Day 1: Vilnius - ARRIVAL
Arrival in Vilnius, private transfer to hotel, check-in and free time.
Day 2: Vilnius – Kernave
09:00 pick-up of the car in the reception of hotel. Car rental representative will come with documents and keys, will explain everything and the car will be given.
Vilnius is famous for being the most baroque city in the Nordic Europe, for all these little narrow streets and for beautiful panorama with the numerous belfries.
During the tour you will visit: Cathedral Square and the Cathedral, Castle Street, Town Hall square, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Ann and Bernadine’s Church known as the Gothic corner of Vilnius, the Gate of Dawn with the holy image of the Virgin Mary, the Jewish ghetto, Vilnius University, Presidential Palace and the Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church, referred as the pearl of Lithuania.
Kernave – the first and the oldest Lithuanian capital that was built in 13th century by the river Neris on 5 mounds. The place is located about 35 km from Vilnius. Kernave is visited because of a very nice panorama and is famous for its mounds, archaeological sites, historical and cultural monuments. Since 2004 Kernave is included in to UNESCO’s cultural heritage list.
Day 3: Trakai – Druskininkai
Visit to Trakai located 28 km from Vilnius, where you will discover a beautiful red brick castle built on an island in the middle of the lake. This will be a very relaxing, calm and without rush part of a day, where the visitors will be able to enjoy wonderful sights, learn a bit of the history of castle and buy local souvenirs.
Departure and visit to Grutas Park – museum presents an exposition of what used to stand in Lithuanian towns, squares and streets: Lenin, Stalin and other communist figures, busts and paintings. Also you will find various communist propaganda posters and other kind of soviet art.
Druskininkai is situated on the banks of largest Lithuanian river Nemunas and is surrounded by pine forests. The place is the most famous county’s health resort with modern hotels, spa centres, specialised clinics and sanatoriums.
Day 4: Druskininkai - Kaunas
Departure to the Open Air Museum of Lithuania which is dedicated to XVII-XX century household of Lithuania. You will visit five different parts of museum that represent Lithuanian ethnographical regions.
Visit of Kaunas – a city known as the temporal Lithuanian capital and the centre of cultural and political life of the country during the period between the two world wars.
During the tour you will visit: Kaunas old castle ruins, St. George’s Church, Town Hall square and the Town Hall building, also known as the Kaunas White Swan; Jesuit owned St. Francis Xavier Church, Merchant Guild Houses, Vytautas Church, Perkunas House, Kaunas Cathedral and have a walk through Liberty Avenue, where you will be shown the old Presidential Palace, the Statue of Grand Duke Vytautas and the Square of Unity, where eternal flame burns.
Day 5: Hill of Crosses – Palanga – Klaipeda
Departure to the Hill of Crosses famous for thousands of big and little crosses built on an old mound making the place unique in the world. Upon request a short stop can be arranged for a pray at the nearby Franciscan monastery chapel.
Palanga – the most favorite summer resort in Lithuania situated only 25 km from Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea coast. This town will offer you a wonderful walk on the J. Basanavicius pedestrian alley, which hosts a lot of restaurants, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Palanga is also famous for the Amber museum which is the only kind in the Baltic States. Museum offers to discover various types of amber, insect and plant inclusions, history of amber and processing methods of that precious stone.
Day 6: Klaipeda – Neringa
In Klaipeda you will visit a German style old town, which has many merchant houses and warehouses with ‘fachwerk’ decorations. Will pass by the theatre square and enjoy a little statue of the Ann of Thar, she is the main character of the traditional German love and marriage song. The song was created by Simon Dach, famous German poet born in Klaipeda in 17th century. We would also visit the old post building and the symbol of Klaipeda sailing ship Meridianas.
On the way to Nida we will stop at Juodkrante an old fishermen village, which today has very nice rebuilt summer houses and old fishermen dwellings. You will be shown the Amber bay where last century amber was mined. A visit to Hill of Witches is a must. This place is famous for carved wooden sculptures related to Lithuanian mythology.
Nida – you can climb on the top of the dune of Parnidis, from which the Sahara scenery will reveal in front of your eyes. Later on we will pay a visit to world famous German writer Thomas Mann summer house and V. K. Mizgiriai amber gallery to discover exceptional art from amber.
Day 7: Klaipeda - Vilnius - departure
Return to Vilnius.
Drop-off the car at the airport. Rental company representative will come to collect the car and get back the documents and the keys.
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The tour includes:
– 6 overnights in a 3, 4 or 5 star category hotel.
– Breakfasts at the hotels.
– Private arrival and departure transfers.
– Chosen car for whole tour (travel agent will give you options and prices) – usually WV Golf, WV Passat or Renault Traffic.
– Insurance on car theft and accidents.
– Insurance to the third parties.
– Unlimited mileage.
– Franchise 300 eur for damages if made.
– Tour can be changed to meet specific requirements.