EAST OF LITHUANIA GASTRONOMIC ROUTE
5 days / 4 nights
DAY 1 VILNIUS
Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Vilnius.
DAY 2 VILNIUS – DZUKIJA NATIONAL PARK – KAUNAS
Day in tranquillity of unspoiled nature & past. Trip to Dzukija National Park located in Southern part of Lithuania, famous for wild forests, mushrooms and berries, authentic villages and friendliness of local people. You will visit ethnographic village and get acquainted with the lifestyle of locals. Here you will have a lunch and learn how to cook Lithuanian speciality – buckwheat bread. Later proceed to buckthorn farm „Amberry“ for a tea.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kaunas Old town, - second largest city and the capital of Lithuania between the World Wars. The tour includes: the Old Town of Kaunas with its St George's church, castle ruins, Theological seminary, the Town Hall Square, the Jesuit church, the Cathedral, the Church of Vytautas and the Perkunas House. Excursion in „Stumbras“ museum – one of the largest and most popular producers of alcoholic beverage in the Baltic countries. The cognitive programme a tour + tasting of „Strumbras“ drinks. Overnight in Kaunas.
DAY 3 KAUNAS - AUKSTAITIJA NATIONAL PARK – ANYKSCIAI
You will have a chance to see the most interesting sights of Aukstaitija National park, also called the Switzerland of Lithuania and learn how Lithuanian specialty – amazing tree- cake or Sakotis is being made. Try it yourself, taste it and get some for your friend and family. Afternoon drive to the homestead „Gaideliu sodyba“ where you learn how people in East of Lithuania smoke fish and try local fish soup. Evening arrival in Anyksciai resort which is famous for the local wine. The degustation „Lithuanian wine road“. Overnight in Anyksciai.
DAY 4 ANYKSCIAI – ROKISKIS – PAKRUOJIS MANOR – VILNIUS
Morning departure to Rokiskis town famous for the cheese. Degustation of the local cheese. Afterwards drive to Pakruojis manor – the biggest manor complex in Lithuania. Pakruojis manor is located in the northern part of Lithuania – in Pakruojis, famous for its dolomite mines, ancient brewery traditions, noblemen cuisine and distinctive stories. Have a dinner with the program „Visiting Miller“. Program includes tour at the Miller‘s domain, educational parts „Cognition of beer route“, „Bread route“ and the most pleasant part in Traktierius, where everybody will hammer soles loudly, lift up beer mugs, laugh, enjoy food and love each other.
Back to Vilnius for overnight.
DAY 5 VILNIUS
End of Tour. Private transfer to airport for flight home.