Highlights of the Baltics 2022

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A decadent display of fascinating history, lavish Art Nouveau architecture, picturesque natural beauty and tranquil towns - this tour of the Baltics will journey through some of Europe's last remaining hidden gems. From the grandeur of Vilnius to Tallinn's timeless masterpieces, we'll uncover a local way of life and savour each unique and breathtaking sight along the way.

Highlights
  • Explore the rich heritage of Trakai's 14th-century island castle
  • Uncover Cold War secrets and preserved Soviet memorabilia at the Ligatne Soviet Bunker
  • Enjoy a relaxing scenic boat journey along the Riga Canals
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Foodie
  • History
  • Photography

We’ll meet the group in Lithuania’s dreamy capital – studded with cobbled streets, mysterious church spires and enchanting green spaces. After settling into our hotel, we’ll get to know one another better over a sumptuous welcome meal and Lithuanian folk show. Here’s to the incredible adventure before us!

Accommodation: Hotel Vilnia (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Our day will begin with a walking tour of Vilnius – taking in the narrow, winding streets of the Old Town, the Cathedral, St Anne’s Church and the impressive Vilnius University campus with our expert Tour Leader. After soaking up the views from Gediminas Hill and Tower, we’ll enjoy some free time to lunch at our leisure. Then: we’ll board the mini-coach to Trakai to visit the famous island castle. There will be plenty of free time to explore the 14th-century castle (located in the middle of picturesque Lake Galve) and various exhibitions at the museum – before making tracks back to Vilnius for an evening spent at our leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Vilnia (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Before leaving Lithuania, we'll make a stop at the famous Hill of Crosses – a site of pilgrimage where a vast number of rosaries and crosses adorn a small hill. After crossing the border into Latvia, we’ll visit the impressive Rundale Palace – the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo art in the country. After arriving in Riga later this afternoon, we’ll have some time to relax at the hotel before regrouping for a sumptuous included dinner.

Accommodation: Hestia Radi Un Draugi (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll board the mini-coach for a driving tour of Riga’s stunning Art Nouveau District. Our expert Tour Leader will point out some of the more significant architectural pieces and explain the rich history behind the area’s artwork as we go. Then: we’ll embark on a walking tour of the city, taking in some of the most important sights including the Dome Cathedral and Freedom Monument along the way. Following an included lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the Riga City Canal – taking some time to relax and soak up the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town from an alternative angle. This evening, we’ll be free to explore the area’s culinary delights at our leisure.

Accommodation: Hestia Radi Un Draugi (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Today’s agenda will see us exploring the breathtaking Gauja National Park – one of the oldest and largest national parks in Latvia. Enjoy a leisurely morning taking in the diverse natural landforms and picturesque views before we continue to regional Ligatne to visit an underground Soviet Bunker. Built during the Cold War, the bunker shelters a unique exhibit of preserved historical artifacts from Soviet times. Our final destination for the day will be Dikli, where a delicious included meal awaits.

Accommodation: Dikli Palace Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Today, we’ll set a course for the handsome town of Tartu, making a brief stop for a taste of the local beer at a traditional Estonian brewery. Following that, we’ll enjoy an orientation tour of Tartu with our knowledgeable Tour Leader – before having the evening free to relax back at our hotel or seek out a charming restaurant for some local cuisine.

Accommodation: Dorpat Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we'll head towards the Peipsi region, which straddles the border between Estonia and Russia. Near Mustvee, we'll pay a visit to a fascinating community known as the 'Old Believers'. After sharing tea and Krendel bread, we'll enjoy a little fresh air and a tasty picnic before we get back on the road. Our next stop? Estonia's largest national park, Lahemaa, where we'll spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating ecosystem. Then: the winding streets and ancient castles of Tallinn await. Tonight, we'll clink glasses over one final meal together and look back over what an incredible adventure it's been.

Accommodation: L'Ermitage (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

This morning we’ll take the short ferry ride across the Baltic Sea from Tallinn to Helsinki – where our trip will come to a close.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Guide
    -Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Transport
    -Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • International Travel
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All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey
4* Highlights of the Baltics 2022
We did not buy much but think we were taken and guided to the correct and most appropriate outlets.Very good Ieva!
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Date: 24-Jul-2019

3* Highlights of the Baltics 2022
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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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This tour is operated by Back-Roads Touring

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Start:Vilnius
Finish:Helsinki
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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