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Baltic States Vacation Packages

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The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, “the Baltics” for short, are ideal for a multi-country tour. Each of the capital cities provides a bite-sized taste of its country but each can stand on its own if you want to delve deeper.

Popular Itineraries for Baltics Tours

Although every Baltic vacation package we create is unique, there are some popular routes and itineraries that we are asked for frequently. Our sample itineraries provide some ideas for you to consider as a basis for your own private tour combining all three or any two of the Baltic countries, or even extending to neighbors Finland, Russia or Belarus. For each of these itineraries you can get a rough idea of the price using the Price Guide function. We cover many more destinations in these three countries than those listed here, and our expert trip planners will work with you to incorporate any places in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania you want to go.

Baltics Vacation Reviews

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our vacation packages to these destinations
Based on 21 reviews

Our Baltics vacation packages provide a hassle-free way to see these captivating countries. We take care of all the details, all you have to worry about is enjoying the one-of-a-kind experiences that will make this the vacation of a lifetime. Below you’ll find the most recent three reviews and testimonials from guests who have visited the Baltic states with our help recently.

Review by Leonore & Truman

Leonore & Truman

A great way to travel independently! Very helpful and responsive to our group.

A great way to travel independently! Very helpful and responsive to our group.

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Gdansk, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Gdansk, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Robert & Sara

Robert & Sara

Massachusetts

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Steven & Mary-Jo

Steven & Mary-Jo

Minnesota

We would recommend JayWay Travel without any hesitation. They are a very classy tour company.

We would recommend JayWay Travel without any hesitation. They are a very classy tour company.

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5

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The Baltics – Just Far Enough Off The Beaten Path

For such small countries, you’d think that they’d be practically identical, but each of the Baltic three has its own appeal and personality. Once reluctant members of the USSR, they won their independence back in the early 90s, in the “Singing Revolution” but these countries are far older than that and their histories are full of tales of emperors, dukes and knights. Since gaining independence each fledgling democracy has developed rapidly and visitors nowadays can enjoy excellent tourism infrastructure, interesting cuisines and high standards of service without the crowds of mainstream European destinations.

Just want to hit the capitals?

A popular itinerary involves spending three nights in each of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. This gives you a full day to see the city itself and a full day for a day trip to see the countryside before moving on to the next city. We suggest private transfers between the cities because we are able to arrange for stops along the way. Break your journey at places like seaside spa town Parnu in Estonia, countryside oasis Sigulda or majestic Rundale Palace in Latvia and the poignant Hill of Crosses in Lithuania.

Or dig deeper?

We have far more destinations than just the capitals and could easily arrange for a week or ten day itinerary in each of Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, or a two country itinerary that combines two capitals and some smaller towns and cities in between. Lithuania’s second city Kaunas in the middle of the country is easily worth a couple of days, or you could visit the UNESCO-listed Curonian Spit while staying in coastal Klaipeda. Latvia’s seaside resort town Liepaja combines a resort feel with a deep history. In Estonia you could take your pick of university town Tartu or the beach and spa town Parnu, an ideal place to unwind.

You’re in the best hands

Our expert Baltics travel advisors and trip planners will work with you to create your dream vacation itinerary. You’ll stay at the very best hotels, apartments or B&Bs. You choose how you want to spend your days, either enjoying day trips and city tours with our trusted partners or taking a day off to wander on your own. Before you arrive and during your trip our on-the-ground staff in both Estonia and Lithuania are on hand by phone or email for any help you need. With our years of experience in arranging trips in the Baltics we’re perfectly placed to create the most memorable trip you’ve ever experienced.

Why Travel with JayWay?

Precious Time

Planning an amazing trip takes time. Our friendly travel advisors and experienced trip planners will listen to your needs and craft your personal dream itinerary. We will maximize your vacation time and enjoyment – we know the best way to get around and how to spend your hard-earned time off.

Peace of Mind

You’re in safe hands from the very beginning. Even before you arrive your dedicated tour manager in Europe will be in touch to help you prepare. When you arrive they’ll meet you and be available by phone, email and IM for the rest of your journey with us, for anything you need.

Memories Forever

Travel can create memories that last a lifetime. You’ll return home with indelible recollections of beautiful sunsets, magical vistas, fascinating stories, and meals so delicious you’ll want to fly back every time you think of them. This is why we do what we do.

Want to know a secret? Your next trip with us will be even better! Based on what we’ve learned from working together, your second, third and tenth trip will get better every time. We treat our dedicated and hard-working staff like family and that’s how they look after our guests. We keep expanding our family, and our map, with 30 countries and counting, because once you’ve traveled the JayWay, anything else just isn’t good enough.

Frequently Asked Questions about Travel to the Baltic States

  • What is the best way to travel to the Baltic States?

    Most of our guests travel to the Baltics from the US by air, unless they are already traveling in a neighboring country. As there are no direct flights from the US to any of the capitals, Helsinki which has direct flights to New York and other east coast hubs is a popular addition. From there it's a short ferry ride to Tallinn.

  • Where should I start my tour of the Baltics?

    Due to the geography of the region it makes sense to start a three country tour in either Tallinn or Vilnius with Riga as the mid-point of your trip.

  • When is the best time of year to visit the Baltics

    Being located relatively far north in Europe, the Baltic states receive most visitors in late spring through fall. While southern Europe can get stiflingly hot in August, it's a great time to explore the Baltics. In recent years all three capitals have been gaining in popularity as Christmas market destinations. There's a Christmas tree rivalry between Riga and Tallinn going back years!

  • How many days do I need to see the Baltics?

    If you are concentrating just on the capital cities, a ten day itinerary gives you a reasonable pace that isn't too rushed, with three nights in each city. If you want to see smaller towns and cities then you'll need at least two weeks.

  • Which other countries could I combine with a trip to the Baltics?

    Helsinki in Finland is a common addition to Baltic itineraries thanks to direct flights to the US. A high speed train connection from there to St Petersburg can make adding Russia to your trip a definite possibility. For a through-the-looking glass glimpse at an alternate reality for the Baltic states, Lithuania's neighbor Belarus can be an intriguing option. Poland and Lithuania is another popular combination, especially for those with roots in the region.

  • What's the best way to get around the Baltics?

    There are no rail links between the Baltic states so the best way to get around is by road. We can arrange private drivers so you can make stops along the way between the countries, or you can travel by bus if budget is a concern. Long distance buses in the Baltic states are very comfortable, especially the 'Lounge' seating class. One way car rental is an option though the one way fee means it is usually only a little more expensive to have a private driver for the long distance transfers and you avoid all the hassle that comes with renting a car.

  • Which is the best Baltic country to visit?

    We try not to play favorites with our destinations, instead it depends what you're looking for from a vacation…

  • How many different currencies do I need to worry about?

    For several years now all three of the Baltic states have used the Euro. Lithuania was the last of the three to transition. Nowadays traveling between all three countries is much simpler.

  • I've heard something about Baltic song festivals, when and where are they held?

    The song festivals held in the Baltic states are UNESCO-intangible-cultural-heritage-listed events. They take place in summers, on a four year cycle in Lithuania and a five year cycle in Latvia and Estonia. The next Lithuanian festival will take place in 2022, the next Latvian festival will be in 2023 and it's Estonia's turn again in 2024.

  • Do they speak Russian in the Baltics?

    Each country has its own language: Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian. None of these languages are part of the Slavic language group, which contains Russian. When part of the USSR Russian was taught in schools, but English displaced Russian as the main foreign language soon after independence. For many the Russian language is a reminder of the Soviet occupation and they would rather not speak it even if they can. There are Russian minorities in all three Baltic states with the largest concentration being in Riga, the capital of Latvia.