Classic Baltics

8 Days | Explore three colourful capitals and a forested island in the Baltics.

4.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Uncover the cultural wonders and historical riches of three fascinating countries on an 8-day tour through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Wander the beautiful Old Town of Vilnius and learn about its complex modern history. Discover Riga’s Art Nouveau architecture and feast on Latvian cuisine at the city’s vast Central Market. Unwind in a log cabin set among evergreen forest on Saaremaa Island, sharing a meal of local favourites with your fellow travellers, and finish in Estonia’s cool capital, Tallinn. This tour takes in historic cities, a pristine wooded island and unique Baltic cultures – all while taking you well off the typical tourist trail.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Baltics including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Start
Vilnius, Lithuania
Finish
Tallinn, Estonia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMKG
This trip generates 38.1 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the best of the Baltics in a week – soaking up centuries of history, getting a taste of the region’s hearty cuisine and meeting plenty of locals along the way.
  • Join a local guide to discover the best bits of Vilnius, from its legendary beginnings and UNESCO-listed Old Town to its tiny independent republic, Uzupis.
  • Discover the treasures of Riga – both historic and culinary – on a walking tour through the cobbled streets of the Old Town followed by a Latvian lunch at the lively Central Market.
  • Take a breath of pine-scented air during a relaxing stay on forest-covered Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, sharing a dinner of local favourites before snoozing the night away in a log cabin.
  • See some of the region’s finest art and stroll through manicured gardens at Tallinn’s Kadriorg Palace Art Museum, a grand baroque building built by Peter the Great.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train and bus stations and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, and across cobblestones.
  • This trip covers a lot in a week, so there are some long drives. However, all travel is in comfortable private vehicle or public bus, with one ferry ride. Please review the itinerary for details.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Baltics including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry, Public bus

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Cabin (1 night)

Activities
  • Vilnius - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Riga - Central Market Visit
  • Riga - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Tallinn - Kadriorg Palace Art Museum
Add on activities
  • Vilnius - University Museum - EUR3
  • Vilnius - National Museum - EUR4
  • Trakai - History Museum & Castle - EUR12
  • Vilnius - Gediminas Castle Tower - EUR6
  • Vilnius - TV Tower - EUR13
  • Museum - EUR6
  • Riga - Beer Spa - EUR121
  • Riga - St Peter's Tower - EUR9
  • Riga - Riverboat Cruise - EUR20
  • Riga - Museum of War - Free
  • Riga - Mentzendorff's House - EUR3
  • Riga - Latvian National Museum of Art - EUR6
  • Tallinn - Kiek in de Kök Tower Museum - EUR12
  • Tallinn - Estonian History Museum - EUR12
  • Tallinn - City Bike Tour - EUR25
  • Tallinn - TV Tower - EUR15
  • Tallinn - City Museum - EUR6
  • Tallinn - Peter The Great Museum - EUR5

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 5 (farmstay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Lori · Traveled September 2023
Highly recommend the Classic Baltics trip to anyone interested in this beautiful part of the world. A perfect introduction to three fascinating countries, and our leader (Aino) made it one of the most fun and relaxing weeks I’ve ever had on holiday!
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Brad · Traveled May 2023
This tour is amazing. So full of cultural icons and history of these lovely countries. Our tour leader rocked. Tanya was fun, friendly and very accommodating. Would recommend her 10 out of 10!!
Review submitted 06 Jun 2023

Marian · Traveled May 2023
As with all intrepid trips. “You get what it says on the can”. Well run. Great hotel venues. Great history lessons.
Review submitted 23 May 2023

Jean · Traveled September 2022
The Baltic's tour provided a cultural and historical perspective that needs to be experienced. This trip provided authentic activities, interacting with local people. The capitol cities were outstanding and we had free time to explore on our own or if we wanted to join our tour mates.
Review submitted 03 Oct 2022

Murali · Traveled July 2022
Enjoyed all the places except Gizycko. Nothing to see/do there for 2 nights. Would’ve liked 2 nights in Tallin. Tour leader Tatiana was excellent. An entire group of retirees lectured on Intrepid's "policy" of no prostitution, drugs and violence was insulting. One wonders what type of clientele Intrepid usually attracts!
Review submitted 10 Aug 2022
Classic Baltics
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EUR €1,587