I was thinking about spending 10/12 days in Lithuania. Starting in Vilnius and moving round a few cities/towns. How safe would this be alone and what level of language would I need? I've heard a lot of Polish is spoken in Vilnius. I speak a basic level of Polish and understand a lot more spoken. I'm English, but I'm thinking English and a smattering of Polish wouldn't be enough in smaller places? Thanks for any help :) Carly
We will be driving from Palanga to Vilnius via Siauliai in May. From Siauliai we plan to go via Jurbarkas toward Kaunas along the river route. Can anyone recommend a nice place to stay one night between Siauliai and Jurbarkas?
Hi fellow VirtualTourist,
We would like to ask for your help in planning our trip to both Latvia and Lithuania. We would like to create some itinerary with your input so that we can visit and see those things that you feel best represents the country. We posted something earlier but now have a more definite idea of dates.
We have about 10 usable days between July 4 and July 15 to explore both places. If you feel that it is not enough time for both pls. say so. Our first choice then would be Latvia. My wife’s family hails from Riga.
We would leave from Lausanne/Geneva, Switzerland on July 3. We have to be in Warsaw, Poland on July 15.
In addition to in location itineraries we would appreciate your opinions on the best way to get from Latvia to Lithuania. Best by train, bus or air. If by air which airline, if bus which bus company. Also, best way to get to Warsaw from Lithuania. Of prime importance for us is to visit Vilnius as part of any itinerary.
We would also welcome thoughts on accommodations possibly for use as our base and accessible to transportation.
We are both curious of people, place and culture. My wife (58yo) is a 5th grade science teacher and I am somewhat retired (66yo) and “always exploring” interesting things. We are in good health and 2 summers ago spent fabulous 6 weeks exploring Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, and southern Poland.
Pls. don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have to help you help us.
Thank you for your time in reading this request as well as for your time in providing a thoughtful response.
Jack and Robin
Is there a sporting club chains in Lithuania which you can trust. Also were to buy sporting goods?
We'll be in Lithuania for a week, starting on September 27th. It's our first time there.
Is it worth renting a car and driving up to the coast at this time of the year?
Any recommendations and opinions regarding renting a car for a part of this trip (preferably convincing and well-explained opinions...) will be very much appreciated... Should we rent one? For how long (considering we do want to spend a few days in Vilnius and Trakai)? If we do rent a car - where should we go? (we're interested especially in nature and photography, less in history/religion).
I am looking to book a ticket to Vilnius in April but I will be arriving around 10:30 p.m. and was wondering if I would still be able to catch a bus, taxi, or train to the hostel that I've booked?
I will arrive to Vilnius bus station (abuot at 4 pm/16:00). Next I have to get Druskininkai town. Is it possible to continue trip from Vilnius bus station? Is the railway station in the same place?
If there are trains to Druskininkai, are they old soviet trains or new manufactured by PESA?
Where can i see timetable?
I'm going on a trip to Lithuania and going to be buying gifts and such there. How much money should i bring?
Hi, we are going to visit Kleipeda with a ship for one day and would like to visit the Curonian Split. We do not want to go by an organized bus tours with 50 other (mostly bored :-( ) other peoples. Does anyone know a guide who can drive us around in his car,show us the beautiful landscape and special places.
Every good idea is welcomed.
Thanks and all the best
I have a friend whose family was from Birzia, Kovno, Lithuania around 1890. They lived in the Estates of Ostrov.. Astravas. I'd love to find info/photos of this place. Maybe info about borders moving as well.
(just an avid genealogical researcher)
I have looked at grocery store ads to see if I can purchase body lotion and shampoo there. I am traveling to Lithuania and I don't want to check my luggage. I want to buy my toiletries when I arrive. I'm from the U.S. and usually buy these things from the grocery store or drugstore, not at a fancy department store. For example, I use Oil of Olay face lotion. Where could I purchase such items?
we are new in vilnius,want to know some place that we can buy the daily use things and computer things, home use things.
thanks for the advice
I'm trying to find a travel agency, based in the Baltics, that will help me plan an individual trip to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Any recommendations?
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Hello, my friends travellers! That's my first question on this site ;). I am a student from Poznań in Poland, currently planning to spend weekend in Vilnus. I'd like to ask you for a piece of advice in the matter of cheap place to get some sleep, for example hostel. Do you know any of them in Vilnus? Greets ;)
Next month we will travel to Lithuania, driving from Latvia. Which is the best place to change currency? Are credit cards generally accepted? I mean, in hotels, restaurants, petrol stations… not for small expenses. In case we miscalculate our expenses and stay out of litai, are euros accepted?
Thanks in advance.
I am planning on visiting some friends in Jurbarkas and am finding it difficult to find information on wheelchair accessible hotels/motels within a reasonable radius. I've looked online for Jurbarkas, Taurage and Kaunas and there may be some possibilities there. I've sent some e-mail inquiries, but they were written in English, so not sure my inquiries will be completely understood or even acknowledged. Only a few places in Kaunas even mention wheelchair on their websites. Any relevant information for someone in my situation will be greatly appreciated. I am unable to stand or walk at all, so I need to find a place with no steps and with rooms that can accommodate wheelchair user for sleeping and bathroom facilities. My plans are to fly into Vilnius and rent a car for a few days to visit the Jurbarkas area, I would prefer staying as close to Jurbarkas as possible. Any type of sleeping accommodations that could support wheelchair access would be considered. Thanks in advance for your consideration and responses.
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Do U.S. citizens need a visa for Lithuania? Thanks.
My husband and I are planning a trip to Lithuania. He went in 1984 when travel there was restricted and wants to go now to visit some of the towns previously off limits. We plan to visit Vilnius, Kaunas, Cnemaksciai, Vidukle and Druskininkai. Any info on hotels and drivers/guides would be helpful. Also does anyone have suggestions for travel from there to Belarus?
Hello, I am planning a trip to Lithuania for 10-14 days but I'm not sure how to do it. Should I stay in Vilnius the entire time and just take buses to other cities? or should I stay in Vilnius for 5 days then travel on to another city and then another? Someone please guide me! I am taking my 80 year old mother who is very healthy, but we won't be riding any bicycles so keep that in mind.
Basically i am going to be travelling between the Baltic states and want to get an idea of which way is going to be the cheapest? I figure the buses will be cheapest, but i am having trouble trying to find a decent website. These are the cities i plan on visiting:
Vilnius → Kaunas → Klaipeda → Riga → Tartu → Tallinn (in that order)
But does anyone have any suggestions or better ideas for me please? Thank you.
Does anybody knows how can I get Druskininkai from Kaunas by bus?
Thanks in advance.
I am visiting Lithuania for the first time in July, and am already doing a lot of research, trying to learn some basic Lithuanian, reading Thomas Cook's guidebook. So far I have booked my flights & accommodation and will be flying into Kaunus airport on July 5th, arriving 19.00. I have accommodation in the City Centre Hostel in the old town & believe I need to catch a local bus? Can I buy tickets from the airport, I might have have the small change to give to the driver.
I have found Yellow Tours organise walking tours at 12.00 outside the White Church, and this I plan to do on Friday. I take a train to Vilnius at 5pm on Friday 6th July, will I need to reserve a seat?
In Vilnius I also have booked hostel accommodation near to the Town Hall, the same Yellow Tours Group also organise a walking tour of Vilnius. I enjoyed the yellow tour walking tour of Tallinn 2 years ago.
I also would like to visit Trakia, as there seems to be more there to see than a castle, the old streets of 3 windowed houses & hopefully somewhere I can enjoy local Lithuanian food, can you please advise?
I have looked at Kernave as a place to visit, there are buses, but how frequent do they run (on a Saturday, Sunday)?
Can you recommend any local restaurants, the kind that Lithuanians use, traditional food and is there anywhere I might be able to hear traditional Lithuanian music, good shops to buy CDs.
Finally I need to catch a flight from Vilnius at 18.10 so I should aim to get to the airport at 16.00, as I don't know the name of the airport station I couldn't look for details on the Lithuanian railways website (I have found times for trains Kaunus to Vilnius, Vilnius to Trakia/and back.
I am travelling alone.
I´ll arrive to Vilnius (Hotel Panorama) at 11 pm in Thursday. I´ll have to take a taxi to go to my hotel. I suppose there will be but I would like to make sure.
There will be, really?
Flying into Kaunas in September and out of Tallin after 15 nights. We'd welcome any advice on what not to miss. How many nights to spend in each capital, any hotels etc. We're both over 60, very widely travelled but its the first time in these parts. We like small hotels or hostels with double rooms. Nothing posh just clean. We'd like to do some sightseeing and ideally some nice walks. We were thinking of using the bus and prebooking if possible though would like to experience at least one train.
Thanks in advance
Hi we are arriving into Klaipeda from sweden at the end of May and will be making our way to Vilnius we are towing a caravan and would welcome any suggestions of what to see on the way.After Vilnius we then go onto Latvia so again any help would be appreciated.
How would somebody describe a road Trakai – Alytaus – Lazdiai – Augustow (Poland). If do it, than via Dirvoniskes or not?
I am asking this according to wish not to repeat (by car) the road via Kaunas.
Thanks for answer.
Pleace give me an Internet links to rental of cars (mobile houses). Thanks!
We are planning a driving trip through Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in late August/early September. Are the roads well sign-posted? What are the road conditions in general? Can one get through the country speaking English and some German? Are ATMs widespread and easy to find? How developed are touristic facilities?
Any other helpful information would be greatly appreciated.
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