Welcome to Crimea
Shaped like a diamond, this tiny subtropical gem has always been an eye-catcher for imperial rulers – from Romans to Russians. The latest invasion, albeit a largely peaceful one, took place in March 2014, when the peninsula was annexed by and once again incorporated into Russia after 23 years as part of independent Ukraine.Although this takeover has not been recognised by the international community, Crimea is now... Read More
Top experiences in Crimea
Trakai Castle and Museum Tour
There are many beautiful lakes in the region. Visit Trakai Castle and Museum of the 15th century (in the middle of Lake Galve). It is the only insular castle throughout Eastern Europe - Island Castle is one of the most visited historical-architectural monuments in Lithuania. The visit is approximately 1 hour and you will have free time for shopping and relax.Trakai is also home to Karaites, a Turkish ethnic group practicing a religion akin to Judaism, who came to Lithuania from the Crimea in the 14th century as warriors for Grand Duke Vytautas. Today the country's smallest ethnic minority counts under 300 members.
Lithuanian Medieval Tour from Vilnius
Day 1Private transfer to Vilnius old town. Free afternoon to explore Vilnius by yourself. Welcome dinner in the medieval restaurant. Overnight at 5* Narutis Hotel in Vilnius or similar. Day 2 Morning excursion in Vilnius medieval Old town which is a part of the UNESCO Heritage, one of the largest medieval old towns in Eastern Europe. Afternoon departure to visit Medininkai medieval castle, which was built in the 13th-14th century and has the largest castle enclosure in Lithuania. Visit of the castle museum. Then, you may stroll around and discover the wooden catholic church and Aukstojas hill - the highest place in Lithuania. Evening drive to Norviliskies castle next to Salcininkai town for the dinner and overnight. Overnight in castle Norviliškės or similar. Day 3 Morning departure to the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Kernave. Its scenery is a part of the UNESCO Heritage list. Climb up its hills to have an overview of a Neris river. Visit to the archaeological site museum. Afternoon departure to Kaunas where you will visit the medieval old town and Perkūnas House. Excursion in old town with the sight of Kaunas Castle, the city hall and many beautiful churches. Overnight at 4* "Daugirdas" Hotel in Kaunas or similar. Day 4 Morning leave Kaunas and drive along Panemune road. Stop at Raudone Castle and the renaissance Panemune Castle. Arrival to Lithuania‘s third biggest city Klaipeda which is a historic seaport. Afternoon visit museum in the castle ruins (Old Town) where you will know the city‘s history. Enjoy the rest of the day in Klaipeda. Overnight at 4* National Hotel in Klaipeda or similar. Day 5 Morning excursion in medieval Klaipeda, visit the Old Town with its Theatre square and the statue of a girl Ann from Tharrau, numerous old streets and buildings, Linden street with the old post-office and Mazvydas Sculpture Park. Afternoon departure to Vilnius.Overnight at 4* National Hotel in Klaipeda or similar. Day 6Visit Trakai - The capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle housing and exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17-18th century applied art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and Karaites, brought to Lithuania from the Crimea. Afternoon back to Vilnius. Overnight at 5* Narutis Hotel in Vilnius or similar.Day 7Private transfer to the airport. Departure.