A land of wood and water, proud, independent Lithuania (Lietuva) is fast being recognised as one of Europe's gems. Southernmost of the Baltic states, it's a pocket-sized republic that's a nature-lover's delight, yet lacks nothing in urban excitement. Lithuania's foremost attraction is its stunning Baltic coastline, especially the unique sliver of white sand known as Curonian Spit. Lonely coastal wetlands lure migrating birds by the tens of thousands while inland, lush forests watch over burnished lakes. The capital, Vilnius, is a beguiling artists enclave, its timeworn courtyards, cobbled streets and baroque churches animated by the vibrant, optimistic culture of today. Further afield, remnants of Soviet times a disused nuclear missile site (now a museum to the Cold War) and a Soviet sculpture park are reminders of a dark recent past, while the Hill of Crosses and Orvydas stone garden stand testament to the land's enduring religious faith.
Lithuania - Estonia Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas, Vilnius Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, the Peter and Paul Church, St. Anna s Church, Old University, Gates of Dawn, Trakai Castle, Lake Galve, Gothic cathedral, Nida, Klaipeda, Curonian Spit, Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon, Ferry ride (Klaipeda - Spit), High Dunes, Thomas Mann s Summerhouse, Juodkrante, Memel, Old Town, Aennchen von Tharau Fountain, Palanga, Botanical Gardens, Amber Museum, Tiskevicius Palace, Liepaja, Trinity Church, Duchy of Courland to Kemeri, Kemeri National Park, Jurmala sea resort, Riga, Riga Castle, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter s Church, Swedish Gates, Three Brothers, Large and Small Guild House, Freedom Monument, Saulkrasti, Sigulda, Episcopal Castle, Castle of the Knights of the Sword, Castle of Livonian Order, St. John s Church, Hanja Nature Park, Munamagi Hill, Tartu, Lake Peipus, Kolka, Kallaste, Raja, Lahemaa National Park, Vihula, Sagadi, Palmse, Kasmu Peninsula, Tallinn, Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Medieval Old Town Hall, Great Guild Hall 08 Days Bicycle + Canyons + Monastery + Culture + Mountains Confirmed Dates (2016): 11 Jul - 20 Jul, 29 Jul - 07 Aug, 20 Jul - 29 Jul, 07 Aug - 16 AugInquire   Invite Members   Add To WishList