Lithuania highlights holiday

“A nine-day Lithuania tour from Vilnius loaded with experiences that give you a real flavour of the country’s fascinating historical, cultural and natural diversity.”

Highlights

Vilnius walking tour | Trakai | Rumsiskes | Kaunas | Panemune Castle | Curonian Lagoon | Klaipeda | Palanga | Palanga Amber Museum | Siauliai | Hill of Crosses |

Description of Lithuania highlights holiday

Description & Activities:

There is no need to choose between Lithuanian cities, history and natural beauty. Discover the fascinating diversity of Lithuania in 9 days and meet many friendly local people.
Let us escort you around all the best places and sights that we love in Lithuania. We loaded the trip with as many authentic experiences as we could think of to make sure this will not be another standard tour for tourists. Expect to see cities and feel the countryside, breathe fresh air by the sea and see broad horizons from the sand dunes. Get couple days at your leisure in the magic land of water and birds - stay with locals and try homemade local food and specialties. This is all of Lithuania ready to take Your senses, memories and load Your luggage with good feelings.

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Cities of Vilnius and Kaunas uncovering history and culture
• Visit 2 national and 3 regional parks and 2 UNESCO heritage sites!
• Authentic castles of Trakai and Panemune
• Authentic food of Karaims and homemade food
• Visit Rumsiskes one of the largest open air museums in Europe
• Picturesque villages and nature of the Curonian lagoon
• Curonian spit with its sand dunes and broad horizons
• Real Sauna experience
• Hill of Crosses
• Climb the lighthouse!
• Walk in a swamp

INCLUSIONS:
• 6 overnights at centrally located 3* hotels.
• 6 buffet breakfasts.
• 2 nights at the local homestay.
• 2 homemade breakfasts.
• 1 unique local dinner at a homestay.
• Transportation during the tour in a comfortable car or minivan.
• Ecological fee.
• Ferry tickets to Curonian lagoon.
• Sightseeing with a local guide in English to all sites mentioned.
• Walking trail in Aukstumala bog (subject to availability due to weather conditions).
• Entrance tickets: Trakai castle, Rumsiskes Open Air Museum, Panemune castle, Palanga Amber museum, Hill of Crosses.
• Vilnius and Kaunas city tax.

EXCLUSIONS:
• Plane ticket to and from Lithuania
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance
• Gratuities
• Other food and drinks not mentioned

OPTIONALS AND PRICES:
• Optional transfer to the airport (one way) - car 1-3 persons - 35 EUR per car
• Optional transfer to the airport (one way) - minivan 1-8 persons - 55 EUR per car
• Karaim kybin lunch in Trakai – 15€ per person
• Optional dinner in Vilnius 6 course Lithuanian historical dinner – 40 EUR per person;
• Local beer tasting in Vilnius - 30 EUR per person)
• Optional smoked fish picnic lunch in Curonian Spit - 15 EUR per person
• Real Lithuanian Sauna Experience - 120 EUR per group 1-8 persons
• Optional excursion by car to Vente bird ringing station and Curonian lagoon villages - 50 EUR per person
• Optional kayaking daytrip in Nemunas river delta with picnic lunch - for group of 2-4 persons - 360 EUR
• Optional kayaking daytrip in Nemunas river delta with picnic lunch - for group of 5-8 persons - 420 EUR

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Lithuania highlights holiday

Environment

During this tour we visit Curonian Spit – UNESCO World Heritage protected nature and man’s creation. This visit is valuable for both: the travelers can admire beautiful sand dunes, wild beaches and pine forests. They can also get to know more about Curonian Spit’s cultural heritage. Since this place needs to be protected to outlast, the entrance fees really help to support it.

During this tour we spend a lot of time in nature, but we never forget to respect it – take all our rubbish with us (and pick up the ones we see), don’t get out of the special trails (especially when we are in the swamp or Parnidis dune), to watch our steps.

We drink our tap water in the city, and encourage our travellers not to use disposable plastic where possible. We always recommend it to do it for our travelers. When visiting small villages, we always encourage our travelers to drink well water, taste local vegetables and fruits.

Community

Visiting places undiscovered by mass tourism gives us a chance to introduce our travellers to local crafters and their practices. These experiences benefit both the locals and our travellers who experience real local culture. For example on this trip they will meet local fisherman, and taste fresh local meals like freshly smoked fish, caught and prepared by them or try Lithuanian bread, baked by a local baker according to old traditional recipe. We are glad that our suppliers are always prepared to show the best they have, to tell the best they know.

We recommend our travelers visit local souvenir, clothes shops. Since Lithuania is famous for its linen and amber production – this is always interesting for our guests. This is also allows local crafters to sell their handmade productions which is one good way to support local economy.

Visiting locals is not just about the interaction, it’s win-win situation: the tourist gets a high quality, not massive production product, and the crafter gets additional income. And that is really important for local crafters.

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