Baltic Gems

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The Baltic trio of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius rival (and often surpass) many other European capitals in terms of superb visitor experiences. We begin in wonderful Tallinn, witnessing its 600-year-old Gothic Town Hall. In Riga, we marvel at the juxtaposition of grand Gothic and classic art nouveau houses. On the way to Vilnius, we visit the magnificent baroque Rundale Palace. And reaching the Lithuanian capital, we take in views across its beautiful Old Town, dotted with Orthodox and Catholic church steeples.

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Day 1
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Tallinn.

Day 2
We explore wonderful Tallinn by road and on foot, taking in the Old Town with entrance to the Dome Church included. Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval town centres in Europe. It boasts a town wall with 26 defence towers, the 13th-century Dominican St Catherine’s Monastery, the 600-year-old Gothic Town Hall, the world’s oldest functioning pharmacy and the 159m-high Oleviste Church. Beautiful Toompea Castle, on the edge of the Old Town, is the seat of the nation’s parliament. We pause for a coffee and taste of Vana, the local liquor, before you are free to explore at leisure.

Day 3
Lahemaa National Park is a perfect retreat from nearby Tallinn. The vast parkland covers a cross of northern Estonian landscapes - Baltic klint, mires and peat bogs, vast forests and erratic rocks, plus historical villages and manor houses. Visit the Marine Museum in the village of Käsmu. According to a legend, the godfather of the village was a captain named Kasper. Having escaped a shipwreck, he built a chapel here - earning it the moniker ‘the Village of Captains’.

Day 4
We travel to Riga this morning, pausing in the small coastal town of Pärnu on the way. We have a short tour of the city and some time at leisure, before continuing our journey across the Latvian border.

Day 5
Take a guided walk through Riga’s labyrinth of cobblestone streets, where Gothic churches and ancient buildings transport you back to the Middle Ages. Along the picturesque streets you’ll find numerous places of cultural and historical importance, such as the Dome Cathedral, St Peter’s Church, St Jacob's Church, Great and Small Guild houses, Parliament building and the Swedish Gate. In addition to the walking tour of Old Riga, a coach tour takes you along the Boulevard Ring to view the Bastion Hill, City Canal Park and the art nouveau district. No other city in the world can boast of such a vast collection of authentic art nouveau examples in such dense concentration. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy this city.

Day 6
Our journey continues to Latvia. We visit the baroque Rundale Palace, one of Latvia’s hidden gems set in an appropriately elaborate French garden. The stunning building was a palace for nobility before becoming a garrison for the German army in WWI, a hospital and a school. We enjoy lunch here, before continuing to visit the Hill of Crosses, where an estimated 200,000 crosses stand in eerie, inspiring unison. We then journey on to Vilnius.

Day 7
The skyline of the Lithuanian capital’s baroque Old Town is pierced by the steeples of countless churches. A morning tour takes in the unique mixture of styles that have developed over centuries, brought in from other European countries. Included in the city tour is entrance to the Amber Museum and Gallery. This afternoon, continue your explorations independently or take an optional excursion to Trakai, Lithuania’s ancient capital. The main landmark of this town full of architectural and cultural monuments is Trakai Castle on an island in the stunningly beautiful Galve Lake.

Day 8
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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