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The Chain of Baltics

People of the Baltics are rebellious. History tells that instead of a gun, they are more likely to come up with more humanistic ideas. Their unbreakable free will was always a deadly weapon. There is a dozen of examples of non-violent resistance. Lithuania has a unique phenomenon of book smuggling and one of the best examples of peaceful movements for freedom in the world - the Baltic Way.

On 50th anniversary of Molotov-Ribbentrop’s pact 2 million people gathered to hold hands on a highway going from Vilnius to Tallinn to attract the international attention and disengage from the Soviet union.

This tour is as inspiring as this story. It will introduce you to the well-known cultural highlights of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and will also include a few highly important visits to the places, where the real decisions about the region’s future were made. Most of the travel guides are likely to bypass them, but we seek to reveal the real and vulnerable past of these three countries.

Tour Highlights:

  • Three sisters of Baltic Way: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
  • Historical Old Town of Vilnius
  • Sąjūdis Museum and a meeting with one of Independence signatories
  • Visit to Lithuanian parliament
  • A town of Karaite community - Trakai
  • Trakai historical museum at the insular castle
  • Pizza evening with local students
  • Rebellious Hill of Crosses and its’ legends
  • Italian style beautiful Rundale palace
  • “Baltic metropolis” - Riga’s Old Town sightseeing
  • Occupation Museum of Latvia
  • Majestic and flowering Old Town of Tallinn
  • A meeting with a Soviet dissident
  • Tallinn’s TV tower

 

Can you imagine a 600 km long chain of people?
Duration: 
8 days/7nights
Destinations: 
Vilnius, Trakai, Rundale, Riga, Tallinn