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11 DAYS FAIRYLAND IN BALTIC STATES

Tallinn, Tartu, Cesis, Riga, Klaipeda, Kaunas & Vilnius

History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites from 3 Baltic States
  • Experience the Lithuanian Sahara at the Curonian Spit
  • Trace the Soviet stories in the KGB museum and a secret Soviet bunker
  • Learn about the micro-nation of Republic of Uzupis in the Vilnius old town
  • Vodka and beer tasting with food stops

A land of crumbling castles, soaring dunes, pine forests and magical lakes – a trip to the Baltic proves that fairy tales do come true.

Tallinn offers a fusion of modern and medieval vibes before you travel through Estonia’s towering forests, castles and small wooden towns.

Cross to Latvia. Its capital Riga is often described to be “the Paris of the North” offering the most impressive Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.

After exploring the fairy-tale kingdom, we head to Lithuania to visit the UNESCO-listed Curonian Spit. Its capital Vilnius offers an alluring enclave of artists mixing contemporary culture and baroque heritage.

From

SGD 4,580 Per Person

11 Days 10 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Tallinn

Arrival in Tallinn
Tallinn
Nil

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arriving in Tallinn, we will transfer to your hotel before your </span><b>half-day Old Town walking tour</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (UNESCO) to explore the </span><b>walls and towers</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><b>Dome Church</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span><b> Kiek in de Kök hidden tunnels</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> underneath the Toompea Hill terrace’s old bastions, </span><b>Dominican Monastery Museum’s ancient stone galleries</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and interesting food stops.</span></p>

Day 02 Tallinn

Tallinn
Tallinn
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Start at the </span><b>Seaplane Harbour Museum</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, formerly a hangar at the area of Peter the Great's Naval Fortress and hauled out of the water from the world’s only surviving mine-laying submarine. Visit the </span><b>KGB Museum</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> at Hotel Viru, the only place for foreigners to stay during Soviet times. Proceed </span><b>Kadriorg Palace</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><b>Foreign Art Museum</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> which displays Western European and Russian artworks.</span></p>

Day 03 Tallinn / Lahemaa National Park / Tartu

Tallinn / Lahemaa National Park / Tartu
Tartu
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Discover </span><b>Lahemaa National Park</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s thick forests, hidden waterfalls and picturesque coastlines. Visit the romantic captain’s village of </span><b>Kasmu</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ringed with many lakes and the </span><b>manor houses of Vihula</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with a chance for </span><b>local vodkas tasting</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Proceed to Tartu, the oldest town in Baltic states.</span></p>

Day 04 Tartu / Valmiemuiza / Cesis

Tartu / Valmiemuiza / Cesis
Cesis
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enjoy a short tour of </span><b>Tartu Old Town </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">and visit the </span><b>Estonian National Museum</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (closed Mon) before a </span><b>local beer tasting at</b> <b>Valmierzuiza Brewery</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Set off to Baltics’ best-preserved town at Cesis to explore </span><b>Cesis Castle</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, one of Latvia’s most dramatic ruined castles.</span></p>

Day 05 Cesis / Ligatne / Turaida / Riga

Cesis / Ligatne / Turaida / Riga
Riga
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drive to Ligatne for a short tour of the </span><b>secret Soviet bunker</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with various paraphernalia of the Soviet era meant to be served as hideout for governing the state in the case of a nuclear war. Make a stop at the </span><b>Turaida</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to admire the </span><b>red-brick fairy-tale castle</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and stop at the </span><b>Gūtmaņala</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (Gutman’s Cave), the biggest cave in Baltics. Take the</span><b> cable car </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">over Gauja river valley in Sigulda.</span></p>

Day 06 Riga

Riga
Riga
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our </span><b>Riga walking tour</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> brings us to </span><b>Dome Cathedral </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">for amazing </span><b>organ music concert</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> from one of the world’s largest pipe organs (upon availability),</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">great city views from the steeple of </span><b>St. Peter's Church</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and local food tasting at </span><b>Riga Central Market. </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the afternoon, choose from one of the below options:</span></p><p><b>Option A:</b> <b>Half Day Moscow District with Tram </b></p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Venture off the beaten track to the suburbs which once was the Jewish ghetto during the WWII, full of history, churches of various styles and faiths and traditional 19th-century working-class wooden homes. </span></p><p><b>Option B: Half Day Art Noveau Riga </b></p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Riga boasts Europe’s greatest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit </span><b>Art Nouveau area,</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> once home to Latvia’s top artists, writers and scholars.</span></p><p><b>Option C: Half Day Jurmala Seaside</b></p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stroll in the romantic 19</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> century Jurmala surrounded by wooden cottages, resort centres and pine trees.</span></p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conclude at </span><b>Bergs Bazaar</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, opened around 130 years ago as Riga’s first high society shopping arcade!</span></p>

Day 07 Riga / Rundale / Siaulilai / Klaipeda

Riga / Rundale / Siaulilai / Klaipeda
Klaipeda
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drive to</span><b> Rundale Palace</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with its spectacular garden, another Baroque masterpiece, before heading to </span><b>Hill of Crosses</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> near Siauliai where hundred thousands crosses are placed to represent Christian devotion. Arrive in Klaipeda and check in your hotel.</span></p>

Day 08 Klaipeda

Klaipeda
Klaipeda
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Explore </span><b>Curonian Spit</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (UNESCO), a ribbon of sand separating Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea formed by winds and sea currents. Head to </span><b>Nida</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> fisherman’s village,</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">visit Nobel Prize Winner </span><b>Thomas Mann’s Museum </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">(closed Mon on 15 Sep-1 Jun). End with a walk to the dramatic and ecologically significant 60m high </span><b>Dead Dunes</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p>

Day 09 Klaipeda / Kaunas / Vilnius

Klaipeda / Kaunas / Vilnius
Vilnius
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Established as Lithuania’s only port by the Teutonic Knights, explore the picturesque </span><b>Klaipeda</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> including the </span><b>Old Post offices, handicraft shops, old theatre</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><b>Simon Dach Square</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Continue to 17</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> century </span><b>Pazaislis Monastery </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">near Kaunas,</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">built by Camaldoleses monks and considered one of Europe’s finest mature baroque architectures.</span></p>

Day 10 Vilnius

Vilnius
Vilnius
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enjoy </span><b>Vilnius walking tour</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (UNESCO). Visit the Gothic </span><b>St. Anne's Church</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><b>St. Peter's and Paul's Church</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and the </span><b>Cathedral with its bell tower</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, ruined city gates and castles. Head to Lithuania’s former capital in </span><b>Trakai</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> set on a lake island. The 14</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> century </span><b>red brick castle </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">is now an Art Museum. End at </span><b>Angel Hill</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with its wooden angel sculptures.</span></p>

Day 11 Departure from Vilnius

Departure from Vilnius
Nil
Breakfast included

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If time permits, we will explore the micro-nation of the Bohemian </span><b>Republic of Uzpis</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which declared its independence from the rest of the city in 1997, home to artists and creatives before transferring to the airport for your flight home. </span></p>

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Oct-Apr) • High Season (May-Sep)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$ 5,980
High Season: S$ 6,780
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$ 4,580
High Season: S$ 4,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$ 1,080
High Season: S$ 1,350

Hotel Palace TallinnLydia Hotel Tartu • Karlamuiza Country Hotel Cesis • Grand Poet Hotel Riga • Michaelson Boutique Klaipeda • Radisson Blu Vilnius 

Tallinn

Tallinn

Hotel Palace (Standard Room)

This 4* medieval-styled hotel is located the centre of Tallinn and originally built in 1930s. Its fashionable rooms are decorated in classic design, each enjoys a view of the city. (Opened: 1937; Rooms: 79)

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Cesis

Cesis

Karlamuiza Country Hotel (Double Room)

The history of Karlamuiza dates back to the mid-18th century. The old manor house retains its original elegance and now is one of the local best accommodations to stay at. (Opened: 1840; Rooms: 10)

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Vilnius

Vilnius

Radisson Blu Royal Astorija (Standard Room)

: Soak in the Baroque charm with architecture harkening to 1901 at the heart of Vilnius Old Town, all while enjoying 5-star amenities and latest furnishings. (Opened: 2015; Rooms: 126)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Oct-Apr) • High Season (May-Sep)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$ 6,680
High Season: S$ 6,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$ 4,680
High Season: S$ 4,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$ 1,150
High Season: S$ 1,390

Three Sisters Tallinn • Lydia Hote Tartu • Villa Santa CesisGrand Palace Hotel Riga • Michaelson Boutique Klaipeda • Pacai Hotel Vilnius

Tallinn

Tallinn

Three Sisters (Superior Room)

Located within the 16th century walls of Tallinn’s fabled old town, this luxury boutique hotel was built in 1364. Each of the rooms are unique, all equipped with a private balcony with views of the harbour. (Renovated in 2003; Rooms: 23)

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Cesis

Cesis

Villa Santa (Standard Room)

Built by Russian nobles for family recreation at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, this two stories hotel occupies a large area of 6 hectares with 3 residential villas. (Opened: 2017; Rooms: 30)

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Riga

Riga

Grand Palace Hotel (Superior Room)

Built in 1877 as the Central Bank of Latvia, this LHW property was turned into a boutique 5-star superior hotel, located in the business, shopping and sightseeing district. (Opened: 2000; Rooms: 56)

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Vilnius

Vilnius

Pacai Hotel (Standard Room)

Set in the heart of Vilnius Old Town and famous as the Grand Duchy of Lituania’s most magnificent Baroque mansion, it has lived through 4 centuries and now one of the Baltic states’ most luxurious hotels. (Opened: 2018; Room: 104; Member of Design Hotels)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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