Explore the best of Lithuania in 4 days: a fairy tale castle, the gem of Lithuanian landscape – Curonian Spit National Park and one of the most spiritual and inspiring places – The Hill of Crosses among many others! During this tour you will have opportunity to explore all the most amazing sites in Lithuania and to know different moments of the most important historical events. Your journey ends with sightseeing tour to Riga, which let you save the time and visit the most important signs on the way.
Riga or Vilnius Airport, hotel, etc.
Private; it could be changed according to the interests
Min of 2 persons
Arrive at Vilnius Airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel. Overnight
Firstly you will visit Paneriai Memorial Park – a place which nowadays is known as the biggest massacre place in Lithuania. During WW II Ponary was used for massive killing of jewish community. At this sacred place you will know more about Vilnius gettos and holocaust period in Lithuania. Later on trip to small Trakai town, the old capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which is famous for its beautiful castle, situated in an island. There you will know more about the majestic Lithuanian history, its culture and traditions. In your free time you could buy the souvenirs, sail with a jacht and try traditional Caraimes pastries (kibinai). Coming back to Vilnius. Overnight.
The trip to the gem of Lithuanian landscape – The Curonian Spit National Park, which is 98 km long peninsula between Baltic Sea and the Curonian Bay, formed more than 5 000 years ago by the sea surge and streams, sand and wind. It gives an unforgettable impression to visitors with its wind-blown dunes, bright pine forest and authentic homesteads in Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila and Nida. This object has received the global community recognition and was included in UNESCO World heritage list as a cultural landscape site with a multitude of natural and cultural heritage assets.
Fourth day is dedicated to explore Klaipėda- Lithuania’s unfrozen port city and oldest city in Lithuania already mentioned in 1252. You will visit Klaipėda old town which is very different from other Lithuania’s old towns: with planned structure of streets and the influence of German culture. Later on you will visit the only one in Europe – Cold War museum In Plateliai, which tells about armament competition between SSRS and USA after World War II. The first ballistic missile base nowadays is transformed to the museum where you will feel the power and absurdity of Cold War. And finally, the Hill of Crosses is one more authentic, unique and historical place in Lithuania. The history of the hill starts in in middle of XIX cent., when people started to plant crosses here. During the years the meaning of the hill was changing but today it is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Lithuania. You will be overwhelmed by uncountable amount of crosses in different sizes and shapes which stays here for many different reasons. Tour finishes in Vilnius or Riga.