The tour, involving walking and a bus ride, is designed for active and healthy participants.
The 98-kilometer-long sandy peninsula that separates the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon is known not only to Lithuanians. It is appreciated, protected and considered to be one of the most beautiful spots of nature in the world. The place, that is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is usually, and without a slightest exaggeration, referred to as ‘a gem of the Baltic Sea’, which you will have a chance to discover during this tour. The Curonian Spit, an amazing and unique landscape created by wind and sea and protected by people, will greet you with its wonderful sights of nature that leaves no one indifferent.
You will see a rare wildlife in the surroundings of the fascinating sand dunes resembling the Sahara desert. You will admire the liveliness given to the all-encompassing sands by the pine forests and the crystal sea, creating a unique and charming contrast. You will be fascinated by the look of the fishermen’s villages settled in these surroundings, where old traditions, original architecture and unique way of life are preserved and cherished. The tour will leave an indelible impression and your baggage of knowledge will be supplemented by a sufficient amount of data, as well as informative and entertaining stories told by the guide.
You will also visit the township of Nida that boasts a special aura. Anyone who has been there will confirm that the area is captivating, enthralling and unforgettable. The tourist attractions in Nida will cause even greater excitement and impressions, as well as will add knowledge and ensure that your time is spent purposefully. You will visit the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. It will make it easy to imagine how the writer lived there, while spending three summers of his life in that house, as, using innovative technology, the atmosphere of the writer’s days spent there can be reproduced quite accurately, including the twists and turns of his life and work.
The finish point of the tour will be in Klaipėda, where the sights will also give you the pleasure of discovery and a real refreshment for the eyes. Say hello to the Cat with Gentleman’s Face, give a wave to the Chimney Sweep looking at you from the rooftop, and whisper your wish into the ear of the Magical Mouse. The beautiful and neat Klaipėda Old Town welcomes visitors to the city with many impressive sculptures, each of them ‘tells’ its own story, an exceptional style of architecture, and an engaging history of the city, that you will hear from your guide.
For those who get hungry after the eventful day in Nida and are interested in the places to eat in Klaipėda, the guide will show great eateries in the old town, where you will have an opportunity to taste traditional Lithuanian dishes or to select something more familiar to your palate from the dishes offered by the cuisine of other countries.
It is quite an active tour that is not recommended for those who have walking difficulties or leg pain.