2020 will mark the seventh year that we will take our travellers on a journey to explore these three distinct cultures…with different languages, different traditions and uniquely different sites. What is the same about each of these tiny countries is their love of music, their proud heritage and their fierce independence.
Tucked between Scandinavia and Russia and facing onto the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have fought against all of their neighbours, especially Germany and Russia to establish their right to be independent. It was not until the fall of the Soviet Union that they were able to throw off the yoke of foreign control and establish themselves as independent nations. Since then, they have worked hard to join the free world, to associate themselves with the European Union and to strengthen their freedom and share their cultures.
Today, life in the Baltic States is relatively tranquil and laid back. Each state has maintained its’ cultural heritage, respecting and restoring their historic buildings and sites. At the same time, they are developing new industries and working hard to build and maintain strong economies. The people are friendly and welcoming, hotels and restaurants are well run and the cities are safe and easy to explore on your own or with a group.
We have spent several years perfecting our special itinerary. It features extended stays in each of the capitals – Vilnius (3 nights), Riga (4 nights) and Tallinn (4 nights) plus 2 extra nights in smaller centres. You will experience the best in each of these centres with hotels that are very centrally located, close to all the historic action, with comfortable accommodation and quality amenities. Just a short walk from each hotel, you will be exploring the historic centres. During each stay, we have provided a balanced program of included sightseeing plus ample free time to explore on your own.
While we have included two meals on most days, we have also left ample opportunity to sample some of the exceptional local restaurants that abound in each city. You will find that English is widely spoken, especially in the city centres, making it easy to meet the locals and to enjoy their restaurants and their hospitable nature.
All three countries joined the European Union in 2004 and use the Euro as their currency; therefore, there is no need to change currency when you change countries.
A journey to the Baltic States is truly Europe’s best kept secret and it is a region well worth your discovery! As a special Christmas bonus, we have extended our Early Booking Bonus savings of $200 per person to January 31st. Reserve your space soon!
Robert Craig, President
Baltic Adventure May 18, 2020 | 15 Days | 25 Meals | Escorted by Sandra Delion