Welcome to Klaipėda


Most people only catch a glimpse of Klaipėda as they rush headlong for the ferry to Curonian Spit, the birch-lined tendril of land across the lagoon. But spend a few hours – or even better, a day – and you’ll be rewarded by a town as rich in historic architecture as sculptures and street art, not to mention a bevy of bars in which to sip beers by the water.


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$70 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.

$19.41 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.

$403.03 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

From Vilnius: Private Tour to Curonian Spit national park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park, Klaipeda, Klaipeda CountyThe Curonian Spit is a narrow peninsula with sand dunes, separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. A pearl of the Baltics, an adornment of the seacoast, the native land of Neringa‘s fairy tales – these are the words repeated frequently by the people who were affected by the charm of the Curonian Spit. Our spit changes its facing annually. It always has an original beauty: in spring and summer, blushing the leaves of the sand plains‘ forests in autumn, or spreading a friable snow cover in winter. The most typical and impressive element of the spit‘s nature is the dunes. However, the value of uniqueness of the Curonian Spit hides not in separate components of its nature, but in unrepeatable combination, coexistence and interaction of those components.Early departure from Vilnius to Klaipeda. The distance is 300km and driving time is about 3 hours to get there.Arriving to Klaipeda ferry terminal to get on the Spit.JuodkrantėHill of WitchesCormorants and Herons colonyNida Duration: 8 hours

$20.15 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Mini Curonian spit (Mini Neringa) tour from Smiltyne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park, Klaipeda, Klaipeda CountyWonderful dunes, nature preserved site, rich and dramatic history, welcoming people, lots of small souvenir shops, smoked fish, tasty beer.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Amber bay, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyAmber Bay is associated with the beginning of amber mining around 1855. when the bottom of the Curonian Lagoon was deepened and they found amber. Nowadays, reed sculptures are being built through Jonine. They stay up to the equinox and then have a celebration to burn them.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyA walk in the forest along a collection of quite nice and impressive wood-carved sculptures. They were made about 40 years ago and depict themes from the Lithuanian mythology. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Herons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyHerons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Dead Dunes, Pervalka, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyGrey or dead dunes europes largest moving dunes.Duration: 45 minutes

$26.86 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Mini Curonian spit (Mini Neringa) tour from Klaipeda

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park, Klaipeda, Klaipeda CountyWonderful dunes, nature preserved site, rich and dramatic history, welcoming people, lots of small souvenir shops, smoked fish, tasty beer.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Amber bay, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyAmber Bay is associated with the beginning of amber mining around 1855. when the bottom of the Curonian Lagoon was deepened and they found amber. Nowadays, reed sculptures are being built through Jonine. They stay up to the equinox and then have a celebration to burn them.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyA walk in the forest along a collection of quite nice and impressive wood-carved sculptures. They were made about 40 years ago and depict themes from the Lithuanian mythology. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Herons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyHerons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Dead Dunes, Pervalka, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyGrey or dead dunes europes largest moving dunes.Duration: 45 minutes

$33.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Mini Curonian spit (Mini Neringa) tour from Palanga or Sventoji

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park, Klaipeda, Klaipeda CountyWonderful dunes, nature preserved site, rich and dramatic history, welcoming people, lots of small souvenir shops, smoked fish, tasty beer.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Amber bay, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyAmber Bay is associated with the beginning of amber mining around 1855. when the bottom of the Curonian Lagoon was deepened and they found amber. Nowadays, reed sculptures are being built through Jonine. They stay up to the equinox and then have a celebration to burn them.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyA walk in the forest along a collection of quite nice and impressive wood-carved sculptures. They were made about 40 years ago and depict themes from the Lithuanian mythology. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Herons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante, Juodkrante, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyHerons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Dead Dunes, Pervalka, Neringa, Klaipeda CountyGrey or dead dunes europes largest moving dunes.Duration: 45 minutes