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History, beauty lure visitors to Lithuania ( 30/04/2004)
 

History, beauty lure visitors to Lithuania ( 30/04/2004)

THE WASHINGTON POST
Friday, April 30, 2004
History, beauty lure visitors to Lithuania
By Gary Lee and Andrea Sachs
THE WASHINGTON POST

Where: Northern Europe, bordering Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia.

Why go: The Old Town of Vilnius, the capital city, is one of Europe's most attractive town centers. With its medley of architectural styles (Gothic to classical), cobblestone streets and brown-brick facades, it offers a near-perfect glimpse into the past. Kaunas, the country's second-largest city, is an alluring enclave of well-preserved buildings dating from the 14th century.

Don't Miss: the intriguing cultural attractions of Vilnius, such as the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, which documents the extermination of the city's vibrant Jewish community during WWII; the KGB Museum, where thousands of Lithuanians were interrogated and tortured during the Soviet occupation; and Paneriai, a small museum with a memorial to WWII victims outside the capital in a beautiful forest; the stebuklas tile between the Vilnius cathedral and bell tower, which marks the beginning of a human chain that some 2 million Baltic citizens formed between Vilnius and Tallinn in 1989 to protest the Soviet occupation; the Hill of Crosses, near Siauliai, blanketed in thousands of crosses; Gruto Parkas, near Druskinin-kai, an outdoor museum of notorious Soviet political figures; the sea resort of Palanga and its Amber Museum, with thousands of examples of "Baltic Gold"; the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante, a site of wooden sculptures based on legends and folk tales.

Sample Packages: Visit Lithuania has a host of land-only packages that range from a weekend in Vilnius to a week traveling from the city to a sea resort.

The "Lithuanian Experience," a 10-day escorted tour, includes the Dzukija National Park, a drive along Panemune castle road and a climb up the Hill of Witches. The price of $1,460 includes accommodations, some meals, transfers, tours and more. Departures are May 28, June 18, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 10.

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!