Weekend break in Kaunas

Second largest Lithuanian city – Kaunas is a great place for your weekend break. First of all Kaunas is attractive for culture and arts lovers. Lithuanian symbolist painter and composer M. K. Ciurlionis museum is a must for any visitor of Kaunas but there is abundant choice of the museums in the city. Devil’s Museum, War Museum 9th Fort Museum to mention just a few. Pazaislis monastery in the suburbs of Kaunas – one of the best Northern Baroque masterpieces in Lithuania.

Heart of Kaunas is Laisves aleja (Liberty boulevard) – the longest pedestrian street in East Europe and the oldest in former Soviet Union. You can stroll along the street and wonder looking at modernist architecture buildings that were constructed when Kaunas was interim capital of Lithuania. Kaunas was awarded European Heritage Label by European Commission as city with best preserved modernist architecture built in 1919-1940.

More active travelers can rent a bike with service provided by the city, rent kayak, take tour on a boat, enjoy walking in Zaliakalnis park or climb Aleksotas hill.

Detail information on Kaunas tourism is available on Kaunas Tourist Office website.

Kaunas Karmelava airport is served by Ryanair and Wizzair so look at the flights and pick the most convenient for you.

Day 1: Arrival to Kaunas. Accommodation in a hotel of your choice. An afternoon tour of Kaunas.

Day 2: Morning trip to Pazaislis monastery Lithuanian Open Air Museum in Rumsiskes, afternoon free.

Day 3: Departure.

Optional Extension:

Day 3: Free day in Kaunas or sightseeing tour to 9th fort.

Day 4: Departure

 

Day 1: Arrival to Kaunas. Private transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon walking city tour shows off the center and Old Town of Kaunas with its main historical and architectural monuments including the Old Town of Kaunas with St. George's Church, Kaunas Castle built at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers, the courtyard of the Theological seminary, the Town Hall Square surrounded by former 16th - 18th century merchants’ dwelling houses and baroque churches - the Jesuit Church and the Cathedral, the Church of Vytautas dating back to the 14th century and the Perkunas (Thunder) House (no visits inside) and other sights.

Day 2: Morning tour to Pazaislis monastery, founded in 1662, one of the best Northern Baroque architecture masterpieces in Lithuania.

Free afternoon to explore Kaunas at your own pace. Don’t forget to see great panoramas of Kaunas from Aleksotas Hill and the Christ Resurrection Church. Both places you can reach by funiculars operating since thirties of the twentieth century.

Day 3: Private transfer to the airport.

Optional trip to Lithuanian Open Air Museum in Rumsiskes

 

Optional Extension

Day 3: A day to explore the town independently: explore numerous museums of Kaunas, get acquainted with modernist architecture of interwar Kaunas.

Day 4: Private transfer to the airport.