The Baltic Weekend for ESN Estonia

Spend a fantastic weekend visiting the southern neighbours - Latvia and Lithuania! Our 4-day trip is the best way to explore the history and culture of those countries, visit the Baltic capitals - Riga and Vilnius, and have a great time with your friends and other students!
 
Departure:  29 March - 01 April 2018
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Start/End: Tallinn/Tartu
Countries: Latvia, Lithuania
Price:  145 Eur

Included
* Transport on a bus during the trip
* Service from a Scanbalt Tour Manager
* 3 nights’ hostel accommodation (in shared rooms)
* 3 hostel breakfasts, 2 lunches
* Guided city walks in Riga and Vilnius
* Visit to Hill of Crosses, Trakai town and Rundale Palace
 
Optional
* Excursion to secret Soviet Bunker (30 Eur) . Kindly note that this activity takes place with minimum number of 15 participants.
 
What is this Soviet Bunker?
During this half-day excursion, we will drive into Lithuanian woods to visit the underground bunker, once built by the Soviets for the needs of the party. You will go 6m underground to see the reconstructed Soviet reality: Lenin propaganda rooms, civil defence rooms, KGB premises, Soviet doctors room, schools, shops, apartments, cafes and even a „hotel“. The price includes transportation and guided tour around the bunker. By the end of the tour you will be offered a Soviet snack and hear some Soviet songs – live! 
Price from:
145€
Days:4
* Transport in a bus during the trip
* Service from a Scanbalt Tour Manager
* 3 nights’ hostel accommodation (in shared rooms)
* 3 hostel breakfasts, 2 lunches
* Guided city walks in Riga and Vilnius
* Visit to Hill of Crosses, Trakai town and Rundale palace
Transport method:bus
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Tour Program

Please note that there might be small changes in the tour. The updated program will be sent to you about a week before the start of the tour.
 
Day 1, March 29:  Tallinn /Tartu - Riga
We depart in the morning from Tallinn/ Tartu and head to our first destination – Riga! After arrival, we directly proceed with the guided walk around Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau district, and later it is free time for you to explore the city on your own. In the evening we invite everyone to join a Pub Crawl – it’s the first night of the tour, so let’s break the ice!
 
 Day 2, March 30: Riga - Vilnius
We depart from Riga in the morning and head down to Lithuania! On the way, we make a stop at Kryziu Kalnas, which is known as the Hill of Crosses. This is a religious and national centre of great importance for the Lithuanians. Our second stop is the charming Trakai town, famous for its beautiful lake-castle. Trakai is also the home of fascinating minorities in Europe - the Karaites. In the late afternoon, we arrive in Vilnius. We check-in to our hostel and enjoy some free time before evening. Later, we all meet again and check out the city’s nightlife.
 
Day 3, March 31: Vilnius
We start the day with a guided walk around Vilnius centre and Old Town. Our local guide will show you the main sights and tell about local history and culture. Later it’s free time to explore Vilnius on your own! Ask your tour manager for advice about places to visit and things to do. There is a possibility to visit the secret Soviet Bunker (extra cost 15 Eur). This is a true-to-life excursion that will take you back to the times of USSR and make you become part of the scene.
 
Day 4, April 1: Vilnius - Tartu/Tallinn
In the morning we depart from Vilnius and head back home to Estonia. On the way, we make a stop at Rundale palace – one of the biggest and most beautiful baroque style palaces in Latvia. We arrive in our hometowns during the evening.
 

Departures and prices

OutboundDeparture cityDestinationSpots leftFrom price
29/3busESN Estonia Baltic WeekendMore than 8145€Book