Lithuania fam trip: Active-SPA-Cultural Tour



October 29th, Day 1

Vilnius – Druskininkai – Birštonas
07:00-08:00 Breakfast at hotel
08:00-10:00 Sightseeing tour of Vilnius Old Town

Vilnius sightseeing tour includes the major sites of the old town – Gediminas Castle and the main church of Vilnius Cathedral Basilica, the oldest street in the old town - Pilies street with original buildings ranging from 14th to 19th century, Gothic architecture ensemble - St. Anne's, Bernardines, St. Michael's churches, the 16th century Gates of Dawn that originally formed part of the town fortifications, with the holy image of the Virgin Mary that is very famous in the religious community because of the legendary miracles that were performed with the help of this icon.

10:00-12:00 Trip to Druskininkai
12:00-13:00 Lunch in „Druskininkų kolonada“ restaurant
13:00-16:00 Druskininkai City tour, visiting Health Resort Druskininkai, "SPA Vilnius Druskininkai" Hotel and complex of winter activities „Snow Arena“

Druskininkai is a SPA town on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania. The town is surrounded by a natural forest reserve, situated in a picturesque landscape with rivers, lakes, hills and forests. Druskininkai is the oldest and largest Lithuanian balneological, mud and climatic resort.
Druskininkai is a full of a variety of attractions for every city resident and guest. The city recently opened a Wellness park surrounded by forest, where you can spend the whole day – enjoy nature, exercise, try the unique health treatment and breathe fresh Druskininkai air.
Snow Arena in Druskininkais the only winter sports complex open all year round in the Baltic States. Three skiing tracks designed for alpine skiing and snowboarding are built on an area covering 8 hectares.

16:00-17:30 Trip to Birštonas
17:30-19:00 Birštonas City tour, a visit of 4* hotel "Royal SPA Residence Birštonas".

Birštonas is a balneological resort and SPA town in Lithuania situated on the right bank of Nemunas river. Birstonas is known for its mineral water. This water is used by sanatoriums for mineral water pools and baths. There are few large sanatoriums in Birštonas – Tulpė, Versmė, Eglė and soon will be opened Vytautas Mineral SPA. All of them offer halotherapy, therapeutic mud bathes, mineral water pools, baths, massages and a wide range of curative treatments.

19:00-19:30 Arrival to „Eglė“ sanatorium, check-in

Medical SPA Eglės Sanatorija in Birštonas is a new residential complex and treatment centre in pinewood surroundings on the bank of river Nemunas that opened in 2013 and offers more than 100 different treatments and services. “Eglė” invites you to relax and enjoy  mineral water whirlbaths and pearl baths, underwater massage, white and black mud applications, kinesitherapy, physiotherapy, aromatherapy, audiovisualtherapy, massages and many other treatments.

19:30-21:00 Free time at hotel‘s SPA center's swimming pools and saunas complex
21:00-23:00 Dinner in „Kurhauzas“ restaurant
Overnight in „Eglė“ sanatorium, Birštonas.

October 30th, Day 2

Kaunas – Anykščiai - Vilnius

07:00-08:00 Breakfast at hotel
08:00-09:00 Trip to Kaunas
09:00-10:30 Kaunas City tour

Kaunas (Kovna), the second largest city of Lithuania, is located 100 km from Vilnius. It served as the provisional capital in 1939- 1940. Tour starts with the excursion of the old town including the remains of the 13th century Castle, Town hall, continue through town hall square to Vytautas church built by Grand Duke Vytautas as one of the first brick castles in the 14th century, a further stop at Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, famous for baroque interior, then continuation to pedestrian street - Freedom avenue.The tour of Kaunas continues with a visit to M.K.Ciurlionis State Art museum. M.K. Ciurlionis was the most famous Lithuanian painter and composer. Many claim that Ciurlionis was the inventor of abstract art.

10:30-11:00 Trip to Pažaislis Monastery and Guest House „Monte Pacis“

Pažaislis Monastery and Church form the largest monastery complex in Lithuania and the most magnificent example of Italian Baroque architecture in the country. It is situated in the Petrasiunai elderate of Kaunas, on peninsula in Kaunas Reservoir near the Kaunas Yacht Club.
Today the monastery is home to the annual international Pažaislis Music Festival. It was started in 1996 and now lasts dor three summer months and offers about 30 different concerts. It features classical music of diverse genres and styles, ranging from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to ABBA classic.

11:00-12:00 Excursion in Pažaislis Monastery
12:00-14:00 Lunch in „Monte Pacis“ restaurant and visit of Guest House
14:00-16:00 Trip to Anykščiai
16:00-17:00 Activities on alpine coaster ride „Kalita“

Mountain ski center „Kalita“ is an active tourism, leisure and entertainment part of the park on Kalita hill in Anykščiai. Lenth of slope – 250m, geght difference – 40m. Active recreation and the winter here developed and operates a number of different complexity ski tracks with 2 lifts. In the evenings, during the dark time the tracks are illuminated.

17:00-18:00 Visit of newly opened The Tree Top walking path

The Tree Top walking path is going through Anykščiai wood is the only such path in the Baltic countries and even in the Eastern Europe. Path begins near the Puntukas stone, where visitors will have to climb on the hill, the treetop walking path will slowly rise from the ground to the high of 21 metres on the tree canopy. The path curves 300 m through treetops and lead to 35 m high viewing tower, from which you can look over fabled Anykščai wood, admire bend of Šventoji river and take a walk through trees canopy.

18:00-19:00 Visit of SPA hotel „Spa Vilnius Anykščiai“

Located in a historical forest Anyksciu silelis, SPA VILNIUS is surrounded by picturesque nature and calming reflection pools. Its environment is one of relaxation and tranquillity. Here under one roof you will find a 4-star hotel, body treatments & facials use wordl-renowned professional ESPA products, SPA center with pool of mineral water, swimming pool for little SPA guests, restaurant with outdoor terrace, contemporary conference hall.

19:30-21:00 Dinner at "Burbiškis Manor"
21:00-23:00 Return to Vilnius, accommodation at hotel "Holiday Inn".

October 31st, Day 3

Departures from Vilnius according to individual schedules.
Further daytime activities are a subject to discussion individually.

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