Baltic Route (16 days / 15 nights)

 

Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai, Lithuania

Poland, Warsaw

Poland, Warsaw

Poland, Zamosc

Poland, Zamosc

Bialowieza, Poland

Bialowieza, Poland

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Zalipie, Poland

Zalipie, Poland

Zamosc, Poland

Zamosc, Poland

Siauliali, Latvia

Siauliali, Latvia

Gauja Nature Park

Gauja Nature Park

Parnu, Latvia

Parnu, Latvia

Rundale Palace

Rundale Palace

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Tallin, Estonia

Tallin, Estonia

Turaida, Latvia

Turaida, Latvia

Poland, Oswiecim – Auschwitz

Poland, Oswiecim – Auschwitz

Poland, Wieliczka – Salt Mine

Poland, Wieliczka – Salt Mine

Poland, Czestochowa – Monastery

Poland, Czestochowa – Monastery
 

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia   

 

For the 2021 season we especially recommend our package «Baltic Route ». It is an interesting itinerary that combines nature with the heritage of the past and passes through a wonderful Baltic countries. We proudly inform that on a way we visit Warsaw, Zalipie, Vilnius and Riga - which are among the Safest European locations for travel and tourism after the coronavirus. This route along the Baltic coast, although less known by travellers, is full of pearls worth discovering spread all over those four countries. This is a perfect choice for travellers who are eager to travel again, but at the same time are looking for security and tranquillity!


 


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Day
1

Saturday Warsaw

Arrive in Warsaw and check-into your hotel. Overnight in Warsaw

 

Warszawa
Day
2
Sunday Warsaw

Explore the Polish capital and its main sights. Stroll through Lazienki Royal Park with its monument of the famous composer Frederic Chopin, Island Amphitheatre and the neoclassical Palace on the Water. Transfer to the old Jewish quarter and see the remnants of the former Jewish Ghetto and Holocaust memorials like Umschlagplatz and Ghetto Heroes Monument. In the Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage Site, stroll through the cobbled streets leading from the Royal Castle through the Market Square and Barbican to the New Town, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Overnight in Warsaw

 
Zamosc
Day
3
Monday Warsaw – Kazimierz Dolny – Zamosc

Transfer to Kazimierz Dolny, a picturesque artists’ town situated on the banks of Vistula, full of renaissance architecture and surrounded by lush countryside. See the most important sights like the Market Square, gothic Parish Church, remaining fragments of a XIV century castle with a tower, from where you can take in the astonishing views of the Vistula valley, Kazimierz and the Janowiec Castle. The surrounding fields, woods, ravines, meadows and hops plantations all form a part of Kazimierz Landscape Park. Enjoy free time in the Old Town at lunchtime and scour the numerous art galleries for unique pieces of regional artwork. In the afternoon arrive in Zamosc and stroll through the perfectly preserved XVI century Renaissance town also known as the “Padua of the North”. Its original fortifications and an impressive amount of combined Italian and Central-European architecture earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Overnight in Zamość.

 
Zalipie
Day
4
Tuesday Zamosc – Zalipie – Krakow

After breakfast take in the fine views of Polish countryside en route to the village of Zalipie. This picturesque little town has been enchanting its visitors for the past 80 years with its exquisite techniques of folk painting used by the locals to decorate their houses with colorful flower designs. Visit the Painters’ hut–museum to find various examples of traditional folk art of the area. After a stroll through the village enjoy a traditional homemade lunch. In the afternoon transfer to and overnight in Krakow.

 
Krakow
Day
5
Wednesday Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow

Krakow, the former royal capital, fully deserves its position on the first ever published UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Wawel Hill with the XIV century cathedral and the Wawel Royal Castle with an arcaded courtyard – the former seat of Polish kings. Walk through the Main Market Square in the Old Town with the Renaissance Cloth Hall as its centerpiece and sightings of the famous Mariacka Basilica and the Town Hall Tower. Continue on to the medieval fortifications of Barbican and enjoy a free afternoon in the Old Town it surrounds. Overnight in Krakow
Optional: In the afternoon leave for Wieliczka, a home to a unique, over 300m deep UNESCO Heritage listed Salt Mine, to explore its magnificent underground chapels, lakes and chambers carved from salt. Wieliczka is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation. Return to Krakow. 

 
Auschwitz_Birkenau
Day
6
Thursday Krakow – Oswiecim (Auschwitz) – Czestochowa – Warsaw

In the morning transfer to the Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim – a unique in its kind UNESCO site being the largest extermination camp in the world and a world symbol of terror, genocide and Holocaust. It was established by the Nazi’s in 1940 on the outskirts of an industrial town of Oswiecim and during Hitler’s occupation of the area it became a scene of the largest sacrifice of people, predominantly of Jewish origin. Afterwards transfer to Czestochowa and enjoy free time for lunch. Visit the Monastery of Jasna Gora famous for the painting of Black Madonna, attracting pilgrimages from around the world since XIV century. Virgin Mary was proclaimed the Queen of Poland by one of the Polish kings – Jan Kazimierz. Visit the basilica, the Chapel of Our Lady with the revered Black Madonna, the Treasury and the Armory. Return to Warsaw. Overnight in Warsaw

 
Warsaw
Day
7
Friday Warsaw

After breakfast departure from Warsaw
Optional: Excursion to Wilanow Palace – one of the most beautiful architectural landmarks of Warsaw. The impressive baroque residence owes its exceptional character to a unique blend of European and Polish styles. The Wilanow complex – a summer residence of the king Jan III Sobieski who built it – is a significant marker of Polish history. After exploring the rich interior of the Palace we will stroll through the surrounding Wilanow Garden and Parks, displaying English and French design styles.

Optional: In the evening – Chopin’s Concert in a unique neoclassical concert hall with original “plaster stucco” walls, crystal mirrors, and stylish nineteenth century decorations. As you walk through the doors, you will step into the era of Chopin for a two-part ensemble of Chopin’s greatest pieces played by internationally recognized pianists.

 

 

Bialowieza
Day
8
Saturday Warsaw – Bialowieza – Bialystok

After breakfast transfer to Bialowieza. Visit to the Bialowieza National Park (UNESCO Heritage and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve), the biggest primeval forest complex in Europe, visit to bison reserve. Stopover in the town centre to see legacy left by tsar of Russia. Transfer to Bialystok.  Overnight in Bialystok.

 

Wilno
Day
9
Sunday Bialystok – Vilnius

Bialystok region is dotted with Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim temples and throughout centuries various nationalities coexist here peacefully. The old town shows this diversity of cultures and religions, and an impressive baroque palace of Branicki family is the icing on the cake. After breakfast transfer from Bialystok to Vilnius. Free afternoon to your leisure. Overnight in Vilnius.


 

 

Trakai
Day
10
Monday Vilnius – Trakai – Vilnius 

Vilnius is known for its more than 1.200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. The morning sightseeing tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a walking tour of the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Peter and Paul Church, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn. Free afternoon to your leisure. Overnight in Vilnius.

Optional: Excursion to Trakai, the medieval capital of Lithuania, with the well preserved Trakai Castle, beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve.

Optional: In the evening enjoy a Lithuanian folklore dinner.

 

Rundale
Day
11
Tueasday Vilnius – Siauliai –  Rundale Palace – Riga

Heading for Riga, the first stop is Siauliai to visit the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy sites of Catholic Lithuania. After crossing Latvian border we soon reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland surrounded by beautiful gardens. Following a guided tour of the palace we travel through the rolling hills of Southern Latvia to reach Riga late afternoon. Overnight in Riga.
 

Riga
Day
12
Wednesday Riga

Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. Overnight in Riga.

Optional: In the afternoon visit to Jurmala, the vibrant Latvian sea resort, famous for its wooden architecture and sandy beaches.

Optional: In the evening an organ concert at the Dome Cathedral.

 

Turaida
Day
13
Thursday Riga – Sigulda – Turaida – Gutmanis – Riga 

After we get acquainted with Riga we have the possibility of discovering medieval Latvia. We enjoy the stunning scenery of the Gauja National  Park and the town of Sigulda. We listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see the ruins of the Episcopal Castle and of the Castle of the Knights of the Sword before we return to Riga. Free afternoon. Overnight in
Riga.

Optional: In the afternoon visit to the Riga Motor Museum which has an impressive collection of vintage car including a very unique collection of old Soviet limousines from the Kremlin Garage.

Optional: In the evening enjoy a Latvian dinner at a stylish local restaurant.

Tallin
Day
14
Friday Tallin

The tour continues along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. We do a short tour of the resort before we continue through the North Estonian land of forests and arrive in Tallinn early afternoon. Overnight in Tallin.

 

 
Day
15
Saturday Tallin

Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the medieval Old Town Hall. Overnight in Tallin.

Optional: In the afternoon an excursion is offered to Kadriorg Park with a visit to Kumu Art Museum.

Tallin

 

Optional: In the evening enjoy an Estonian medieval dinner at a stylish local restaurant.

Day
16
Sunday Tallin

After breakfast departure from Tallin.

 


 

 

 

 Trip price
Code: Dates Price per adult Single Suplement
BR6
05.06 -  20.06.2021
2239 EUR
689 EUR
BR9
03.07 - 18.07.2021
2239 EUR
689 EUR
BR11
31.07 - 15.08.2021
2239 EUR
689 EUR
BR12
14.08 - 27.08.2021
2239 EUR
689 EUR
BR14
11.09 - 26.09.2021
2239 EUR
689 EUR
Price includes:
  •  15 nights in a double room in planned 4 * downtown hotels or similar:

    • 2 nights at 4 * Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel in Warsaw
    • 1 night at 4 * Artis / 4 * Zamojski Hotel in Zamosc
    • 2 nights at 4 * Puro Kazimierz Hotel in Krakow
    • 2 nights at 4 * Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel in Warsaw
    • 1 night at 4 * Golebiewski Hotel in Bialystok
    • 2 nights at 4 * Radisson Blu Lietuva in Vilnius
    • 3 nights at 4 * Radisson Blu Lietuva in Riga
    • 2 nights at 4 * Radisson Blu Olumpia in Tallinn
  •  15 x breakfasts

  • 1 x homemade lunch with traditional dishes

  • 1x degustation of Polish traditional salty snacks "bajgle"

  • English-speaking guides throughout the tour (driver-guide for groups of less than 7 pax).

  • Transportation throughout the excursion (by car, minivan or coach)
    • All the mentioned tickets:
  • Entrance to the castle tower in Kazimierz Dolny
  • Entrance to the arcaded courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow
  • Entrance to the cathedral on Wawel Hill in Krakow (no tombs)
  • Entrance to the Auschwitz - Birkenau concentration camp museum with a local guide
  • Entrance to the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa
  • Entrance to the bison reserve in Bialowieza
  • Entrance to the Rundale Palace
  • Entrance to the Dome Cathedral in Riga
  • Entrance to the Gauja National Park
  • Entrance to the castle of Turaida
  • Entrance to Gutmann's cave
  • Entrance to the Aleksander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral in Tallinn
 Price does not include:
  • Airport transfer on arrival day. One-way transfer supplement is 40 EUR (1-3 pax), 60 EUR (4-6 pax). Transfers before 6 am and after 10 pm are charged extra +30%.
  • Excursion to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka. Supplement: 50 EUR/pax (min 2 pax).
  • Excursion to Wilanow Palace in Warsaw. Supplement: 60 EUR/pax (min 3 pax).
  • Chopin’s Music Concert in a unique neoclassical concert hall 48 EUR/pax
  • Excursion to Trakai and visit to Trakai Castle (3h): 40 EUR/pax
  • Lithuanian folklore dinner at Restaurant Belmontas in Vilnius: 40 EUR/pax
  • Excursion to the Riga Motor Museum (3h): 40 EUR/pax
  • Organ concert at the Dome Cathedral in Riga: 35 EUR/pax
  • Excursion to Jurmala with City Museum (4h): 40 EUR/pax
  • Latvian dinner at Restaurant Three in Riga: 40 EUR/pax
  • Excursion to Kadriorg Park and visit to Kumu Art Museum (3h): 40 EUR/pax
  • Estonian medieval dinner at Restaurant Maikrahv in Tallin: 40 EUR/pax
  • Airport transfer on departure day from Hotel Radisson Blu Olympia to Tallin airport: 35 EUR for private car (1-3 pax), 55 EUR for private minivan (4-6 pax)