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LITHUANIA, THE AMBERLAND

F.I.T. Package Tours
LITHUANIA, THE AMBERLAND
7 days / 6 nights

Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda - Vilnius

A week in once-again independent Lithuania, the picturesque land with 600-year-old statehood, the ancient Baltic language, medieval castles, and impressive Gothic and Baroque Catholic churches. Washed by the waves of the Baltic Sea, covered by sand beaches and coastal dunes, dotted by thousands of lakes... such is Lithuania welcoming its guests.

Day 1. Arrival to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Hotel accommodation.
Afternoon walking Vilnius city tour features major historic and architectural monuments St. Anne's Church, the Gates of Dawn, University campus, The main street of the old town _Pilies street – with numerous cafes, souvenier stalls, i St Peter and Paul’s Church.

Day 2. Morning tour to Trakai to visit magnificent 15th century Trakai Castle, the main seat of Grand Dukes in the 15th  century. Return back to Vilnius via Kernave, known among the locals as a Lithuanian Troy testifying to the country’s 13th-14th century history. The site is a complex ensemble of archaeological properties, encompassing the town of Kernavė, forts, some unfortified settlements, burial sites and other archaeological, historical and cultural monuments.

Day 3. Departure to Kaunas, the interim capital of Lithuania between the two World Wars, an example of a confluence of people and cultures, an attractive blend of architecture and nature. The town has seen many ups and downs, but has stayed a source of  public disobedience and a guard of national identity during soviet times. En route a stop in Rumsiskes Open-air Ethnographic Museum near Kaunas. The Museum acquaints with architecture, traditions, crafts and the way of life of farmers at the end of the 18th – 19th centuries. Hotel accommodation in Kaunas. Afternoon tour of Kaunas includes the Old Town and excursion to Ciurlionis Art Gallery and Devils' Museum.

Day 4. Morning drive to Klaipeda, Lithuania's window to the Baltic Sea and the main city of the country’s coastline. En route visit to the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, the place of expressing gratitude to god for divine favours. Afternoon city tour of Klaipeda focuses on the Old Town with its Theatre Square dominated by the statue of a girl Ann from Tharau, narrow alleyways with attractive courtyards, art galleries, cafes and small boutiques, blocks of lattice-work buildings, old warehouse reflecting the influence of Germanic architecture of the Hanseatic period.. Hotel accommodation.

Day 5. Full day sightseeing in Neringa (UNESCO site), the Spit between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, north of Klaipeda. Visits to the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and to the majestic dunes in Nida, the Lithuanian sea resorts of serene beauty, giving pleasure to your soul.

Day 6. Morning drive to Palanga, the most popular sea resort among the locals, 25 km from Klaipeda. Visit to the Amber Museum, the best place to learn the history of amber, the Baltic gold, 40-50 million years old. Late afternoon drive back to Vilnius. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7. After breakfast free morning to enjoy Vilnius before a departure flight home. Departure.

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