Look around and you will see that Lithuania has become a land of gold. Autumn is a special time, when all trees become colorful and the sun could play with sunlight around tree leaves. The view will take your breath away.
Pick up rental car at Vilnius Airport. Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Vilnius
After breakfast, a sightseeing in Vilnius. You will visit the Town Hall Square, St. Peter and Paul church, the famous Castle Street, Gates of Dawn, Vilnius University District and etc. Overnight in 4-stars hotel in Vilnius. In the afternoon, you can visit Trakai. Trakai is located about 26 km from Vilnius. This unique complex is located in a beautiful place on the island, which is surrounded by lakes. You should also try the national dish of the Karaites (The Karaites are the smallest living in Lithuania people Turkic origin nation) Kibin. Overnight in 4-stars hotel in Vilnius.
After breakfast, travel along the river Nemunas to Kaunas – the second largest city in Lithuania. This route will astonish you with a variety of castles, mounds view, from there you will see a beautiful panorama. If you drive along Nemunas further, you will see the impressive castle Raudonė. Arrival in Kaunas. . City is famous for its old town with the town hall, the cathedral, and pedestrian "Liberty Avenue" (Laisvės alėja lith.). The panorama of the city, you can comfortably see from the funicular. The funicular of Žaliakalnis is one of the oldest working cable cars in Europe. Furthermore, you sould visit the folklore museum Rumšiskės. The museum covers an area of 175 ha. There are about 100 buildings – monuments of folk architecture. The exhibition is divided into ethnographic regions – in them are typical for a particular region houses with interiors, ancient objects and clothing. On the way to Kaunas also will visit the Camaldolse Monastery of Pažaislis. The ensemble was designed by Italian architect Giovanni Battista Frediani, decorated with stucco work by sculptor masters of Lombardy and the frescoes of the Florentine painter Michelangelo Palloni. Each year, lots of pilgrims come because of the well-known Picture for "Maria with Child ". Night in a 4 star hotel of Kaunas.
After breakfast drive along the river Nemunas. This route will astonish you with a variety of castles, mounds view, from there you will see a beautiful panorama. At the confluence of the Nemunas and Veliuonėlė rise at about 30 m high hill next to each other two mounds of grave – hill of Gediminas and the hillfort. If you drive along the river another 11 kilometer, you will see small Town Raudonė. This name became of the brook, which is flowing through the town. Here you will see the impressive castle which representative Raudonė. The red towers of the castle are particularly impressive. From 33.5 m high castle tower you can enjoy the impressive panorama of the Nemunas region. Continue raod along the Nemunas River you will see another castle – Pamenunė castle. The city Jurbarkas is one of the oldest cities, founded around 800 years ago at the confluence of three rivers – Nemunas, Mituva and Imsre. Tourist attractions in Jurbarkas: the Memorial Museum of V. Grybas, the monument of Vytautas Magnus, the manor park. Tour continue through Šilutė to Ventės horn. Ventė horn is a headland in Nemunas Delta, located in Šilute district. It is known as a rest place for many birds during their migrations, particularly the autumn period. One of the first bird ringing stations in Europe, still in operation, was opened by Tadas Ivanauskas in 1929. In ornithological station of Ventė horn is a museum. In addition, visitors are able to admire the beautiful landscape which opens from the top of the unique old lighthouse located there. Overnight in a hotel of Ventė.
After breakfast, trip to Švėkšna. Švėkšna – the town, famous for its highest point in its area (75 m) two-towered, red-brick church (1905) and also by the XVIII century park with impressive alley of lime which was set by Counts of Pliateris, also it is famous for Genovaitė villa, palace, ponds and sculptures. Trip to Klaipėda. Klaipėda is the northernmost port in the Baltic Sea. The heart of the city is the theater square. In the middle of the theater square is a fountain with a sculpture of "Annie of Tharaw". The monument to the little girl in 1912, built by the Alfred Kune from Berlin, commemorating born in Klaipėda German poet and writer Simon Dach. In the Klaipėda Old Town and New Town there are still many German architechture style: pre-war buildings, art nuoveau and wooden frame, even if they are frequently standing side-by-side with newer ones. Among the more interesting is the post building and various red brick port warehouses. Strolling on the straight narrow old town streets may be as rewarding as seeking specific landmarks. In the end you can visit the underground castle museum of Klaipėda. Overnight in a 3 star hotel of Klaipėda.
After breakfast trip to the Curonian Spit. Curonian Spit is thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Since 2000, the Curonian Spit is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Neringa‘s Municipality was the first one in Lithuania to start participating in the Blue Flag program, and already in 2002 Nida‘s beach was awarded with the Blue Flag. In 2004, Juodkrantė‘s beach was awarded with the Blue Flag as well. First stop in Juodkrantė on Amber Bay. In the years 1860 to 1890 an average of 7500 kg per year was won in Juodkrantė. ater, the extraction of amber fell sharply. Worth a visit is the Hill of Witches and cormorant colony. On the way can visit the Dead dunes at Pervalka. Attractions in Nida: the high dune with sundial, traditional fishermen's houses, Evangelical Church, the promenade along the harbor, the lighthouse, the Amber Gallery, historic cemetery cures, Thomas Mann House. Either visit the Mizgiriai Amber Gallery - Museum. There is a large collection of cetificated Amber. Back to Klaipėda. Overnight in 3-stars hotel, in Klaipėda.
After breakfast, a trip to Palanga. A jewel of Palanga city is the Amber Museum with Park. In the museum are exhibited about 4500 amber commodity. Continue along the Žemaitija National Park. There is a small city - Plateliai. Attractions: Žemaičių Kalvarija, Beržoras, Šarnelė, the park of energetic labyrinths, Siberijos / Barstytalių / Jogaudų Towers, Manor of Plateliai, Shrove Tuesday Museum. Round kame hills and moraine mountain ridges, surrounding the pit of Lake Plateliai, numerous deep or shallow lakes, swamps and winding streams are characteristic of the relief. The whole territory of the park is a part of the Žemaitijos highlands that includes: hilly stretches of Plateliai and Plokštinė, Barštyčiai ridge, Plateliai scoop (formed by the Plateliai group of lakes). Cold war museum. This is one of the first Soviet missile bases for ICBMs. Today, this secret object is open to the visitors. Telšiai is a city called as the capital of Žematija (Samogitia), located in north west Lithuania. The city is settled on 7 hills surrounding the legendary Mastis lake, thus it is sometimes called Rome of Lithuania. Telšiai is particularly proud of its downtown, because this is on the list of protected monuments of Lithuania. Among the most popular attractions in Telšiai: The cathedral of St. Anthony from Padua with two main altars on each floor and Samogitians' museum “Alka“. Arrival to Šiauliai. The name of Šiauliai can be derived from the history of Saulės Mūšis (sun fight), so the northern city in the country has got such a mild term. Visiting places: Sculpture "Dawn", Šiauliai Cathedral of the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, "Solar Disks" Fountain, Sundial Square, “Cockerel" Clock Square, Stained Glass Window, “The Battle of the Sun", sculpture of “Aušra”. Accommodation in a 3 star hotel located in Šiauliai.
After breakfast, drive to the Hill of Crosses. The Hill of Crosses is a historical and architectural monument, a unique ensemble of folk art. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death, but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. In 1993 September 7th it was visited by Pope John Paul II. Drive to Pakruojis. There you will visit the manor of Pakruojis. The complex of farm buildings is registered in the Lithuanian Book of Records as the largest standing under protective manor. In addition to a large park located in the English style. Near the building there are a lot of farm buildings and arch bridge has become a symbol for Pakruojis - a dam on the river Kruoja with water mill. Continue through Joniškėlis to Anykščiai. In Lithuania Anykščiai is the place of the poet. Attractions in Anykščiai: the tallest church in Lithuania - St. Matthew Church. Church tower observation deck – top sightseeing attraction in Anykščiai. A wonderful bird flight view of the town in the river Šventoji valley. You will visit the railway station and the Museum of narrow gauge railway, the Horse Museum. In southwest of Anykščiai is stone "Puntukas". The most visited stone in Lithuania is in the Anykščiai wood's landscape reservation. Puntukas is not only interesting for visitors as a spectacular monument of geology or the stone surrounded by mythological legends. In the midsummer of 1943 during the German occupation, sculptor Bronius Pundzius finished the bas-relief of pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, who flew over Atlantic Ocean and words of their testament. “The light of happiness" – The memorial of a writer Jonas Biliūnas on the Liūdiškiai hill. Old Anykščiai inhabitants called it a sand hill or Sahara of Anykščiai because it was naked, wind-blown and without trees.) Now the trip goes towards Molėtai, Astronomical Observatory Museum. In this unique museum visitors are introduced to the work of astronomers, their instrumentation, development of astronomy, techniques of observation, telescopes, variety of celestial objects, development of the universe bodies and lectures are demonstrated illustrated with images in a hall. Here is one of the largest publicly accessible telescopes with a primary mirror diameter of 80 cm in Europe. Accommodation in a 3 star hotel of Molėtai.
After breakfast, take a walk through the city Molėtai. Continue with the Geographical Centre of Europe. Scientists of the French National Institute of Geography declared the geographical center of Europe to be in Lithuania, 26 km north of Vilnius. The geographical center of Europe is decorated with a composition created by the famous Lithuanian sculptor Gediminas Jokūbonis and dedicated to the accession of Lithuania to the EU. It is a white granite column decorated with a crown of stars. Next objects - Europe Park. Europe Park was founded by Lithuanian sculptor Gintaras Karosas. The goal of the museum is to give an artistic significance to the geographic center of the European continent and to present the best of Lithuanian and international modern art achievements. In Europa Park more than 100 works of art are exhibited, whose authors are most from 34 countries around the world. Accommodation in a 4 star hotel of Vilnius.
Breakfast. Return the car. Departure from Vilnius Airport.
The tour price per person in a double room: 799 EURO
Recommended period: Autumn. Tour Changes reserved.