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Utena
 

Utena

Utena (pop. 33.1 thousand), the present capital of the Aukštaitija ethnographic region, was first mentioned in written sources in 1261. In 1599 the town was granted a trade privilege. Destroyed during the Nordic War, Utena started reviving in the 19th century when the Kaunas-Daugavpils highway and later a branch of the Panevėžys-Švenčionys narrow gauge railway were built.

Utena started developing at a rapid pace after Lithuania became an independent state in 1918. In several years, 400 houses were constructed and around 30 km of streets were built. A market place housed 34 shops and 3 mills were in operation.

The oldest building of Utena that survived till the present is the Post-office Station in the Classicist style (1835). The Russian tsar Nicholas I with his son Alexander, the Russian painter Ilya Repin and the famous French writer Honore de Balzac visited the station and exchanged their horses here. Presently, the building of the Post-office houses Art School and Picture Gallery. Utena boasts the nice Ascension Church of the 19th century in Neo-Baroque style, whose interior is decorated with valuable works of the Italian school painters and local masters. Utena region had plenty of folk artists who would sculpture the crucifix. The Utena Local Lore Museum stores a rich collection of wood carvers’ works, which has been collected since 1929. The oldest sculptures made by cross makers date back to the 17th-19th centuries.

Utena is crossed by the rivulets of Utenėlė, Krašuona, Vieša and Rašė, and adorned with two of the District’s 186 lakes, the tranquil Dauniškis and Vyžuonaitis. The Kloviniai Pond and the Hill of Wedding, where folk artists put up sculptures representing scenes from the old Lithuanian wedding ceremonies, attract crowds of holidaymakers. Utena County boasts Lithuania’s oldest Aukštaitija National Park which is rich in lakes, forests and ethnographic villages.
The Aukštaitija Culinary Heritage is a member of the European Culinary Heritage. Utena is also famous for its tasty beer.
 
utena pastas optUtena piliakalniai

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!