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Raseiniai
 

Raseiniai

Raseiniai district municipality is located in the western part of Lithuania, almost in the very centre of Lithuania, in the north-western part of Kaunas county, 76 km to the northwest from Kaunas city. The largest river in Raseiniai region – the Dubysa, one of the most beauteous rivers of Lithuania. There are the parts of Dubysa and Tytuvėnai regional parks. The territory of the municipality is also crossed by the Šešuvis, Šaltuona, Mituva rivers. There are 4 lakes (Meškys, Paežerė and others) and 14 ponds. The percentage share of woodland is not high, whereas a larger share of land is cultivated. Agricultural land makes up as much as 63.1 %, forests – 23 %, roads – 1.9 %, built-up area – 2.5 %, water bodies – 2.4 %, other land – 7.1 % of the municipality.

There are two towns – Raseiniai (administrative centre) and Ariogala; and seven townships – Betygala, Girkalnis, Lyduvėnai, Nemakščiai, Šiluva, Viduklė and Žaiginys. For the first time Raseiniai was  mentioned in 1253. In the 15th century, Raseiniai became a district (powiat) centre, while since 1585 – the capital of Žemaitija, a political and cultural centre. In 1792, the King and Grand Duke of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Stanisław August (Stanislovas Augustas) grated Raseiniai privileges whereby Magdeburg rights and a coat of arms of the town were approved. In 1831, Raseiniai was one of the main centres of an uprising in Žemaitija. The main industrial branches are textiles, food industry and manufacture of building materials.

The Dubysa River attracts nature-lovers, fans of rural tourism and canoe sport. The loops of the river, cut-off river bends, slopes grown with woods, torrential tributaries flowing through deep valleys form a unique ecosystem, rich in flora and fauna species. There are many castle mounds (those of Betygala, Lyduvėnai, Ariogala) and tumuli on the slopes of Dubysa valley. The lines of the song “Už Raseinių ant Dubysos teka saulė teka...” are well-known to all Lithuanians, whereas the bard of Lithuania, originating from Raseiniai region, Jonas Mačiulis-Maironis spent his childhood and his most wonderful verses, which often expressed the feelings of the entire nation, were born there.

The most important architectural and cultural monuments – an elementary school, the church of the Assumption in Raseiniai, a monument Žemaitis (sculptor V. Grybas), Lyduvėnai railway bridge, a complex of castle mounds in Molavėnai, the basilica and chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Šiluva. One of the most visited places in Raseiniai district – Šiluva township, which is considered to be the main element of individuality of the district. It is the anchor of the Lithuanian pilgrimage road – one of the main centres of attraction to worshippers, a place of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Europe (1608). In 1993, Šiluva was honoured by the visit of the Pope John Paul II; in 2003, a spiritual centre named a house of John Paul II was opened in Šiluva.

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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!