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MULTI-DAY / BALTIC / VILNIUS AND RIGA CITY BREAK
OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS / TRAKAI ISLAND CASTLE / OLD RIGA / OPEN AIR MUSEUM
All year round
5 day, 4 nights, 300km

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THE PRICE INCLUDES

•Travel by transport along a route

•Accommodation 4 nights

•Entrance fee

•Services of a guide

•Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

•Excursion accompaniment

•Organization of the itinerary

ADDITIONAL COSTS

•Airline tickets

•Visa in Europe

•Meals & Tips (Lunch & Dinner)

•Medical insurance

•Personal expenses

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

•Travel Agency reserves the right to change the order of the excursions, keeping their number

Description

DAY ONE - ARRIVE IN VILNIUS

Arrive in Vilnius and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner & free time

 

DAY TWO - VILNIUS OLD TOWN

The old town of Vilnius is one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe. In 1994 the Vilnius Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of its universal value and originality. It is a place where some of Europe's greatest architectural styles gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical stand side by side and complement each other.

Walking tour (3h) in the Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, Užupis, St. Anne’s Church, Old University and the Gates of Dawn.

• The Cathedral of St. Stanislav and St. Vladislav is the most important place of worship for the country‘s Catholics and the venue for the main Christian, folk and national festivities. In 1922, the Cathedral was granted the title basilica (meaning „royal“). This is the highest church category awarded by the Pope only to very special churches.

• A Gediminas’ Tower - an observation deck on the top of the tower is the best place from which to appreciate a magnificent panorama of Vilnius.

• Užupis is sometimes compared to Monmartre in Paris or Christiania in Copenhagen. Užupis is a “republic” of artists. It has its own anthem, constitution, president, bishop, two churches, one of the oldest graveyards in Vilnius (Bernardine Cemetery), seven bridges, and a guardian (the bronze angel of Užupis). The constitution of the Republic of Užupis is displayed on a fence at the beginning of Paupio Street.

• The Gates of Dawn is one of the most visited shrines in Vilnius that is famous not only in Lithuania but also abroad, worshipped by the representatives of other creeds too. This is the only surviving gate of the first original five gates in the city wall that was built between 1503 and 1522.

Tour in Trakai Island Castle ( 4hr), 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. The Island Castle, built during the 14th–15th centuries, was one of the strongest fortresses and one of the most important places for guests. Messengers and dukes embraced its halls. Present-day kings and presidents have also paid a visit.

 

 

DAY THREE - TRANSFER TO RIGA

After breakfast transfer to Riga.(4hr)

Free time in Riga

 

DAY FOUR - TRANSFER TO RIGA

Old Riga excursion (2hrs) - is the historical and geographical centre of Riga on the right bank of the Daugava. Old Riga covers a relatively small inner area of the 13th-18th century fortifications where unique monuments of medieval architecture which, surprisingly, have survived two world wars are concentrate. The tour includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large & Small Guild Houses & the Freedom Monument.

• Old Riga - is the historical and geographical centre of Riga on the right bank of the Daugava. Old Riga covers a relatively small inner area of the 13th-18th century fortifications where unique monuments of medieval architecture which, surprisingly, have survived two world wars are concentrated;
• The Dome -  is the Latvian Archbishop’s cathedral and a church of the Dome parish.  Historically, the Riga Dome was the Livonian Order’s central cathedral until the disintegration of the Order in 1561. In the medieval period, the Riga Dome Cathedral was the largest and one of the oldest sacral buildings in Latvia and the entire Baltic Region;
• St. Peter’s Church - is one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States. It is located in the historical centre of Riga and on 4 December 1997 was included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites;
• Three Brothers - is the oldest block of dwelling houses in Riga. The houses are situated on Maza Pils Street. The name “Three Brothers” has been given on the basis of similarity to the Three Sisters in Tallinn – a group of warehouses in the Old Town;
• House of the Blackheads - originally called the New House, was built in 1334. It has been reconstructed on numerous occasions – from 1522, when the entrance was supplemented with doorstones, up to late 19th century, when the house was decorated with lion figures above its entrance and a rendition of St George appeared in the adjacent building;

Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum in Riga (3h) - an unusual pace can be found a half and hour’s drive from the centre of Riga on the shore of Jugla Lake. Leisurely walks, skiing in winter, putting yourself in the lives of ancient Latvian farmers and fishermen, discovering the bathhouses used by ancient Latvians, being part of festive celebrations or forging your own jewellery; all of this is offered by the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum.

 

DAY FIVE - DEPARTURE

Arrangements end after breakfast with transfer to the Riga airport.

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