Uncover military and political history among pristine lakes and forests
Uncover the cultural riches and historical intrigues of four fascinating countries on an 11-day tour with stops in northern Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Contrast the challenging stories of Westerplatte with the natural splendour of the pristine Masurian Lake District. Discover medieval architecture of castles and forts as well as the bunker known as Wolf`s Lair, the military headquarters used by Hitler. Wander the beautiful Old Town of Vilnius and discover Riga’s Art Noveau architecture. Unwind in a remote farmhouse set among evergreen forest on Saaremaa Island and finish in Estonia’s capital Tallinn. This tour blends military and political history, pristine woodlands and lakes and unique Baltic cultures – all of it lying well off the typical tourist trail.
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Cruise the historic shipyards and sights of Gdansk on a galleon-style ship, the perfect vessel that reveals the maritime and political history of this port city.
Tour the remnants of Wolf’s Lair, an important military headquarters used by Hitler during the battle for the Eastern Front in WWII.
Stalk along the ramparts of one of the world’s largest brick castles, Malbork, a beautifully-preserved fortress completed in 1406.
Discover the treasures of Riga – both historic and culinary – on a walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town with snack stops along the way.
Take a breath of pine-scented air during a relaxing and restful stay on Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, which is known for its heavy forest coverage and traditional villages.
In order to see as much as possible, this trip involves a few long drives. While the driving take place in a private vehicle and will be broken up with stops along the way, we recommend reading the itinerary for travel time estimates. Please note that roads in northern Poland and the Baltic states are generally good, but those in rural areas can get a bit rough. If you suffer from motion sickness, consider bringing along some medication.
This trip stops in at some places with dark histories. Not everyone will necessarily want to visit Westerplatte or Wolf’s Lair, so please let your group leader know if you have any hesitations.
While Gizycko and the nearby lakes are beautiful, they are wetlands. Mosquitos and midges can sometimes be a nuisance, so consider bringing mosquito spray and a head net.
1. 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 traveler 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 Island
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.
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