8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Experience Christmas Markets in Baltics

In the Baltics, Christmas is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm, and the Christmas fairs established in the old towns of the capitals radiate a festive spirit and uplifting mood!

On this trip, you will visit all three Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. You will stay in the capital of each country, where at the famous Christmas fair, you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional delicacies of each country, sip mulled wine and choose which city has the most impressive Christmas tree.

Moreover, throughout the tour, you will discover many interesting and memorable details about the countries themselves, their cities, history, culture, legends, and festive traditions.

Tour dates:

Start Date: End Date: Price:
2021-12-03 2021-12-10 From 1150 € per person
2021-12-10 2021-12-17 From 1150 € per person
2021-12-17 2021-12-24 From 1150 € per person
Group size: 2-16
You will travel in a small group of 16 people
You will visit 3 UNESCO World heritage sites - the Old Towns of Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn
You will explore the Christmas markets of the Baltics and get to know local Christmas traditions
You will discover where the first Christmas tree in the world was decorated
You will enjoy a local snack or hot drink in each Christmas market
You will enjoy hearty local homemade breakfast and dinner
You will explore the frozen landscape of Gauja National Park
You will visit the holy site of the Hill of Crosses

On the first day of the trip, we will meet in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Here we will welcome you with a drink and tell you more about the adventures that await you!

Overnight in Vilnius 3-star hotel.

After eating breakfast, we will go on a sightseeing tour of a Vilnius full of Christmas cheer. The architecture of this city exudes history. There are more than 1,200 medieval buildings and as many as 48 churches! You will get to know the most famous and beautiful among them.
During the tour, we will visit two Christmas fairs, where you can admire and purchase handicrafts and taste local festive delicacies. And of course we cannot miss the Christmas tree! Did you know that every year the Christmas tree in Vilnius is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe?
After a long and exciting day, a dinner (optional) awaits you. We invite you to a historical Lithuanian dinner in the restaurant “Ertlio namas”.

Overnight in Vilnius 3-star hotel.

After breakfast, we will travel to the historic town of Trakai near Vilnius. This small but magical oasis will surprise even those who have seen a lot – the whole town is surrounded by lakes with many islands, and on one of them stands the impressive Trakai Castle.
In winter, the view is truly striking as the mainland and the castle are separated by a thick layer of ice. If the ice is thick enough, you can rent skates here or ski!
Of course, we will not only admire, but also visit the castle itself, learn its history and secrets, and then we will invite you to enjoy a special dish made by the Karaim people that has become famous throughout Lithuania– kibinai! It is said that the kibinai in this town are the most delicious in Lithuania, because they are produced by the Karaim people themselves, the oldest ethnic group in this region.

Overnight in Vilnius 3-star hotel.

The fourth day of the trip is dedicated to traveling to Riga. Though the road is not short, we will visit some impressive places along the way. One of them is the sacred Hill of Crosses. There are about 100,000 crosses on this hill! You will also be able to leave your own.
After crossing the Latvian border, we will visit the beautiful Rundale Palace. Here, the guide will take you on a tour and share the secrets of this one-time summer residence of the Duke of Courland.
Finally, gently rolling through the hills of southern Latvia, admiring the beautiful landscape, we will reach the Latvian capital Riga.

Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Riga.

The first half of the day is dedicated to getting to know Riga – the largest of the three Baltic capitals. This city boasts a kaleidoscope of architectural styles, so it will be really interesting to visit and hear stories about Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the houses of the Great and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument!
Of course, we will also visit the Christmas fairs in Riga, of which there are three in the city center! Here you will enjoy the pleasant aromas and flavors of local delicacies, the warmth of hot wine, and the sweetness of hot chocolate. If you wish, you can also buy winter accessories at the fairs, many of them handmade by the locals – a warm scarf, mittens, or cozy slippers.
And in the afternoon you will have free time to walk, visit other sites, meet locals and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Riga.

Overnight in 3-star hotel in Riga.

After a rich breakfast, we will set off again on our way to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Fascinating stops await you along the way! You will admire the spectacular landscape of the Gauja River Valley in the Gauja National Park. You will visit the largest sandstone cave in the Baltic States, Gutman’s Ala, and hear the Latvian legend about the Turaida rose, which has existed since the Middle Ages, explore the ruins of Turaida Castle, and visit the famous museum-reserve. You will be treated not only to impressive views, but to the expert storytelling and narration of our tour guides.
Finally, in the late afternoon, we will arrive in Tallinn, looking forward to a new day of exciting adventures!

Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Tallinn.

Tallinn offers a charming combination of medieval tranquility and modern life. Walking through the streets of the capital offers many delights, because the city is bustling all year round – cozy shops, beautiful art galleries, authentic souvenir markets, and lively cafes and restaurants. Of course, we will get acquainted with the history of the city, as we walk along the old walls of the medieval centre and visit Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the town hall – which has not changed since the Middle Ages – and the impressive Great Guild Hall.
After this historical excursion, we will make our way to the Christmas fair, which looks like a real fairy-tale celebration! In the historical town square, there is a magnificent, traditional Christmas tree, surrounded by small cottages, enticing with shining scents and pleasant aromas!
After a stroll, and tasting the local confectionery and culinary delights, we invite you to go on an optional excursion to Kadriorg Park and the multi-award-winning new Estonian Art museum KUMU.

Overnight in 3-star Hotel in Tallinn.

The last day of the trip is for saying goodbye. After sharing our impressions, we will take you home. We hope to see you again soon!

Tour information

Vilnius
Tallinn
7 nights accommodation in centrally located 3-star hotels.

7 buffet breakfasts.

Welcome meeting with a drink upon arrival.

English speaking driver/tour leader.

Transportation in a comfortable minivan.

Road taxes and parking throughout the tour.

Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn City tours with visits to Christmas markets.

Snack or drink at the Christmas market.

Entrance and guided tour of Trakai Castle, Rundale Palace, and Turaida Castle.
A plane ticket to and from the Baltic States.

Arrival / departure transfers.

Personal travel insurance.

Gratuities.

Optional activities and tours.

Other food and beverages.
Lithuanian historical 6-course dinner in Vilnius – 45 EUR per person.

Local beer tasting in Vilnius - 30 EUR per person.

Kibinai lunch in Trakai - 25 EUR per person.

Latvian dinner at the stylish restaurant "Forest."

Transfer to/from the airport - car 1-2 persons - 35 EUR per car.

Transfer to/from the airport - minivan 1-6 persons - 55 EUR per car.

Accomodation in a double room alone - 320 EUR per person.

Pre/post tour accommodation in Vilnius 3-star hotel - single room - 70 EUR per person.

Pre/post tour accommodation in Vilnius 3-star hotel - double room - 75 EUR per room.

Pre/post tour accommodation in Riga 3-star hotel - single room - 80 EUR per person.

Pre/post tour accommodation in Riga 3-star hotel - double room - 85 EUR per room.
Please note that the tour will only take place on scheduled dates. We guarantee that the tour program will run even if only one person participates.

Please note that accommodation is in double rooms (with another guest) only unless you select a single accommodation supplement.
More than 60 days before tour start date – 10% of tour price will be charged .10% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of booking and preparing your tour.

59-35 days before tour start date – 25% of tour price will be charged. 25% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of cancelling any arrangements made for your tour.

34-22 days before tour start date – 75% of tour price will be charged. 75% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of cancelling any arrangements made for your tour.

21-0 days before tour start day – 100% of tour price will be charged. 100% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of cancelling any arrangements made for your tour.

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