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Self-Drive Baltic Tour 10d/9n

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  • 9 hotel nights with breakfast
  • Rented car Vilnius - Tallinn
  • GPS
  • Parking at hotels

 

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It is also possible to order bigger vehicles or book a boat trip to Helsinki.

Self-Drive Baltic Tour 10d/9n

Itinerary suggestion for a 10-day Baltic self driving tour:

Day 1. … – VILNIUS
Day 2. VILNIUS (Lithuania)
Day 3. VILNIUS – KERNAVE – TRAKAI – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
Day 4. KLAIPEDA – CURONIAN SPIT – KLAIPEDA
Day 5. KLAIPEDA – PALANGA – Hill of Crosses – Rundale – RIGA (Lithuania – Latvia)
Day 6. RIGA
Day 7. RIGA – Park Gauja – PARNU – SAAREMAA (Latvia – Estonia)
Day 8. SAAREMAA – TALLINN (Estonia)
Day 9. TALLINN
Day 10. TALLINN – …

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OCTOBER 2016 - APRIL 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 380 450 545
Intermediate 4 390 460 555
Economy 2 480 550 645
Compact 2 520 585 660
Intermediate 2 530 595 690
Economy 1 820 950 1100
Compact 1 890 1005 1165

 

MAY - AUGUST 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 425 545 655
Intermediate 4 435 555 665
Economy 2 565 685 790
Compact 2 590 705 820
Intermediate 2 620 735 850
Economy 1 945 1115 1310
Compact 1 995 1165 1360

 

SEPTEMBER 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 400 505 615
Intermediate 4 410 515 625
Economy 2 500 605 715
Compact 2 535 640 750
Intermediate 2 555 660 770
Economy 1 855 1015 1220
Compact 1 925 1080 1285

 

Prices include:
9 hotel nights with breakfast,
Rented car from Vilnius to Tallinn,
GPS,
Car parking at hotels. 

Note: Ferry tickets to the Curronian Spit and to Saaremaa Island are not included due to formalities. Estimation is Eur 60 for 2 persons and a car, Eur 65 for 4 persons and a car.

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Hotels for the tour are beeing chosen according to the price level. Please be aware we always book the best available hotels in respect of the category. Nevertheless, in case you would opt for your preferred hotels, we would be glad to book those.

COUNTRYLITHUANIALITHUANIALATVIAESTONIAESTONIA
Town Vilnius Klaipeda Riga Kuressaare Tallinn
Number of nights 2 2 2 1 2

 

3-star hotels (our preferred hotel examples):
Tallinn: ST BARBARA http://stbarbara.ee/en  
Saaremaa island: Rural guesthouse JURNA http://www.saaremaa.ee/jurna/23.html  
Riga: KONVENTA SETA http://www.hotelkolonna.com/hotels/en/  
Klaipeda: MEMEL http://memelhotel.lt/en 
Kaunas: AMBERTON COZY http://ambertonhotels.com/en/kaunas
Vilnius: CITY GATE http://www.citygate.lt/hotel-vilnius-en/index.php

4-star hotels (our preferred hotel examples):
Tallinn: ERMITAGE 4* http://www.lermitagehotel.ee/hotel/ 
Saaremaa island: Rural guesthouse JURNA http://www.saaremaa.ee/jurna/23.html 
Riga: TALLINK http://www.tallinkhotels.com/en/tallink-hotel-riga 
Klaipeda: NAVALIS 4* http://www.navalis.lt/en.php 
Kaunas: KAUNAS 4* http://www.kaunashotel.lt/
Vilnius: MABRE 4* www.mabre.lt/index_en.html

A full itinerary for a 10-day Baltic self driving tour could look like this:

Day 1. … – VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius. Pick-up your car, transfer to hotel (7 km), free time, overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2. VILNIUS (Lithuania)
Day for exploring Vilnius.

Day 3. VILNIUS – KERNAVE – TRAKAI – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
Drive to the first historic capital of Lithuania, Kernave (40 km), which is now a world famous archeological site protected by UNESCO. Visit to Trakai (40 km), yet another ancient capital of Lithuania. Stroll in the town along the narrow streets with typical buildings, kenesa, the praying house or Caraims, the local ethnic minority, the medieval Trakai Castle among the lakes (entrance to Castle Museum 5 eur). Trakai is within the Trakai National Park of History. Departure to Klaipeda (300 km). Arrival and overnight. 

Day 4. KLAIPEDA – CURONIAN SPIT – KLAIPEDA
Take a ferry to the Curonian Spit and drive to Nida (55 km), visit Juodkrante en-route (Mount of Witches). The Curonian spit is a 98 km long and ~1.5 km wide sand-dune spit, separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. 51 km of the spit belongs to Lithuania, the rest - to Kaliningrad. The spit is on the World Heritage list of the UNESCO. Return to Klaipeda for overnight.

Day 5. KLAIPEDA – PALANGA – Hill of Crosses – Rundale – RIGA (Lithuania – Latvia)
Drive to Palanga (30 km), enjoy the white sandy beach, stroll in the botanical garden, visit the Amber Museum. Then drive in the direction of Siauliai (120 km), and stop by the world-unique Hill of Crosses (14 km beyond Siauliai). Then proceed to Latvia, Rundale and visit the magnificent local baroque palace, constructed by Rastrelli. Continue to Riga (80 km), arrival and overnight.

Day 6. RIGA
Day for exploring Riga.

Day 7. RIGA – Park Gauja – PARNU – SAAREMAA (Latvia – Estonia)
Departure to the National Park of Gauja (55 km), visit of the park and Turaida castle (people claim museum of history seems similar to Trakai Castle in Lithuania, but the views from the tower are much different). Drive to Estonia. Arrive in hanseatique Parnu (175 km), the main resort town of Estonia. Continue to Kuressaare, the capital of the isle of Saaremaa (80 km + ferry + 50 km).

Day 8. SAAREMAA – TALLINN (Estonia)
Day for exploring the beautiful islands of Estonia. In the evening, take the direction of Tallinn for your next overnight.

Day 9. TALLINN
Day for exploring Tallinn. Stroll the lower and the upper parts of the old town, then drive to the open-air ethnographical museum of Rocca al Mare, visit Kadriorg Park, Pirita (the ruins of an ancient Convent of St Bridget, also known as Pirita Klooster).

Day 10. TALLINN – …
Free time, departure to the airport (6 km), drop-off the car.

Click here to check main distances in Baltic countries

Main Distancies in Baltic Countries
LITHUANIA
KmMiles
Vilnius - Kaunas (Pazaislis monastery) 110 (130) 68 (81)
Vilnius - Rumsiskes - Kaunas 130 81
Vilnius - Trakai 30 19
Vilnius - Kernave 40 25
Vilnius - Trakai - Kernave 65 40
Vilnius - Klaipeda 330 205
Vilnius - Nida (need ferry) 366 227
Vilnius - Siauliai (Hill of Crosses) 220 (235) 137 (146)
Vilnius - Druskininkai (Gruto park) 135 (125) 84 (78)
Vilnius - Panevezys 135 84
Vilnius - Joniskis 255 158
Vilnius - Birzai 220 137
Siauliai - Kursenai - Telsiai - Plunge - Kretinga - Palanga - Klaipeda 180 112
Vilnius - Pakruojis - Siauliai 255 158
Vilnius - Ignalina 115 71
Vilnius - Butrimonys 100 62
Kaunas - Druskininkai 135 84
Klaipeda - Nida (need ferry) 55 34
Klaipeda - Palanga (Palanga airport) 26 (32) 16 (20)
Palanga airport - Nida (need ferry) 80 50
Vilnius aiport - Palanga airport 340 210
Vilnius - Panevezys - Pasvalys - Latvian border 220 137
Vilnius - Panevezys - Pasvalys - Birzai - Latvian border 235 146
Vilnius - Lazdijai - Polish border 153 95
LATVIA
KmMiles
Riga - Jurmala 25 16
Riga - Bauska (Rundale) 55 (67) 34 (42)
Riga - Mezotne 65 40
Riga - Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Gauja Park, Gutmanis Cave) 55 34
Riga - Cesis 65 40
Riga - Sigulda 50 31
Riga - Valmiera 110 68
Riga - Rezekne 250 155
Riga - Smiltene 145 90
Riga - Lithuanian border 87 54
Riga - Estonian border 111 69
Sigulda - Estonian border Ainazi 90 56
ESTONIA
KmMiles
Tallinn - Parnu 130 81
Tallinn - Tartu 190 118
Tallinn - Rocca al Mare 15 9
Tallinn - Lahemaa National park (Palmse, Sagadi manors) 70 (100) 43 (62)
Tallinn – Virtsu (port to Muhu and Saaremaa islands) 135 84
Tallinn - Kuressaare (need ferry) 170 106
Tallinn - Narva 170 106
Parnu - Kuressaare (need ferry) 155 96
Parnu - Virtsu (port to Muhu and Saaremaa islands) 80 50
Tallinn - Parnu - Latvian border 195 121
Kuivastu (port in Muhu island) - Kuressaare 75 46
Kuivastu - Padaste 7 4.4
Virtsu (mainland) - Kuivastu (Muhu island) (ferry) 2 1.25
Tallinn - Tartu - Latvian border 275 171
Parnu - Latvian Border 65 40
POLANDKmMiles
Warsaw - Gdansk 340 210
Gdynia - Gdansk 22 14
Mikolajki - Gdansk 95 59
Gdansk - Malborg 80 50
Mikolajki - Gdynia 127 79
Gdansk - Elblag (Elbląng) 59 37
INTERNATIONAL
KmMiles
Vilnius - Riga 250 155
Riga - Tallinn 315 195
Tallinn - Vilnius 530 330
Riga - Valmiera - Valka/Valga - Tartu 242 150
Riga - Parnu 176 109
Riga - Birzai 100 62
Riga - Jelgava - Joniskis - Hill of Crosses 125 78
Tallinn - Parnu - Sigulda (Turaida Castle, Gauja Park, Gutmanis Cave) 305 189
Klaipeda - Liepaja - Saldus - Riga 320 199
Parnu - Sigulda 155 96
Parnu - Cesis 190 118
Kaunas - Bauska (Rundale) 200 (212) 124 (131)
Vilnius - Rundale (Bauska) 257 (245) 160 (152)
Riga - Kaunas 270 168
Rundale - Joniskis - Hill of Crosses 70 43
Palanga airport - Nida - Kaliningrad 164 102
Palanga - Liepaja 70 44
Tallinn - Helsinki (need ferry/plane/helicopter) 80 50
Tallinn - Sankt Petersburg 320 198
Vilnius - Minsk 170 105
Vilnius - Warsaw 395 245
Druskininkai - Mikolajki 420 260
Elblang (Elbląng) - Kaliningrad 105 65
 
 
 
 
 
 

The cars are all new (up to 3 years old) and rented from our trusted and contracted rent-a-car companies. As always at the time of confirmation rental cars are beeing confirmed with category/class and not with a certain make. Rent-a-car company is obliged to upgrade to a higher car category if the booked one is not available at the time of delivery to the customer. Driver must be at least 21 years of age and must hold a valid driver's licence with at least 2 years of experience. Collission and Theft Insurances are included with excess amount of 435 Eur.

 

Car size ideas of each category:

 

Economy, e.g. Toyota Yaris


 

Compact, e.g. Toyota Auris


 

Intermediate Sedan/Saloon, e.g. Toyota Corolla

 
 

Intermediate Station Wagon, e.g. Toyota Verso


 

Van, e.g. Renault Trafic

Related information

 

Why Trakai is among TOP 10 Ancient destinations?

http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/top-10-ancient-towns-and-villages-21667/

 


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