Jody and Leigh are our experts for travel to Lithuania. Their knowledge of Lithuania and the entire Baltic region is invaluable when planning a trip to this area.
They can maximize your time and plan the best methods of travel within the region.
One of the world’s oldest cultural and linguistic civilizations, archaeologists believe that Lithuania dates back as far as 10000 BC. It was the first country to cry out for independence from the USSR and has stoically withstood the onslaught of many invasions by the Poles, the Russians, Scandinavians and Germans. Fiercely protective of their independence, the Lithuanians proudly uphold their cultural and natural heritage.
Lithuania was also a hub for the European Jewish population and its capital Vilnius has several poignant remnants of Lithuania’s Jewish heritage within its city walls. We have deep knowledge of all the sites, from forgotten shtetls to famous capitals of Jewish culture and learning. To make your trip even more unforgettable, add a personal touch and meet a representative of the Jewish Community or let our guides invite you to a Shabbat dinner.
Beyond Vilnius, Lithuania’s coastline distinguishes itself with the Curonian Spit – a silver swathe of sand that lies along the Baltic Sea. Lush woods and wetlands make it a thriving habitat for birds and small animals. Uncover the depths of this ancient and mysterious land with Exeter International.
For custom luxury travel and tours to Lithuania, please contact one of our travel experts, or read on below for more information about where to go and when, along with our Insider's Guide.
The summer season in Lithuania is relatively short, not usually starting until June, and ending quite early in the beginning of September. May to September are the best times to visit Lithuania. High summer in July and August does not get unbearably hot, and as Vilnius does not have cruise ship excursions, it is not as busy as some of the other cities on the Baltic cruise circuit.
Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is a vibrant university town with perfectly preserved medieval center and gorgeous baroque architecture. Surrounded by green countryside, it is also a great basis for day trips, for example to the Trakai Castle and the surrounding lakes.
Klaipeda is the most popular town on the Lithuanian coast with a wonderful Old Town and nice beaches. Trips from Klaipeda should include the UNESCO protected Curonian Spit where travelers can enjoy hiking the beautiful dunes or visit the Amber Gallery and Thomas Mann House.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel in Lithuania to your exact preferences and interests.
Lithuania is rich in Jewish heritage, many of our travelers travel to Lithuania to research their ancestry. Let us take you back to your familial roots and connect you with the best genealogy specialists to uncover as much as possible about your ancestry. Chances are you may discover a new meaning behind your name or find your family’s long lost home you only know from stories.
If you are on a Baltic cruise and in port in Klaipeda, we can arrange a private shore excursion with your own Exeter hand-picked private guide. Our Tallinn private shore excursions ensure that you’ll receive not only the best experience possible, but personalized service throughout, allowing you to maximize your time in port.
Enjoy the freedom of driving yourself ? Lithuania is perfect for self-drive. Our Baltic self-drive programs allow you to do just that with the help of a pre-programmed GPS delivered to you before you leave home and with the services of our 24 hour local staff. We can craft the perfect self-drive itinerary to fit your taste, pace and budget. Let us introduce you to the essentials of each city and give you suggestions of what to do on your own. Just plug in your Exeter pre-programmed GPS and let your adventure begin!
Latvia and Estonia are both easily accessible from Lithuania, and will make your Baltic travels complete. Each of the Baltic capital cities share certain characteristics such as their delightful old town centers, but are quite distinct from each other, Tallinn is young and vibrant, with an almost Scandinavian feel. Riga has stand out Art Nouveau architecture, and Vilnius, surrounded by green hills, feels more pastoral. Alternatively there are excellent flight connections from Vilnius to Poland.