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The program (11 days)
 
1 day Vilnius
Late arrival to Vilnius.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 2 Vilnius – Aglona
Breakfast.
Meeting with a guide, tour of Vilnius: medieval defensive wall and the entrance to the Old City through the Holy Gate, miraculous image of the Virgin Mary Church Teresa, former Carmelite monastery, Orthodox monastery with the relics of Saints Vilna Martyrs John Anthony and Eustache, Trinity Uniate churches and monasteries, the National Philharmonic Hall, Church of St. Casimir, Town Square, Church of St. Nicholas Street, Castle with ancient medieval buildings, the alleys of the Old Town – Writers, Bernardine, the Church of St. Michael, the visit to the museum galleries amber church Anne Church Bernardine , Cathedral Square: monument to the founder of Vilnius – Duke Gediminas, Vilnius Castle, Cathedral CB. Stanislas chapel with CB. Casimir. Cemetery “Rasu”, which contains the tombs of prominent figures of the Lithuanian, Belarusian and Polish culture.
Transfer to Aglona.
Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 3 Aglona – Pskov – St. Petersburg
Breakfast.
Aglona – the largest Catholic church in Latvia.
Pskov museum of icons, the Kremlin with the Cathedral of St. Trinity.
Moving to St. Petersburg.
Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 4 Petersburg
Breakfast.
You will see: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum (the largest museum collection of Russia), the Admiralty building, the Marble Palace, the statue of Peter I on the Senate Square, visit the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Trinity Cathedral.
For those who wish – tasting evening in the national spirit.
Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 5 St. Petersburg
Breakfast.
We continue to get acquainted with St. Petersburg.
During the tour you will see the Temple “the Savior on Spilled Blood”, Engineering Castle, Mikhailovsky Palace. You will visit the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, where he met the Twelve Colleges building, where today is St. Petersburg State University – one of the oldest educational centers in Russia. In addition, your gaze will appear: the magnificent Stock Exchange building, rostral column, which, in fact, form a skyline Arrows island.
Square with the statue of Tsar Nicholas and Saint Sophia Cathedral, Arts Square with the statue of Pushkin, Nevsky Prospekt – the commercial and cultural center, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, the Church. Catherine from the tomb of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood (built on the site of the assassination of Tsar Alexander II).
Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 6 St. Petersburg
Breakfast.
Peterhof – the summer residence of Tsar Peter the Great, the park with fountains.
Peterhof was founded by Peter I in the beginning of the XVIII century. He is still considered the most luxurious residence of the imperial family. Peter I conceived the city so that the Peterhof has surpassed in its beauty and elegance of the French Versailles. Center Peterhof today is the Grand Palace with stunning interiors: the elegant play of gilt thread, shiny mirror, skilful painting on the walls and ceiling lamps, unique ornaments parquet. The main attraction of Peterhof – the Lower Park with geometrically verified channels and avenues leading to the palaces and fountains. Fairy-tale image of Peterhof give numerous fountains – a variety of design and mind, they inform park ensemble lightness, airiness, festivity. Before you can see the Grand Palace Grand Cascade with 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues. This is one of the most exciting and grandiose buildings in the world.
Moving in Tsarskoye Selo. Pushkin – is a small town located not far from St. Petersburg. There once was a summer residence of the Romanovs – Tsarskoye Selo. Since 1918, Tsarskoye Selo was renamed Pushkin in honor of the great Russian poet and writer, whose life was connected with this place. The main attraction Pushkin – Catherine Palace. Its luxurious interiors created project Monighetti, Cameron, Rastrelli and Stasov. In the palace are a lot of samples of arts and crafts. Famous interior of the 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 the Tsarskoye Selo. Several generations of talented architects, gardeners, sculptors, engineers, artisans and other craftsmen worked on its creation.
Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 7 St. Petersburg – Tallinn
Breakfast.
Moving to Tallinn.
The tour includes: a walk in the Upper and Lower Town. In the Upper Town, you will see Toompea Castle, the Dome Cathedral – one of the oldest churches in Tallinn’s Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral, two viewing platforms, with a magnificent view of the Old City. From the Upper Town, you descend to the Garden of the Danish King – one of the most romantic places in Tallinn and on the street. Lühike Jalg (short leg) into the lower town to the church of St. Nicholas (Nicholas’). The route runs along the street. Rataskaevu (wheel well) to the Town Hall Square. On the Town Hall Square, you will hear the story of the medieval Town Hall, the old Town Hall pharmacy in Europe and in the shortest street of our city Sayakang (bakery pass) will pass to the church of St. Spirit and Great Guild Hall.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 8 Tallinn – Parnu
Breakfast.
Moving in Parnu – free time on the shore of the Baltic Sea.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 9 Pärnu – Riga
Breakfast.
Transfer to Riga.
Tour of Old Riga.
Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, as well as all subsequent trends and schools have formed the appearance of modern Riga. Riga is rightly called the capital of the northern modern. During a walking tour of the Old Town, the duration of which is about two hours, you will learn about what tell the houses and streets of the old city, will meet with a number of architectural monuments of the Middle Ages (houses “Three Brothers”, St. Peter’s Church, the Powder Tower, St. James Church, Dome Cathedral and many other things), a concert at the Dome Cathedral (organ music).
Moving to Jurmala. A walk along the seashore. Free time.
For those who want – the continuation of the tour: Evening Riga – European Capital of Art Nouveau (1.5 hours).
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
10 day Riga – Siauliai – Kaunas
Breakfast.
Transfer to Siauliai.
Visit to the Hill of Crosses (Siauliai). Walking through the unique sacred places where your attention will be presented to tens of thousands of crosses.
Transfer to Kaunas.
Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
 
Day 11 Kaunas – Trakai
Breakfast.
A walk through the Kaunas old town: visit the ruins of a Gothic castle, see the town hall, the house Perkunas, Cathedral with a unique interior in the Rococo style, walk through the early twentieth century, Kaunas, Laisves Alley.
Transfer to Trakai. Tour of Trakai castle on the island, walk along the street Karaite, if possible look in the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin.
Wine Karaite cuisine.
Free time. Departure.
 
The order of the program may vary according to the seasons, while maintaining the total size of services.

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