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Lithuania and Four Capitals
Lithuania and Four Capitals
Vilnius - Trakai - Kernave - Kaunas - Vilnius
Everyone knows that today Vilnius - Lithuanian capital and the largest city in the country. Few know that Kernavė was the first capital of Lithuania. Kernavė archeological place in 2004 year included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You didn't find any Lithuanian, who would not have heard about Trakai. Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania between World War I and World War II when Vilnius was occupied and temporarily outside frontiers of Lithuania.
1 Day. Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon walking town tour of Vilnius, together with a professional guide. 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.
2 Day. Trakai - Kernavė
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. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kaunas city.
Day 3. 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.
After 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. Vilnius
Breakfast. After breakfast departure to the airport. 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.
- 2 nights in Vilnius/ 3-4 * hotel accommodation with breakfast (at the early departure may be the breakfast package).
- 1 nights in Kaunas/ 3-4 * hotel accommodation with breakfast (at the early departure may be the breakfast package).
- Entrances to Gediminas castle including funicular, Vilnius University campus, Trakai castle, Kernave archeological museum, Ciurlionis art gallery and Pazaislis monastery
- Excursion - entertainment program (in the description).
- Local guides.
- The travel paperwork documentation.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- International flight tickets ( but we will help you buy inexpensive flight tickets).
- 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: Four Capitals of Lithuania