This tour requires a minimum of 2 people. It is a small to medium size group. Certain dates may have as few as 2 passengers. The maximum of passengers on this tour will not exceed 15. Single passengers are accepted if there are passengers confirmed on the tour. Contact one of representatives for more information. The average age group varies from 30-75 years. For passengers who require assistance, wheelchair can be provided for a small fee. All our guides are certified and fluent in English and Lithuanian. Some walking will be required. The prices quoted are "land only,"
To get your airfare quote, call us for a quote at 1-800-778-9847. Airline tickets are purchased separately. Terms and conditions for the tickets are set by the airlines.A deposit of $100 USD is due per person at the time of confirmation of the tour. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. You will receive a follow up email with the exact date and amount due for final payment. Your documents will be mailed 2-3 weeks prior to departure. Electronic documents may be requested.
|Day 1 (Friday) Arrive Vilnius|
Arrive Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner at the National Lithuanian cuisine restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Artis Centrum **** or similar..
|Day 2 (Saturday) Vilnius|
Full day to explore the capital – Vilnius : Cathedral and it’s square, Gediminas Castle, University campus, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments of 16-18th century, 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 3 (Sunday) Vilnius-Trakai-Kernave-Vilnius|
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 applied art of 17-18th century, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the Karaites, brought to Lithuania from the Crimean Peninsular. Later – visit to the first 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. After Kernave drive to “Geographical center of Europe”. Continue to Vilnius for overnigh
|Day 4 (Monday) Vilnius-Dzukija-Grutas Park-Druskininkai|
Day in tranquillity of unspoiled nature & past. Trip 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 have a chance to learn how to make and try “egg tree cake” (also called Bankuchen or Sakotis). This noble product of the baker’s art is considered to be a symbol of the tradesmen’s mastery of this profession. “Sakotis” is known since the 15th century. Lunch. Continue to Grutas Parkas, an outdoor museum of notorious Soviet political figures. Stay for overnight the Best Baltic Hotel Druskininkai Central*** or similar. Enjoy yourself at a spa or water amusement park.
|Day 5 (Tuesday) Druskininkai-Rumsiskes-Kaunas|
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 trip to Convent of Pazaislis – famous for its architecture and wonderworking icon of Virgin Mary. Overnight at the Hotel Europa Royale**** or similar. .
|Day 6 (Wednesday) Kaunas-Klaipeda|
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 at the Hotel Navalis**** or similar
|Day 7 (Thursday) Klaipeda-Nida-Neringa-Palanga|
Full day visit to the Curonian Spit. Your first stop will be Juodkrante. Climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Stop at a bird sanctuary. Continue to Nida (30 km), a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes. Overnight in Palanga at the Hotel Alanga or similar.
|Day 8 (Friday) Palanga-Kretinga-Palanga|
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 central street full of souvenir shops, cafes, leading to the beach and the pier. Continue to Kretinga. Lunch. Visit Kretinga Museum, which exhibits the history, traditions, crafts, and lifestyle of this part of Lithuania. In addition, the tour will include an exotic winter garden of the former palace with an all year flourishing plants and nice water cascades. Return to Palanga. Free time to enjoy resort life and beautiful sunset. Overnight in Palanga.
|Day 9 (Saturday) Palanga-Hill of Crosses-Vilnius|
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 at the Hotel Congress**** or similar.
|Day 10 (Sunday) Depart Vilnius|
End of the tour. Private transfer to the airport.
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|May 08||May 17||€1400 ($1624)|
|Jun 05||Jun 14||€1400 ($1624)|
|Jul 03||Jul 12||€1400 ($1624)|
|Aug 07||Aug 16||€1400 ($1624)|
|Sep 04||Sep 14||€1400 ($1624)|
|Single Supplement||€250 ($290)|