SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR IN THE BALTIC STATES

Program
Self-guided tour
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Date
May - September, 2021
ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival to Vilnius

Arrival to Vilnius.

OPTIONAL Airport transfer to Hotel.

Check-in at your centrally located hotel

Welcoming meeting with Baltic Motion representative to discuss the detailed tour itinerary and hiking trails.

Free time to discover wonderful Vilnius Old Town by taking a relaxing wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets passing old churches, parks.

Overnight in Vilnius.

Highlights
  • Unesco listed Vilnius Old Town
Day 2: Vilnius - Trakai - Vilnius

Take a short (30 minutes) train trip to Trakai – a cozy medieval town surrounded by picturesque lakes and forests. Trakai is a former capital of the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania famous for its castle located on the island.

This day offers two hikes to choose – a shorter one around the Trakai town and peninsula and a longer one with an extension to Varnikai Reserve that will lead you through an old forest and meadow offering nature lovers an opportunity to enjoy spectacular views and the rich natural biodiversity found here. Walking: Short route – 2 h, 7 km Long route – 5 h, 15 km

Departure back to Vilnius by train.

Overnight in Vilnius

Highlights
  • Hiking in Trakai
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 3: Vilnius - Riga

Today you will go to Latvia and start exploring another Baltic country.

In the morning you will board the Lux Express bus going directly to Riga. This premium coach company offers free coffee and wi-fi.

In 4 hours you will arrive to Riga where you will have the second half of the day to explore the charming Old town of Riga.

Overnight in Riga

Highlights
  • Old Town of Riga
  • District of the Art Nouveau architecture
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 4: Riga - Jurmala - Riga

In the morning you will take a short train trip to Jurmala located 25 km from Riga. Jurmala is the largest seaside resort in the Baltic States. The town is known for its unique natural resources such as its sand dunes, pine forests. The town’s architecture is represented by many styles including unique wooden architecture (late19th-early 20th cent.), classicism, Art Nouveau and national romanticism.

Walking from the train station along Baltic sea beach to the Open Air Museum of Jurmala (7 km). You can take a taxi back to the city or choose walking and discovering the beautiful town of Jurmala on the way back to the train station (6.7 km)

Return back by train to Riga

Optional tour: Sunrise at Kemeri National park + Jurmala (duration 5 -6 hours) 
You will be picked up from your hotel ~1,5 hours before the sunrise time. We’ll take care of coffee/tea for you and also some fresh pastries so you can have that perfect start of the day! Private transfer from Riga to Kemeri National Park (50 km from Riga). Kemeri National Park offers a great opportunity to discover biological diversity, the unique Kemeri Bog. Walking the Great Kemeri Bog boardwalk hiking trail where visitors have a chance to explore the bog and its inhabitants. Distance 5,25 km. Let’s chase the sunrise, let’s wake up together with nature! Whether it is a sunny day or clouds are covering the sky – it will be beautiful. We promise!
After the bog, we’ll drive through beautiful Jurmala with a stop at the beach and an optional stop at the viewing tower in Dzintari forest par

Overnight in Riga

Highlights
  • Walking along Baltic costline
  • Jurmala wooden architechture
  • Optional tour: Sunrise at Kemeri National park
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 5: Riga - Sigulda

This day is dedicated to discovering Gauja National Park. We leave Riga after breakfast by taking a one hour train ride to Sigulda.

Check-in at your centrally located hotel.

A short walk from your hotel to the Sigulda Cable car which offers a ride over the Gauja valley, enjoying the view of a wonderful landscape over a distance of multiple kilometers In a height of 43 m above ground.

Walking in Gauja National Park. During this day you will have a very picturesque walk in Sigulda and hike medieval castle ruins, hills, caves, cliffs, impressive forests and wonderful sights of river Gauja valley.

After the walk, you will take a cable car back to Sigulda.

Overnight in Sigulda

Highlights
  • Walking in Gauja National Park
  • Cable car ride over Gauja valley
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 6: Sigulda - Parnu

Private transfer from Sigulda to Parnu (175 km), one of the largest seaside resorts in Estonia.

Check-in at hotel in Parnu

Discover Parnu by your-self or participate at an optional bog shoe walking tour at Soomaa National Park.
Walking on the bogs has been suggested by Lonely Planet as one of the greatest activities in Estonia. Bogshoes have been used to walk on wetlands throughout the times. This footwear allows us access to the places where it is hard or even impossible to reach by foot.
NB! *From 23th of April to 24th of June we are not using bog shoes & we walk to the bog by wooden path or walk on the edge of bog (with rubber boots if necessary) & we are not entering deeper into bog because of nesting birds during this period!

Overnight in Parnu

Highlights
  • Optional: bog shoe walking in Soomaa National Park
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 7: Parnu - Tallinn

After breakfast leaving Parnu by bus to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital  (1 hour 40 minutes ride).

Tallinn is famous for its well preserved medieval Old Town. Outside the city walls, there are beguiling districts of brightly painted wooden houses, parks, redeveloped docks, beaches, and forests.

Check-in at your centrally located hotel

Time to discover medieval Tallinn Old Town.

Overnight in Tallinn

Highlights
  • Medieval Tallinn Old Town
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Day 8: Tallinn - home

The trip ends after breakfast at the hotel in Tallinn.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Tallinn at any time or stay an extra night in Tallinn

Highlights
Included Meals
  • Breakfast
Price
Group size
Price for single occupancy
Price for double occupancy
Group size
2 people
Price for single occupancy
575.00 Euro per person
Price for double occupancy
409.00 Euro per person in double room
Group size
3 people
Price for single occupancy
546.00 Euro per person
Price for double occupancy
380.00 Euro per person in double room
What‘s included
  • 7 x overnights in central located 3* hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Route description + hiking maps
  • Vilnius city taxes
  • Bus ticket: Vilnius - Riga
  • Bus ticket: Parnu - Tallinn
  • Private transfer: Sigulda - Parnu
  • Return ticket for cable car in Sigulda
What‘s not included
  • Train tickets: Vilnius - Trakai - Vilnius
  • Train tickets: Riga - Jurmala - Riga
  • OPTIONAL TOUR: Sunrise at Kemeri National park + Jurmala - 75.00 Euro per person
  • OPTIONAL TOUR: Bog shoe walking tour at Soomaa National Park - 95.00 Euro per person
Accommodation
City Hotel name Hotel type Contact details
City
Vilnius
Hotel name
Panorama Hotel
Hotel type
3* hotel
Contact details

City
Riga
Hotel name
Rixwell Hotel Konventa Sēta
Hotel type
3* hotel
Contact details

Location: Old Town

City
Sigulda
Hotel name
Sigulda Hotel
Hotel type
3* hotel
Contact details

City
Parnu
Hotel name
Hotel Tammsaare
Hotel type
3* hotel
Contact details

City
Tallinn
Hotel name
GO Hotel Snelli
Hotel type
3* hotel
Contact details

Booking conditions

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