Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour

Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour

Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour

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From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, guesthouses

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Highlights

Appreciate two hidden gems of the Baltic on a guided walking adventure

Stroll through pretty Vilnius, defined by Baroque architecture and full of coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Walk alongside the blue Baltic Sea, where sand dunes meet the sparkling water and visitors relax in resort towns.

Explore Latvia’s castles, forests, and highlands, where long river valleys line the landscape.

Learn from your expert guide as you tour historical sites and gorgeous nature reserves.

The hidden gems of the Baltic Coast are calling! While fewer travellers visit Lithuania and Latvia than other European destinations, the ones who do discover what these wonderful places offer: medieval cities and countryside dotted with castles, vast forests teeming with animals, wide white sand dunes overlooking the ocean, and the perfect blend of nature and culture.

On this 8-day guided tour, you’ll be led by a local expert who can share the fascinating details of all the natural and historical sites you’ll visit. Whether you’re exploring vibrant Riga, walking through the relaxed fishing villages on the Lithuanian coast, or deep in the woods, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty and hospitality of these two countries. Book your spot on the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour today!

Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Vilnius

Once you arrive in Vilnius, you’ll be taken to your hotel to settle in. Take a walk around the town or enjoy a welcome drink with your guide.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vilnius
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Pavilniai Regional Park Hiking

Today you’ll explore a regional park inside the Vilnius city boundaries. Take a short train ride, walk along the river, traverse some hills and head through the forests- all without leaving the city!

Pristine Pavilniai Regional Park is a protected area that includes the 65m tall Puckoriai rock formation at the Vilnia River Valley. Formations over 20,000 years old are visible from the valley, and you’ll have lots of time to appreciate them.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vilnius
Distance
4 hours, 10km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 From Vilnius to the Countryside

Begin the morning with a short train ride to find yourself in the cozy medieval town of Trakai surrounded by picturesque lakes and forests. Trakai is the historical capital of Lithuania and its beauty leaves no one indifferent.

Day trip in Trakai like the locals do, seeing Trakai Castle and the lakes. Trakai used to be a medieval residence of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes. Once a significant and powerful town, nowadays the town is enjoying tranquillity and the vibe of a summer resort with its only 5000 residents. The town is also famous for its "kibinai," the best pastries in the area.

Long option: 5 hours, 15km

Overnight Location
Guesthouse near Trakai
Distance
Short option: 2 hours, 7km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 The Spectacular Rusne Island

You’ll spend today making your way to Rusne Island. Visit the Vente Cape Ornithology Station, where thousands of birds are ringed and tracked every year. Every year, millions of birds fly by this station during autumn and spring migrations. A short tour of the bird-catching nets will give you more insight into bird ringing and the most common species you can spot here.

Afterwards, you will visit another spectacular space, the Aukstumala raised bog. This bog is one of the best-known raised bogs in the world. It was the first bog to be scientifically researched, notably by the botanist Carl Albert Weber. There is a wealth of typical moorland wildlife to observe, with a lookout tower offering wonderful views of the landscape.

A warm dinner will be waiting for you in Rusne.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Rusne
Distance
1 hour, 2km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Boat Trip in Nida

After breakfast, if the weather conditions allow, you will cross the Curonian lagoon by boat. Welcome to the magnificent Curonian Spit, Lithuania’s go-to holiday destination! Take a half-day walk around Nida, a tiny summer resort surrounded by sand dunes and pine forests.

Visit the Parnidis dune to find a breathtaking view of the Death Valley, walk to the lighthouse of Nida, and then head to the Baltic seaside for a swim and some sun. To end the day, hike back through the forest to the lagoon side.

Overnight Location
Hotel or guesthouse in Nida
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Nida to Bauska

Depart from Nida after breakfast and continue onwards to Latvia. In Latvia, you will arrive in Bauska and explore its old town and walk a nature trail nearby. For centuries, Bauska has been a multiethnic town of trade. The main square is crowned by a recently rebuilt town hall and is surrounded by very old buildings. Several old churches as well as a 19th-century brewery stand in the area.

Hike in the Bauska Nature Park on a romantic trail along the picturesque bank of the Memele River to Bauska Castle. In the late afternoon, settle into a Latvian manor house.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse near Bauska
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Bauska to Sigulda and Walking Tour

After breakfast, you will explore Gauja National Park. This park is often called the “Switzerland of Latvia” by locals, and it is the largest and oldest of the national parks in Latvia. The landscape is characterized by impressive biological diversity, natural springs, sandstone outcrops, picturesque views, and unique natural, cultural, and historical monuments.

After the park, take a picturesque walk in Sigulda and hike to medieval castle ruins, hills, caves, cliffs, impressive forests, and wonderful viewpoints of the Gauja river valley.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse near Sigulda
Distance
6-7 hours, 12-14km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Exploring Riga

Say farewell to the beautiful Latvian countryside, heading for the charming capital of Riga. In the afternoon, you will explore Riga on foot and have a guided walking tour of the Old Town.

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a true kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House and the Freedom Monument. See as much as you can before the day ends!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Riga
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Departure

Leaving Riga will be hard, but it’s your final day of the tour. You can book some additional days here if you’d like more time. Otherwise, it’s off to the airport!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour Price and Dates

This guided walking tour in Lithuania and Latvia is always run as a private custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person, sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Groups of 4: $2,025USD* per person

* - Pricing changes depending on your group size.

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Accommodation on the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels will generally be 3-star and offer modern amenities to keep you comfortable. Guesthouses are charming and locally-run in most cases.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can upgrade to a single room for a supplement travelling with a group, however, additional supplements might apply for those travelling solo. Please contact us for more details.

Night 1-2

3-Star Hotel in Vilnius

Stay right in the heart of the action in a central hotel in Vilnius, where you’ll be only steps away from the cafes, restaurants, and historical sites of the city.

Night 3

Guesthouse in Trakai

Get out of the city and enjoy Trakai, where a local guesthouse awaits after your busy day.

Night 4

Hotel or Guesthouse in Rusne

Your day in beautiful Rusne ends with a hotel or guesthouse in Rusne, where you’ll be well looked after.

Night 5

Hotel or Guesthouse in Nida

Stay in a lovely guesthouse near the sea in Nida, where you’ll be nice and close to the beaches and the amenities of the town.

Night 6

Guesthouse near Bauska

Cozy up in the countryside near Bauska, enjoying a friendly guesthouse for the night.

Night 7

Hotel or Guesthouse in Sigulda

Stay in a welcoming guesthouse in Sigulda, your last night in the countryside before getting back into city life.

Night 8

Hotel in Riga

A welcoming hotel in Riga will provide modern amenities to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included. A welcome drink on arrival is included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 8 nights are included on this tour. Additional nights before or after the tour can be booked as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

All mentioned transfers by train are included, as are required transfers by car. The boat ride in the Curonian lagoon is included. Luggage transfers are also included. Airport transfers are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Guide services

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Entrance fees where required

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Additional dinners, beer tastings, or lunches (please contact us for all options and restaurants)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour

How hard is the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be comfortable walking between 1 and 6 hours per day to get the most out of this tour. Some walks involve mild elevation gain. While you don’t need to be a fit hiker for this tour, you should be capable of walking for several hours comfortably.

Do I need a visa to travel to Lithuania or Latvia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour?

8 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included. A welcome drink on arrival is included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Please verify that your insurance covers the included activities on this tour. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Vilnius to start this tour?

You can fly into the Vilnius Airport (VNO) and either take a taxi to your hotel or book a transfer as a supplement.

Is the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour guided?

Yes, you will be led by an experienced guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Lithuania and Latvia Guided Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in Riga, Latvia. You can fly out of the airport in Riga, and you’ll either need to book a transfer as a supplement or arrange your own transportation to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Lithuania or Latvia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Lithuania or Latvia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Lithuania for this tour?

The best time to visit Lithuania and Latvia for this tour is late spring through late summer (June-September) when the weather tends to be warm.

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We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be comfortable walking between 1 and 6 hours per day to get the most out of this tour. Some walks involve mild elevation gain. While you don’t need to be a fit hiker for this tour, you should be capable of walking for several hours comfortably.


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