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Poland & the Baltics Adventure: Warsaw to Tallinn

12 days
12 days
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Immerse yourself in history one river float, cider tasting, and Zeppelin hangar visit at a time.

In the Baltics, time travel is (almost) a real thing. The region’s present-day scene is as fascinating as its past, thanks to its rebirth at the end of Communist rule. Whether you’re strolling through UNESCO-listed centers in every capital or bar-hopping to taste 18th-century liquors, this small group Adventure Tour is full of moments that’ll make you say “wow.”

Your tour package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 cider tasting
  • 3 tastings
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Included highlights

  • Warsaw Rising Museum
  • Masurian Lake District
  • Krutynia River float
  • Old Town Vilnius
  • Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Warsaw today.

Warsaw2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Warsaw
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Poland! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Warsaw
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

On a guided tour, get to know Warsaw, a city all but destroyed during World War II and painstakingly rebuilt since 1944.

  • See the Chopin Monument at Lazienki Park
  • View the Palace of Culture and Science, the tallest building in Poland commissioned by Stalin
  • Visit the Jewish Ghetto and the Jewish Memorial
  • Enter the Warsaw Rising museum to learn about the city’s history
  • Walk through the Old Town and pop into a local bakery for a paczki tasting

Enjoy a free afternoon in Warsaw or add an excursion.

Warsaw Cooking Class & Dinner

From $119 per person

Masurian Lake District1 night
Day 4: Masurian Lake District via Mikołajki & Krutynia River float
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the UNESCO-recognized biosphere of the Masurian Lake District. Stop in Mikolajki, a resort town on Lake Sniardwy, to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, embark on a leisurely scenic river float down the Krutynia River with a local guide. They’ll help you spot everything from rare orchids to lynx.

Sit down for an included dinner with your group this evening.

Vilnius2 nights
Day 5: Vilnius via Wolf's Lair
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave Poland behind as you travel to Vilnius, Lithuania. En route, stop to enter the infamous Wolf's Lair, which served as Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters during World War II.

In Vilnius, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Day 6: Walking tour of Vilnius
Included meal: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital.

  • Discover the Baroque, UNESCO-listed Old Town on a walking tour with a local guide
  • See Gediminas Castle, Vilnius Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church, and Vilnius University
  • Hear about life during the time of the Soviet Union and how nonviolent protests paved the way to independence
  • Enter the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, the former KGB headquarters, for a guided tour

Enjoy a free afternoon in Vilnius or add an excursion.

Trakai Castle & Kybin Pastry Tasting

From $95 per person

Riga3 nights
Day 7: Riga via the Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Travel to Riga, Latvia, stopping en route to visit the Hill of Crosses, a Lithuanian pilgrimage site. You’ll also stop for a guided tour of Rundale Palace and its gardens. The site is distinguished as the largest Baroque castle in the Baltics and is the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland.

In Riga, sit down to an included dinner with your group.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Riga
Included meal: Breakfast

Get an insider’s perspective of Riga, the center of Latvian politics and culture, with a local guide leading the way.

  • Explore the city’s striking, UNESCO-recognized Art Nouveau district
  • View the Latvian Freedom Monument and the Latvian National Opera
  • Enter Central Market, housed inside an old Zeppelin hanger, and learn about local favorites and specialties
  • See the Gothic House of the Blackheads in Vecriga, Riga’s Old Town
  • Enter St. Peter’s Church, which dates back to the 13th century, before continuing on to Riga Castle
  • Drop into a local bar for a tasting of Riga Black Balsam liquor, an herbal liquor first created in 1752

Enjoy a free afternoon in Riga or add an excursion.

Kemeri National Park Scenic Walk

From $59 per person

Day 9: Free day in Riga
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Riga on your own or add an excursion.

Latvian Countryside: Castles, Valleys & Villages

From $135 per person

Tallinn2 nights
Day 10: Tallinn via Pärnu County
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

En route to Tallinn, stop in Pärnu County and visit a cider distillery where you’ll tour the orchard, learn about the production process, and enjoy a tasting of five hard ciders.

Enjoy a free evening in Tallinn or add an excursion.

Tallinn New Nordic Dinner

From $115 per person

Day 11: Walking tour of Tallinn
Included meals: Breakfast, Beer tasting, Farewell dinner

Uncover the charms of Tallinn on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Travel through the ancient stone gates of the Old Town
  • See Town Hall Square and Toompea Castle, home of the Estonian Parliament
  • Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, once controversial for it’s location, now revered as the grandest orthodox church in Tallinn
  • Walk through the Balti Jaama Turg Market, home to over 300 vendors across three floors
  • Enjoy a tasting of an Estonian microbrew

Then, join your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Four interesting countries
    5/27/23 by 16th-time traveler Sidney

    My brother and I had planned this trip earlier, but it was canceled due to Covid. We were so glad it went off well this time. Our excellent tour director, Pawel, provided us all with not only an interesting but educational experience. Getting to add four countries to our list we have visited was re...

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    Poland & The Baltics
    5/27/23 by 6th-time traveler Douglas

    Overall, a fine tour. The 4 hotels were excellent choices. One of the points that keeps me traveling with Go Ahead is the policy of maintaining a good price point by avoiding iconic and luxury hotels (which are not needed when so little time is spent at the hotels) in favor of more moderately-priced...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/21/23

    Thank you for your review and suggestions! We hope...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Mercure Warszawa Grand
    Mercure Warszawa Grand

    This contemporary hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy two on-site restaurants, a gym, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Fryderyk C...

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    Mercure Mrągowo Resort & Spa
    Mercure Mrągowo Resort & Spa

    This picturesque hotel is located on the Czos Lake in Masuria. Guests enjoy the Spa & Wellness zone, various sports facilities and private beach area....

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    Crowne Plaza Vilnius
    Crowne Plaza Vilnius

    This contemporary hotel is located in Naujamiestis. Guests enjoy a wellness center, outdoor pool, and public Wi-Fi. Nearby, you'll find Vingis Park, O...

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    Mercure Riga Centre Hotel
    Mercure Riga Centre Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in the historic heart of Riga. Guests enjoy a fitness center, restaurant and bar, as well as free Wi-Fi. Nearby, yo...

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    Sokos Hotel Viru
    Sokos Hotel Viru

    This artsy hotel is located in the Kesklinn neighborhood. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a sauna, and a gym. Nearby, you’ll find Hellemann Tower and Town Wal...

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    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik
    Center Hotels Midgardur Reykjavik

    This modern hotel is located in the Hlemmur neighborhood. Guests enjoy a spa, bar, and restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the Sun Voyager sculpture, Hallg...

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    Passport, visa & entry requirements
    • This tour visits Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
    • In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
    • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
    • Beginning in 2024, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to enter many European countries.
    • Passport holders from over 60 visa-exempt countries (including the U.S. and Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2024, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Go Ahead travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure. For more details, please visit our Help Center.
    • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code WBL.
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    Tour pacing & mobility
    • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills and stairs.
    • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
    • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
    • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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    Transportation & arrival information
    • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Warsaw and depart from Tallinn. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
    • All included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
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    Baggage allowance
    • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
    • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
    • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
    • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
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    Clothing & packing tips
    • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
    • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
    • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
    • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
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    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to and searching the code WBL.
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    • When in Poland, fill up on favorites like kielbasa and pierogi. Don't miss out on trying the bagels—they were born here.
    • When in Lithuania, be sure to try to some brightly-colored borscht, lingonberry-filled saltnosiukai dumplings, and kibinai, a savory puff-pastry dish of onions and mutton.
    • Latvian staples include sausages, soups, and a variety of smoked foods like herring, eel, and flounder. The country’s cuisine is quite heavy, relying on cabbage, eggs, pork, and potatoes, with little seasoning or spice.
    • In Estonia, meat and potatoes anchor most meals, but smoked trout and blood sausages are considered specialties. Local liqueurs are quite popular and strong, particularly the sweet Vana Tallinn.
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    Electricity & air conditioning
    • All destinations operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
    • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
    • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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    • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
    • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
    • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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    Time zones
    • Poland is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
    • Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are two hours ahead of GMT.
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    • You will use the Polish złoty in Poland and the euro in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
    • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
    • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
    • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
    • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
    • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $8USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
    • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
    • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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    Purchasing excursions on tour
    • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour.
    • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
    • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
    • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
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