Classic Baltics

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

4.6 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
USD $2,065
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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
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tallinn, Estonia
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 40 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.


Map of Classic Baltics including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania



7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Private vehicle, Ferry, Public bus


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

  • 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 - EUR5
  • Trakai - History Museum & Castle - EUR12
  • Vilnius - Gediminas Castle Tower - EUR6
  • Vilnius - TV Tower - EUR14
  • Museum - EUR6
  • Riga - Beer Spa - EUR151
  • 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 - EUR8
  • Tallinn - Kiek in de Kök Tower Museum - EUR12
  • Tallinn - Estonian History Museum - EUR12
  • Tallinn - City Bike Tour - EUR28
  • Tallinn - TV Tower - EUR16
  • Tallinn - City Museum - EUR8
  • 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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4.6 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Greg · Traveled May 2024
I just finished the Baltic Explorer and it was an excellent trip. Our tour leader, Gundega , was top notch. There was just enough structure to the tour, so you never felt on your own, but enough free time to do your own thing.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Leanne · Traveled April 2024
A relatively short trip providing valuable insights to the Baltic State's history, culture and architecture of the capitals with a very knowledgeable tour guide and specialist guides at several destinations. It combines significant travel through the country area, a visit to an historic country town and a night in a rural retreat. The tour provides a great overview and an excellent foundation for future travel and in-depth exploration by those that way inclined.
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Nick · Traveled April 2024
Fantastic tour with amazing locations packed with sights and history both recent and older. Relaxed pace but with plenty of flexibility and options to do extra if you want, and the tour leader Merina was great. All the cities have many attractions and powerful history, but are easy to get around - no problems using buses, trains or trams (Tallinn). I'd suggest add extra days at the start or finish if possible.
Review submitted 09 May 2024

Karin · Traveled April 2024
First time to the Baltics and not disappointed. Highly encourage travellers to experience these wonderful countries.
Review submitted 01 May 2024

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
Classic Baltics
USD $2,065