Day 1 (Sunday) Vilnius
Arrive Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel in Vilnius Old Town. Time to relax and welcome dinner to meet your group members. Overnight in Vilnius, 4* City Hotel Amberton or similar.
Day 2 ( Monday) Vilnius-Trakai-Vilnius
Meeting the guide and group members. Today you will explore 2 capitals: Vilnius – current capital city and the capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Trakai. Morning visit of UNESCO listed Vilnius Old Town with it‘s main historical, architectural monuments & one of the most beautiful churches in the world, baroque masterpiece – church of St. Petras and Povilas. Pass by Vilnius Cathedral, Grad Duke Palace, get up to St. John’s Bell Tower, walk Castle street – the oldest and most flamboyant street in the Old Town, see baroque Vilnius University and Gothic St. Ann’s church, say a prayer at the miraculous Gates of the Dawn and be surprised by the constitutions of artist neighbourhood – Republic of Uzupis. Afternoon departure to Trakai (28 km), where you will visit a majestic insular castle of 15th century and learn about local ethnic minority – karaites. Return to Vilnius for overnight. Vilnius 4* City Hotel Amberton or similar.
Day 3 (Tuesday) Vilnius – Rumsiskes-Kaunas
You will travel to unique open air country life museum in Rumsiskes, depicting the 18-19th century architecture, traditions, crafts and the way of life of different ethnographic regions. Later stop at Pazaislis church & monastery – one of the most impressive architectural examples of late Italian baroque in North East Europe. Tour Kaunas – second biggest city of Lithuania. See the Castle, wonderful churches,Town Hall square, Sun clock, Perkunas house & the longest bridge in the world. Overnight in Kaunas, 4* Hotel Europa Royal or similar.
Day 4 (Wednesday) Kaunas – Klaipeda
Along the most picturesque road – Panemune Castle Road – you will visit Seredzius mound and Panemune castles. Vente‘s Horn – a unique place at the Curonian Lagoon, one of the most important points for birds concentration in the Northern Europe. Short tour and overnight at Klaipeda – the only seaport of Lithuania. 4* Hotel Navalis or similar.
Day 5 (Thursday) Klaipeda -Juodkrante-Nida – Klaipeda
You will take a ferry and will travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. In Juodkrante you will visit weatherwane gallery and climb an authentic Hill of Witches, decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. In Nida, you will see majestic seashore sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Trip to Klaipeda for overnight. 4* Hotel Navalis or similar.
Day 6 (Friday) Klaipeda – Palanga – Klaipeda
Morning departure to Palanga. Palanga tour. You’ll visit the Botanic Garden, Birute‘s Hill and the Amber museum, housing 25,000 pieces of amber. Explore wooden architecture, walk iconic Palanga Sea Peer and have a free afternoon to enjoy the beach and resort life. Return to Klaipeda for overnight. 4* Hotel Navalis or similar
Day 7 (Saturday) Klaipeda – Hill of Crosses-Vilnius
Morning departure to Vilnius with en route stop at the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. It is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of 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. Afternoon arrival to Vilnius. Free time. Overnight 4* City Hotel Rudininkai or similar.
Day 8 (Sunday) Vilnius Departure
Private transfer to the airport.
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