Day 1 - New York/Vilnius
Transatlantic flight via Finnair flight AY 006 departing at 5:40 pm from JFK airport to Vilnius. Dinner and breakfast served on board.
Day 2 - Vilnius
Arrival at 9:45am. Transfer to the hotel Novotel.
Welcome dinner at 7:30 pm in Restaurant Belmonte with folklore show.
Day 3 - Vilnius/Trakai/Vilnius
After breakfast at 9:00am city tour includes the most significant sights of the town: Stanislaw Cathedral and Bell tower, Town Hall Square, Vilnius University ( founded in 1579) and St. Peter and Paul’s Church medieval Jewish quarter, the Great Vilna Synagogue and Shulhoyf, the courtyard of Judenrat and the Gaon of Vilna, large Ghetto where more than 40,000 Jews lived. In the afternoon trip to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit the insular castle of the 14th century, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Return to Vilnius for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Vilnius/Riga
After breakfast at 9:00am departure by motorcoah to Riga, the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The city is located on the banks of Daugava River, which flows into the Baltic Sea. Stop at the Hill of the Crosses, the unforgettable place with thousands of crosses on two small hills. At 1:00pm visit Rundale Palace, a beautiful late baroque Palace in Latvia from the 18th century former summer residence of the Duke of Courtland. It is a splendid example of the early work of the famous Italian architect F.B. Rastrelli. Arrival in Riga in late afternoon. Accommodation at the hotel Radisson. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 - Riga
After breakfast driving along the central boulevards of Riga, enjoying the view of the City Canal Parks, the Bastion Hill, The Powder Tower, the Latvian National Theatre, the Fine Arts Museum, the Art Nouveau Buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, the Freedom Monuments and Latvian National Opera House. During the walking part of the tour you will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City, picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the old Guild Houses, the Parliament House and Old Riga Castle. Visit Jewish quarter including the memorial for the burnt Great Synagogue. Afternoon free. Dinner at 7:00pm at the hotel.
Day 6 - Riga/Tallinn
After breakfast at 9:00am we continue along the coastal highway to the Estonian summer resort of Parnu. As a forfeited 13th century city, Parnu was another powerful Hanseatic port. After short sightseeing, continue to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Accommodation in hotel Forum. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 - Tallinn
This morning sightseeing tour of the Old Town starts at 9:00am. We will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Church and medieval Old town Hall. In the afternoon excursion to Song Festival Grounds, Pirita sailing center, convent of St. Bridget, Kadriorg Park with the 18th century baroque palace, the residence of the Estonian President nowadays. Dinner at 7:00pm at the hotel.
Day 8 - Tallinn/New York
Early breakfast. Transfer at 10:00am to the airport for Finnair flight AY3924 at 12:40am to JFK with arrival at 3:50pm.