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Self-Drive Baltic Tour 13d/12n

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  • 12 hotel nights with breakfast
  • Rented car Vilnius - Tallinn
  • GPS
  • Car 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 13d/12n

13-day itinerary suggestion for a self-drive tour in the Baltics:

Day 1. … – VILNIUS
Day 2. VILNIUS (Lithuania)
Day 3. VILNIUS – KERNAVE – TRAKAI – KAUNAS (Lithuania)
Day 4. KAUNAS – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
Day 5. KLAIPEDA – CURONIAN SPIT – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
Day 6. KLAIPEDA – PALANGA – Hill of Crosses – Rundale – RIGA (Lithuania – Latvia)
Day 7. RIGA
Day 8. RIGA – Park Gauja – PARNU – SAAREMAA (Latvia – Estonia)
Day 9. SAAREMAA (Estonia)
Day 10. SAAREMAA – TALLINN (Estonia)
Day 11. TALLINN
Day 12. TALLINN – Park Lahemaa – TALLINN
Day 13. TALLINN – …

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MAY - AUGUST 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 540 695 825
Intermediate 4 555 705 840
Economy 2 705 855 990
Compact 2 740 890 1025
Intermediate 2 765 915 1050
Economy 1 1190 1360 1650
Compact 1 1255 1430 1720

 

SEPTEMBER 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 505 645 780
Intermediate 4 515 655 790
Economy 2 625 760 890
Compact 2 670 805 945
Intermediate 2 685 815 955
Economy 1 1070 1250 1520
Compact 1 1160 1340 1615

 

OCTOBER 2016 - APRIL 2017
Car Category Number of persons per car Price per person (Eur)
Hotels 2* Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Compact 4 490 580 690
Intermediate 4 500 590 700
Economy 2 610 695 805
Compact 2 655 740 850
Intermediate 2 670 755 865
Economy 1 1035 1195 1380
Compact 1 1130 1290 1470

 

Prices include:
12 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 approx 60-65 Eur (2-4 persons and a car).

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Hotels for the tour are beeing chosen according to the price level. In case you would order your preferred hotels, the price of the tour could change. Though keep in mind we always make sure to book best available hotels.

 

COUNTRYTownNumber of nights
LITHUANIA Vilnius 2
LITHUANIA Kaunas 1
LITHUANIA Klaipeda 2
LATVIA Riga 2
ESTONIA Kuressaare 2
ESTONIA Tallinn 3

 

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 detailed itinerary of this self-drive tour of the Baltics of 13 days:

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

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

Day 3. VILNIUS – KERNAVE – TRAKAI – KAUNAS (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 withtypical buildings, kenesa, the praying house or Caraims, the local ethnic minority, the medieval Trakai Castle among the lakes (entrance to Castle Museum 6 eur). Trakai is within the Trakai National Park of History.Continue to Kaunas. Suggestion to visit in Kaunas: the biggest in the region ethnographic open-air museum of Lithuania in Rumsiskes (20 km to Kaunas), the baroque monastery of Pazaislis, 9th Fort, old town, city centre. Overnight in Kaunas.

Day 4. KAUNAS – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
Short visit of Kaunas – the old town with the pedestrian Avenue of Freedom. Those interested in the art of thebeginning of the 20th, would visit the Art Gallery of M.K. Ciurlionis (the outstanding artist of Lithuania). Departure toKlaipda. Take the highway A2 (200 km) or take the national route along the river Nemunas (the so called "Panemune Castle route". Arrival to Klaipeda, overnight.

Day 5. KLAIPEDA – CURONIAN SPIT – KLAIPEDA (Lithuania)
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 6. 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 beyondSiauliai). Then proceed to Latvia, Rundale and visit the magnificent local baroque palace, constructed by Rastrelli. Continue to Riga (80 km), arrival and overnight.

Day 7. RIGA
Day for exploring Riga.

Day 8. RIGA – Park Gauja – PARNU – SAAREMAA (Latvia – Estonia)
Departure to the National Park of Gauja (55km), visit of the park and Turaida castle (museum of history, some may claim it is too similar to Trakai Castle Museum near Vilnius in Lithuania, but the impressive panoramic views from the tower are much different). Departure for Estonia. Arrive in hanseatique Parnu (175 km), the main resort town of Estonia. Continuation to Kuressaare, the capital of the isle of Saaremaa (80 km + ferry + 50 km). Arrival and overnight.

Day 9. SAAREMAA (Estonia)
Day for exploring the beautiful islands of Estonia. Overnight in Kuressaare.

Day 10. SAAREMAA – TALLINN (Estonia)
Take the direction of Tallinn (170 km).

Day 11. TALLINN (Estonia)
Day for exploring Tallinn: the lower and the upper parts of the old town, the open-air ethnographical museum of Rocca al Mare, visit to Kadriorg park, Pirita (the ancient Convent of St Bridget – Pirita Klooster).

Day 12. TALLINN – Park Lahemaa – TALLINN (Estonia)
Nature lovers may choose to drive to the National Park of Lahemaa (80 km from Tallinn). Others will find enough in the city. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 13. TALLINN – …
Free time, departure to the airport, 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

 

Trakai island near Vilnius among TOP 10 Ancient destinations

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