11-Day Tour of the Baltics and Poland
See the best of four charming Eastern Europe countries with this trip to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Your guide will take you on an informative, introductory walking tour of each city before you’re free to explore them on your own. This tour includes:
- Round-trip airfare from NYC
- 3 nights of standard accommodations at Meriton Grand Conference & Spa hotel in Tallinn, Estonia
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at 4-star Hotel Novotel Vilnius or 5-star Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at 4-star Hotel Mercure Centrum in Warsaw, Poland
- All transfers
- 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 5 dinners
- Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coach with local guides in each major city
- Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
Days 1–4: Tallinn, Estonia
After departing for Estonia, you’ll arrive in Tallinn on the morning of day 2. Soak in the historic city’s mix of skyscrapers, medieval stone walls, and churches and stroll down the cobblestone streets under the watchful eye of Old Thomas, the city’s symbol and guardian. If you look up at the weathervane when you pass the town hall, you’ll see him perched atop it, watching the streets below.
- Tallinn Town Hall: Built in 1404, it’s northern Europe’s only surviving Gothic town hall. It still has iron shackles attached to the exterior wall from the days of public capital punishment.
- Kadriorg Palace: Built by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine I, the interior houses an art collection spanning 400 years, while its exterior is a stunning example of Petrine Baroque architecture.
- Signature dish Rosolje, a potato salad made with beets and herring.
Days 5–6: Riga, Latvia
Riga isn’t thought of as “the Paris of the North” for nothing. Brightly colored houses line the streets while steeples and even skyscrapers punctuate the landscape. Walks along the River Daugava are sure to remind you of walks by the Seine.
- Riga Central Market: Housed inside old WWI Zeppelin hangars, you’ll find everything from huckleberries to fried lampreys and pig snouts.
- Optional excursion: Visit the Open Air Ethnographic Museum, an outdoor attraction comprised of 72 historic structures including farmhouses and windmills, depicting life in the 17th century ($37).
Days 7–8: Vilnius, Lithuania
One of the Baltics’ oldest cities, Vilnius welcomes travelers with a Mediterranean air. The city is surrounded by verdant countryside, while walks down its busy streets are full of life.
- Cathedral Square: At the base of Gediminas Hill, stop here to admire Vilnius Cathedral and look for the secret “miracle tile” that’s said to grant the wishes of visitors that find it.
- Optional Excursion: A visit to Trakai Castle, one of Europe’s most photographed locations. The castle makes for an imposing sight surrounded by water and houses a collection of armor and period furniture ($43).
Days 9–11: Warsaw, Poland
Poland’s largest city and its capital, Warsaw is a perfect example of a busy Eastern European metropolis. Nearly destroyed during WWII, the city’s been busy rebuilding itself ever since, creating an exciting mix of architectural styles and effusing the city with a modern feel.
- Łazienki Park: A gorgeous display of lush green space, the park is also a cultural hub with a royal museum, theater, orangery, palaces, and more.
- Optional excursion: Enjoy a Chopin recital, complete with a glass of champagne during intermission ($58).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Airfare is available from the New York City metro area. The departure airport (JFK, EWR, or LGA) will be advised at the time of booking based on availability. The supplemental fee to depart from a city that isn’t included is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, you may extend your trip for a supplemental fee at the time of booking.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? The dates available are listed on each option.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers as soon as possible so that you do not run into this problem.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Different occupancy arrangements may be requested with Gate 1 Travel at the time of reservation.
6. Is the price advertised available on every date?
Airfare subject to availability. Additional fees may apply for some departure dates. Contact Gate 1 Travel for details.