9 days Baltic Nature Tour – scheduled small group tour.
In nine days explore untouched nature of the Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania- bogs, forests, lakes, meadows and of course the sandy beaches of the Baltic sea are evenly distributed through the entire territory which makes its special! Scheduled tour: small group (8 people). Private tour on request.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tallinn, Estonia / Vilnius, Lithuania|
|DURATION||9 days / 8 nights|
|PRICE (ONE PERSON)|
DAY 1. TALLINN
Our guide will meet you Tallinn airport. Transfer to Hotel. Walking excursion in Tallinn Old town. Welcome dinner in restourant (included in price). Overnight in Go Hotel Shnelli or similar 3* hotel.
DAY 2. LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK- RAKVERE CASTLE -TOOSIKANU SAFARI
After breakfast transfer to Lahemaa National Park– perfect for a hiking trip and nature watching. Here you will find stony and sandy seashores, picturesque bogs, pine and cliff forests, rivers that cut into the limestone cliff as well as erratic rocks left over from the last Ice Age. Will visit Sagadi Forest Museum. Later we will visit Rakvere castle – theme park representing the everyday life of the 16th century. There, both young and old visitors can spend an exciting day as they dress up as knights and warriors, enjoy various entertainers, and learn a thing or two about the life of people in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Transfer to Toosikanu, where we will have safari – you can watch animals in their natural habitat. The possibility of meeting a red deer, elk, or roe deer is a lot higher here than when you roam in a regular forest. Dinner in local restourant (included in price). Overnight in Toosikanu guest house.
DAY 3. SOOMAA NATIONAL PARK - VALMIERMUIŽAS BREWERY - CĪRULĪŠI NATURE TRAIL - CĒSIS
After breakfast we continue our tour and discover Soomaa National Park – has bogs that are almost completely untouched by human activity and rivers flowing in their natural beds, and it is truly one of the jewels of Estonian nature. Lunch time in populr brewery Valmiermuiža – in the old granary building houses a modern kitchen with Latvian flavours where you can leisurely sip the famous Valmiermuiža beer and enjoy the hospitality of the hosts. After transfer to Cīrulīši Nature Trails (5km) will introduce you to the evolution of the beautiful Gauja River valley from Ice age to nowadays! The Cīrulīši nature trails at Cēsis reveal the history of the Gauja River and its surrounding nature. Overnight in Cēsis Glūdas Gravas guest house.
DAY 4. GAUJA NATIONAL PARK - LĪGATNE - SIGULDA - RĪGA
After breakfast we will have 1 hour walking tour in Cēsis city -the medieval castle ruins are the symbol of Cēsis that, together with the park, create the romantic atmosphere of the town. After will visit Zvārtas rock – this is one of the most picturesque and the most popular outcrops of red sandstone of the Devonian period and Ķūķu cliff – is the highest outcrop of the Devonian period in Latvia 43 metres high. The upper part (above the sandstones) is formed from clay layers that contain a lot of fossil remains of long dead organisms. Afer transfer to Līgatne – Lustuzis is a favorite visitable natural site. More and more tourists visiting Ligatne wish to perpetuate themselves and their friends in pictures against the mighty cliff. Lunch time in local restourant. Transfer to Sigulda – since the time when the tribes of Balts and Livs fought with the German crusaders, Sigulda has boasted of exciting legends and mighty castles, which are situated in the distance of a cannon shot from each other. Turaida Museum Reserve is a heritage site. The 42 hectares of grounds are replete with archaeological, architectural, historical and art monuments, all of which provide an account of the events from the eleventh century onwards. Transfer to Riga. Overnight in Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel or similar 3* hotel.
DAY 5. ĶEMERI NATIONAL PARK - CAPE COLKA - SLITERE NATIONAL PARK -VENTSPILS
After breakfast we have 2 hours walking excursion in Old Riga. Then trensfer to Ķemeri National Park – The Great Ķemeri heaths nature trail – was established in 2000, and it today it is the longest and most impressive path of swamp footbridges in Latvia. The circular path starts and ends at the same location. The aim of the path is to introduce visitors to swamp landscapes and to the flora and fauna of the area.Transfer to Cape Kolka by picturesque roads. Cape Kolka – is a meeting place created by nature. Seas and people meet here. Man with nature, sunrise with sunset. The Slitere National Park territory may be considered a unique geological history museum of the Baltic Sea. The National Park includes the 30–50 m high steep coastline of the ancient Baltic ice lake which has grown up with varieties of very rich broadleaf forests, as well as a complex of dunes and depressions. Treansfer to Ventspils. Overnight in Hotel Vilnis 3* or similar.
DAY 6. JŪRKALNE - LIEPĀJA FORTS -PAPE NATURE PARK - KALIPEDA
After breakfast transfer to Jūrkalne– the Jurkalne Bluffs are one of the most picturesque parts of Latvia’s seashore, with a quiet beach untouched by civilisation and bluffs of up to 20 metres high. Next will visit Liepāja Forts – fortress and the Karosta canal were the first objects built in the whole massive military complex of Karosta.the Northern Fort is an integral part of the Liepāja Fortress. Here you can walk subterranean labyrinth and bunkers by the Baltic sea. Lunch time in Liepāja city. Transfer to Pape Nature Park – which include the shore of the Baltic Sea and its dunes, the Papes Lake, the high-level Nidas Marsh, various nature paths, wild horses and goats grazing in the floodplain meadows. Transfer to Klaipēda. Overnight in Green Park Hotel or smilar 3* hotel.
DAY 7. NIDA - KAUNAS - VILNIUS
After breakfast transfer to Nida– is a resort town famous for its sea-shore and sand dunes. The town is located on the Curonian Spit – is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dunespit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. A walk on the Hill of Witches located in Juodkrante village and decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Lunch time in Nida. Transfer to Kaunas. Small break in city. Transfer to Vilnius. Overnight in Rock ‘N’ Roll Vilnius or smilar 3* hotel.
DAY 8. VILNIUS - TRAKAI
After breakfast excursion in Vilnius – on this Vilnius walking tour, you will see all of the main symbols of the city, architectural and historical landmarks and other interesting objects. Transfer to Trakai – former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and one of the most visited places in the region. The towers of the Trakai Island Castle, casting their reflections on the surface of Lake Galvė, are reminders of the 15th century when the Great Duchy of Lithuania was at the peak of glory and its lands reached as far as the shores of the Black Sea. Lunch time. Transfer back to Vilnius. Gala dinner in restourant. Overnight in Rock ‘N’ Roll Vilnius or smilar 3* hotel.
DAY 9. VILNIUS
After breakfast transfer to Vilnius Airport. End of tour.
Schedule tour starting dates in 2019-2020. Tour only in MIN 6 and MAX 8 person group. If you are interested in private tour, please write request.
*Price for one person.
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