Uncover astonishing cultural tradition in the Baltics

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In recent years, the Baltic States have emerged from behind the Iron Curtain to offer some of the most inspiring travel experiences you’ll find in Northern Europe.

Over 10 days visit the three Baltic capitals – Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius – each housing its own distinctive cultural tradition and historical heritage. Tallinn, capital city of Estonia, is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in northern Europe, while modern Vilnius in Lithuania is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Latvia’s Riga, has a fascinating collection of Art Deco architecture plus the nearby Rundāle Palace, the most impressive of the Baltic palaces.

Your journey begins in Tallinn, where you will have a chance to explore one of Europe’s most charming cities, with highlights including visits to the onion-domed Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the fascinating interactive Estonian Maritime Museum and the 15th century Raeapteek, Europe’s oldest apothecary.

In Latvia wander amongst artworks at the Sigulda open air sculpture park set amidst dramatic castle ruins, acquaint yourself with the medieval and romantic architecture Riga’s Old Town and the Art Nouveau enclave, including the magnificent Dome Cathedral, Liv Square and the Convent Yard, and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the majestic Latvian Opera.

Last stop is Vilnius with its many architectural delights. Admire the incredible Vilnius Cathedral and the grandeur of the Presidential Palace, the 14th century island castle at Trakai, built in the middle of one of the region’s most picturesque lakes, and visit the remains of a 13th century city at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kernavė, with its complex ensemble of archaeological strata including forts, unfortified settlements and burial sites.

For further information on A&K’s 10-day Capitals of the Baltic private journey visit here.

  • Uncover ancient remedies in Europe’s oldest apothecary
  • Discover Tallinn’s maritime history at the interactive Estonian Maritime Museum
  • Wander amongst artworks at the Sigulda open air sculpture park
  • Go behind the Scenes at the majestic Latvian Opera
  • Put yourself on location at Rundāle Palace, viewing film scenes from ‘War and Peace’

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Tracy Burrows116 Posts

    Tracy Burrows is the founder of the Out There Global platform featuring both cost effective and luxury best cultural vacation ideas & experiences from around the world. From Jan 2014 – Dec 2016 she managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). She was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and a contributing writer at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine), and Africa Geographic. Prior to her career she obtained a tourism research, and marketing degree, and also graduated from a 2 year ‘Management in Development Program’ in San Diego California. She also acquired a qualification in journalism and media and since it’s been all about culture, adventure and multi media! Her nourishment comes from all those who have impacted her, including: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey, and we hope you enjoy finding an immersive experience and the culture & adventure in the destination! Aside from Out There Global Magazine, Tracy has also run a Public Relations, and SEO business since 2010 for small business.

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