Baltics package tour: Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg - Firebird Tours ®

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Overview

Set forth on a journey of discovery around the splendid Baltic capitals. Make your way through the beauty of magnificent old towns from Lithuania's petite and charming Vilnius, to Latvia's inspiring Riga and on to Estonia's Tallinn. Then continue to the sparkling Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg to see unmissable attractions like the Hermitage Museum and legendary Peterhof.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.83 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 and 5-star best location hotels
    standard rooms
    9 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/sight-hotel transfers
    A train journey
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided city tours
    Hill of Crosses
    Hermitage Museum
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts
    1 lunch

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Vilnius

Welcome to the cozy capital of Lithuania, Vilnius! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Meals are not included.

Day 2
Vilnius Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Then meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most fantastic Vilnius attractions.

During the tour, you explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and visit the Vilnius Cathedral and go inside the oldest university in Lithuania dating back to 1579 - the Vilnius University (entrance tickets are included).

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Transfer to Riga

Today following breakfast at your hotel you check out. Your driver transfers you to the glorious capital of Latvia - Riga in about 4 hours.

Along the way you make stops to see the Latvian Rundales Palace and the Lithuanian Hill of Crosses.

Upon arrival in Riga you are taken to your centrally located hotel. After check-in you have the rest of the day free at your leisure. So you can either start exploring the city on your own and dine in a local restaurant or relax in your room preparing for the Riga sightseeing tour next day.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Riga Sightseeing & Transfer to Tallinn

After breakfast you check out from the hotel. You meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting Riga attractions.

During the tour you take a walk down the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, visit the Dome Cathedral and the Church of St. Peter (entrance tickets are included). You then explore the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau heritage - the famous Albert street, abundant in beautiful buildings with unusual sculptures, colored bricks and tiles, geometric ornaments and uniquely shaped windows.

In the evening your driver takes you to Tallinn. Upon arrival you check-in to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Tallinn Walking Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 3-hour walking tour around the most magnificent attractions of Tallinn.

During the tour, you explore both Upper and Lower parts of the Old Town. In the Upper Old Town, you visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and go inside the Dome Church and admire magnificent views over the city rooftops from the observation platform.

In the Lower Old Town, you see the wonderful Town Hall Square and the Town Council's Pharmacy believed to be the oldest working pharmacy in Europe. Then you proceed to St. Catherine’s Passage that provides numerous shopping opportunities at the local craft workshops, including glass, leather and ceramic wares, and finish the tour next to the iconic Viru Gates.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Flight to St. Petersburg

Today following breakfast you check out from the hotel. You meet your driver who takes you to the airport for your train to St. Petersburg.

In the afternoon you arrive in the magnificent Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your hotel located in the very heart of St. Petersburg.

There is no program planned for this evening, so after check-in you can either start exploring the city center on your own or have a good rest.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the crown jewel of all Russian cities and one of the world's most amazing travel destinations - splendid St. Petersburg!

Your 6-hour sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress (entrance tickets are included). It is a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

After lunch in the city center, your tour continues to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, then on to the famous St. Isaac's Cathedral (entrance tickets are included in the price).

You also explore St. Isaac's Square and observe the following from outside: the Mariinsky Theater, the Hermitage, the Winter Palace, the Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievskiy Island, the Bronze Horseman Statue, the Peter's Log Cabin, the Cruiser Aurora, the Smolny Palace, the Nevsky Prospect, the Arts Square and other outstanding sites of this wonderful city.

  • Optional evening program: St. Petersburg boasts some of the best theaters in the world. Ask your tour specialist to arrange the tickets for you.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 8
Tour of the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: St. Petersburg Rivers and Canals tour
    A visit to St. Petersburg won't be complete without a magnificent boat ride across its numerous rivers and canals that are an inherent part of the romantic image of the city. This tour is an excellent opportunity to discover the most wonderful city gems, including the Peter and Paul's Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, and Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum) to name a few, from an absolutely different perspective.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Trip to Peterhof

After breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. It is located on the banks of the Gulf of Finland and is most famous for its Versailles-inspired parks and fountains.

During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Baltic Capitals and St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed your trip and are returning home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Hotels

9 nights at 4 or 5-star centrally-located hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfast
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation in best value hotels in Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Bus tickets Tallinn - Riga and Riga - Vilnius;
  • Train tickets Tallinn - St. Petersburg;
  • Airport and bus/train station transfers;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals as specified in the itinerary;
  • Museum entrance fees and special no-line admission;
  • Guided tours with professional English- speaking guides;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

 

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

What's Included
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US citizens and visa support (invitation) for customers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa and others
  • Four guided sightseeing tours of St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius
  • A day trip to Peterhof
  • A tour of Hermitage museum
  • A tour of hill of Crosses
  • A visit to Vilnius Cathedral and the oldest university of Lithuania
What to Know
  • Most of the tours include a lot of walking, we suggest bringing comfortable shoes
  • Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places of the tour, and there are plenty of ATMs if you need some cash for meals and tips
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,755
Deposit $551
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$3,125
Deposit $625
Regular package
4-star package
$3,055
Deposit $611
Regular package
5-star package
$3,355
Deposit $671
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,755
Deposit $551
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$3,125
Deposit $625
Regular package
4-star package
$3,055
Deposit $611
Regular package
5-star package
$3,355
Deposit $671

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