UNESCO WAY IN LITHUANIA

Why this tour?

  • Sightseeing 1 country very comprehensively;
  • Amazing experience of 9 UNESCO material and non-material heritage in Lithuania;
  • Diversity of transport types: bus and ship.
  • Welcome meeting with special gifts for you;
  • Entrances to the objects;
  • Traditional cuisines of regions with performance;

Day 1: Arrival to Vilnius. City tour in Vilnius Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the complex of Vilnius University, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments dating back to 16-18th century, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne’s and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Dawn/Aušros Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Old town covering 360 acres was inscribed on UNESCO list in 1994. Accommodation in a hotel 3*.

Day 2: Morning tour to Trakai with lunch in traditional cuisine restaurant of Karaites. Trakai is the ancient capital of Lithuania located 28 km from Vilnius. This place is famous of beautiful 14-15th castle surrounded by lakes and housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17th-18th century art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes and Karaites, a Judaistic sect brought by Grand Duke Vytautas from Crimea and Kernave – the first capital of Lithuania. The Kernave Archaeological Site is a unique complex of archaeological and historical values that was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. Late afternoon visiting Folk Museum of Rumsiskes. There you will see all traditional Lithuanian villages in one place and you will find many Lithuanian crosses. Cross-crafting and Cross symbolism in Lithuania is unique in the world and it‘s included in UNESCO heritage list. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kaunas.

Day 3: Departure from Vilnius to Kaunas and Pazaislis monastery. Pažaislis monastery is the pearl of all Eastern Europe baroque. Next stop – Kaunas the Interwar period capital of Lithuania. After World War I in Kaunas where built more than 10 thousand new buildings, lots of them are of unique Art Deco style and in 2017 most of them added to UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. You will attend as well Instruments Museum where people may try instruments by themselves and the most important – to hear traditional extremely old form of polyphony music. Sutartines from 2010 were inscribed on UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural heritage of Humanity. To know better Lithuanians you will participate in folkore performance with dinner in traditional Lithuanian restaurant. Later afternoon free time for souvenirs and relaxation. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kaunas. 

Day 4: Leave Kaunas for Klaipeda and Kursiu Nerija, the landscape of it is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The route goes all the time by Nemunas river and it makes all time to feel like seeing Travel channel. You will see fabulous castles and palaces. In the afternoon arrival to Minges village to have traditional fishermen lunch and then sailing a boat to Kursiu Nerija/Curonian Split that are included in UNESCO heritage. The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. All the way you will see old type authentic fishermen houses. Tour in Nida with educational program of amber processing and making something beautiful for yourselves and Juodkrante – little fishermen villages and very popular holiday destination for Lithuanians and foreigners. Late afternoon excursion in Klaipeda. Accommodation in 3* hotel in Kursiu Nerija or Klaipeda.

Day 5: Transfer to airport for the flight.

Total km during all tour in 5 days – ~700 km.

Included:

  • pick-up and drop off to Vilnius airport.
  • bus;
  • boat Minge-Nida;
  • English or any other language you need speaking guide.
  • 4 nights in 3* hotel with breakfast.
  • 4 traditional meals and 1 folklore performance;
  • Entrance fees to Trakai castle, Pazaislis monastery.

Not included:

  • Insurance;
  • Flight tickets.