12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs and significant slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Tallinn, Krakow-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Tallinn
    • 2 nights Riga
    • 2 nights Vilnius
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Discover centuries-old folklore, historic towns and diverse cultures in the Baltics
  • Marvel at the medieval architecture and history in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius
  • View Toompea Castle and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn
  • In Riga, view the Liberty Monument, St. Jacob's Cathedral and Riga Castle
  • Visit the St. Peter and Paul Church, view Gediminas Tower and the Castle in Vilnius
  • View Warsaw’s Lazienki Park, Old Town, Market Square and visit St. John's Cathedral
  • Visit the Shrine to the Virgin Mary at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa
  • Solemn visit to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum in Krakow
  • In medieval Krakow, visit St. Mary’s Church; view historic 16th century Wawel Hill Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs and significant slopes.


DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Estonia
Depart for Estonia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Tallinn
Arrive in Tallinn and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and orientation by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Tallinn City Tour
Discover this World Heritage city today with cobbled streets set beneath spires of 14th-century churches. Tallinn, the northernmost Baltic capital, was a favored port location coveted by its more powerful neighbors, starting centuries of war until it finally achieved its own independence. You can see layers of Tallinn's history at Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace with its splendid Royal Gardens, and the private cottage he occupied on his visits. Continue to the Song Festival grounds, and the spectacular ruins of the 15th century St. Bridget's Convent rising along the banks of the Pirita River. Then, take a walking tour of the upper part of the Old Town and view the pink Baroque-style Toompea Castle, Estonia's traditional seat of power, and the Gothic Town Hall. Visit the still active Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral built in the style of a 17th century Moscow church. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to visit some of Tallinn's markets or, stop at a lovely cafe within the carved stone walls of the Old City. Tonight, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Riga
Morning drive to the Latvian capital of Riga, situated at the mouth of the Daugava River. This sophisticated and beautiful historic city on the Baltic coast was named the "Little Paris of the North." The afternoon is at leisure to get acquainted with this charming city’s delightful Old Town designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll enjoy finding treasures here and exploring the narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque churches and 19th-century buildings. Be sure to visit Riga’s lively Central Market, with its abundant displays from all over the Baltics ranging from smoked fish and fresh produce to handmade souvenirs - it’s one of the most famous markets in Europe. Tonight, dinner together and share some of the day’s highlights
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Riga City Tour
Today, explore Riga’s impressive architecture encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. On your tour, view Riga Castle, dating back to the 1440s, St. Jacobs Cathedral and St. Peter's Church, one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States, among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stop at the impressive and very popular Freedom (Liberty) Monument honoring soldiers killed during the War of Independence, bearing a symbolic female holding aloft three stars representing the 3 regions of Latvia during the first republic. The rest of the day is on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th-century farm life. The over 72 historic structures recreate a proper village preserved from that era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance, while craftsmen demonstrate various tasks - you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time
Optional: Open Air Ethnographic Museum*
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Scenic Drive to Vilnius
Depart Riga for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, one of the oldest and largest cities in the Baltics. Along the way, a beautiful panorama of the verdant countryside unfolds before your eyes. Upon arrival in Vilnius, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Join, a riveting optional tour to the infamous KGB Museum, located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment help you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB. Tonight dinner is at the hotel
Optional: KGB Museum
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Vilnius City Tour
Tour Vilnius, a vivacious university city, and one of the most beautiful "Old Towns" in Eastern Europe. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city's architectural landmarks are a striking mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical. Visit the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul with its extraordinary sculptural decorations and view St. Anna's Church, a superb example of Gothic architecture. View Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Castle in the Upper Town. Time on your own to wander along the charming lanes of the town with its quaint shops and enjoy lunch on your own at a local café. Don't miss the optional afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you'll always remember. Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius
Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle**
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Scenic Drive to Warsaw
Depart Lithuania and cross the border into Poland. After lunch en route, arrive in Warsaw, Poland's cosmopolitan capital and cultural center of the country on the banks of the Vistula River. The balance of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this city on your own. Dinner together tonight
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - City Tour of Warsaw
Today's introduction to bustling Warsaw includes glorious Lazienki Park one of the jewels of the city. Here, stand before the striking bronze monument to Frederic Chopin, the famed Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, born in a small village west of Warsaw. Continue along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences to the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto; stop at the inspiring Memorial that commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Walk through the Old Town with its cobbled streets to Market Square. Visit the Cathedral of St. John and see the Royal Castle, the former residence of Polish kings, lovingly restored after its destruction during World War II. Spend the rest of the day independently discovering the Old Town. An optional Chopin concert is a highlight of the day. A piano recital of Chopin's most favorite works is performed in a setting fit for a king, along with a glass of champagne during intermission. Alternatively, join the optional tour to splendid Wilanow Palace, as impressive as Versailles, built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III
Optional: Chopin Concert
Optional: Wilanow Palace
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Czestochowa & Auschwitz Memorial Museum
Depart Warsaw and travel south to Czestochowa, known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna painting. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Czestochowa to visit the Shrine to the Virgin Mary as it is said to have miraculous powers. Then, continue on a journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there, and who perished in this place, emphasize the scope of Hitler's extermination efforts. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. After the visit, arrive in Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings for overnight
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Krakow City Tour
Begin the day in medieval Krakow with a visit to historic 16th century Wawel Hill; view the Royal Castle and visit the Cathedral. A walking tour then takes you to the Old Town with its lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. The afternoon is at leisure or, participate in the interesting optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. In the evening, return to Krakow with your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Depart Poland
Transfer to the Krakow airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Optional: Open Air Ethnographic Museum will not operate on Sep 29, Oct 6 & 13 departures.

**Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle will not operate on Sep 29, Oct 6 & 13 departures.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Estonia
Depart for Estonia

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Tallinn
Arrive in Tallinn and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and orientation by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Tallinn City Tour
Discover this World Heritage city today with cobbled streets set beneath spires of 14th-century churches. Tallinn, the northernmost Baltic capital, was a favored port location coveted by its more powerful neighbors, starting centuries of war until it finally achieved its own independence. You can see layers of Tallinn's history at Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace with its splendid Royal Gardens, and the private cottage he occupied on his visits. Continue to the Song Festival grounds, and the spectacular ruins of the 15th century St. Bridget's Convent rising along the banks of the Pirita River. Then, take a walking tour of the upper part of the Old Town and view the pink Baroque-style Toompea Castle, Estonia's traditional seat of power, and the Gothic Town Hall. Visit the still active Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral built in the style of a 17th century Moscow church. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to visit some of Tallinn's markets or, stop at a lovely cafe within the carved stone walls of the Old City. Tonight, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to Riga
Morning drive to the Latvian capital of Riga, situated at the mouth of the Daugava River. This sophisticated and beautiful historic city on the Baltic coast was named the "Little Paris of the North." The afternoon is at leisure to get acquainted with this charming city’s delightful Old Town designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll enjoy finding treasures here and exploring the narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque churches and 19th-century buildings. Be sure to visit Riga’s lively Central Market, with its abundant displays from all over the Baltics ranging from smoked fish and fresh produce to handmade souvenirs - it’s one of the most famous markets in Europe. Tonight, dinner together and share some of the day’s highlights
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Riga City Tour
Today, explore Riga’s impressive architecture encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. On your tour, view Riga Castle, dating back to the 1440s, St. Jacobs Cathedral and St. Peter's Church, one of the oldest and most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in the Baltic States, among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stop at the impressive and very popular Freedom (Liberty) Monument honoring soldiers killed during the War of Independence, bearing a symbolic female holding aloft three stars representing the 3 regions of Latvia during the first republic. The rest of the day is on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th-century farm life. The over 72 historic structures recreate a proper village preserved from that era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance, while craftsmen demonstrate various tasks - you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time
Optional: Open Air Ethnographic Museum*
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Scenic Drive to Vilnius
Depart Riga for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, one of the oldest and largest cities in the Baltics. Along the way, a beautiful panorama of the verdant countryside unfolds before your eyes. Upon arrival in Vilnius, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Join, a riveting optional tour to the infamous KGB Museum, located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment help you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB. Tonight dinner is at the hotel
Optional: KGB Museum
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Vilnius City Tour
Tour Vilnius, a vivacious university city, and one of the most beautiful "Old Towns" in Eastern Europe. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city's architectural landmarks are a striking mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical. Visit the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul with its extraordinary sculptural decorations and view St. Anna's Church, a superb example of Gothic architecture. View Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Castle in the Upper Town. Time on your own to wander along the charming lanes of the town with its quaint shops and enjoy lunch on your own at a local café. Don't miss the optional afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you'll always remember. Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius
Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle**
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Scenic Drive to Warsaw
Depart Lithuania and cross the border into Poland. After lunch en route, arrive in Warsaw, Poland's cosmopolitan capital and cultural center of the country on the banks of the Vistula River. The balance of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this city on your own. Dinner together tonight
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - City Tour of Warsaw
Today's introduction to bustling Warsaw includes glorious Lazienki Park one of the jewels of the city. Here, stand before the striking bronze monument to Frederic Chopin, the famed Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, born in a small village west of Warsaw. Continue along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences to the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto; stop at the inspiring Memorial that commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Walk through the Old Town with its cobbled streets to Market Square. Visit the Cathedral of St. John and see the Royal Castle, the former residence of Polish kings, lovingly restored after its destruction during World War II. Spend the rest of the day independently discovering the Old Town. An optional Chopin concert is a highlight of the day. A piano recital of Chopin's most favorite works is performed in a setting fit for a king, along with a glass of champagne during intermission. Alternatively, join the optional tour to splendid Wilanow Palace, as impressive as Versailles, built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III
Optional: Chopin Concert
Optional: Wilanow Palace
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Czestochowa & Auschwitz Memorial Museum
Depart Warsaw and travel south to Czestochowa, known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna painting. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Czestochowa to visit the Shrine to the Virgin Mary as it is said to have miraculous powers. Then, continue on a journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there, and who perished in this place, emphasize the scope of Hitler's extermination efforts. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. After the visit, arrive in Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Krakow City Tour
Begin the day in medieval Krakow with a visit to historic 16th century Wawel Hill; view the Royal Castle and visit the Cathedral. A walking tour then takes you to the Old Town with its lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. The afternoon is at leisure or, participate in the interesting optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Return to Krakow for an evening on your own
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Thursday - Depart Poland
Transfer to the Krakow airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Optional: Open Air Ethnographic Museum will not operate on Sep 29, Oct 6 & 13 departures.

**Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle will not operate on Sep 29, Oct 6 & 13 departures.

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Open Air Ethnographic Museum

Visit the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th century farm life. This unique museum is set on 100 hectares of land on the outskirts of Riga, in a pine forest on the banks of the Jugla Lake. The over 72 historic structures including farmhouses, windmills, fishing villages, churches and other historic structures have been rebuilt and preserved here to re-create a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance and craftsmen demonstrate various tasks -- you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $41.00
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Museum of Genocide Victims (KGB Museum)

Begin your sightseeing of Vilnius with a riveting visit to the infamous Museum of Genocide Victims, located in the former KGB headquarters in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment helps you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 07 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 $29.00
04 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $29.00
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Excursion to Trakai Castle

Afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you’ll always remember. The castle is furnished with an excellent collections of armor, furniture and decorative objects. Keep your camera ready -- Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $47.00
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Chopin Concert

It was the genius of Frederic Chopin that made Poland's music world famous. The Mazurkas, Etudes, Polonaises and Scherzos became a test and measure of any pianist's talent. Enjoy a Chopin piano recital, performed just for you in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission.

Departs at 6:20 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by very important Polish noble families. The main building, consisting of 3 wings, housed the oldest museum established in Poland in 1805 to preserve the memory of the Sobieski family and represent spectacular national history moments of the time, including the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Empire. The residence complex extended by large gardens and lake-side promenade, fortunately avoided deeper destruction in 1939-1945. After detailed renovations in 2010 and 2011, Wilanow Palace presents its valuable collection of royal furniture, portraits and china.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $47.00
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is over 700 years old and is one of the largest and oldest working salt mines in Europe, named on the UNESCO list of the 12 most priceless monuments of the world. An elevator will take you to the first level of the mine where you will be able to see the 180 foot chapel made out of salt rock and lit with salt-crystal chandeliers. There are many other chambers carved out of a huge block of salt, underground museums, and even tennis and volleyball courts.

Please Note: The tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #11 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $69.00
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Open Air Ethnographic Museum

Visit the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th century farm life. This unique museum is set on 100 hectares of land on the outskirts of Riga, in a pine forest on the banks of the Jugla Lake. The over 72 historic structures including farmhouses, windmills, fishing villages, churches and other historic structures have been rebuilt and preserved here to re-create a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance and craftsmen demonstrate various tasks -- you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $41.00
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Museum of Genocide Victims (KGB Museum)

Begin your sightseeing of Vilnius with a riveting visit to the infamous Museum of Genocide Victims, located in the former KGB headquarters in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment helps you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #6 07 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 $29.00
04 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $29.00
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Excursion to Trakai Castle

Afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you’ll always remember. The castle is furnished with an excellent collections of armor, furniture and decorative objects. Keep your camera ready -- Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $47.00
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Chopin Concert

It was the genius of Frederic Chopin that made Poland's music world famous. The Mazurkas, Etudes, Polonaises and Scherzos became a test and measure of any pianist's talent. Enjoy a Chopin piano recital, performed just for you in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission.

Departs at 6:20 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by very important Polish noble families. The main building, consisting of 3 wings, housed the oldest museum established in Poland in 1805 to preserve the memory of the Sobieski family and represent spectacular national history moments of the time, including the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Empire. The residence complex extended by large gardens and lake-side promenade, fortunately avoided deeper destruction in 1939-1945. After detailed renovations in 2010 and 2011, Wilanow Palace presents its valuable collection of royal furniture, portraits and china.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $47.00
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is over 700 years old and is one of the largest and oldest working salt mines in Europe, named on the UNESCO list of the 12 most priceless monuments of the world. An elevator will take you to the first level of the mine where you will be able to see the 180 foot chapel made out of salt rock and lit with salt-crystal chandeliers. There are many other chambers carved out of a huge block of salt, underground museums, and even tennis and volleyball courts.

Please Note: The tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #11 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $69.00
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12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, September 2015
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Our trip to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland was fantastic.  Our Tour Manager "Victor" was great.  He was always at our service, and all hotel/city transitions, tours and group meals went without a hitch.  All the sightseeing in the Baltic countries was great due to the quality of the local guides.  All were very knowledgeable.  Victor was a great guide during our time in Poland.

We thank Gate 1 for providing professional staff, quality hotels, and a very nice bus for us to ride in the 9 touring days.  Adam, our driver was very safe and courteous. Plus we feel the pricing for all we received was very reasonable.

We look forward to our next adventure with Gate 1.

Melinda B. San Diego, CA
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, September 2015
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The trip was fantastic!  We couldn't believe the trip was coming to an end; the time flew by.  Our guide, Yolanta, was impressive.  She certainly is detail oriented.  The location of the hotels, except for Warsaw, was delightedly close to all the Old Towns.

I will definitely book another trip with Gate 1 Travel.

Marjorie M. Kingman, AZ
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, May 2015
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The trip was more than I expected.  It was inspirational, educational and memorable.  Our leader Agnes was excellent and although the group was large, it was the best group I have traveled with.  Many had some background related to the area we traveled.  We all traveled as one and everyone shared their travel experiences.  The people, food, museums, palaces and castles were all interesting.  

I am glad I took the options.  The location of the hotels was perfect and within walking distance of major areas and town squares.  I just wish I had another day in Krakow and would recommend that.

Katherine B. E Brunswick, NJ
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, April 2014
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The tour guide/manager Agnes was exceptional and one of the better guides I have traveled with. The interaction between her and the bus driver also contributed to the smoothness of the trip. Most of the local guides were very good although one was at best average.

It was a pleasure to go and after the first day realize that there would be no worries so we could simply sit back and enjoy. Gate 1's people on the ground are quite exceptional. The hotels were all very good and I cannot think of a single complaint that I could make with a straight face and I tend to be a harsh critic.

You can be assured that we will be traveling with Gate 1 in the future and I have passed on the company information to several friends.

Thomas B. Clinton Township, MI
8 Day Classic Russia, April 2014
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My trip was amazing! My tour guide, Galina, was fantastic, and she definitely went above and beyond what was expected of her. She was kind, thorough, knowledgeable, and genuinely concerned about all of us... she even went so far as to buy me a bottle of champagne for my birthday. I honestly cannot say enough good things about my incredible adventure. I will definitely rely on Gate 1 again for my future travel needs!

Laura V. Gainesville, FL

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Check out these #Gate1Travel photos from past travelers. After your trip, come back and share some of your own!