Arrival in Kaunas from Oslo at 20.30. Private transfer to the capital of Lithuania. Overnight in Vilnius.
Day for Vilnius city tour. The Old Town, historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe (360 ha). The most valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. The buildings in the old town - there are about 1.5 thousand of them - were built in a number of different centuries, therefore, it is a mixture of all European architectural styles. Although Vilnius is often called a baroque city, here you will find some buildings of gothic, renaissance and other styles. The main sights of the city are the Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral Square, symbols of the capital. Their combination is also a gateway to the historic centre of the capital. Because of its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World’s Heritage List.
Later drive to step on the Geographical Centre of Europe. In 1989, a group of French scientists from the institute announced that the geographical centre of Europe was just to the north of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius – 26 kilometres to be exact – near the village of Purnuškės. On 1 May 2004, the date Lithuania entered the European Union, the sculptor Gediminas Jokūbonis unveiled at the site his composition of a column of white granite, the top of which is rimmed by a crown of stars. In this symbolic way, Lithuania’s historical links with Europe and the poignant return of Lithuania to the family of European nations was approved once more. All Europeans are invited to visit the site of the geographical centre of Europe in Lithuania, at least once in their lives.
Overnight in Vilnius.
Tour to Trakai (28 km from Vilnius) - a visit of the 15th century Trakai Insular Castle housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17-18th century applied art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the Karaites, brought to Lithuania from the Crimea.
Later drive to Kaunas - the second largest city in Lithuania. Sightseeing tour of Kaunas old town. 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. Visit Ciurlionis Art Museum and Kaunas' 9th Fort Museum, which contains collections of historical artifacts related both to Soviet atrocities and the Nazi genocide.
17.00 arrival to Kaunas airport. 19.00 flight to Oslo.
The tour package includes:
· Airfare ( Ryanair Oslo – Kaunas – Oslo) ;
·Accommodation with breakfast ( 4* centrally located) ;
· Car transfers on arrival/departure ;
· Sightseeing tours with private car and guide as per itinerary ;
· Admission fees ;
· Info package .
The tour package price per person (price depends on flight availability):
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