Lithuanian Experience Tour ZM02

10 Days From £0 (1,699 USD)

Get to the very heart of Lithuania on this in-depth and comprehensive guided tour. This is a beautiful and historic Baltic nation with lots to see and do in 10 days.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
End Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Accommodation: Hotels 4*
Period: May to September
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: IATA
Years In Business: 10

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation : 4 nights in Vilnius, 1 night in Druskininkai, 1 night in Kaunas, 1 night in Klaipeda, 2 nights in Palanga;
- 9 Buffet breakfasts & 3 lunches;
- Welcome and Farewell dinners;
- Sightseeing as per itinerary;
- Arrival and departure transfers;
- Car / coach services;
- English speaking guide services;
- Entrance fees to museums: Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower, KGB museum, Trakai Castle, Open air Ethnographical museum; Soviet sculptures park Grutas, M.K. Čiurlionis Art museum, Pažaislis Monastery, Thomas Mann’ memorial museum, Amber museum.
- Information package.

Excludes
- Flights
- Personal expenses eg tips, visas, drinks etc

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner in national Lithuanian cuisine restaurant, where you will meet members of your group and your escort guide.
Day 02. Full day to explore the capital - Vilnius. Tour in Historical Old Town of Vilnius by car and on foot: Cathedral and it’s square, Gediminas Castle, University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne's and Bernardines churches, former Town Hall square, the Gates of Dawn with miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, spectacular Baroque church of St Peter and Paul. Visit to KGB museum. Overnight in Vilnius.
Day 03. Two ancient Lithuanian capitals in one day! Drive to Trakai (28 km ) - the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. 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 at the restaurant with charming Castle view. Later - visit to ancient capital of Lithuania Kernave. Here 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. In the afternoon drive back to Vilnius for overnight.
Day 04. Day in 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 and get acquainted with the lifestyle of locals. Here you’ll learn how to cook Lithuanian bread or national Lithuanian dish – Zeppelins. Visit to Drus Lunch. Later visit to Gruto Parkas – an outdoor museum of notorious Soviet political figures. Stay for overnight in charming spa town Druskininkai. Enjoy yourself at spa or water amusement park.
Day 05. 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 06. 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 07. 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. Vetrunge (weathervane) painting workshop. Get to know the story and meaning of vetrunge - a unique example of ancient Lithuania's fishermen carving and Baltic folk art, which has no analogues in the world! Meanwhile paint your own vetrunge or take it with you as a souvenir to decorate back home. Drive for overnight to Palanga.
Day 08. 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. Lunch in national Lithuanian cuisine restaurant HBH Juozo alus . In the afternoon and evening - free time to enjoy resort life and beautiful sunset. Overnight in Palanga.
Day 09. Drive to Vilnius with en route stop in the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed people of Lithuania and Christian Europe. Farewell dinner in the restaurant in the cozy Vilnius street. Overnight in Vilnius.
Day 10. End of the tour. Private transfer to the airport.