Lithuania fam trip: Cultural & City Tour



October 29th, Day 1

Vilnius – Trakai

08:00-09:00 Breakfast at hotel
09:00-12:00 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.

12:00-12:45 Trip to Trakai

Trakai – a small town 28 km from Vilnius, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, located in a picturesque lakeside area is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. The historical part of the town conserved the ruins of Peninsula Castle, the authentic heritage of small ethnic group Karaites living in Trakai and of course the top must see site – the famous insular Castle on the lake, the original gothic style architectural monument from the end of the XIV century, a historical Museum of Trakai nowadays. Visiting the Castle will make you feel like going back to ancient times.

12:45-14:00 Lunch in „Kybynlar“ restaurant. Traditional Karaimes cuisine
14:00-15:00 „Holiday boat“ trip on Galves lake
15:00-16:00 Excursion to medieval Trakai Castle on Galves lake island
16:00-16:30 Trip to Anupriškės, Trakai district
16:30-17:30 Visit of „Tony Resort“ recreation and adventure park

Tony Resort is a recreation and amusement park, where you will find an excellent restauran, a wonderful hotel, the newest conference halls and wide variety of attractions: adventure park recreational trout fishing, tennis courts, beach volleyball, horse backriding hiking in the swamp, bicycle rental etc.

17:30-19:00 Trip to Kaunas, arrival to „Best Western Santaka“ hotel, check-in
19:30-21:30 Dinner in „Senieji rūsiai“ restaurant
Overnight in „Best Western Santaka“ hotel, Kaunas.

October 30th, Day 2

Kaunas - Vilnius

07:30-08:30 Breakfast at hotel
08:30-11:00 Kaunas City tour, visiting M. K. Čiurlionis

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.

11:00-11:30 Trip to Pažaislis Monastery and Guest House „Monte Pacis“
11:30-12:30 Excursion in Pažaislis Monastery
12:30-13:30 Lunch in „Monte Pacis“ restaurant
13:30-14:15 Inspection of Guest House "Monte Pacis"
14:15-15:45 Trip back to Vilnius

15:45-16:45 Check in at hotel "Holiday Inn"

17:00-18:15 Dinner at restaurant "Neringa" in the city center

19:00-21:00 Concert of Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra at Vilnius Congress Concert Hall
21:15 Transfer to the 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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