Baltic Adventure May 2020 | Craig Travel

Baltic Adventure May 2020

Baltic Adventure
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
May 18, 2020 to June 1, 2020
15 Days
Meals:
25
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3 Moderately Challenging

Email specialist Sharon Bahadur to discuss your travel plans

The restoration of independence in 1991 in these three states was a happy outcome of the demise of the Soviet Union. Of all the fragments of that former super-power, the Baltic States are perhaps the countries with the brightest future. Though geographically attached, these nations are singularly different - especially when viewed along the lines of ethnicity, language, historical development and religion. The Estonians are of Finno-Ugric origin and their language has nothing in common with their Latvian or Russian neighbours. Lithuanian history in recent times was linked with Catholic Poland, whereas Estonia and Latvia were early recipients of Protestantism. In the 18th century these states succumbed to the Russian Empire, only to regain independence after the First World War. Absorbed by first Russia and then Germany during World War II, they suffered under the Soviet regime following the war. Surprise ranks high among visitors today - surprise that there is so much of interest and beauty, and surprise that the Iron Curtain was so dense as to hide the richness of those societies. Indeed most of us have much to learn about these countries and their heritage. We are very pleased to offer this destination after the wonderful success of our previous journeys there. Come with us as we discover the charms and warmth of the beautiful Baltic States.

Book and deposit by December 20, 2019 and save $200 per person
 

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3 Moderately Challenging

This coach tour is designed as a leisurely, in depth experience with two or more nights at most hotels and some long travel days. Members should be aware that this journey includes visits with a good deal of walking, some over rough uneven surfaces and/or with many steps.  Members should be fit and capable walkers to fully enjoy this journey.

 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Featured dinners at the Kitchen, Vilnius and at Ribe, one of Tallinn’s best restaurants
  • Walking tours of central Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn
  • Beautiful Trakai Historical National Park
  • The Pazaislis Baroque nunnery and pilgrimage church
  • The Hill of Crosses, home to thousands of crucifixes
  • Riga’s Central Market and Art Nouveau District
  • Riga Dome Cathedral, the largest medieval church in the Baltic States
  • Cesis Medieval Castle and Park
  • Pretty Kadriorg Palace and the Song Festival Grounds
  • Lahemaa National Park and the charming manor house of Palmse
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to the Baltics
  • Accommodation in comfortable first class centrally located hotels as indicated or similar
  • 25 meals included as noted in the itinerary (shown as B - 13 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 6 dinners)
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Services of Canadian group escort plus professional guides in the Baltic States
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Vilnius hotel / Leave Tallinn hotel)
$3,845
Toronto
$5,075
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,195
Halifax
$5,345
St. John’s
$5,495
Winnipeg
$5,345
Saskatoon / Regina
$5,545
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$5,455
Victoria
$5,545
Single Supplement
$1,185

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by December 20, 2019 and save $200 per person!
Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room. Prices are based on minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective April 2019. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Preliminary Air Pricing: Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $211 to $314 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for singles and travellers aged 75-85 will range from $177 to $355 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.  

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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