We know what you are probably thinking…Where?

Europe’s well-beaten tourist path often overlooks a trio of hidden gems nestled by the Baltic Sea: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. While their names may not roll off the tongue, these captivating countries offer an intoxicating blend of history, natural beauty, and unique charm that’s guaranteed to leave you spellbound.

Why the Baltics you ask?

These three nations – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia – may be small in size, but they’re giants in terms of choral tradition. Singing is woven into the very fabric of their cultures, dating back to ancient rituals and evolving and continuing to thrive through living composers like Estonians Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis, who worked to preserve their musical culture even through the Soviet occupation of the mid twentieth century.

Cities of Charm, Cities of Grandeur:

Tallinn, Estonia, boasts a beautifully preserved Old Town, where Vilnius, Lithuania is filled with Gothic grandeur, and Riga, Latvia, has beautiful Art Nouveau flourishes mingle with medieval charm. Every corner holds a story waiting to be discovered.

A Warm Welcome and Unforgettable Experiences:

The Baltic people are renowned for their hospitality. Immerse yourself in their rich culture, whether it’s feasting on hearty potato pancakes and rye bread, learning traditional folk dances, or attending a captivating song festival. You’ll be welcomed with open arms and genuine smiles, making your journey even more special.

Beyond the Guidebooks: Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures:

The Baltics aren’t just about museums and cathedrals. Delve into hidden gems like the baroque jewel designed Rundale Palace. The Gauja National park, surrounded by hilly river banks and sandy caves. Or witness the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania, a moving pilgrimage site dotted with thousands of crucifixes and crosses, whispering tales of faith and devotion.

More than just a tour, this is a pilgrimage to the heart of choral tradition. It’s a chance to connect with history, nature, and fellow singers from around the world, all while sharing the gift of music. Imagine walking in the footsteps of famous Baltic composers, such as Estonian Rudolf Tobias, Latvian Jāzeps Vītols, and Lithuanian Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, all prolific, conservatory-trained musical pioneers in their own countries.

Travel Tips:

  • Learn a few basic phrases in Lithuanian, Latvian, or Estonian – your effort will be met with warm smiles and appreciation.
  • Pack comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing for exploring diverse landscapes.
  • Be prepared to be enchanted – the Baltics have a way of capturing your heart and soul.

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