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.
In the medieval ghetto of Vilna
We’ll 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-reliefs as its interior decoration.
The old town of Vilnius is abundant with jewish heritage points of interest.Walking in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Vilnius – Lithuanian Jerusalem.
Music school where Jasha Heifetz did his first steps in his 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,the balcony where he gave his speech from.
Benedictine convent and the story of saving 12 Jewish souls by Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations. during world war 2 Vilnius Ghetto streets and Vilna Gaon’s house; the spot of the Great Synagogue(don’t mix it with modern day choral synagogue).
Apart from heritage tour,the programme will include a tour to 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.You can taste Karaite food in Trakai,such as kibinai 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 fitness is not essential.
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.
Trakai lakes and castle
Entertainment in a fairy tale of lakes and forests in north-east of Lithuania.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 the lake curves and broken trees on the way. From time to time, you will stop to have a rest and to refuel with sandwiches. Swimming in the rivers and lakes is a special pleasure as well.
Nature in Lithuania, beautiful lakes and forests
To begin with,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.
To continue with,take a car and go to Labanoras regional park. The land of pine forests and lakes.When the last Ice Age was about to end,ice was melting and created numerous lakes in this region.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 the late middle ages Lithuania and also ,a town important for the Jewish heritage ,as it is the place where the Vilna Gaon lived and worked and where 3 synagogues have remained.
Later on,visit the town of Seduva. Visit the city centre and the newly opened Jewish Memorial just next to the town council. Proceed to the Jewish cemetery and to the Holocaust Memorial.
To continue with,city tour to Siauliai including a Villa of Chaim Frenkel – once the richest Jew in Lithuania,who owned the largest leather factory in the Russian Empire.
Finally,visit the Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, a symbol of Lithuanians’ resistance against foreign rule, with more than 250.000 crosses on it.The crosses started to be erected after uprising in 1831 and later became a site of Christian pilgrimage.
Visit Telsiai – a capital of the Zemaitija region,a historical. Cross the market square into the Synagogue Street and see the world-famous Telz yeshiva.
Palanga (touring in the area – Klaipeda)
A day at leisure in Palanga,a most prominent Lithuania’s resort on a Baltic sea.Its sandy beaches and dunes are like magnet for people who like seaside,fresh air and mild sea.
Go to HBH Amusement park,which is located 6km from the town. 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.
Last but not least,optional is a visit to a Botanic park and Amber museum.Botanical park is a park designed in the 19th century,it has a variety of plants,ponds and a palace with an Amber museum inside it. Amber is a rare stone found only in a few countries in the world.Visit a Birutes Hill with a nice view towards the sea.
Rent a bike or segway and have fun in the beautiful resort of Palanga. You can go shopping to Klaipeda’s malls in the evening ,or even take a ferry to a Curonian Spit,narrow piece of land made of sand with a unique nature.
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.