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SOVIET HERITAGE AND THE SEASIDE OF LITHUANIA (7 days/ 6 nights*)

VILNIUS - DRUSKININKAI - KAUNAS - KLAIPEDA - NIDA - VILNIUS

Day 1 VILNIUS

Arrival in Vilnius. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Welcome meeting.

In the evening optional traditional Lithuanian dinner at a cozy restaurant in the Old Town of Vilnius or a visit to the TV tower of Vilnius and dinner at its restaurant 165 m above the ground.

Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2 VILNIUS

After breakfast guided walking tour in the Old Town of Vilnius - one of the largest and most interesting historical city centers among the Eastern European capitals. This tour includes: the Cathedral and the Cathedral Square, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Presidential Palace, Vilnius University, Amber Museum - Gallery, gothic corner with St. Anne‘s Church and Bernardines, the Gate of Dawn and more.

In the afternoon an optional visit to the Museum of Genocide Victims set up in the former KGB headquarters.

Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 3 VILNIUS -GRUTAS PARK - DRUSKININKAI (~ 130 km)

After breakfast a trip to Druskininkai via Grutas Park. Grutas Park holds a unique Soviet relics exhibition intended to disclose the content of the Soviet ideology and its impact on the value system.

In the afternoon arrival in Druskininkai, a year-round resort endowed with a beautiful nature, where winter sport activities in Snow Arena or spa procedures can be enjoyed.

Overnight in Druskininkai.

Day 4 DRUSKININKAI - KAUNAS - KLAIPEDA (~ 340 km)

After breakfast departure to Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania. Places of interest included in Kaunas city tour: Kaunas Castle built at the confluence of 2 largest Lithuanian rivers, Town Hall Square surrounded by Jesuit Church and Monastery, the Cathedral among other churches and Theological Seminary, Avenue of Freedom (Laisves aleja), visit to M. K. Ciurlionis Art Gallery or Devils‘ Museum. Visit to the Pazaislis Ansemble of the Church of Holy Virgin Mary and Camaldolli Abbey which is considered as one of the most beautiful Baroque style buildings in Lithuania.

In the afternoon continuing the trip towards the Lithuanian seaport Klaipeda via The Cold War Museum, situated in the former grounds of launching the nuclear missiles of the Soviet army built in 1962. Arrival in Klaipeda in the evening.

Overnight in Klaipeda.

Day 5 KLAIPEDA - CURONIAN SPIT - KLAIPEDA (~ 100 km**)

After breakfast a day tour to the Curonian Spit, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural landscape object. First stop in Juodkrante visiting the Hill of Witches with more than 80 oak sculptures of fairy-tale characters and the legends existing in these fields for ages made by Lithuanian carvers and smiths as a gift to the country and its visitors. Further drive to Nida with short en route stops at the Grey heron and Great cormorants' colony and the Grey (Dead) Dune. Guided tour of the former fishermen village and now the largest town in the Curonian Spit Nida includes: fisherman's ethnographic farmstead, Parnidis dune and Solar clock, Amber Gallery-Museum, Thomas Mann Memorial Museum, ethnographic cemetery of Nida. Return back to Klaipeda in the evening.

Overnight in Klaipeda.

Day 6 KLAIPEDA - VILNIUS (~ 310 km)

Breakfast. Guided city tour of Klaipeda including the Theatre square and the statue of girl Ann from Tharau dedicated to Simon Dach, a German poet who was born in Klaipeda and studied at Konigsberg University, numerous old streets and buildings, some of them dating from the middle of the 18th century - warehouses built in the fachwerk style, Linden street with the old post office and more. Return back to Vilnius in the afternoon.

Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 7 VILNIUS DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

*The itinerary and its length can be adjusted according to clients‘ wishes and interests

**Including a round trip transfer by ferry across the Lagoon.

Tailor made programs in the Baltic States and the neighbour countries are available on request.

 

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