Individual Tour for small group (4-6 persons)
Overview:Have an unforgettable tour throughout Lithuania, exploring its genuine museum-towns, discovering the wild nature and the traditions of our country! Visit all UNESCO objects which are in Lithuania in one tour! Discover big things in a small country!
Itinerary:Day 1: Arrival in Vilnius
Day 2: Full day tour in Vilnius and Trakai
After breakfast meeting with your professional guide. A day to discover Vilnius Old Town (video). It is one of the most beautiful historical heritage in the Easter Europe. The Vilnius Old Town was built in medieval ages and remained till nowadays in its very authentic way. That`s why it was included into UNESCO World Heritage list on 1994. Walking on foot you will visit main places of interest of Vilnius – The Cathedral and its square, the Tower of Gediminas, Vilnius university courtyards, Gothic St. Anne’s church and Bernardine’s monastery complex, the Gates of dawn with Virgin Mary painting, Town Hall square. The exclusive panoramic view of Vilnius can be admired from the highest building in the Old Town – the campanile of St. John’s Church.
Drive to Trakai (video) – the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Free time for lunch and rest. You must taste karaims popular traditional dish – kybyn. After lunch, visiting 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.
Trip back to Vilnius, free evening and overnight.
Day 3: Full day tour to Kernavė Archaeological Site and Kaunas
After breakfast meeting with your guide. Trip to Kernavė (video). It is an outstanding example of historical heritage in Lithuania. Kernavė represents an exceptional testimony to some 10 millennia of human settlements in this region. The town was included into UNESCO World Heritage list on 2004, as a unique and remarkable place symbolizing disappeared culture and civilization from the late Palaeolithic Period to the Middle Ages. You will visit 5 mounds complex and enjoy a breath taking view and surroundings. Fresh air, sunshine and a picturesque view –take a seat and enjoy Lithuania’s nature!
Trip to Kaunas (video) – second biggest town in Lithuania. City has many interesting places to visit: main objects are in the Old Town of Kaunas. You will see Kaunas Castle – a 14th century fortification, Vytautas Church – one of the oldest churches in Lithuania and the oldest church in Kaunas, Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, House of Perkūnas. After lunch visiting M. K. Čiurlionis Art museum – he is one of the famoust composer of Lithuania. Trip to Pažaislis Abbey – impressive complex of baroque style. Free time and trip back to Kaunas Old Town.
Accommodation and free evening in Kaunas.
Day 4: Full day tour in Curonian Spit
Meeting with a guide in your hotel after breakfast. Drive to the seaside of Lithuania. You will visit the unique and unforgettable Curonian Spit (video). Ferry from Klaipėda to Neringa – visit to Juodkrantė, climb the Hill of Witches decorated with wooden sculptures. Stop at a bird sanctuary.
Further drive to Nida - a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Curonian Spit was included into UNESCO world heritage list in 2001 as the remarkable part of Lithuanian culture.
In the evening trip to Klaipėda for overnight.
Day 5: Full day tour in Klaipėda and Hill of Crosses
After breakfast meeting with your guide. Excursion in Klaipėda (video) – oldest Lithuanian city. Klaipeda's Old Town is unique with its fachwerk architectural style and the planned street structure. The streets are adorned by numerous small playful statues. Among these is a bag of money, a canine "Guardian of the Old Town", a small mouse that supposedly makes wishes come true and others. See them all!
Trip to Šiauliai district to visit unique site – the Hill of Crosses (video), which has over 100 000 crosses. It is unique historical and architectural monument, unique composition of folk art and it is probably the most attractive pilgrimage center in Lithuania. Visitors here can have unique chance to see real art crafts there as cross crafting is a unique Lithuanian art branch and important part of Lithuanian culture, included into the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Stop for a traditional Lithuanian lunch. Nothing else can characterize the nation better as its cuisine. It is not a secret that lithuanians like to eat good, tasty and a lot of food.
Trip and overnight in Vilnius.
Classical Lithuania tour price is from 685 Eur per person based on availability and two people sharing a standard twin or double room.