7 Days Guided Walking Holiday in the Curonian Spit

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Curonian spit - we believe it is the best place on earth and we invite you to spend a whole week here. On this 7 days guided walking tour you will experience it all, from sandy beaches to thick pine forests and you will stay in the old fishermen villages that turned into tiny resort towns. Your local guide will take you through the best routes and tell you about the history and nature of this magic piece of land which is also a UNESCO site. The Curonian spit is easily walkable, there is plenty of forest, sand and fresh air and no high altitudes. The route is easily adaptable and modified – can be done from both ends, can be interrupted or extended. We picked some most picturesque routes and views for you to enjoy not missing out any highlights on the way.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spend a week in Curonian spit, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Hike in the most beautiful national park in Lithuania
  • Visit three blue flag beaches in one holiday
  • Get away from the crowds and traffic
  • Experience sauna on the Baltic sea coast

Tour package includes:

  • 2 nights at centrally located 3* hotels in Klaipeda with breakfast

  • 4 nights at the guesthouses / apartments in Curonian spit without breakfast

  • Luggage transfers between the accommodations

  • Ecological fee in the Curonian Spit

  • Local guide during the hikes

Neringa Municipality - Neringa Municipality, Lithuania

Day 1. ARRIVAL TO KLAIPEDA

After arrival to Klaipeda (Optional private transfer or public transport) check in to your hotel. In the evening you will have a meeting with your guide and a welcome drink on your arrival. Discuss the upcoming week, ask all questions and get ready for a walking adventure in the Curonian spit.

Day 2. KLAIPEDA-SMILTYNE-KLAIPEDA

The guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and you will go directly to the old ferry terminal. The journey starts with a short ferry ride from Klaipeda to Smiltyne and there you will walk a circular route along the northernmost part of the Curonian spit. On the way you will pass Ethnographic fisherman’s farmstead and old ships’ ground as well as Sea museum and aquarium. You will walk on both sides of the Curonian spit – the lagoon coast and the Baltic sea coast.

Additional options:
- visit the Sea museum and Dolphinarium;
- visit Ethnographic fisherman’s farmstead and old ships’ ground.

Hiking for the day: 3 hours (8 km, elevation gain – 18 m)
Accommodation: centrally located 3* hotel in Klaipeda

Day 3. JUODKRANTE

In the morning a taxi will pick you up from Klaipeda and drive you to Juodkrante where you will spend another day hiking. After dropping your luggage at the guesthouse, you will go to the Amber bay in Juodkrante where you will start your walk for the day. On this day you will find out about the famous treasure of Juodkrante, get insight into our local animal and plant species and see the craftsmanship of local artists in the weathervane gallery. You will go into an old forest, walk the trail where you will get acquainted with typical flora of the Curonian spit. You will also walk through the trail on the Hill of Witches which will guide you through the most well-known legends and stories in Lithuanian folk history. We made sure to include another highlight of the Curonian spit – a cormorant colony which is largest in Europe. In the evening relax at Juodkrante beach which is one of 3 blue flag beaches on the Curonian Spit.

Additional options:

- Visit Weathervane gallery (free entrance, Zveju st. 13, Juodkrante).

Hiking for the day: 6 hours (13,5 km, elevation gain – 52 m)
Accommodation: family run guesthouse/apartment/bed&breakfast in Juodkrante or Pervalka (subject to availability)

Day 4. PERVALKA – PREILA

Taxi will pick you in the morning from Juodkrante and you will be dropped at the Grey dunes – another picturesque trail in the Nagliai nature reserve (get a ticket from the ranger - 2€). There you will start the day’s walk and will be going further south along the coast of Curonian lagoon to Preila. Before entering Pervalka village you can have your picnic lunch in front of the smallest beacon in Lithuania which is also one of the most picturesque places in all Curonian lagoon.

Hiking for the day: 6 hours (15 km, elevation gain – 47 m)
Accommodation: family run guesthouse or apartment in Preila

Day 5. PREILA – NIDA

This day you will walk from Preila to Nida, visiting Vecekrugas – the highest dune in the Curonian spit for 360 degrees views. There are more hills to climb on the way – if you feel so. Do not miss out the Nida civil airfield where you can use the chance to walk on a real runway.


Hiking for the day: 6 hours (13,5 km, elevation gain – 55 m)
Accommodation: 3* hotel or a guesthouse in Nida

Day 6. NIDA


A relaxed day in Nida with some short walk around the town and its main points. Visit Parnidis dune to get a breathtaking views to a Death Valley, reach the lighthouse of Nida which is showing the way for the ships on both sides of the Spit. Go to the Baltic seaside for a swim or sun bathing session and come back through the forest to the lagoon side.

Additional options:
- Visit Thomas Mann summerhouse-museum (entrance 2,5€, Mon-Sun, Skruzdynes st. 17, Nida);
- Amber museum-gallery (entrance 1,25€, Mon-Sun, Pamario st. 20, Nida);
- Book a sauna on the Baltic sea coast (120€ / 2hours, subject to availability). 

Hiking for the day: 6 hours (8,5 km, elevation gain – 45 m)
Accommodation: 3* hotel or a guesthouse in Nida

Day 7. DEPARTURE

Optional transfer to Klaipeda / Vilnius

  • Your hotel.
  • Your hotel.
  • Plane tickets to and from Lithuania

  • Arrival / Departure transfers

  • Other transportation except mentioned in the description

  • Food or drinks

  • Entrances to museums

Prices:

Min 2 persons needed per booking. Single supplement - 400 EUR per person.
 
2 persons - 920 EUR per person
3 persons - 890 EUR per person
4-8 persons - 760 EUR per person
 
Optional extras (may be selected in a few steps):
Sauna on the Baltic sea coast, 2 hours- 120€ per group
Daytour by boat to the Vente horn and Pamarys fisherman village including lunch – 45€ per person (June-September only)
Transfer from Vilnius to Klaipeda by private car 1-3 persons - 250€ per car
Transfer from Vilnius to Klaipeda by private minivan 1-8 persons - 270€ per minivan
Transfer from Nida to Vilnius by private car 1-3 persons - 250€ - per car
Transfer from Nida to Vilnius by private minivan 1-8 persons - 270€ per minivan
Private guided walking tour in Klaipeda, 2 hours – 120€ per tour
 
Additional info - know before you go!
 
Airports and airlines: Vilnius (VNO), Kaunas (KUN), Palanga (PLQ), Riga (RIX) – in Latvia, but convenient to reach Klaipeda.
Direct flights: Ryanair, Wizzair, Airbaltic, Lufthansa, SAS, Norwegian
 

TRAVELLING TO KLAIPEDA
From Vilnius airport to the city
A) From Vilnius airport take a bus no 1 or 2 going to the Bus/Train station (ticket price from the driver 1€) - journey takes around 15 min.
B) Take a taxi from the airport to the city (to get a taxi use mobile phone app Taxify or Uber, do not take one from the street as they charge much higher rates) – taxi fare should be 5-6€ to the bus/train station.

From Vilnius to Klaipeda
A) Take a bus at the bus station (3 h 45 min, 15-20€ one way). Tickets can be purchased at the bus station or online (schedules and tickets: https://www.autobusubilietai.lt/)
B) Take a train from the train station (3 h 45 min – 4 h 10 min, 15-25 € one way). Tickets can be purchased at the train station or online (schedules and tickets: https://www.traukiniobilietas.lt)
From Kaunas airport to the city
A) Take a bus no 20 from the airport to Kaunas bus station (ticket price from the driver 1€) - journey takes around 50 min.

From Kaunas to Klaipeda
Take a bus from Kaunas to Klaipeda (2 h 35 min, 13-17€ one way). Tickets can be purchased at the bus station or online (schedules and tickets: https://www.autobusubilietai.lt/)

From Palanga airport to Klaipeda
Take a bus no 100 which will take you to Klaipėda bus station (ticket price from the driver – 2,5€, journey time around 30 min).

You can also book direct shuttle from Vilnius, Kaunas and Riga airports to Klaipėda (https://www.ollex.lt/en/express)
Also, all transfers can be booked privately.

GOING FROM NIDA TO KLAIPEDA
Transfer back to Klaipeda / Vilnius / Kaunas ir not included in the itinerary.
From Nida buses run frequently to Smiltynė (to the old ferry terminal) – ticket at the driver price is 3,4€, journey time is around 1 h.
From Nida there are direct buses to Klaipeda station, Kaunas or Vilnius – tickets can be purchased online or at the bus station (schedules and tickets: https://www.autobusubilietai.lt/)

Private transfers can be booked.

BAGGAGE TRANSFERS
Baggage transfers are included and will be transferred by private transfers from hotel to hotel. One bag per person up to 25 kg.

ACCOMMODATION
In Klaipeda you will stay at centrally located 3* hotel (and upgrade can be booked to a 4* hotel).
In Curonian Spit you will stay either at the carefully handpicked small guesthouses or studios/apartments. Some guesthouse accommodations may have shared bathrooms for a few rooms.

In summer in the Curonian spit accommodation options are selling very quickly, so the bookings should be made as early as possible. The exact hotels will be known only after booking confirmation.

MEALS
Breakfasts: Included in the hotels in Klaipeda. In Curonian spit breakfast is not included, there are shops and restaurants at the villages where you will stay.

Lunch: prepacked lunch should be prepared in advance as there are no shops between the villages.

Dinner: you will stay in the villages in the Curonian spit, in each there are a few restaurants and shops to buy your meals.
Neringa Municipality
Neringa Municipality, Lithuania