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Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks) Shrine

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Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks) Shrine in Ise Shima

Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩, the Wedded Rocks) are two sacred rocks in the ocean near Futami, a small town in Ise City. The larger of the two rocks represents the husband and the smaller one represents the wife. Both rocks are connected by a shimenawa rope which acts as the division between the spiritual and earthly realms. In a ceremony, the shimenawa rope is replaced three times a year.

Visitors are advised to visit the Meoto Iwa during high tide when the rocks are actually separated by water. More difficult to catch is the famous view of the sun rising between the two rocks on a fine summer morning. If you are in favor with the gods, you get both the sun rising between the rocks at high tide plus the silhouette of Mt.Fuji in the distance. Visibility needs to be extraordinarily good in order for the iconic mountain to be visible.

Diagram of where the sun rises from

Not far from the Meoto Iwa is the Futami-Okitama Shrine, where a number of shinto deities (kami) are enshrined. Many frog sculptures can be seen in the vicinity of the shrine as they are believed to be a type of charm for bringing people or things back. The term for frog in Japanese (kaeru) uses the same phonetic term for the verb “return”. There is a small shop not far from the shrine that sells amulets and fortune telling paper slips (omikuji)

The path that leads to the rocks carries on eastwards, passing another small shrine, the Ryugu Shrine which is dedicated to the dragon god of the seas. The pathway ends at Futami Plaza, a souvenir and restaurant complex that also features a small, aging aquarium. A stone’s throw from Meoto Iwa on the opposite side is the Hinjitsukan, a former accomodation for important guests visiting the Ise shrines, which is now opened to the public as a museum.

Water purification trough with lots of frogs in it

Access

The rocks are a 15 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station, which can be reached by JR trains in less than 10 minutes from Iseshi Station (210 yen one way, hourly departures).

Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks) Shrine in Ise Shima

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The Perfect Cruise for You

Category : Baltic States

It’s that time of year again to plan your next cruise vacation! Whether you dream of exploring cities on an intimate European river cruise or sail the open waters of the Mediterranean, we have plenty of options to help you find the perfect fit. A Cruise vacation is not just about the destination you’re heading to, but it’s also about the journey. We offer cruises that allow you to experience comfortable accommodation, great cuisine and entertainment – along with views to die for.

Browse through our featured cruise itineraries and reserve your dream trip before it’s gone!  We’re giving away $100 E.E.TRAVEL EUROPE Travel gift cards for new Cruise Vacations! Make sure you grab this chance before time runs out.

1) Spring Tulip Time Cruise (AMAWaterways)


This is the perfect way to get over the winter blues and kick off your spring cruising through one of Europe’s romantic cities. Start your 2017 with a Springtime European Adventure! 2 nights in Amsterdam with tours and canal cruise, followed by a luxurious 7 night River Cruise. Ports of call include Amsterdam, Hoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk and Schoonhoven.


2) Southern Cross (Holland America)

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Take in New Zealand and Australia’s natural wonders and picturesque coastlines on this 14-day journey with Holland America. If you’ve always felt intrigued to explore “down under”, there’s no better way to see the beauty of the South Pacific than on a relaxing cruise this spring.


3) Seville, Morocco & Canary Islands (Voyages to Antiquity)


Historic churches, rugged landscapes and stunning coastlines are just some of the best moments on this cruise. Start your journey by sailing up to Seville, then through to Morocco for a chance to experience the bustling city of Marrakech and more – then off to Canary Islands. Plan your relaxing cruise with us and we’ll show you the way!


4) Northeastern Quest(Oceania Cruises)


Board your cruise in Miami and prepare your sense as you cruise up the east coast to Boston, St. John’s and then northbound to Greenland and Iceland. Relax on board and experience the finest cuisine at sea and unique ports awaiting your arrival.


5) Glamorous Caribbean Escape (Star Clippers)


Treat yourself to a tropical paradise aboard Star Clippers. A cruise in the Caribbean is one of the most popular vacations to find discovery and relaxation. Beaches are mesmerizing, with views that will take your breath away. And what’s better than sailing across tranquil blue waters? Some of the Caribbean’s most glamorous points you’ll explore include:  St. Lucia, Dominica, Antiqua, St. Kitts and Isles de Saintes.

Do you like the sound of a cruise vacation in 2017? There’s no better time to start planning! From Europe, Australia to the Caribbean, you’ll get to choose from a variety of top destinations.


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A Different Side to Europe: The Baltic Journey

If you’ve travelled across Europe and are looking for a slightly different experience, then exploring the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia may be for you. Situated on the Baltic sea, having a diverse history, there are a large number of interesting places to visit. I’ve put together a list of must-do’s that will help you decide to visit this amazing part of the world.

Key reasons to visit the Baltics:
1. Not overcrowded like the rest of Europe, meaning you can really take it all in, enjoy scenery and mingle with the locals.
2. Beautiful architecture: from Art Nouveau to Baroque, you are constantly looking up in amazement.
3. Medieval experiences: lots of castles with interesting history lessons.
4. Great place for nature lovers and is ideal for trekking, hiking and cycling.
5. Costs are cheap compared to the rest of Europe.
6. Great food and drinks!

Must Do’s in Lithuania:

1. Be sure to try cepelinas or “zeppelins” for an authentic Lithuanian meal.


2. Wander around the capital, Vilnius, while exploring the Baroque architecture.


3. A great day trip about 25km from Vilnius is Trakai, where you can experience a fairy tale like atmosphere with a castle on an island surrounded by a moat.


4. Located on the Baltic sea is the Curonian Spit, a 98km long sand dune spit that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


5. The Hill of Crosses located near Šiauliai showcases Lithuania’s long history of dedication to their faith. It’s truly worth it for the unique experience. There are estimated to be over 300,000 crosses, each representing a memory of a loved one who has passed.


Must Do’s in Latvia:

1. Explore the Old Town of Riga and take in the Art Nouveau architecture while walking along cobbled streets.


2. Check out the Riga Central Market and bazaar which is inside old German Zeppelin hangars. It has a vast selection of meat, seafood, cheese, bread, fruits, vegetables, spices, and flowers.


3. Do a day trip to Cēsis to see one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia. One of the biggest highlights is the Medieval castle dating back to the 13th century.


Must Do’s in Estonia:

1. Explore the charming Old Town in Tallinn and take in the medieval experience throughout. See various towers and a castle wall surrounding the city. It’s charming and unique but shares a similar history to that of Lithuania and Latvia.


2. There are a number of cathedrals in Tallinn, such as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral built in the 1900’s when Estonia was still part of the Czarist Empire.


3. The Town Hall Square is a great place to have a delicious meal outside on the patio. Restaurants and cafes here even have a blanket placed on each chair for the cool evenings.


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11 Things You Need to Experience in Rome in 2017

While it might seem near impossible to conquer this impressive city in just a few days, we have created a list of 11 things you need to do in Rome, featuring the essentials to complete your Rome bucket list.

Basically, what we’re really trying to say is that Rome is jam-packed with history and flavour, and you’d be crazy not to totally fall in love.

1. Go underground at the Christian Catacombs


Seriously spooky, the Christian Catacombs in Rome are one of the first large-scale burial sites and home to some of the oldest burial underground tunnels in the world. Containing many frescoes and carvings with historic and religious references, the Catacombs are bursting with eerie history. Step below the surface for an alternative way to experience Rome.

2. Stick your hand inside the Mouth of Truth


This one is kind of strange, but stay with us here. Legend has it, The Mouth of Truth was said to bite the hand of those who lied. You can find this handsome marble face standing at the Piazza della Bocca della Verità, and while we don’t personally know anyone that has had their hand bitten off, we highly recommend a stop to brave the marble face – just shoot us a message if the legend fares true.

3. Discover aperitivo

The real question here is why has the world not jumped onboard the Italian ritual of aperitivo? The prelude to an indulgent meal, this is like the Italian version of Happy Hour. How does it work? It’s easy. Simply order a drink, ideally a spritz (prosecco with Aperol or Campari, served with ice and a splash of soda) and off you go, feasting on local food until the sun goes down.

4. Step out of Italy and into the Vatican City

Tick another country off the ‘places to visit before I die’ list with a stop at the Vatican City. How you spend your time here is up to you. Navigate your way through the whirlwind of local guides on hand to escort you through the Vatican, or go solo and explore at your own pace.

5. Eat, eat, eat gelato

Italy is home to some of the best gastronomic traditions in the world, with one of those being gelato – of course. One of life’s greatest pleasures, from the classic flavours to the out-there-crazy taste sensations, Rome is home to the best gelato in the world.

6. Spend all day in the Trastevere neighbourhood

Never, ever pass up an opportunity to visit the Trastevere area, tucked away on the edge of Rome and home to trendy restaurants, a thriving social scene and cobbled-streets. Ditch the crowds and take a break on the west bank of the Tiber River. Here, you will find typical dishes served the ‘right’ way – cooked in the same way for generations. Once you step into this hidden neighbourhood, be sure to clear your afternoon of sightseeing – once you sit down for lunch, the hours just slip away and before you know it, it’s time for another round of aperitivo and dinner.

7. Explore the Piazza Navona

Three fountains. Two churches. Swarms of tourists. But 100% worth it for the cafés that line the square. Touristy? Sure. Worth a visit? Absolutely. When you’re searching for a pizza break, make sure you visit one of the many traditional family-run trattorias tucked away in the side streets edging around the square.

8. Battle like a gladiator at the Colosseum

Rock your best gladiator pose and prepare for a supremely popular (but impressive) tourist trap that is well worth a visit. Top tip: rise and shine to beat the crowds for a dose of Roman history.

9. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain

Throw a coin. Make a wish. You know what to do. Just like the Colosseum, pack your day pack in the early hours and see if you can snap the holy grail of all selfies at the Trevi Fountain, sans crowds. After battling the crowds, be sure to grab something to eat and do NOT leave Rome without trying the essential dishes born out of this city, such as the Pasta Carbonara and Bucatini all’ Amatriciana.

10. Gaze at the Pantheon

First of all, the Pantheon is free to enter, instantly winning points for travellers on a budget. And while there may be a few more elbows to brush past through the crowds, when the sun streams through the gigantic hole in the roof, it will make you say ‘ahhhh’. Plus, the added bonus of impressive marble columns and grand architecture will satisfy your eyes.

11. Hang on the Spanish Steps

You must, we repeat must stop by the Spanish steps to complete your journey through Rome. A somewhat commercial side of town, the steps come alive at night and are truly magnetic.


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Copenhagen – perfect for weekend getaway!

Scandinavian countries – astounding destination. Of course, if you simply have one short weekend in your city break plans – choose Denmark and hit the road for Copenhagen. Why? Because it’s a lovely, quite small and not tiring city to visit. Moreover, you will get inspired by the shades of the city – it is completely sparkling with fascinating colour palette. Officially, Copenhagen is being kept one of the most colourful cities in the whole Europe. Are you ready to visit Denmark? Prepared for tours in Copenhagen? Make it happen, from dream – to reality!

So what’s the plan?

The best way to explore the city properly and feel like a local – bike. So get ready for adventures, cause’ Copenhagen is one of those crazy biking-culture cities. The bicycle has already become quite a symbol of whole Denmark, because most of the people use it every single day. So be careful and stay cool!

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Another great tip – don’t forget to buy famouse Copenhagen Card. It will help you with cheaper sightseeing! More than 70 museums and parks – all in one card – unlimited. If you wan to to see and to feel the real culture of Denmark we recommend to visit The Workers Museum in Copenhagen. And what’s that about? Well, you will be able to explore homes and shops of the 20th century. Travellers, who have already visited Copenhagen, are saying that you can feel where like in fairy-tale. Especially, if you are Hans Christian Andersen fan! In Copenhagen you can find his study and hear some intriguing stories about his life and pieces and works. Or… maybe you consider yourself a fan of operas & theatres? You can easily find really cheap standing tickets and watch famous performances in controversial Copenhagen Opera Hause.

Copenhagen is also a perfect city to go to if you are travelling with small kids. Denmark suggests free activities for families. Where you can find LEGOLAND and some great inspirational buildings. Or just go for a walk in streets, because most of the streets in Copenhagen are so colourful and giving good energy for every tourist.

Food. Where shall we go? What shall we order?

In Copenhagen you can find a lot of cosy places to eat or to drink coffee and spend time. Most of the places have really unique and stylish design. Some places are even called 2in1 – restaurants and painting studio combination, or cafe and also tattoo studio. How cool is that, huh? Anyway, always try to ask locals where they go and eat, this is the easiest way to find a local great place, not crowded with tourists.

Also, we really recommend to visit and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables in local markets. Those markets offer you everything from smoked fish, cheese or bread and salad. Just give yourself time and try to taste local food. In Copenhagen where are a lot of beautiful parks where everyone can arrange a picnic. Easy as that!

5 top dishes to eat in Copenhagen: Open-Faced Sandwiches called Smørrebrød, trendy Organic Hotdogs, Linguini with clams, Raspberry Bars called Hindbærsnitter and fresh and hipster New Nordic Cuisine.

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Things you need to know before going to Copenhagen

Nowadays it’s almost impossible to find a restaurant which is open over 10 p.m. Because most of the people are eating dinner around 6pm. Copenhagen is a very green city so you need to know before going to visit this city what people don’t like to use cars they prefer bikes. They also don’t like to use a metro. They even joking what there are no reasons to disappear underground. Local people are super friendly for all tourists. If you lost your way or need some advice, they will help you easily and will smile to you all the time.

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St. John‘s Festival – where miracles happen

Have you ever heard about St. Johns’ festival? For your interest, it is also known as Midsummer Festival. There is no doubt – once in a lifetime, you must experience it! Baltic Tours team is more than sure that you will enjoy this magnificent event. To be honest, loads of our travellers are coming back for this festival again and again! IT’S INTRIGUING, isn’t it? Continue reading!

St. John‘s Festival

St. John‘s Festival

Who Celebrates?

The day of St. John’s or, also known as Midsummer Day, is one of the oldest and most joyful festival, which is more than widely popular among European countries including Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Scandinavian nations, Finland and some other countries. Immerse yourself into spectacular traditional summer festival!

St. John‘s Festival

St. John‘s Festival

When?

St. John’s day is being celebrated on the 24th of June. The festival has such a special and an extremely important meaning for people. This night is kept as the shortest night of the year, so that means that after that night, the day time is getting shorter and shorter. Also, during this night people believe nature to have magic powers. What is more, St. John’s day is an official day-off in most of the countries mentioned. So many reasons for people to celebrate this terrific day, so everyone start it on the eve of the 23rd.

Why is it so special?

This Midsummer Festival connects all the people, who believe, that this shortest night of the year is as special, as the four elements – water, fire, earth and air! During this night, the air smells like freshly cut grass and bonfire smoke! Sounds spooky and mythical, right? From the pagan times till nowadays, this eve is transfused of culture and traditions, full of spells and magical atmosphere.

St. John‘s Festival

St. John‘s Festival

The most remarkable symbols of this St. John’s Festival are a big bonfire and the Fern Blossom. It would be a shame not to mention all revels and fun activities that make this summer night unforgettable. The traditions remaining the pagan times include singing folk songs and dancing until the sun set, telling tales, searching for the magic fern blossom at midnight, jumping over bonfires, greeting the rising midsummer’s sun and washing the face with a morning dew… Young girls float flower wreaths on the water of the river or lake. Just try to imagine this for a moment, can it be more charming?

What about the blossom?

Story tells that the fern shows its blossom only on this miraculous night, and those who will find it – will be lucky all their life! Maybe, you should try to find your own luck? Hit the road and visit magical Baltics, Fabulous Scandinavia, Poland and Russia! Midsummer festival is about to blow your mind away, so get ready to fill your luggage with unforgettable memories!

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National parks of Estonia

Are you ready to explore National Parks of Estonia?

There is no doubt that visiting at least one of Estonia’s national parks should belong to every visitors “must see” list. As you may have already known, Estonia is truly famous of its magnificent nature. Even if it is a small country, where are loads of parks and natural monuments to see and enjoy. Especially if you are tired of strolling around cities and you want to enjoy nature and wilderness calmly. Baltic Tours team has some great and tempting recommendations and suggestions for your future trip. So just grab your luggage and prepare to explore a beauty of one of the Baltic StatesEstonia!

National parks of Estonia

National parks of Estonia

Still thinking which park to choose?

It is hard to say which park is better and more worth to see… It’s a fact – all parks have spectacular places to visit. So if you have a chance, take a few more days off and visit as much as you possibly can. But if you want to visit most popular and more famous – these are the special advices for you.

Lahemaa National Park is known for its natural sights and cultural landscape. In order to make it easier for people to get around and get to know the national park, there are both hiking and study trails. Let’s continue! Would you like to see some wild animals? Silma nature reserve is a key nesting site for aquatic birds and an important resting place for migratory birds. Have you ever known that one of the best places to see bird destinations is in Estonia? Matsalu National Park covering over 400km² of land and coast, Matsalu is a first and foremost known as one of the best Europe’s bird watching destinations. Matsalu is a rural and laid back holiday destination, where you can find hiking trails for casual and serious hikers as well as several guesthouses great for relaxing in the nature. Visitors can explore and enjoy the compelling landscape of Matsalu National Park on foot, using a bicycle or a boat. Have never been in a cave before? So you have possibility to do it in Piusa Caves Nature Reserve. The purpose of these caves were mainly geological observations. Piusa caves have evolved into a popular site for hibernating bats. It is the largest known hibernation colony in Eastern Europe. It is possible to visit the caves with a guide and via the visitor centre. And this just a few National parks we promise everyone will find place for themselves.

National parks of Estonia

National parks of Estonia

Can’t decide whether to go or not?

We strongly recommend you to explore as much as you can. An incredible Estonia’s nature will give you unforgettable experience and the best memories.

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Delve into the marvellous Palace of Rundale

Europe is famous for it‘s magnificent Baroque landmarks – the style began in the early 17th century in Rome and spread across most of Europe. One of the most outstanding architecture monuments in Latvia is the beautiful Rundale Palace. It‘s a beautiful baroque ensemble – a castle surrounded by an alluring garden – park. There are a lot of things to do when you visit this Latvian town, but you must find time to delve into the marvellous Palace of Rundale.

Biron and his wishes

In the early 18th century, a Duke Ernst Johann von Biron bought some land in Rundale, including an old medieval castle and all of its territory. The old castle was wrecked down, and a new construction began. The new castle was built following all of the Baroque trends and rules. Due to the Duke‘s fall from grace, the construction stopped, and the castle stood untouched until 1762 when the Biron returned from his banishment. The castle was finished in 1768 and decorated heavily following the duke’s wishes. The castle turned out to be a Baroque wonder – every room was decorated keeping in mind little details. Now some of the rooms are open to the public. When you visit the Rundale Palace, you can walk around the Golden Hall, the White Hall and the Main Hall. In the main housing there is the Duke‘s suite of rooms: built for the welcoming reception for guests and his private rooms, and on the West side of the house, there are the completely restored rooms of Duke‘s wife.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

Museum and its exhibitions

The museum holds quite a few permanent exhibitions – you can see the chance of styled from the Gothic to Art Nouveau styles in Latvia. Also, exhibitions are showing historical clothes of the Duke and the Dutchess. There are constantly new temporary exhibitions held that allows you to get acquainted with the Duke‘s family tree and the castle building process. The majority of exhibitions are held inside of the castle, but some of them, from time to time, have been detained in the gardener‘s house in the forest park.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

Wandering around in the park

Probably one of the most impressive things about the Rundale Palace is the garden surrounding it. The Baroque park is located on the south side of the castle. It is a French garden, that starts with beautiful alleys and turns into a forest garden. The garden used to be a hunting place of the monarchy. Some of the expositions of the museum are often held in the historical gardener‘s house. The park also contains three pools with fountains, a green theatre and an ornamental parterre. In 2005 a new Rose Garden was opened up to the public – the pleasant sweet smell lingers in the air and hypnotises you until you start wanting to move into the palace.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

Rundale palace, Latvia.

The Rundale Palace is a breathtaking place and will conquer the hearts of everyone that visits it. Beautiful baroque architecture takes you on a journey to the past lives of the Latvian aristocracy. Visiting Rundale and its beautiful palace is one of the biggest perks of taking part in the tours of Latvia.

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Lithuania tours

Imagine yourself traveling in Lithuania! Surrounded by green pure nature you can feel the spirit of traveling and sightseeing around an old and inspiring country…

Don’t stop – visit Lithuania on your holidays, because hills and forests will blow your mind, lakes and rivers will refresh your soul, seaside and astonishing dunes will make you feel unique both naturally and culturally. Tours in Lithuania are about to be majestic, because a pocket-sized destination has more than loads to offer! This is the reason to get on an inspiring Lithuania tour and find out why Lithuania tourism is so special. Remarkable castles and churches, all religions of the past and nowadays’ traditions… Doesn’t it sound like an exciting history to find out more about? Visit Lithuania, take a tour and get ready for your holidays in Lithuania, make yourself involved in great exploring trip, traveling and visiting journey.

Lithuania‘s tourism and E.E.Travel Europe will inspire you by the Curonian Spit magic, power of incredibly beautiful dunes… Visit Lithuania with group, listen to our singing birds at Vente Cape, discover the amazing Unesco heritage complex of fort-hills in Kernave. Challenge your tongue and try to pronounce bizarre Lithuanian phrases, chat with locals, taste our legendary black bread at granny‘s, have a chance to look at the unique branch of Lithuanian folk art or cross-crafting… Traveling in Lithuania feels so right… Lithuania‘s travel guides are about to become your best friends… Shall we book the group tour and tour packages for you? Visit Lithuania and enjoy sightseeing!

Unseen Lithuania

Unseen Lithuania

If you are about to book one of the Lithuania tours for your holidays, get acquainted with some main information about Lithuania here. Since you are about to explore Lithuania with a travel guide, these memorized facts will help you tripping.

Capital: Vilnius
Language: Lithuanian
Border countries: Belarus, Latvia, Russia, Poland
Population: 2,9 million
Area: 65,300 sq km
Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
Summer (DST): EEST (UTC+3)
Climate: Humid continental climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters
Currency: Euro
Government type: Unitary parliamentary republic
Country code: LTU

Gediminas Tower, Vilnius, Lithuania

Gediminas Tower, Vilnius, Lithuania

Exceptional cuisine

Midus – it is said to be the most ancient Lithuanian alcoholic beverage made from honey. It is no longer very popular in Lithuania, thus its production is quite limited.
Šaltiena – aspic or meat jelly – many savory foodstuffs are presented in gelatin molds, especially herring or horse radish.
Cepelinai – a type of dumpling made from grated and riced potatoes, usually stuffed with minced meat, although sometimes curd or mushrooms are used instead. It costs from 4 to 6 EUR per portion.
Balandėliai – little doves. It is made from cabbage leaves stuffed with a minced meat, rice and onion filling. Go ahead and try it during your Lithuania tours.
Skruzdėlynas – an anthill. It consists of individual pastries stacked on top of one another, sprinkled with poppy seeds and glazed with honey and nuts. Yummy!

 

Cepelinai, Lithuanian dish

Cepelinai, Lithuanian dish

Unique souvenirs

– Amber accessories;
– Linen clothes or home decor;
– Clothes or jewelry from Lithuanian designers like Julia Janus, LABA DIENA, tashe tashe, OKIIKO, Sakuota.
– „TuTu“ lollipops and „Naive“ or “Ruta” chocolate;
– Mushroom cookies – „grybukai“ or weird looking cake with spikes – “šakotis”. You can get it for reasonable price in “Hales turgus”.

 

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

Strange habits

– Looking into a broken mirror means beauty loss.
– It is said that unmarried girls won‘t get married for 7 years more if they sit down at the corner of a square table.
– Spitting three times over left shoulder or knocking on wood prevents bad luck.
– Getting a blemish on nose means that someone has fallen in love with you.
– Whistling indoors brings bad luck or even Devil.
– It is believed that once you light a cigarette from a candle – a sailor dies.

Watch and enjoy

Make sure you watch this one before you travel to Lithuania! Extraordinary, isn’t it?

In case in you are interested in tailor made tour packages, do not hesitate to contact us! Tours in Lithuania will be even more interesting if you help us with your special must-see and -do list! Get ready for your holidays in Lithuania – special moment are on the way!

Dictionary for beginners

english flag                               lithuania flag
Hello                             Labas
Yes                                 Taip
My name is…              Mano vardas yra…
I am from…                 Aš esu iš…
Cheers                          Į sveikatą
How much is this?    Kiek tai kainuoja?
Sorry                            Atsiprašau
Where is the toilet?   Kur yra tualetas?
Thank you                   Ačiū
Goodbye                      Viso gero

Nida, Lithuania

Nida, Lithuania

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Visit Lithuania and explore its treasures

Category : Baltic States

Lithuania

Lithuania

Pocket-sized country is proud of it’s fascinating nature, hospitable people and absolutely amazing sights. Visit Lithuania and explore its treasure trove of interesting and unexpected plot twists. Shall we start? Oh yeah! Get ready for charming journey around Lithuania.

Hill of crosses

It is an eye-popping scenery! Located 10 kilometers from Siauliai, north of Lithuania, Hill of crosses attracts more people than someone could ever imagine. Also, Hill of crosses (Kryžių Kalnas in Lithuanian) is kept as a national pilgrimage centre of Lithuania. Thousands of crosses represent Christian devotion and a memorial to Lithuanian national identity. There are actually over 200 000 crosses on this tiny hill. That is absolutely amazing. Don’t skip an opportunity and visit Lithuania, take a tour and see Hill of crosses.

Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit (Kuršių nerija in Lithuanian) is almost 100 km long, very thin and curved sand-dune spit that separates the Baltic Sea coast from the Curonian Lagoon. It is an incredibly awesome place to visit and spend your holiday with kids, family or friends. The sandy coast of Lithuania – Curonian Spit – has been picked among Lonely Planet’s top ten beaches in Europe. This is a huge WOW. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad).

Trakai

Trakai is a historic city and astounding lake resort in Lithuania. No doubt worth visiting! Take a boat ride and chill in the middle of the Galve lake or take a tour around historic Trakai Castle. The city of Trakai is located around 25 kilometers west of the capital – Vilnius. Because of its proximity to Vilnius, Trakai is quite a famous stop for travelers. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of so many different nationalities. Communities of disappearing Karaims, combative Tatars, hospitable Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles used to live there in Trakai. Let’s go and check-out this multicultural city! What are you waiting for?

Kernave

Long long time ago Kernave was a medieval capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was an extremely powerful city. Can you imagine? What a fact! Today it is popular among tourists and it is considered as a attraction and an archeological site, located 40 km from the Lithuania’s capital Vilnius. In 2004 Kernavė Archaeological Site was included into UNESCO world heritage list. Well – not without a reason, Kernave is absolutely worth visiting, so if you have spare time while visiting Lithuania – please hit the road for Kernave.

Vilnius old town

The Old Town of Vilnius – one of the biggest surviving medieval old towns in whole Northern Europe. Haven’t visited Vilnius old town yet? Well, it is about time to do it! The oldest part of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it has developed over the course of many centuries, and has been shaped by the city’s history and a constantly changing cultural influence. It is a place where some of Europe’s greatest architectural styles—gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical—stand side by side and complement each other. Visit and you won’t regret! Vilnius is absolutely compelling and whole Lithuania is just worth to see!

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