Course Start DatesSunday 5th July 2020
About the Course
Following the overwhelming popularity of our Christmas Markets tour to Tallinn and Riga, we are now offering you the chance to visit both of these cities in summer along with the third ‘Baltic city’, Vilnius.
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city. The architecture in the largest baroque Old Town in Eastern Europe is well known and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. We’ll take a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the National Museum of Textiles, where we’ll learn about the homemade fabrics and traditions of the everyday clothing worn by the local population.
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 explore the rich heritage of Latvian costume, taking part in a mitten knitting workshop with a local expert.
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. 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.
The tour is accompanied by our Arena Travel expert, Carol Meldrum, who has designed a project especially for this tour.
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What's included in the price?
International flights from Gatwick to Vilnius (via Riga) and Tallinn to Gatwick with 1 piece of hold luggage
8 nights in 4* accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
1 lunch and 4 dinners
Coach travel as described in the itinerary including driver tips
City tours of Riga & Vilnius and walking tour of Tallinn old town
All entrance fees for included sightseeing excursions
Local Latvian mitten knitting and Estonian arts & crafts workshops
3 half day workshops with Carol Meldrum, kit included
The services of an experienced tour manager and an English-speaking local guide
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