WALKING TOUR LITHUANIAN SEASIDE
7 days/ 6 nights
Return airport transfer; private transfer Vilnius – Trakai – Klaipeda; Nida – Panemune castle road – Vilnius
Accommodation at the hotels of selected category
Entrance to Trakai castle
Lunch in traditional karaites restaurant
Hand GPS for route tracking
Extra: Ferry fee – 0,8 EUR/ person.
Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide
Curonian Spit National park is one of the most visited ones. It is UNESCO listed site, distinguished by unique landscape, flora and fauna. Visit the Large Dune Ridge, the old parabolic dunes near Juodkrantė, the Grey Dune between Juodkrantė and Pervalka, and the drifted Parnidžio and Sklandytojų (Eng. gliders’) dunes. Enjoy sandy beaches, clean sea water and sun-lit pinewoods.
Day 1 Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free time to explore Vilnius. Overnight.
Private 3 h. Vilnius city tour with English speaking guide. The tour will introduce you to the rich history of Lithuanian capital and reveal the charm of the city‘s heart. Variety of architectural styles, cozy alleys and yards, each hiding a legend behind will make you fall in love with Vilnius. Price includes : English speaking guide, entrance tickets: Gediminas castle & funicular. Price: 45 EUR/ person.
Beer degustation & lunch. Have a short tour in Lithuanian beer restaurant – brewery, try 5 different kinds of beer, hot dish from a selected menu & traditional Lithuanian beer snacks. Price: 45 EUR/ person
Amber Spa. The exclusive amber massage center „Nidos kopos“ offers massages and other treatments cherishing beauty, health and inner harmony. The procedures use only the Baltic amber valued throughout the world for being free of heavy metals, with amber acid and amber oil. We invite you to choose a gift for your body and soul from the list: http://nidoskopos.lt/paslaugos
Day 2 VILNIUS – TRAKAI – KLAIPEDA (by car)
Morning departure to Trakai. Trakai - the capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Trakai. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle, housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and applied art of 17-18th century. Learn about karaites- ethnic minority, brought to Lithuania from the Crimean Peninsular. Have a lunch at karaite‘s restaurant and try traditional food and liqueur.
From Trakai trip to Klaipeda. Accommodation. Free time to explore the only seaport of Lithuania.
Day 3 KLAIPEDA – SMILTYNE (by ferry) – JUODKRANTE (on foot) 20 km
Breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Old Ferry terminal. 15 minutes sail to Smiltyne. Here the walking route begins. Majority of it goes along the Curonian Lagoon. By walking you will pass the Valley of Love and will be able to enjoy the smell of pine trees & sea. In Juodkrante - climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales, visit weatherwane gallery & nearby settlement of herons, cormorants. Overnight in villa.
Day 4 JUODKRANTE – NIDA ( 32 km, on foot)
Breakfast. Morning departure to Nida on the road along Curonian Lagoon. Here you will pass two settlements – Dead dunes, Pervalka & Preila, Karvaiciai landscape reserve. Evening arrival to Nida – the pearl of Lithuania. It is a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes, Thomas Mann's summerhouse, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Overnight.
Day 5 NIDA
Free day to enjoy Nida. Overnight.
Sail by ancient ship – KURENAS.
Trip to Vente Horn via Curonian Lagoon.
Day 6 NIDA – PANEMUNE CASTLE ROAD – VILNIUS (by car)
Afternoon transfer to Vilnius via most picturesque road in Lithuania – Panemune castle road. Short stops at Panemune & Raudone castles. Arrival to Vilnius. Free evening. Overnight.
Day 7 Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport. Departure.