THE MAIN CONFERENCE TOUR

Diversity in the neighborhood: Lithuanian ethnic groups in the course of centuries

Date: August 23rd
Time: 2:30 pm – 9 pm
Cost: included in conference fee

The streets of Vilnius heard people speaking Russian, Yiddish, Lithuanian, Polish, German, Turkic languages, saw people praying, singing and trading. The life was flowing through the neighborhood of different ethnic groups, with their unique traditions and lifestyle on the one hand, and common everyday issues on the other. Did you know that Vilnius is a place where Muslim Tatars and Jews Karaites shared common cemeteries? That Vilna Gaon formed a commentaries for Babylonian Talmud and this edition became a canon of Talmud up to these days? Those and many other things reveals while traveling in Vilnius and its vaccinates.

The excursion in Vilnius will be followed by a conference dinner. The conference dinner will take place in Trakai Historical National Park (about 27 km west of Vilnius). In this unique and compact ensemble of natural and cultural heritage, which reflects important periods and events in the history of Lithuania and eastern Europe as a whole, we can see a beautifully preserved cultural landscape centred on an historic town and castles which are nestled in lake land.

Private PRE/POST CONFERENCE Tours

If you would like to take one or more private tours or have any questions regarding tours registration, please contact the travel agent directly using provided email address.
The registration due for one day tours is July 15, 2018.

 „I did not think Lithuania is such a beautiful and clean country“ – once were told by a visitor.  To prove this we are inviting you to take a part in tours and see by yourself the most picturesque and magnificent views of Lithuania.

Tour to Trakai Castle and Kernave

Date: August 25th
Strart Time: 1:00 pm 
Tour's duration: 4 hours
Price from: 45 EUR ( min 4 persons)

Visit Lithuania and not to visit the legendary Trakai Castle - so do not visit Lithuania. 
Trakai and Kernave - two historical capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, surrounded by amazing nature.

Trakai, which lies in the National and Historical park of Lithuania, is famous for its unique landscape enriched with some 200 lakes and the medieval castle on the Island of Galvė Lake. It is the only one of its kind in Eastern Europe.

The Lithuanian Troy, Kernavė, a place that represents the primeval past of Lithuania. On the picturesque bank of the Neris River stand five hill-forts where our ancestors have settled, lived and been buried since time immemorial. Numerous archeological finds testify to the historical processes and cultures which have existed in the area for 11 000 years. The cultural heritage of the last pagan country in Europe – the remains of an ancient capital of Lithuania – lies hidden under a layer of deposits. Since 2004, Kernavė has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Trakai Castle is lovely any time of year, but in the warm season Trakai offer tourists not only visit the historic sights, but also plenty of fun activities, such as concerts in the castle and the palace Tyshkevichs or sailing on the lake Galves.

  • Yachting in Galvė lake around Trakai castle (during the season),
  • tasting of “kibinai”,traditional karaites pastry(*at extra charge)
  • Trakai castle museum (on request),
  • Tiškevičiai estate homestead (during the season),
  • Regional park of Neris river turns.
  • Kernavė, Kernavė mounds,
  • gallery – museum of H. Orakauskas.
  • Dūkštos cognitive path,
  • Sudervė church.

Register at violita@proarte.lt by sending your full name, e-mail and telephone number. Please indicate 'TOUR TO TRAKAI CASTLE AND KERNAVE'  in the subject field. Registration available until  2018 07 15.

Tour to incredible Kaunas

Date: August 25th
Start Time: 1:00 pm
Tour's duration: 4 - 6 hours 

Price: 75 EUR/per person (min 4 persons)
Price: 70 EUR/per person (min 5 - max 19 persons group)

Kaunas - the second largest and most important city in Lithuania. 

Many guidebooks call the Lithuanian city of Kaunas most, even more commonly used name - temporary capital. 
Kaunas history begins in the 13th century, and this city really has something to show inquisitive tourists: the beautifully preserved old town, interesting museums, architectural monuments. 

In the city day and night life rages - it is an important cultural and industrial center. Guests struck by the contrast of this city 's rich history and romantic legends, ancient traditions and modern art. 

Excursion in former capitol of Lithuania –Kaunas:

  • Kaunas Old Town,
  • Kaunas castle
  • Kaunas cathedral
  • Laisvė avenue
  • Museum of Devils
  • Pazaislis monastery
  • Raudondvaris estate

Register at violita@proarte.lt by sending your full name, e-mail and telephone number. Please indicate 'TOUR TO TRAKAI CASTLE AND KERNAVE'  in the subject field. Registration available until  2018 07 15.

NEMUNAS DELTA REGIONAL PARK AND CURONIAN LAGOON UNESCO SITE (2 DAYS TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT)

Date: August 26-27th
Strart Time: 8:00 am 
Tour's duration: 2 days
Price from: 200 EUR ( min 9 persons) 

DAY 1 

When you decide to visit Lithuania  you should not forget that this is not only a country with a rich This spring-autumn, I invite You to a momentous trip full of authentic towns and picturesque landscapes – THE TOUR OF NEMUNO DELTA AND CURONIAN LAGOON.

NEMUNO DELTA is a unique historic region of Lithuania. It attracts our eye with wonderful, and at the same time, specific nature. This tour will take You to an amazing place in the world which You will never forget. Its flora and fauna will make a great impression for its miraculous views. NEMUNO DELTA is full of unforgettable places to visit, so join the tour and see everything Yourself!

"...Life is inevitable movement. Various of the most various shapes emerge and vanish... Stones grow and putrefy in thousands of years. Plants germinate, animals and people are born, and then vanish... People of nowadays learn to see the nature in a more calmed look. And phenomena of life are more clearly visible in a strong relation with nature. As if this opens all secrets of nature to a human, all its mysteries..." Vydūnas

Programm:

8:00 a.m. - Departure form Vilnius

9:45 a.m. - Survey excursion in Raudondvaris manor

10:30 - Trip through PANEMUNĖ , historic towns: Vilkija, Seredžius, Veliuona, Raudonė castle (survey excursion)

Vytėnų castle (survey excursion)

2:00 p.m. Lunch in Jurbarkas

3:00 p.m. Departure to Small Lithuania – Rambynas park. The lookout and colony of the white storks. 39 Oak Alley

The Mount Rambynas and small cemetery of the 18-19th century and interesting history, but also a place with a unique and beautiful nature.

6 PM arrival to Klaipeda. Overnight in Klaipeda.

DAY 2

Inviting you on a private tour of the Curonian Spit, I want to show you part of the world, which has no analogues anywhere on the planet. Sand mound between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea is capable of hitting, surprise and delight not only unusual nature, the fresh sea air, but also cultural heritage, unique sights, shrouded in myths and legends. The grounds where we are going, belongs to the historical " Lithuania Minor ", and the architecture towns and villages is very different from what you have seen in Vilnius, Kaunas and other Lithuanian cities.

9am departure to Nida – Curonian Lagoon UNESCO HERITAGE SITE.

Curonian Spit – a unique corner of nature Lithuania, protected by UNESCO. It is a peninsula of sand dunes that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.

  •     Colony of herons-cormorants
  •     The Mithological hill of Witches.
  •     Parnidis dune and the dead Village
  •     Bulvikis horn
  •     Nida

  Optional boat trip around the great sand dunes (MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE!!!!)

  Lunch in Nida and departure to Vilnius.

  Late night around 11 pm arrival in Vilnius.

  2 ferry trips are on the road in this tour. Must have comfortable shoes.

Register at violita@proarte.lt by sending your full name, e-mail and telephone number. Please indicate 'TOUR TO TRAKAI CASTLE AND KERNAVE'  in the subject field. Registration available until  2018 07 15.