Riga and Tallinn, two hidden gems to be discovered in the Christmas season. To those in the know, Estonia and Latvia hold two of the best Christmas markets in Europe! Held in each city's UNESCO world heritage site, we will sip warm mulled wine as the warm lights from wooden stalls illuminate the streets. We will even visit the first known public Christmas tree marker in Riga outside the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads. To make this trip even better, master knitter and Craftsy instructor Lorilee Beltman, will be coming along as our special guest. She will also help turn your trip into a physical memory by teaching two knitting workshops where you will work on a one-of-a-kind project reflecting the knitting traditions of Latvia and Estonia! We are only taking 28 people on this tour so be sure to call the Craftours office to reserve your spot quickly!


  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Riga, Latvia. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel Latvia and Estonia for full package guests.
  • First-class hotel accommodations Riga, Parnu, and Tallinn. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Leisurely walking tour of Old Town Tallinn, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Shopping opportunities at the Christmas markets in Riga and Tallinn.
  • Craftsy instructor, Lorilee Beltman, as our special guest.
  • Two hands-on workshops with Lorilee, creating a one-of-a-kind knitting project.
  • Explore the Telliskivi Creative City, a former Soviet complex turned artistic wonderland.
  • Admission to the Estonian Folk-Art Museum including their textiles exhibit.
  • Opportunities for sightseeing and shopping on your own.
  • Learn to make Estonian lace at the Maarja Magdaleena Guild in Parnu.
  • Sit and knit” relaxing time some of the evenings with Lorilee.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Optional Estonian cooking class with a local professional chef.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
  • A delicious welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • Panoramic city tour of Riga with a local professional guide.
  • Wool and yarn shop-hop through the city of Riga.
  • A special tour of the Kabala Wool Mill in the Estonian countryside.
  • Photo opportunity at the oldest public Christmas tree marker (circa 1510).
  • Leisurely walking tour of Parnu with a local professional guide.
  • A professional Craftours escort throughout your entire journey.
  • Soap making workshop with a local artisan in old town Tallinn.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.
Total cost of this Knitting Experience is:
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.


Estonian Cooking Class
We will learn about the cultural, food, and wine traditions of this amazing destination while making a 5-course meal with recipes handed down through the generations. We will have a wine pairing with each course as well as a professional sommelier to describe the pairing selections. In the immediate vicinity of the port, in the cozy atmosphere of the city center, you have the opportunity to prepare gourmet food with top Estonian chefs (yes, just like all these fierce kitchen battles on TV), get new exciting cooking tips and enjoy a magically delicious multi-course dinner!

Sample menu
  • Crispy herring butterflies in potato dough with freshly pickled cucumber and fish berry sauce
  • Lamb curry with juniper sauce in juniper bread crust
  • Place fillet with sauerkraut pesto and roasted tomatoes
  • Kukeseene orsotto
  • Apple-pear salad
  • Flambéed fruits in Old Tallinn with rhubarb-Sabayon sauce and fresh berries
Cost of this optional tour is $179.97 per person.

Full Package Price:
$4,982.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price:
$4,332.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 0808 134 9500 - UK, 18 0010 6424 - Australia, or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.