17-19 October

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Thursday, October 17

  • 5:30 pm Arrival to Vilnius airport
  • 6:30 pm check in at the hotel
  • Free time
  • 8:00 pm Dinner at the restaurant in Vilnius Old Town
  • Overnight in Vilnius

Friday, October 18

  • Breakfast
  • 8:30 check out at the hotel
  • 9:00 am Guided Tour with Japanese speaking guide in UNESCO Vilnius Old Town
    Suggested main points: Cathedral Basilica, Gediminas Castle, Pilies street, the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University and panoramic view from St. John’s Bell Tower (the tallest building in the Old Town), Jewish neighbourhood, Town Hall and its square, Gates of Dawn, St. Ann Church, Literatai street etc.;
  • 12:00 am Transfer to Rumsiskes open-air ethnographic museum (80km, 1 hour trip)
  • 1:00 pm lunch at Rumsiskes
  • 2:00 pm Educational ethnographic program at Rumsiskes open-air ethnographic museum. Education about linen making / candle making / bread baking / traditional gastronomic experience
  • 4:00 pm transfer to Pazaislis monastery
  • 6:00 pm Kaunas, check in at the hotel
  • Free time visiting Kaunas
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • Overnight in Kaunas

Saturday, October 19

  • Breakfast
  • Check out ~ 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Visit to Chiune Sugihara house and guided Kaunas city tour with hotels’ site inspection in the city centre
  • 1:00 pm Lunch in Kaunas
  • 2:00 pm Departure to Hill of Crosses (195 km, 2 h trip)
  • 4:00 pm Visit of Hill of crosses
  • 4:30 pm Departure from the Hill of Crosses from Latvia (125 km, 2h trip).
  • 6:30 pm arrival in Riga, Latvia

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