Tuesday, June 27, 2017
 

Lithuanian Holidays


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Tel. +370 5 2636064 / 2721340

IBC (International Business Center) 
Šeimyniškiu St. 1a, LT-09312
Vilnius, Lithuania


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E-mail:
travel@lithuanianholidays.lt
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International Coach Tourism Federation

 

 

6 days / 5 nights


Tour description

CATHOLIC LITHUANIA

 

TOUR DESCRIPTION: 

Since the time Lithuania got christened the sacral art started spreading in the country. Churches of all European architectual styles were built and presented the significance of religion. Visit the most beautiful ones that represent different centuries in Lithuania. Lithuania also has a few sacral places such as the Hill of Crosses where you will find more than 200 000 crosses in one place, the picture of Blessed Virgin Mary in Vilnius, etc.

PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

  • 5 night accommodations at 4*, 3* centrally located hotels in Vilnius, Kaunas, in Šiauliai;
  • Daily buffet breakfast;
  • Roundtrip transportation;
  • Guided tour in each city;
  • Entrances to the museums;
  • Arrival & departure transfers.
OPTIONAL: further trip to Lutheran Latvia and Estonia, other changes in the programme.
 
 

Virgin Mary in the Gates of Dawn The hill of crosses The interior of Sts Peter and Paul Church

Contact us to book this tour: travel@lithuanianholidays.lt

  

DAILY ITINERARY


Day 1
Arrival to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. Hotel accommodation. 

Day 2: VILNIUS

Morning Vilnius City Tour. Enjoy the Old Town where you can feel the atmosphere of the city's Christian history of the 16 th -19 th centuries incarnated in its architectural monuments: the Vilnius Cathedral - the main Catholic shrine erected on the historic and legendary site where pagan Gods were worshipped and later the first Catholic church was erected at the end of the 14 th c. when Lithuania was converted to Christianity, the last pagan country in Europe to do so. An elegant St. Anne's Church, the Bernardines, St. Casimir's, the Dawn Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, Vilnius University founded in 1579 by the Jesuits, St. Peter and Paul's Church, a gem of the 17 th century Lithuanian Baroque, famous for its interior - a real world of sculpture, created by 2 Italian masters. 
Overnight in Vilnius.


Day 3: VILNIUS - TRAKAI - KAUNAS
Morning departure from Vilnius to Kaunas, Lithuania 's second largest city. A pleasant en route short visit to Trakai Castle Museum. On arrival to Kaunas the Old Town tour: 15-18 th c. Cathedral, the Jesuits' Church and Monastery on Town Hall Square, Holy Trinity Church and a nearby Catholic Seminary, the early 15 th c. Vytautas Church on the Nemunas riverside. A visit to Pazaislis Monastery erected in the middle of the 17 th c. by Camalduli monks on the banks of the man-made Kaunas Sea where you can admire a famous miraculous image of Virgin Mary.
Overnight in Kaunas.

Day 4: KAUNAS - KEDAINIAI - THE HILL OF CROSSES - SIAULIAI
Departure from Kaunas to Siauliai with few en route stops to visit the two 18 th c. baroque architectural monuments, churches in Kedainiai. Near Siauliai a visit to the Hill of Crosses, a holy site of Catholic piligrimage, with thousands of crosses and rosaries donated by the people to God thanking for his mercies. A visit to a newly built nearby Franciscan Monastery.
Overnight in Siauliai.

Day 5: SIAULIAI - ZEMAICIU KALVARIJA - TELSIAI - SILUVA - KAUNAS
Departure from Siauliai to Zemaiciu Kalvarija, one of the Catholicism centres in Lithuania where thousands of believers each year in early July come to the 10-day celebration festival of St. Mary. En route stops in Telsiai to visit the 18 th c. Cathedral of St. Anthony from Paduva and in Siluva, the Lithuanian Lourdes, the site of the apparition of Virgin Mary in the early
17 th c.
Return to Kaunas for overnight.

Day 6: KAUNAS - VILNIUS

Morning transfer from Kaunas to Vilnius for departure home or a drive north to Riga to continue the acquaintance with Lutheran Latvia.

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