Day one: Arriving Tallinn
Flight to the capital of Estonia - the old city on the coast of the Baltic Sea. With beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere, frosty winters and cool summers it is also known as the “Pearl of the Baltic Sea”. In Europe it is one of the Medieval cities that has almost completely preserved its old city wall. The wall corners and red tower tops give the city its unique look.
After arrival you will meet your tour guide at the airport who will take you to your hotel.
If the time allows it is possible to go and visit the Olympic centre at the seaside that was built for 1980 Moscow Olympics’ sailboat competition. Afterwards we can visit Park and Palace Kadriorg, which were built for the wife of Peter the Great in 1718. The park is designed in the English style. Nearby there’s also the Presidential Palace, Swan Pond, Russalka Memorial and KUMU Art Museum.
Day two: Tallinn - Pärnu
Old Town tour after breakfast: Tallinn, a city that is in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997, because of the well preserved Medieval Old Town. First we will head to upper part to the viewing platform, there you can get a bird’s eye view over the city panorama and will feel like you are in a fairy tale world. In the upper part of the Old Town we will also visit St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Estonia's main Russian Orthodox cathedral. Then we will go to the lower part of the Old Town: first head to the City Hall Square. The Medieval City Hall, built in 1313, it is one of the most remarkable of its kind. At the Square there is also Europe’s oldest pharmacy, opened in 1422.
After lunch we will go to the summer capital of Estonia - Pärnu. In Northern Europe it is the most famous vacation resort. In the 14th century Pärnu became a harbour city and joined the Hanseatic League. In the 19th century it became a famous wellness and spa resort. We will visit the Red Tower, a Medieval fortification structure which the symbol of the old architecture in Pärnu.
After the tour we will have dinner and go to the hotel for rest.
Day three: Pärnu - Sigulda - Riga
After breakfast we start our journey towards Riga. On the way we will visit Sigulda - also known as the “Switzerland of Latvia”. There we will visit the mysterious caves and the Sigulda Castle from the 13th century. After that we will head to Riga.
Riga has more than 800 years of history. It is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea on the river Daugava. Riga is also called the “heart of the Baltic Sea”. We will visit the Freedom Square, that separates the old and new Riga and is the most eye-catching memorial architecture in the city, every day there are guards at the square and on certain times you can see and enjoy the change of the guard. We will head towards the Old Town and experience the historic charm of the biggest city on the Baltic coast: New Art Street, Saint Peter Church, Three Brothers (oldest dwelling houses in Riga), St. Jacob Church, the Parliament building, Swedish Gates etc.
After the tour we will have dinner and go to the hotel.
Day four: Riga - Kaunas - Vilnius
After breakfast we will start a journey towards Vilnius. On the way we will stop at the second largest city in Lithuania - Kaunas, whish is also the old capital of the country and called the “White Swan”. There we visit City Hall Square. The City Hall is an example of Late Baroque style architecture, but also has some elements from early Classical style. Nowadays there is a hall for wedding ceremonies, ceramics museum and an art gallery.
We will continue driving towards Vilnius. There we start our tour at the Old Town gates and visit the Gothic style St. Anna Church from the 15th century. On our tour we will also see the Church of St. Peter-Paul with its amazing decorations and more than 2000 icons. Then we will climb up the ancient city to the fortifications to see the panoramic view of the city. There while enjoying the view over old architecture, art museums, cafes, restaurants, amber shops you will probably ask yourself why does the time fly so fast.
Day five: leaving Vilnius
After breakfast getting ready for the flight and then heading to the airport to return home.
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