Adventure trip – tour with a guide (8 days)

Adventure trip – tour with a guide (8 days)

An original approach to discovering Lithuania. The main resources of Lithuania are its amazing nature, rich culture and unique people. During the tour, you will get acquainted with the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, known as the Baroque pearl of Europe, Dzukija National Park, which is home to more than four thousand species of fauna and flora, and Klaipeda region, with its endless pastures and breath-taking Curonian Spit. During the trip, we offer to try out various sporting activities, discover the Lithuanian cuisine and experience a once in a lifetime adventure.

Overall distance travelled: 342 miles on a bus, 34 miles cycling, 9 miles on a ship.

Trip agenda:

Day 1: Arrival in Vilnius (Lithuania)

Arrival in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Meeting the tour guide. An overnight stay in Vilnius.

Day 2: Vilnius

We start the day with a guided tour around the Old Town of Vilnius. Vilnius is home to one of the largest old towns in Europe. It is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. After lunch, we spend 2 hours in the Vingis park riding Segways. An overnight stay in Vilnius.

Day 3: Vilnius –Trakai – Druskininkai. (Approx. an 80-mile-long bus ride)

After breakfast, we take a bus trip to Trakai. In the XIVth century, Trakai was the capital of Lithuania and the main residence of its Grand Duke. It is home to a castle (currently a museum) surrounded by the Lake Galve. Upon arrival, we take a 6-mile-long walk. A well-equipped Varniai nature walking path will provide an opportunity to take a stroll over a raised marsh. In Trakai, not only we will visit the castle and its museum, but also check out the local delicacy Kibinai – traditional pastries, popular with Karaite ethnic minority in Lithuania. After lunch, we will take a bus to Druskininkai – a resort famous for its mineral streams and luxurious SPA procedures. An overnight stay in Druskininkai.

Day 4: Druskininkai. Kayaking. (Approx. a 50-mile-long bus ride)

We will spend the day in the Dzukija National PAN Park which is on the list of 13 most famous national parks in Europe. If we are in luck, here in the forest we can even spot the rare Black Grouse and Western Capercaillie. After a pleasant kayak sail, we will have a picnic in Marcinkonys, where we will try the national signature dishes of the Dzukija region. Afterwards, a local guide will take us to the raised march and reveal the unique secrets of nature (around a 5-mile-long walk). Afterwards, we take a short bus trip to Druskininkai, where we will still have some time to try out various SPA treatments. An overnight stay in Druskininkai.

Day 5: Druskininkai-Kaunas. (Approx. an 80-mile-long bus ride)

After breakfast, we take a trip to the Grutas Park, located on the outskirts of Druskininkai. After Lithuania regained its independence, various Soviet statues were taken down and dumped in different places. One of the local businessmen requested the Lithuanian authorities to grant him the possession of the sculptures, so that he could build a privately financed museum. Currently, it is the only museum of the kind in the entire world. Next, we will head to Kaunas – the second largest city in Lithuania and home to a cosy old town, as well as a famous pedestrian promenade. An overnight stay in Kaunas.

Day 6: Kaunas-Vente Cape-Nida. (Approx. a 130-mile-long bus ride and 9 miles on a ship)

Today, our target destination is the Curonian Spit and Nida. In order to get there, we will take a bus all the way through the historical Klaipeda region along the banks of River Nemunas up to the Vente Cape. Vente Cape? is home to the largest bird ringing station in Lithuania. Throughout the tour, we will learn a lot about bird ringing practices and scientific research in the field of bird migration. After lunch, we will get on a ship heading to Nida. An overnight stay in Nida.

Day 7: Nida-Klaipeda. (Approx. 35 miles)

An entire day spent riding a bicycle. At first, we will hop onto our bikes and ride to the summer residence of the famous Nobel prize-winning author Thomas Mann. Then we will leave Nida to get acquainted with the surrounding dunes, coastline and the best cycle track in Lithuania. On our way we will dedicate some time for a hearty picnic and a dip in the sea. Next, we will cross the waters on a small ferry to Klaipeda. An overnight stay in Klaipeda.

Day 8: Klaipeda. Departure or extension of the trip.

 

Additional information

Tour dates:

  • 20.06-27.06.2020
  • 11.07-18.07.2020
  • 08.08-15.08.2020

Bicycle tour with a guide, price per person:

  • 890,- Eur
  • 190,- Eur supplement for a single room occupancy.

The price includes:

  • 6 nights in a hotel incl. of breakfast
  • 5 dinners in hotels, 2 dinners at restaurants, a picnic
  • Guide services on days 1-6
  • Baggage transfers between hotels
  • Bus transfers, according to the tour agenda
  • Ferry tickets from Uostadvaris to Nida
  • Ferry tickets from the Curonian Lagoon to Klaipeda
  • Museum entry fees: Trakai Castle, Grutas Park, Bird Ringing Station, Summer Residence of Thomas Mann.

Additional services subject to extra charge:

  • Rent of an electric bicycle with 7 gears – EUR 15 per day
  • Additional nights at hotels in Klaipeda and Vilnius, incl. breakfast
  • Double room: 70,- Eur
  • Single room 60,- Euro
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Vilnius: 30,- Eur
  • Pervežimas į oro uostą  Palangoje 40,- Eur
  • Transfer to the airport in Palanga: 20,- Eur
  • Transfer to the bus/train station in Klaipeda 20,- Eur

Note:

  • The smallest group of participants: 6 people
  • You are welcome to order the tour on other dates subject to a group of no less than 6 travellers.