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Klaipeda


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Lithuania's favorite port. Klaipeda's eclectic architectural mix brings a curious charm.

Situated at the mouth of the Dane River, close to the Nemunas River, Klaipeda has long been an important port city on the Baltic Sea. Klaipeda's varied mix of architectural styles tells part of its history. Teutonic Knights founded Klaipeda as Memelburg. The name was shortened to Memel when it was part of Prussia and later the German Empire, and as an autonomous "free city" protected by the League of Nations following World War I. Klaipeda has been called Klaipeda (literally "flat ground" in an ancient dialect) since the 15th century, but the name only became official after World War II.

Klaipeda's Old Town is a pleasant place for a few hours of wandering, while admiring half-timbered Germanic architecture. Klaipeda is a popular stop for Baltic Sea cruises, too. The cruise port, not far from Old Town, is home to plenty of diversions. There's a ferris wheel and bars popular with the town's younger inhabitants. The left bank of the calm Dane river has restaurants and cafes. Don't miss the fish restaurant in the reconstructed ship, Meridianas. This is the hometown of the Svyturys brewery too, making it the best place to try one. Klaipeda is also ideal as a base for visiting the Curonian Spit. You can go on a private or group tour, or on your own. There are ferries across the short gap at the northern end of the Spit. There's also a regular boat service direct from Klaipeda to Nida.

What I love about Klaipeda

Bettina

Central Europe Team Leader

Klaipeda and Nida in the Curonian Spit are must-see destinations in the region. Actually I would even say these were my favorite places to visit in Lithuania. Klaipeda has a really nice vibe even if it is a fairly small town. We found great restaurants and craft beer places. I would recommend Klaipeda to all my friends to stay a few nights over the summer, go to the Curonian Spit, enjoy the seaside, the food, and relax.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Klaipeda

Spend some time in Klaipeda on a tour that takes in other cities in Lithuania and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Klaipeda and other destinations throughout Lithuania and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Klaipeda

Klaipeda's compact city center has several hotels but from our experience these are the best in their respective price categories. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Central Historical Hotel in Klaipeda
Central Historical Hotel
One of the nicer hotels in Klaipeda, this Old Town property is done in an historical style. The bar & restaurant are standouts in town.
Boutique Design Hotel in Klaipeda
Boutique Design Hotel
Beautifully designed, stylish and comfortable rooms in a great location.
Small Charming Guesthouse in Klaipeda
Small Charming Guesthouse
Charming, small guesthouse right in the middle of the old town.

Things to do in Klaipeda

The old town area of Klaipeda, with its half-timbered buildings, can be explored comprehensively in a couple of hours, but the big attraction and the main reason for visiting Klaipeda has to be the Curonian Spit, the 60 mile sand dune that separates the Curonian lagoon from the Baltic Sea. A day trip here with your own private driver is the best way to explore. Start by crossing via the short ferry service then driving along the Spit, stopping at the dunes, looking for amber along the shore, and checking out the carved statues at the hill of witches, then breaking for lunch in the picturesque fishing village of Nida. After lunch, venture within a few hundred yards of the border of Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave on the Baltic coast, before returning to Klaipeda.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Klaipeda vacation packages, based on 12 reviews
Review by Carmen & Janice
Carmen & Janice
Massachusetts

JayWay Travel provided professional experienced guides and support before and during our trip. We were able to learn and understand the history and culture of the area.

JayWay Travel provided professional experienced guides and support before and during our trip. We were able to learn and understand the history and culture of the area.

Year : 2022
Visited : Lithuania
Itinerary : Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Lithuania
Itinerary : Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Daryle & Kenneth
Daryle & Kenneth

I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend JayWay Travel to anyone looking for a trusted agent to plan their vacation. Fantastic service, excellent value for the money. My husband and I are seasoned global travelers, but we’re also busy professionals, and simply didn’t have the time to plan our own Baltics adventure. We took a leap of faith and outsourced the trip planning to JayWay Travel and we are so happy we did. The trip exceeded our expectations on every front!

I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend JayWay Travel to anyone looking for a trusted agent to plan their vacation. Fantastic service, excellent value for the money. My husband and I are seasoned global travelers, but we’re also busy professionals, and simply didn’t have the time to plan our own Baltics adventure. We took a leap of faith and outsourced the trip planning to JayWay Travel and we are so happy we did. The trip exceeded our expectations on every front!

Year : 2022
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius, Helsinki
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

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