Day in Aukstaitija National Park

Tour Number

Activity Level

245980


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Polish (fluent), English (fluent)

Day with nature


The park is about 2 hours drive from Vilnius. It is wonderful both in summer and winter. You can find there almost all kinds of natural habitats and soil types which are described in Lithuania. Vegetation varies from steppe to tundra species, many rare bird and animal species finds a sanctuary here. For an example, 59% of all Lithuania's native plant species were found in the park. As well you can indulge amazing green nature, blue water and sky views.
This trip is for those, who would like to escape from the city, take a breath of fresh air, enjoy scenic views and learn about traditional Lithuanian food, architecture, ancestors occupation and customs.

Itinerary

The guide picks up the client from the hotel and drives to Aukstaitija National Park. This trip will cover ethnographic villages and will give an understanding about Lithuanian wooden architecture and old traditions. The short itinerary of the tour:
* Nature monuments - Huge oak trees, one of them grows in the Trainiskis village. This oak is 6, 1m wide, 23 m high and 800 years old. Once it was reputedly the site of pagan sacrifices. The group of 14 junipers grows in the Obelų Horn at Lake Žeimenis. The highest is about 12 m.
*Etnoghraphic villages - which are like open air museums
* Wooden carvings, watermills with preserved original equipment
* Traditional Apiculture Museum- This is the only of such kind museum in Lithuania. Its staff will tell about the beekeeping history in Lithuania from ancient times until today. One bee family lives in the sculpture of Bee God Bubilas. You can taste the honey they have collected.
Museum open from May 1st till September 30th, daily (except Monday) from 10 a. m. to 7 p.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel pick up

End location: Hotel drop off

Duration: 6 hours

What’s Included

Private guide service and transportation with comfortable car

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - For entrance fees

What’s Extra

Entrance fees, lunch

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