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Insight - Warsaw & The Baltic States - Classic Group (03/2024 - 09/2024) (E979ZN19)

8 Days From Warsaw to Tallinn (Estonia) 
Tour Style: Regional Europe
Insight Brochure Price from $2,095.00
Brochures: Europe & Britain Premium 2023 v2, Europe & Britain Premium 2024 v1
Visits: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Set out on an all-encompassing adventure of the Baltic capitals—journeying from Warsaw to Riga and on to Tallinn. Join a Local Expert in the Polish capital for an insider’s take on the city’s sights before hopping the Lithuanian border to Vilnius. After exploring the Old Town and the Gates of Dawn, the Gothic Trakai Castle beckons—an island fortress and architectural masterpiece on Lake Galvė, that can only be accessed by wooden footbridge. Get to grips with Latvia as you barter with local stallholders at Riga’s Central Market—located in the massive aircraft hangers that once housed Zeppelins. Across the border in Tallinn, take your pick with the Insight Choice of a town hall square walking tour or a stroll through the Old Town to discover Estonian artisans.
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Tallinn: Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.
  • Tallinn: Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.

Well-being
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Authentic Dining
  • Warsaw: Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm and serving delicious traditional meals accompanied with wine.
  • Vilnius: Your Travel Director offers you a varied selection of charming restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening, a culinary experience not to be missed.
  • Riga: Wander through the maze of stalls in the Central Market and sample local delicacies.
  • Tallinn: Enjoy an authentic meal in a local restaurant surrounded by your newfound friends at your Celebration Dinner in Tallinn.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 7 Breakfast (B)

Make Travel Matter
  • Warsaw: Visit the University Botanic Gardens with a biologist. The garden's main function is the protection of biological diversity and the conservation of endangered Polish wild species.

Top Rated Highlights
  • Warsaw: Your Local Expert will show you the city's highlights. See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park before paying your respects at the Ghetto Heroes Memorial.
  • Vilnius: See the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the neoclassical cathedral and the pretty Old Town.
  • Vilnius: Visit the church of St Peter and St Paul and see the cathedral.
  • Vilnius: Led by your Local Expert, explore the Old Town to see the Jesuit University and the Gates of Dawn.
  • Trakai: Take in the idyllic lake setting as you cross the wooden footbridge to the red-brick Gothic castle.
  • Å iauliai: Visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses.
  • Riga: Sightseeing of Riga's Old Town with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Domkirk and seeing the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights.
  • Tallinn: Walk through the fairytale Old Town with your Local Expert and hear about Estonian arts and crafts.
  • Tallinn: Join your Local Expert for a scenic walking tour of the city with panoramic views and a visit to the Town Hall Square.

Insight Experiences
  • Vilnius: Visit Užupis, a quirky neighborhood of Vilnius, with a member of its government. Learn how a small community of artists created this self-proclaimed republic in order to revitalize post-communist Vilnius.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Warsaw
On arrival at Warsaw airport, your transfers depart for your hotel at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:30. Relax and settle in before joining your Travel Director at 18:00. Your Welcome Dinner is at Restaurant Zapiecek, an authentic local restaurant full of Polish charm that serves delicious traditional meals, accompanied by wine.
Visits: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: The Westin Warsaw.
Day 2Exploring the Proud Polish Capital of Warsaw
A Local Expert will show you how well the Polish capital was restored after almost complete obliteration during World War II. This incredible restoration can be credited to the amazing detail of Canaletto's paintings! Pass the tiered Palace of Culture and stroll through Łazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial. Take a moment to reflect at the Monument to Ghetto Heroes, built in 1948 to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Then walk to the Market Square in the Old Town. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the University Botanic Gardens with a biologist. The garden's main function is the protection of biological diversity and the conservation of endangered Polish wild species. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Don't miss the chance to visit Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski, known as Victor of Vienna, or perhaps attend an exclusive private recital of Chopin music by a celebrated Polish pianist?
Visits: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Westin Warsaw.
Day 3Vilnius, Venerable Capital of Lithuania
Pass Augustów and Suwalki during your scenic journey through Masuria, a region rich in lakes and vast forests. Cross into Lithuania and continue to the capital city of Vilnius. See the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the neoclassical cathedral and the charming Old Town.
Visits: Warsaw, Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius.
Day 4Vilnius and the Castle of Trakai
Walk along the streets of bohemian Užupis, a Vilnius neighbourhood that proclaimed itself a republic in 2002. A member of the government introduces you to its quirky history and artistic flair. A highlight of your travels will be a visit to the fortified island castle of Trakai. Originally built in the 15th century and now restored to all its glory, this red-brick castle is located on an island in Lake Galvė. Choose from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.
Visits: Vilnius, Trakai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius.
Day 5The Votive Hill of Crosses and the Art Nouveau Nirvana of Riga
Head north to visit the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, the symbol of resistance against the Soviet occupation. Continue your journey to the Latvian capital of Riga, a melange of Teutonic-inspired spires, stylish cocktail lounges and some of the world’s most remarkable art nouveau architecture.
Visits: Vilnius, Å iauliai, Riga
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga.
Day 6Riga Sightseeing and onto Tallinn
Explore Riga's Old Town with your Local Expert, including a visit to the old aircraft hangars that now house the Riga Central Market, one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Enjoy the vibrant colours and flavours when sampling some of the local delicacies as you wander through the maze of stalls.Your travels continue along the shores of the Gulf of Riga and across the Estonian border to reach Tallinn. Hailed by travel aficionados as the new Prague, Tallinn is a lively city, where history and modern culture merge. From its brightly coloured architecture to its quirky art scenes, Tallinn is made for the curious and creative.
Visits: Riga, Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Swissotel Tallinn.
Day 7Surrender to the Magic of Tallinn Relaxed Start
Explore Tallinn with Insight Choice. Choose to embark on a panoramic walking tour leading to the Town Hall Square. Alternatively, stroll the fairy-tale Old Town and hear about Estonian artisans.Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn’s shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewellery.Join your travelling companions at a local restaurant for your Celebration Dinner. Toast to your trip, as you savour a freshly prepared meal, rich with traditional flavours and accompanied with wine.
Visits: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Swissotel Tallinn.
Day 8Depart Tallinn
Departure transfers arrive at Tallinn airport at 05:00 and 10:00.
Visits: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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Sun 08/11/24 $2,150.00
Sun 08/18/24 $2,150.00
Sun 08/25/24 $2,150.00
Sun 09/01/24 $2,195.00
Sun 09/08/24 $2,195.00
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