Eastern Europe & Rail Journeys by Intrepid Travel

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eastern europe baltic experience original 12 days helsinki to warsaw departs weekly from may to sep itinerary days 1-2 helsinki experience helsinki s diverse heritage on visits to the senate square the russian orthodox church and the national theatre later we marvel at the plus local payment eu200 physical culture shock grandeur of suomenlinna an 18th century sea fortress days 3-4 tallinn travel by ferry across the gulf of finland to estonia s charming capital we visit the impressive kadriorg palace designed for peter the great and now home to the estonian museum of art and the president s office there is also time to explore the quaint old town and the stately toompea castle make sure you try some of the local delicacies which include pigs trotters and marinated eel days 5-6 riga resting on the shores of the daugava river pretty riga is renowned for its fine collection of art nouveau architecture and welcoming locals we take a walk around town and visit the fascinating open-air ethnology museum there s plenty of time to peruse the stalls at the colourful central market climb st peter s spire for views over town or gain an insight into the wwii era at the museum of occupation days 7-8 vilnius cosmopolitan vilnius will draw you in with its beautiful baroque architecture and vibrant arts scene take a walk along the cobbled streets admiring sights from cathedral square to the gates of dawn we also spend some time in the former capital trakai days 9-10 aukstaitija travel by local train to aukstaitija national park our home for the next two days · catch a ferry to the suomenlinna sea fortress · check out peter the great s holiday home · cosy up in a candlelit bar in riga s old town · learn all about beekeeping in lithuania · reflect on the legacy of wwii in warsaw a fun fascinating varied trip through a very beautiful part of the world loved the scenery food company itinerary in short everything susan conolly intrepid traveller a canoe ride offers the chance to appreciate the glorious surroundings while there is also free time to check out some of the local attractions which include a bee-keeping museum days 11-12 warsaw the current pace of social change makes warsaw an exciting place to visit right now it s definitely worth spending a couple of days here to come to grips with the city s turbulent history and maybe experience the vibrant nightlife you will leave having gained an appreciation for the resilience of the polish people top old town square warsaw below riga market latvia natalia dasal accommodation simple hotels 7 nts guesthouses/pensions 4 nts transport train local bus walking ferry canoe group size max 12 meals no meals included budget allow eu300 for meals not included departs every sun selected wed from may to sep selected sun from oct to apr traveller rating 4.85 out of 5 trip code wst 28