From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 14 hours
per group up to 6
Start with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located Vilnius hotel and drive to the Lithuanian seaside for 4-hours. There, you will experience the haunting atmosphere in the cormorants colony, have a look at the characters of the famous Lithuanian sagas and fairy tales on the mysterious Hill of Witches and walk on beautiful moving sand dunes, probably the largest in Europe. You will also have time to explore the cultural center of Curonian Spit - Nida village. See sand dunes with rare flora, littoral forest with centuries old trees and hand planted hill pines, white sand beaches, as well as urban infrastructure, streets, embankments, the Old Town with the architecture typical of this region and the scent of freshly smoked fish will make an indelible impression on you. In the evening, drive back to Vilnius.
Paddle along the Vilnele River on a 2-hour canoe trip designed to be invigorating and challenging, as well as full of fun experiences and unique views. Prepare yourself to travel along the most difficult river route in all of Lithuania. Yet in the midst of your challenge, don't forget to take some time to enjoy what you are seeing. Take in the views as you glide along past the adjacent Pavilniai Regional Park and Sereikiškės Park. Pass under the bridges connecting to Užupis, a neighborhood in the old town, popular among artists. As your journey comes to an end, you will intersect with the Neris River from Belarus, and make your way to the city center.
After collection from your location in Vilnius, you will disembark near one of Trakai lakes. You will begin your tour with learning basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and the safety rules. After paddling for a while you will reach Lake Galve where Trakai Castle, the main point of interest is located. Some amazing photos of you paddling in the cedar strip canoe will be taken for you and you will also get some aerial pictures with the castle in the background. You can then enjoy the rare opportunity to enjoy paddling through nature and historical heritage all in one canoe. After visiting a couple of beautiful landmarks, you will make a stop at one of the uninhabited islands for a picnic. Once you've finished, you will head back and if you're lucky enough, enjoy a picturesque peaceful sunset at Trakai Castle.
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Activity was nice but the organizer was late. Additional fee for transport.