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Facts about Lithuania

Area: 65,300 km2.

Location: Lithuania is a state on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.

Neighbouring states: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.

Climate: between maritime and continental. Average temperature in July is 23°C, and average temperature in January is -4.9°C.

Landscape: Lithuania is a flat country, lowland plains make up 75% of its territory.

Language: the official language of the Republic of Lithuania is the Lithuanian language.

Population: 3,394,000.

Capital: Vilnius.

Form of government: parliamentary democracy. Head of state: President, the executive branch: Government (appointed by the President), the legislative branch: Seimas (unicameral parliament, direct election).

Administrative division: the territory of Lithuania is divided into 10 counties. Counties are subdivided into 60 municipalities. Municipalities consist of 546 elderships.

Largest cities according to the population: Vilnius (553,200), Kaunas (373,700), Klaipėda (191,600), Šiauliai (132,700), Panevėžys (118,800).

Ethnic composition: Lithuanians: 83.5%, Poles: 6.7%, Russians: 6.3%, Belorussians: 1.2%, other: 2.3%. There are 115 ethnicities in total in Lithuania.

Religion: Roman Catholic Church. There are also communities of Eastern Orthodox Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Evangelical Reformation Church, Old Believers, Judaism, Islam, and others.

Life expectancy: average life expectancy for Lithuanians: 71 years; men: 66, women: 77.

National currency: litas (Lt). 3.4528 Lt = 1 euro.

Independence:

  • declared: 16 February 1918
  • restored: 11 March 1990


Lithuania joined NATO 29 March 2004, and on 1 May 2004 it became a member state of the EU.

Coat of Arms and Flag:

Coat of arms             Flag

Public Holidays:

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • February 16: Day of Reestablishment of the State of Lithuania (1918)
  • March 11: Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)
  • Easter (First Sunday and Monday of spring with full moon)
  • May 1: International Labour Day
  • June 24: St John‘s Feast (Midsummer)
  • July 6: Statehood Day (Coronation of Mindaugas)
  • August 15: Assumption Day (Žolinė)
  • November 1: All Saints’ Day
  • December 25 and 26: Christmas

 Medieval Lithuania was the main force, which stopped the German expantion to the East, defeating the Teutonic Order and the Order of the Sword in a number of battles. In the 13th century the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Order and the Order of the Sword suffered defeats in 16 major battles. 13 of these battles were fougth with Lithuanians. 6 Livonian land masters and 443 knights (brothers) of the Order perished in them, while 2 of the rest of these major victories belong to the Semigallians, acting as Lithuanian allies.
       22 September 1236 - The Battle of Šiauliai (Saule, Schaulen). The Samogitians crushed the Knights of the Sword. Master Volkwin and 48-60 knights perished.
       13 July 1260 - The Battle of Durbe (Durben). The Samogitians and Curuonians crushed the Teutonic Order. Livonian Land Master Burchard of Hornhausen, Prussian Land Marshall Botel, and 150 knights perished.
       16 February, 1270. - The Battle on the Ice of Karuse (Kerrus). The Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights of Livonia. The Livonian Land Master Otto of Lutenberg and 52 knights perished.
       5 March, 1279. - The Battle of Aizkraukle (Ascheraden). The Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights of Livonia.  The Livonian Land Master Ernest of Rassburg and 71 knight perished.
       10 June, 1294. - The Battle of Trojanów. The Lithuanians (led by the Grand Duke Vytenis) crushed the Polish forces of the land of Kuyavia.
       1 Junne 1298. - The Battle of Turaida (Treiden). The Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights of Livonia. The Livonian Land Master Bruno and 22 knights perished.
       7 April, 1311. - The Battle of Woplauken. The Teutonic knights of Prussia crushed the Lithuanian army led by Grand Duke Vytenis.
       27 July, 1320. - The Battle of Medininkai. The Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights of Prussia, that invaded Samogitia.
       2 February, 1348. - The Battle of Strėva (Strebe, Strawe). The Prussian branch of the Teutonic knights defeated the Lithuanian army. Narimantas, son of Gediminas, perished.
       Autumn 1362 - The Battle of Blue Waters. The Lithuanian army led by the Grand Duke Algirdas crushed the Tatars and occupied Podolia and Kiev.
       18 February, 1370. - The Battle of Rudau. The Teutonic Knights crushed the Lithuanian army suffering great losses.
       12 August, 1399. - The Battle of the Vorskla River. The Tatars crushed the Lithuanian army and their allies led by the Grand Duke Vytautas.
       15 July, 1410. - The Battle of Tannenberg (Grunwald, Žalgiris). The Polish and Lithuanian army led by the Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas crushed the army of the Teutonic Knights marking the end of the Teutonic Order might. 
       1 September, 1435. - The Battle of Ukmergė (Wilkomierz, Pabaiskas). Žygimantas Kęstutaitis (suported by Poland) defeated his rival Švitrigaila (who was supported by the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Order).
       14 July, 1500. - The Battle of the Vedrosha River. The Lithuanian army was defeated by the Russian forces. The commander of the Lithuanian army Constantine Ostrogski was taken captive.
       5 August, 1506. - The Battle of Kletsk. The Lithuanian army crushed the Tatar army of Crimea that invaded deep into Lithuania.
       8 September, 1514. - The Battle of Orsha. The Lithuanian army led by Constantine Ostrogski crushed the Muscovite army.

Lithuania is an independent democratic state. The territory of the State of Lithuania shall be integral and shall not be divided into any State-like formations. These principles of the Lithuanian statehood have been firmly embedded in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 25 October 1992 by way of referendum.

The Constitution provides for the supreme sovereign power to be executed directly by the people or through democratically elected representatives. Sovereign state power is vested in the people of Lithuania and is exercised by the President, the Seimas, the Government and the Judiciary.



There are four main regions in Lithuania, commonly called “ethnographic” regions. This is because each one has a distinct character expressed by differences in its folk culture. They also differ in their topography, flora and fauna, and each one has its own dialect version of the language.

In Lithuania there are 103 cities (in Lithuanian: singular – miestas, plural – miestai). The term city is defined by the Parliament of Lithuania as compact areas populated by more than 3,000 people of whom at least two thirds work in the industry or service sector. Those settlements which have a population of less than 3,000 but historically had city status are still considered to be cities. Smaller settlements are called miestelis (plural miesteliai) which is translated as towns. Even smaller settlements (villages) are called kaimas (plural kaimai). Often the official status is not clear and people refer to both towns and villages as gyvenvietė (plural gyvenvietės) which in essence means settlement.

The cities started to form in the 13th-14th century together with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The first city to receive city rights was Klaipėda. According to medieval law, a city could have its own fairs, taverns, guilds, courts, etc. Some former cities lost their status are now just towns or villages, for example Kernavė or Merkinė. Most of the cities in Lithuania are old, established before the 18th century. Their location is mostly determined by trade and transportation routes. Some of the newer cities grew because of railroad construction, for exampleKaišiadorys, Vievis, Radviliškis, Ignalina or Mažeikiai. In the last century cities grew new to big industry centers, for example Visaginas, Elektrėnai or Naujoji Akmenė. Five cities – Birštonas, Druskininkai, Neringa, Palanga and Anykščiai – have a special resort status.

Most of the cities are small. There are only 19 cities with population of more than 20,000. Cities are quite evenly spread out through the territory of Lithuania. This forms a good network to support economic development throughout the country. At the 2001 census 66.7% of the population lived in cities and the percentage is growing.

[WikipediA]

Dear Traveller,

You have a new book in your hands, introducing all Lithuanian resorts and resort areas for the first time. Body tempering, health improvement, the prevention of illnesses, treatment, and rehabilitation by applying natural factors for centuries is related to our resorts: Birštonas, Druskininkai, Neringa, and Palanga.

Already in 1587 there was a mineral water treatment facility operating in Lithuania. Druskininkai resort was established in 1838, and the first patients came to Birštonas in 1846. Palanga was famous for its climate and sea swimming from the beginning of the 19th century. Every resort in Lithuania is unique and specific:

Birštonas features mineral water used for treatment, and moor mud. Its history, and the unique landscape formed by the meanders of the Nemunas River, and tranquillity distinguishes Birštonas from other resorts;

Druskininkai features mineral water used for treatment, moor mud procedures, air suitable for treatment,the Wellness Park, unique attractions and places to visit;

Neringa, with its shores washed by the waters of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon, is exceptional with picturesque sand dunes, seashores and nature included in the list of heritage objects of UNESCO;

Palanga is unique because it was established on the shores of the Baltic Sea, where the air saturated with iodine complements the treatment qualities of mineral water and mud, helping to develop a full complex of healing factors widely applied for sanatorium treatment and wellness;

Anyksčiai and Ignalina resort areas are the centres of wellness, active leisure and tourism, fascinating visitors by the remarkable beauty of nature both in summer and in winter.

The book offers information on the geographic locations, history, and climate in the resorts and resort areas, about the places to visit, traditional cultural and sporting events, and natural treatment resources in a specific resort area or resort. It also offers information about institutions providing the services of resorts, treatments, spas and wellness, active leisure and entertainment, etc.

Antanas Serafinas Zenkevičius
President of the Lithuanian Association of Resorts

Although Lithuania is relatively small country it has a lot of famous people in sports, art, science, politics and other.

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Until the 20th century Lithuania was a traditional agricultural nation. The agricultural and farming economy was accompanied since the Middle Ages, by craftsmanship, developed both in urban and rural areas. Lithuanian cities had only partial political autonomy, and the third estate was never strong enough until the last quarter 19th century. Therefore urban industries had some peculiarities. First, the medieval structure of craft guilds existed in Lithuania up to the end of the 19th century. In addition third estate had to compete with strong rivals in manufacturing: the Catholic Church and the nobility, who ran a variety of works as well. During the 15th and 16th a the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, bishops, lords and state dignitaries launched export-orientated forestry and wood industries, and began to develop almost all the branches of industry that were necessary for domestic, local or even regional needs. These Industries were developed in small private towns, established and ruled by the nobility, or at la manors that had their own small industries such as fulleries, spinneries, flax and felting mills, potteries, breweries and distilleries, leather industries (tanneries, saddler wear industries), even ironworks, and others that had to satisfy all the needs of and peasantry life. In the 16th-17th centuries large manufactories such as linen and silk-weaving mills, paper mills, glass, wood, brick and metal works were established at the latifundia of the Lithuanian aristocracy. For long periods cities represented a specific mixture of urban and rural life styles. For these reasons Lithuania has a dense I of towns that used to have their own local industry for a long while.

[Jurate Markeviciene]

Lithuania is the biggest of the three Baltic states and covers an area roughly the same size as Ireland. It borders Latvia in the north, Belarus in the south-east, the Baltic Sea in the west and Poland and the truncated Kaliningrad Region of Russia in the south-west. It's a predominantly flat country, and its highest point, Juozapin?s, measures only 294m (964ft). Lithuania's Baltic coast extends about 100km (62mi), half of which lies along the extraordinary Curonian Spit - a pencil thin 98km (61mi) long sandbar that's up to 66m (216ft) high.

Just over one quarter of Lithuania is forested, in particular the south-west of the country. Elk, deer, wild boar, wolf and lynx inhabit the forests, though you're unlikely to bump into any without some guidance. Lithuania also has about 2000 otters, and Lake Zuvintas, in the south, is an important breeding ground and migration halt for water birds. There are five national parks in Lithuania and a number of nature reserves, the highlight being the Kursiu Nerija National Park, a special environment of high dunes, pine forests, beaches, a lagoon and sea coasts.

The Lithuanian climate is temperate. From May to September daytime highs vary from about 14 to 22?C (57 to 72?F), but between November and March it rarely gets above 4?C (39?F). July and August, the warmest months, are also wet, with days of persistent showers. May, June and September are more comfortable, while late June can be thundery. Slush under foot is something you have to cope with in autumn, when snow falls then melts, and in spring, when the winter snow thaws.

Seaside:

Whole shore is 90 km long. The most unique part of seaside is the Curonian split – the peninsula, which starts in Kaliningrad and creates the Curonian sea.

Lakes: Biggest lakes in Lithuania:

  • Drūkšiai – 44,8 sq. km
  • Dysnai – 24 sq. km
  • Dusia – 23,3 sq. km

Rivers: Total length of rivers in Lithuania is 76 800 km. Longest rivers:

  • Nemunas – 475 km in Lithuania (total 937)
  • Nėris - 234 km (510)
  • Venta – 161 km (343)

Forests: Forests and bushes cover 30 percent of area. The biggest forests are:

  • Dainava wood – 1450 sq. km
  • Labanoras wood – 911 sq. km
  • Kazlų Rūda forest – 587 sq. km

Relief: Lithuania is the country of flat lands, they cover about 75 percents of country. The highest hills (above the sea lever):

  • Aukštasis kalnas – 293,8 m
  • Juozapinė – 293,6 m
  • Kruopinė – 293,4 m

Nature has been generous to Lithuania. Although there are no mountains or great forests, the country's beauty lies in the diversity of its landscape. This is a place of rolling hills and gentle plains; of quietly flowing rivers and of lakes which reflect the blueness of the sky. The largest river, the Nemunas, gathers and carries the waters of many tributaries to the Baltic Sea, wherein lies Lithuania's famous "amber coast". Called the Curonian Spit, it is a sixty mile-long bank of sand dunes and pine trees which stretches from the southwest to the seaport of Klaipėda and encloses the vast Curonian Lagoon. For centuries, amber, Lithuania's precious harvest of the sea, has been washed onto these golden sands.

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Five national parks have been established in various regions of Lithuania for the protection and study of the countries diverse natural, cultural and historical heritage. Agricultural and recreational activities are restricted within their boundaries as the parks are administered according to a specifically designed programme. They are, however, open to visitors.

Aukštaitija and Žemaitija National Parks feature moraine hills, uplands and strings of lakes created by the Ice Age.

Dzūkija National Park is a conservation area protecting plains and valleys, rivers, forests and inland dunes.

Trakai Historical National Park encompasses the medieval capital of Lithuania and its surrounding lakes and majestic countryside. The largest lake, Galvė, is distinguished by a red brick castle fortress built in the 14th and 15th centuries on an island and seems to rise straight out of thewater. Ever since the 15th century, Trakai has been the home of a small Karaite community, which has succeeded in preserving its own religion, customs and culture within Lithuania.

The Curonian Spit National Park protects the unique sand spit which encloses Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic. Its long ridge of white sand dunes were formed by wind and water and is home to rare species flora and fauna. The dunes conceal old villages now buried beneath their sands, but there are several modern fishermen's settlements on the shores of the lagoon. These settlements are built in an architectural style unique to this coast and a legacy left by the ethnic Curonian balts who lived here until the end of the 16th century.



There are 30 regional parks in Lithuania, one of them being historical. Lithuania‘s regional parks can be grouped into the following categories according to their general landscape type:
  • Coastal and lagoon regional parks: coastal cliff (Pajūris), lagoon valley (Kaunas Lagoon);
  • River valley regional parks: deep valley (Dubysa, Krekenava, Pagramantis, Panemuniai, Salantai), shallow
  • valley (Venta, Dieveniškiai historical), delta valley (Nemunas Delta), great loops (Nemunas Loops, Neris), riverside (Rambynas), sub-valley gullies (Pavilniai);
  • Forested lake regions and hilly regional parks: valley lake regions (Labanoras), valley lake hills (Anykščiai, Gražutė, Kurtuvėnai, Sirvėta, Verkiai), lake hills (Aukštadvaris, Varniai), lakeshore hills (Vištytis), lakes (Asveja, Meteliai, Sartai, Veisiejai);
  • Plateau and plain regional parks: karst plain (Biržai), lake plateaus (Tytuvėnai), river plains (Žagarė).

There are about 6,000 lakes in Lithuania, covering 950 km², or 1.5% of the territory of Lithuania. The lakes are not evenly distributed; most are situated in the Baltic Highlands, which begin near the border with Poland on the southeast and extend northward along the border with Belarus to Latvia.

About 1,200 are supported only by groundwater and neither receive nor distribute any surface water. However, many of the other lakes are interconnected by complex passages and rivulets. These lake systems are major tourist attractions in Aukštaitija National Park and are popular with kayakers. The lakes in and near the Molėtai district municipality are a weekend destination for many residents of Vilnius, who have built summer houses and villas in the area.

The most famous Lithuanian lakes are Drūkšiai which is the biggest one (44 sq.km width), the longest lake Asveja (21,9 km length) and the deepest  Tauragnas(60,5m depth).

 

In Lithuania there are 2834 lakes larger than 0.5 ha

Major lakes 1


Area, ha

Depth, m

Druksiai

4479.0

33.3

Dysnai

2439.4

6.0

Dusia

2334.2

31.7

Sartai

1331.6

22.0

Luodis

1320.0

16.5

Metelys

1292.0

15.0

Platelių (lake)

1209.6

46.6

Avilys

1209.0

13.5

Rekyvos(lake)

1150.9

7.0

Alausas

1054.0

42.0

Total area - 880 km2.
1 Lake Vistytis could be the 4th but very small part of it is situated on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.

Rivers of Lithuania are typical lowland rivers: they are slow, they make meanders, the valleys are wide. Because of abundant precipitation, the river net is dense: on the average 0.99 km of rivers flow in 1 km² of the territory. However, the rivers are not evenly distributed. The highest density is in the Samogitian Highlands where it rains more often and in the northern Lithuania where the soil has clay and it does not allow the water to drain underground. The lowest density is in the southeastern Lithuania where the soil has a lot sand and the rainwater quickly ooze into the underground.

Almost 70% (some 49,600 km²) of the territory of Lithuania are drained by the Neman River and its tributaries. The other 5 river basins are small and located nears the borders: Mūša-Nemunėlis (Lielupe; 8,976 km²), Venta (5,140 km²), Daugava (1,857 km²), small rivers flowing into the Baltic Sea (2,523 km²) and Pregolya (54 km²). During the winter all rivers freeze over. In the spring almost all rivers flood from melting snow and ice. However, usually only in the Neman River delta the water bursts out of the valley. Nowadays floods are controlled by dams and also due to drainage most rivers have lower water levels than they used to have. In the western Lithuania rivers tend to irregularly flood during the fall because of excessive rains. In the eastern Lithuania rivers tend to discharge a constant amount of water because they are regulated by flow-through lakes and sandy soil, which quickly absorbs any excess rain or snow water.

In Lithuania there are 816 rivers longer than 10 km

 

Major rivers (in kilometres)


Total length

Length in the country

Nemunas

937

475

Neris

510

234

Venta

346

161

Sesupe

298

209

Musa (Lielupe)

284

146

Sventoji

246

246

Nevezis

209

209

Merkys

203

190

Minija

202

202

 

 

Fishing in Lithuania is one of the best in Europe. There are lakes, rivers and the Baltic Sea where fishermen can have a chance to fish “the trophy of their live”.

The most popular places for fishing in Lithuania are the delta of the Nemunas, the environs of Klaipeda, the Baltic Sea coast near Palanga, the Kurshskaya Spit and the lakes in the National parks in Zhemaitia and Aukshaitia.

The Nemunas, the main river of the country, is rich in different kinds of fish. There are pikes, perches, salmon and zanders there. Those who want to fish in the delta of the Nemunas can stay in such small towns as Rusne, Shilute, Kintai, Shvekshna or in many village houses on the banks of the rivers Atmata, Vorusna and Rusne.

Herring is the main fish in the Baltic Sea. In such places as Palanga and Klipeda you may rent a vessel with a captain and a guide to fish herring .

According to the Lithuanian Law you may fish only if you have a special card (permit) or a license. You can buy a card in specialized fishing shops. Young people under 16 and people over 65 do not need special permitting cards.

Lithuanian forests are full of wild animals including deer, wild bears, beavers, elks and many others. One is allowed to hunt elks, wild bears, wolves, foxes, hares and birds, such as geese, ducks and woodcocks. Hunting season starts in April, the busiest months for hunting are November, December and January. After the end of the season the hunters have to register their trophies, as it's necessary for the animal control. Hunting used to be a privilege of government members and large companies' top managers. Hunting with beaters and dogs is most popular now.

Hunting tours in Lithuania


There are a lot of interesting bird species in this country, but only small proportion of birdwatchers are birding them. 
In order to give you a pleasure and more knowledge about birds in Lithuania and our culture,

Visit Lithuania part `Know where You go!` was created. 

Early Spring

Seabirds, Owls, Woodpeckers and Grouses
Birding along the Baltic Sea, inland lakes, fishponds, marshes and forests
April,
Birds: 100 – 120 species
Lithuania is situated in northeast Europe. It is a compact low-lying county with extensive forests, lakes, fishponds and a relatively short coastline adjoining the Baltic Sea. Our main interest is the Baltic Sea coast with its varied birdlife and wildfowl including a regular flock of Steller’s Eiders. The migration of wildfowl along the Baltic is impressive with huge flocks of migrant geese and swans. Inland, the extensive pine forests on the border with Belarus offer us lekking Black Grouse and Common Capercaillie. In addition to this, we have an excellent chance of observing most of Europe’s woodpeckers and, hopefully, Eurasian Pygmy andTengmalm’s Owls.

Late Spring - early Summer

Breeding birds season
Birding along the Baltic Sea, inland lakes, fishponds, marshes and forests
June – mid July,
Birds: 110 – 140 species

Autumn migration

Birding along the Baltic Sea, inland lakes, fishponds, marshes and forests
September – October
Birds: 100 – 120 species
Lithuania, situated in northeast Europe, is a compact low-lying country with extensive forests, lakes, fishponds and a relatively short coastline adjoining the Baltic Sea. Our main interest is the Baltic Sea and Kurshiu Lagoon with their varied birdlife of wildfowl and large concentrations of Common Cranes. The migration along the coast is impressive, with flocks of geese, swans, ducks and passerines. In addition to this, we have a chance of locating some of Europe’s rarer woodpeckers and other forest birds.

BIRD WATCHING TOUR IN LITHUANIA

Our guide: Vytautas Jusys

Born in 1963. Interested in birds from childhood. Since 1981 till now working as a bird ringer in "Ventes ragas" ("Ventes" peninsula) bird ringing station, and during 30 years he has ringed over half of million birds...
One of leading field ornithologists and bird fotographers in Lithuania.
Co-author of the several monographs ("Lithuanian breeding bird atlas", "Water birds", "Breeding bird atlas of Klaipeda region", "Ventes Ragas ornithological station", etc.)
Languages - Lithuanian, Russian, little English.

As Lithuania is a country of forest, lakes and rivers, the best way to see the beauty of them is to walk around. That is way a lot of Lithuanian National parks provide routes to walk around or make the cognitive paths in order to understand and feel the beauty and uniqueness of the nature that surrounds this country. The goal of the cognitive path is to acquaint visitors with the model forest management in a protected area, with forest and natural values and continuous processes that takes place in them. You will learn how to use the wood with minimal impact on different kinds of organisms living in the forest and their habitat.

Lithuanian culture has experienced influences by different traditions and factors that can still be felt at present. It is also significant for an interesting merge of elements of pagan mythology and Christianity. Starting from the Renaissance and on to the later epochs, Western European cultural tradition has clearly had the greatest influence on professional art in Lithuania. In the 20th century, throughout the period of independent Lithuania, highly productive relations between our country and other European states enriched Lithuanian culture on the whole and encouraged the development of its modern culture.

The roots of versatile Lithuanian culture lie back in the multicultural legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (14th - 18th centuries). The boundaries of Lithuanian culture have always been beyond the borders of ethnic Lithuania. Outstanding personalities, who lived in the territory of the present-day Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, are often ascribed to the Lithuanian culture.

Surviving many influences, which came with migrant artists, occupations, forced and strategic political unions, through cultural and scientific exchange, Lithuanians have persistently protected the identity of their traditional culture and its formative elements.

The history of contemporary professional Lithuanian art and music started with artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875 - 1911). The works by this talented artist combined symbolism and romanticism. Lithuanian literature, arts, theatre and music flourished within the first years of independence of Lithuania as a state. Alas, a part of Lithuanian authors, actors and scientists were forced into emigration by dramatic events of the 20th century. The works by Lithuanian emigrant writers and artists created in Western Europe and USA nowadays have become an integral part of Lithuanian cultural heritage.

The most recent cultural events in Lithuania grow out of the fertile soil of ethnic culture traditions and the European context. Not once has Lithuanian theatre been highly appreciated by Lithuanian as well as foreign audience and theatre critics. Such directors as Eimuntas Nekrosius, Oskaras Korsunovas, Rimas Tuminas, Jonas Vaitkus and Gintaras Varnas are ranked among international theatre celebrities.

Our country can also boast of many well-known professional symphonic and chamber orchestras, choirs, opera singers and ballet dancers. Cultural events happening all year round encompass marvelous annual festivals of classical music, theatre, cinema and poetry presenting performances by many eminent Lithuanian and foreign artists. Lithuania is widely known as a jazz country, famous for its several international jazz festivals organized by jazz performers and fans in Kaunas, Birstonas and Vilnius.

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vilna-gaon-portraitTour "Jewish Heritage Trail"

 

9 days / 8 nights


Beat of Jewish history in three Baltic States is still appreciable!

Come and get acquainted with many important objects and places to Jewish people in the Baltic States, such as Medieval Jewish quarter, Ghettos of Vilna, Jewish State Museum, Ninth Fort Museum, Memorial to the victims of the Nazis and others.

Visit Jewish communities and share one's experience and feelings with others.

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SanctiWayside crosses, chapels, religious statues characterized Lithuanian landscape especially in previous centuries, and still do now. Lithuania was therefore known as the Country of Crosses. The Hill of Crosses, being the unique pilgrimage site, justifies the ancient title of the country. Another title, the Land of Mary, originated from the widespread cult of the Blessed Virgin among Lithuanian people. One of the oldest Marian shrines is in Trakai. The miraculous image of Our Lady of Trakai was venerated for the special protection of Lithuania. Among the numerous churches, dedicated to Our Lady, the Sanctuaries of Šiluva and the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius are the most famous. The traditional indulgence feasts in Žemaičių Kalvarija focus on the meditation of the Stations of the Cross and traditional Marian devotion. The famous Stations of the Cross in Vilniaus Kalvarija were recently rebuilt after the devastation in Soviet times. The Marian shrines in Pivašiūnai and Krekenava are known far beyond the boundaries of the dioceses. The diocese of Vilkaviškis is famous for the places related to the Blessed Archbishop Jurgis Matulaitis. The relics of the Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis are being venerated in Marijampolė. The mentioned sanctuaries and pilgrimage places in all the 7 Lithuanian dioceses were chosen by Lithuanian bishops as main Jubilee 2000 pilgrimage sites.

Tytuvėnai. Church of the Virgin Mary and the Bernardine MonasteryMany other Lithuanian churches, chapels and monasteries are famous as monuments of history, architecture and art. Most of the existing churches in Lithuania were built in the 19th century, few survive from the 18th century. The wooden village churches with valuable decoration made by native folk artists are considered to be the treasure of the country’s culture. Still older churches, from the 17th century have mostly undergone considerable reconstruction. The first Christian churches in Lithuania were built at the end of the 14th century. One of the most ancient churches is St. Nicholas (Lith.: Šv. Mikalojaus) church in Vilnius. The beginning of the construction is dated back to ca. 1320, before the baptism campaign of Lithuanian nation. Ensemble of St. Anne and Bernardine churches in Vilnius represents the brilliant example of late Gothic style.Church

The movement of Counter-Reformation challenged noble sponsors and benefactors, who built ornate Baroque churches and monasteries. SS. Peter and Paul church in Vilnius and the Pažaislis monastery near Kaunas are the most beautiful examples of that époque. The Archcathedral of Vilnius, a monumental Classicist building of the 18th century, was reconstructed on the place of earlier church buildings from the times of Christianization.

The relics of St. Casimir, the patron of Lithuania, are venerated in St. Casimir chapel in the Archcathedral of Vilnius. The church of St. Casimir in Vilnius was built in honor of the canonization of Lithuanian prince. The church building has experienced dramatic meanders of history. During the Soviet occupation it was turned to the “Museum of Atheism”. The church of Resurrection in Kaunas, commemorating the revival of Lithuania in the 20th century, was used as factory in Soviet times. The memorial church Of resurrection was consecrated after reconstruction in 2004.

 


Over 5 million cultural properties - exhibits valuable in archaeological, historic, artistic, ethnic, religious, scientific, memorial and other aspects - are kept in the collections of Lithuanian museums. Lithuania has 105 museums and the majority of this number has their affiliates. Lithuania has three national museums, such as the Lithuanian National Museum, the Lithuanian Art Museum and the National Art Museum by M.K. Ciurlionis. Besides, Lithuania has plenty of municipal, county, regional, public, private, community museums, museums owned by separate institutions, over 90 galleries and exhibition halls.

2009 is the year of the Millennium Anniversary of the first mention of the name of Lithuania in historical annals. Reconstruction of the Monarchs' Palace is a step within the programme to commemorate the Millennium Anniversary of Lithuania.

The Lithuanian Monarchs' Palace in Vilnius Lower Castle was a political, administrative and cultural center of the time. Its history dates back to the 13th century. Within its ruins, archaeologists discovered the specimen of the oldest brickwork in Lithuania. Once, the Lithuanian Monarchs' Palace was famous for its rich library, well-known in all Europe, art collections and jewelry treasury. Opera was played here for the first time in the country's history. The reconstruction works of the Monarchs' Palace will be finished in 2009 - right before the Millennium Anniversary of Lithuania. The reconstructed Palace will be a center to represent Lithuanian statehood, culture and education.

Working in close cooperation with the Polish Institute and cultural institutes of other European countries and diplomatic missions functioning in Lithuania, the Lithuanian National Museum of Visual Arts has prepared and implements the programme for the presentation of the Monarchs' Palace in other European countries, which includes meetings and scientific discussions with researchers, experts and heads of museums and other cultural heritage protection institutions situated in historical residences of other states in Europe. The implementation of the programme was commenced in October 2003, by the meeting with Hellmut Lorenz, the Expert of the Restoration Project of the Royal Palace in Berlin and Professor of the History of Architecture, the University of Vienna (Austria).

The programme is due to be completed by 2008, on the eve of completion of restoration work on the Lithuanian Monarchs' Palace. The programme is of educational and scientific character. First of all, it will present a description of activities of museums and other cultural heritage institutions situated in other historical residences of European monarchs to explain to the Lithuanian public at large the sense and significance of activities of such institutions functioning in modern societies. The programme also aims to present European practices of historical functioning, restoration, full or partial reconstruction of royal, ducal and other representative residences, preparation of permanent topical expositions and temporary exhibitions, implementation of educational programmes and contemporary ways of work with visitors thereof, organization of representative events on the State level, as well as cultural and musical projects and information programmes for persons taking part in the preparation of the Lithuanian Monarchs' Palace Reconstruction Project, researchers, interior and exposition designers.

 

New Google Street View views from Vilnius have become available on Google Maps. Supplemented Street View views enable to look around the Lithuanian National Museum, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania or Vilnius Town Hall, take a walk in the park of the Presidential Palace, enjoy the view which opens from a symbol of Lithuania, Tower of the Gediminas‘ Castle.

 

Visit the Museums:

Lithuanian National Museum
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
Vilnius Town Hall
Park of the Presidential Palace
Tower of the Gediminas’ Castle

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In recent years, a structure of visual arts and photography galleries and centers has been formed in Lithuania. The structure includes galleries founded and maintained by the State and municipalities, non-governmental organizations (including creative artists' unions and public institutions), higher education institutions as well as private persons. Such galleries function in all largest Lithuanian towns and district centers. Lithuania has over 50 private art galleries and galleries founded by different artists' unions (such as the Lithuanian Artists' Union and the Lithuanian Photography Artists' Union). In 1996, the Association of Lithuanian Art Gallery Owners was founded.

The key institution representing contemporary art in Lithuania is the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in Vilnius founded by the Ministry of Culture. The CAC presents different styles and art forms of Lithuanian as well as foreign art in its exhibitions and also arranges exhibitions of young artists. Within the last decade, the CAC has become one of the most outstanding exhibition institutions in the Baltic countries. The educational activities performed by the Center are aimed at ensuring access to information on contemporary art for all culture consumers in Lithuania. In 1999, the Center introduced the library of publications on contemporary art and mini-internet center Infolabas to its visitors.

The State-provided financial support to contemporary art and photography covers several stages. The State allocates funds for different art and photography work presentations to the public. Since 1999, the Lithuanian Culture and Sports Foundation has granted this type of support to events held in different art galleries and centers. Art and photography projects, retrospective exhibitions by artists, topical exhibitions, festivals, theoretical conferences and round-table discussions of art and photography issues are eligible to receive such funding. From 1997 on a part of the State budget has gone to support creative programmes prepared by different artists; organizations on an annual basis. The Media Support Foundation provides support to the implementation of various publishing programs by the Lithuanian Artists' Union and the Lithuanian Photography Artists Union (such series as the Contemporary Lithuanian Artists, periodicals Arts and Lithuanian Photography could be mentioned on this occasion). Annually, the Ministry of Culture provides the State grants to culture and art figures, about 8 percent of which goes to artists and art critics, and about 3 percent - to photographers. Such grants are aimed at ensuring proper conditions for artists and photographers to create new works, present such works to different exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, perform research on art works and improve professional skills.

The Lithuanian Museum of Visual Arts, the Lithuanian National Museum and the National Art Museum by M.K. Ciurlionis perform the function of collection of art and photography works and their presentation to the public at large. The Ministry of Culture allocates some funds for the acquisition of contemporary art and photography works. In 2002, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the concept of the Lithuanian National Gallery, which provides for the establishment of a permanent exposition representing the development of visual arts in the 20th century Lithuania (28, Ukmerges St., Vilnius).

Come and spend two nights at the heart of Vilnius Old Town in a superior class hotel and experience the magic aura surrounding Lithuanian National Opera’s ballet and opera productions and enjoy the enthralling voices of favourite singers and vibrant performance of ballet dancers!

 

Day 1

Arrival in Vilnius.
Private transfer to a superior class hotel.
Rest after the trip or spend the day of sightseeing Vilnius tour.
Vilnius, the historical capital of Lithuania dating back to the 14th century, has the most beautiful and one of the largest old towns in Europe, awarded with the status of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, with Vilnius University being the oldest one in Eastern Europe. It is rapidly expanding as a modern European capital, so you can experience the harmony of the old and the new Vilnius.
Tour of Vilnius features essential sights of the city: St. Anne's Church, Pilies street, the Gates of the Dawn, University campus, Town hall, Cathedral square and others.

 


Day 2

Free day for individual taste of Vilnius – European capital of culture 2009.
The Old Town of Vilnius will offer you many art galleries to visit, stores to shop, cafes and restaurants to have lunch as well as great souvenir shops to acquire memories of Lithuania.
Impressive evening with Ballet or Opera performance. Famous opera “La Traviata”? Classical ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” or dramatic “Red Giselle”?
Make your choice, take a look to the Repertoire below.

 


Day 3 Private transfer from a hotel to the airport. Departure home.

 

The package includes:
· 2 nights accommodation DBL room with buffet breakfast in superior class hotel;
· Private transfers;
· Vilnius Sightseeing tour;
· 2 tickets to the Ballet or Opera performances;
· Information package.

 

3 days / 2 nights package 179 EUR per person

Important : to ensure you the best seats, we highly recommend bookings at least 1 week ahead.

Republic of Lithuania was initiated to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1991. One of the spheres of activities of this organization – world tangible and intangible protection to future generations. In 1992 Lithuania joined UNESCO convention for World’s cultural and natural heritage protection and in 2004 joined intangible cultural heritage protection convention.

Lithuania has a wide choice of accommodation options to suit most budgets, including hotels, guesthouses, farmstays, hostels and campgrounds. Prices across these categories have risen in recent years but are generally lower than comparable facilities in Western Europe.

Travel agency Visit Lithuania is an operator hotel reservation systems:

  • www.hotelsLithuania.net,
  • www.hotelsLatvia.net,
  • www.hotelsEstonia.net,
  • www.Lithuanianhotels.com,
  • www.vilniusLithuanianhotels.com


Hotel Reservation System continuous to grow. www.hotelsLithuania.net includes 192 hotels in Lithuania; www.hotelsLatvia.net includes 59 Latvian hotels; www.hotelsEstonia.net includes 50 hotels in Estonia.
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HOTELS IN LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA AND POLAND

HotelsLithuania.net is striving to provide the best possible online reservation services to its customers. The site has been operating and continuously improved for more than 3 years.
Today, we are proud to provide our customers with comprehensive services that only a few other online services can compete with.

Real-time hotel reservation system HotelsLithuania.net in Lithuania and Baltic region

If you book "Real-Time" hotels, you will receive a confirmation immediately. If you book among "Upon Request" Hotels, our local partner Travel Agency "Visit Lithuania" will check availability and confirm the reservation within a time period specified below "Upon Request" header - usually between 1 to 24 hours.

The HotelsLithuania.net offers online travel and hotel reservation services to over 180 hotels. This site offers hotel lodging, bed & breakfast, self-catering accommodation and links to holiday homes and vacation rentals across Baltics States. Hotels and accommodation on this site are bookable "real-time" with instant credit card confirmation.
The
HotelsLithuania.net system automatically takes account of available weekend rates, special promotional rates and last minute rates.

System features:

  • 365 days, 24 hours per day service
  • access to over 200 hotels in Lithuania, over 80 hotels inLatvia and over 70 hotels in Estonia
  • highly competitive prices
  • easy-to-use system navigation
  • immediate on-line bookings and confirmations
  • hotel photographs
  • hotel services
  • major city maps

HotelsLithuania.net offers a comprehensive range of online Hotels facilities intended not only for the business traveller but also for commonl tourists.
Our local partner continously contact the hotels directly in order to obtain and publish some of the best rates on the internet

 

Recomended hotels:

That said, there are hotels in many smaller non-resort towns as well, but there you might be limited to a single option or a choice of two places for spending the night. Motels are available on the major roads, such as Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda or Panevėžys-Šiauliai-Palanga.
For your holiday trip and travel needs we have great deals, budget, cheap, and luxury holiday motels in the Lithuania tourism region and many short-term vacation and holiday venues in the area. You can browse our listings of holiday lodgings and motels in and near Lithuania by clicking on the links below to get a personalized offer from a motels property owner that may be able to cater for your specific travel arrangements surrounding Lithuania. 

As with the other Baltic states, Lithuania has remained relatively untouched by tourism. Its undulating landscapes with their mixed forests, wetlands and scattering of lakes make for remarkable walking and cycling, while the famous Curonian Spit is a popular place for beach lovers to visit, with its rippling sand dunes and sapphire waters.
The campsites in Lithuania that are based near Vilnius are far enough from the city to have a rural feel, but provide easy access to the capital. It’s a curious blend of cobbled streets, Baroque architecture and modern restaurants and clubs that suggests its rapid development since claiming independence from the Soviet Union.
Find locations for camping in Lithuania with Alan Rogers. Our listing includes sites in various parts of the country that offer both pitches and accommodation. 

 

 

Explore Baltic states on the road:

trakai kempigsiteDay 1

Arrival to airport. Our representative will deliver camper to airport and provide all information about trip.
Short sightseeing of Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Explore spectacular Old town by yourself. In Old town you can find architectural styles: gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical, which complement each other. Most impressive buildings are in Chatedral square: Chatedral and its Tower. As well one of the most elaborate architectural complexes is the Vilnius University Architectural Ensemble.

Late afternoon trip to ancient Lithuanian capital - Trakai. Trakai suggest to visit Island Castle, which is only one castle in Easter Europe that was built on an island.
Night in campsite next to Trakai, and lake of Galvė. It is one of the most wonderful Lithuania places to stay in historical - nacional park of Trakai 

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Countryside (rural) tourism has become extremely popular in recent years. Far from all Lithuanians rush for holidays at the Baltic Sea or to a foreign country – many of them stay here to spend their holidays in a countryside tourism homestead – in their favourite one or different every time. Such homesteads are usually situated near water – lakes or rivers, and the owners have a variety of fun to offer to their guests, from sauna or outdoor bath barrel in which even the hardest frost is not to be feared (and just think of the romance floating in the air under a starry night sky!) to basketball or volleyball courts, bikes, boats or canoes. You will not have to kill time there.

If you wish to learn how skilful Lithuanians are, visit our craftsmen, most of whom are self-taught in the craft. They will gladly demonstrate their crafts and even teach you. And more to that, they will sell you the items you like.

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The Sisters of St Casimir manage a fully restored guesthouse decorated in period style (17th century) in the Monastery of Monte Pacis, situated on the shores of the scenic Kaunas Reservoir. Accommodation is available for tourists and pilgrims for overnight stays. Two spacious apartments have been updated in period style and along with standard guestrooms are ensuite with toilet and shower. The rooms are air-conditioned and are connected to Wi-Fi (free). A large dining room caters for overnight guests and day visitors and all meals are available. Monastery wine is served and much of the produce used is grown on the property. A large conference room is available for meetings and seminars. The monastery is the venue for music and cultural events...

Dear Traveler, we want to introduce to You our exceptional, breathing with history Lithuanian Manor House Tour. Here You will wander in the labyrinth of memories and legends which you will never forget. Visit Lithuanian Manors and hear its warm and timeless tales filled with Medieval and Renaissance spirit. On this tour you will see fire show, shooting with flaming arrows, participate in the photoshoot when dressed in authentic medieval clothes. Also you will hunt a trasure and listen to ancient music. Come and experience the best of Lithuanian Manor Tour!

All inclusive Tour

Manor House Tour – Exclusive Lithuania

   7 days / 6 nights

1 DAY: Vilnius

Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to newly opened Art Hotel „Moongarden“ 4*. Free time to explore the capital of Lithuania. One of the largest medieval old towns in Northern Europe, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vilnius Old Town is packed with beautiful buildings, eclectic shops, picturesque churches and elegant palaces. Welcome dinner.  Overnight in Vilnius.

2 DAY: Vilnius – Babtai – Kedainiai – Baisogala – Palukstis

Morning departure to the Babtynas –Zemaitkiemis Manor. Established in 16th century the manor has changed many owners and  only 4,5 buildings out of 20 has survived. Later proceed to Kedainiai – one of the oldest cities of the country, having the cosiest Old Town in Lithuania. Lunch. Drive to the Baisiogala Manor. Built in 18th century, it is famous for exceptional style and the park. The last stop at wooden Palukstis Manor, which now is turned into a homestead . Fire show and dinner. Overnight.

3 DAY: Palukstis – Vilkenas – Sveksna –Kretinga – Palanga –Radailiai

Breakfast at Palukstis Manor. After breakfast, dressed in  authentic medieval clothes and armors, you will have a chance to fire a real medieval cannon. Later  – visit to Neo-Renaissance Vilkenas Manor and impressive water-mill. Aferwards get to see nearby Sveksna Manor - one of the most beautiful ensemble in the North of Lithuania.Lunch. After lunch Kretinga an Palanga Manors are waiting for you. Kretinga Manor now is turned into a museum with a Winter Garden and beautiful park, while Palanga Manor hosts an Amber Museum. In the evening – trip to the hotel Radailiai Estate. Dinner and overnight

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Baltic countries are easy to access today. The largest airport in the Baltics Riga's airport serves more than 4 million passengers a year.
Airport of Tallinn was the first to start efficient growth in early 2000 and now is well established airport with many flights to major European cities. Apart from the airport, Tallinn is the most successful seaport with abundant cruises and ferry lines. If you are planning your trip from Scandinavia consider a ferry option.
Lithuania distinguishes by having 3 international airports. Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania boasts the largest variety of destinations while Kaunas airport is mostly inhabited by Ryanair, and the smallest Palanga International Airport has a more narrow network of flights.

Vilnius is a modern and rapidly developing European city. After Lithuania’s accession to the European Union, its cultural and economic relations with foreign countries are extending, therefore the number of tourists coming to Vilnius is on the increase.
Guests are attracted by a favourable geographical position of Lithuania too, the so-called crossroads between the East and the West. It is in Lithuania, about 20 kilometres north of Vilnius, that the geographical centre of Europe lies.
Distances from Vilnius to the European capitals and largest cities measure from some hundreds to several thousands kilometres.
 
Amsterdam 1376 km 855 mi
Barcelona 2251 km 1399 mi
Berlin 828 km 514
Brussels 1472 km 914
Cologne 1302 km 809 mi
Copenhagen 826 km 513
Dublin 2054 km 1276 mi
Frankfurt 1249 km 776
Hamburg 1005 km 624 mi
Hanover 1061 km 656
Helsinki 611 km 380 mi
Kiev 581 km 361 mi
London 1730 km 1075 mi
Madrid 2665 km 1662 mi
Malmö 820 km 510 mi
Milan 1535 km 954 mi
Moscow 791 km 491 mi
Munich 1195 km 742 mi
Oslo 1055 km 655 mi
Paris 1704 km 1059 mi
Prague 899 km 559 mi
Rome 1710 km 1063 mi
Riga 264 km 164 mi
Stockholm 686 km 426 mi
St Petersburg 651 km 404 mi
Tallinn 528 km 328 mi
Vienna 950 km 590 mi
Warsaw 465 km 288 mi

Lithuania is the member of the Schengen area therefore you can arrive to Lithuania without visas and checking procedures at the state border. Please, take your valid passport or identification card in case the police officers use the right to check the personal identity.

Visas are also not required on arrival to Lithuania to the citizens of these countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the United States, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, El Salvador, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.

A consular fee for admission and consideration of documents to obtain a visa in the diplomatic missions and consular institutions abroad of the Republic of Lithuania is 60 euros.

129There are 3 international airports in Lithuania, located in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.

 

Vilnius Airport serves almost 5,000 travelers daily arriving from other international airports on 12 different airlines. Vilnius Airport is only 15 minutes away from the city centre (7 km).

Kaunas Airport is 13 km from the Kaunas city centre. Kaunas’ geographic location makes it comfortable for travel, as Kaunas Airport can be reached from any part of Lithuania within 2 hours.

Regular flights from Palanga Airport go only to Oslo and Copenhagen.

Eurolines buses between Tallinn and Vilnius departure twice a day. The bus drives through Riga and the trip takes about 10 hours. You can choose between travelling during day or night time.

You can enter Lithuania at these border points:

From Poland – Kalvarijai; Lazdijai
From Belarus – Lavoriškės; Medininkai; Raigardas; Šalčininkai
From Russia (Kaliningrad) - Nida, Panemunė; Kybartai
From Latvia – Būtingė; Kalvis; Saločiai; Obeliai; Smėlynė

Emergency service for drivers: (8-800) 11 414, (8-800) 00 000 (24 hours per day).
From a mobile, call 188.
Weather forecast on the roads: www.balticroads.net

Car insurance: If you have a green card, there’s no need to buy additional car insurance because it is valid in Lithuania. Otherwise you’ll need to buy insurance on the border.

Speed limits:
50km/hr in urban areas;
90km/hr on major two-lane roads;
130km/hr on highways (110km/hr from November 1 to May 1).

Seat belts: It is compulsory for drivers and all passengers to wear seat belts. It is illegal for children under 12 to sit in the front seat.

Headlights: Dipped headlights should be switched on 24 hours a day, all year round.
Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal.
The drink-drive limit is 0.4 mg/ml.

The ferry for Lithuania is the most important means of transport. The coastline of Lithuanian part of Baltic seaside makes the ferry one of the most optimal ways of passenger and freight delivery. Moreover the ferry is the most convenient and the only way to get to the resort Neringa from the mainland.

Klaipeda, being the main port of the country, receives and ships the ferries. Regular ferry voyages connect it with the biggest cities of the seaside of the Baltic Sea: Kil, Lubeck, Copenhagen, Gdansk. Latvian Scandlines and an international company Lisco are the leading ferry operators in the port of Klaipeda.

The price of the tickets for ferries from Klaipeda fluctuates depending on the season. So, the voyage from Klaipeda to Kil (on Lisco line) during the holiday season (the end of June – August) is from 240 Euro for a single ticket. After the 16-th of September the price for the same ferry will be considerably lower (nearly 150 Euro).

Active ferry communication connects Lithuania with other Baltic states and also Kaliningradskaya region of Russian Federation. There’s the ferry from Klaipeda to Baltiysk.
There are train connections to Vilnius from Daugavpils (Latvia), Warsaw, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk and Kaliningrad.

Lithuania is great for cycling.

There are two international EuroVelo cycle routes in the country. Euro Velo Nr.10 from Nida to Būtingė will lead you along the gorgeous, sandy Baltic coastline passing the seaside resort of Palanga, the port of Klaipėda with its quaint Old Town and the magical national park of Kuršių nerija, a narrow spit of dune-covered land that stretches along the sea.

Euro Velo Nr.11 from Lazdijai to Zarasai allows cyclists to discover the Dzūkija National Park, enjoy the sights of Trakai and its Island Castle, and then see the best of Lithuania’s “lake district” of Aukštaitija.

There are also good cycle paths in each of the national and most of the regional parks, probably the best routes for sheer variety of attractions being in the Žemaitija National Park. Some routes join towns and cities giving cyclists a chance to stop for a cup of tea or a spot of lunch in a civilized café, for example those connecting Palanga and Klaipėda on the coast, Nida, Preila and Pervalka on the Curonian Spit, and Birštonas and Prienai in the Nemunas Regional Park. Even the capital Vilnius has sturdy cycle paths surrounded by real forest in the Verkiai Regional Park and in the city-centre Vingis Park.

Roads in Lithuania are considered to be the best in the Baltic States. The via Baltica motorway connecting Helsinki with Warsaw and running trough three Baltic States is under construction. There is a well-developed domestic and international bus network in Lithuania and they are popular and quite comfortable.

Visit Lithuaniawill take care of whole logistic that related to the event, starting from elaboration of transportation schedule and ordering necessary transport and finishing with printing of signs and supervising.

Conference logistics' schedule consists of all necessary transport for delegates and spouses starting from arriving in the destination ( Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga ), transfers to hotel, between conference venue and places where take place other events related to conference, excursions (also car rental, escort of delegates, service of meeting and seeing off of delegates).
Through us is also possible to order multilanguaged guides, translators or escort staff.

 

Lithuania's car rental companies offer a variety of car rentals, from economy cars to luxury cars. When you book a car rental in Lithuania try to have the booking online, often car rental companies in Lithuania offer cheaper prices and deals if you book your car rental online.
Visit Lithuania offers you the option to book your car rental securely online.
We offer rental cars in all major cities of Lithuania and Baltic States.
Visit Lithuania shows a comparison of the leading car rental providers including Avis, Hertz, Europcar to find you the very best deal on your car rental.
We offer a great range of vehicles at every destination from cheap economy cars through to luxury convertibles. Start now...

 
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Travel agency Visit Lithuania provides coaches in very various sizes starting 6+1 persons until 64+1 persons. Offered coaches are manufactured by Honda, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Volvo, Scania, Man and Neoplan. The age of coaches is normally not more than 10 years, but of course it’s possible to require for budget tours coaches that are older than 10 years or for deluxe tours coaches that are not older than 2 years. Bigger coaches are equipped with TV, video, air conditioning/ventilation system, WC, hot water machine, fridge, microphone and radio.
Smaller coaches are equipped with air conditioning/ventilation system, microphone and radio
Visit Lithuania provides coaches in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. Upon request is possible to order a coach for a simple transfer inside city or coach for longer tours through out many countries.

Campers are one of the easiest way to explore Lithuania and all Baltic states in your own way.

Travelling by camper suggest freedom and opportunity to plan your time by yourself, make yourself free of schedules and routes.

If you are looking for best camper to hire and best route to explore Baltic states, we can help you. Our company can suggest good prices and routes for your holidays on the road.


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Arrival to airport. Our representative will deliver camper to airport and provide all information about trip.

Short sightseeing of Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Explore spectacular Old town by yourself. In Old town you can find architectural styles: gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical, which complement each other. Most impressive buildings are in Chatedral square: Chatedral and its Tower. As well one of the most elaborate architectural complexes is the Vilnius University Architectural Ensemble.

Late afternoon trip to ancient Lithuanian capital - Trakai. Trakai suggest to visit Island Castle, which is only one castle in Easter Europe that was built on an island.

Night in campsite next to Trakai, and lake of Galvė. It is one of the most wonderful Lithuania places to stay in historical - nacional park of Trakai

 

 

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Lithuanian Railways provides good connections from Vilnius to Kaunas, Klaipeda and Siauliai. Twice-daily passenger trains (including a sleeper train) connect Vilnius with the Baltic coast. Though the train does not stop in Palanga, the major resort on the Baltic coast, passengers to Palanga usually get off at Kretinga station or in Klaipeda and then reach Palanga by bus. Passengers to Neringa (Nida, Juodkrante) can go to Klaipeda by train and then take a bus. Suburban trains going to Ignalina connect Vilnius with the popular lake district of the National Park. The ancient Trakai Castle can be reached by taking the suburban train going to Trakai.

Taxis are run on a meter and can be booked by the phone numbers shown on the door of the taxi. Taxis are relatively cheap compared to western Europe. Beware however, some companies may not be as safe as others, common sense will keep you safe in this regard. "Taking the long way round" used to be common but had nearly been irradicated, western Europeans may still find themselves taking the scenic route, don't worry though, the maximum that this will add is a few litas. It is customary to give a small tip at the end of your journey.

It's usually cheaper to order a taxi by phone instead of taking one in the street, especially in bus stations or airports.

Local specialities include skilandis (smoked meat), salti barsciai (cold soup), cepelinai (made from grated potatoes with a minced meat filling), vedarai (potato sausage) and bulviniai blynai (potato pancakes).
Smoked eel is a famous Baltic delicacy. Waiter service is the norm in restaurants and cafes, but self-service restaurants, bistros and snack bars are numerous.
Local brands of beer and imported drinks are popular. A famous Lithuanian spirit is midus, a mild alcoholic beverage made from honey.

 

   

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This Baltic country is a land of rich cuisine and even richer traditions. It shares the traditions of other countries in the Eastern region, while also safeguarding its own identity. Historically Lithuania has been closely connected to many countries throughout different periods such as Polandand Germany, Latvia and, of course, Russia.
Regional varieties in national cuisine are mainly based on two factors: climate and neighbouring countries’ influences. Inland is typically agrarian, as are most countries of this region. Cereals and vegetables are extremely popular in these regions, as well as meat, especially pork and beef. On the Baltic coast, people eat more fish and seafood. The local recipes in these areas are very similar to other countries of Northern Europe, such as Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Also, other countries have had a significant influence on Lithuanian cuisine. Poland and Latvia, for instance, share the tradition of preparing pirogi. Pirogi and bliny(‘crepes’) are popular throughout the entire former Eastern block, though they might exist with different names. The German influence in western regions is also quite strong. This influence is apparent mainly in potato dishes, meat and sausages, some of which have become national specialties. One of them is Kugel, a delicious potato pudding − or the Vedarai, a sausage made from potatoes. Due to various historical events and European trends, other influences have affected Lithuanian cuisine. For instance, the Napoleon Torte became a national specialty after the invasion of Napoleon’s campaign in the past.
Generally, Lithuanian cuisine is based on agrarian products, among which the most important are barley, wheat, rye, potatoes, cucumbers and radish, meat and dairy products. Bread is an inseparable part of most meals in Lithuania. The most popular local version is dark rye bread called duona. Cabbage is also one of the most popular vegetables used. It is used for making soups, second courses and very often for wrapping various fillings. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by beef. An essential part of local cuisine is dairy products. Local cream and butter are uniquely rich and very delicious. One to recommend is the mild white curd cheese, especially when served with honey. Lithuanian food is filling and usually tasty. Some traditional recipes include the Skilandis, or ‘smoked meat’, Salti Barsciai, a tasty cold soup and Cepelinai, grated potatoes filled with minced meat. The Baltic area of the country also specialises in  smoked eel.
Popular drinks in the region are also found in neighbouring countries – from kvass all to vodka. Beer is also commonly served, both local and imported. Another tasty local drink is a mild liqueur made of honey.
Waiting service is typical for most restaurants, as well as for many coffee houses and bars. Still, counter service is also very common. Prices are moderate and often perceived as cheap by western visitors. Tipping is left to customer discretion and no fixed amount is recommended. However, the average of 5 to 7 percent is acceptable.

Welcome to the European Network of Regional Culinary Heritage

This is a European Network with member regions all across Europe with the common goal to develop our regions through the promotion of local and regional food.
We encourage an increased production and use of regional food as a way to develop small scale business life and tourism in all the member regions.
On this webpage you can find restaurants, producers, farm shops and many others in each region. Member ship in the network ensures the tourist or consumer that the product or meal has its origine from the region and has a regional characteristic.
Welcome and enjoy!

This isn't to say that vegetarianism is wholly nonexistent in Lithuania—vegetarians can and do survive here. Seasonal produce is exceptional and affordable, and a tradition of home cooking runs deep. Besides, it's silly to expect mainstream vegetarianism in a country that cast off Soviet rule only 20 years ago—it was hardly conducive to conscientious food choice. As a movement and a lifestyle, if not a philosophy, Lithuanian vegetarianism is in its infancy, as is vegetarianism in Eastern Europe as a whole (with the curious exception of Poland, where it's far more common). Its emergence is being accelerated by Lithuania's development (which, until recently, was blazing) and westernization, and by the subcultures the country is adopting. Lithuania thus serves as a "vegetarianism barometer" of sorts, a harbinger of regional change. It's an instructive (and, admittedly, entertaining) study of the dissemination of a really, really foreign idea.

Night life in Lithuania consists mainly of two components – clubs and casinos. And both of them tend to involve as many guests as possible using the tactics of their competitors: casinos often organize different concerts and you can see playing machines in many night clubs.

Lithuania is a comparatively not very big country. That is why you can speak about night life in these three first-rate cities: Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda more or less definitely.

The capital of Lithuania, as it should be for any capital, holds the palm of supremacy in everything including all kinds of entertainment. Night clubs in Vilnius are the most fashionable in the country. Casinos in Vilnius are the richest (that is on second thought more likely to be a negative characteristic).

  • Most popular local beer is Svyturys (lighthouse), it is a world champion beer. Available in lots of different styles but "Ekstra" is probably the best. The other brands of beer include Kalnapilis, Tauro, and Utenos. All of them are variations on the theme of bog-standard euro-lager.
  • Lithuanian vodka (Lithuanian "degtine") is of excellent quality. The brand 'Lithuanian Vodka' is quite popular. The gold is the premium version. Cranberry is also nice. Remember excessive vodka drinking can and does kill. Drink carefully.
  • Drink Carefully Most bars will politely ask you to leave if they notice that you appear drunk (staggering, yelling, grabbing strangers). Also, falling asleep in bars is not tolerated. If you break a glass, many places will expect to be repaid for it on the spot but its usually a very reasonable price.
  • Smoking Smoking is done outside at most places because of a ban for smoking in all public places. However, a number of nightclubs have internal smoke rooms; the ventilation can be of variable quality. Make sure you get stamped and get eye contact from the bouncers so you won't have problems getting back in. It can be a good idea to show the bouncer your cigarette or cigarette packet, before exiting the premises.

Exclusive, single, stylish Lithuanian designer clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, handmade cosmetics, souvenirs and other goodies - all of this can be found wandering the streets of the Old Town of Vilnius. Those who value originality, exclusive design decisions and unexpected gifts - Vilnius išlaidauja sharply. We should not forget amber tea - this souvenir from Lithuania striking, and even the much experienced ragavusius. Well, stylish handmade felt you envy even those who do not care about any fashion

amber"Amber (Lith. gintaras), found on the Baltic Sea shores, was and is highly treasured and is the only national gem of Lithuania. It is a fossil resin" which came from the sap of "several varieties of pines. It is believed, that about 60 million years ago, these pines grew in the subtropical forest" in the present location of the Baltic Sea. "For unknown reasons these pines produced excessive amounts of" sap. "The overproduction may have been nature's method of healing natural injuries caused by storms, lightning, pests and diseases, or perhaps it was caused by a sudden change of climate." Sap "dropped to the forest ground, was embedded into the local sediments, compressed by the overlying deposits, and in time became fossilized. Numerous fragments of both plant and animal life were trapped in the sticky" sap "and thereby preserved. These inclusions make it possible to identify the plants and animal life of the period."

The original location of the deposits of Baltic amber "are not known. It is believed that these deposits were removed, transported and redeposited by later movements of the sea, possible including major waves and currents, and by ancient rivers. The sandy amber formation called "blue earth" now occurs in certain places at the bottom of the Baltic Sea and the Courish Lagoon and on the Samland Peninsula of former East Prussia. Subsequent glaciers of the" Ice Ages "also transported and redeposited amber. This amber is found in Lithuania, mostly along the banks of the Nemunas, Streva, and Sirvinta rivers and the Lukstas and Plateliai lakes."

Some rudiments of design may be fixed in Lithuania even in the late years of nineteenth century. It was tractate by K. Podčašinskis “About Beauty of Industry”. Craftsmen of Vilnius exhibited furniture in style of modern near the historical pieces at the Vilnius furniture and fabrics exhibition in 1900. Design was a part of study program of K aunas School of Fine arts in twenties and thirties. Famous lecturers of School were A. Smetona, S. Ušinskas, J. Mikėnas and others. Some pieces of furniture as well as interior were designed by P. Rimša, V. K. Jonynas, J. Prapuolenis and others.
Design’s development in Lithuania was more active after the Second World War. Evolution of professional design started after establishment of Designing-Construction Bureau in Vilnius in 1957.

Year ago The Guardian named Vilnius as “an exotic stag location”.

Have you ever heard about Vilnius? No? Throw down the gauntlet! Or maybe some of your lads have already told you about lively green city of vast freedom in Eastern Euroope? In spite of everything, put Vilnius to the test yourself!!!

Vilnius is the venue doomed to be legendary. In the past – for corageous dukes and their beautiful ladies, for exceptionally free atmosphere, amazing architecture and nice townsfolk. Nothing’s really changed. Just dukes somehow got vanished...

 

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slid4Day trip to Alytus skiing track through amazing Dzukija National Park, charming spa town Druskininkai, Ignalina winter sports center, which is located in East of Lithuania and is well known as a land of beautiful landscape, Kalita skiing centre in Anykščiai, Riga – the capital of Latvia, Zagarkalns skiing track, which has the highest hill which is made of two slightly different slopes!

All this and much more you will find during our skiing tour

Kartdromes that we are offering to you racetrack with incredible twists – this is the perfect place to feal real speed, adrenalin and unforgetable feelings! Come and become a real racer!

Notes:
You can choose several kartdromes where to go karting. This is a description of Aukštadvaris kartdrome: the length of route – 1050 metres, width – 8 – 15 metres, 14 turns. You must drive anticlockwise. Normaly one lap is driven in 1 minute 15 seconds. If there is a group of people a competition can be organised as well.
Contact your holiday adviser for additional information and special offers!
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Karting rental for the chosen numer of laps, helmet and overall.

Price: from 38 Lt (from 11Eur)

Are your eyes watchful and your legs strong? Take a delight in dead shot! Become a real sniper or just spend a great time in the shooting range. Our skilled instructors will help you to learn well using the gun for self-defense purposes, the rapid-fire shooting, shooting without pointing and shooting in non-standard situations. On your request we will help you to choose the desirable gun for self-defense and will consult on all issues related to arms for self-defense or service purposes. Here you can even test the popular Winchester, Saiga – the modification of Kalashnikov or sniper type Walther G22. .
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The shooting-range is in the center of the city. The sessions take place indoors and therefore the weather conditions will have no impact on the quality of the shooting. The shooting-range may be open at evenings and weekends upon your request. The reservation is available on weekdays. We offer you a programme that lasts about 1 hour. The optimal number of participants is 10, but it can vary to a maximum of 40 participants. Participants can not be intoxicated. Working hours: everyday 11a.m. to 8 p.m. Early reservation needed.

Included:
Rent of a shooting place, rent of a gun (or some guns), services of a shooting instructor, some shots (depends on a price), a headset and goggle for each person.

Price: from 100 Lt/person (from 29 Eur/person)
Can you drive a car? Bicycle? What about segway? Interesting experience and great activity is guaranteed driving this unusual vehicle! Now you are able to rent SEGWAY not only in Vilnius, but also in Nida and Palanga or at the farmstead airport in the Trakai district. At present we invite all guests to take part in looking-around excursions through the Old Town and Center, the so called “Vilnius SEGWAY tours”.

Note:
Anyone can ride SEGWAY. Recommended riders weight is from 40 to 120 kg. Kids younger
than 10 years old or kids who weigh less than 40 kg are under parents responsibility.
Everyone who steps on SEGWAY for the first time gets instructions how to use it. Instructors
will watch our first ride and answer all your questions, suggest the best route and will help in
different situations. You can rent SEGWAY for 1–3 hours.segway2

Included:
Instructions and the rent of SEGWAY.

Price: 90 Lt/h (25 Eur/h), 170 Lt/2h (50 Eur/h), 230 Lt/3h (65Eur/3h)
If you are sick and tired of everything, if you want to show your friends how cool you are, if you think it’s cold to sleep in the forest in winter, if you have never found a hidden treasure but do believe in fairy tales – you have to choose OFF - ROAD!!!
There’s no need to think how to spend your free time or holidays – Safari is for your service all year round.

Preliminary programme of one day route (you can choose out from many different routes):
* meeting at a place
* traditional off-roader ritual
* taking the first part of the route
* a lunch breakoff_rd2
* tour around the place you stop
* taking the second part of the route
* finish

Note:
The participants can not be intoxicated. The whole trip shall be organized according to
your time required. That’s a perfect opportunity to get to know Lithuania’s nature
as well as to spend an exiting and unforgettable time. A specially selected off-road
tour to explore wild nature and urban surroundings.
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Included:
Land-rover and inventory rental, fuel, insurance, night to camp out (if the
route is longer than one day), great remembrances.

Price: from 115 Lt (from 33 Eur)

Croquet (croquet) for the first time in the seventeenth century. Ireland. Very soon, this game has conquered Britain, and aristocratic privilege. The nineteenth century. livedrevival of the game, it becomes a mass phenomenon. Some time later, croquet reachother European countries and America.

 

 

Golf weekend ( 3 days/ 2 nights)

 

Day 1

Arrival to Vilnius/Kaunas/Palanga. Welcoming and greeting at the airport.
Transfer to hotel and check in. Free time for your own activities.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Golf Club.
18–hole round of golf.
Transfer back to hotel.

Day 3

Departure transfer to airport.

Package price per person :

Hotel Price EUR
5 stars hotel 400 EUR
4 stars hotel 295 EUR
3 stars hotel 240 EUR

Price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation sharing TWIN room at the hotel of selected standard;
  • 2 buffet breakfasts;
  • Transportation as per itinerary;
  • Golf package: 18 hole round of golf, pull cart or golf cart, full–service range, official scorecard.

Note : packages can be modified individually to suit your travel dates and flight schedules or group size.
Please feel free to contact anytime

 

GOLF COURSES IN LITHUANIA

Visit Lithuania & local rugby clubs invite you to Vilnius, Kaunas or

Siauliai for a friendly rugby game!

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Vilnius rugby club "Geležinis vilkas"

Kaunas rugby club "Ąžuolas"

Šiauliai rugby club "Baltrex"

 

Lithuania is quite a new destination for rugby tours and tournaments, so why don't you discover it first?

Modern rugby stadiums are located few minutes drive from Old Towns, which are famous for their cobbled streets, rabid nightlife, cheap beer and beautiful women! Rugby tour can be tailor-made according to your requests. Contact us for any additional daytime or nighttime activities.

Best time to travel: mid April – mid October


Rugby weekend package:

3 nights in Vilnius, Kaunas, Siauliai 4* hotel - 180 EUR*

*Prices in euros per person sharing twin room. Prices based on minimum 16 people traveling.


Package features:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for selected number of nights in hotel of selected category. All hotels we offer are Old Town located!
  • Daily breakfast
  • Rugby game fixture, including transfers to and from rugby stadium, rugby stadium rental, services of the judges, medical services, showers, WC, comfortable changing rooms.
  • Third half of the match. After match socializing meal with opposition team in the restaurant close to rugby stadium.
  • Information package

bikeCycling by the Lithuanian seacoast.


Lithuanian seacost – the Curonian Spit, Seaside Regional Park and the most popular sea resort Palanga. The unique Neringa resort located on the Curonian Spit stretches for even 50 kilometres connecting the settlements of Juodkrantė, Preila, Pervalka and Nida. Wandering Nida dunes leave all visitors astounded. Standing on the peak of dunes you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view: hills of white sand and waves of the Baltic, the verdure of pine-trees and calm Curonian Lagoon. You get the feeling of listening to the symphony of wind, sand and water performed by nature.The Giruliai Forest, the place where the cognition with seaside nature and history comes to an end, the Seaside Regional Park with its 24 m high cliff – Dutchman‘s Cap, desolate and clean beaches, many rare plants and a great variety of birds. Palanga – the Amber Museum which houses very rich amber collection, the Botanical Park of Palanga with Birute's Hill - a 22-metre-high dune, the central street full of souvenir shops, open-air cafes leading to the beach and the pier. And of course bicycle paths, specially designed for panoramic tours.

It could sound surprisingly strange, but the history of medical tourism goes way back to the Greeks and Romans if not even further. At that time pilgrims would travel to shrines and pools that were said to contain healing powers.

Medical tourism, also known as health travel, medical travel, or global health care is in the recent time rapidly gaining popularity in Lithuania by tourists from Middle East, United States, Western Europe and elsewhere. All this is reasonably explained first of all by low prices: Lithuania is a real solution to the high cost of healthcare in other countries – it is 3 to 4 times cheaper. Secondly, we are proud of professional and qualified doctors that have been trained in Western Europe or United States. Thirdly, assured quality of the procedures and EU standardised health care centres.

 

  • Anti-aging programs
  • Botox/matridex injections
  • Breast augmentation/reduction
  • Cancer/oncological treatment
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Ear correction
  • Eye surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
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  • Facelift
  • Fat suction
  • Infertility treatment
  • Intima surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose reshaping
  • Obesity surgery
  • Odontology procedures
  • Organ transplant
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Today the routes have become more wide and travel for your health does not need to consider any geographical limits. All you need is to define your needs and desires.

All the rest will be arranged by “Visit Lithuania” and you can be sure you will be provided with:

  • the best health care centres meeting the highest international standards;
  • professional, qualified and reliable foreign language speaking doctors and health care staff;
  • overall assistance and consultations concerning your pre- and past- health care procedures;
  • health insurance valid for Lithuania and your country of residence;
  • full assistance for comfortable travel arrangements, cosy accommodation as well as healthy and fresh food while your stay;
  • medical wellness and SPA procedures for past-treatment care and convalescence.

Contact your medical tour organizer Visit Lithuania” – this does not cost anything – and arrange your health care procedures here.

 


One of the most aristocratic ways to spend leisure time is horse riding. We tried to bring back to life not only its authentic environment but to keep the spirit of the old times as well. Authentic buildings of the stables and estate environment are the place for those who are interested in historic Lithuanian estates as well as a place to actively spend free time. We offer a unique branch of entertainment – horse riding. Here you will not find airless riding halls where you could ride only in a circle.

Note:
We offer horse riding round the year and only outdoors. Well trained horses are available both for those riding for the first time and for those who do it as a hobby. Riding in the beautiful surroundings of the estate will provide you with unique moments. Nature and active free time will make you feel refreshed and full of energy. You can choose whether to ride in the fields with instructor, to take individual lessons or just to relax and take a carriage trip.
Contact your holiday adviser for additional information and riding packages!

Included:

An hour of the activity according to your choice (with or without instructor).

Price: 60 Lt/h (17 Eur/h), 120 Lt/3h (35 Eur/3h)horse3
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With tennis gaining popularity in Lithuania, more talented tennis players also tend to appear. The most promising Lithuanian tennis player is Ričardas Berankis who captured the U.S. Open Junior Championship (singles) and triumphed in the Orange Bowl Tennis Championships in 2007. He finished the year by clinching No. 1 ranking and was crowned ITF Junior Boys' World champion.

It could sound surprisingly strange, but the history of medical tourism goes way back to the Greeks and Romans if not even further. At that time pilgrims would travel to shrines and pools that were said to contain healing powers.

Medical tourism, also known as health travel, medical travel, or global health care is in the recent time rapidly gaining popularity in Lithuania by tourists from Middle East, United States, Western Europe and elsewhere. All this is reasonably explained first of all by low prices: Lithuania is a real solution to the high cost of healthcare in other countries – it is 3 to 4 times cheaper. Secondly, we are proud of professional and qualified doctors that have been trained in Western Europe or United States. Thirdly, assured quality of the procedures and EU standardised health care centres.

 

  • Anti-aging programs
  • Botox/matridex injections
  • Breast augmentation/reduction
  • Cancer/oncological treatment
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Ear correction
  • Eye surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelift
  • Fat suction
  • Infertility treatment
  • Intima surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose reshaping
  • Obesity surgery
  • Odontology procedures
  • Organ transplant

It could sound surprisingly strange, but the history of medical tourism goes way back to the Greeks and Romans if not even further. At that time pilgrims would travel to shrines and pools that were said to contain healing powers.

Medical tourism, also known as health travel, medical travel, or global health care is in the recent time rapidly gaining popularity in Lithuania by tourists from Middle East, United States, Western Europe and elsewhere. All this is reasonably explained first of all by low prices: Lithuania is a real solution to the high cost of healthcare in other countries – it is 3 to 4 times cheaper. Secondly, we are proud of professional and qualified doctors that have been trained in Western Europe or United States. Thirdly, assured quality of the procedures and EU standardised health care centres.

 

  • Anti-aging programs
  • Botox/matridex injections
  • Breast augmentation/reduction
  • Cancer/oncological treatment
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Ear correction
  • Eye surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
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  • Facelift
  • Fat suction
  • Infertility treatment
  • Intima surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose reshaping
  • Obesity surgery
  • Odontology procedures
  • Organ transplant
plastic

 

Today the routes have become more wide and travel for your health does not need to consider any geographical limits. All you need is to define your needs and desires.

All the rest will be arranged by “Visit Lithuania” and you can be sure you will be provided with:

  • the best health care centres meeting the highest international standards;
  • professional, qualified and reliable foreign language speaking doctors and health care staff;
  • overall assistance and consultations concerning your pre- and past- health care procedures;
  • health insurance valid for Lithuania and your country of residence;
  • full assistance for comfortable travel arrangements, cosy accommodation as well as healthy and fresh food while your stay;
  • medical wellness and SPA procedures for past-treatment care and convalescence.

Contact your medical tour organizer Visit Lithuania” – this does not cost anything – and arrange your health care procedures here.

 


Cozy and spacious apartments, a treat in saunas and open-air Jacuzzi, body modeling and relax programs at "Medea SPA hotel", surrounded by lakes and pines


A relaxing weekend at Medea SPA hotel

Program price - just 138 € for 1 person


3 day SPA package includes:
• 2 nights for 1 person in spacious two-room apartments* at Medea SPA hotel in Druskininkai,
• 2 breakfasts,
• 2 dinners,
• Bath complex with steam bath and infrared sauna,
• Romantic open-air Jacuzzi,
• Relaxing back massage,
• Hydrothermal treatment or paraffin wax bath for hands.

First day (arrival) – Detoxication in the bath complex.
Second day – Recuperation


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If the nature of the tour is that the guide is 'interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of an area', Lithuania requires the guide have a guiding license. A person giving tours such as the 'best nightlife spots', 'shopping and fashion tour' or 'restaurant tour' for example, does not require a license. This definition follows the European standard for tour guiding (CEN).

Licensed Tourist Guides are the only professionals permitted to conduct tours in all sites and museums within a city. Licensed guides are required in those areas where the local authorities state that one of them is mandatory.

To become a Licensed Tourist Guide, candidates must pass an examination given by the local public tourist authorities.

We have professional, extremely knowledgeable multilingual guides eager to help you to understand current ways of life as well as the past events of the Baltic region.
Our experienced English or German speaking guides escort groups all the way from Warsaw or Scandinavian countries through the Baltics up to St Petersburg, Kaliningrad or Belarus.

Read and comment on our Visit Lithuania Blog


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Coming to Vilnius? Make sure you don't miss anything ...

Before starting your meanderings around the streets of the Old Town, and its churches, museums, craft workshops and galleries, it is worth getting a bird’s eye view of Vilnius and taking in a panoramic view of the city. There are some hills and high buildings suitable for this purpose.

The highest building in Vilnius is the television tower. It has a total height of 326.5 metres, and at 165 metres the tower’s restaurant is the highest observation point in the city. The circular floor of the restaurant does a complete revolution once per hour, giving people sitting at the tables by the windows an excellent bird’s eye view of the whole city. A great vantage point to view the city centre is the bar on the 22nd floor of the Reval Hotel Lietuva, which stands near the northern bank of the Neris River, on the edge of the Old Town. An open air view of the Old Town can be had from several hilltops in the city. At the top of the castle tower on Gediminas’ Hill there is an observation area. You can get to the castle by the cobbled path that winds up the hill or you can take a ride to the top in the funicular. Across the Vilnelė River in the adjacent Sereikiškių Park you can go to the top of several hills along the escarpment: Trijų kryžių (Three Crosses), Bekešo, Altanos, Stalo and Gedimino kapo (Gediminas’ Grave).
A narrow path leads from Gedimino kapo (Gediminas’ Grave) Hill to Užupis, the artists’ district of Vilnius. This is the home of the self-declared ‘independent’ Republic of Užupis. It has its own insignia (you will see it as you drive into Užupis from the Old Town over the bridge on the Vilnelė River), its official seal and a guardian angel in the form of a sculpture. It also has a Constitution, a copy of which is displayed at the beginning of Paupio (Riverside) Street. Along the bank of the Vilnelė there are several nice cafés and open artists’ courtyards.
A tidy view of the Old Town is to be had from Bastėjos kalnas (Bastille Hill). At the bottom to the right of the hill is the Tymai quarter, unfortunately a bit rundown since World War II, but still the venue of Vilnius’ annual craftsmen’s fair. The churchyards of Šv. Trejybės (Holy Trinity) church and other nearby sacred buildings radiate peace and serenity.
Museum lovers will not be disappointed by the Lithuanian National Museum, the Museum of Applied Art and the Vilnius Picture Gallery. Admirers of contemporary art will find it worth visiting the Contemporary Art Centre, while those who wish to feel the chill of the dreadful totalitarian era inflicted on Lithuania (1940–1990) can visit the Genocide Victims’ Museum, which has been established in former KGB premises.

Plan your route around Lithuania, find the most attractive and interesting tourist routesin the country. In order to disseminate knowledge and understanding about the common European heritage as well as develop cultural links and the dialogue both within Europe and with other countries and regions, on 8 December 2010 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution (2010)53 establishing an Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (hereinafter, the EPA). The EPA seeks to form a common cultural area by creating Cultural Routes, which would promote awareness-raising with regard to heritage as well as foster education, cooperation within networks, quality, sustainable foreign tourism and related activities. The creation of new Cultural Routes should focus, in particular, on the topics which have a symbolic importance for Europe's unity, history, culture and values and which provide an opportunity to discover less-known places. By promoting thematic and alternative tourist routes and cultural projects, the EPA contributes to the preservation of various types of heritage.

Now and then Lithuanians and foreigners call Lithuania the Amber Land. Possibly because of the small pieces of amber one can find on the Lithuanian seashore or due to the traces of amber that have been found during excavations nearly all over Lithuania or perhaps because the first reference of Lithuania in the writings of C. Tacitus was particularly related to amber…
99 km long, the tourist route of the Lithuanian Amber Road covers the whole Lithuanian seaside from the Lithuanian border with Latvia in the north to the border with Russia (Kaliningrad region) in the south. The Lithuanian Amber Road passes through Šventoji, Palanga, the Seaside Regional Park, Klaipėda, Juodkrantė, and Nida.
The route is intended to introduce the tourists and travellers to the amber traditions in Lithuania including historic moments, extraction, processing, and jewellery.


 

Amber weekend in Vilnius.

 

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As the 15th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic visit to Lithuania approached, ways were sought to mark the occasion and reflect on the memory of this Servant of God. The bishops of Lithuania proposed joining together all the shrines in Lithuania that are linked with this Pope to form a Pilgrim Route of John Paul II. The Lithuanian government approved the plan for such a route, including 14 prominent places of prayer, on August 8, 2007.
The visit of Pope John Paul II in 1993 was an important guidepost for the life of the Catholic Church in Lithuania and for the nation as a whole. In homilies and speeches, the Holy Father presented the sources of spiritual regeneration and the principles on which a free life must be built to this people that had only just delivered itself from the yoke of totalitarianism. The Pilgrim Route of John Paul II aims to remind people of the universally valid foundations for a true and complete life which the pope so emphasized: Christ, the Cross, the Holy Spirit, and Mary’s example of faith and virtue. In light of this purpose, the route includes not only the sanctuaries which the pope visited in Lithuania, but also other sites of pious renown which received the Holy Father’s attention.
In Vilnius, pilgrims following in the footsteps of John Paul II may see Vilnius Cathedral and its chapel with the tomb of St Casimir, Patron of Lithuania. They can also pray at the Gate of Dawn before the world famous image of Mary the Mother of Mercy. The theme of the Cross, so emphasized by the Pope in Lithuania, is reflected brilliantly in the Way of the Cross at Vilnius Calvary.
In Trakai pilgrims will discover a painting of the Mother of God and Child which has a long tradition of pious renown, and which is closely associated with the efforts of Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas to bring Lithuania into the family of Christian nations.
Pivašiūnai also presents pilgrims with a painting, renowned for graces and adorned with crowns blessed by Pope John Paul II, of Mary the Comfort of the Afflicted.
And in the basilica of Marijampolė one can kneel to pray by the remains of Archbishop Jurgis Matulaitis, whom John Paul II beatified.
Christ’s Resurrection Church, rising high into the Kaunas city skyline, reflects the path travelled by the Lithuanian people in the 20th century and seems to recall the prayer of John Paul II for the nation’s spiritual rebirth. At Kaunas Cathedral, where the pope came to pray privately, a painting of Our Lady of Sorrows – long associated with many special graces – generally captivates pilgrims.
The Pažaislis monastery, which is enjoying a spiritual renaissance under the care of the Sisters of St Casimir, is sure to fascinate visitors with its inimitable architecture and art. A painting here of Mary the Mother of Fair Love, the object of ages-old pious traditions, continues moving visitors to prayer.
The renovated shrine complex of Šiluva spreads the Christological message left by the Blessed Virgin Mary during an apparition in the town in 1608: “My Son used to be worshipped in this place…” Pilgrims can pray in the Apparition Chapel as well as in the nearby Basilica, before a painting of Mary, Health of the Sick, which has long been considered miraculous.
The Tytuvėnai monastery and church complex is notable for its Stations of the Cross, as well as for the Holy Steps Chapel modelled on a chapel at the Lateran Palace in Rome.
Šiauliai Cathedral is a frequent starting point for pilgrimages by foot to the Hill of Crosses, which in turn was made world-famous by Pope John Paul II, who spoke here about the mystery of the Cross.
For its part, Samogitian Calvary maintains authentic centuries-old Way of the Cross traditions. The shrine also attracts pilgrims for its celebrated painting of Mary the Queen of the Christian Family and for the annual Great Indulgenced Feast of Samogitian Calvary.

p.pilgrimsThe Pilgrim Route connects the places which for long ages Lithuanians have cherished and considered holy. It has been named in honor of this great Pope and great pilgrim as a token of gratitude and respect. Just as John Paul II once helped the world hear the voice of the “silenced Church”, we hope that his intercession will help pilgrims from many different lands discover Lithuania’s living treasures of Christian faith...

This year „Visit Lithuania“ presents special tour — Pilgrim route of JOHN PAUL II , which is blessed by Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius SJ!

 

Those who follow the European Route of Brick Gothic and visit the medieval city centres or villages will not only admire the impressive historical monuments of past ages but also feel the ubiquitous influence of the Hanseatic League, being once so powerful. Additionally, traces of Vikings and the Knights of an Order as well as the later Reformation did leave their mark on the region. The route entrances by its richness of churches and their peaks rising up to the sky, impressive town halls, decorated town gates or city walls marking former boarders. At the same time, the uniqueness of the glacially formed countryside and again and again the Baltic Sea with its steep coasts, crooked pine trees and endless beaches are revealed to the visitor. Despite all differences, diverse cultures from three countries, joined to a history rich in tradition, can be experienced on the route.

Brick Gothic

The “European Route of Brick Gothic” connects countries, regions, towns, cultures and human beings with a common architectural language. This fascinating language – made indistinguishable by its powerful and warm timbre – can be heard all around the Baltic Sea in churches, city halls and castles. The glittering colours of burnt clay, the rough surfaces and the large variety of architectural forms enabled by the brick’s simple and flat shape have fascinated and intrigued builders throughout the centuries. Medieval brick architecture experienced its artistic peak in the Central and Northern European countries around the Baltic Sea. The large number of examples for “Brick Gothic” architecture along the coast lines and far into the interior of the countries still bears witness of a sophisticated and richly developed architectural culture.Brick Gothic enjoys a position of particular importance in European architectural history. Its development is closely connected with the history of the countries in the Northwest and Northeast of Europe between the 13th and the 16th century as well as the rise and fall of the Hanseatic League. In the 13th century, the trade relationships between the countries around the Baltic Sea and the states which occupied the territories of modern-day France, Belgium and the Netherlands established cultural links which benefited not only the countries directly involved but also the territories at the eastern edge of the Baltic Sea and beyond.
In the middle of the 13th century, clergy and master-builders became increasingly infatuated with the opulent French-Flemish architectural style of building cathedral basilicas. The construction of St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck set the standard, and the other large basilicas of Wismar, Stralsund, Riga, Malmö and Gnesen followed. Many towns in the Hanseatic League opted for the most expensive and “noble“ type of all Gothic sacral buildings, the three-naved basilica with a choir gallery, chapels, exterior buttresses and a transept.
At the same time, a fashion for hall churches developed in rural and urban parishes. These churches with their wide and unbroken interiors provided the antithesis to the oblong and complex spaces of the basilicas. This competition between the two spatial concepts “hall“ and “basilica“ generated a wide range of variations. Many of the hall churches eventually developed differentiated spatial patterns of their own, complete with choir gallery and chapels, such as the two St. Mary’s Churches at Rostock and Gdansk. First inland and then, starting in the 15th century, just about everywhere, the hall becomes the predominant architectural form. Monastic builders – concentrating on remote regions or the spiritual well-being of the growing number of people in the emerging urban centres, depending on the objectives of their order – left behind a large number of important church and monastic buildings. From the second half of the 14th century onward, ornaments in increasing number and opulence are starting to embellish house fronts and (in particular) gables. Important examples can be found in Neubrandenburg, Greifswald, Torun and Malbork. Turned profiles enliven doors, windows and balconies, while scintillating icings In black, brown or green adorn the wall surfaces, often in the form of multilayered lattice-work. The buildings of Hinrich Brunsberg in particular are distinguished by the richness of their ornaments. The most stunning motives of brick architecture include the stellar and loop vaults which developed towards the end of the 13th century mainly in the territories of the Teutonic Knights Lithuania developed a late Gothic style, and some of the most richly expressive variations on the Brick Gothic theme can be found here. Masterpieces of this era include the St. Anne’s Church and the St. Bernard’s Church in Vilnius, both of them closely related to the style of the Flemish Brick Gothic.Although towns and regions may have been engaged in a heated political and economic competition, their common architectural idiom demonstrates the existence of a coordinated cultural understanding. Even the modern visitor will experience these buildings simultaneously as something new and something familiar. These buildings once served to create, express and preserve a cross-border cultural identity which was founded on common religious and economic ideas. The fact that you can still feel the effect of this today is one of the central points of the European Route of Brick Gothic.
The shared cultural identity is still most impressively reflected by the architecture of the old Hanseatic League towns. The skylines are dominated by the large cathedrals and downtown parish churches. Stately city halls with decorative fronts still bear witness to the medieval citizens’ urban pride. City fortifications, occasionally preserved in their entirety although mainly as individual towers and gates, assert the towns’ military strength, while Gothic residential homes and commercial buildings with their characteristic steeped gables testify to the economic pride and self-confidence of the emerging bourgeoisie.
Many buildings share common lines of development and historical contexts, linking towns and regions through history and architecture. The “European Route of Brick Gothic“ marks a path into a part of European history which is still unknown to many. Unexpected and eventful discoveries still remain possible in this terra incognita. Intrepid explorers are welcome.

From old times Biržai region is famous for its brewers and excellent beer. In the past beer  making was practiced in nearly every home, each with their own recipes, passed on father to son for generations.
Today several Biržai breweries continue the production of traditional recipes. The people of Biržai showed their respect for their beer when, after town was destroyed by the Swedes in 1704, the rebuilding of the brewery preceded the town hall and the fortress. Laws were enacted which required standards of high quality in beer making which are followed to the present day.
Lets start the “Beer Way” excursion at the “Sėla” museum of Biržai region. The “Sėla” museum is  located in the 17th century bastion fortress built by Duke Radvila. Here, in one hall, you will see all types of equipment used to make beer. A museum guide will tell you all subtle things about brewing. “Siaudela” folklore group will sing Biržai region songs about beer, play panpipes, blow horns and dance with you. You will have an exceptional opportunity to taste Biržai beer, home-maid bread and cheese, and you will learn to sing the Biržai beer hymn.

 

 Tour Beer Road

4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1

 

 

 

Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel. Later – a tour in the Historical Old Town of Vilnius. Cathedral and it’s square, Gediminas Castle, University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne's and Bernardines churches, former Town Hall square, the Gates of Dawn with miraculous icon of Virgin Mary are waiting to be discovered. Overnight in Vilnius.

 

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Trip to Biržai (210 km outside Vilnius). Biržai – is one of the oldest Lithuanian towns located in the north of the country between  two rivers. A short tour visiting the longest pedastrian bridge in Lithuania ( lenghth 525 m.), Renescainse Biržai castle. Afterwards - Butautai  Manor brewery. Here you will meet the brewers, who took over the craft from their parents or grandparents, and hear more about beer making process, story. You also have a chance  to taste the boiled beer in the old cellars of  manor. Butautai beer has been selected as Lithuanian Product of the Year 2010. Later on an educational program „Žaldokas beer“, where you will learn about ancient brewing tools and experience real Lithuanian hospitality. Taste real home made beer, eat just baked bread and enjoy white Lithuanian cheese along with a folk ensemble playing archaic music! Overnight in hotel/ farmstead.

 

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Milk road -  from the local producer to costumer. The farmers, local producers, rural communities, homesteads from Rietavas, Telsiai, Plunge and Kupiskis invite you to join the Milk road route and meet with villagers to hear their stories, learn and see how to make a cheese and other dairy products, try traditional regional dishes, buy rural products, test various health procedures and experience the hospitality of Lithuanian villages.
We encourage you to visit 32 objects Rietavas, Plunge, Tent and Kupiškis districts. Object services and products are unique and adapted to the specific needs of visitors, so we advice you to contact us and we will help you to arrange the visits and organize it.
Milk road route encourages and promotes slow, ecological, ethnographic tourism.

We look forward to you on the Milk road route!

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            LITHUANIAN MILITARY TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, ISSUED 1933-1940  
Scale 1 : 100 000   Color 400/335 x 365/292 mm  
Title No Coordinates Author  Date
Palanga Kretinga 1200 55'45"/56'00" x 21'00"/21'30" Ambrazas kapitonas 1939
Kuliai Plungė 1201 55'45"/56'00" x 21'30"/22'00" Uždavinys majoras 1939
Telšiai Žarėnai 1202 55'45"/56'00" x 22'00"/22'30" Vezbergas kpt Kalpokas 1939
Luokė Šaukėnai 1203 55'45"/56'00" x 22'30"/23'00" Dirsė ats jaun ltn 1939
Kurtuvėnai Šiauliai 1204 55'45"/56'00" x 23'00"/23'30" Lagenpušas kapitonas 1939
Radviliškis Pakruojis 1205 55'45"/56'00" x 23'30"/24'00" Remišauskas M. 1939
Smilgiai Pumpenai 1206 55'45"/56'00" x 24'00"/24'30" Matulevičius V. 1939
Daujėnai Kupiškis 1207 55'45"/56'00" x 24'30"/25'00" Chamanskis majoras 1939
Klaipėda Gargždai  1300 55'30"/55'45" x 21'00"/21'30" Chamanskis majoras 1938
Švėkšna Rietavas 1301 55'30"/55'45" x 21'30"/22'00" Remišauskas M. 1938
Kvėdarna Varniai 1302 55'30"/55'45" x 22'00"/22'30" Drozda ats jaun ltn 1938
Kražiai Kelmė 1303 55'30"/55'45" x 22'30"/23'00" Narbutas kpt Stanaitytė 1939
Šiluva Šiaulėnai 1304 55'30"/55'45" x 23'00"/23'30" Remišauskas M. 1938
Grinkiškis Baisogala 1305 55'30"/55'45" x 23'30"/24'00" Palietis J. 1939
Krekenava Panevėžys 1306 55'30"/55'45" x 24'00"/24'30" Krinickas R. 1939
Raguva Troškūnai 1307 55'30"/55'45" x 24'30"/25'00" Tupikas J. 1939
Nida Šilutė 1400 55'15"/55'30" x 21'00"/21'30" Lagenpušas kapitonas 1938
Naumiestis Vainutas 1401 55'15"/55'30" x 21'30"/22'00" Vezbergas kapitonas 1938
Šilalė Tauragė 1402 55'15"/55'30" x 22'00"/22'30" Narbutas kapitonas 1938
Skaudvilė Viduklė 1403 55'15"/55'30" x 22'30"/23'00" Ambrazas kapitonas 1938
Raseiniai Betygala 1404 55'15"/55'30" x 23'00"/23'30" Kairys 1939
Krakės Kėdainiai 1405 55'15"/55'30" x 23'30"/24'00" Krištapavičius majoras 1938
Surviliškis Pagiriai 1406 55'15"/55'30" x 24'00"/24'30" Pesys R. 1938
Siesikai Kovarskas 1407 55'15"/55'30" x 24'30"/25'00" Matulevičius V. 1939
Paleičiai Pagėgiai 1501 55'00"/55'15" x 21'30"/22'00" Krištapavičius mjr V.Počas No date
Vilkyškiai Viešvilė 1502 55'00"/55'15" x 22'00"/22'30" Asimavičius majoras 1938
Smalininkai Jurbarkas 1503 55'00"/55'15" x 22'30"/23'00" Uždavinys majoras 1938
Raudonė Seredžius 1504 55'00"/55'15" x 23'00"/23'30" Žiaurys kapitonas 1938
Vilkija Vandžiogala 1505 55'00"/55'15" x 23'30"/24'00" Kučinskas majoras 1937
Žeimiai Jonava 1506 55'00"/55'15" x 24'00"/24'30" Kučinskas kapitonas 1934
Ukmergė Širvintos 1507 55'00"/55'15" x 24'30"/25'00" Kučinskas kapitonas 1935
Šakiai Kazlų Rūda 1604 55'45"/55'00" x 23'00"/23'30" Pesys R. 1937
Zapyškis Kaunas 1605 55'45"/55'00" x 23'30"/24'00" Kučinskas majoras 1937
Pažaislis Kaišiadorys 1606 54'45"/55'00" x 24'00"/24'30" Karo Topograf. Skyrius 1933
Žasliai Kernavė 1607 54'45"/55'00" x 24'30"/25'00" Žiaurys kapitonas 1937
Vikaviškis Marijampol 1704 54'30"/54'45" x 23'00"/23'30" Pesys R. 1936
Sasnava Prienai 1705 54'30"/54'45" x 23'30"/24'00" Pesys R. 1935
Birštonas Stakliškės 1706 54'30"/54'45" x 24'00"/24'30" Kučinskas kapitonas 1936
Aukštadvaris Trakai 1707 54'30"/54'45" x 24'30"/25'00" Lagenpušas kapitonas 1937
Lentvaris Vilnius 1708 54'30"/54'45" x 25'00"/25'30" Marčiukaitis A. ltn Jančaitis 1940
Kalvarija Šeštokai 1804 54'15"/54'30" x 23'00"/23'30" Krištapavičius Lagenpušas 1939
Simnas Ūdrija 1805 54'15"/54'30" x 23'30"/24'00" Vezbergas kapitonas 1939
Alytus Daugai 1806 54'15"/54'30" x 24'00"/24'30" Kučingis majoras 1939

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Spa-hotels have been developed in Lithuania for the last 10 years. 10 years ago there were mostly sanatoria built in the former Soviet Union and were lower by the level of service than the European resorts.

Lithuania has all opportunities to develop spa-resorts. There are 8 mineral water resorts in Palanga and they have the stock of medical peat for about 50 years. Today there are available spa-services in such hotels in Palanga as Vanagupe, Pavetra, Palanga. In the nearest future they are going to build the greatest spa-complex “A Capella Spa Palanga”. Palanga is not the first spa-resort in Lithuania. There are also spa-hotels in Birshtonas and Druskininkai. One of the best spa-hotels is SPAVilnius 4* hotel with a restaurant and a conference hall for 400 people.

Birshtonas is a health resort where the specialists use unique methods of health improving after injuries and operations. In such sanatorium as “Versme” and “Tulpe” people can improve their health and view the nature and the beauty of the Nemunas.

There are lots of private hotels in picturesque places near the beautiful lakes in Lithuania. Spa-services and beauty saloons are opened in the hotels of Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda. The cost of a room in spa-hotels in Lithuania is practically the same as in Europe. It is about 30- 100 Euros for one room in 3-4* hotels. The cost of a room in SPAVilnius 4* in Druskininkai is about 90 Euros. There are wonderful spa-hotels in Nida (“Aguona” and “Zuvedra”) and Zarasai (“Banga” hotel). But the spa-services there are not so various there.

This Baltic country is a land of rich cuisine and even richer traditions. It shares the traditions of other countries in the Eastern region, while also safeguarding its own identity. Historically Lithuania has been closely connected to many countries throughout different periods such as Polandand Germany, Latvia and, of course, Russia.
Regional varieties in national cuisine are mainly based on two factors: climate and neighbouring countries’ influences. Inland is typically agrarian, as are most countries of this region. Cereals and vegetables are extremely popular in these regions, as well as meat, especially pork and beef. On the Baltic coast, people eat more fish and seafood..
Generally, Lithuanian cuisine is based on agrarian products, among which the most important are barley, wheat, rye, potatoes, cucumbers and radish, meat and dairy products. Bread is an inseparable part of most meals in Lithuania. The most popular local version is dark rye bread called duona. Cabbage is also one of the most popular vegetables used. It is used for making soups, second courses and very often for wrapping various fillings. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by beef. An essential part of local cuisine is dairy products. Local cream and butter are uniquely rich and very delicious. One to recommend is the mild white curd cheese, especially when served with honey. Lithuanian food is filling and usually tasty. Some traditional recipes include the Skilandis, or ‘smoked meat’, Salti Barsciai, a tasty cold soup and Cepelinai, grated potatoes filled with minced meat. The Baltic area of the country also specialises in  smoked eel.
Popular drinks in the region are also found in neighbouring countries – from kvass all to vodka. Beer is also commonly served, both local and imported. Another tasty local drink is a mild liqueur made of honey.

Classical "must see" sights. Most popular among tourists, introducing to main historic and cultural locations and objects in Lithuania.

Combined for those bored of traditional sightseeings. For nature lovers or people with other special interests. We will arrange any tour to please your interests and will give you many ideas. Of course you will meet less tourists wandering around at these spots...

For those willing to sample everythig, intrested in local traditional and queer customs and events - both archaic and modern , feeling happy among friendly local folks...

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Find your next Ecotour with our Ecotour directory listings in Lithuania that can help to plan eco holidays.
 
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What is eco tourism?
“Ecotourism involves visiting natural areas with the objectives of learning, studying or participating in activities that do not bring negative effects to the environment; whilst protecting and empowering the local community socially and economically." (Cristina, 2004)

So how does Ecotourism benefit the environment, local community and economy?

Environmental issues

By encouraging travellers to behave in an environmentally responsible way. EcoTour operators offer relevant information and advice on how travellers can minimise their impact on the ecosystem as well as how they can contribute to the protection of fragile ecosystems.
By offering travellers the opportunity to participate in conservation or preservation projects. An important element of this type of project is education. The goal is that through participation, eco travellers will return home with increased awareness and concern for environmental issues and therefore continue to behave in an environmentally conscious way.

Social issues

By involving the local community in aspects of planning, decision-making and management of ecotourism. This encourages the empowerment of individuals.
By educating travellers through leaflets, interpretation and advice from Tour operators or guides about the culture, customs and etiquette of locals. This prevents conflict or offence between local and traveller interactions that may be caused through misunderstanding or ignorance.

Economic issues

By employing local people whenever possible and paying fair wages. This prevents exploitation and benefits the local economy by preventing leakages of the revenue acquired through tourism.
Many Ecotour operators are involved in working on initiatives and projects with the local community such as training and education programmes.
 

Lithuanian cognitive path:

 

Saludamos a quienes desean conocer nuestro país, sus costumbres, tradiciones y las posibilidades de turismo.

Aunque en el mapa europeo Lituania es un estado relativamente nuevo, el país tiene raíces muy antiguas y profundas. En el año 2009 se conmemorara el aniversario del milenio de la primera figuración histórica de Lituania en unas crónicas de Quedlinburgo.
Durante varios siglos Lituania sufrió muchas guerras y ocupaciones, sin embargo ha sabido mantener su lengua, cultura y tradiciones. Una rica herencia cultural e histórica, una naturaleza limpia y poco urbanizada, son unas de las particularidades del país. La hospitalidad de la gente es el valor que mas compartimos con nuestros invitados.
Entre los objetos turísticos mas importantes se destacan las antiguas ciudades de Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Kėdainiai; la herencia histórica de los antiguos capitales lituanos como Kernavė o Trakai; de una gran influencia del barroco son los castillos y palacios. Los amantes de la naturaleza se fascinaran con los paisajes: muchos lagos y bosques tal como la belleza única de las dunas de Nerija.
Lituania tiene como interés ser la que posee el centro geográfico de Europa, este hecho esta confirmado por el Instituto Geográfico Nacional de Francia en el año 1989 y con este hecho figura en el libro Guiness.
Cordialmente invitamos a visitar Lituania, a ver lo que solo podrán encontrar en nuestro país, tener experiencias imborrables y volver otra y otra vez. En Lituania cada uno puede encontrar el lugar de su interés, desde las ciudades con monumentos históricos hasta los rincones vírgenes de la naturaleza. Buena infraestructura del turismo y una comunicación avanzada les garantizaran una estancia agradable. Aquí podréis comprobar que los lituanos son personas agradables, abiertas y hospitalarias y que siempre estarán dispuestos a ayudaros.

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Litauen ist ein Staat in Nordeeuropa und der südlichste der drei baltischen Staaten. Litauen auch ist das größte Land des Baltikums mit einer Fläche von ca. 65.200 qkm und etwa 3,7 Mio. Einwohner. Es grenzt im Westen an die Ostsee (99 km), und hat gemeinsame Grenzen mit Lettland (453 km),Weißrussland (502 km), Polen (91 km), Kaliningraden Gebiet (227 km). Das Klima ist gemäßigt, die Sommer sind warm, die Winter kalt. Litauen hat eine Vielzahl von landschaftlichen und baulichen Attraktionen zu bieten.
Litauen bietet sowohl für den kulturell interessierten Reisenden mit seiner spektakulären Architektur, Kirchengeschichte, jüdischen Geschichte, Hinweisen auf die deutsche und die sowjetische Besatzung, Teufel-Symbolik, als auch für den Strandurlauber mit sehr schönen Sandstränden auf der Kurischen Nehrung und bei Palanga, und für den Naturliebhaber mit hunderten unberührter Seen, unverbauten Flüssen für Kanutouren viele Anreize. Zudem ist das Reisen in Litauen noch vergleichsweise preiswert.

lietuvaEinige Fakten über Litauen
Fläche:
mit 65.000 qkm größter der drei Baltischen Staaten
Hauptstadt:
Vilnius, ca. 650.000 Einwohner
Landessprache:
Litauisch
Klima:
gemäßigt kontinental
Bevölkerung:
3,5 Mio., davon Litauer 83,5%, Polen 6,9%, Russen
8,2%, andere 1,4%
Religionen:
weit überwiegend katholisch, daneben protestantisch,
russisch und jüdisch
katedra4Nationaltag:
16.02. (1918) Unabhängigkeit der Republik Litauen
Regierungsform:
parlamentarische Demokratie
Feier und Gedenktage:

01. Januar Neujahr; 
16. Februar Unabhängigkeitstag;
11. März Tag der Wiederherstellung der Unabhängigkeit;
18. April Karfreitag;
21. April Ostermontag;
01. Mai Tag der Arbeit;
06. Juli Jahrestag der Krönung des Königs Mindaugas;
01. November Allerheiligen: 
24./25./26. Dezember Weihnachten; 
31. Dezember Silvester
  

vilnius_skyline_2Reiseinfos
Sie haben sich für eine Reise in unsere Zielgebiete entschieden. Reisen nach Litauen faszinieren, da wir hier ausgedehnte Natur- und Kulturlandschaften vorfinden, die es so bei uns nicht gibt. Im Jahre 1991 wurde Litauen ein eigenständiger Staat. Seit dieser Wende hat eine rasante Entwicklung stattgefunden. Dennoch ist das wirtschaftliche Gefälle zwischen Westeuropa und Baltikum natürlich noch sehr hoch. Trotz der großen Investitionen bleibt gerade im ländlichen Bereich noch viel zu tun und Sie finden nicht überall unseren gewohnten Komfort und Standard vor – bedenken Sie dies auf Ihrer Reise!
Sicherheit
Die Kriminalität in den baltischen Ländern hält sich nach unseren Erfahrungen in Grenzen. Nur sehr wenige unserer vielen Kunden mussten Diebstähle beklagen. Unsere Kunden bestätigen, daß sie sich auf Ihren Reisen immer sicher gefühlt haben. Sie sollten zu Ihrer Sicherheit nur bewachte Parkplätze in den Städten nutzen und Ihre Wertsachen nicht frei herumliegen lassen. Nach Aussage des Auswärtigen Amtes der Bundesrepublik Deutschland sind alle ehemaligen Ostblock-Länder als Reiseländer mit erhöhtem Risiko zu bewerten.
Osteuropäische Zeit.
In Litauen beträgt die Zeitdifferenz zu Deutschland 1 Stunde.
Visaformalitäten
Keine Visapflicht für deutsche Staatsbürger für die baltischen Staaten (bis 3 Monate im Jahr). Für Russland benötigen Sie ein Visum. Ihre Visaformalitäten übernehmen wir gerne für Sie.
Geldwechsel Baltikum
Traveller-Schecks werden fast überall akzeptiert. In allen größeren Banken und Hotels werden alle bekannten Kreditkarten (Visa, American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard) akzeptiert. Bei Ausfuhr von mehr als 10.000,00 € Deklarationspflicht! Mit Ihrer EC-Karte, die gleichzeitig Maestro-Karte ist, bekommen Sie aus allen Geldautomaten Landeswährung. Fragen Sie Ihre Bank, ob Ihre EC-Karte auch für das Ausland frei geschaltet ist.
Öffnungszeiten Banken und Geschäfte
Banken sind von Mo.– Fr. von 9:00 – 15:00 Uhr bzw. 16:00 Uhr geöffnet. Wechselstuben sind von Mo.- Fr. von 9:00 - 19:00 bzw. 20:00 Uhr geöffnet, Sa. von 9:00 - 15:00 Uhr. Die meisten Geschäfte sind werktags von 9:00 - 20:00 Uhr, Samstags von 9:00 – 18:00 Uhr geöffnet. In größeren Städten sind einige Läden bis 20:00 Uhr die ganze Woche geöffnet.
Trinkgeld
Service und Trinkgeld sind in Restaurant- und Hotelrechnungen mit einbezogen. Es muss kein Trinkgeld gegeben werden, obwohl eine Kleinigkeit akzeptiert wird.
Taxi
Freie Taxen sind am leuchtenden Taxilicht auf dem Dach zu erkennen. Tipp: Das Taxometer sollte laufen. Wichtig: Unterschiedliche Preise bei verschiedenen Taxifirmen.
Medizinische Versorgung
Impfungen oder ein Gesundheitszeugnis werden für die Einreise in die Baltischen Länder nicht verlangt.
Beim Beerenpflücken oder Pilzesammeln im Wald ist auf Zeckenbisse zu achten. Die Zecken können Krankheitsüberträger von Enzephalitis (Hirnhautentzündung) oder Boreolose sein.
Die meisten Medikamente sind in den baltischen Staaten in Apotheken erhältlich, die es in jeder Stadt gibt. Öffnungszeiten: 8:00 oder 9:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr. Bei Krankheit oder Unfall hat der Patient die Rechnung der Behandlung zu zahlen.
Das Abschließen einer Reisekrankenversicherung ist angebracht, (in Litauen muss eine in Litauen gültige Krankenversicherung vorliegen) ebenso wie das Mitbringen persönlicher Medikamente.
Laut den gesetzlichen Reiserichtlinien sind wir verpflichtet Sie auf den Abschluss einer Reisekrankenversicherung mit Rücktransport und einer Reiserücktrittskostenversicherung hinzuweisen.
Falls Sie keinen Reiseschutz buchen, tragen Sie die Kosten eines Krankenrücktransportes / Storno- und zusätzliche Rückreisekosten selbst.
Daher empfehlen wir Ihnen einen sicheren Reiseschutz mit Notruf-Service rund um die Uhr.
Wir können Ihnen einen umfassenden Reiseschutz mit der Europäischen Reiseversicherung anbieten. 
Alle Angaben ohne Gewähr.

„Visit Lithuania“ ist seit dem Jahr 2001 fest auf dem litauishen Reisemarkt positioniert und hat sich als Incoming-Agentur für Litauen einen guten Namengemacht.

  • Wir haben 10 Jahre Erfahrung!
  • Wir garantieren Ihnen das beste Angebot zum besten Preis!
  • Wir sind zuverlässige Reise-Agentur in den baltischen Ländern!

agentura 2Visit Lithuania - tour opérateur spécialisé dans les Pays Baltes: visites guidées, week-ends, circuits et découvertes.
Les meilleurs prix garantis
Aucun frais supplémentaires
Départs garantis
Guides francophones
Itinéraires testés
Circuits sur mesure
Assistance durant le voyage
Votre organisateur local et partenaire fiable depuis 2001!

  • Promenez-vous dans les ravissantes ruelles de la vieille ville de Vilnius ;
  • Admirez les églises majestueuses de la ville natale du lauréat du prix Goncourt Romain Gary ;
  • Emerveillez-vous devant la beauté de la nature (forêts, lacs, rivières…) ;
  • Découvrez le pays de l’ambre avec un guide francophone ;
  • Respirez la sérénité nordique en vous relaxant dans un centre de spa ;
  • Découvrez la campagne lituanienne traditionnelle en vous promenant dans un musée en plein air comprenant l’ensemble de l’architecture ancienne ;
  • Faites connaissance avec les coutumes et la gastronomie lituaniennes ;
  • Apprenez-en plus sur l’histoire majestueuse du Grand-duché de Lituanie, pays natal du peintre français Marc Chagall

Découvrez les Pays Baltes et notamment la Lituanie encore peu connue !

Comment aller en Lituanie?  Vols directs:

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Paris-Kaunas

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Pourquoi visiter les Pays Baltes? 

Une destination encore peu connue des voyageurs, mais qui les intrigue

Les anciennes républiques soviétiques que sont l’Estonie, la Lettonie et la Lituanie ont de fortes particularités. La Lituanie est la plus étendue et la plus peuplée de ces trois Etats. Les habitants des Pays Baltes sont amicaux et parlent de nombreuses langues étrangères. Au premier coup d'oeil, les gens peuvent avoir l'air réservés et formels, mais si vous faites connaissance, vous découvrirez leur hospitalité !

C’est un vrai paradis pour les amoureux de la nature

Environ 50% du territoire des Pays Baltes est couvert de forêts. La densité de population est l'une des plus basses au monde. Les pays baltes ont beau être petits, ils ont un grand nombre de lacs propres et non pollués, et 1360 kilomètres de plages de sable blanc sur la côte baltique. Il existe plusieurs sortes de plantes et d’espèces animales rares telles que les loups, les renards, les élans, les ours, les sangliers et les cigognes. La cigogne blanche est un oiseau plutôt typique des villages baltes ruraux. Le paysage des Pays Baltes est plat et boisé. Le climat est humide est frais.

Visiter la Lettonie, la Lituanie et l’Estonie vous permettra non seulement d'appréhender l'identité propre à chacun mais aussi de vous rendre compte progressivement de l'unité plurielle des Pays Baltes. L'ambre est l'une de leurs richesses, mais ils vous en dévoileront bien d'autres.

Visit Lituania, tour operator specializzato per viaggi nei Paesi Baltici (Lituania, Lettonia, Estonia): visite guidate, week-end, escursioni e scoperte per gruppi ed individuali. 
  • Garanzia del prezzo più basso
  • Nessuna tassa nascosta
  • Partenze garantite
  • Guide italiane
  • Itinerarii collaudati
  • Viaggio secondo i vostri desideri

 Vostro organizzatore locale e partner affidabile dal 2001!

 

Informationi Utili

Feste Nazionali
  • 1 Gennaio Anno Nuovo
  • 16 Febbraio Giorno dell’Indipendenza dello Stato di Lituania
  • 11 Marzo Festa della Nazione Lituana
  • 27-28 Marzo (2005) Santa Pasqua
  • 1 Maggio Festa Internazionale dei Lavoratori
  • 24 Giugno Festa di Joninės (notte più breve dell’anno)
  • 6 Luglio Festa dello Stato (incoronazione del re lituano Mindaugas)
  • 15 Agosto Festa di Žolinės (la festa del folclore)
  • 1 Novembre Tutti i Santi
  • 25-26 Dicembre Natale
Numeri di telefono d’emergenza:

vigili del fuoco 01, polizia 02, pronto soccorso 03, servizio d’emergenza generale 112 (gratuito)

Carte di credito:

Tutti i cambi di valuta si possono convertire nelle banche oppure nei punti di cambio valuta. Nei molti negozi, alberghi, ristoranti si può pagare con le principali carte di credito Globus, Euro Card, Master Card, Visa e Visa Electron, American Express.
I punti Bancomat sono in tutte le maggiori città.

Assicurazione sanitaria

Si consiglia di stipulare, prima di intraprendere il viaggio, un’assicurazione sanitaria. Gli istituti sanitari sono presenti in tutte le città della Lituania.

Numero telefonico per informazioni

118 oppure 1588. Chiamando dal telefono cellulare 125 oppure 124.

Telefono

Il prefisso telefonico della Lituania +370 dopodichè è necessario digitare il prefisso della città ed il numero telefonico. Il prefisso della città o provincia, di cui si ha bisogno, lo troverete sul sito Internet www.telecom.lt

Visto

I cittadini italiani possono venire in Lituania senza visto.

Rappresentanze diplomatiche:


Ambasciata della Repubblica di Lituania 
Viale di Villa Grazioli, 9
00198 Roma 
Tel. +39 06 8559052 fax +39 06 8540482 
Mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www:http://it.mfa.lt

Ambasciata presso la Santa Sede della Repubblica di Lituania
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 308
00186 Roma
Tel. +39 06 68192858 fax +39 06 68809596
Mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www:http://va.mfa.lt

Aiuto tecnico sulle strade in Lituania:

(8-800) 11 414, (8-800) 00 000 (24 ore al giorno), chiamando dal telefono cellulare, invece, 188.
Condizioni del tempo sulle strade: www.balticroads.net

Assicurazione:

quelli che hanno la “Carta verde” non hanno bisogno di assicurazione integrativa, poiché essa è valida anche in Lituania. Tutti gli altri avranno necessità di acquistare l’assicurazione per le responsabilità civili dell’automobilista alla frontiera.

Limiti di velocità:

50 km/orari nelle città e nei paesi.
90 km/orari nelle strade statali.
130 km/orari nelle autostrade (110 km/orari dal 1 novembre al 1 maggio).

Cinture di sicurezza:

Sono obbligatorie per l’autista e per i passeggeri. Ai bambini fino a 12 anni non è consentito viaggiare sui sedili anteriori.

Fari dell’auto:

I fari anteriori devono essere obbligatoriamente accesi dal 1 settembre al 1 aprile. E’ vietato parlare al telefono cellulare mentre si guida.
Il tasso alcolico nel sangue non deve superare 0,4 gr/l.

Trasporto passeggeri.

Autobus.
Le strade della Lituania sono ritenute le migliori in tutti i Paesi Baltici. La rete delle strade locali ed internazionali è molto ben sviluppata. Tutto il paese è servito da pullman e rete ferroviaria.

La stazione degli autobus di Vilnius
Sodų 22, Vilnius, Lituania
Per informazioni a Vilnius tel. 1661; chiamando dal telefono cellulare oppure dalle altre città 8-900-01661

Eurolines Baltic International
Jogailos 4, Vilnius, Lituania
Tel (+370 5) 269 00 00, fax (+370 5) 269 06 90
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.eurolines.lt

Treno
La stazione del treno di Vilnius
Geležinkelio 16, Vilnius
Tel (+370-5) 233 00 88, fax (+370-5) 269 00 86
Prenotazione biglietti 269 37 22
www.litrail.lt

Alloggi


Agli ospiti della Lituania è offerta una vastissima scelta di alloggi: dai lussuosi alberghi ed appartamenti alle economiche case/albergo e campeggi. Gli alberghi e i motel in Lituania sono classificati rispettando i parametri da 1 a 5 stelle. Le case/albergo ed i campeggi, invece, rispettano la scala di categoria da 1 a 4 stelle.

Nel paese ci sono molte catene estere alberghiere: “Radisson SAS”, “Scandic Hotels”, “Le Meridien”, “Best Western”, “Relais&Chateaux”, “Holiday Inn”, “Novotel”, “Reval Hotel Group”, “Crown Plaza”, “Cendal Hotel Group”, “Unique Stay Hotels”, “Boutique Hotels and Resorts International”. Si stanno sviluppando anche catene alberghiere lituane: “Centrum”, “Baltpark”, “Europa”. La maggioranza degli alberghi sono attrezzati con moderne sale per accogliere ed organizzare conferenze e seminari.
Per informazioni: www.hotelsLithuania.net.

Quelli che desiderano rilassarsi nell’abbraccio della natura intatta, possono trovare ospitalità nelle numerose fattorie del turismo di campagna (agriturismo). Per informazioni: www.countryside.lt

Литва занимает 90-километровая зона от побережья Балтийского моря. Как Национального географического института Франции подтвердил в 1989 году, географический центр Европы находится всего в 24 км к северо-западу от Вильнюса.

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  • Общая площадь: 65 300 кв. Почти треть территории покрыта лесами, 4,5% - на внутренних водах. Есть более чем 2800 озер площадью свыше 0,5 га, и 18 рек длиной более 100 км в Литве.
  • Климат: океанический / континентальный. Средняя температура в июле +17 ° C, в январе - 4,9 ° C.
  • Часовой пояс: Центрально-Европейской зоны времени. GMT + 2 часа, или же, как, Хельсинки, Риге и Таллине.
  • Население: 3,4 млн.
  • Этнический состав: литовцы - 83,5%, поляки - 6,7%, русские - 6,3%, белорусы - 1,2%, другие - 2,3%.
  • Религия: римско-католическая 80% от общего populatio. Другие конфессии включают православные, старообрядцы, лютеране, переформатировать, иудейских, сунниты, караимы и другие общины.
  • Государство struckture: демократическая парламентская республика
  • Национальный праздник: 16 февраля (День независимости)
  • Государственный язык: литовский.
  • Валюте: лит (LTL), 1 лит = 100 центов
  • Столица: Вильнюс - 555,6 тыс. человек.
  • Других крупнейших городах: Каунас - 364,1 тыс.; Клайпеда - 188,8 тыс.; Шяуляй - 130,0 тыс.; Паневежис - 116,3 тысячи.
  • Расстояния: до Хельсинки 720 км, до Берлина 850 км, до Москвы 830 км.

Tickets reservation online Visit Lithuania offers four ways to make your air ticket reservation:

  • On our website go to Online Reservation where you can make reservations for direct flights and code share flights  from/to  Vilnius to other countries.
    • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • By phone: 370 5 2625 243, our ticket agent will be glad to help you.
        • In our office: Odminiu 11, Vilnius, we are in the Old Town, close to the Cathedral Square.

We are IATA Accredited!
The purpose of Accreditation is to formally recognise travel agents that are authorised to sell and issue international airline tickets. 
Our IATA number is 68-3 2074 4

Lumoava Liettua

Liettua tarjoaa mielenkiinnon kohteita jokaiselle, historiallisten muistomerkkien täyttämistä kaupungeista kauniisiin luonnonmaisemiin. Matkailun perusedellytykset ja palvelut kehittyvät jatkuvasti; mm. säännölliset lentoyhteydet Euroopan suurimmille lentokentille takaavat sen, että matkustaminen Liettuaan on helppoa.
Liettuan pääkaupunki Vilna viehättää pikkukaupunkimaisuudellaan, vaikka asukkaita onkin lähes 600 000. Aika kulkee kuin siivillä kauniiden katujen ja pihojen sokkeloita kulkiessa - kaikki on mukavasti kävelyetäisyydellä. Kansainvälistä tunnelmaa huokuvassa Vilnassa on niin paljon nähtävää ja koettavaa, että sinne haluaa palata yhä uudestaan ja uudestaan. Trakain kaunis kaupunki sekä Euroopan maantieteellinen keskipiste sijaitsevat lisäksi vain kivenheiton pässä Vilnasta.
Liettuassa riittää tekemistä vuodenajasta riippumatta. Kaupungit puhkeavat kukkaan jo aikaisin keväällä, ja koko maa ihastuttaa vehreydellään. Liettuassa on paljon puistoja, jokia ja järviä. Rannikkoseudun valkoiset hiekkarannat houkuttelevat erityisesti rantaloman ystäviä. Syksyllä maa jää värikkään lehtikerroksen alle, ja talviaikaan sadunomaisesta tunnelmasta pitävät huolen lumipeitteiset kadut, pienet myyntikojut ja iloiset ihmiset.
Liettuassa on mittava kulttuuritarjonta. Yksistään Vilnassa on lukuisia museoita, kirkkoja eri aikakausilta, luostareita ja rakennustaiteen monumentteja. Vilnan vanhakaupunki on itäisen Euroopan suurimpia ja se kuuluu Unescon maailmanperintökohteisiin. Aktiivilomailija löytää Liettuasta paljon ajanvietettä, sillä maassa järjestetään useita tapahtumia, festivaaleja ja konsertteja läpi vuoden.
Kaupunkien yölämästä ei voi olla pitämättä. Monipuoliset ravintolapalvelut kansainvälisine keittiöineen houkuttelevat kulinaristeja, ja yökerhot vetävät puoleensa trendikästä klubikansaa. Ostosten teko on sekä vaivatonta että edullista, sillä hintataso on pohjoismaalaisittain varsin houkutteleva ja maksaminen hoituu kätevästi kansainvälisillä luottokorteilla.
Liettuassa voit viettää lomasi kaupunkien ainutlaatuisesta arkkitehtuurista ja kulttuurielämästä nauttien, ostoksilla käyden ja juhlien tai rentoutuen Euroopan suurimmilla hiekkadyyneillä.
NÄIN MATKUSTAT VILNAAN
Nopein reitti Vilnaan on ilmateitse, mutta sinne pääsee helposti myös omalla autolla tai bussilla. 
Finnair lentää kaksi kertaa päivässä Helsingistä Vilnaan ja tarjoaa lentoja myös muista Suomen kaupungeista.
AirBalticilla ja muilla lentoyhtiöillä pääsee välillaskullisilla lennoilla Vilnaan

Omalla autolla matkustaminen Via Balticalla on helppoa! Jos lähdet autolla aamulla Helsingistä jo samana iltana voitte nauttia illallisesta Vilnan vanhan kaupungin terassilla. Via Baltica on remontoitu hyvin sekä Virossa että Latviassa ja Liettuassa tie muuttuu neljäkaistaiseksi moottoritieksi, joten Liettuan osuus matkasta on erittäin helppo ja nopea ajaa. Varsinainen ajaminen kestää Tallinnasta noin 9 tuntia taukoineen.

Lumoava Liettua

Liettua tarjoaa mielenkiinnon kohteita jokaiselle, historiallisten muistomerkkien täyttämistä kaupungeista kauniisiin luonnonmaisemiin. Matkailun perusedellytykset ja palvelut kehittyvät jatkuvasti; mm. säännölliset lentoyhteydet Euroopan suurimmille lentokentille takaavat sen, että matkustaminen Liettuaan on helppoa.
Liettuan pääkaupunki Vilna viehättää pikkukaupunkimaisuudellaan, vaikka asukkaita onkin lähes 600 000. Aika kulkee kuin siivillä kauniiden katujen ja pihojen sokkeloita kulkiessa - kaikki on mukavasti kävelyetäisyydellä. Kansainvälistä tunnelmaa huokuvassa Vilnassa on niin paljon nähtävää ja koettavaa, että sinne haluaa palata yhä uudestaan ja uudestaan. Trakain kaunis kaupunki sekä Euroopan maantieteellinen keskipiste sijaitsevat lisäksi vain kivenheiton pässä Vilnasta.

Liettuassa riittää tekemistä vuodenajasta riippumatta. Kaupungit puhkeavat kukkaan jo aikaisin keväällä, ja koko maa ihastuttaa vehreydellään. Liettuassa on paljon puistoja, jokia ja järviä. Rannikkoseudun valkoiset hiekkarannat houkuttelevat erityisesti rantaloman ystäviä. Syksyllä maa jää värikkään lehtikerroksen alle, ja talviaikaan sadunomaisesta tunnelmasta pitävät huolen lumipeitteiset kadut, pienet myyntikojut ja iloiset ihmiset.
Liettuassa on mittava kulttuuritarjonta. Yksistään Vilnassa on lukuisia museoita, kirkkoja eri aikakausilta, luostareita ja rakennustaiteen monumentteja. Vilnan vanhakaupunki on itäisen Euroopan suurimpia ja se kuuluu Unescon maailmanperintökohteisiin. Aktiivilomailija löytää Liettuasta paljon ajanvietettä, sillä maassa järjestetään useita tapahtumia, festivaaleja ja konsertteja läpi vuoden.
Kaupunkien yölämästä ei voi olla pitämättä. Monipuoliset ravintolapalvelut kansainvälisine keittiöineen houkuttelevat kulinaristeja, ja yökerhot vetävät puoleensa trendikästä klubikansaa. Ostosten teko on sekä vaivatonta että edullista, sillä hintataso on pohjoismaalaisittain varsin houkutteleva ja maksaminen hoituu kätevästi kansainvälisillä luottokorteilla.
Liettuassa voit viettää lomasi kaupunkien ainutlaatuisesta arkkitehtuurista ja kulttuurielämästä nauttien, ostoksilla käyden ja juhlien tai rentoutuen Euroopan suurimmilla hiekkadyyneillä.

NÄIN MATKUSTAT VILNAAN

Nopein reitti Vilnaan on ilmateitse, mutta sinne pääsee helposti myös omalla autolla tai bussilla. 
Finnair lentää kaksi kertaa päivässä Helsingistä Vilnaan ja tarjoaa lentoja myös muista Suomen kaupungeista. 
AirBalticilla ja muilla lentoyhtiöillä pääsee välillaskullisilla lennoilla Vilnaan. 
Lentoyhtiöllä on usein edullisiä tarjouksia, joten kannattaa vertailla ja löytää sopivin vaihtoehto:

 
    
 
 

Omalla autolla matkustaminen Via Balticalla on helppoa! Jos lähdet autolla aamulla Helsingistä jo samana iltana voitte nauttia illallisesta Vilnan vanhan kaupungin terassilla. Via Baltica on remontoitu hyvin sekä Virossa että Latviassa ja Liettuassa tie muuttuu neljäkaistaiseksi moottoritieksi, joten Liettuan osuus matkasta on erittäin helppo ja nopea ajaa. Varsinainen ajaminen kestää Tallinnasta noin 9 tuntia taukoineen.

Possible flights to/from Kaunas:

Kaunas – Liverpool : Friday , Monday 
Prices £ 44 – 126 for return ticket.

Kaunas – London ( Gatwick ): Every week  day

Prices £ 44 – 96 for return ticket.

Kaunas – London ( Luton ): Sunday,  Tuesday,  Thursday

Prices £ 44 – 71 for return ticket.

Kaunas – London ( Stansted): Every week  day

Prices £ 44 – 96 for return ticket.

The prices are calculated according to Ryanair flights.

 

But you can choose Norwegian flights directly to Vilnius, in this case please contact us and we will calculate the new price.

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Vilnius City has already enlightened magnificent Christmas tree and has welcomed warm Christmas spirit to its streets!
We invite you to spend the most beautiful time of the year in Vilnius – capital of Christmas shopping, place of plenty small charming cafés and bars, nicely decorated fairy-tale like Old Town buildings, striking classical music concerts in unique Vilnius churches, on the spellbinding Old Town streets and busy squares.
One more special reason to come: Vilnius TV tower is turning into the World biggest Christmas tree very year just before Christmas!
Have yourself a merry little Christmas…in Vilnius!
Come to Vilnius in November & December…

… for flavorful coffee and hand made chocolate in charming Vilnius Old Town coffee shops
… for Christmas shopping in Old Town boutique shops and shopping centers, gift and souvenir shops, including linen and amber…Discover Lithuanian fashion designers at their boutiques hidden in narrow Old Town streets.
… for pampering yourself and your beloved ones in the best quality spa and beauty centers just few steps from your hotel
… for gourmet dining
… for the tallest Christmas tree in the World – Vilnius TV tower turns into it every Christmas
… for Christmas carols in many Vilnius churches, for numerous festal concerts, fairs and performances
… for spending time with kids whether skating or having fun in the brand new Aqua Park


 

On 31 December, all inhabitants and guests of Riga are invited to participate and visit various celebrations in the city cafes, hotels, squares and parks, including the New Year's Eve fireworks at midnight.

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According to old German chronicles, the first documented use of a tree in winter celebrations was in 1441 in Estonia! Come and discover beautiful Tallinn during the Holidays Season and celebrate the Christmas or New Year's eve in the birthplace of a Christmas tree. 
During the Christmas period the small streets of Tallinn become cosy and nice to walk, with many interesting small shops. Also Christmas Market in the City Hall square offers many traditional goods: traditional drinks, food, concerts of traditional songs and dances, clothes and many more things to try, see and buy.

TALLINN , ESTONIA

Port of Tallinn is one of the biggest cruise and passenger ports in the Baltics. Cruise vessels are mainly accommodated in the Old City Harbour, located in the very heart of Tallinn and from May 2006 in Saaremaa Harbour. Old City Harbour is an excellent harbour for servicing passengers.
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The harbour's 3 terminals serve passenger ferry boats and cruise vessels.
To handle the growing flow of passengers, the port has been constantly expanded and upgraded. New terminals have been built and the old ones reconstructed into modern comfortable facilities. In the long-term perspective the plans foresee the development of the Old City Harbour into entirely a passenger port.

KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA

Our cruise services consist of transport, guide service, sightseeing, catering, entertainment and pre- and post packages.

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Klaipeda, the third largest port city in Lithuania, is located on the southernmost shore of the Baltic Sea. Klaipeda is not only one of the largest fishing ports on the Baltic Sea, but also a major cultural center of Lithuania. Of the museums of Klaipeda, tourists should visit the large Maritime Museum and Aquarium, which boasts thousands of exhibits from the nd oceans of the world.

RIGA, LATVIA

Riga, founded in 1201, is the geographical center of the Baltic States and arguably one of Northern Europe's best kept secrets ... tourism is just now beginning to boom in what's quickly becoming one of Europe's top cultural capitals.
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The city of 800,000 on the Daugava River is the capital of Latvia, a country finding its place in a new world after being occupied for 50 years (1941 to 1991), first by the Nazis and then by the Soviet Union. Today, visitors will see a city in transition: women embracing fashion trends, men following the latest news on American sports teams, and a Caribbean-themed bar serving mean mojitos (while patrons stare at a portrait of Fidel Castro). School kids are learning English as a second language instead of Russian.
Today, Riga is a happening place boasting big-city attractions for visitors. Opera, music and ballet flourish (even during Soviet times, Riga was known for its arts offerings). The city has museums that house displays on everything from art and textiles to fire-fighting and the history of medicine. Old Riga, the historic center of the city, has been recognized by UNESCO, and the city's Art Nouveau architecture is among the finest in Europe.
Nightlife is active, with hopping bars and dance clubs open until 6 a.m. on weekends. A large number of restaurants serve up an impressive diversity of international options (Russian, Armenian, Tibetan, Tex-Mex). There are shopping malls and hotels springing up, and new cars clog the streets.

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!