Decades after the fall of communism, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remain a mystery to most travellers. We’re not complaining, though; more mystery means fewer crowds and an easier time getting to know these fantastic countries. Beginning in charming cobblestoned Vilnius and ending in St Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, this 2-week trip gets to the very heart of the region. Get an up-close glimpse of Riga’s castles and art district, experience rural life in Estonia, and venture into the fortresses and medieval architecture of Tallinn before crossing into Russia by land. Make the Baltics your special travel secret.
Trakai Castle visit (Vilnius). Curonian Spit bike tour. Riga city tour with lunch from the local markets. Rural Estonia farm stay. Saaremaa guided village tour. Kadriorg Palace visit (Tallinn). St Petersburg walking tour. Hermitage entrance. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow EUR300-350 for meals not included.)
Hotels (10 nts), farm stay (3 nts).
Public bus, ferry, walking, bike
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12