Vilnius – Kaunas – Nida – Riga – Tallinn 8 d.Vieta: Vilnius - Kaunas - Nida - Riga - Tallinn
Trukmė: 8 d.
1st day: Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Vilnius.
Visit to a Vichy Aqua Park, degustation of the most famous lithuanian cheese DZIUGAS, tasting of lithuanian strong drinks, wine and beer, lithuanian folk show program, making show of the most famous lithuanian dish CEPELINAI, culinary heritage table, medieval market, visit to a night club, active entertainment.
Vilnius is full of green nature as optional activity we suggest you cycling activity in one of the parks of Vilnius.
2nd day: Vilnius – Trakai
Breakfast. Meeting with a guide. Morning Vilnius city tour.
Vilnius city tour.
City tour includes sightseeing in the Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and it‘s square, the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne’s and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, one of the most visited shrines the Gates of Dawn chapel and it‘s painting of the Blessed Virgin Marry known for it‘s miracles.
The oldest Pilies distinguished for it‘s architectural variety: gothic, renaissance style buildings is a great place for authentical souvenirs with it‘s jewellery, linen, amber, glass shops, galleries and also street vendors where you can find locally made handicrafts.
Bus transfer to Trakai, beautiful resort town, encircled by the lakes and located 28 km from Vilnius. Tour will include visit to medieval gothic style castle built on a island in the middle of the lake, house for museum of history.
„Blind tasting“, degustation of traditional lithuanian dishes, degustation of lithuanian dishes, optional tasting of karaims or tartars culinary heritage dishes.
Return to Vilnius. Dinner and overnight in Vilnius.
3rd day: Kernavė – Kaunas – Klaipėda
Breakfast. Transfer with a bus about 35 km north-west of Vilnius to Kernavė archeological site, known as the troy of Lithuania, the place considered to be the last existing sanctum place of pagans in Europe. It‘s unique 5 mounds complex in the Baltic state included into UNESCO World Heritage list in 1994 that reveals the old dissapeared culture.
Excursion with a guide at Kernavė.
Departure to Kaunas, second biggest city of Lithuania and former Lithuanian capital at interwar period.
Arrival and sightseeing tour in Kaunas old town: including Kaunas Castle, one of the oldest gothic style castles in Lithuania resting at the confluence of country’s two largest rivers, Neris and Nemunas; Town Hall, known as “White Swan”, Vytautas Church, considered to be the oldest church in Kaunas; Thunder” House one of the most original and spectacular Gothic buildings in Lithuania and the largest gothic style building in Lithuania – Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.
Walk in the Vilnius street, the most beautiful pedestrian street with it‘s preserved XVI century buildings is the best way to experience old town spirit.
Departure to Klaipėda. Accommodation in hotel. Overnight in Klaipėda.
4rd day: Klaipėda – Nida – Klaipėda
Breakfast. A short bus transfer will take us to the ferry port. Crossing lagoon with a ferry and we will reach curonian spit situated in the Curonian Spit National Park in Lithuania. National Park of Curonian Spit is included to UNESCO World Heritage List. First stop will be at Juodkrante – typical fisherman village. We will climb hill of wiches, sculpture park which was started in 1979 and now has more than 70 wooden carvings. The theme of the hill sculptures is the world where witches, demons, and characters of Neringa legends live.
We will continue with a bus along the spit to another beautiful fisherman village Nida. On the way stop at Dead sand dunes, known as Lithuanian Sahara. Transfer with a bus and sightseeing around Nida, one of the most beautiful resorts in Lithuania. Nida is home to one of the dunes.
From the top of the dune the Baltic Sea, the Curonian lagoon can be seen.
Drive back to Klaipėda.
Dinner and overnight in Klaipėda.
5th day: Klaipėda – Šiauliai – Riga
Breakfast. Meeting with a guide. Departure to Riga with en route stop at the Hill of Crosses, the unforgettable sight of thousands of crosses and after crossing the border of Latvia, stop at the Rundale Palace to admire it‘s impressive Baroque and Rococo architecture with it‘s remarkable french garden. Late afternoon arrival in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Activities organized on request:
Visit to an OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE.
The National Opera of Riga is considered to be one of the best in Europe and opera is much loved by the people in Latvia. We offer you to spend an lovely evening at Opera and Ballet theatre.
ORGAN CONCERT in Dome Cathedral.
Night kayaking at Daugava Riga.
Riga is lively at midnight with it‘s beautiful fountains, lights and flows of people. So it‘s perfect oportunity together with our guide to explore night life in Riga: to visit to a most famous bars, clubs.
Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Riga.
6th day: Riga – Tallin
Breakfast. Excursion with a guide. Morning walking tour in the old town of Riga.
Riga old town is a masterpiece of architecture which retained the atmosphere of old times. Old Town, surrounded by a water channel, with it‘s famous St. Peter church, big and small guildhouses, castle, parliament, famous Dome cathedral with it‘s one of the biggest organs in Europe.
The tour will continue to a remarkable Art Nouveau district which Riga is so proud about and that emerged in the turn of the 19th and 20 centuries. See Art Novou building designed by globally acclaimed Art Novou architects from Latvia, so having reference to latvian traditions.
Optional tour to Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum in woodland beside a beautiful lake.
Drive alongside the Riga Bay to Tallinn. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Tallinn.
7th day: Tallinn
Breakfast. Excursion with a guide. Morning city tour of Tallin will take you to surroundings of Tallin and it‘s Old Town. You will see Tallinn‘s most famous attractions.
Tallin settled on the shores of the Gulf of Finland with it‘s well preserved authentic Hanseatic architecture. To capture the medieval spirit of Tallin you will follow route along the city wall where the ancient wall is preserved in it‘s original shape. At the upper town of Old town (Toompea) you will be greeted by the biggest Orthodox church in Tallinn, Aleksandr Nevsky Cathedral, Herman-defensive tower dating back to 13th century standing at the corner of Toompea castle, current home for Estonian parlament. You will have an excellent panoramic view from Toompea viewing platform.
After visit of old town and it‘s magnicient view from the top we will stroll through the streets of old town to town hall square, town hall building that now operates as a museum and a concert hall. Walking right across town hall square you will come to the oldest continiously working pharmacy, also a birthplace of marzipan, loved desert across the world. Also between must see objects is St. Olaf‘s church. St. Olaf’s church used to be the tallest building in the world in 15-16 century.
The tour will finish next to city market behind the wall arches. Along the Old Town wall you can find old ladies selling their knitwear. Shopping here is almost a tradition for visitors.
Optional tour to Estonian Open Air Museum where aspects of Estonian rural architecture are exhibited, consisting of 70 buildings.
Dinner and overnight in Tallin.
8th day: Tallinn
Breakfast. Departure and transfer to airport.
Travel route may be adjusted and other objects included on request
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