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Agricultural Tours
 

Agricultural Tours

 Travel agency Visit Lithuania offers you designing and operating agricultural tours that will meet the unique needs and interests of your group!
Our services include arranging for air ticketing, charter coach, hotel accommodations, food and meeting services, tour escorts and interpreters, sightseeing and all technical visits to meet the educational and cultural requirements of the group. As we have many years of experience organising agrotours, we have various personal contacts with farmers, extension advisory personnel, and government and agricultural business executives. Our experienced and friendly staff will make sure that your group will be treated with expert care during all your travels.
Based on a broad spectrum of agriculture we organize a wide variety of tours; tours related to specific crop and respective bioclimatic regions and growing technologies, as well as animal farms of broad diversity including cattle, dairy, pork, poultry and others. These tours are designed for growers, industry professionals, educators, researchers and students. Tour customization can be arranged by special request to meet your group’s specific focus.
 
Tour programs by Visit Lithuania can be customized from a variety of agriculture topics, including:
  • Farms and Farmers including conventional, high-tech, biotech, no-till, precision and organic methods;
  • Crops including barley, wheat, rye, legumes, rapeseed, flax, vegetables, fruit;
  • Livestock including beef cattle, dairy cattle, hogs, sheep and horses;
  • Universities including discussions, lectures, and field days;
  • Research including commercial, public and private;
  • Equipment including manufacturers, dealers, and users of a variety of farm machinery;
  • Energy including biofuel and wind power;
  • Farm Shows including Agrovizija, Ka pasesi..., AgroBalt and many others;
  • Cultural Experiences including national parks, major attractions, city tours, local highlights, and opportunities for leisure activities;
  • Special Interest Topics, including other visits and activities to meet the needs of your group.
 
Agriculture in Lithuania dates to the Neolithic period, about 3,000 to 1,000 BC. Historically Lithuania has always been an agricultural country. Lithuania's accession to the European Union in 2004 ushered in a new agricultural era. The EU pursues a very high standard of food safety and purity.
 
These days the added value of agricultural production make up more than 4% GDP. 6% of all working people work in agriculture. 33% of people in Lithuania live in rural areas. The agricultural land covers 70 % of Lithuania. About 28,370 sq. km are used for agriculture. Main products: potatoes, barley, wheat, rye, legumes, rapeseed, flax, vegetables, meat. In 2009 there were produced agricultural production for 1.68 milliard EUR. The volume of agricultural production has risen by 0.4 %.
 

Lithuania is waiting for you to come and meet our authentic agriculture!

 We invite all the lovers of agriculture to try out our exciting agricultural tour:

The example of agricultural tour, organized in January 2010, by "Visit Lithuania"

 
Please tell us about your group, and the goals and interests of its members. We will be pleased to provide you, free of charge, with preliminary consultation, a suggested itinerary, and our pricing.
 
 
Day 1
Arrival in Vilnius. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation tour along the way.  Overnight in Vilnius.
Day 2After breakfast transfer to the US Embassy in Vilnius. Arrive and proceed through the security checkpoint.  There you will receive a US Embassy briefing that will provide exposure to the Baltic (and Central European) agriculture experience, results of post-Soviet economic transitions, the state of agricultural biotechnology, market access/SPS issues, questions for the Common Agricultural Policy, and also current issues with marketing and trade. Lunch with invited guests. Transfer by coach to the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture.
Visit at the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture to gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face Lithuania with regard to agriculture and its status as a relatively new member of the European Union, particularly in the area of policy and trade issues. 
Overnight in Vilnius.
 
 
Day 3
After breakfast travel to Kaunas area for a visit to Lytagra, an importer for Case New Holland. See their facilities and learn how CNH markets its equipment in the Baltics. Continue with an opportunity to meet and discuss current issues with representative s of th e Chamber of Agriculture in Kaunas. Afternoon options for visits will include various farms, processing facilities for bio-fuel production and/or fertilizer production. Overnight in Kaunas. 
Day 4
Start the day with a visits to several local farms representing Lithuanian agriculture. 
By mid-afternoon depart for Riga. On arrival check in to your hotel followed by a short city tour of Riga including a walk through the historic central district. Overnight in Riga.
 
 
Day 5
Start the day with a US Embassy briefing on various agricultural, economic and political issues specific to Latvia.
Travel outside of the city to Jelgava, about 50 km of Riga. Visit two local farms along the way and talk to the farm managers. One farm is significant in size and shows the direction of the agriculture business in Eastern Europe. You will also have an opportunity to see, as a contrast, a mid size farming operation. Continue with a visit to a rape seed oil crushing plant (or bio fuel processing plant).
Return to Riga and enjoy a dinner in the Old Town. Overnight in  Riga. 
 
Day 6
After breakfast check out of hotel followed by a visit to a farm, local agri-business or a related industry such as an importer of soybean meal.Arrive at the American Chamber of Commerce for Latvia. Learn about the role of the Chamber and how it supports business development in this area.  Depart for the Free Port of Riga. On arrival at the port, tour of the port facilities followed by a briefing on the port, and  also discussions on the future of the shipping industry. By late afternoon continue northeast to Estonia and the city of Tartu, 
with an agricultural narrative en route. Dinner on arrival after hotel check-in. Overnight in Tartu.
 
Day 7
After breakfast transfer to the University of Life Sciences, Tartu’s agricultural college. Here  you will receive a short panoramic tour of the campus. The tour will also include brief stops at the university’s animal clinic and cattle ranch. Following the campus tour you will receive a briefing on current trends in Estonian Agriculture. The staff will present their insight regarding the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing “Agricultural” Education in Estonia. Later City tour of Tartu with local historical guide. Begin with a walking history tour that  includes the most important sights of Tartu’s City Centre. Overnight in Tartu.
 
Day 8              
Depart to Tallinn. arrive at the US Embassy and proceed through the security checkpoint. 
Economic and political issues will be covered by the appropriate Embassy staff. Later meet with representatives of the Estonia Ministry of Agriculture for their perspective on key Issues, challenges & opportunities for Agriculture in Estonia. In the evening enjoy a group "Farewell Dinner". Overnight in Tallinn.
 
Day 9
Early morning tour of the Tallinn city, which features the Old Town with its Town Hall  Square, numerous churches, the Toompea Castle. The most outstanding sights include a 14th-15th century Gothic Town Hall, St. Nicholas church, now housing a museum of medieval art; an old chemist's shop; numerous authentic Hanseatic merchants' houses, etc. After the tour private transfer to the airport. Departure home.

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!