Along the Baltic Coast: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland (12 days)
Lituania, Trakai Castle
Latvia, Turaida Castle
Latvia, Rundale Palace
Kaunas Trakai Vilnius Siauliali Rundale Riga Sigulda Tartu Tallinn
Warsaw city sightseeing: transfer to the Lazienki Royal Park with the Palace on the Water and the Island Theatre; from there route leads through Warsaw City with skyscrapers and monumental architecture from communism time, then the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Jablonowski Palace, Tomb of Unknown Soldier and Saski Park, Town Hall, Umschlagplatz and the Monument of Heroes of Ghetto; transfer to the Old Town (UNESCO Heritage); visit to the Royal Castle and the cathedral, Market Square and defensive walls with barbican; further walk to the New Town: the Krasinski Palace, Palace of Justice and Monument of Warsaw Uprising; dinner.
Monday Warsaw – Torun – Malbork
Transfer to Torun, the best example of medieval gothic town (UNESCO Heritage) and birthplace of great Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who made a crucial discovery that the Earth is not the centre of universe; walk along the Old Town, visit to the Copernicus House and the Cathedral with a bell tower offering a splendid view over the city; optional visit to a gingerbread factory and time for a souvenir hunt; further transfer to Malbork; dinner.
Tuesday Malbork – Tricity (Gdansk – Sopot – Gdynia) – Malbork
Morning departure for Gdansk; transfer to Westerplatte Peninsula guarding an entrance to the Gdansk harbour, a place where the WW II began and the Polish Military Transit Depot was fighting against 13 times more numerous German enemy; continue to the Gdansk Shipyard, the birthplace of Solidarity movement and stop by the Monument to Fallen Ship Workers (a homage to dockyard workers who died in December 1970) and a famous gate to the shipyard; Guided Gdansk Old Town Sightseeing – visit to the Europe's biggest gothic brick church of St Mary, picturesque Dluga Street, Golden Gate, the Town Hall, Neptune fountain, the Arthur's Court, the Green Gate overlooking Motlawa River, Old Crane; optional visit to the Arthur's Court museum and the Amber Chamber for an amber polishing demonstration; free time for lunch and souvenir hunt; transfer to Oliwa Park with cathedral – the longest Cisterians church in the world, participation in unique organ concert; transfer to Gdynia harbor for a quick photo shot; transfer to Sopot, walk around the famous resort and along the longest wooden pier in Europe, elegant dinner in the fancy restaurant located at the end of the pier; evening transfer to Malbork.
Wednesday Malbork – Gierloz – Suwalki
Guided tour in Malbork Castle - the medieval capital of the Teutonic Order Knights in Eastern Europe and the biggest red brick gothic castle in the world (UNESCO Heritage); transfer to Gierloz; stop in Swieta Lipka in Jesuit monastery; drive to Gierloz; guided sightseeing of Wolfschanze - the Headquarter of Hitler on the Eastern front during the II WW; transfer through picturesque Masuria Region famous for its lakes and green forests to Suwalki; dinner.
Thursday Suwalki – Kaunas (Lithuania) – Trakai – VilniusMorning departure via Lithuanian border to Kaunas; short sightseeing of the cit, visit to the Vytautas Church, dedicated to Virgin Mary and walk along Freedom Avenue (Laisves Aleja), which is believed to be the longest pedestrian walkway in Europe; transfer to Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania and visit to the famous insular Trakai Castle - an excellent example of Gothic architecture; further drive to Vilnius; dinner.
Saturday Vilnius – Siaulali – Rundale (Latvia) – Riga
Riga is famous for its architecture from 19th century and its Art Nouveau style (UNESCO). The city’s pearl of art is the Blackheads House, a striking gothic building with a Dutch renaissance façade. We would see also the Dome Cathedral (the largest place of worship in the Baltics), Freedom Monument and Powder Tower. Afternoon at your disposal or optional tour to the Latvian seaside resort – Jurmala, located 15 km from Riga; dinner.
Monday Riga – Sigulda – Tartu (Estonia) – Tallinn
Morning transfer to Sigulda to see the ruins of the castles of Sigulda, Cesis and Turaida, visit to Turaida’s museum - home of numerous statues and sculptures spread in a park. Transfer to Tartu, the oldest town in Estonia already mentioned in XI century. Walk around the historic centre: university, town hall, ruins of the cathedral, bridges of Angel and Devil. Evening arrival to Tallinn. Dinner.
Wednesday Tallinn – Helsinki (Finland)
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