Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia

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The beauty of the Baltics awaits on this delightful air-inclusive trip through Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. In Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, you’ll tour the city, admiring the stunning Baroque and Gothic architecture, along with the diverse culture. The next day, head west of the city to visit Trakai, a beautiful medieval-style castle surrounded by emerald-green lakes. Enjoy the picturesque countryside as we journey to Riga, Latvia’s capital, where you’ll be charmed by art nouveau architecture, cozy beer cellars, and unique cafes. Entering Estonia, you’ll travel along the scenic Baltic Coast en route to Tallinn. In this well-preserved medieval city, explore the colorful buildings, fascinating architecture, and quaint cultural attractions via cobblestone streets. Your trip ends with a visit to the Estonian Open Air Museum.

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Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 3 nights in Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • 3 nights in Riga (Latvia)
  • 3 nights in Tallinn (Estonia)


  • Baroque Architecture in Vilnius
  • Trakai Castle
  • Rundale Palace
  • Hill of Crosses
  • See the Dome Cathedral (Riga)
  • Russian Orthodox Dome Church (Tallinn)
  • Estonian Open Air Museum

Activity Level: Explorer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from New York Area (either JFK or EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Europe transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 13 meals: 9 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • English-speaking Tour Director

Tour Itinerary


Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart USA

Your fascinating sojourn to the Baltic Coast begins as you depart this evening on your overnight flight to Europe.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Vilnius on Day 2.

Arrive Vilnius (Lithuania)

Welcome to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. You are escorted to your hotel located within an easy walk to the old town. All around, you’ll witness the signs of a city and country prospering anew after years in the shadow of the Soviet Union. This evening, savor a welcome dinner at a cozy local restaurant.

Novotel Vilnius Centre or similar | Dinner


Boasting some of northern Europe’s most impressive Baroque architecture, central Vilnius skyline is adorned with domes and belfries. On the ground, you’ll discover a maze of winding narrow alleys lined with 18th century buildings with archways leading to cobbled yards. On a guided morning walking tour of Old Vilnius see Cathedral Square and the impressive Gedimino Tower. Later, visit the grounds of Vilnius University with its imposing inner courtyard; view the pristine Presidential Palace and…

Trakai Excursion

As you travel west of the city today, view the Television Tower, symbol of Lithuania’s fight for independence. Proceed to Trakai, an enchanting medieval style castle, idyllically surrounded by emerald-green lakes. Tour the castle, now a museum, and admire the exhibits displaying treasures from the period when Lithuania ruled a vast area stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Upon returning to Vilnius this afternoon, enjoy leisure time for independent exploration.

| Breakfast


The pastoral countryside unfolds as you depart for Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia. En route, visit splendid Rundale Palace, a baroque-style palace filled with opulent rococo furnishings. Continue to your next stop, the Hill of Crosses, a memorable photo opportunity of the thousands of crosses placed on a hill. Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, declaring a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. Arrive in Riga later this afternoon and…


Explore the treasures of this Baltic tour gem, boasting distinctive medieval and art nouveau architecture. A local expert leads you on a tour of the well-preserved and lovingly restored Old Town. Here, we’ll view the exterior magnificent Dome Cathedral and the Powder Tower and walk through the maze of old, narrow cobblestone streets. Visit the Riga Central Market, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga Central Market has invariably remained in the very heart…


Join a guided walking tour to discover the impressive Art Nouveau district. Here, view a large number of buildings constructed in the early 20th century and adorned with elaborate decorations. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace. You may wish to visit the central market or one of the fascinating museums.

| Breakfast

Riga/Parnu/Tallinn (Estonia)

As you depart Riga today, proceed across the border to Estonia and journey along the unspoiled Baltic Coast to Parnu, a lovely seaside resort. Arrive in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.

Hotel Radisson Blu Sky or similar | Breakfast

Tallinn (Estonia)

Tallinn is certain to enchant any visitor! Thick ancient walls surround this medieval port town. The winding cobblestone streets are filled with old red-tiled roof houses and distinctive medieval age buildings. Your guided morning tour begins in the Upper Old Town where Tallinn was founded in the 12th century. Here, you may enjoy a breathtaking view of the attractive rooftops. Visit the ornate Russian Orthodox Dome Church before descending to the Lower Old Town where…


Today visit the Estonian Open Air Museum to be able to experience rural Estonia filled with recreated 18th – 20th century villages. This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

| Breakfast, Dinner


Board your return flight. Your amazing journey ends as you arrive in New York later today.

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights today, on Day 11, in Tallinn.

| Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Jan. 28, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
May 24
June 3
$2,199 $1,799
$3,099 $2,699
September 6
September 16
$2,199 $1,799
$3,199 $2,799

Rates are based on double occupancy from the NY area (JFK or EWR).
Single Room Supplement is $449

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Museum of Occupations & Freedom Fights

  • From approx. $70 Per Person

The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights was established in 1992. It is the only such museum in the Baltic States, housed in the former KGB prison, where residents of Lithuania who seemed suspicious to the occupation authorities were imprisoned. There are modern exhibitions telling about the loss of independence in the middle of the 20th century, repressions by Soviet authorities, and the self-sacrificing and persistent fight for independence.


Jewish Heritage Tour

  • Riga
  • From approx. $70 Per Person

Explore the rich and turbulent history of the Jewish people in Riga on this fascinating tour.


Jurmala Excursion

  • Riga
  • From approx. $90 Per Person
Join an enjoyable 4-hour excursion to the famous seaside spa resort of Jurmala. Travel to picturesque Jurmala, located about 15 miles outside Riga along a sandy Baltic Sea beach and bordered by vast pine forests and the Lielupe River. You’ll view the town’s many charming wooden summer cottages, decorated with fascinating carvings, dating back to the late 19th century. You’ll also have some free time to stroll around and enjoy the lively street atmosphere, visit…



My experience with these countries was excellent. This was my second tour with SmarTours. I liked very much Lithuania with no car traffic, and not too many tourists. The hotels were very good, some need to mopped their floors... I had to ask. The food was very good, and the tour manager, Stephen was excellent. I liked very much his suggestions, and he gaved me the right directions to take an optional by myself. It was so good that I did it twice. Many things to see, and many art sculptures, etc. to take photos. Also many beautiful places, and things to buy. I love photography, and I found lots of opportunities for taking them, and videos. I liked the music, and there were artists everywhere. The only problem I got was when got home, I had a teak in my tight probably from the Open Air Museum. I had to deal with lyme disease, 14 days on antibiotics, and probiotics. So be careful, and check yourself when you walk. I really recommend this excursion, very beautiful! I even bought a sculpture that I am enjoying it every day at home. I loved that I could sleep a little more than in other excursions...some time we went out at 9 a.m. which is perfect when on vacations. Thanks again to Stephan, and the well-planned excursions. I even enjoyed the Music Festival in Estonia, we were lucky!


Very good experience. I liked very much that we could sleep a little bit, not rushing in the morning. The 9 a.m. departures were my favorite. We had plenty of time for everything. I loved that I could do the optional in my own time and very cheap compared to the price on the list. I enjoyed every place, and took many photos. Stephan, our tour manager was very nice. His suggestions were excellent. The only problem I had was that I found a teak in my tight when I came home, and I had lyme be careful when you walk through the open Museum in Estonia. I probably caught it there. I went to Emergency, and had to take antibiotics, and probiotics for 14 days, and go to a specialist. I liked the hotels very much, they were in the center of town, very important, and that we got to be in a Music Festival. My favorite was Lithuania since the car traffic was so light, and not that many tourists as in Estonia. It was a surprise when I arrive, we were only 11 persons. I don't really like small groups, I like to meet more people. Food was very good, too. I recommend this tour. I also got beautiful buys, even a sculpture from Estonia which I love.

Joanne K

Excellent tour as always when we travel with Smar Tours. The guide was fantastic, the accomodations were good, and a nifty experience in the Baltic States. We would recommend this tour to all. Joanne and Frank Kollar


Our recent trip to the Baltics + Berlin was our first with SmarTours. We've done several with other groups. We took the land package only because we wanted to go to Vilnius, Lithuania early and stay in Berlin longer so we can't comment on the travel part of the trip. The two tour guides, one in the Baltics and one in Berlin, were both very knowledgable, able organizers, quite accessible and helpful with information on sights not covered in depth by the tour but possible to see during free afternoons. The small size of the group was a real plus - not having listening devices would not have worked had the group been larger. The hotels were just fine and very well located in all four cities - that was a very big plus. We would have liked more time in all the towns, but particularly in Tellinn, Estonia, because there's much to see and do beyond the 1 day stay. We liked that there was ample free time in each place to explore on your own and go to museums and galleries that a tour can't include. Two of the four dinners provided on the tour were very good, the other two were mediocre. On the whole, we'd definitely recommend SmarTours and hope to take another tour with them.
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