Embarking on a journey through Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn offers a wonderful exploration of the Baltic region. In Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical architecture showcase the resilience against historical challenges. Riga, Latvia’s capital, enchants with its well-preserved medieval architecture and the Art Nouveau district. Tallinn, Estonia’s jewel, captivates with its medieval charm, embodied by the well-preserved Old Town and towering spires. Each city, with its unique character and historical significance, invites travelers to immerse themselves in the richness of the Baltics.
Once there, meet your guide and the women who will be joining you for this unforgettable adventure, get to know one another and discuss the exciting days ahead. We are committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your unique way.
Welcome to the Baltics!
Currently considered the largest baroque city north of the Alps, Vilnius proudly holds a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites roster. Since its establishment in 1323, Vilnius has survived numerous attacks. Despite these challenges, architectural marvels in Gothic, baroque, Renaissance, and neo-classical designs endure to this day. In Vilnius, the convergence of history, art, and intellect awaits at every turn.
Embark on a captivating journey through the city, exploring its rich history and architectural splendors. Begin your exploration at the Vilnius Cathedral, a symbol of resilience that has withstood centuries of challenges since the 18th century. Marvel at its ancient crypts, foundations, and jewels.
Next, venture to St. Anne’s Church, the pinnacle of Gothic architecture. With its intricate facade and timeless elegance, it stands as a testament to the city’s enduring artistic spirit.
Conclude your visit at Vilnius University, one of the oldest in Central Europe. The university’s diverse architectural styles provide a visual feast for history enthusiasts and admirers of academic legacy alike.
A trip to Lithuania wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the 14th-century old town of Trakai. Nestled amid picturesque lakes just west of Vilnius, Trakai is considered a Lithuanian gem.
Continue to Riga, Latvia
Riga’s Historic Town Center has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1997 and is recognized as having the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in Europe, and some lovely examples of medieval and Gothic architecture.
Embark on a captivating two-day exploration of Riga, partially on foot, immersing yourself in the city’s well-preserved medieval architecture and vibrant Art Nouveau scene. Start your journey at the University of Latvia, then visit the inspiring Dome Cathedral, the largest operational church in the Baltics, the soaring spire of Gothic St. Peter’s Church, the Great Guild Hall now hosting the Riga Philharmonic, the Three Brothers. Take a tour of where the famous Art Nouveau buildings are grouped, and join 100,000 daily visitors at the Riga’s Central Market.
Experience an exclusive tour of the Riga National Opera House, where Richard Wagner once directed the city’s opera company from 1837 to 1839. Finally, meet acclaimed textile artist Laima Kaugure who brings linen to life by combining traditional artisanal techniques and contemporary fabric resulting in luxurious and unique creations.
Before heading to Tallinn, discover Cēsis, one of Latvia’s oldest towns, its undisputed Castle gem, and charming cobblestone lanes.
Discover the marvelous Tallinn, Estonia
Located not far from St. Petersburg, Tallinn has been a trading and strategic center for hundreds of years. Its Old Town is the best-preserved medieval town center in Eastern Europe, despite various invasions. Its winding cobbled streets, red roofs, and remaining turreted fortress wall are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Embark on a delightful two-day exploration of Tallinn by foot, commencing with Toompea, the limestone hill at the heart of the city. Marvel at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an exquisite example of Russian Revival style completed in 1900, and visit the Dome Church, Estonia’s oldest church reconstructed in the 17th century following a fire. Day two unfolds with a visit to the Seaplane Harbor, the largest maritime museum in the Baltics. Taste local fruit liquors at the Telliskivi Creative Hub, a 19th-century industrial complex transformed into a dynamic space for workshops, exhibitions, galleries, and restaurants. Not to be missed is the vibrant Telliskivi Creative City, a lively shopping, culture, and entertainment space.
- Explore the vibrant capitals of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, each offering a unique cultural experience and rich history.
- Discover Vilnius and its numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. Immerse yourself in the city's creative atmosphere. Visit Riga's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its well-preserved medieval and art nouveau architecture.
- Explore Tallinn and its Old Town, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and cobblestone streets.
- Enjoy the traditional flavors and modern culinary innovations of the Baltics.
What You'll See and Do
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- UNESCO Site
- Women-To-Women Exchanges