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Lithuania/Latvia/Estonia

Best of the Baltics: Treasures of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Program No. 23225RJ
On a comprehensive journey to the three Baltic capitals, learn about Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga’s tumultuous histories and experience the cultural gems this region has to offer.
Length
12 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
2,949
Flights start at
1,100

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 12 - May 23, 2023
Starting at
3,049
May 19 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
3,049
May 26 - Jun 6, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Jun 23 - Jul 4, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Jul 14 - Jul 25, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Aug 11 - Aug 22, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Sep 8 - Sep 19, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2023
Starting at
3,049
Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2023
Starting at
2,949
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2023
Starting at
2,949
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 12 - May 23, 2023
Starting at
3,479
May 19 - May 30, 2023
Starting at
3,479
May 26 - Jun 6, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Jun 23 - Jul 4, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Jul 14 - Jul 25, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Aug 11 - Aug 22, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Sep 8 - Sep 19, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2023
Starting at
3,479
Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2023
Starting at
3,339
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2023
Starting at
3,339

At a Glance

Few places know “bounce-back” like the Baltic States. For almost 50 years, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania hid under the shadow of Soviet rule until declaring their independence in 1990. Slowly but surely, each regained its footing and developed its own identity. With local experts, explore each of the Baltics’ colorful capitals and learn what makes them extraordinary. In Estonia, discover the Baltics’ oldest capital, Tallinn. Latvia’s Riga, the largest of the three capitals, is a complete architectural treasure. Last but not least, venture to Lithuania and explore Vilnius, one of Europe’s cultural gems. Experience the welcoming spirit of the locals in all three capitals on the learning adventure of a lifetime.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles per day, standing for up to 2 hours on field trips. Many cobbled streets in city centers, some hilly and uneven terrain in rural areas.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the unbelievable architecture of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius as you walk through their Old Towns and historic landmarks with local experts.
  • Immerse yourself in the different cultures through musical performances and by meeting local families.
  • Learn about the Baltic States’ political, economic and geographical position through fascinating lectures.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Coup de Grace
by Marguerite Yourcenar
The Baltic Story: A Thousand-Year History of Its Lands, Sea and Peoples
by Caroline Boggis-Rolfe
Latvia: A Short History
by Mara Kalnins
The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature
by Almantas Samalavicius (ed.)
Peasant and Lord in the Process of Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism in the Baltics: An Attempt of Interdisciplinary History
by Juhan Kahk
Estonia: A Modern History
by Neil Taylor
Northern Shores: A History of the Baltic Sea and its Peoples
by Alan Palmer
The Baltic Revolution
by Anatol Lieven
Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia
by Sigrid Rausing
A Concise History of the Baltic States
by Andrejs Plakans
Yiddish Civilisation
by Paul Kriwaczek
Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
by Eyewitness Travel
Meals
22 Meals
10 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Vegetarian, Low Salt, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • May 12, 2023 - May 23, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • May 19, 2023 - May 30, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • May 26, 2023 - Jun 06, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Jun 09, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Jun 23, 2023 - Jul 04, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Jul 14, 2023 - Jul 25, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Aug 11, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Sep 01, 2023 - Sep 12, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Sep 08, 2023 - Sep 19, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Sep 15, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Oct 06, 2023 - Oct 17, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
  • Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023 (Tallinn to Vilnius)
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites
3 nights
Tallinn
Modern centrally located hotel with views over the historic Old Town.
4 nights
Riga
Centrally located in the Old Town close to all major sites, restaurants and bars.
3 nights
Vilnius
The Novotel Vilnius Hotel is part of the Accor Hotel chain and it is a medium size (159 rooms), 4-star hotel ideally located in the city center, next to the Old Town. The overall atmosphere of the hotel, its modern architecture and simple but elegant interior reflect the spirit of modern Vilnius. It is located in the fashionable area of the city with many shops and restaurants and in close proximity to tourist and cultural sites





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