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In the south-eastern part of Lithuania, between the forests and the wetlands, between the sandy hills and the lakes hidden in the woods, live the people of Dzūkija, who can boast of their old traditions, their remarkably preserved neighbourly customs, their love of the environment and all living things, and their mushrooms and berries. The authentic villages grouped together in the woods are an amazing opportunity to go back a century, feel the power of the forest, and immerse yourself in the tranquil, slow life of nature.
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A quirky culinary tour around Lithuania for taste buds A quirky culinary tour around Lithuania for taste buds
Nuclear Tourism Experience in Lithuania for Fans of the Chernobyl TV Series Nuclear Tourism Experience in Lithuania for Fans of the Chernobyl TV Series
Domestic tourism reduces the seasonality of the sector Domestic tourism reduces the seasonality of the sector

375.6 thousand or more by 15.4 per cent. The growth in the number of domestic tourists in quarter I of 2019 was the greatest in the last 5 years! Residents of Lithuania who travelled within the country in January, February and March also tended to stay the night in the accommodation establishments more frequently: they spent there 795.6 thousand nights, i.e. by 14.1 per cent more than in quarter I of 2018. During the mentioned period, 663.4 thousand tourists travelled in Lithuania and spent at least one night in tourist accomodation, representing an increase of 10.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Putting a spin on your summer with 14 experiences that are truly different Putting a spin on your summer with 14 experiences that are truly different

Tourists today are far more interested in collecting experiences than they are souvenirs. And for tourists looking for memorable experiences, Lithuania is the perfect destination. The country’s regions offer numerous opportunities for tourists to collect new experiences, be it visiting non-traditional museums, taking part in subject-based events, visiting spas or tasting events. Here is a plan for every weekend of your summer:

Welcome to a Dynamic Film Set in Vilnius Welcome to a Dynamic Film Set in Vilnius

When Helen Mirren walks into her home as Catherine the Great in the new HBO mini series named after the famous Russian Empress, she’s not really in the actual rooms of the famed Tsarskoye Selo palace just south of Saint Petersburg. She’s actually in the historical Vilnius University Library in Vilnius, Lithuania. This and many more secrets are shared in a new guide entitled Vilnius On Screen. It’s a perfect read for those interested in what goes on behind the scenes of the latest productions by the likes of HBO, Netflix, National Geographic, Sky TV, and many more. The guide invites readers to take a deep dive into renowned film and television titles like War and Peace, Jack the Ripper, the Conductor, and more – and shows them how Vilnius provided the setting they needed to bring their stories to life.

Spring straight from the trees Spring straight from the trees

Lithuanians drink amber tea, nettle wine, blueberry kvass and dandelion coffee, and they extract so much mineral water they can bathe in it. And, every spring, they drink juice from the trees.

Seasonal food is the main characteristic of Lithuanian cuisine. The sap from maple or birch trees has for a long time been the first natural treat of the year. The time to enjoy this slightly sweet nutritional drink, one sip of which embraces an entire waking forest, is the month of March.Birch sap bottles

2018 for tourism: number of tourists exceeded forecasts 2018 for tourism: number of tourists exceeded forecasts

Last year was a record one for the Lithuanian tourism sector. In 2018, 3.6 million tourists travelled in our country and spent at least one night here: of these, 1.7 million were people from abroad, while 1.9 million were from Lithuania.

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