Uncover the treasures of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with on an immersive journey through the Baltics
Uncover the cultural riches and historical intrigues of four fascinating countries on a journey across northern Poland and the Baltic states. Beginning the adventure in Poland's premier seaside hub of Gdansk, learn of the city's former shipbuilding industry and military significance during a boat ride out through Westerplatte and into the Gulf of Gdansk. See the summer capitol of Poland, Gizycko, and explore nearby famous lakes. Visit a major military headquarters used during fighting for the Eastern Front. Crossing into Lithuania, spend an afternoon exploring Vilnius' old town (and kooky breakaway republic), then finish things up becoming acquainted with the lively and picturesque capitals of Latvia and Estonia, Riga and Tallinn. Encompassing both historical attractions and outings for the active, a bit of Europe both old and new, this is the trip for travellers wanting to check out a side of Europe often overlooked.
Explore Gdańsk's old port and shipbuilding yards during a boat cruise on the Baltic
Tour the remnants of Wolf’s Lair, an important military headquarters during the battle for the Eastern Front
Stalk along the ramparts of Malbork Castle; at one time in history the world's largest brick castle
Unearth historical Vilnius on a guided tour of its cathedrals, churches and city square
Sample local delicacies in Riga, a city that rewards those who know its secrets
Enjoy a farmstay and home-cooked meal on Estonia's largest island, Saaremaa
With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's Old Town is a rewarding place to explore on foot
Days 3 and 5 include a long drive. You'll be stopping in interesting places along the way but the day is a long one.
On days 2 and 4 you'll be out on the water, travelling by boat in the Bay of Gdansk and Niegocin Lake.
This trip stops in at some places with dark histories. Not everyone will necessarily want to visit Westerplatte or Wolf’s Lair.
Roads in northern Poland and the Baltic states are generally good, but these in rural areas can get a bit rough. If you suffer from motion sickness, consider bringing along some medication.
While Gizycko and nearby lakes are certainly beautiful, it is a wetland. Mosquitos and midges can sometimes be an annoyance, so consider bringing mosquito spray and perhaps a head net.
In many cities in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia streets are made of cobblestones. In addition, some of the accommodation we use across this region may not have lifts, so you will be expected to carry your luggage up and down some stairs. It is recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/case at home and bring a backpack instead.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single supplement does not include the following nights, where a single room does not form part of the package. In this case you will be matched up with another traveller of the same gender. If a single room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night:
- Day 9 Saaremaa
Please also note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
Our Uncover Northern Poland and the Baltics trips score an average of 4.33 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
While we enjoyed the trip overall there were difficulties which the company could have dealt with better. At the very end of the trip our leader left us, prior to leaving she was unable to advise on transfer times for us to get to the airport, she provided an emergency phone number. Having made contact using the emergency phone number, we discovered the transport was arriving at the scheduled flight departure time. This was stressful, this process lost us our last mornings activity as we had to stay in the vicinity of the hotel.
Review submitted 16 Sep 2018
Intrepid tours are for those who are independent, curious, ready to adapt to what comes (weather/traffic/glitches happen), and able to keep up with the itinerary. Old cites are quirky, cobblestoned, twisty and hilly. Be prepared! PACK LIGHT! Watching tour members struggling with large wheeled suitcases over cobblestones, train tracks, up 3 flights of stairs or dragging through muddy streets takes away from enjoying your trip. Besides, shopping locally is part of the experience.
Review submitted 01 Sep 2018