Bus tours to the Baltics
The most budgetary option that will allow you to visit the Baltic countries in a civilized manner is a bus tour. Bus tours to the Baltics will not only save your money significantly, but also help you see the best sights of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in one trip. The advantage of a bus tour to these countries is that you can have a lot of experiences in just a few days, without giving up a huge amount of money. The Baltic countries are quite small, so sightseeing tours are very rich and interesting. Most tour operators offer to visit the capitals of each of these countries and visit some small towns.
Baltics - a valley of impressions
We can say that the Baltic countries give tourists very conflicting feelings. On the one hand, these countries are members of the European Union, but many residents understand Russian and even speak it fluently. Arriving in Latvia or Estonia, you can feel at home. Of course, the infrastructure of these countries is very different from ours, but the mentality and good nature of the people will make you forget that you are a guest. Folk traditions are protected here like the apple of an eye, and the rhythm of life is quite measured, as in all small European countries. Surprisingly, even the capitals of these states are not particularly chaotic..
The most popular sights that tourists seek to visit in the Baltic countries are such monuments of architecture and culture:
- Toompea Fortress in Tallinn (Estonia).
- Bauska Castle (Latvia).
- Birštonas Sacral Museum (Lithuania).
- Villa of Khaim Frenkel (Lithuania).
- Rakvere castle (Estonia).
- Lahemaa National Park (Estonia) and many others.
The attitude towards tourists is very friendly here, and Russian-speaking people will always have someone to exchange a few words with. A traveler can always count on help, even if he is not able to pay for it..
«Most» in the Baltic countries
The most «European» Estonia is considered the state of the three, and some tour operators place a special emphasis on this, devoting most of the trip to it. However, bus tours to the Baltic countries are very different, so you can always choose such excursions that will satisfy you personally..
The largest Baltic capital is Riga, and it also has an interesting and varied architecture. During the bus tour, you can enjoy the measured life of this city, get acquainted with its cultural characteristics, as well as visit some of the museums. You will learn the history of the city, meet interesting people and be sure to decide to come here again somehow.
The most Catholic among the Baltic countries will be Lithuania. Here you can see many churches, monasteries, shrines, and not only from the bus window, but you can also go inside, inspect the treasures that the ancient walls keep, pray in front of the icon of the Ostrobramsk Mother of God, which is revered by both Orthodox and Catholics.