Guided Walking in the Baltic States in 14 Days

Experience Baltics in a different way - by walking! In this way, you will have a unique way to get to know Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and we promse you a trip full of authentic and memorable details.
This tour is about you getting to know Baltic countries in both ways - by seeing the biggest cities as well as nature. The tour will lead you to less touristy places, the ones that even locals sometimes do not know about - Pavilniai regional park, Lake Plateliai, Zemaitija National Park, Gauja National Park, Valga, Lahemaa National Park. There is so much to see and to feel in here! You’ll start in Vilnius and the visit of Lithuania, followed by Latvia with a capital Riga. The tour will end in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia.
Take this tour and find your favorite Baltic country or just fall in love with all of them!

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$4,573

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 13 nights accommodation in 3* hotels or countryside lodges with breakfast
    • Detailed route notes and maps
    • Intercity train tickets from Vilnius to Plunge, from Sigulda to Tallinn, coach from Plunge to Riga
    • Private transfers by car where public transport not available
    What's excluded :
    • Entry fees/boat trips/optional excursions
    • Arrival and departure airport transfers
    • Luggage transfers
    • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    • Transfers from train/bus station to hotels
    • Personal equipment
    • Travel to/from Vilnius/Tallinn
    • Travel Insurance
    • Taxi transfers or public transport

  • Day 1: Arrival to Vilnius

    Stop At: Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilnius County
    Arriving to Vilnius. OPTIONAL Airport transfer to Hotel.

    Welcome meeting with your tour leader and a welcome drink.

    If you arrive earlier - take an easy walk around the old town. Otherwise, you can book extra day to explore Vilnius more.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Vilnius

    Day 2: Day 2 - Walking Pavilniai regional park

    Stop At: Pavilniai Regional Park, Belmonto g., Vilnius Lithuania
    Today you will explore a regional park which is within Vilnius city boundaries. You will take a short train ride, will walk along the river, walk up and down some hills and through the forests - and everything without really going out of town.

    Pristine Pavilniai Regional Park is a protected area that includes the 65 m height Pūčkoriai rock exposure at the Vilnia river valley. 20 thousand years old formations are visible from the lower side after 1 km easy hike from a restaurant located in a former mill.

    Walking 4 h, 10 km.

    Public transport: Vilnius train station - Pavilnio st. (7 min).

    Overnight in Vilnius.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Vilnius

    Day 3: From Vilnius to the Countryside among the Lakes

    Stop At: Trakai, Trakai, Vilnius County
    Today after a short train ride you will find yourself in the cosy medieval town surrounded by picturesque lakes and forests.

    Trakai, located 30 km from Vilnius is a historical capital of Lithuania and it’s beauty leaves no one indifferent.

    Locals take a day trip there and we invite you for one as well. See Trakai Castle, lakes and beautiful views around. Trakai used to be a medieval residence of Lithuanian Grand Dukes. Once a significant and powerful town, nowadays the town is enjoying tranquility and the status of summer resort with its only 5000 residents. The town is also famous for it's karaim community living here since 14th century who make "kibinai" the best local pastries in the area.

    This day offers two hikes to choose - a shorter one around the Trakai town and peninsula and a longer one with an extension to Varnikai Reserve that will lead you through an old forest and meadow offering nature lovers an opportunity to enjoy spectacular views and the rich natural biodiversity found here.

    Walking:

    Short route - 2 h, 7 km

    Long route - 5 h, 15 km

    Public transport: Vilnius train station - Trakai - Vilnius.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Vilnius

    Day 4: Vilnius to Plateliai

    Stop At: Plateliai, Plateliai, Zemaitija National Park, Telsiai County
    On this day you will go to Zemaitija national park which is named as the most mystical national park in Lithuania. The park territory is covered with fir forests which are populated by a huge number of protected plant and animal species; remains of ice-age plants were also found here. Not only the birds inscribed on the Red List of Lithuania breed in the park but also the birds protected in Europe, such as the hazel grouse, corncrake and whooper swan which produce a sound similar to a trumpet. The park’s jewel is the biggest and deepest lake in zemaitija, surrounded by legends, the Lake Plateliai with its seven islands.

    In the morning take a train from Vilnius to Plunge from which you will be picked by private car and transferred to Plateliai.

    In the afternoon take a short leisure walk in the surroundings.

    Train from Vilnius to Plunge 3,5 h.

    Walk near lake Plateliai.

    Overnight in Plateliai.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Plateliai

    Day 5: Walking in Zemaitija National Park

    Stop At: Liepijų pėsčiųjų trasa, 3202, Beržoras 90419, Lithuania
    Today’s walk along the Sheire and Liepiju nature trails will be a true delight for travelers who appreciate the natural environment and are longing for the peace of the forest. Walking on these trails you will touch untreated nature and see true forest life. Take a breath of fresh air and caress the stems of plants swaying in the wind. You will begin walking along the shore of the lake and later get into the forest where you will be accompanied by solemn trees that stretch as far as 50 meters towards the sky. Further onto the trail you will see how the surrounding nature changes from the forest to the swamped lakes and a boggy landscapes.

    Walking: 6-8 h, 7-8 km
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Plateliai

    Day 6: Transfer - Plateliai - Plunge - Riga

    Stop At: Plunge, Plunge, Telsiai County
    Today you will go to Latvia and start exploring another Baltic country.

    In the morning you will be picked by a private transfer and taken to the bus station in Plunge where you will take a bus going to Riga. There is no direct and regular train service between Lithuania and Latvia, so today’s transfer will be by bus.

    In 3,5 hours you will arrive to Riga where you will have the second half of the day exploring it’s charming Old town.

    Private transfer: Plateliai-Plunge (30 min)

    Bus: Plunge-Riga (3,5 h)

    Walking in Riga: 2h, 3-4 km.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Riga

    Day 7: Riga in the morning - train to Sigulda in the afternoon

    Stop At: Sigulda, Sigulda, Vidzeme Region
    In the morning you will continue exploring Riga on foot and in the afternoon

    In Riga while meandering its narrow streets and ancient alleyways you will discover the must visit sites and some hidden corners. Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of various architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument.

    Walking: 2-3 h, 5-7 km

    Train: Riga-Sigulda (1h 15 min)
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Riga

    Day 8: Sigulda - Krimulda - Turaida

    Stop At: Gauja National Park, Ausekla iela 6, 2150 Latvia
    The Gauja National Park often called Switzerland of Latvia by locals is the largest and oldest of the national parks in Latvia, characterized by great biological diversity, variety of landforms, natural springs, sandstone outcrops, picturesque views and unique natural, cultural and historical monuments.

    During this day you will have a very picturesque walk in Sigulda and hike medieval castle ruins, hills, caves, cliffs, impressive forests and wonderful sights of river Gauja valley.

    Walking: 6-7 h, 12-14 km.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sigulda/Cesis

    Day 9: Sigulda walking - Raganu katls - Paradise Hill

    Stop At: Raganu katls, Sigulda Latvia
    Sigulda is a place where nature lies in close interaction with what has been created by men. Only 2-3 km off the central square of railway station, there is the deep ravine of the River Vējupīte and old valley of the River Gauja, where there are interesting natural objects and relatively unchanged nature. Suitable for those not afraid of climbing up and down the steep slopes of the ravine. A hike is not the easiest one, but definitely worth climbing uphill-donwhill for a picturesque views.

    Walking: 6-7 hours, 12-14 km
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sigulda/Cesis

    Day 10: Train to Tallinn

    Stop At: Tallinn, Tallinn, Harju County
    Today you will leave Latvia behind and continue to explore the tiniest of the Baltics - Estonia - a wildly beautiful land of pristine forests, biodiverse wetlands and remote offshore islands.

    Your trip will start in the late morning by a train ride to Valga - a small town on Estonian border (2 hours by train) where you will change trains and continue your trip to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital (3,5 hours train ride).

    Evening is free at your leisure.

    Train: Sigulda-Valga (2 hours), Valga-Tallinn (3,5 hours).
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Tallinn

    Day 11: Tallinn explore

    Stop At: Tallinn, Tallinn, Harju County
    Tallinn, one of Europe’s newest capitals, boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture in a small geographic area. Its Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. And outside the city walls there are beguiling districts of brightly painted wooden houses, parks, redeveloped docks, beaches and forests.

    Walking: 3 h, 5 km
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel in Tallinn

    Day 12: Tallinn - Lahemaa National Park

    Stop At: Lahemaa National Park, Lahemaa National Park
    Located on the northern coast of Estonia, Lahemaa is perfect for a hiking trip and nature watching. Here you will find stony and sandy seashores, picturesque bogs, pine and cliff forests, rivers that cut into the limestone cliff as well as erratic rocks left over from the last Ice Age.

    Lahemaa is one of Europe’s most important forest conservation areas, where many large mammals live. Located south of the national park, the large forested Kõrvemaa area is a home to moose, wild boars, brown bears, lynxes, foxes and other wild animals.

    In the morning you will be transferred by private car to Kasmu captains’ village, drop your luggage and start exploring this tiny coastal town.

    Known as the Captains’ Village, from 1884 to 1931 tiny Käsmu was home to a marine school that churned out ship captains. At one stage it was said that every Käsmu family had at least one captain in their midst. In the 1920s a third of all boats in Estonia were registered to this village.

    There are a few hiking routes in the village and today you will take the shorter one Nature and Culture trail leading you through a pine forest and a bouldery coast.

    Private transfer: Tallinn - Lahemaa National park (1 hour)

    Walking: 2 h, 4,2km
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Kasmu

    Day 13: Lahemaa National Park

    Stop At: Lahemaa National Park, Lahemaa National Park
    The second day in Lahemaa national park will be dedicated for further exploration of Kasmu peninsula.

    Today you will take a second longer trail that makes the circle around the peninsula, 10 km of it run along the coastline where the forest and sea meet.

    Walking: 6-7 hours, 15 km
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Kasmu

    Day 14: Departure

    Stop At: Tallinn, Tallinn, Harju County
    Transfer to Tallinn. From Lahemaa National Park you will be picked by a private car and transferred to Tallinn.

    Optional post tour accommodation available if you want to spend some more time in Estonia’s capital.

    Departure.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Return Detail :
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Travel Addicts Club

Activity ID: V-46976P83

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