Land Journey

A Week In... The Baltics

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$4,190 USD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jun - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga, Helsinki
Week in Baltics Escorted Tour
Helsinki, Finland

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Drive along coastal roads, through peaceful forests and idyllic farms as you travel across the Baltic region from Lithuania to Latvia and Estonia

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A private concert featuring the music of Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius in Helsinki

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  

Visits to Old Town Vilnius, northern Europe's oldest and largest surviving medieval town, and 14th-century Trakai Castle

 

Riga sightseeing including its Art Nouveau New Town, medieval Old Town and and historic former Jewish Ghetto

 

Lunch in the Estonian summer resort town of Parnu

 

A guided walking tour of Tallinn's medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to Toompea Castle

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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On one of our shortest Europe, and Baltic states tours, spend one week exploring world capitals such as Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

In Old World capital cities and seaside resorts, past meets present... where age-old castles and medieval lanes are the heart and soul of New World must-visit destinations with names like Vilnius, Lithuania... Riga, Latvia... Tallinn, Estonia... and Helsinki, Finland...

Discover Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Helsinki, Finland – with their age-old castles, medieval lanes, and incredible architecture. In Lithuania, visit Old Town Vilnius, northern Europe's oldest and largest surviving medieval town, and 14th-century Trakai Castle. Explore Riga's treasure-trove of Art Nouveau architecture in New Town; its medieval Old Town featuring Riga Castle, the Swedish Gate and the Three Brothers Dwelling Houses; and its historic former Jewish Ghetto. En route to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, enjoy lunch in the summer resort town of Parnu; explore Tallinn's medieval Lower Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour; and visit historic Toompea Castle. Ferry to Finland for visits to Helsinki's Finlandia Hall, magnificent Temppeliaukio (The Rock) Church and Sibelius Monument; attend a private concert of Sibelius' music, and much more! Read Less

A private Sibelius concert in Helsinki

Day 7

Hear works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in a private Tauck concert in Helsinki

Finnish national composer and violinist Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) created hundreds of pieces of music during his long life – which spanned the late-Romantic and early-modern periods – and is generally considered his country’s greatest composer. His music, which included seven symphonies and a wide range of shorter works from songs to choral, instrumental and incidental pieces, was often inspired by Nordic mythology and Finnish folklore like the Kalevala, and helped foster his beloved Finland’s national identity and eventual independence during the 19th and 20th centuries. Hear some of Sibelius’ key works at a Tauck Exclusive private concert in Finland’s capital, Helsinki.

Lunch in seaside Parnu, Estonia

Day 5

Enjoy lunch in Estonia's charming seaside resort town of Parnu, on the Gulf of Livonia in the Baltic Sea

Although it dates back to the 13th century and was once a trading member of the Hanseatic League during medieval times – and first gained popularity as a seaside resort during the 19th century – the Estonian town of Parnu on the Gulf of Livonia in the Baltic Sea has a distinctly modern vibe. Since Estonia's emergence as an independent nation after a half-century of occupation during World War II and the Cold War era, Parnu has become "Estonia's Summer Capital" and a true 21st-century resort destination, drawing travelers from the Baltic region and throughout Europe to music festivals and other annual events. Check it out as you stop for lunch here en route from Riga to Tallinn.

Ferry First Class from Tallinn to Helsinki

Day 6

Cruise in First Class across the Gulf of Finland on a high-speed ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki

While back in the day it took considerably longer to cross the Gulf of Finland – a highly strategic, finger-like body of water that extends eastward from the Baltic Sea to Russia's cultural capital, St. Petersburg – a speedy modern ferry can whisk you across the Gulf between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland in just a couple of hours. And that's just what happens as you enjoy first-class service (and lunch) while zipping across the Gulf from Tallinn to Helsinki aboard a high-speed craft.

We learned so much about this beautiful and historic part of the world that has had a very complicated history and tragic recent past.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

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Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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