Set out on a trip around Lithuania with your own tourist routes or ones that we recommend. You will be surprised how many undiscovered and unexpected places you will see and how many new sensations you will experience!
Romantic Panemunė and its Enchanting Landscape The banks of the Nemunas, Lithuania’s largest river, will enchant you with their history and incredible natural beauty. One of the country’s oldest roads, which was once used for trade between Lithuania and Prussia, winds along the right bank its lower reaches. The abundance of old hill forts evokes the area’s embattled past. For as many as 150 years, the Nemunas marked the front line in the battles between the Lithuanians and the Teutonic Knights.
Take off on an almost 100 km journey along the coast of the Baltic Sea, where a gemstone of exceptionally high value can be found. Start by getting acquainted with a collection of amber pieces created by Lithuanian artists in the resort town of Nida (Mizgiris Amber Gallery-Museum). On the way, stop at Amber Bay in Juodkrantė, where an impressive treasure of amber was discovered in the 19th century that is the largest archaeological find of its type in the world. Once you get to Klaipėda, visit the History Museum of Lithuania Minor or the AmberQueen Amber Museum, and if you want to buy some amber jewellery, stop by the amber shops located in the Old Town.
Be sure to try to find some “Lithuanian gold” yourself – these days, the Baltic Sea gives up the most amber in Karklė. Find out everything about amber – from its origin and processing to its uses and medical treatment properties – at the magnificent Tyszkiewicz Palace. The Amber Museum that is located in the palace has a large exhibition of amber inclusions – insects, wood fragments and spores that have been “trapped” in amber for eternity.
There is a workshop in Palanga where you can see the entire process of how amber makes its way to your hands. And if you decide to pamper yourself at a spa centre, be sure to test the beauty and wellness power of amber yourself. For example, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the first natural amber sauna in the world (Atostogų Parkas Recreation and Wellness Complex).
Are you willing to do something great for Lithuania who celebrates the Centennial of the Restoration of the State? If you are – Travel through the country! Restored Lithuania‘s route features not only 100 historical, cultural and natural objects throughout the country, but 100 stories about the personalities, fights, victories and authority during the significant period 1918 – 1923 from the signing of the Independece Act to the geographical borders of that time Lithuania.
Travelling by bike is a great way to get to know the most beautiful corners of Lithuania up close.
For example, you can ride through the streets of the old towns of Vilnius and Kaunas, you can cover a cycling route of more than 100 km along the Lithuanian seaside, or you can bike around Lake Plateliai in Samogitia.