Riga Old Town
Baltic Capitals... Tallinn and Riga
On the shores of the Baltic Sea, Riga and Tallinn are both UNESCO World Heritage cities. Both were important members of the sea trading Hanseatic League which was created to protect economic interests along the trade routes frequented by merchants. Riga's Old Town boasts a legacy of Gothic, Baroque and Classical architecture, while the New Town has one of the largest collections of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Tallinn is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and its web of winding cobblestone streets dates back to the 11th century. It also contains some fascinating Cold War attractions such as the KGB museum in Hotel Viru.
Latvia and Estonia • UNESCO Heritage Cities • Guides and excursions • The Baltic Coast
Day 1 Fly to Riga and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Full day guided walking tour of the city which includes Riga Old town, Riga Cathedral and Art Museum.
Day 3 Enjoy a visit to Riga market, continuing to the Art Nouveau district and museum. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 Transfer to the airport and fly to Tallinn. Afternoon tour of the Old Bastion and Tunnels to discover Tallinn's fascinating wartime past, dating back to the 17th century.
Day 5 Guided walking tour of the Medieval Old Town which sits in the shadow of Toompea Castle, parts of which were first built by the German Kights of the Sword in 1227. Visit the onion domed, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, established in 1900 as a symbol of Tsarist power. Afternoon tour of Kadriorg Palace, an Italian influenced 18th century summer residence built by Tsar Peter I for Empress Catherine. It stands as one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Northern Europe and houses a great collection of art.
Day 6 Morning tour of the Estonian Maritime Museum showing the history of ships and navigation in Estonia, before flying home to the UK via Riga.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga
The Radisson Blu Elizabete hotel is a fashionable designer hotel in the heart of the city. Located in a lively neighbourhood filled with boutique shops and restaurants, it is just 5 minutes walk from the Old Town. The hotel offers a unique inner courtyard for guests to enjoy as well as a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and sauna.
• 4 star • 228 bedrooms
• Centrally located • Inner courtyard
Radisson Blu Olumpia Hotel, Tallinn
The Radisson Blu Olumpia hotel is located just a few minutes from Tallinn harbour and close to several shopping centres. Superior class rooms will be booked, subject to availability, which are located on the upper floors of the hotel and offer stunning views of Tallinn. These chic rooms are designed in modern Nordic style with rich, warm colours. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, health centre and indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy.
• 4 star • 390 bedrooms
• Superior Class Rooms
• Indoor swimming pool
Your tour includes:
• Flights between London, Tallinn and Riga
• 3 nights half board in Riga
• 2 nights half board in Tallinn
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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