor
• Visit the Kirkilai karst lake region and enjoy the views before continuing to Riga. Upon arrival join an orientation walk and prepare for dinner at a local restaurant

Active time: 10 hours (5 km / 3 mi walking and hiking, 7 km / 4 mi cycling)

Visited:
AnykščiaiRiga

Day 5: The Grandeur of Riga and Cycle to the Beach

• Discover the highlights of Riga on a guided walking tour, wandering through the UNESCO-listed Old Town
• Walking along the picturesque canal to reach the Art Nouveau district, the world’s largest open-air museum of ornate facades
• Take the local streetcar to Riga Central Market, Europe’s premier grocery market, located in five former zeppelin hangars
• Continue to Agenskalns to explore city’s decadent wooden architecture and hop on your bike to cycle to Jurmala, Latvia’s historic beach resort. Return to Riga by train

Active time: 9 hours (7 km / 4 mi walking and hiking, 22 km / 14 mi cycling) 

Visited:
RigaJurmala

Day 6: Explore Gauja National Park

•  Start with Sigulda, where you can enjoy an optional vertical wind tunnel flight
• Visit the Olympic Bobsleigh Centre for a breathtaking view of Gauja River valley, followed by a ride on the aerial tramway
• Begin your hike at Krimulda Manor, descending to the valley, dotted with sandstone caves. Visit the beautiful, red-brick Turaida Castle, Ligatne, a historical paper mill village and a secret Soviet nuclear bunker
•  Evening arrival to Cesis, a quaint Latvian town. Enjoy a hosted dinner in the country’s oldest wooden manor

Active time: 9 hours (10 km / 6 mi walking and hiking)

Visited:
RigaGaujaSiguldaLigatne Cēsis

Day 7: Sandstone Rocks, Baltic Coastline and Soomaa Bogs

• Experience a forest hike along some of the largest sandstone rocks in the area
• Continue driving on Latvian backroads to reach Lake Burtnieks with a beautiful church and a hemp farm for hemp butter tasting
• Continue towards Estonia to reach the Soomaa National Park and head for a hike to the Kuresoo bog
• In the evening, we will learn about cider and winemaking at the local workshop, including a walk in the orchard and a tasting

Active time: 9 hours (10 km / 6 mi walking and hiking)

Visited:
Latvia

Day 8: Seaside Resort Experience and Nordic Walking in Tallinn

• Enjoy a leisurely morning with sauna and homemade breakfast
• Head to Parnu, Estonia’s prime seaside resort, for a refreshing hike on the coastal marshboardwalk, followed by a bike ride along the beach and old town
• Drive to Tallinn and a panoramic sightseeing tour. Make your way to the city centre with the Nordic Walking experience
• This evening, enjoy an orientation walk to get a glimpse of Tallinn’s best spots.  


Optional activity at the TV Tower - the Edge Walk, a circular walk along the edge of the tower platform at the height of 175 m / 575 ft

Active time: 10 hours (7 km / 4 mi walking and hiking, 5 km / 3 mi cycling)

Visited:
PärnuTallinn

Day 9: Explore Tallinn: Hidden Gems, Sea Kayaking & Gourmet Dinner

• Discover Tallinn’s highlights during a guided walking tour. Enjoy a coffee break in the city’s oldest cafe, tasting their handcrafted marzipan
• Marvel at Europe’s oldest continuously running pharmacy, the Great Guild, the Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Catherine’s Passage. Free time for lunch in the Old Town
• In the afternoon, join us of the signature ‘hidden gems’ tour of Tallinn 
• Enjoy a sea-kayaking experience on the shallow waters of Tallinn Bay, followed by a gourmet dinner on the waterfront

Active time: 9 hours (16 km / 10 mi walking and hiking)

Visited:
Tallinn

Day 10: Departure

• Today we bid farewell to our fellow travelers
• Private transfer to Tallinn Airport
• Should you be willing to make the most of your Baltic journey, we offer an extension trip to Helsinki, Finland, only 2 hours away by ferry

Visited:
Tallinn

Vilnius Trakai Anykščiai Utena Riga Jurmala Gauja Sigulda Ligatne Cēsis Latvia Pärnu Tallinn

Price and dates for group departures

Approx. $1,990 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price Per Person$1,990
Price Per Person High Season$2,010
Single Room Supplement$340
Single Room Supplement Low Season$310

Included in price:

  • A complete tailor-made tour itinerary with local picks, best hits, and best-kept secrets
  • 9 overnights in locally owned 3-star centrally located hotels, countryside cottages and guesthouses
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners, plus coffee break and food&wine tastings
  • Service of an experienced English-speaking tour director and guide
  • Private transportation on a first class, air-conditioned van with free wi-fi
  • Train, streetcar, aerial tramway and bus tickets as per itinerary
  • 10 hikes and walks, 3 bike tours, 2 kayak trips
  • Activity equipment and safety kit rental (bicycles, kayaks, walking poles)
  • All guided visits and experiences as per itinerary, except optional tours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums as per itinerary (17): Old Vilnius University, Trakai Island Castle, Highlands National Park, Ginuciai Water Mill, Beekeeping Museum, Treetop Walking Path, Birzai Castle, Astravas Manor, Riga Dome Cathedral, Bobsleigh Centre, Gauja Aerial Tramway, Turaida Museum Reserve, Ligatne Nature Trail, Soviet Bunker, Ungurmuiza Manor, Skanaiskalns Trail, Tallinn City Wall

Not included in price:

  • International airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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