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Aukstaitija(Aukštaitija)
 

Aukstaitija(Aukštaitija)

The lands of Aukštaitija (the present north-eastern and eastern part of Lithuania ) were the prime nucleus of the Lithuanian State . Around the 11th century the Duchy of Lithuania was formed here. Due to insightful diplomatic relations it became the most powerful Baltic Duchy in the 12th century when compared to the neighbouring Poland and Russia . People of Aukštaitija were first mentioned in the chronicle of Peter of Duisburg describing the fights of Duke Vytenis to protect and strengthen the territory of the Duchy (1294 – 1300) - Austechia, terra regis Lethowie (Aukštaitija, the land of Lithuania’s King). Aukštaitija is the biggest ethnographic region of Lithuania . People used to live here in free planned homesteads or street-planned villages, where dwelling houses were situated along the road and outbuildings – in the back of the yard. The Aukštaitija National Park still accommodates 40 of such exotic “live” (inhabited) villages. Vivid and bright colours prevail in traditional textiles and national costumes of this region. People still sing thousand-year-old sutartinės of Aukštaitija (ancient polyphonic songs). These songs have retained their archaic musical and poetical form. The tunes of these songs witness their ancient origin and elaborate polyphonic language speaks of high musical culture of those days. These polyphonic songs represent an exceptional phenomenon not only in Lithuanian but in the world’s folklore too. Along with vocal music Aukštaitija people enjoyed original instrumental polyphony performed by pan pipes and horns. It’s hard to tell whether Aukštaitija people started singing or tasting beer first. Aukštaitija, especially Biržai district, is known as the land of brewers. Biržai castle is home to the Beer Museum and three breweries of the town offer different brands of beer. A big industrial brewery Utenos Alus is located in Utena, another town of Aukštaitija . Rich culinary heritage of Aukštaitija is a member of the Culinary Heritage Europe, so if you want to try some traditional specialties of the region – follow the sign “Kulinarinis paveldas. Aukštaitija”

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!