Visit both Riga and Vilnius: UNESCO World Heritage sites and European Cities of Culture. Riga, capital of Latvia, underwent a renaissance after gaining independence from Soviet Occupation in 1991. The medieval Old Town has been preserved and fully restored after forty years of neglect. Riga immediately charms – picturesque cobbled streets lined with vividly painted houses spanning six centuries, contrast with flamboyantly decorated 19th and early 20th-century Art Nouveau buildings. Travel out of the city to the 18th-century Palace of Rundale now, after renovation, the finest palace in the Baltic States.
Travel on to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, known for its refreshing old-world charm and fortunate to escape much war damage during World War II so that its uniquely rich architectural heritage remains largely intact and extremely beautiful. Vilnius Old Town is one of the largest and best-preserved in Europe, a mixture of various architectural styles, gothic, renaissance and baroque.
8th September 2019
- Excludes international flights
- Breakfast daily; 3 lunches, 2 dinners