I went to the Baltic States with Anas from StudentTrips and had such a great time there! First of all it’s quite affordable for students (all trips are cheaper than the ESN trips) and second the quality is really good. I’m always very distrustful when I hear about sleeping in a hostel, but the hostels we slept in were tidy and clean and the staff was really friendly. Breakfast was rich and nicely served and even for me, being gluten-intolerant, there was always bread and cornflakes because Anas bought it for me! During the days we could chose among different activites but also had enough spare time. In every city we had an experienced tour guide who showed us around the city and told us about the history of the city and its buildings. The extra activities are cheap as well, so that you can easily participate in all of them if you want to. In every city they offer a pub crawl for 10€ including a discount on special drinks or 1 free cider or 1 shots in each pub. If you want to know the city by night (and don’t need much sleep) you should join! I can also recommend the abandoned prison tour in Tallinn which is really spooky and creepy. You really feel like you travelled back in time there…back into the Sowjet Union. The thing I liked the most was the shooting range in Vilnius. Even though I’m a girl, I really wanted to find out how it feels to shoot with a gun. You will never forget that feeling! They offer you to shoot 5 shots each with 4 different guns (shotgun, AK47, normal gun and the last I forgot). In the end you can keep the shooting poster as a souvenir.
All in all I’m really satisfied and highly recommend to travel with StudentTrips 🙂 Thank you Anas for being such a good and humorous group leader!