1st day: Arrival
Description: Arrival to Vilnius City, transfer to the hotel, check-in and welcome meeting.
2nd day: Vilnius – Trakai – Vilnius
Description: Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we are headed for Vilnius sightseeing City Tour which features major impressive attractions of the Old Town. During this tour, you will get the chance to view the magnificent blend of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism architectural styles of the buildings. Places and sights included in our visit list: St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, KGB museum, Cathedral Square and Bell Tower, Gediminas Castle, St. Anne’s and Bernardine Church, Gates of Dawn. After interesting walk around the Old Town, we will stop for a tasty lunch. After we will departure to Trakai where we will go through a brieftaking tour of Trakai Island Castle and finishing our day tasting national heritage pastries–the so called “Kibinas”. Return to a hotel in Vilnius.
OVERNIGHT STAY: VILNIUS
3nd day: Vilnius – Druskininkai
Description: After breakfast at the hotel, we are headed to the largest and one of the most exciting resorts in Lithuania – Druskininkai. Here we will start our tour from visiting a place where a folk artist and wood carver Antanas Česnulis has lived over 30 years. His country house streams is an open-air museum of wood carvings. Here you will explore a four-story windmill, unique collection of the Men of Sorrows created by Lithuanian folk artists and many other stunning sculptures. Afterwards, you will be having the culinary education of baking an authentic traditional tree cake (šakotis) and become acquainted with the history of (šakotis), its recipe, production process and tools. The best part of the program is live-baking by an open fire where you can take part, and tasting of the self-made tree cake. Full of joy, we will head to the (šakotis) museum where you will see The Guinness World record holder – the world’s highest (šakotis). After a brief tour of the museum you will enjoy traditional Lithuanian cuisine dishes at “Romensa” restaurant. Check in at the hotel in Druskininkai.
OVERNIGHT STAY: DRUSKININKAI
4th day: Druskininkai – Kaunas
Description: After our breakfast we proceed to Kaunas – second largest city in Lithuania for old town sightseeing tour. Before the tour starts we will have our lunch at the restaurant which is located in the very heart of Kaunas. After the hearty meal we will have fabulous tour round Kaunas Old Town. Places and sights included in our visit list: Kaunas Castle – one of the oldest gothic style castles in Lithuania, Town Hall known as “White Swan” of the city – most beautiful building in the temporary capital city, “Thunder” House is one of the most original and impressive residential houses of Gothic style in Lithuania, Vytautas the Great Church of the Assumption of The Holy Virgin Mary and Franciscan Monastery – this church is considered the oldest church in Kaunas and our last stop will be Parochial Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul – is the only church in the Gothic style of basilica design and the biggest building of Gothic sacral type in Lithuania. Check-in at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT STAY: KAUNAS
5th day: Kaunas – Klaipėda – Curonian Spit – Klaipėda
Description: Early in the morning, after the breakfast, we will head to Klaipėda – the third biggest city in Lithuania. The day will be reserved for a full-day optional tour to the Curonian Spit, a thin, 100 km stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon with small fishing villages, pine forests, and endless sand dunes. Our first stop is the Hill of Witches in the resort town of Juodkrante. We then visit the resort town of Nida, with the High Dunes and Thomas Mann’s summerhouse, where you’ll have time to get acquainted with this charming town before driving back to Klaipeda. Ferry to Klaipėda, check-in at the hotel. *In the evening there is an optional Lithuanian dinner.
OVERNIGHT STAY: KLAIPĖDA
6th day: Klaipėda-Šiauliai-Riga
Description: After the breakfast, we will departure to the biggest metropolis in the Baltics – Riga. Before entering this largest city of Latvia, we stop at the Hill of Crosses – this ever-expanding collection of countless crosses is an idyllic place for remembering loved ones and getting in touch with one’s inner thoughts. After lunch the journey continues to the Rundale Palace – former residence of the Duke of Courland and one of the most amazing Baroque Palaces in Baltic States. Check-in at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT STAY: RIGA
7th day: Riga
Description: Today, after the breakfast, you will get to know wonderful capital of Latvia. Your guide will take you through the medieval old town and most picturesquare sights. Places you will visit: Streets of the Old Town, Riga Castle, the Dome Square with the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, Town Hall Square with the House of the Blackheads, the Great and Small Guilds, the medieval ensemble of three dwelling houses called “Three Brothers”, the Swedish Gate. After lunch we will have a tour by bus including views of the masterpieces of the marvelous Art Nouveau architecture, the Latvian National Opera, and the Freedom Monument among other sights. Overnight stay at the hotel in Riga.
OVERNIGHT STAY: RIGA
8th day: Departure
Description: Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
*The itinerary and its length can be adjusted according to clients ‘wishes and interests. It is also possible to start the tour in Riga and end it in Vilnius.
Image source: www.romnesa.lt/druskininkai
Address: Vilniaus raj., Mokyklos g.7, LT 15174