In the Shadow of Nature

Duration 4 days.

If you are tired of daily work and of the city noise come to a peaceful and quiet country – Lithuania. Our travel agency offers you a good rest here in the shadow of nature. Beautiful nature and healthy atmosphere are really the reasons to come here for a holiday or to improve your health. We suggest having long walks, riding a bicycle, etc. It will strengthen your body and soul!

1st day. The tour starts in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. We recommend you the hotel Le Meridien Villon – a luxurious hotel located in its own beautiful environment overlooking two lakes and birch forests. You may choose hotel Karolina. which is located in a quiet park area.
Enjoy a city tour around Vilnius with a guide. The tour includes a visit to the Vilnius Cathedral, Pilies str., Vilnius University courtyards and Presidential office area, St. Ann’s church, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, the Gates of Dawn with the chapel housing a holy image of the Virgin Mary, Town Hall Square. The Geology Museum is of special interest. Its exhibition includes minerals and rocks from around the world, precious stones, meteorites, etc.
Tour to Trakai, the historical capital of Lithuania. In 1321 Grand Duke Gediminas built Trakai castle on the peninsula of the Lake Galve. It is an amazing place to feel the ancient times of Lithuanian history. Have lunch in Trakai.
National dinner in the evening: try our national dishes and drinks; be entertained by a folk show. Overnight at a hotel in Vilnius.

2nd day. Transfer from Vilnius to Raseiniai in the morning. City tour in Raseiniai: see the amazing places in the countryside and the museums in this small town. The Museum of Raseiniai will reveal some facts of Raseiniai history and land. You will walk in the Valley of Songs – an amazing spot of nature where the river Dubysa joins two very beautiful coasts. Have lunch in Raseiniai and then we suggest visiting some mounds, which are not far from Raseiniai and admire scenic view of Lithuania. The mounds have historical value.
Transfer to Kelme, a beautiful town that has some very strong and long-lived oak trees to see, some stones about which a lot of legends are described. The Biggest, The Forest, The Thunder oak-trees will charm you indeed!
Transfer to Silale, visit and see the museum of Baubliai. Dionizas Poska, a Lithuanian writer, linguist and ethnographer, created it in the hollow of an old oak-tree trunk.
Transfer to Palanga, where you will have dinner, accommodation at a hotel.

3rd day. Spend half of the day in Palanga and relax in its Botanical garden, have a promenade in the Fairy-tail park, breath the air brought by the wind from the sea. Have lunch in Palanga.
Leave for Zarasai. On the way you will see how Lithuania’s nature changes – from the woody spits to the hilly and lake area. There you will see one of the biggest highlights there – oak Stelmuze – it is considered to be one of the biggest oak trees in Lithuania.
Transfer to Utena, the land of lakes. There you will see a very interesting rock exposure. There is the Museum of Forest Strangeness – the only such museum in Lithuania! One man started collecting interesting and unusual tree branches, roots and created figures of animals, birds, sculptures. His collection became a museum!
Transfer to Druskininkai, a small spa in the south of Lithuania, located in the pine forest. Overnight in Druskininkai.

4th day. Spend a day in Druskininkai. Have a promenade along the river Nemunas, visit some museums of this town, and hear some legends about the place. Visit the Museum of Forest Echo where tree carved works, different types of forests (fauna and flora) are exhibited. Walk in the park near the museum and meet a witch, Tom Thumb. There you will hear different voices of birds and the murmur of the forest. Druskininkai is famous for the Grutas Sculpture Park. It is exotic because of the Soviet sculptures, contained there. The park is located in a scenic lakeside nature preserve.
Have a rest on the bench in front of the heart of Druskininkai: Lake Druskonis, where some families of white swans live. Visit the church of Druskininkai and the wells of the health as well.
Return to Vilnius.

Related Links
Exciting: St.Peter&Paul Church.
Cities: Vilnius, Trakai, Palanga, Druskininkai.

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