EXPLORING BALTIC STATES AND MUST SEE PLACES ON A BALTIC TOUR

INTRODUCTION

Also known as the Baltic countries or Baltics these are the three countries in the northern Europe and Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. They are Estonia Latvia and Lithuania and despite having been independent for over twenty five years and are a must see places though they are often disregarded as a traveling destination but to the contrary exploring Baltic State there are a hot bed of sites to visit. They offer beautifully secured historic sites that are well preserved. A trip in the Baltic state cannot be complete without visiting and exploring various sites including all available while exploring Baltic States:

THE NATURAL ISLANDS

Visiting Estonia will guarantee you to see quite a substantial number of islands. There are 2,222 islands din Estonia where many of them are small and un- inhabited offering sites for excursions. A must see place among all this islands is the Saaremaa the largest island in Estonia. Among the things on a Baltic Tour is the adjoining Island Muhu that is not only easily accessible and offers colorful array of colors and setting. It also offers beautiful beaches, is a good location for nature sports. For those interested in culture the Kinhu Island also known as the “women’s” island usually still preserved due to the remoteness. For nature lovers the Tallinn coast offers the Prangli an island with rustic accommodation for camping and nature lovers.

10000 CROSSES

During the 1831 uprising against the Russian government soldiers and their families left crosses at the battle site North of Lithuanian city of Siauliai and this became a tradition. This site became known as Hill of crosses. This is a breath taking site where one can get to relieve the History of the region and one of the activities to relive in a Baltic Tour.

VILNIUS

This is the capital of Lithuania and offers a major attraction and activities to try out on a Baltic tour due to providence of hot air ballooning as it is allowed within the city. Partaking in hot air balloon allows you to enjoy the scenery over the Vilnius which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the vast city. This will make your Baltic trip a success.

RIGA ART NOUVEAU MUSEUM

During the 19th and 20th centuries Riga the capital city of Latvia enjoyed prosperity and are primed for the Art Nouveau architecture with the city prospering and blooming with unique eclectic buildings. As a must see one has to visit the home of the prolific architect existing in that period Mikhail Eisenstein, whose family resided in Alberta Iela that illustrates some of the best architectural style in the city which also houses the famed museum.

KGB CORNER HOUSE

A Baltic trip cannot be complete without a visit to this site. The enlightening museum that is dedicated to the history in the Soviet era enjoined in the museum where travelers get a chance to see the cells and interrogation rooms that the KGB used. They are a must visit site since they provide the chilling effects especially in the Tallin version of the Museum of Genocide Victims. Visitors can climb on the top floor of the Viru Hotel to get a good view of the command center used by KGB officers to spy on the hotel guests.

RUNDALE PALACE

Rundale palace

Designed and commissioned by famed mansion architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli the palace is a must visit as it was built over several decades and at the site an earlier castle. Later used by military and school the massive 54 room is a major visiting site.

FESTIVALS

People from Baltic are famed for their love for music and there are a big number of annual festivals taking place throughout the region and are open for the visitors. A must visit concert is the Loftas Fest part of the Vilnius City Fiesta that changes the industrial and massive complex into a full weekend long music festival and arts. This event takes place in September and another one in July in the seaside city of Salacgrīva. If in Estonia a hub for singing revolution there is a festival in every spring offering a wide array of acts