Vocation in Vilnius Tour: Vilnius and Trakai – 2 days/ 1 night
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second biggest city of the Baltic states. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas’ letters in 1323. Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city and is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the “Jerusalem of Lita" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.
1 st Day: Vilnius
Arrival to Vilnius. Vilnius the capital of Lithuania and the bigest city of Lithuania. Transfer by group, by bus from Vilnius airoport to the hotel. Free leisure time in Vilnius. You can spent an evening at the famous lithuanian dishes restaurant or or to enjoy the nightlife of Old Vilnius, bought some souvenirs... Upon request walking excursion tour in Vilnius. Vilnius the capital of Lithuania and the bigest city of Lithuania. Vilnius Old Town, the historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Europe (360 ha) and the largest old town from three Baltic Countries. Situated where the Neris and Vilnele rivers meet and surrounded by picturesque wooded hills. The most valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. Although Vilnius is often called a baroque city, you will find here examples of the Gothic, Renaissance and other styles. The main sights of the city are Gediminas Castle* and the Cathedral Square, the symbols of the capital. Also see the small churche of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture and Vilnius University campus and its library founded in 1570. Amber gallery-museum, Uzupis - one of the oldest districts of Vilnius, mentioned in the historical sources as far back as the XIVI th century, nowadays the artists "republic", which has its own constitution, national anthem, calendar and map, for Catholics a well-known the Gates of Dawn with a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and Vilnius University (founded in 1579) with St. John’s Church. Free leisure time in Vilnius or upon request and with extra charge - lunch for the group*. Vilnius, Lithuania offers a variety of choices for going out at night. The number of clubs and bars in Vilnius is impressive for a city inhabited by just half a million people..) and overnight in Hotel in Vilnius.
2 nd Day: Trakai
Breakfast to the hotel. Free leisure time in Vilnius or upon request and with extra charge - excursion to Trakai. Trakai (28 km west of Vilnius between hills, forests and lakes ), the former capital of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Trakai castle is one of the most visited tourist sites in Lithuania, erected on a small island in the lake Galve. Now this is the only insular Castle in Central Europe, which has a historical Museum and is the exposition of works of applied art. A visit to the Castle*. Trakai also is famous for Kibinas (pastry with different types of stuffing) is the traditional dish of a small ethnic group – Karaites, living here since XV century. After excursion in Trakai, we recommend You to taste the exclusive Karaite’s dishes „Kibinai“ (lunche included in the price). After luch retrun back to Vilnius, free leisure time in capital of Lithuania, or order "Galla dinner" in one of restaurant in Vilnius. End of Tour.
|Tour Price in 3*** Hotels: (Vilnius) || |
|Tour Price in 4*** Hotels: (Vilnius) || |
|Price included: ||1 overnights accommodation in 3*** or 4**** hotel in Vilnius with breakfasts; |
Transfer services (by group): Vilnius airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Vilnius airoport (on depature day);
Transportation as per programm by comfortable minivan or bus;
Upon request (English, Russian or Turkish) speaking guide services as per programm;
|Price excluded: ||Flight tickets (arrivale to Vilnius, depature from Vilnius); |
Individual transfer services (by car or by minivan) : Vilnius airoport – Hotel (on arrivale day); Hotel – Vilnius airoport (on depature day);
Upon request possible order lunche for the group in Vilnius (~ 10 - 15 EUR/ per person), dinner in Vilnius from ~15 – 20 EUR/ per person;
|Extra Entrance tickets: || |
Vilnius: Castle of Gediminas with funicular;
Vilnius: Amber gallerry – museum – free of charge;
Excursion tour to Trakai included lunch, entrance tickets to historical museum, guide and transportation service: 50 EUR)/ per person (min group 20 pax);