Tour Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany
Experience the diverse delights of the Baltic states on this adventurous journey through Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. From the medieval spires of Tallinn and the funky bars of Riga to the Baroque-styled quirks of Vilnius, hidden delights await. Visit colourful markets, be immersed in art and architecture and trek past Lithuanian lakes. Join us and discover the rich history and fascinating customs of this region on our journey from Helsinki to Berlin.
With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's quaint Old Town is a great place to explore on foot
Aukstaitija National Park offers unique opportunities for both activity and relaxation. Kayak across pristine lakes, indulge in home-cooked meals and cleanse yourself in a traditional sauna
Warsaw's Uprising Museum offers a thought-provoking insight into the 1944 Polish resistance against Nazi Germany
Cycle along the endless dunes and stunning beaches of Lithuania's Curonian Spit National Park on a full-day bike tour, making a visit to charming Nida village
History is signposted on every corner of Berlin. The empty shelves of Bebelplatz, the Holocaust Memorial, the confronting Topography of Terror, and of course the remains of the Berlin Wall are just some of the sites paying homage to the city's dark past
As there are potholes and cobblestones in many Baltic cities you may want to consider bringing a backpack instead of a suitcase.
The areas visited on this trip can be very cold at night throughout the year, especially at the start and end of the season. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions, including base layers, hat, gloves, scarf, rain-coat/umbrella and anything else that you think may be applicable.
As accommodation on this trip is multi-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. In some locations our accommodation has shared bathroom facilities, and guesthouses often have rooms of different shapes, sizes and standards.
This trip is designed to give you a fair amount of free time so you can explore each destination at your own pace. We will, however, take you on regular orientation walks, so you'll be on your feet quite a lot. While this may be tiring for some, it’s the best way to get your head around a place and to set yourself up for further discoveries.
This trip involves some long journeys via bus and train (sometimes up to nine hours). Although this can be a bit tiresome, it's a great way to sit back, relax and take in the passing scenery.
A single supplement is available on this trip.
In order for our local operator to be able to buy ferry tickets we need your passport details. Please advise these at least 6 weeks prior to the trip's departure.
You don't have a lot of time in Helsinki and Berlin at the start and the end of the trip respectively, so if you're keen to explore these spectacular cities in depth, we recommend you arrive a day or two before the start of the trip and/or extend your stay at the end
Our Baltic Experience trips score an average of 4.57 out of 5 based on 60 reviews in the last year.
The Intrepid Baltic Experience tour is an ideal introduction to those countries. The Baltic countries had long been on my travel bucket list, now, after the introduction, I want to go back! To facilitate your travel with Intrepid, try to get route details of the various modes of public transport you are likely to use independently in the cities you visit, before you depart. Public transport is much used by city dwellers who know the stops and routes, but for tourists the names are meaningless. Route maps make planning of city travel much easier. Of course, if you are with your Intrepid guide, the mysteries of local public transport disappear!
Review submitted 18 Jul 2018
A great introduction to some of the Baltic countries. It’s a busy but enjoyable experience. The home stay at the national park was a welcome chance to have some quieter time. Visiting some of the cities and hearing about the rather turbulent history of the countries we visited was really interesting.
Review submitted 17 Jul 2018