Welcome to Klaipėda
Lithuania’s third-largest city is a mix of old and new. This former Prussian capital (when it was named Memel) has retained a distinct German flavour in the architecture of its heavily cobbled Old Town and one remaining tower of its red-brick castle. It’s also Lithuania’s only port of call for Titanic-sized cruise ships, and a vital sea link for cargo and passenger ferries between Lithuania, Scandinavia and... Read More
Top experiences in Klaipėda
Private Day Tour to Curonian Spit National Park from Klaipeda
Curonian Spit is an almost 100 km long narrow peninsula, which separates the mainland and the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic sea. Since the year 2000 Curonian Spit is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. While mostly known for its drifting sand dunes, pine forests, elks and fine beaches, Curonian Spit also offers rich cultural heritage of the traditional fishermen’s way of life, the ethnic Curonians (Kuršiai) group, and east Prussian history.Discover all highlights of Curonian Lagoon with a professional local guide while traveling in a comfortable air-conditioned van. You will walk on some of Europe's largest sand dunes, hear Lithuanian sagas and fairytales on the mysterious Hill of Witches, experience haunting atmosphere in the cormorants colony, explore cultural centre of the Curonian Spit - Nida village located next to border with Russia and learn more about the amber in the Amber gallery.And last but not least - why not to take a swim or just a pleasant beach walk on the famous sandy beach of the Curonian Spit before heading back to Klaipeda?
City Kayak Tour in Klaipeda
Klaipėda is the third largest city in Lithuania, with a population of nearly 160,000. Founded on the Danė River mouth, this is the only port in Lithuania, and is seen as the gate to the Baltic Sea—making this kayak tour the ideal way to explore the city. While paddling down the Dane River path, you will take in all of the different faces of the city from green and tranquil suburbs in the north to the raw industrial areas. Focus on taking in the sights from the waterfront. The guide will take pictures during the tour and send photo so you don’t risk getting your camera wet. You will end this related paddling tour in the historical center of Klaipėda, where you will have a chance to see the popular spots like old harbor warehouses and iconic sailing boat, Meridianas. This tour is safe and suitable for beginners. Paddling distance is approximately 7 km. Swimming skills are required, but previous paddling experience is not necessary. The route is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please dress according to the weather conditions and wear outdoor clothing including rain jacket and light footwear if possible. It is recommended to take an extra set of clothes to change after the tour. You can keep them in the dry bags in the kayak hatches while paddling.
Private Nemunas River Delta Tour from Klaipeda
Start your trip at your hotel in Klaipėda. Your local guide will pick you up from the hotel, port or any other convenient location. After about 45 minutes drive you will reach Nemunas River Delta and its Nature Park. Lithuania’s major river Nemunas meets Curonian Lagoon here and splits into multiple branches creating a paradise for fishermen, birds and romantic seekers. Visit one of Europe’s largest bird ringing stations in Ventė and learn more about migration of the birds and local species. Enjoy breathtaking views over Curonian Lagoon from the top of the old lighthouse dated back to 19th century. Next stop is at the Aukštumala Bog, which became famous as the world’s first scientifically studied and described raised bog thanks to German scientist C.A. Weber (1902). Take a walk on the trail right to the middle of the swamp and get an impression of the pristine natural landscape. Marshy wetlands of the Nemunas River Delta is also a home of some bizarre swamp colonies and you will visit one of them on the way to Rusnė. Lithuania’s only inhabited island Rusnė is yet to be discovered and you can still enjoy its tranquil atmosphere while walking on the cozy river promenade and discovering traditional wooden houses until you reach the border - Russian Federation is just over the river here. Make sure to find out why the statue of Mahatma Gandhi is standing here on the bank of Nemunas River before heading back to Klaipėda.
Half-Day Tour from Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Three Peaks Hike
Curonian Spit is a paradise for those seeking outdoor adventure. On this guided trip you’re going to explore natural treasures of this unique sandy peninsula between the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon.After starting the trip in Klaipėda (hotel or port pick up) you will take a ferry to the Curonian Spit and after about 25 minute drive will reach the first area of the wandering sand dunes. Walk the path on the sand to the first peak (Nagliai Dune, 53m) to discover the deserted landscape and learn about the Nagliai village, which was overrun by the dune several times. Next stop is in the old fishermen village Preila. Start the hike to the highest peak of the Curonian Spit (Vecekrugas Dune, 67m) here. After walking along the coast of the lagoon and climbing the hill through the pine forest, you will surely enjoy your coffee and cake on the top, while looking over the forests, dunes and both Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. The last peak - Parnidis Dune (52m) in Nida - you will reach by van. It is the only place in Lithuania, where both sunrise and sunset can be watched over water. Experience breathtaking views of the sand desert and water, spot the Russian border nearby and level your watch with the giant sundial on the top of the dune. Have a short break at the beach or stop in Nida village before going back to Klaipėda.
Shore Excursion: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town Klaipeda
Join us in Klaipėda! We will take you on an interesting stroll of Lithuania’s charming coastal city which is the Baltic Sea’s principal ice-free port. Klaipėda is famous for its sculptures and statues, and at the beginning of our tour we will come across the well known statue of the boy waving to the departing ships. We will walk into the Old Town, where you will learn about the city’s architectural history - from Klaipėda castle to the Square of Theatre, and the future plans for the city. We will show you many of the city’s main attractions - The Cat with the Face of a Gentleman, Mysterious Mouse, the Rooftop Chimney Sweeper, and we will enthrall you with other interesting old town tales. At the conclusion of the tour, we will show you the best places to sample some traditional Lithuanian dishes on your own.
Discover Lithuania and Latvia - The Gems of the Baltics
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.