The Manor Houses of the Baltics
Opulent and exquisite manor houses are slowly being restored to their former glory across the Baltic states. Shiny parquet floors, sparkling chandeliers, antique furniture and elaborate paintings are now treasured features of once crumbling edifices. Step back in time and enjoy the wonders of years past in our stunning Manor Houses of the Baltics tour.
Day 1: Tallinn You will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Check into a renovated 14th century merchant house. Enjoy a guided tour of Tallinn's Old Town.
Day 2: Tallinn > Lahemaa After breakfast visit the 18th century Kadriorg Palace. Continue to Lahemaa National Park, where you will see diverse plant and animal life, before checking into a grand manor house.
Day 3: Lahemaa > Tartu Visit the lovely town of Tartu and Peipsi lake. Check into a refined hotel palace and spa with impressive parklands.
Day 4: Tartu > Rundale Drive to the splendid 18th century Rundale Palace and its famous garden of roses, after which you will head to Bauska town. Your manor house accommodation is known as the pearl of Latvian Classicism.
Day 5: Rundale > Vilnius Drive to Vilnius - capital of Lithuania. Explore the UNESCO listed Old Town. Your superb accommodation contains a spa for relaxation and beautiful baroque and gothic features.
Day 6: Vilnius > Monte Pacis Marvel at Trakai's red-brick castle surrounded by a lake. Continue to Kaunas and its impressive Pazaislis monastery complex. Relax at your unique accommodation surrounded by a lagoon.
Day 7: Monte Pacis > Pakruojis Onwards to Pakruojis Manor and tour all the entertainment on offer: a cinema, costume room and beautiful grounds.
Day 8: Pakruojis > Skrunda Venture to the unforgettable pilgrimage site of the Hill of Crosses. Continue to Skrunda Manor, a beautiful Classicist style manor on the bank of the River Venta.
Day 9: Skrunda > Kuksu Take a tour of Kuldiga town and then drive to your next manor stay, which provides a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy a romantic boat ride on the lake.
Day 10: Kuksu > Riga This morning tour Jurmala town and drive to the Latvian capital of Riga where you will check into your spa hotel.
Day 11: Riga > Sigulda Your guide will show you Riga's UNESCO-listed Old Town and an organ concert in Riga's Dome church, after which you will be driven to the picturesque town of Sigulda. Explore the red-brick medieval castle of Turaida and take a stroll through the romantic park at your designer hotel.
Day 12: Sigulda > Parnu Travel to Soomaa National Park and the Estonian seaside resort town of Parnu. Your final night is in an art nouveau hotel.
Day 13: Parnu > Tallinn Transfer to Tallinn airport for your onward flight.
• Tailor-made journey • 12 nights' accommodation • Private English-speaking driver-guide throughout • Private car services • Entrance fees to Kadriorg Palace and Park, Rundale Palace and Park, Trakai Castle, Pazaislis Monastery, Riga Open Air Museum, Riga Dome Church and Turaida Castle Museum Reserve • 12 breakfasts
Pricing (per person) $AUD
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