Welcome to Klaipėda


Most people will only catch a glimpse of Klaipėda (klai-pey-da) as they rush headlong for the ferry to Curonian Spit, but spend a few hours – or even better, a day – and you’ll be justly rewarded.

The Danė River flows westward across the city centre and enters the Curonian Lagoon 4km from the Baltic Sea. The river cuts the city into two distinct parts. North of the river is the more modern New Town, where you’ll find some hotels, the train and bus stations, and Klaipėda University. The main axis here is Manto gatvė, which runs north–south. South of the river is the gentrifying Old Town, which has the tourist information office as well as shops, bars, restaurants and a smattering of hotels. The main drag here is Tiltų gatvė and Taikos prospektas.

A third district, Smiltynė, lies across the Curonian Lagoon from the rest of the city on the northern tip of Curonian Spit. It has a handful of interesting sights and is reachable only by ferry.


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$65 Shore Excursions

Private Shore Excursion: Best of Klaipeda and Curonian Spit

Meet your professional tour guide outside the main port gate; departure is coordinated with your ship's arrival (usually between 8am - 11am).  Board your private, air-conditioned vehicle for your guided tour through Klaipeda and the Curonian Spit nature preserve.Take a ferry to Curonian Spit, and begin 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. Since prehistoric times people have lived on this elongated sand dune peninsula which separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. 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.After exploring the sights of Juodkrante for approximately 1.5 hours, travel on to the Grey Dunes (sometimes called Dead Dunes). Walk along the fascinating area of wind-blown dunes and grassy, vegetation-covered sand hills and be impressed by the sheer scale of the landscape. In Nida, see some of the highest sand dunes in Europe including the famous 52 metre-high Parnidis Dune. If you’re a literature lover, you’ll enjoy the next stop, Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. The famous German author of Death in Venice and Dr Faustus had this house constructed in the town which he visited in 1930 and 1931. Next, head to the Mizgiriai Amber Gallery where you’ll learn all about amber, its uses, and its place in Lithuanian culture and history. Spend 2-3 hours covering these sights. Have time for lunch at a local cafe in Nilda (own expense). Return to Klaipėda, where you’ll make a photo-stop in the heart of Old Town, Theater Square. Outside the theater, see the Simon Dach fountain, built in honor of the German poet born in Klaipeda. The fountain portrays a young woman thought to be the subject of the poem 'Annehen von Tharau.' Learn about the old town of Klaipėda, street layout features, architecture, and history. During the 2-hour walking tour, see the small sculptures, which became Klaipėda's Old Town attraction for many years. See 'The Cat with the Face of a Gentleman,' and be sure to make a wish at the small gold statue of the 'Mysterious Mouse.' Learn why a chimney sweeper is located on the roof of one the Old town houses. Then see the only existing ravelin (a triangular fortification on a fortress) in Klaipėda, located on Jonas Hill. Hear the story of the city's fortifications and defense system.Enjoy some free time for relaxing self-exploration, shopping, or a coffee/beer break in one of the local cafes, if you choose. After eight hours you will be transported back to the cruise port. Please note, tour order may vary depending on traffic conditions and availability. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

$19.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour By Boat From Klaipeda To Juodkrante

If you are looking for unforgettable holiday choose our daily excursion from Klaipeda. With our charming historical boat FORELLE and explore the breathtaking scenery of Curonian Spit village Juodkrante, witch is ad to UNESCO.Day trip takes 7 hours. Lovely boat Forelle, she was buil in 1934 at Germany Flensburg  shipyard, so she is historical boat!Two Decks, bar at lower deck, WC, TV, FRE WIFI.You can sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible viewsSpend your day onboard!10.30 val. Departures from Klaipeda To Juodkrante Danes river.12.30 val. Arrives to Juodkrante.3 hour spend time to Juodkrante.15.30 val. Departures from  Juodkrante to  Klaipėda.17.30 val. Arrives to Klaipeda.

$1841.29 Private & Custom Tours

10 Day Tour Across Lithuania All Inclusive

DAY 1 Arrival to Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel in Vilnius Old Town. Free time.DAY 2 Morning tea/ coffee with the guide & group members. Today you will explore Vilnius: UNESCO listed Old Town with it‘s main historical and architectural monuments, Grand Duke Palace, Parliament & KGB museum. Surprises awaits in quirky neighbourhood of artists also known as Republic of Uzupis. The tour of mysterious Vilnius Cathedral‘s catacombs will reveal the story of Lithuanian Romeo & Juliet – Barbora Radvilaite and Zygimantas Augustas. DAY 3 Visit Trakai – the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a majestic insular castle of 15th century. Have a relaxing sail at Galve lake and learn about local ethnic minority – karaites. Recently renovated Uzutrakis manor will provides a spectacular view to Trakai castle. In Kernave you will climb a 5 mound complex. Return to Vilnius for overnight.DAY 4 Travel to unique open air country life museum in Rumsiskes, depicting the 18-19th century architecture and the way of life of different ethnographic regions. Kaunas – second biggest city of Lithuania. See the Castle, wonderful churches, Town Hall square, Perkunas house & the longest bridge in the world. DAY 5 Along the most picturesque road of Lithuania you will visit Raudone and Panemune castles. Vente‘s Horn – a unique place at the Curonian Lagoon, one of the most important points for birds concentration in the Northern Europe. Short tour and overnight at Klaipeda – the only seaport of Lithuania.DAY 6 You will take a ferry and will travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. In Juodkrante visit weather wane gallery & climb an authentic Hill of Witches, decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian folk tales. In Nida you will see majestic seashore sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Trip to Klaipeda for overnight.DAY 7 Palanga tour. Visit the Botanic Garden, Birute‘s Hill and the Amber museum, housing 25000 pieces of amber. Kretinga museum & winter garden. Return to Palanga. Free time to enjoy resort life and beautiful sunset. DAY 8 Drive to Vilnius. En route stop at Cold War museum in Zemaitija National park. Come to underground missile silos labyrinth and get to know about the Cold War period, propaganda media strategies and life in the military base. Later proceed to the Hill of the Crosses. It is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. Free afternoon in Vilnius.DAY 9 See the most interesting sights of Aukstaitija National park, the Switzerland of Lithuania. Learn how Lithuanian speciality – amazing tree- cake or Sakotis is being made. Try it yourself, taste it and get some for your family. Return to Vilnius. Farewell drink and snacks.DAY 10 Private transfer to the airport. Departure.

$2071.45 Cultural & Theme Tours

10-Day Tour of the Baltics

DAY 1 VILNIUS Arrival to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner & beer degustation. DAY 2 VILNIUS – TRAKAI – VILNIUS Morning city tour of charming Vilnius Old town and surroundings. Cathedral and it’s square, St. John’s Bell Tower, Pilies street, Gothic corner ( St Ann’s Church), former Town Hall square, miraculous Gates of Dawn, bohemian Uzupis district, baroque St. Peter and Paul church. Driver to the capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Trakai (25km). Visit castle, sail in beautiful Galve lake. Return to Vilnius. DAY 3 VILNIUS – VILKIJA – PANEMUNE CASTLE -ZYPLIAI – KLAIPEDA First stop at Vilkija town, which marks the start of one of the most picturesque roads of the country – Panemune Castle road. Antanas & Jonas Juskos ethnographic museum. Renaissance era Panemune Castle. Lunch at restaurant "Kuchmistrai", where you will have noble lunch. Overnight in Klaipeda. DAY 4 KLAIPEDA – CURONIAN SPIT – KLAIPEDA Ferry and travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. Hill of witches ( Juodkrante). In Nida you will see majestic continental sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Klaipeda Old town tour. Upon possibility visit amber shop and see how amber is being processed.  DAY 5 KLAIPEDA – HILL OF CROSSES – RUNDALE PALACE – RIGA Departure to Latvia’s capital Riga. En route stop to visit the holy site of Catholic Piligrimage – The Hill of Crosses. Next - Rundale Palace – one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo styles in the Baltics. Accommodation and free time.  DAY 6 RIGA Riga city tour: Dome Cathedral, St. Peter church, House of Blackheads, the Cat House, Old City Walls, Art Nouveau district. Latvian Black Balsam tasting! The dark and astringent liqueur made of 24 herbs remains unchanged for 250 years and is famous national brand name.  DAY 7 RIGA – TURAIDA – PARNU – TALLINN Departure to Estonia. En route stop at medieval Turaida Castle. Continue to Estonian resort Pärnu. Short tour. Afternoon arrival to Tallinn.  DAY 8 TALLINN City tour of Tallinn features the most outstanding sights including  14th-15th century Gothic Town Hall, St. Nicholas church,  St. Catherine‘s passages, an old chemist’s shop; numerous authentic Hanseatic merchants’ houses. Dive underground and walk through the Bastion tunnels. Kalev Marzipan Museum Room. Free aftternoon.  DAY 9 TALLINN – LAAHEMA NATIONAL PARK – TALLINN Laahema National Park – the oldest national park in Estonia & former Soviet Union. Visit Palmse and Sagadi manors,  fishing village Altja  and captains’ village Kāsmu.Return to Tallinn for overnight. DAY 10 TALLINN Transfer to Tallinn‘s airport. Departure.

$914.89 Transfers & Ground Transport

Discover Lithuania and Latvia - Baltics Gems Guaranteed departure tours

Day 1 Arrival in Vilnius airport. Private transfer to centrally located 4* hotel„ Artis“ or similar. Overnight. Day 2 Morning guided walking tour in Vilnius Old Town: Cathedral and it’s square, Gediminas Castle, University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne's and Bernardines churches, former Town Hall square, the Gates of Dawn with miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Afternoon departure to Trakai - the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle. Later drive to Kaunas. Evening sightseeing tour of Kaunas Old Town, second largest city and the capital of Lithuania between the World Wars. The tour includes: the Old Town of Kaunas with its St George's church, castle ruins, Theological seminary, the Town Hall Square, the Jesuit church, the Cathedral, the Church of Vytautas and the Perkunas House, Christ’s Resurrection Church. Overnight at the hotel “Daugirdas” 4* in Kaunas or similar. Day 3 Morning departure to Klaipėda. Ferry from Klaipėda to Neringa - visit Juodkrante, climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Stop at a bird sanctuary. Further drive to Nida (30 km), a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Overnight at the hotel “Amberton Klaipeda” 4* in Klaipėda or similar. Day 4 Morning departure to Riga with en route stop in Palanga resort to visit the biggest amber museum in world. Later stop to visit the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed people of Lithuania and Christian Europe. Overnight at the hotel “Europa Royal Riga” 4* in Riga or similar. Day 5 Morning excursion in Riga Old Town. Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble- stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. In Old Riga you will see: Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, The House of Blackheads, the Cat House, Old City Walls, Old Riga Castle and much more. End of the tour. Private transfer to the Riga's airport.

$1323.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

Discover Lithuania Guaranteed departure tour

DAY 1 Sunday VILNIUS. Arrival. Private transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Vilnius, 4* hotel “Amberton” or similar.DAY 2 Monday  VILNIUS - TRAKAI - VILNIUS.  Today you will explore 2 capitals: Vilnius – current capital city and the capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Trakai.  UNESCO listed Vilnius Old Town with it‘s main historical, architectural monuments & one of the most beautiful churches in the world - church of St. Petras and Povilas. Pass by Vilnius Cathedral, Grad Duke Palace, get up to St.John's Bell Tower, walk Castle street – the oldest and most flamboyant street in the Old Town, see baroque Vilnius University and Gothic St. Ann’s church, say a prayer at the miraculous Gates of the Dawn. Be surprised by the constitutions of artist neighbourhood – Republic of Uzupis. Afternoon departure to Trakai (28 km) visit majestic  insular castle of 15th century and learn about local ethnic minority – karaites. Overnight in Vilnius. DAY 3 Tuesday VILNIUS - RUMSISKES - PAZAISLIS - VILNIUS. Unique open air country life museum in Rumsiskes, depicting the 18-19th century architecture, traditions, crafts and the way of life of different ethnographic regions. Stop at Pazaislis church & monastery. Tour Kaunas - second biggest city of Lithuania. See the Castle, wonderful churches, Town Hall square, Sun clock, Perkunas house & the longest bridge in the world. Overnight in Kaunas, 4* Hotel “Europa Royal” or similar.DAY 4 Wednesday KAUNAS - PANEMUNE CASTLE ROAD - VENTE's HORN - KLAIPEDA. Along the most picturesque road – Panemune Castle Road – you will visit Seredzius mound &  Panemune castles. Vente‘s Horn – a unique place at the Curonian Lagoon,  one of the most important points for birds concentration in the Northern  Europe. Short tour and overnight at Klaipeda – the only seaport of Lithuania. 4* Hotel “Navalis” or similar.DAY 5 Thursday KLAIPEDA - JUODKRANTE - NIDA - KLAIPEDA.  Ferry and will travel to Curonian Spit – the pearl of Lithuania. In Juodkrante you will visit weatherwane gallery & climb an authentic Hill of Witches. In Nida -  majestic seashore sand dunes, unique wooden architecture, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Overnight in Klaipeda. DAY 6 Friday KLAIPEDA - PALANGA - KLAIPEDA. MPalanga tour. You’ll visit the Botanic Garden, Birute‘s Hill and the Amber museum, housing 25,000 pieces of amber. Explore wooden architecture, walk iconic Palanga Sea Peer and have a free afternoon to enjoy the beach. Return to Klaipeda for overnight.DAY 7 Saturday KLAIPEDA - HILL OF CROSSES - VILNIUS. Morning departure to Vilnius with en route stop at the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses.  Afternoon arrival to Vilnius. Free time. Overnight. DAY 8 Sunday Private transfer to the airport. Departure.