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From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

1. From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

Catch the ferry from Smiltyne in Klaipeda and cruise to the sand dunes of the Curonian Spit. Stop en route at the seaside village of Juodkrantė, known for its handsome villas, and explore one of the oldest settlements of the national park (Kuršių Nerija National Park) to soak up its tranquil vibe. Continue to one of the most beautiful sand dunes to marvel at about 80 oak sculptures that form a huge ensemble of witches, demons, dragons and other fairytale characters. Stand in the footsteps of Thomas Mann at the village where he spent his summers and admire the architecture and ancient fishing boats of Nida before going to the natural sundial of the Parnidis sand dune Get stunning views from the observation deck and learn more at the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. Visit the Amber Museum-Gallery in an old fisherman's house to see all 434 of the original-size wooden amulets dating back to the Stone Ages.

Handcrafted Canoe Tour of Klaipeda

2. Handcrafted Canoe Tour of Klaipeda

You will be collected from the meeting point in the Old Town of Klaipeda. A quick transfer to the upper reaches of Dane River and you will be ready to paddle. You will begin with a briefing, introduction to canoe paddling and you'll practice some basic canoe strokes. Led by a guide you will paddle towards the Old Town of Klaipeda, exploring the old embankments, mid-century Memel fortifications and finally the Old Town with its Prussian architecture. This is a short, guided tour, so you'll be informed about a lot of interesting facts about the history of this almost 800-year-old town, and of course, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of you paddling this stylish cedar strip canoe.

Žemaitija National Park: Full-Day Canoe Tour with Picnic

3. Žemaitija National Park: Full-Day Canoe Tour with Picnic

Discover the beauty of the largest and deepest Zemaitija lake, famous for its natural, cultural and scenic value. You will be guided through these crystal clear waters, so that you can truly enjoy something what is called the "Wet Wet Experience" - a combination of leisure paddling and a gourmet picnic. You will be taken on a well-known path of the Plateliai archipelago but in a unique, entertaining and memorable way.  Begin your adventure at a quiet and safe lagoon, where paddlers will master their basic canoeing skills with the help of an instructor. You will learn basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and of course safety rules. After, you will paddle to the center of the lake through the picturesque archipelago, where the guide can take some photos of you paddling and of course a couple of them will taken from air with the help of a drone. You'll then navigate to the Castle Island. A castle that used to belong to Lithuanian Dukes stood there in 15th century. After exploring this site, you'll head to another deserted island to have this all favorite picnic basket lunch. Simply sit back, have a glass of wine, coffee or tea and enjoy the view. Once you're finished, head back enjoying the peaceful and mind-blowing sunset.

From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

4. From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

Start with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located Vilnius hotel and drive to the Lithuanian seaside for 4-hours. There, you will experience the haunting atmosphere in the cormorants colony, have a look at the characters of the famous Lithuanian sagas and fairy tales on the mysterious Hill of Witches and walk on beautiful moving sand dunes, probably the largest in Europe. You will also have time to explore the cultural center of Curonian Spit - Nida village. See sand dunes with rare flora, littoral forest with centuries old trees and hand planted hill pines, white sand beaches, as well as urban infrastructure, streets, embankments, the Old Town with the architecture typical of this region and the scent of freshly smoked fish will make an indelible impression on you. In the evening, drive back to Vilnius.

Palanga: 3-Hour Capital of Amber Walking Tour

5. Palanga: 3-Hour Capital of Amber Walking Tour

Palanga is a city where the days and the nights are busy full of tourists, many concerts and other entertainments. Palanga deserves its status as “the capital of summer entertainment” as one of the country's leading resorts. However, Palanga is not only interesting in the summer. Hotels and spas are open all year round with organized traditional events. (February Smelt Festival - April St George's Day - May resort festival and street music day - September "1000 tables" celebration) Explore one of the most beautiful seaside resorts starting from the Amber Museum*, which was founded in 1963. Formerly the Tiškeviciai Manor house, it contains more than 29,000 exhibited pieces. Amber Museum has one of Europe's largest collection of inclusions- the largest protected Ginara block and Solar Stone weighing 3.5kg~. Experts claim it is worth approximately 1.5 million litas. Botanical Park is one of the most beautiful and richest estate parks surrounding the Amber Museum and Birute’s forest area. This is one of the most visited places in Palanga, where vacationers stop to enjoy seasonal flowers and springing fountains. The park is also rich with sculptures. Birute’s hill is the highest dune on the beach in Palanga. J.Basanavicius street is almost 500 meters long and it ends at the shore of the Baltic Sea where you can see the Palanga Bridge. The street is as a symbol of Palanga, constantly cleaned, restored and highly treasured. There are many souvenir shops, cafes, bars, night clubs and recreational areas on Basanavicius street. At the end of this tour, visit and see the demonstration workshop of amber processing located in Amber craftsmen guild. There, you can see the amber processing technology from a simple piece of amber up to the full production of the product, which you will be able to try for yourself. You'll also be able to save on amber souvenirs.

Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

6. Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

A unique combination of wind, water and sand has been shaping this narrow strip of land since the beginning of time. Today it is known as the Curonian Spit and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is plenty to see here: the migrating dunes, the wildlife, the old fishermen villages and,  last but not the least, the Pervalka Lighthouse. The combination of the spectacular nature, cultural and historical heritage and a truly unforgettable cedar canoe paddling experience makes this tour one of a kind. You will begin with a picturesque ferry transfer to the Curonian Spit. You will travel from Klaipeda to the village of Pervalka, passing Juodkrante with its peaceful embankments. After a short briefing, you will proceed to Pervalka Lighthouse. You will paddle along the shore, enjoying picturesque views of the dunes, the Curonian Lagoon and of course, the main landmark of this trip, the Pervalka Lighthouse. After a short photo opportunity at the lighthouse (no need to risk your own equipment, your guide will take pictures with his camera and a drone) you will paddle towards the dunes. Here you will sit back, have a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the view. On your way back you will make two stops, first, at the famous heron and cormorant colony, one of the largest colonies of these birds in Europe, second, in Juodkrante village (formerly known as Schwarzort).

Guided Birdwatching Canoe Tour of Cape Vente Lithuania

7. Guided Birdwatching Canoe Tour of Cape Vente Lithuania

The shallow waters of the Curonian Lagoon share the confluence of the Nemunas and the Minija Rivers, a shelter for millions of birds that migrate through these territories every season. On this trip, you will visit the hard to reach spots that are only accessible by canoe. Thus, paddlers will admire the beauty and grace of the resting birds and undoubtedly the most spectacular panorama of the Nemunas River delta. The adventure begins in the small fisherman's village Minge, located at the very end of the Minija River. You will start with a briefing, and an introduction to canoe paddling and you'll also practice some basic canoe strokes in the local marina. Then, you will paddle to the first stop for approximately forty minutes. After a short coffee break with snacks, you will be ready to enter the shallow waters of the Curonian Lagoon. The local feathered inhabitants will probably be aware of your arrival long before you will see them, so get ready to bog down into bulrush and water lilies. Depending on the season, you may see red-necked grebe, bittern, white-tailed eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, cormorants, swans and many more. There are 170 different species of birds here in total, and if you are lucky enough, you might see the most gracious of them all. You will also get some pictures taken from a drone. On our way back, depending on the tide and the weather, we will visit the Uostadvaris Lighthouse built in 1876 or/and the Cape Vente ornithological station with its modern exhibition and a great observation tower.

From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

8. From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

Discover the untouched beauty of the Curonian Spit in Lithuania from Vilnius. Appreciate the view as your drive toward Klaipeda, board a small ferry, and marvel at the nature of the Curonian Spit. Scale the dead dunes of the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and admire the village of Nida. Enjoy hotel pickup in Vilnius in the morning, and begin your journey to the Curonian Spit. After a 3-hour drive, arrive at Klaipeda and board the 10-minutes ferry to the Curonian Spit. Find yourself in a completely different world, covered in pine trees and surrounded by the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon. Take a deep breath in and admire the rareness of untouched scenery. Visit the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante, climb the dead dunes, and find yourself in Nida, a small resort village, littered with original Lithuanian fishing houses. Take the option to board a small boat and tour the Curonian Lagoon, or explore the Thomas Mann summerhouse. Return back to Vilnius in the late evening.

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What people are saying about Klaipėda County

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Abolute lovely days

Already 5 Minutes after booking and the official booking confirmation I received another email from Janis (the tour guide) directly Asking me, where it should be best to meet, or to pick me wherever I am. As it is still pre-season I was lucky to be the only guest, having just a completely private tour. Janis picked me up exactly on time in the morning. We have been out on the lake until afternoon. It was sich a great day, that I can hardly put it into word. Janis and I shared one canoe. A beautiful one, which he builds himself during winter times. In summer he offers tours with it. We had a lot of chatting during the paddling. Janis speaks absolute fluently English. But we also shared quiet moments, simply enjoying the beautiful nature around us. After a great picknick for lunch on one of the small islands in the lake we kept on paddling. Janis then let a drone fly above us and taking great pictures from above. Look into https://alla-on-tour.de/kanutour-nationalpark-zemaitija (German)

Excellent ! Janis is very kind and the tour was amazing. What a beautiful day ! Peaceful area, enough time to enjoy the national park and the coffee break in front of this incredible view deserve 5/5 stars ! Don’t hesitate & book your tour right now ;) Excellent ! Janis est vraiment attentionné et le tour était incroyable ! Quelle belle journée ! Endroit plus que reposant, relaxant .. longue balade qui permet d’apprécier pleinement ce superbe parc national ! La pause café devant un paysage magnifique avec table et chaises nous a laissé sans voix ! N’hésitez plus et foncez !

Our guide, Milde, arrived punctually to pick us up for the tour and gave us an enlightening commentary about the Curonian Spit, its geography and its history. He also provided insights on the lifestyle of the locals peppered with his own experiences. Moreover, he showed us hidden gems e.g. a cafe set in the pine forest away from the maddening crowds of tourists.

Nice quiet tour in nature with information about the city.

Janis was very friendly. Explained everything exactly about the canoe trip. Gave information about the city and area. Took photos during the tour and made them available. Gladly again. Thank you Janis.

Great guide and experience!

Saw the entire island with a detailed commentary. Concluded the day with a tour of Klaipeda. Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun to explore with!