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The Best Places in Lithuania
The Best Places in Lithuania
Vilnius - Kaunas - Siauliai - Klaipeda - Vilnius
The advantages of the trip:
- The best places in Lithuania;
- A detailed tour itinerary;
- A comprehensive introduction to Lithuania: natural contrasts, cultural factors, political and historical twists;
- The Old Town, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list;
- The most beautiful place what Lithuania have: Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas, Siauliai, Klaipeda, Neringa, Nida;
- Spit as a unique cultural landscape of exceptional value territory included in the UNESCO World Heritage site;
- Qualified local guides.
Day 1. Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour with a qualified guide in the Old Town, where you will take a walk in cobblestone streets, on vibrant yet romantic spirit of the past. By the way, in 1994 Old Town was included in UNESCO World Heritage List. You will visit Vilnius Cathedral and the Cathedral Square, the Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Vilnius University, Amber Museum-Gallery, and the Gates of Dawn.
In the evening, dinner will be waiting for you in the traditional Lithuanian restaurant or lovely dinner at TV tower restaurant which is located 165 meters height (for an additional fee, ordered in advance). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2. Vilnius - Trakai - Kernave
Breakfast. During this day, you will get to visit two former capitals of Lithuania. First you will visit Trakai town - it's one of the most prominent tourist destinations. The legendary Lithuanian royal residences, impressive blue lakes, scenic coastline, castles are all preserved here in Trakai. You will continue sightseeing Trakai Island Castle*. It’s an impressive island of Lake Galve which is the symbol of the city Trakai. It is the only castle in Eastern Europe, built on the island, and one of the most visited architectural sites in Lithuania. There is Palace on the island, where Trakai History Museum is located. After lunch, you will go to Kernave. Historians believe that was the place (Sensibility Valley) where Lithuanian History began. During XIII-XIV centuries, Kernave was one of Lithuania's most important economic, political and defense centers of the country. The Old City of Kernave and the old church were announced as Kernave State Cultural Reserve in 2004. This area is included in the World Heritage site center. Return to Vilnius. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3. Vilnius - Kaunas
Breakfast. After breakfast exploring the city will start from Kaunas Castle. This is one of the most visited places in Kaunas - the impressive remains of the castle. The architectural point of view, Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest stone castle in Lithuania. In 1361m. Kaunas castle was mentioned in written sources for the first time. Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas region tourism information center. The castle often hosts various cultural events and festivals. St. Jurgis Church and Bernardine Monastery is one of the oldest remaining building in Kaunas. The interior remained significant Renaissance and Gothic elements. Seminary. Its history began after 1863 rebellion. Motiejus Valančiaus, Antanas Baranauskas, Maironis, Vaižgantas worked in Kaunas. Kaunas Town Hall Square. This is one of the most beautiful and most famous buildings in Kaunas Old Town. House of Thunder. It is the oldest residential building in Kaunas. This house was built in XV century. It was thought that the building was formerly a temple dedicated to the God Thunderer. Currently, the House of Thunder runs Jesuit High School Library. Vytautas the Great Church is located in a very beautiful place - on the right bank of the Nemunas river. It is believed that in 1400 Vytautas the Great built a wooden church first. This church was ruined many times by fires, military, and even the Nemunas river during spring time. Vilnius street. The most beautiful street of the Old Town combines the old and the new town. Now it’s Peace alley where you will see XVI century buildings, unique phone booths. It is located near the historical and Lithuanian Presidency. Liberty Avenue. This is the central street of the town. There are many city agencies, lots of greeneries, historical buildings, art monuments, shops, souvenir shops, cafes and bars in this street. Vytautas the Great War Museum Garden. Before Independence, there has been a place of trade. During the interwar period, it had a number of garden sculptures for various Lithuanian heroes.
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we offer visit Nacional M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum*. It is the oldest and largest art museum in Lithuania. It contains more than 300 thousand Exhibits. Devils' Museum*. over 60 years artist Žmuidzinavičius had accumulated by far the most numerous collection of devils. Devil and the imp here - perhaps 3,000 thousand. And they're still being replenished. The Ninth Fort*. It's the eve of the First World War to build defensive fortifications during the interwar period turned into a prison. During the Nazi occupation, a lot of people have been killed in the fort. At the present fort was established Museum, where you can walk through the fort dungeons, tunnels, and visit the cells. Pažaislio church and monastery*. Pažaislis - one of the most visited and loved places in Kaunas. This ensemble is the most famous baroque of Lithuania. The ensemble consists of a church with four chapels. The buildings can be seen approximately 140 surviving frescoes, many paintings, and other art treasures. This temple is famous for annually held here Pažaislio music festival. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4. Kaunas - Siauliai - Klaipeda
Breakfast. After breakfast, you will go near the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai - a unique sacred place, consisting of a mound, and the hills near his decorated crosses. This is one of the most interesting sights Lithuania, in which all of Lithuania and the world goes pilgrims, pilgrims leave their rosaries cross builds. Later you will go Lithuanian port city - Klaipeda. The old town of Klaipeda is one of the most beautiful in our country. Theatre Square. This is the heart of the city of Klaipeda. It is the most favorite gathering place of Klaipeda citizens and their guests. A variety of concerts, International Jazz Festival, the famous sea festival take place in Theatre Square. Harbour Castle. This is the only place in the port city, which may allow the mooring boats. Old City. It has a unique building architecture (a legacy of German). Streets of the Old Town is dominated by the Germans Fachwerk characteristic style.
For an extra bonus we can offer visit the Clock Museum*, which was established in 1984. It hosts one of Europe's largest collections of watches. It exhibits sun, water, fire, sand, mechanical watches. In the museum you can see the Baroque, Renaissance, Rococo, Classicism and modern style watches. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5. Klaipeda - Neringa - Nida
Breakfast. After breakfast the journey will start from Smiltyne - ferry sailed into one of the most beautiful Lithuanian places between two waters, tourists named it “the corner of the world”.
A short stop in Juodkrante. This is one of the most beautiful areas in it all year round. Nida is one of the oldest settlements of the Kursiu Nerija, known since 1429. Now tourists in Nida are fascinated by the tranquility, the unique nature and spectacular fishing lodges and stylish villas and their architecture.
Attend Witch Mountain which is on one of the most beautiful sand dunes located in Juodkrantė. It’s an old wooden sculpture exhibition. Currently, there are about 80 oak sculptures which formed a huge impressive ensemble (witches, demons, dragons, and other fairy characters).
Nida. Nida village was known from the 1676. At that time, a current Nida area, which is considered an exclusive fishing museum under the sky is the oldest and best known of the Kursiu Nerija area, famous for the impressive Great Dune, where famous German writer Thomas Mann was spending his summers. Nida can admired for its stylish architecture of the lodges, their bright décor, carvings and ancient fishing boats. Nida had preserved the old cemetery with distinctive headstones.
Parnidzio dune. This semi-shifting dune is one of the most unique and popular Kursiu Nerija’s objects. Its height is 52 meters, although previously it was 17meters higher. There is also observation deck overlooking fabulous views on top of the dune.
Thomas Mann Memorial Museum*. The famous writer was fascinated by the lagoon and the fishing village beauty in 1930. He built a vacation home. Since 1995 summer house is a museum and cultural center where concerts, poetry meetings are held. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6. Klaipeda - Palanga
Breakfast. After breakfast explore one of the most beautiful seaside resorts will starting from the Amber Museum*, which was founded in 1963. It's been Tiskevičiai Manor house. It has more than 29 000 exhibits. Amber Museum has one of Europe's largest collection of inclusions. There is the largest protected Ginara block - Solar Stone - weighing 3.5kg ~. Expert claim it to be worth approximately 1.5 million litas.
Botanical Park is one of the most beautiful and richest estate parks surrounding the Amber Museum and Birute’s Forest area. This is one of the most visited places of Palanga, in which vacationers stop by here to enjoy seasonal flowers and springing fountains. The park is rich with sculptures.
Birute’s hill. This is the highest dune on the beach in Palanga. The Bridge of Palanga andJ.Basanavičius Street. The street is almost 500 meters long and it ends at the shore of the Baltic sea where you can see the The Palanga Bridge. The Street is as a symbol of Palanga, constantly cleaned, restored and very treasured. There are many souvenir shops, cafes, bars, night clubs, recreational areas on Basanavicius street. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7. Klaipeda - Vilnius
Breakfast. After breakfast departure to Vilnius. End of the journey.
PLEASE NOTE: we can arrange the best price for your individual request. Flexible prices depend on number of tourists. Please make your request!
- Traveling on a comfortable bus / minibus / car with an AC.
- 6 nights/ 3 * hotel accommodation with breakfast (at the early departure may be the breakfast package).
- Excursion - entertainment program (in description).
- Ferry tickets (Klaipeda- Curonian Spit - Klaipeda).
- Local guides.
- Entrance / environmental taxes for Kursiu Nerija.
- The travel paperwork documentation.
- Free WiFi on your trip.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- International flight tickets ( but we will help you buy inexpensive flight tickets).
- (*) - tour at paid attractions: tourists pay about 35 euros all in (*) selected objects.
- Day tour in Klaipeda.
- Meals: Lunch, dinner.
- Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses, gratuities to local guides and drivers, beverages, and other expenses not mentioned.
- P. S. you will have to pay extra for permission to take pictures and videos of certain objects.
DURING THE TRIP, IN ADDITION WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- Special tours in the city;
- Concerts in Vilnius;
- tasting events of Beer and other Lithuanian drinks;
- spa packages;
- Air Balloon Flight **;
- Airplane flight (guided tour) **
- and many other attractions.
- ** Depending on the season and weather conditions.
- The trip program can be adjusted (price adjusted after inquiry).
- Anyone wishing to book 4* or 5 * hotels during the trip (price adjusted after inquiry).
Tour: The Best Places in Lithuania