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The Width of Lithe Lithuania

This sample 8-day (7 nights) itinerary covers Vilnius, Klaipeda and Kaunas. These three cities are the most alluring in Lithuania. At each stop on your trip you'll enjoy a warm welcome and hearty cuisine as you take in the beautiful historic architecture and unique urban atmosphere, from the port of Klaipeda to the winding cobblestone streets of Vilnius. And in each city you'll have a local guide who will show you all the most interesting sites. It's a vacation that's completely tailored to you. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas tour

3 Nights in Vilnius

3 Nights in Vilnius

4 days in Vilnius

3 Nights in Vilnius

With one of the oldest surviving Old Town neighborhoods in Europe, as well as a collection of classic architecture from Baroque to Gothic and everything in between, Vilnius is sure to astound you. Walking around the city and marveling at the sites is a pleasure in itself, but there’s much more to do here because Vilnius is also a vibrant cultural epicenter, with concerts and art exhibitions happening regularly. There are also numerous outdoor activities and day trips to enjoy while you stay in the city. It might surprise you, but hot air balloons are a popular pastime in and around Vilnius, and the city is one of the few in Europe that allows hot air balloons to float directly over the city, so you’re guaranteed a spectacular view whether you opt for a flight over the city or nearby Trakai. There’s also a rich Jewish heritage to explore here, including the former synagogue and the larger and smaller ghetto. We’d also recommend delving into the darker areas of the city’s past and exploring the communist era and the history of the KGB in Vilnius at the KGB Museum. Don’t miss Uzupis, a bohemian neighborhood of galleries, restaurants, and cafes that doubles as a tongue-in-cheek sovereign state, complete with its own charming constitution, three-boat navy, and flags (one per season).

With one of the oldest surviving Old Town neighborhoods in Europe, as well as a collection of classic architecture from Baroque to Gothic and everything in between, Vilnius is sure to astound you. Walking around the city and marveling at the sites is a pleasure in itself, but there’s much more to do here because Vilnius is also a vibrant cultural epicenter, with concerts and art exhibitions happening regularly. There are also numerous outdoor activities and day trips to enjoy while you stay in the city. It might surprise you, but hot air balloons are a popular pastime in and around Vilnius, and the city is one of the few in Europe that allows hot air balloons to float directly over the city, so you’re guaranteed a spectacular view whether you opt for a flight over the city or nearby Trakai. There’s also a rich Jewish heritage to explore here, including the former synagogue and the larger and smaller ghetto. We’d also recommend delving into the darker areas of the city’s past and exploring the communist era and the history of the KGB in Vilnius at the KGB Museum. Don’t miss Uzupis, a bohemian neighborhood of galleries, restaurants, and cafes that doubles as a tongue-in-cheek sovereign state, complete with its own charming constitution, three-boat navy, and flags (one per season).

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Vilnius

A driver will be waiting to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation in the center of Vilnius.

Unique Uzupis

Suggestion to explore on your own

Take the opportunity to explore one of Vilnius’ most colorful neighborhoods, Uzupis. It goes back to 1995, when a group of artists erected a statue of Frank Zappa in the area and declared Uzupis an independent republic. Soon flags were being created and the energy of the place seemed to attract eccentrics from all over the country. Today the mayor of Vilnius actively supports the republic and often takes part in the many activities going on there. There’s plenty to do in the neighborhood, so don’t be afraid to explore, here you’re bound to find some very photogenic people and places.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Vilnius

Vilnius Private Walking Tour

Vilnius Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

You'll have the chance to really get in touch with the vibrant culture of Vilnius, not just its history and buildings, on this enjoyable walking tour. Your guide will show you the ins and outs of the real city, regaling you with stories from the past and present. Learn more about Vilnius' Jewish, Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian heritage while discovering the city's most impressive sites, including the Old Town, the St. Stanislovas and Vladislovas cathedrals, Vilnius University, the Presidential Palace and more. It's the perfect introduction to this charming destination.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Soviet Vilnius Private Tour

Soviet Vilnius and the KGB Museum

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Communism is an important part of Lithuania’s history, even if it was a dark time. If you’re interested in learning more about this aspect of Lithuania’s recent past, the Genocide Victims’ Museum and the KGB Museum are places you need to see. Today we recommend exploring, combined with a 3-hour private walking tour led by a local guide who will show you the main places relevant to communism. You’ll get a better idea of what it was like to live under communism as the past comes alive for you. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Vilnius

Trakai Private Tour

Trakai Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Trakai, a string of lakes within forests, is Lithuania's ancient capital, and the medieval home of its Grand Dukes, who ran a kingdom extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The town still draws visitors thanks to its picturesque castle on its own island, unique Karaite community (Crimean Tatars following their own form of Judaism), and its famous Kibinai meat pies. Explore this unusual combination with a walking tour, followed by sailing around a lake, exploring the castle, or learning to make your own Kibinai.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Klaipeda by Private Transfer

Be prepared for an interesting day today as you say goodbye to Vilnius, hello to Klaipeda, and briefly visit the Hill of Crosses and former Soviet nuclear missile silos. Based on your preferred departure time, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Vilnius and your journey to Klaipeda can start. Please keep in mind this is a non guided transfer. The journey including stops takes about 8 hours. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

Klaipeda by Private Transfer with Stops at the Hill of Crosses and Nuclear Missile Silos
We also offer the following excursions in Vilnius

Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light3-4 hours
Christmas Spells Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Druskininkai and Grūtas Park Group Tour
Light9 hours
Dzūkija National Park Private Adventure
Moderate8 hours

2 Nights in Klaipeda

2 Nights in Klaipeda

3 days in Klaipeda

2 Nights in Klaipeda

Is an atmospheric port city that features a variety of beautiful architecture that attests to its history as a meeting place for various cultures. Here you’ll see evidence of historic influence from Prussia, and also countries farther east. The city wasn’t incorporated into Lithuania until 1945, so its past is as rich and varied as it is long. Klaipeda’s Old Town is particularly interesting, with picturesque Germanic architecture known as Fachwerk, or half-timbered. But it isn’t all past history here. Close to Old Town you’ll also find numerous bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy, as well as a ferris wheel that will afford you lovely views over the Baltic and the urban landscape. You’ll definitely want to sample some of the local seafood. It doesn’t get any fresher! After exploring the city on foot, either on your own or with the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll want to go farther afield. Hop aboard a ferry to the Curonian Spit, a sand dune spit that features incredible beaches. Here you can enjoy the natural landscape as well as get a taste of local history, as the Nobel-Prize-winning German writer Thomas Mann had his summer home here, which is now a venerable museum. Klaipeda is a unique destination with an atmospheric charm you’ll love exploring at your own pace.

Is an atmospheric port city that features a variety of beautiful architecture that attests to its history as a meeting place for various cultures. Here you’ll see evidence of historic influence from Prussia, and also countries farther east. The city wasn’t incorporated into Lithuania until 1945, so its past is as rich and varied as it is long. Klaipeda’s Old Town is particularly interesting, with picturesque Germanic architecture known as Fachwerk, or half-timbered. But it isn’t all past history here. Close to Old Town you’ll also find numerous bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy, as well as a ferris wheel that will afford you lovely views over the Baltic and the urban landscape. You’ll definitely want to sample some of the local seafood. It doesn’t get any fresher! After exploring the city on foot, either on your own or with the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll want to go farther afield. Hop aboard a ferry to the Curonian Spit, a sand dune spit that features incredible beaches. Here you can enjoy the natural landscape as well as get a taste of local history, as the Nobel-Prize-winning German writer Thomas Mann had his summer home here, which is now a venerable museum. Klaipeda is a unique destination with an atmospheric charm you’ll love exploring at your own pace.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Klaipeda

Your driver will bring your directly to your accommodation in the centre of Klaipeda.

Klaipeda Private Walking Tour

Klaipeda Private Walking Tour

Explore Klaipeda, where the Dane River arrives at the Baltic Sea, with an experienced local guide. They'll take you through the Old Town, with its 18th century German-style half-timbered buildings, through the marina and to the castle, learning about the city's past and stories as you go. Among the tour's highlights are the stories behind the city's many unusual sculptures, from the girl Hitler found insulting to the "Cat with the Face of a Gentleman" and the ghost eerily climbing up from the marina. Afterwards, your guide will offer recommendations for the best places to indulge in the local cuisine.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Klaipeda

Curonian Spit Private Day Trip

Curonian Spit Private Day Trip

Included in your vacation package price.

Ready to visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site? Today you'll be visit the Curonian Spit with a private guide. Stretching for nearly 100 kilometers, but only four kilometers wide, the Curonian Spit is a long series of sand dunes and forests sheltering much of Lithuania's coast from the Baltic Sea. Home to Europe's largest dunes, the shifting sands managed to bury all but a few fishing villages, until much of the Spit was covered in forests planted by thousands of prisoners of war taken during the Franco-Prussian war. Nowadays, the peninsula attracts many, both for its natural beauty (much of Europe's amber regularly washes up on its sandy shores), and its distinct culture, seen in the carvings of the Hill of Witches and each village's unique fishing boat masts, to the artist's colony of Nida, home to Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann's summer home.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 8 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Kaunas by Private Transfer

A full day of exploring awaits as you head off to Kaunas. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at your preferred departure time. You will enjoy a picturesque drive along the Neman River with stops at castles and churches looming over the river from the hills above which offer great panoramic views of the beautiful countryside and river below. Please keep in mind this is a non guided transfer and tickets to different attractions are not included! The journey takes around 5 hours.

The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.


Private transfer to Kaunas with Neman River Stops
We also offer the following excursions in Klaipeda

Curonian Spit Guided Bike Tour
Strenuous10 hours
Klaipeda, Palanga, and Amber Private Tour
Light6 hours
Soviet Nuclear Missile Base Private Tour
Moderate4-5 hours
Švyturys Brewery Private Tour
Light4 hours

2 Nights in Kaunas

2 Nights in Kaunas

3 days in Kaunas

2 Nights in Kaunas

Kaunas is often referred to as a city of museums, and it’s easy to see why. History really comes alive here, with monuments and museums scattered throughout the town. The city has played a central role in numerous episodes in Lithuanian history, from even before the time it was the capital of the First Republic of Lithuania between World War I and II. Before World War II, about a quarter of the city’s population was Jewish, so there’s also rich Jewish heritage to explore. That long and varied history has also brought an eclecticism to the local architecture, including the charming Old Town, the functionalist designs of New Town, Soviet-era buildings and more modern constructions. There’s so much to do in the city, from exploring the bustling streets and quaint cafes, to enjoying local gastronomy. We recommend a private tour with a local guide to see the sites and get your bearings. You’ll definitely want to ride one of the two funicular railways to get a picture-perfect view over the city. For a nice day trip you can take in Rumsiskes, a UNESCO-listed village where you’ll find historic wooden dwellings representing the entire country.

Kaunas is often referred to as a city of museums, and it’s easy to see why. History really comes alive here, with monuments and museums scattered throughout the town. The city has played a central role in numerous episodes in Lithuanian history, from even before the time it was the capital of the First Republic of Lithuania between World War I and II. Before World War II, about a quarter of the city’s population was Jewish, so there’s also rich Jewish heritage to explore. That long and varied history has also brought an eclecticism to the local architecture, including the charming Old Town, the functionalist designs of New Town, Soviet-era buildings and more modern constructions. There’s so much to do in the city, from exploring the bustling streets and quaint cafes, to enjoying local gastronomy. We recommend a private tour with a local guide to see the sites and get your bearings. You’ll definitely want to ride one of the two funicular railways to get a picture-perfect view over the city. For a nice day trip you can take in Rumsiskes, a UNESCO-listed village where you’ll find historic wooden dwellings representing the entire country.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Kaunas

Your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation in the center of Kaunas.

Stroll the City Center

Suggestion to explore on your own

On your first day in Kaunas, take some time to explore the Old Town and enjoy the city's laid-back and artistic vibes. The Kaunas Old Town is fairly small and compact and it is impossible to miss the main pedestrian street, Vilniaus Gatve. Though this isn’t the longest pedestrian street in the city, it is a perfect place to stroll down or grab a drink or bite to eat, and observe the locals on their evenings out.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Kaunas

Kaunas Private Walking Tour

Kaunas Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Start your journey in the park by the confluence of the Neman and Neris rivers, next to the ruins of the Old Kaunas castle. You'll walk through Kaunas’ Old Town, seeing its Catholic churches, and roaming the narrow streets and cobbled squares. Continue the walk to the town hall, nicknamed the "White Swan." Your tour will continue to the St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral. Continue along to Freedom Avenue, the city's main pedestrian boulevard, with its buildings that have changed little since before WWII, and end your tour at Sobor, a former Russian Orthodox church that is now Catholic.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Head to the Countryside

Suggestion to explore on your own

Kaunas is the metropolis closest to the geographic center of Lithuania and if you anchor your trip there, you can easily visit many of the area's marvels. One of the most impressive day trips from Kaunas is Rumsiskes, a UNESCO-listed village of wooden dwellings. Twenty kilometers east of Kaunas, this open-air ethnographic museum is one of Europe’s largest. The impressive Late Baroque church and monastery at Pazaislis on the eastern edge of Kaunas, close to the shore of the sparkling Kauno Marios reservoir, is one of the country's most treasured architectural monuments. During the summer there's the Pazaislis Music Festival, and year-round you can dine in the excellent Monte Pacis restaurant.

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

Based on your flight time, we'll have a driver meet you at your accommodation and take you to the airport. Duration of the journey is 1 hours and 30 minutes.

To Vilnius Airport by Private Transfer
We also offer the following excursions in Kaunas

Jewish Kaunas Private Day Tour
Moderate7-8 hours
Kaunas Private Adventure with Tasting
Light3 hours
Kaunas Private Driving City Tour
Light3 hours
Kaunas Private Jewish Walking Tour
Light3 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Vilnius

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vilnius Airport Transfer
Vilnius Private Walking Tour
Trakai Private Tour
Vilnius - Klaipeda Private Transfer with stops at the Hill of Crosses and Nuclear Missile Silos

Klaipeda

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Curonian Spit Private Day Trip
Klaipeda - Kaunas Private Transfer with stops along Neman River

Kaunas

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kaunas Private Walking Tour
Vilnius Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by John, Kathleen, MaryAnn & Ron

John, Kathleen, MaryAnn & Ron

North Carolina

If you are looking for a travel experience that exceeds your expectations, than JayWay Travel is the only way to go! Professional and knowledgeable - they deliver on what they promise!"

If you are looking for a travel experience that exceeds your expectations, than JayWay Travel is the only way to go! Professional and knowledgeable - they deliver on what they promise!"

Year : 2019
Visited : Lithuania, Latvia
Itinerary : Vilnius, Esperanza Hotel and Spa, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Riga
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Lithuania, Latvia
Itinerary : Vilnius, Esperanza Hotel and Spa, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Riga
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Robert & Sara

Robert & Sara

Massachusetts

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Martha & Anne

Martha & Anne

Ohio

If you are seeking travel independence with the ease of having a company plan the details for you, then JayWay Travel is the best option. They only work with the best hotels, guides, and transfer people.

If you are seeking travel independence with the ease of having a company plan the details for you, then JayWay Travel is the best option. They only work with the best hotels, guides, and transfer people.

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5

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