Discover the fascinating history and unique culture of the Balkans with a visit to Lithuania. Take a history and sightseeing tour of Vilnius to experience everything from its historic churches to its modern craft breweries. A walking tour of the city’s old town is a must! Or head to Lake Galvė to see the beautiful Trakai Island Castle.
“We arrived at the airport and Jolita the rep met us, but then we had to wait for the transport to come and collect us! She had to ring him to ask him where he was..... The first hotel was being renovated, the room was OKish, but I opened the window and being short couldn't manage to close it without standing on the chair in the room. The breakfast room was far to small for all the guests. All the other hotels were OK, except for the last one, bright lights, music and a bit too far out of town, the room was dull even with the light on, but it had no main light just side lights, and no carpet, it was OK to walk into town during the day but on an evening even though there were street lights it was dim. This was a cultural trip, but towards the end I was a bit "cultured" out. I also got bit/stung by either mosquitoes or horse flies, not nice.”
“This was a 12 day holiday covering three countries,Estonia,Latvia and Lithuania, so quite full on. Be prepared for living out of a suitcase as you stay in 7 different hotels. However it's worth it as you travel through these beautiful countries,full of character,history and amazing architecture. Tallinn for it's pretty cobbled streets, Riga for its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture and Vilnius for its quaint and Old Town. You need a good pair of walking shoes as you can do up to 3-4 hours wandering around cobbled streets,or through forests. I would so suggest you carry an umbrella as the weather can be quite changeable even in the summer months!”
Whether you are looking for an architectural pilgrimage, urban excitement or getting lost in nature, a trip to Lithuania is sure to be fulfilling. Vilnius, the country's capital, demonstrates some of the richest medieval history in the world today. Its architecture, draws from both Renaissance and Gothic traditions. There are many reasons why tourists are lured into Lithuania – maybe it is the fine sandy beaches at the Curonian Spit, the Hill of Crosses that shows the faith, medieval castles like the Gediminas Tower or the vast array of museums. There is plenty to do and see while on a holiday to Lithuania!
Visit Kernave. Once a medieval capital, is a world renowned archaeological site that also features a museum.
Indulge yourself at Palanga, a seaside resort that offers some stunning and luxurious amenities for those seeking 5-star hospitality.
Visit the vast array of musuems from historical like the KGB museum to artsy like the Museum of Illusions.
There are a variety of popular national parks in Lithuania, each offering a distinct outdoorsy taste of Lithuanian nature. The Samogitian National Park is a good place to start!
Keep your passport in a safe place! Your passport contains valuable information, and, not to mention, is your ticket to travel. Protect it!
Gauge how much public transportation will cost. Do your research ahead of the time so that your not yet another victim to getting suckered into paying higher than normal prices!
Keep some water handy for your flight! Getting dehydrated at a high elevation is not what you want just before the wheels hit the pavement!