Holiday Itinerary

Day 1- UK/Warsaw

You'll depart on your scheduled flight to the Polish capital, Warsaw today. A two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore.​

Day 2 - Warsaw

You'll discover the best of Warsaw as your Tour Manager and Local Guide point out all the highlights on today's tour. There's Castle Square, which fronts the Royal Castle, Sigismund's Column – the city's most famous landmark – and St John's Cathedral. Together we'll stroll through Market Square and stop to admire the Monument of Warsaw's Uprising. We're then going to drive along the Royal Route, which is lined with aristocratic residences, and we'll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.​

Day 3 - Druskininkai and Grutas Park

Today's journey by road takes us to Vilnius in Lithuania. On the way we'll stop off to explore the spa town of Druskininkai, which boasts many mineral springs and mud baths. Close by, we'll also visit Grutas Park, an extraordinary collection of Soviet-era sculptures that escaped destruction when Lithuania gained its independence. You'll arrive in Vilnius this evening.

Day 4 - Vilnus and Trakai Castle

After breakfast it's time to discover Vilnius with a guided tour of its UNESCO-listed Old Town, one of the largest surviving medieval towns in Europe. You'll see St Anna's Church, St Peter's and Paul's Church, the cathedral and the Gate of Dawn, one of nine defensive gates built in Vilnius between 1503 and 1522. Tonight you'll stay in Kaunas and before we arrive, we'll explore the 14th century Trakai Castle, which is located on an island and houses a museum of art.​​

Day 5 - Kaunas, Siauliai and Rundale Palace

Left unscathed by the Second World War, Kaunas boasts many ancient architectural monuments, particularly in the Old Town. This is where you'll head this morning to discover highlights including its Town Hall, the 13th century castle and the Church of St Francis Xavier.
We then take to the road for a drive to Riga, where you stay for two nights. En route to Latvia's capital we'll call at the pilgrimage site of the Hill Crosses in Siauliai as well as Rundale Palace. This masterpiece of Baroque architecture was created by Italian architect F B Rastrelli, who was responsible for many of St Petersburg's finest buildings, including the Winter Palace.

Day 6 - Riga

Get out and about in Riga today in the company of your Local Guide. Your sightseeing will include the Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle and St Peter's Cathedral. Here, we'll take the lift up to the viewing platform to see the city from a different angle.
Later, join our afternoon visit to the Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum, on the banks of Lake Jugla. Its ancient buildings have been brought from all over the country and give a fascinating insight into Latvia's culture and traditions.​

Day 7 - Turaida Castle and Sigulda

The next leg of your journey takes you into Estonia, where you'll stay in Tallinn for two nights. Our drive here gives us the chance to enjoy further sightseeing, firstly with a stop at the reconstructed medieval Turaida Castle. Later, we can stretch our legs in the pretty town of Sigulda. Located in Gauja National Park, you'll soon see why it's labelled the Latvian Switzerland!​

Day 8 - Tallinn

Tallinn is yours to explore today on a tour which will introduce you to districts dating back to the Middle Ages. Together we'll walk along narrow streets lined by Gothic-style merchants' houses to discover Toompea Castle, Town Hall Square and the Russian orthodox Alexander Nevskij Cathedral.
A highlight of our day is a tour of the grand Kadriorg Palace, a gift from Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I in the 1720s.

Day 9 - Helsinki

Enjoy some time to yourself this morning before we take the ferry to Helsinki, a seaside city and Finland's capital. We’ll stay here for the next two nights.
You'll see Helsinki's main sights on tomorrow's tour, so today why not head out and explore at your own pace. This compact city is easily explored on foot, with highlights including stunning architecture, large parks, great shopping, plenty of bars and restaurants and a beautiful coastline sprinkled with islands. 

Day 10 - Helsinki

We're going to get to know Helsinki today, with a full day of exploration. After you've enjoyed breakfast, join your Tour Manager on a stroll around its historical centre. Notable sights include Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, the Parliament building and Finlandia Hall, home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dedicated to the famed composer, the Sibelius Monument is our next highlight, followed by the Temppeliaukio Church, carved into solid rock and crowned with a copper dome. 
We'll spend the afternoon exploring the riverside town of Porvoo. Once used to store exotic merchandise brought to Finland from foreign lands, its colourful wooden shore houses are a striking attraction.​

Day 11 - Helsinki/UK

You'll head to the airport today for your flight back to the UK.

Departure dates and prices 2019

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Prices from

Prices from

11, 25 June

£1918

3 September 

£1719

30 July

£1819

17 September 

£1669

13 August 

£1819

1 October 

£1599

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions

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Grand Baltic Explorer

Holidays by Air 11 Days

From £1599

Discover the history and culture of five countries on this fascinating journey from Poland to Finland, travelling through the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Famous landmarks, ancient monuments, medieval towns, castles and palaces all appear on this packed itinerary with Travelsphere.

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Guided tour of Polish capital Warsaw
  • Spa town of Druskininkai and Grutas Park's Sculptures
  • Tour of Vilnius, Lithuania's historical capital
  • Trakai Castle and its art museum
  • Visit Kaunas and explore its Old Town
  • Discover the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace
  • Visit Riga and the Open Air Museum
  • Turaida Castle and the town of Sigulda
  • Visit Helsinki and discover its historical centre
  • Visit the medieval riverside town of Porvoo

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 150 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Accommodation

The 4-star Novotel Warzawa Centrum is located in central Warsaw, offering panoramic views of the city. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Holiday Inn in Vilnius Holiday Inn Vilnius is a light and comfortable 4 star Hotel in the heart of Vilnius' postcard-pretty Old Town. Bursting with a heady mix of European architechture, vibrant markets and the Vilnius Cathedral, making it a great place to explore. Hotel Facilities include a restaurant and lobby bar. All bedrooms have delightful views, complimetary internet access, individually controlled air conditioning systems, private facilities, mini bar and satellite TV.

Europa Royal Kaunas is a 4 star Hotel located in the heart of Kaunas close to it''s attractions. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar.All bedrooms include private facilities, air conditioning, and free Wifi access

Wellington Riga Hotel and Spa - Riga .

L'Ermitge Hotel 

Cumulus City Meilahti 

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional excursions

Latvia - Riga city tour - from £34

Estonia - Tallinn - from £35

Flight options

Flights may be available from other airports, check online. Flight options may apply.

Grand Baltic Explorer


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