An Immersing 12-Day Luxury Tour of the Baltic States
The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are the perfect destinations for tourists because they are extremely photogenic, diverse, and richly historic. It dishes out one fairytale-like scene after another for its visitors. It has the Baroque-styled whim of Vilnius, Riga's quirky bars, and Tallinn's ancient spires. You will also find world-class beaches, shimmering lakes, sand dunes, and bird-filled forests. Get immersed in the beauty of the Balkan states with our 12-day luxury tour.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Tallinn airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Explore Tallinn's ancient old town. It has new bars, restaurants, spires, steep red roofs, and pastel-hued buildings. Stroll around the streets to look at the vibrant culture and architecture of the place. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Venturing to Saaremaa
Your guide will drive you in a private vehicle out of the city to the port town of Virstu, passing forests and lush farmland. Cross over by ferry to the island of Muhu and explore the wonderful Estonian countryside. Stop at the Muhu village museum in Koguva and learn more about this amazing example of Estonian countryside architecture. Find out more about how the local people used to live here in the past.
Day 3: Exploration of Saaremaa
The drive to Saaremaa islands cuts through the Baltic Sea, which provides splendid views of the water on both sides. Reach the southernmost point of Saaremaa island. Explore the Sorve lighthouse and climb to the top to enjoy magnificent sea views. Then, visit one of the finest preserved Episcopal Castles in the Baltics in Kuressaare. The castle was developed by knights of the Teutonic order in the 14th century. The city also has the Saaremaa Museum, one of Estonia's biggest and oldest museums. Explore the Lossipark and take a stroll down the main street.
The ride will end in Kuressaare, the largest town of Saaremaa, boasting one of the finest preserved ancient Episcopal Castles in the Baltics, constructed by the knights of the Teutonic order in the 14th century. It also houses the Saaremaa Museum, one of Estonia's biggest and oldest museums. You have enough time to explore the Lossipark, take a walk down the main street, and have dinner in one of the local restaurants before you drive back to the farm and stay for the night.
En route, stop at the Kaali craters. There are many legends about the site and evidence of it being used for ritual sacrifice. It is estimated that the craters are 40006000 years old, and the impact with which the meteor hit the ground, creating the craters, is equivalent to the Hiroshima bomb.
Day 4: Tour of Parnu
Your guide will drive you back to the mainland in a private vehicle. Then, explore Virtsu harbor before traveling through a natural reserve to the small coastal village of Varble. Continue your drive through the charming green Estonian countryside to Tostamaa. Afterward, reach Parnu, the summer capital of Estonia. Stroll around and soak in the booming art scene, lively nightlife, and lovely beaches.
Day 5: Walking in Ainazi
Follow the road which leads to the coast of the Baltic sea and go way down to Latvia to the first village across the border called Ainazi. Explore this quaint little place and learn more about the history and customs of the locals. Then, take a walk on the beach in the evening. Following that, head out to a delicious dinner at a posh eatery to get a taste of Latvian cuisine.
Day 6: Heading to Riga
Drive along the busy coastline of the Gulf of Riga to Saulkrasti, crossing into Latvia en route. Visit the iconic Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum and learn many details about bicycles. Then, reach one of the gorgeous destinations in Latvia known as Sigulda. Wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Gauja River and the forested valleys. Continue the journey to Riga, which is the cosmopolitan capital of Latvia. Walk to the city center and explore the Cat House, the Swedish Gate, St Peter's Basilica, the House of the Blackheads, and the Central Market.
Day 7: Exploring Jurmala and Riga
Today, your guide will drive you in a private vehicle to the resort town of Jurmala. Immerse your senses in this famous holiday destination with a 33-kilometer stretch of a spectacular white sand beach. Enjoy your entire day relaxing and rejuvenating here. Following that, return to Riga and enjoy walking around the city and soaking in all the attractions that it has to offer.
Day 8: Driving to Klaipeda
Pass through the beautiful Lithuanian countryside and stop at the popular Hill of Crosses. Be mystified by this charming pilgrimage site with unknown origins. Then, continue to the west coast of Lithuania to reach the gorgeous beachside resort town of Palanga. Amble down to the former Prussian city of Klaipeda. Explore the beautiful Curonian Spit, a narrow and long sand dune peninsula that divides the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.
Day 9: Natural Curonian Spit National Park
Head out to explore the unique Curonian Spit National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be fascinated by the forested areas, beaches, and sand dunes. Then, explore the beautiful village of Nida and the surrounding beaches. Gaze in the distance to see the Russian border. Try the smoked pike for lunch, for which the Spit is famous.
Day 10: Traversing to Vilnius
Explore the small make side hamlet of Kloniniai Mijaugonys. Interact with the locals and enjoy their tales about their life in this hamlet. Then, cross the lakes and picturesque countryside to reach Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania. Visit the 14th-century Trakai castle on a tiny island in the middle of Lake Galve.
Day 11: Interesting Vilnius
Discover the self-proclaimed artistic 'republic' of Uzupis. This inner-city quarter declared itself independent from Lithuania a quarter of a century ago. Following that, take a leisurely stroll and soak in the attractions of the old town, which contains unique architecture and cobbled streets. Then, enjoy a scrumptious dinner at a luxurious eatery before retiring for the night to your resort.
Day 12: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.