We will commence our tour of Vilnius from its cradle – Gediminas Castle Hill and the remnants of the upper castle. Will continue to the Cathedral square.
Then we will whisk out through the narrow street to another square to observe the Presidential Palace and the Old Vilnius University, founded in 1579.
Will walk along medieval Castle street in the heart of the Old City. One of the most breathtaking sights is “gothic triangle” which includes St. Anne’s church. We will drive to see the pearl of Baroque architecture in Vilnius – St. Peter and Paul’s Church – which has more than 2000 statues and bas-relieves as its interior decoration. Walking in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Vilnius – Lithuanian Jerusalem. Music school where Jasha Heifetz did his first steps in a music career, the building of the famous ORT school, the building of the famous Tarbut Gimnazia and nowadays JCC. Former Yiddish theatre, rabbis’ council and the place of Theodor Herzl’s visit to Vilnius. Benedictine convent and the story of saving 12 Jewish souls by Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations. Vilnius Ghetto streets and Vilna Gaon’s house; the spot of the Great Synagogue.
A tour of Trakai – the land of lakes and forests. The ancient capital and the residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania with its 14th-century insular castle – today the museum of the Lithuanian history. Karaite museum represents the story of this small ethnic group, brought from Crimea 600 years ago. Visit unique Karaite cemetery.
Cruise on the lakes on the electric boat or self-padding if you prefer more activities.
In the afternoon, visiting adventure park Treetop climbing. It is an outdoor sport for families and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Physical training is not required.
After safety instructions, participants use safety harnesses to climb trails made of small platforms, constructed at various levels in the trees and connected by ropes and wood obstacles.
On this day you will start early and will be transferred to the starting point of your next adventure – kayaking on the rivers and lakes.
You will be offered to choose between 7-15 km. of padding. It is an adventure to go through curves and broken trees. From time to time, you will stop to have a rest and to refresh with sandwiches. Swimming in the rivers and lakes is a special pleasure as well.
Take a bicycle and visit Vilkakalnio viewing tower. Then follow the nice ride to Azusiles nature reserve. The whole day would include about 20 km of a bike ride.
Take a car and go to Labanoras regional park. Visit numerous small villages, nature paths and have lunch in a local tavern.
On the way visit Panevezys, Siauliai, Hill of Crosses.
Depart for Siauliai. En route a short visit to Kedainiai, a citadel of Radzivil family, one of the most powerful nobility in late middle age Lithuania and also a town where the Vilna Gaon lived and worked and where 3 synagogues have remained.
Visit the town of Seduva. Visit the city center and the newly opened Jewish Memorial just next to the town council. Proceed to the Jewish cemetery and to the Holocaust Memorial.
City tour of Siauliai including a Villa of Chaim Frenkel – once the richest Jew in Lithuania.
Visit the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, a symbol of Lithuanians’ resistance against foreign rule, with more than 250.000 crosses.
Visit Telsiai – a nice town on the big lake. Cross the market square into the Synagogue Street and see the world-famous Telz yeshiva.
Palanga (touring in the area – Klaipeda)
Go to HBH Amusement park. Everyone will find what to do there. Treetop climbing, forest trails, swimming pools, restaurants, and nice atmosphere. You can easily spend a day there with your family.
A day at leisure in Palanga. Optional is a Botanic park and Amber museum. Rent a bike/segway and get lost in the beautiful resort of Palanga. You can go shopping in Klaipeda malls in the evening.
Destination Management Company JeruLita operates private tours and groups in cooperation with our partners. We will be glad to accommodate you in a private tour or will direct you to travel expert in your country who will register you to the groups we operate.