From the medieval architecture to the beautiful natural landscapes, the Baltic countries are reminiscent of living in a fairy tale. The Baltic countries are often forgotten by many European travellers, but if you are looking for a journey off the beaten path, the Baltic countries are an excellent option.
The countries comprising the Baltics may speak different languages and hold different cultural values, but they share a common musical history. These countries have rich choral roots, and continue to produce a number of significant choral composers (including Arvo Pärt) to this day. In fact, Estonia has been nicknamed the "singing nation" due to their cultural celebrations of song and dance.
Come discover the history and beauty of the Baltics with this 9-day tour that includes stops in Latvia and Estonia.Full Itinerary
Experience the best of the Baltics with this 9-day tour that includes stops in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland!Full Itinerary
The Baltics offer a wide variety of unique cities to visit, from the beautiful Riga, Latvia to the magical town of Tallinn, Estonia! Pair it with a trip to Finland for an extra adventure.
Fall in love with Estonia's capital city, located in the northern part of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is home to one-third of the country's population. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states, boasts a culture that is rich in music and theatre, and is recognized for having the largest collection of Art Noveau buildings in the world.
Although it is not techically part of the Baltic states, many ensembles enjoy visiting the beautiful Finnish capital as part of their performance tour.
Church of the Rock, Riga Cathedral, and Great Guild Hall are only three of many impressive venues the Baltic states have to offer for your next performance tour!
Riga Cathedral, the centerpiece of Latvia’s capital city, was built in the early 13th century in the Romanesque style. It is the largest place of worship in the Baltics, with walls two meters thick. Riga Cathedral also has one of the biggest organs in Europe (6,718 pipes!). It was such a marvel in its day that Franz Liszt composed a piece of music in its honor.
The Temppeliaukion Church, also known as the Rock Church or Church of the Rock, is one of Helsinki’s most popular sites. Built directly into the natural granite rock, this church and concert venue has excellent acoustics and is one of the most unique structures in all of Finland.
The Great Guild Hall, one of the oldest and buildings in Riga, is located in the center of the Old Town of Riga. The history of the building dates back to the 14th century, when the Guild of German merchants held its meetings here. The building is not only a historical monument, but also the home of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) and a lively meeting place for lovers of classical music.
This modern building, internationally recognized for its architecture, was completed in 2016. The vision of the architects was to re-use a former military base, a physically present 'ruin' of a painful history, giving it a new meaning that inspires hope. The National Museum becomes a continuation of the airfield – its roof lifting and expanding towards 'infinite space'.
This neoclassical imposing building is a symbol of Estonia’s political and cultural power. Traditionally, the most festive events are held here, including receptions of Estonian Presidents and New Years Eve celebrations. No other hall in Estonia can compete with Estonia Concert Hall in combining history with flexibility and beauty with adaptability. The Hall promotes its own Concert Season of prestigious visiting artists as well as being home to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.