Kaliningrad from Lithuania in 4 Days

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Feel the different between Lithuania, Latvia and Kaliningrad in this 4 days tour. During this tour you can see differences in Lithuanian and Prussian history, get acquainted with modern life in Kaliningrad region. We will visit amber mining and World Ocean Museum in Kaliningrad and see Curonian spit peninsula from both: Lithuanian and Kaliningrad parts.

Day1. Vilnius

Arrival to Vilnius. Optional airport transfer to your hotel in Vilnius. Overnight in Vilnius.

 

Day2. Vilnius and Kaunas

Breakfast at the hotel                                                 

Early morning will start with a drive from Vilnius to Kaunas and a city tour there.                                             

Kaunas city, situated in the center of Lithuania, is famous for modernist interwar architecture, intriguing history and natural beauty. Kaunas will reveal to us how it felt to be in independent Lithuania between two World Wars, and how this vibrant city lives today.                                                         

After brief visit to Kaunas you will continue going through a beautiful road by the river Nemunas that has a lot of castles and stop in Panemune Castle on the way. Following the biggest Lithuanian river Nemunas you will pass by it’s remote villages and towns which lay between the many rivers and channels.                                              

Visit to Panemune castle                                                          

Lunch                                                

After lunch we will continue towards Lithuanian-Russian border. After crossing the border we will continue driving to Kaliningrad city.                                             

Overnight in Kaliningrad city.   

 

Day3. Kaliningrad - Svetlogorsk - Yantarnij - Kaliningrad

Breakfast at the hotel .

Kaliningrad city tour in the morning. "During the city tour you will be introduced to the seven centuries old history of Koenigsberg and modern Kalingrad. You will visit the old Cathedral with the great Immanuel Kant burried next to it and the main attractions of the westernmost city of Russia. This land has witnessed a number of great historical and political events, which made a significant impact on the present day world." The city tour will and at the World Ocean Museum which has been awarded with the "Best Museum of Russia' title. You can hardly find a museum like this. The only one in the country Embankment of the Historical fleet was established here. The largest scientific-research museum vessel "Vityaz", the unique museum submarine "B-413" aloat, a "Medium Fishing trawler - 129" and the only one in the world Space Communicatttion ship "Cosmonaut Victor Patsaev" with and exposition onboard are moored at the pier here.

Driving from Kaliningrad to Svetlogorsk and lunch time before the short tour of the town. Svetlogorsk is a popular Russian summer resort town. Development of Svetlogorsk as a resort and tourist center began in the middle of the XIX century. The visit of Prussian King Frederick William IV gave impetus to the arrangement of the coastal zone Rauschen (since 1946 - Svetlogorsk). The place became fashionable and gained reputation as popular climatic health resort. Have a relaxed evening in the town, walk on the beach or even dip in the Baltic sea. After relaxed visit to the coastal town we will visit Yantarnij Amber mine in the town with the same name. "Yantarnij town is known for centuries long tradition of amber mining. The world's largest deposit of high quality Baltic amber (90% of world reserves) are located here. The spectacular view from the viewing platforms of amber quary is worth coming here. The age of the ''sunny stone"" is about 50 million years and can boast more than 250 colors and shades. In Yantarnyj small village there is the one and only industrial excavation and processing of amber."

Overnight in Kaliningrad.

            

Day4. Kaliningrad - Curonian spit - Klaipeda

Breakfast at the hotel

"Today is dedicated for nature and stunningly beautiful Curonian spit peninsula. This 5000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site is nestled between the Curonian Lagoon and Baltic Sea, and today is split between Lithuania and the Russian region of Kaliningrad. In the first half of the day you will explore Russian side of the Curonian lagoon. There you will visit definitely a mystic place called dancing forest - where all the tree trunks are curled and twisted and look like an oversized bonsai forest. Just before the border you will have a panoramic view from one of the tallest dunes in Europe - Epha height.  
After crossing the border into Lithuania you will visit Parnidis dune in Nida and black cormorant colony in Juodkrante.

In the evening arriving to Klaipeda. " Overnight in Klaipeda.

 

Day5. Departure. Optional transfer to Vilnius or Riga

Transport in a comfortable car, minivan or minubus during the tour

1 night accommodation in Vilnius

1 night accommodation in Klaipeda

2 nights accommodation in Kaliningrad

Excursions in Kaunas, Kaliningrad and other locations as per itinerary

Entrances to Panemune castle, World Ocean Museum, Yantarnij Amber mine

Ecological fees in the Curonian spit

Entrance fees to Curonian spit national park

Ferry from Curonian spit to Klaipeda

Tour leader throughout the tour

Local guide in Kaliningrad                           

Flights

Visas to Kaliningrad region

Arrival and departure transfers

Optional tours and services

Personal travel insurance

Gratuities

Meals or drinks