Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland – Russia – Lithuania

ETVA Travel > Tours > Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland – Russia – Lithuania

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Program
Day 1: Lithuania (Vilnius), Latvia (Riga)
Breakfast. Visit the Hill of Crosses (Siauliai). Walk through the unique holy places where you will see thousands of crosses. Moving to Riga; walking tour of the Old Town: “Three Brothers”, Riga Castle, Convent House, Bridge of lovers, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower, the “blackheads” house. Leisure time in the center.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Estonia (Tallinn)
Breakfast. Transfer to Tallinn. Excursions include: walk through Upper and Lower Town. In the Upper Town you will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Cathedral – one of the oldest churches in Tallinn, Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral, two viewing platforms, with a magnificent view of the Old Town. From the Upper Town you go down in the Danish King’s Garden – one of the most romantic places in Tallinn and on the street. Then you will see church of St. Nicholas and the Town Hall Square. Here you will hear the story of the medieval Town Hall, then through the shortest street in our city – Bakery pass – you will go to the Church of the Holy Spirit and Great Guild Hall. The route goes to the Vienna street, there you will see the oldest Orthodox church in Estonia, the only one in Old Town Catholic Church of Peter and Paul, the ruins of the Dominican monastery. Free time in the old town.
Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Finland (Helsinki), Russia (St. Petersburg)
Breakfast. Crossing by ferry to Helsinki. Excursion in Helsinki – a city with a long history. Decree on the foundation of the city came out on June 12, this day celebrates its Helsinki City Day. During a bus tour of the Helsinki you will see the main attractions of the Finnish capital: Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, fountain Amanda, North Esplanade, Swedish Theatre, Prospect Mannerheim Museum of Modern Art and the building of the Finnish Parliament, Olympic Stadium, a monument to the composer Sibelius, famous church in the Rock; sightseeing tour of Helsinki is completed in the square next to the shopping centers, cafes and restaurants.
Departure to St. Petersburg,  dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Russia (St. Petersburg)
Breakfast. Excursion in St. Petersburg: During the tour you will visit the city’s main square – the Palace. It was there that the famous Winter Palace – the residence of the Russian tsars, which now houses the Hermitage Museum. You will see the symbol of the city – a monument to Peter the Great, who is better known as The Bronze Horseman. In the central part of the city you visit Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty, Large Seating Yard, Temple Savior on Spilled Blood, Engineers Castle, Mikhailovsky Palace. You will visit the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, which will be introduced to the Twelve Colleges building, where today is located the St. Petersburg State University – one of the oldest educational centers in Russia. Ddditionally you will see: a magnificent building of the Exchange and Rostral columns. Leisure time.
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Russia (Tsarskoye Selo, Peterhof)
Breakfast. Moving to Tsarskoye Selo. Pushkin – is a small town located near St. Petersburg. Here once was the summer residence of the Romanovs – Tsarskoye Selo. From 1918 Tsarskoye Selo was renamed to Pushkin in honor of the great Russian poet and writer whose life has been associated with this place. The main attraction of Pushkin – Catherine Palace. Its luxurious interiors was designed by Monighetti, Cameron, Rastrelli, Stasov projects. In the palace there are a lot of samples of arts and crafts. Famous interior Catherine Palace – Amber Room. The Catherine Palace is the compositional center of a large architectural and park ensemble. The park – the most poetic and romantic part of Tsarskoye Selo. Several generations of talented architects, gardeners, sculptors, engineers, artisans and other craftsmen worked on its creation.
Transfer to Peterhof. Peterhof was founded by Peter I in the early XVIII century. He is still considered the most luxurious summer residence of the imperial family. Peterhof surpasses by its beauty and sophistication French Versailles. In the Center of Peterhof is Grand Palace with amazing interiors: graceful lilt gilded carvings, shiny mirrors, clever painting on walls and lampshades, unique ornaments tilings. The main attraction of Peterhof – Lower Park with geometrically tuned channels and avenues leading to the palaces and fountains. Fabulous images give numerous fountains of Peterhof – the design and different in mind, they report park ensemble lightness, airiness, conviviality. Before Grand Palace you can see the Grand Cascade with 64 fountains and 37 gilded sculptures. This is one of the most delightful and grand buildings in the world.
Returning to St. Petersburg for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Lithuania (Vilnius)
Breakfast. Moving to Vilnius, arrival, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Lithuania (Vilnius)
Breakfast. Meeting with the guide, tour of Vilnius: Medieval city defensive wall and the Old City, Theresa Catholic former Carmelite monastery, Svyatoduhov Orthodox monastery with relics of the holy martyrs of Vilnius John Anthony and Eustache, Trinity Uniate church and monastery, the National Philharmonic Hall, church of St. Casimir, Town Hall Square, the Church of St. Nicholas, Castle street with old medieval buildings, alleys of the Old Town – Writers, Bernardine, the Church of St. Michael, amber museum and gallery, St. Anna church, Church of Bernardine, Cathedral Square: monument to the founder of Vilnius – Duke Gediminas, Vilnius castle, St. Stanislaus Cathedral. Cemetery “Rossy”, with graves of prominent figures of the Lithuanian, Belarusian and Polish culture.
Leisure time. Departure.
Program can vary depending from season while maintaining total service.

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