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Marijampole (Marijampolė)
 

Marijampole (Marijampolė)

Marijampolė (pop. 47.7thousand) is the capital city of Suvalkija (Sūduva), the Užnemunė ethnic region of Lithuania.

The town, settled by the Šešupė River, originated from the village of Pašešupis, first mentioned in the historical records back in 1667. In the 18th century the village evolved into Starapolė Town. Upon having constructed a monastery the town was given the name of Marijampolė. On 23 February 1792, Marijampolė was granted a privilege of the Magdeburg rights and became a real town and an important trade centre of Užnemunė.

In late 19th century Marijampolė became the centre of the national movement as well as education of Užnemunė. The rebirth of Lithuania’s independence was inspired by J.Basanavičius, V.Kudirka, K.Grinius and other prominent personalities. Book spreaders secretly distributed Lithuanian publications forbidden by the Tsarist authorities. The town started developing at a rapid pace after Lithuania became an independent state in 1918. Despite the fact that the town badly suffered during World War II– the Germans exterminated the Jewish community in 1941, the Soviets exiled many residents to Siberia, and the town itself was given the name of Kapsukas–the most beautiful buildings have survived.

Rich architectural heritage consists of shrines of different faiths in the classicism and historism styles, and educational institutions, a railway station and other buildings constructed during the interwar period. After Lithuania restored its independence for the second time, the town regained its former name of Marijampolė. The town put up monuments to prominent state, public and culture figures, including linguist J.Jablonskis, writer V.Mykolaitis-Putinas and others, who lived there. The Vytautas the Great, Poetry, Pašešupis (in the Šešupė River valley) and Marijampolės Marios (Marijampolė Lagoon) Parks attract town’s residents and guests by diverse flora and nicely arranged spaces. There are several hill-forts and a number of other historical sites in the town’s environs and the county. The Vištytis Regional Park is a popular place of recreation.

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Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!