Tours

Explore Vilnius and Trakai during your stay in Lithuania

On the second day of the Congress, a 2 hour walking tour around Vilnius Old Town is being planned - a good option for those who want to learn more about our capital in just one evening. If you consider to stay an extra day after the event, we invite you to join a trip to Trakai, our former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where a half day excurssion with a tasting of "kibinai" is being orgnized.


Please note, that indicated prices can change or tours might be cancelled if less than a minimum group will be gathered. In case of cancellation, participants will be refunded by the Organizers. The tour to Trakai shall be booked until August 20, 2020 while filling the online registration form to the congress. If you like to cancel it, please contact the Congress Secretariat at  until August 20, 2020 by latest. Vilnius walking tour can be booked in advance while filling the online registration form to the congress or onsite during the meeting. Those who already registered to the congress shall contact the Secretariat and book a tour by email  


VILNIUS WALKING TOUR

Date: August 27, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 18:00 (approximate time)

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 25 Eur
Minimum group: 1
Meeting point: entrance of Vilnius University central building

Vilnius – the city born from the legend of Iron Wolf, famous for unique variety of architectural heritage and European capital of culture in 2009, invites you to take part in a walking tour around the Old Town of Vilnius, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Sites:

● Cathedral, the Cathedral Square ● Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas ● Grand Dukes Palace, Lower Castle ● Gediminas Tower of the Upper Castle ● Presidential Palace ● Vilnius University ● Amber Museum – Gallery ● St. Michael‘s Church ● St. Anne‘s Church and Bernardines ● Town Hall and Town ● Hall Square ● St. Casimir‘s Church ● Basilian Gates ● Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit ● St. Theresa‘s Church ● Gates of Dawn

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TRAKAI TOUR: LAKE RESORT WITH A GOTHIC INSULAR CASTLE 

Date: August 30, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 09:00
Duration: 4 hours

Price: 50 Eur (tasting of 2 "kibinai" and broth is included in the price)
Minimum group: 15 people
Meeting point: entrance of Vilnius University central building

Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. You’ll get an up-close look at Eastern Europe’s only insular castle and learn why it’s remained one of the most-visited historical sites in Lithuania. Professional local guide will also provide you with the history of Karaites—a Turkish ethnic group that is the country’s smallest minority, with fewer than 300 members living in the nation. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Vilnius in air-conditioned comfort.
Tasting of “kibinai", traditional karaites pastry is included in the price. 

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Hosted by

Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Vilnius University



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