Make the most of your Klaipeda port call in 6 hours and escape to the Nature Preserve of the Curonian Spit on a small group tour that includes Joudkrante, Nida, and the Dunes. The tour ends at the Klaipeda Old Town where you are welcome to continue with self-exploration and visit Amber Gallery Museum or enjoy some beer at a local pub.
Meet your professional English-speaking guide outside the main port gate, check in for the tour and get ready to listen and learn a lot on this exciting tour of the Curonian Spit - an amazingly beautiful nature reserve.Since prehistoric times people have lived on this elongated sand dune peninsula which separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Nearly 100 kilometres long and 0.4-4 kilometres wide, it has long been threatened by the natural forces of wind and waves. Its survival to the present day has been made possible only as a result of ceaseless human efforts to combat the erosion of the Spit. The tour begins with a visit to one of the oldest settlements on the Spit, the charming seaside resort of Juodkrante with its Amber Bay and many pleasing stone sculptures.After taking in the sights of Juodkrante, you’ll travel on to the Grey Dunes (sometimes called Dead Dunes), a fascinating area of wind-blown dunes and grassy, vegetation-covered sand hills where you’ll be able to walk and be impressed by the sheer scale of the landscape.In Nida, you’ll visit some of the highest sand dunes in Europe including the famous 52 metre high Parnidis Dune. Walking in the ethnograpical part of Nida you‘ll see traditional fishermen farmsteads and villas. Next up on the tour is the Mizgiriai Amber Gallery where you’ll learn all about amber, its uses and its place in Lithuanian culture and history. After coming back to Klaipėda you’ll make a photo-stop in the heart of Old Town - Theatre Square with "Ann from Tharaw" fountain and drama theatre. After that you are welcome to enjoy some free time for self-exploration, shopping or a relaxing coffee/beer break in one of the local cafes.IMPORTANT: Please note that tour order may vary depending on traffic conditions and general availability.