St Casimir fair tour in Vilnius

4-6 March 2022

Saint Casimir (Kaziukas) Fair – a huge folk festivity originated from the processions honoring St. Casimir (Kazimieras) – the Patron of Lithuania – dating back to the XVII century. Over time, the religious feast transformed into a three-day St. Casimir fair which always takes place on the first weekend of March. 
Farmers and craftsmen, both local and from neighboring countries sell their handmade products, culinary specialties, as well as unique Palm Sunday decoration – Verba. The festival spreads over Old Town of Vilnius from Gediminas Avenue to Cathedral Square, Pilies and Didžioji streets branching to Maironio street up to St Ann’s Church and reaching Užupis. There will be a lot of places for you to walk around and discover various crafts.
We invite you for an unforgettable experience of visiting festive Vilnius and making acquaintance with this long-lasting Lithuanian tradition.

Day 1:

Arrival in Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel.

Day 2:

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning walking tour of Vilnius Old Town

Afternoon visit to St. Casimir fair

Day 3:

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure

Day 1: VILNIUS
Arrival in Vilnius. Private transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: VILNIUS
Breakfast at the hotel.
A morning walking tour of Vilnius Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, highlights the main attractions of the Old Town with its endless church domes, steeples, and gloriously restored buildings. Even though some streets will be full of tents and people selling their goods, we offer you the route which will still allow you to see all the main sights. The tour begins by meeting your guide at the hotel and walking towards the Cathedral Square dominated by the Cathedral itself. From there walk towards Royal Palace, Gediminas Castle, the principal landmark of Vilnius, then via the President‘s Palace to Vilnius University. Crossing narrow Stikliu street which in the past was a Jewish center of commerce and up along the City Hall to the Gates of Dawn. The tour ends at the Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Ann‘s and Bernardine churches. From there you can merge into the crowd and enjoy the fair on your own.

Day 3: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel.


Optional:
    • Lithuanian beer tasting with snacks
    • Easter palm weaving
    • Sightseeing tour to Trakai

TOUR PRICE – 135 EUR per person – minimum 2 persons



THE PRICE FOR INDIVIDUALS INCLUDES:
    • Accommodation in a double including daily breakfast at the 3* hotel in the center of Vilnius
    • English speaking local guide as per program
    • Private car arrival transfer 
    • Entrances: Vilnius University campus
    • City taxes where applicable 

Ask for the group rates

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