During the post-symposium tour, you will have a chance to explore the Western parts of Lithuania!
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
14:00 Departure from Vilnius
16:30 Arriving to Panemune castle.
The best-preserved residential castle in Lithuania. What makes it truly special is the harmonious synthesis of different historical periods, that hark back to the era of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
To learn more: https://www.panemunespilis.lt/?lang=en
17:30 Departure for Rusne Villa in Šilutė district.
Rusne Villa offers exceptional private stay in the nature with breathtaking view of the river Nemunas. Nearby there is an observation tower from which you can explore the view of the bay (Kursiu Marios).
To learn more: https://villarusne.lt/en/
19:30 Arriving to Rusne Villa and dinner at the restaurant.
Evening at the hotel. Free time.
To learn more: https://villarusne.lt/en/restoranas/
Thursday, June 15, 2023
09:00 Departure for Šyša polders.
The region Šyša polders is famous for hay and grass feed production across the region of Eastern Europe. High humidity levels through spring to summer ensures high quality grass production. Moreover, wildlife of Šyša polders is protected by law.
10:30 Departure for Ventės Ragas.
On a peninsula washed by the Curonian Lagoon is one of the main bird migration routes. Ventės Ragas is one of the first ornithological station in Europe operating from 1929. Astonishing view could take your breath away while looking from the oldest lighthouse in Lithuania.
To learn more: http://www.vros.lt/
12:00 Departure for Rusnė village.
Rusnė is one of the oldest, most unique and the most interesting settlements of Nemunas Delta region in Lithuania. Village is famous for its landscape and wooden architecture. It is interesting that some parts of Rusnė are located below the Baltic Sea level.
To learn more: http://salarusne.lt/en/about-rusne/
12:30 Lunch in Rusnė.
13:30 Departure to Biomass processing facility VŠĮ Pievų paukščiai in Dreverna.
The primary scope of the factory work is nature conservation. By recycling late-cut grass from natural wetlands, which is no longer suitable for fodder, the factory maintains the unique habitats of Europe’s rarest songbird – the Aquatic warbler. This small factory fills a missing gap of a self-sustaining, closed nature conservation system ensuring that biomass will not accumulate in wetlands, which are now rare in Europe. In this way, they make sure that this habitat is protected.
15:00 Departure for Nida.
The 98 kilometre-long Curonian Spit, a sand peninsula that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, is widely regarded as one of the most amazing natural places in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is often called the pearl of the Baltic Sea. Nida is known as one of the most beautiful towns located in this magical natural spot.
17:00 Arriving to the hotel Nidos Banga in Nida.
19:00 Dinner in Nida.
21:30 Sunset boat trip in Curonian Lagoon. An exclusive 1 hour experience watching the sunset from the boat while sailing around the Parnidis Dune.
Friday, June 16, 2023
09:00 Walking to the Parnidis Dune and free time in town of Nida.
Blown by harsh winds, the Parnidis Dune rises up to as many as 52 meters above sea level. A scenic viewpoint constructed at the top of the dune allows one to see a wide panorama of the surroundings of the town of Nida. While exploring the town streets later, you will notice a unique ancient architecture and preserved interior details of fishermen’s houses, small cafes, cozy courtyards, beautifully arranged coastline, frequently visited by ducks and swans.
12:00 Lunch in Nida.
13:00 Departure for Vilnius.
18:30 Arriving to Vilnius.
Post-Symposium tour fees:
- 500 Eur for 1 person in a double room
- 580 Eur for 1 person in a single room
- Accommodation with breakfast for 2 nights in a single or double room;
- All transfers by bus;
- English speaking guide during the tour;
- Entrance tickets to Panemunės castle, Ventės ragas and a boat in Nida
- 2 dinners and 2 lunches
- Water bottles on the bus