This tour to Tallinn, in Estonia and Riga, in Latvia, is the perfect way to start your Christmas preparations.
Tallinn is one of Europe’s newest capitals and boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture. The Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. A fine Christmas tree will be the centre piece of Old Town Square, where we’ll have some time to explore the Christmas market. We’ll visit the highlights of the city with our local guide, learn about Estonian handicrafts and take part in a workshop with local experts.
Riga is the largest city in the Baltics and is a fascinating mixture of proud Latvian traditions and influences of the various countries that have occupied it. The Old Town’s architecture is stunning. We’ll visit the highlights of the city with our local guide and have time in some of the three Christmas markets that take place in the city at this time of year. We’ll also explore the rich heritage of Latvian costume and take part in a mitten knitting workshop with a local expert.
The tour is accompanied by our Arena Travel expert Carol Meldrum, who has designed a project which captures the spirit of this Baltic Cities tour perfectly.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Flights from Gatwick to Tallinn and Riga to Gatwick with 1 piece of hold luggage
6 nights in 4 & 5* accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
1 lunch and 3 dinners
Coach travel as described in the itinerary including driver tips
Walking tour of Tallinn Old Town
Visit to Kadriorg Park & Palace
Visit to TV Tower
Estonian Arts & Crafts workshop
Visit to textile factory
Riga city tour
Visit to National Costume Centre
Latvian mitten knitting workshop
2 half day workshops with Carol Meldrum, kit included
The services of an experienced tour manager and an English-speaking local guide