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VILNIUS-TRAKAI-KAUNAS-KLAIPEDA-JUODKRANTE-PALANGA-SIAULIAI

10 days - 9 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Vilnius. . Representative of „Vilnius Travel Service" meets the tourists at the airport. Transfer to hotel

Day 2: Full day to explore Historic Vilnius. Tour of Historical Old Town of Vilnius by car and on foot: Vilnius Cathedral and its square, Gediminas Castle, the University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St.Anne's and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Gates of Dawn with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, the 17th century Baroque church of St Peter and Paul. Visit to KGB museum

 

Day 3: Day in  2 ancient Lithuanian Capitals.  Drive to Trakai (28 km ) - the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, with short en route  stop at the Parliament Building and TV Tower. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17-18th century applied art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the Karaites, brought to Lithuania from the Crimea. Lunch in the restaurant with charming Castle view. Later - visit to ancient capital of Lithuania Kernave. There you will be able to climb 5 mounds and enjoy a superb breath-taking view of the river valley graced by the bends of the river Neris. Back to Vilnius for free Sunday afternoon.

Day 4: Day in the tranquillity of unspoiled nature & past. Visit to Dzukija National Park located in Southern part of Lithuania, famous for wild forests, mushrooms and berries, authentic villages and friendliness of local people. You will visit ethnographic village Zervynos and see the lifestyle of locals. We also arranged the picnic at the farmstead of local people - you will have real possibility not only to enjoy unspoiled nature, but also sing and dance with local folklore band.
Later visit to Gruto Parkas – an outdoor museum of notorious Soviet political figures. After relax and stay for overnight in charming spa town Druskininkai. Enjoy yourself at spa or water amusement park.

 

Day 5: Morning drive to Kaunas. Proceed to Rumsiskes – unique open air country life museum, depicting the 18-19th century architecture, traditions, crafts and the way of life of different ethnographic regions of the country.
Later sightseeing tour of Kaunas Old Town, - second largest city and the capital of Lithuania between the World Wars. The tour includes: the Old Town of Kaunas with its St George's church, castle ruins, Theological seminary, the Town Hall Square, the Jesuit church, the Cathedral, the Church of Vytautas and the Perkunas House. Visit Ciurlionis Art Museum. Later visit to Convent of Pazaislis – famous for its architecture and wonderworking icon of Virgin Mary.  Overnight in Kaunas.

 

Day 6: Drive to  the seaside by Panemune castle road with few stops and lunch along the way.  Sightseeing tour of Klaipeda - Lithuania's third biggest city - a historic seaport and resort. Old Town of Klaipeda  with the Theatre square and the statue of a girl Ann from Tharau, numerous old streets and buildings, Linden street with the old post-office, Mazvydas Sculpture Park. Overnight in Klaipeda.

 

Day 7: Full day visit to the Curonian Spit. Morning ferry to Neringa - visit to Juodkrante, climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Stop at a bird sanctuary. Further drive to Nida (30 km), a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery.  Drive for overnight to Palanga.

 

Day 8: Morning sightseeing of Palanga  offers a visit to the Amber Museum which houses very rich amber collection, a walk in the Botanical Park of Palanga with Birute's Hill - a 22-metre-high dune, the central street full of souvenir shops, open-air cafes, and leading to the beach and the pier.  In the afternoon and evening - free time to enjoy resort life and beautiful sunset. Overnight in Palanga.

 

Day 9: Drive to Vilnius with visit to the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. Lunch. Arrive to  Vilnius, free afternoon for independent activities, last minute shoping etc. Farewell dinner with life folklore music.

 

Day 10: Transfer to airport for flight home

 

Price depends on:

1.        the amount of the group,

2.       dates of arrival,

3.       Type of the hotel