Medieval Europe (Tour Code: (ATME)

06 Nights / 07 Days

Highlight

  • A complete all inclusive value for money tour with quality sightseeing
  • Stay in conveniently located & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • A complete value for money tour
  • Daily buffet breakfast with hot eggs & fruits
  • Daily local / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian lunches included
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners included
  • Guided city tour of Vihnius, Tallinn & Helsinki
  • Visit KGB Museum
  • Visit Trakai Castle
  • Visit Hills of Crosses
  • Visit Rundale Palace and Park
  • Walk in tour of Riga
  • Visit Turaida Castle
  • Visit Sigulda Palace
  • Visit Dome Church
  • Visit Rocca Al Mave Museum
  • Visit Poorvo Village
  • Visit Church in the Rocks
  • Visit 4 countries in 07 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Vihnius, Tallinn and Helsinki
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Vilnius - the baroque beauty of the Baltic !

Welcome to the world of Air Tours. On Arrival at Vilnius Airport, proceed to hotel and check in. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is known for its more than 1200 medieval buildings and 48 churches. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Vilnius (D)


Today enjoy the Vilnius City tour. Afternoon visit Trakai - A miniature wooden town, encircled by several lakes !

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a Vilnius half day city tour. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania was founded in 1323 when Grand Duke Gediminas built a castle there, nowadaysbustling city with one of the oldest and most charming Old Towns in Europe. The splendid architectural blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles makes this a wonderful city to explore. During sightseeing tour you will visit Old town, which is included to the UNESCO World Heritage. Visit Cathedral and Cathedral Square and pass by Gediminas Avenue, the Parliament and President's Palace, Vilnius University and Town Hall. Continue walkingnarrow old streets, visit St. Anna's Church - a gem of Gothic architecture, Gates of Dawn and St. Peter-Paul Church. Lunch at restaurant

Afternoon tour to Trakai Castle. Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania, which is situated on an island in the middle of a lake. The 14th century redbrick castle now houses the Art Museum. The castles of Trakai are the best known works of defensive architecturein Lithuania. The old town of Trakai, which includes the Island and the Peninsula Castles, surrounded by lakes, isone of the most impressive and most picturesque locations in Europe. Here still reside small national minority of Karaites, which is confessing Judaism. It is believed they were brought from the Crimea by the Grand Lithuanian Duke Vytautas. Return to Vilnius.

Dinner at restaurant.
Overnight stay at hotel in Vilnius (B,L,D)

Hills of crosses – Rundale Palace – Riga

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Latvia. On the way, stopover at the Hill of Crosses near Sauliai. The Hill of Crosses, KryžiųKalnas, located 12 kilometers north of the small industrial city of Siauliai (pronouncedshoo-lay) is the Lithuanian national pilgrimage center. Standing upon a mall hill are many hundreds of thousandsof crosses that represent Christian devotion and a memorial to Lithuanian national identity. Further travel to Rundale. Lunch at restaurant. After lunch proceed to Rundale Palace , the most magnificent masterpiece of baroque architecture in the Baltic States, lies at a distance of 70 km from Riga. It was built in the first part of the 18th century by the Italian architect F. B. Rastrelli, the baroque genius from Italy who created many of St. Petersburg’s finest buildings including the Winter Palace. The professionally renovated palace interiors are decorated with authentic 18th cent. furniture, paintings and china. Themost impressive are the Golden Hall, the White Hall, the bedroom of the Duke of Courland Johan Ernst Biron. Thepalace boasts a beautiful French-style park.Further travel Riga. Check in the hotel

Enjoy Riga Old Town walking tour A medieval Hanseatic town, will include St. Peter's Cathedral from whose steeple will be the best views in the city, Riga castle with its three wonderful museums, Dome Cathedral, which boasts one of the world’s largest pipeorgans, and the old Guild houses. Return back to the Hotel.

Dinner in a restaurant.
Overnight stay at a Hotel in Riga (B,L,D)

Riga – Sigulda– Turaida– Tallinn

Breakfast at the hotel

Route to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.One of the most picturesque towns in Latvia - Sigulda , often called the Latvian Switzerland, is located about 50 kmfrom Riga in the Gauja River valley. Sigulda is situated in the Gauja National Park and is known as the mostpopular tourist and leisure destination as well as a famous winter sports resort in Latvia because of its bob-sleigh track and the down-hill skiing routes.Experience a genuine whiff of the Middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles and heroic figures, visiting theruins of the 13th cent. Crusader Castle, and the 19th cent. Kropotkin’s Palace in the outskirts of Sigulda. By coachyou will travel down into the river valley, enjoy the landscape and the walk to the sandstone grottoes on the ancient river bank.

The Turaida Museum Reserve is the historical centre of Turaida and comprises archaeological, historical and artmonuments that tell us about the events that have taken place since the 11th century. Turaida church, one of theoldest wooden churches built by the local rural craftsmen, is situated here. A graveyard was established here for the first baptized Liivs. Under an old linden tree is the legendary tomb of Roze that commemorates a girl who sacrificed herself in the name of love. The "Folk Song Garden", containing 25 sculptures by Indulis Ranka, is situated on the site of a former ancient Liiv village. It is dedicated to Latvian folk songs and to the lifelong work of their collector Krisjanis Barons. Lunch at restaurant. Later drive to Tallinn. On arrival at Tallinn Check in the hotel.

Dinner in a restaurant 
Overnight stay at a Hotel in Tallinn. (B,L,D)

Tallinn city tour – Rocca Al-Mare

Breakfast at the hotel. Tallinn City tour - City tour of Tallinn, a picturesque old city, where whole districts date back to the Middle Ages. You will visit the OldTown with its quaint narrow streets and beautiful merchants' houses exemplifying the best of Gothic architecture.

The tour includes Toompea Castle, the 13th century Dome church, the 19th century Russian orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevskij, the 15th century town Hall square, the Old Guild built to celebrate Tallinn's membership in theHanseatic League, and St. Olaf's church. On Driving part visit Tallinn’s suburbs and Song Festival Grounds, St Brigitte’s monastery and Pirita area. Visit to Rocca Al Mare Museum . The Estonian Open Air Museum (founded in 1957) is situated at an 8 km distance from the centre of Tallinn on awooded coastal headland in a beautiful place called Rocca al Mare. The Open Air Museum presents a uniquecollection of old Estonian buildings on a 79-hectare expanse of seaside land. Farm buildings, windmills and watermills from various periods and regions have been brought together here. Folk holidays are celebrated in traditionalstyle at the museum. Handicrafts are sold in the main gateway and horseback rides are also available.

Dinner at restaurant
Overnight stay at a Hotel in Tallinn (B,L,D)

Onto Helsinki – the Finnish Capital.Guided city tour of Helsinki.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure by ferry to Helsinki. Helsinki city tour upon arrival. In Helsinki visit the historical centre with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. Stops at the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at the Tempelliauki Church (the church in the rock).

The ‘Church in the Rock’, designed by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, was consecrated in 1969. The church is builtinto solid rock, with the inner wall left raw and unfinished, and is crowned with a solid copper dome. The wallsurrounding the church is made from rock quarried on the site. Finlandia Hall is Helsinki’s conference and concert hub. The hall was built in 1971 and is one of Alvar Aalto’s most famous works. It is also home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, founded by Robert Kajanus in 1882. The hallis a great place for one to hear Finland’s finest musicians as well as appreciate the distinctive, angular architecture employed in Aalto’s buildings.

Dinner at restaurant
Overnight stay at a Hotel in Helsinki. (B,L,D)

Visit Porvoo – Traditional Finnish Town. Fly back home !

After breakfast at the hotel, Visit Porvoo. Porvoo is the second oldest town in Finland. Porvoo was granted town status in the 14th century and is one of thetreasures in the history of Finnish architecture. The town plan from the Middle Ages, the low small houses,picturesque yards and narrow streets form a historically unique wooden town milieu. The symbols of Porvoo – the red warehouses on the riverbanks – tell the story of seafaring and trading. There will be some free time for a cup ofcoffee and for a walk in the old town with delightful shops and craftsmen's workshops.Lunch at restaurant.

Later, drive to airport for your flight back home ! Back home with the wonderful memories of your tour that you will cherish for lifetime! (B,L)

Tour Cost & Date

Land Cost
Twin / Double $1,550
Single Person $1,900
Child with Bed $1,100
Child No Bed $925

NOTE

  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double bed.
  • A person below 12 years is considered a child.
  • There will be no reduction for triple sharing.
  • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case of any one member sharing room with other cancel their reservations.

  • DEPARTURE DATES 2018

    May
    17
    July
    10
    August
    25
    September
    20

    NOTE

    • Tour starts in Vilnius on the above mentioned dates. There could be a possibility of flight departure on the previous evening
    • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all services and inclusions will remain the same.

    Tour info

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

    SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
    LITHUANIA
    Vilnius
    • Guided City tour
    • Visit KGB Museum
    Trakai
    • Visit Trakai Castle
    Siauliai 
    • Visit Hills of Crosses
    LATIVIA
    Pilsrundale
    • Visit Rundale Palace & Park
    Riga
    • Walking tour of Riga
    Sigulda
    • Visit Turaida Castle
    • Visit Sigulda Palace
    ESTONIA
    Tallinn
    • Guided City Tour
    • Visit Dome Church
    • Visit Rocca Al Mare Museum
    HELSINKI
    Helsinki
    • Guided City Tour
    • Visit Poorvo Village
    • Visit Church in the Rocks

    Accomodation

    • 02 nights at Radisson Blu Lietuva or similar in Vilnius
    • 01 night at Radisson Blu Latvia or similar in Riga
    • 02 nights at Radisson Blu Olympia or similar in Tallinn
    • 01 night at Crowne Plaza Helsinki or similar in Helsinki

    MEALS

    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • 6 Local / western Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian Lunches
    • 6 Local / Indian Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian Dinners

    TIPS & PORTARAGE

    • Tips to Driver and guide
    • 01 bag (20 kg) per person at Hotels only

    TRANSFERS

    • All transfers and extensive sightseeing with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air-conditioned coach
    • Ferry tickets Tallink Silja Line from Tallinn to Helsinki

    TOUR MANAGER

    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or a local representative throughout your tour.

    VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

    You would be required to possess the following visas:-
    USA Citizens No Visa Required
    Green Card Holders Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
    Indian National Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
    Cost of above mentioned Visas is not included in your Tour Price.

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Cost of International Air Ticket
    • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team. The same is subject to availability of seats & class for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking.
    • Cost of Transfer- The individual arrival & departure transfer in case you have opted for deviation OR due to flight delay OR purchase separate ticket on own & not traveling under our tour cost option with international flights.
    • Cost of visas to travel on the tour
    • Medical / Travel insurance.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels, cruise shore excursion and any type of beverages in cruise etc. Anything not specified under inclusions.
    • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
    • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’
    • Departure taxes except where included

    IMPORTANT

    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 30 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 30 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date.
    • Check for detail cancellation rules in our booking form.
    • Updating of Mileage is subject to Airlines terms & conditions in group fare.
    • We request the airlines for your preferred seats however this is as per their policy and at their discretion to confirm the same.
    • Keeping in view of Luggage compartment of coach & Internal Flight regulations, we strongly recommend you to carry only medium size Bag of 20kg and 1 carryon bag of 5 kg per person.
    • The dates and granting of Visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Air Tours Holidays are not responsible for granting of visas and are only a facilitator in the visa application process and any situations arises out of delay in granting visa by the consulate / embassy.

    Points to be noted

    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Air Tours will not be liable for the same.
    • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
    • Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers.
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
    • For the convenience of our passengers, Air Tours will sometimes amend the itinerary; however all the other services will remain the same.
    • The Tour Cost is combination of all the arrangement and hence cannot be calculated on individual service basis. Tour cost is one component and not calculated on individually.
    • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case any of the guest cancel the reservations sharing room together.
    • Air Tours will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline
    • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’.

    Points to be noted

    • Please refer to our brochure for further details, terms & conditions.

    MEDICAL INSURANCE:

    • It's very important to find out whether or not your medical insurance will cover you overseas, your regular U.S. health insurance may not cover doctors and hospital visits in other countries.
      ALWAYS LOOK INTO THE ASPECTS OF COVERING YOUR TRIP FOR UNFORSEEN EVENTS. PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT INSURANCE TAKEN WITHIN 15 DAYS FROM THE DAY OF DEPOSIT MAY OFFER CERTAIN ADDITIONAL BENEFIT (e.g. Pre existing coverage).

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