Baltic Nature Explorer 10 Days - Small Group Departure - Vilnius

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/15/2020 - 8/11/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For pre-booked arrival transfers drivers will be waiting guests with name board in the arrival hall of the airport, harbor or coach terminal. Waiting time is 1 hour. In c.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

10 Days active + comfort of small-group and 3&4 stars hotels tour itinerary starts in Vilnius ends in Tallinn.
Includes: Hiking, biking, kayaking, and food tasting tours. Sightseeing tours in Vilnius, Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn.

We take a cable car across the ancient river valley of Gauja National park, walk the Baltic's vast bogs and forest areas, bike along the Baltic sea coast, see the main cities and small towns.

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Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL VILNIUS
Pass By: Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilnius County
Arrival in Vilnius, optional transfer to the hotel, check-in hotel Algirdas**** or similar. Welcome meeting.
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Algirdas **** or similar
Day 2: VILNIUS - TRAKAI -VILNIUS
Stop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius 01129 Lithuania
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. Annas Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Trakai, Trakai, Vilnius County
For the afternoon we have a guided tour in the Trakai Castle, which is beautifully located on an island in Lake Galve. To tour around the medieval castle museum with a the local guide. Get to know history and culture of Lithuania. And the secrets of local communities and cultures such as Karaims and Russian Old Believers. After that you can enjoy the charming small town Trakai or join a optional Trakai kayak tour. And paddle through serene landscapes, navigate around numerous islands on the lake and see the landmarks of Trakai such as Island Castle, Uutrakis Mansion or ruins of Peninsular Castle. And a chance for a great swim before retuning to Vilnius.
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Check-in hotel Algirdas**** or similar
Day 3: VILNIUS KERNAVE (HIKE~5KM) KLAIPEDA
Stop At: Kernave Museum-Reserve, Kernave, Sirvintu region about 35 km NW of Vilnius, Kernave 4115 Lithuania
Our morning we start with just a short drive (~40 km) from Vilnius to Kernave. You will hike a 5-km trail. You will see the picturesque backcountry outdoors and visit historical sites. We explore an ancient oak forest and deep river valleys in Neris Regional Park. Discover mysterious fort hills and traces of ancient settlements dating back to 9000 years B.C. Walkthrough UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Kernav and learn about the first medieval capital of Lithuania.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Klaipeda, Klaipeda, Klaipeda County
Afternoon we drive (~300) across Lithuania to the coastal city Klaipeda. Klaipeda first became a part of Lithuania in 1923 and has a long history as a German town called Memel. The sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and old guild houses and we visit the Theatre Square and the Aennchen von Tharau.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Check-in Bohema Art Hotel*** or similar.
Day 4: CURONIAN SPIT (BIKE~60KM)
Stop At: Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park, 98 Km Peninsula, Klaipeda - Lesnoye Visitors Centre - Smiltynes st., 11, Klaipeda 93100 Lithuania
Curonian Spit is a thin stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. After crossing the lagoon we do Curonian Spit biking tour where we see small fishing villages, pine forests and endless sand dunes. Leisurely stroling the cycling path you can spend your day at the beach, visiting fishermans settelments and late afternoon make the way back to your hotel with bike. Cycling distance Klaipeda - Juodkrante ~60km or Klaipeda Nida 100km.
Duration: 8 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Bohema Art Hotel***
Day 5: KLAIPEDA - SAMOGITIA - RIGA
Stop At: Zemaitija National Park, Zemaitija National Park, Telsiai County
From Klaipeda we now continue to the Samogitia National Park in Lithuanian is called emaitija (lowlands), to see the picturesque Lake Plateliai. Almost half of the park is covered by forest and only 7% by lakes. It wouldnt be Lithuania without marshlands and swamps, Samogitia National Park is not an exception. We have a walkthrough bog on walking on a wooden path and climb a viewpoint.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai 81439 Lithuania
Siauliai and Hill of Crosses, one of the holiest sites of Catholic Lithuania where till nowadays are erected hundreds of thousands of crosses. And after that, we head North into Latvia and reach Riga in the late afternoon.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Check-in hotel Garden Palace **** or similar.
Day 6: RIGA - JURMALA - RIGA (BIKE~30KM)
Stop At: Riga, Riga, Riga Region
Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. Riga walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peters Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Jurmala, Jurmala, Riga Region
Afternoon we take local train Riga Majori to have bike tour in the vibrant seaside town Jurmala. When in the mid-19th century holidaymakers began escaping the city to relax in Jurmala it developed as a resort. Often called the orthen Riviera Jurmala where we will cycle along a pine-covered dune. See expressive wooden arhitecture, modern villas and endless sandy beach. We stop for a swim at one of the 11 established swimming areas before we take the train back to Riga
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Garden Palace **** or similar.
Day 7: RIGA - GAUJA NATIONAL PARK (KAYAK ~8KM) - CSIS
Stop At: Cable Car Across Gaya, Poruka St. 14, Sigulda 2150 Latvia
We take the cable car to enjoy picturesque views over the Gauja Valley
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cesis, Cesis, Vidzeme Region
Afternoon we continue to a small charming town Csis. We get acquainted with its old town and medieval castle on a walking tour
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Gauja National Park, Ausekla iela 6, 2150 Latvia
Or we offer you an optional kayaking tour in the river Gauja to see the sandstone cliffs and outcrops.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ligatne Winery, Sporta iela 22 Augsligatne, Ligatne 4108 Latvia
After, we offer an optional local food and wine degustation from Lgatne winery and visit Anfabrika rocks and cellars, they are 17 m high, beautiful reddish cliffs. There are several rectangular holes in the foot these were cellars that were abandoned long time ago.
Duration: 2 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Check-in hotel Csis *** or similar
Day 8: CSIS - SOOMAA NATIONAL PARK (HIKE ~5KM) - TALLINN
Stop At: Soomaa National Park, Viljandi Estonia
The tour continues from Csis to Estonia and we drive (~150 km) to Soomaa National park. The wetlands of Estonia, where we stop by the historical Riisa Study Trail. We walk the great swamp on the wooden path (~5km).
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Tallinn, Tallinn, Harju County
Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life.Tallinn sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and Great Guild Hall.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Check-in hotel Braavo Spa*** or similar.
Day 9: LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK (HIKE ~4KM)
Stop At: Lahemaa National Park, Lahemaa National Park
On our last day we tour the amazing Lahemaa National Park. Explore the Estonian countryside that is home to towering pine forests, picturesque coastline, and mysterious bogs. We will take you to the biggest natural waterfall in Estonia. Also we see the hidden old manor houses of Sagadi and visit the Forest museum, where is been displayed the role that nature plays in local lifes. We visit romantic little coastal villages like Ksmu and Altja. Hike through the Viru bog on a 3,5 km wooden trail over the wetland. And return back to Tallinn late afternoon.
Duration: 7 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Braavo Spa*** or similar.
Day 10: DEPARTURE
Pass By: Tallinn, Tallinn, Harju County
Optional transfer to the airport
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Use of bicycle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Sigulda cable car ticket
  • Train ticket Riga Jurmala Riga
  • Entry/Admission - Vilnius Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Kernave Museum-Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
  • Entry/Admission - Cable Car Across Gaya
  • Entry/Admission - Soomaa National Park

Exclusions

  • Trakai kayak tour, 50 EUR per person
  • Transfer to hotel or airport: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons)
  • Transfer to hotel or airport EUR 55.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
  • Entry/Admission - Gauja National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ligatne Winery

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers