Uncover the cultural riches and historical intrigues of four fascinating countries on a journey across northern Poland and the Baltic states. Beginning the adventure in Poland's premier seaside hub of Gdansk, learn of the city's former shipbuilding industry and military significance during a boat ride out through Westerplatte and into the Gulf of Danzig. See where Pope John Paul II took time out among the lakes and forests of Wigry National Park and visit a major military headquarters used during fighting for the Eastern Front. Crossing into Lithuania, spend an afternoon exploring Vilnius' old town (and kooky breakaway republic), then finish things up becoming acquainted with the lively and picturesque capitals of Latvia and Estonia, Riga and Tallinn. Encompassing both historical attractions and outings for the active, a bit of Europe both old and new, this is the trip for travellers wanting to check out a side of Europe often overlooked.
Explore Gdańsk's old port and shipbuilding yards during a boat cruise on the Baltic
Tour the remnants of Wolf’s Lair, an important military headquarters during the battle for the Eastern Front
Stalk along the ramparts of Malbork Castle; at one time in history the world's largest brick castle
Unearth historical Vilnius on a guided tour of its cathedrals, churches and city square
Sample local delicacies in Riga, a city that rewards those who know its secrets
Enjoy a farmstay and home-cooked meal on Estonia's largest island, Saaremaa
With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's Old Town is a rewarding place to explore on foot