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Baltic States Cultural Tour 2011 - Presentation

  1. 1. Baltic StatesCultural Tour 2011 June 4-17, 2011 Vertical Horizons Travel www.verticalhorizonstravel.com
  2. 2. Discussion Topics• Information about the Baltic States• Tour Overview• In-Bound Tour Company -- Baltic Saitas• What’s included / Tour Price / Important Dates• Questions
  3. 3. Baltic States
  4. 4. Countries and their Capitals Estonia (Tallinn) Latvia zxasxac (Riga) Lithuania (Vilnius)
  5. 5. General Information Country Estonia Latvia Lithuania Area 17,000 mi2 25,000 mi2 25,000 mi2 Population 1.3 million 2.2 million 3.3 million Gross $25 $32 $53 National billion billion billion Product
  6. 6. Government, Currency,Language and Religion Country Estonia Latvia Lithuania Form of Parliamentary Parliamentary Parliamentary Government Democracy Democracy Democracy $1.00 U.S. $1.00 U.S. $1.00 U.S. Currency = = = 0.75 Euro 0.50 Latvian 2.50 Litas Estonian Latvian Lithuanian Language Russian Russian Russian German German -- English English English Lutheran, Lutheran, Catholic, Religion Catholic, Catholic, Orthodox, Orthodox Orthodox Lutheran
  7. 7. Brief Recent History• 18th century – Russian Empire gained control• 1920 Baltic States became independent countries• 1940 Red Army occupied Baltic States• 1941 Nazi Germany occupied Baltic States• 1944 Red Army reoccupied Baltic States• 1980’s Anti-Soviet demonstrations (Singing Revolution)• 1989 “Baltic Way” demonstration• 1991 The former Soviet Union recognized the Baltic States as being independent
  8. 8. Major Destinations•Vilnius (Lithuania)•Sigulda (Latvia)•Tallinn (Estonia)•Riga (Latvia)•Nida (Lithuania)•Vilnius (Lithuania)
  9. 9. Vilnius (Lithuania)Capital of Lithuania
  10. 10. Vilnius
  11. 11. Afternoon trip from VilniusTrakai (Lithuania)
  12. 12. Trakai Castle
  13. 13. Sigulda (Latvia)
  14. 14. Kryziu Kalnas (Lith) On the Way to Segulda
  15. 15. Rundale PalaceOn the Way to Segulda
  16. 16. Sigulda (Latvia)
  17. 17. SiguldaCastle at Sigulda Turaida Castle
  18. 18. Tallinn (Estonia)
  19. 19. Tartu (Estonia)On the way to Tallinn
  20. 20. Tallin (Estonia)
  21. 21. Tallinn Old Town street Entrance to Old Town
  22. 22. Tallin “Fairy Tale” town
  23. 23. Riga (Latvia)
  24. 24. ParnuOn the way to Riga
  25. 25. Riga, Latvia“The Pearl of The Baltic”
  26. 26. Nida
  27. 27. Klaipeda (Lithuania) On the way to Nida
  28. 28. NidaOn the Curonian Spit
  29. 29. The Curonian SpitA peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea
  30. 30. Vilnius (Lithuania) Back again!
  31. 31. Other Information• Passports are required (no Visa needed)• Time difference is 10 hours ahead of California• Average temperature in June is 61 degrees• Average rainfall in June is 3 inches• Need electrical converter/adaptors for Northern Europe• Optional side trip information to be sent out in April• Consider a travel insurance policy!
  32. 32. Baltic SaitasIn-Bound Tour Company • Located in Kaunas, Lithuania • Founded in 1992 • One of the biggest tour operators in Lithuania • Cater to over 20,000 tourists a year • Pride themselves on high quality service • Specialize in tours to the Baltic States • Worked with Vertical Horizons Travel to develop a group tour to our specifications
  33. 33. Tour Includes• 13 nights in 3-4 star hotels with private bath• Certified English-speaking tour guide• In-country transportation• Selected site entrance fees• 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners• Airport-to-hotel transfersTravel insurance not included but recommendedOptional side-trips will be offered (details in April)
  34. 34. Price and DatesPrice$ 1,771 per person Price assumes --• Minimum of 15 tour participants• Exchange rate is $1.31 U.S per 1.00 Euro• Cash purchase (add 3% for credit card)• Double occupancy (add $456 for private room)• Does not include airfare or travel insurancePayment due dates$ 500.00 Deposit due now with tour Application$1,271.00 Due 4/19/2011 (add $456 for private room)Optional side excursions to be paid for prior to departure(details to follow in early April)
  35. 35. Questions??

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