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Klaipeda, Palanga and Nida
Shore Trips - Klaipeda, Palanga and Nida


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port in Klaipeda
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Ferry from Klaipeda to Smiltyne
  • Included Interior Visits - Amber Museum, Thomas Mann Cottage
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Tour Number:
LKLAI-03


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2 People - $388 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $322 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $250 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $208 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $180 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $160 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $160 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Amber Museum, Culture, Gardens, Nature, Driving Tour
Length: 8 Hours
Walking: Difficult
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Klaipeda Shore Excursion - This full day excursion gives you the chance to see the best sights in the region including Palanga's Amber Museum, the resort town of Nida and a driving tour of Klaipeda.

Lithuania is known as the "Land of Amber" because the Baltic sea scatters amber along the country's beautiful shoreline. Palanga became a summer resort in the 19th century because of its sandy beaches, pine forests and mild climate. When you arrive in Palanga you stop at a beautiful park where you enjoy a walk to the city's famous Amber Museum which is housed in the 19th century palace of the noble Tyszkiewicz family. You also enjoy the palace's popular botanical gardens. After visiting the museum and gardens you stroll to one of the popular beaches where you enjoy a short amount of time to see if you can find a piece of Amber yourself.

Following your visit to Palanga you drive back to Klaipeda where you enjoy a driving tour. Klaipeda in general is a large industrial port city. For many centuries the city was ruled by German speaking authorities. During WWII the city was used as a German submarine port and ultimately the city was almost completely destroyed. Your tour focuses on an old German part of the town which has been restored to its former glory.

You stop in Klaipeda where you have the chance to enjoy lunch on your own before starting your afternoon excursion to Nida.

The Curonian Spit is a 60 mile long sandbank which stretches from the Sambian Peninsula in Russia to Klaipeda, Lithuania. The Spit is home to the highest sand dunes in Europe and in the year 2000 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On one side of the dunes is the Baltic Sea and on the other side the Kursiu Lagoon.

To fully appreciate the journey you will start by taking a ferry from Klaipeda to Smiltyne. From here you meet your vehicle and drive to the city of Neringa and the resort of Nida, which is near the Russian border. During the journey you will see lagoons, the famous sand dunes and small fishing villages.

In Nida you have the chance to see a typical cottage as you visit the Summer Cottage of Thomas Mann. Thomas Mann was a German novelist and essayist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 for his epic Buddenbrooks. He is also well known for his novel Death in Venice.

You return to the ship in Klaipeda later this afternoon.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Klaipeda tours and Klaipeda Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Klaipeda tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet guide and drive to Palanga - 30 Minutes
  • Park walk to Amber Museum - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Amber Museum and Botanical Gardens - 45 Minutes
  • Short visit to the seashore - 25 Minutes
  • Drive to Klaipeda- 30 Minutes
  • Driving Tour of Klaipeda - 1 Hour
  • Free time for Lunch - 1 Hour
  • Drive / Ferry to Nida - 1.5 Hours
  • Visit Thomas Mann Cottage - 30 Minutes
  • Return to Klaipeda- 1 Hour and 10 Minutes