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Tracing Baltic Barons 8d/7n

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  • 7 hotel nights with breakfast
  • Private transfers
  • Entrances
  • Private guiding

 

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Tracing Baltic Barons 8d/7n

Introduction:

At the end of the 13th century, merchants of the Hanseatic Union settled at the Baltic seaside and became the landlords. In ages they put their routes here with the rigths to heritage in local tribes and the Order of Knights of the Sword, which was founded to bring local people to christianity. Rich and influental Baltic barons built nearly 200 manors, the real pearls of architecture. Some of them are nicely restored and turn into hotels, restaurants, museums, etc. A small piece of heritage is introduced during this tour.

Itinerary:

Day 1. … – RIGA (Latvia)
Day 2. RIGA - PARNU - TALLINN (Latvia - Estonia)
Day 3. TALLINN - LAHEMAA (Estonia)
Day 4. LAHEMAA
Day 5. LAHEMAA - TARTU - DIKLI (Estonia - Latvia)
Day 6. DIKLI - CESIS - SIGULDA - RIGA (Latvia)
Day 7. RIGA - RUNDALE - RIGA (Latvia)
Day 8. RIGA – …

MAY - SEPTEMBER 2017
Number of persons 2 4 6 8 10 + SGL
Price per person (Eur) 1865 1235 1080 930 840 375
Off-season prices are beeing recalculated on request basis

Prices include:
7 hotel nights
Private transfers
Private guiding
Entrances

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Certain hotels for the tour were chosen to emphasize the theme. Each of the hotel buildings have its own history. 

COUNTRYLATVIAESTONIAESTONIALATVIA
Town Riga Tallinn Lahemaa Dikli
Hotel name Europa Royale Riga Von Stackelberg Vihula Manor Dikli Palace
Number of nights 3 1 2 1

Europa Royale Riga, 4*
http://www.groupeuropa.com/
The house used to be a property of Pfab, then of Benjamins. Built in the 80's of the 19th century and restored in the 30's of the 20th century. Latvian restauration masters installed here the bigest Venezian glass pendant in the region, the walls were decorated with silk.

Von Stackelberg, 4*
http://www.vonstackelberghotel.com/
The former town residence of barons von Stackelbergs is now a hotel named after the owners of the charming property.

Vihula Manor, 4*
http://www.vihulamanor.com/
The 16th century Vihula Manor, now Club and Spa is situated 90 km from Tallinn, in a beautiful Lahemaa Park near the Baltic Sea.

Dikli Palace, 3*
http://diklupils.lv/
Dikli Manor, the former residence of fon der Pahlens, now hosts a 3-star hotel with a touch of luxury and modern amenities.

Introduction:

At the end of the 13th century, merchants of the Hanseatic Union settled at the Baltic seaside and became the landlords. In ages they put their routes here with the rigths to heritage in local tribes and the Order of Knights of the Sword, which was founded to bring local people to christianity. Rich and influental Baltic barons built nearly 200 manors, the real pearls of architecture. Some of them are nicely restored and turn into hotels, restaurants, museums, etc. A small piece of heritage is introduced during this tour.

Itinerary (pre-paid entrances marked in bold):

Day 1. … – RIGA (Latvia)
Arrival to Riga, meet your guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon on your own.

Day 2. RIGA - PARNU - TALLINN (Latvia - Estonia)
Departure to Tallinn via Parnu. Meet your Estonian guide in Parnu for a walking sightseeing tour of the biggest resort town of Estonia.
Then proceed to Tallinn where the guide will still have time to stroll the streets of the upper part of the old town with you. The hotel is situated just at the footnote of Toompea Castle.

Day 3. TALLINN - LAHEMAA (Estonia)
Half-day sightseeing tour of the medieval old town of Tallinn, visit to Niguliste Museum. After lunch departure to Lahemaa, the oldest National Park of Estonia (~1 hour drive).

Day 4. LAHEMAA
Visits to the neighbouring manors-museums, settled in the park - Sagadi, Palmse.
Optional: relax at Vihula Manor teritory and SPA.

Day 5. LAHEMAA - TARTU - DIKLI (Estonia - Latvia)
Departure to Tartu (150 km), en-route stop at Rakvere near the ruins of the crusaders' castle.
Arrival in Tartu, walking sightseeing of the town, visit to Tartu University. End of services of your Estonian guide.
In about 2 hours after departing Tartu, you will reach Dikli Palace in Latvia, the former residence of Pahlens, for your next overnight.

Day 6. DIKLI - CESIS - SIGULDA - RIGA (Latvia)
Meet your Latvian guide. In Latvia's historical and ethnographical region of Vidzeme you will visit Cesis, the ancient capital of the Order of Livonia. Visit to Cesis Castle, free time for lunch, continue to Riga with a stop at Turaida Castle Musueum. Return to Riga for overnight.

Day 7. RIGA - RUNDALE - RIGA (Latvia)
Half-day sightseeing tour and some free tome to walk the beatiful city and have lunch.
Departure to Rundale (80 km) to see the georgeous Baroque Castle of Rundale (architect Rastrelli, the author of the Winter Palace of Sankt Petersburg), the former property of Birons. Return to Riga for overnight.

Day 8. RIGA – …
Transfer to the airport.