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Vilnius to Aukstaitija National Park: Full-Day Tour

1. Vilnius to Aukstaitija National Park: Full-Day Tour

This day-long tour of Aukstaitija National Park starts in Vilnius. On your way to the park, you will stop at the geographical center of Europe.  Next, you will continue to the Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology. The museum is the first and only museum of its kind in the world, and explores the relationship of man and mankind with the cosmic world. Afterwards, you will visit Labanoras Regional Park visitors center. Lunch is suggested near the Ginuciai watermill, where you can taste Lithuanian national fish - Tench. After lunch, continue to the Museum of Ancient Beekeeping in Stripeikiai, visit Ladakalnis Hill, with a view of 5 lakes, and walk to Ginuciai hillfort. The tour will then head to Paluse village, where you can see its wooden church and visitors center.

Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

2. Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

If visiting Lithuania, be sure to take a day out in the Aukštaitija National Park to fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness. Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1.5 to 2-hours. Once you are at the meeting point, a short 15 minute transfer will take you to a small village Puziniškis, where the tour will start. From there, a local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike. Expect to hear about edible herbs and berries, which you can pick along the trail, hear stories about the local forest and lake formation and possibly spot some wildlife. There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire. This will also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as it started, Puziniškis village. The transfer will take you back to Ignalina where you can catch a return train or bus to Vilnius. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.

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4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Lovely day trip in Aukštaitija Nationalpark

Directly after booking and the official booking confirmation I received another email from Anastassia (the tour company) directly. WOW, that's quite a service!! Asking me, where we should meet, or to pick me up wherever I am. As we are in the first days of June, the high season hasn't started yet. So I was lucky to be the only guest. Andrius, the tour guide picked me up exactly on time in the morning. We have been hiking then for two hours before Andrius prepared a campfire and a perfect picknick for lunch on the shore of a lake. After swimming in the lake we kept on hiking again. It was such a beautiful tour with great views from hills and a watch tower over so many lakes, that I lost track. I can highly recommend this tour for all people who love the nature and love to be outdoors. You can find a detailed report of this tour (in German language) and with a lot of photos on my travel blog: Ačiū, Andruis, for a great tour and lo

Nice, uncomplicated, spontaneous

We booked the trip in Octobre when it was cold and a bit rainy but nevertheless we really enjoyed the beautiful nature. Anton was a very nice guide and even able to light the fire with wet wood. We asked for veggie food and got delicious veggies and also hot coffee and tea which was perfect for the cold weather. We were accompanied by his young dog and we loved that he asked before if we are ok with dogs. Unfortunately at this time there were no more herbs and berries to explore, but so we had a longer walk and always the decision where we want to go. That's why at the end we actually had a longer trip than planned. We can higly recommend the tour with Anton!

Having a tour with Anton was just an amazing experience. We came without knowing what to expect and it was far above any other hikes we did. Anton showed us wonderful places, had prepared everything for us and shared stories. What else could we say than time flies when you are hiking in such a beautiful place with such a nice person. We would definitely recommend and do it again :)

Perfect In All Ways

Just a perfect day out for anyone interested in foresests, nature and superb views. Very patient and well informed tour guide, in a comfortable and air-conditioned car. Fully recommended!!!