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Klaipeda: Evening Guided Tour by Wooden Canoe

1. Klaipeda: Evening Guided Tour by Wooden Canoe

This late evening visit will give you a great opportunity to admire the beauty of illuminated buildings and embankments in the quiet atmosphere of a Dane river! We shall explore embankments of the oldest city in Lithuania paddling a canoe lighten by a real torch. We will begin with a briefing, introduction to canoe paddling and will practice some basic canoe strokes. Led by a guide you will paddle towards the Old Town of Klaipeda, exploring the old embankments, mid-century Memel fortifications and finally the old town with its Prussian architecture.

Handcrafted Canoe Tour of Klaipeda

2. Handcrafted Canoe Tour of Klaipeda

You will be collected from the cruise terminal Klaipeda. A quick transfer to the upper reaches of Dane River and you will be ready to paddle. You will begin with a briefing, introduction to canoe paddling and you'll practice some basic canoe strokes. Led by a guide you will paddle towards the Old Town of Klaipeda, exploring the old embankments, mid-century Memel fortifications and finally the Old Town with its Prussian architecture. This is a short, guided tour, so you'll be informed about a lot of interesting facts about the history of this almost 800-year-old town, and of course, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of you paddling this stylish cedar strip canoe.

Full Day Klaipeda & The Curonian Split Shore Excursion

3. Full Day Klaipeda & The Curonian Split Shore Excursion

You will meet your professional guide and driver who will whisk you away to the Curonian Spit – a 98-km-long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Famous for its massive dunes and ‘dancing trees’ the spit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, and its northern portion is within southwestern Lithuania. Visit Juodkrantė, a quiet seaside resort and the second-largest settlement on Lithuania's part of the spit. Explore the Hill of Witches - a sculpture park that has more than 70 wooden figures, most of which are based on the country’s legends and folk tales. Next, discover Nida, the ‘Lithuanian Sahara’, noted for its magnificent 50-60 meter high sand dunes. Nida is an upmarket holiday resort that boasts beautiful beaches and interesting attractions, such as the fisherman's ethnographic museum, gallery-museum of amber, and a German Protestant (Evangelische) Brick Gothic church. See where German written Thomas Mann built his summer house – now a museum to his life - before enjoying some free time to further explore the area or eat lunch in one of the nearby cafes. After lunch, your bus will take you back to Klaipeda port, where you can reboard your ship, or take some time to visit Klaipėda's beautiful Old Town, only a few minutes away. Inspired by German and Scandinavian architecture, discover a planned street structure that cannot be found anywhere else in the country!

From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

4. From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

Catch the ferry from Smiltyne in Klaipeda and cruise to the sand dunes of the Curonian Spit. Stop en route at the seaside village of Juodkrantė, known for its handsome villas, and explore one of the oldest settlements of the national park (Kuršių Nerija National Park) to soak up its tranquil vibe. Continue to one of the most beautiful sand dunes to marvel at about 80 oak sculptures that form a huge ensemble of witches, demons, dragons and other fairytale characters. Stand in the footsteps of Thomas Mann at the village where he spent his summers and admire the architecture and ancient fishing boats of Nida before going to the natural sundial of the Parnidis sand dune Get stunning views from the observation deck and learn more at the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. Visit the Amber Museum-Gallery in an old fisherman's house to see all 434 of the original-size wooden amulets dating back to the Stone Ages.

Day Tour: Curonian spit (Neringa) from Klaipeda DFDS

5. Day Tour: Curonian spit (Neringa) from Klaipeda DFDS

The Curonian Spit is 99-kilometer sand-dune spit that runs between Lithuania and Russia, separating the Baltic Sea from a lagoon. Embark on a daylong adventure to explore the highlights of the national park on this private tour. See sand dunes, visit the Russian-Lithuanian border, take in the natural landscapes, and more over the course of the day. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Curonian Spit Learn about ethnic Curonians and their fishing culture. Stay connected on the journey with onboard Wi-Fi. A private tour means a personalized experience. Plan: 1. 9.20 Start in Klaipeda from DFDS terminal 2. Ferry to Curionian Spit. 3. Amber bay. 4. Hill of Witches. 5. Cormoran colony. 6. The dead dunes. 7. Russian/Lithuanian border. 8. Nida dunes. 9. Sun Clock. 10. Dinner with local smoked fish at "Tik pas Joną". 11. Boat trip in Lagoon 12. Promenade of Nida. 13. Evangelical lutharen Church just go true. 14. Thomas Mann museum. 15. Nida beach. 16. Back to Klaipeda. 17. Klaipeda overview. 19. 18.00 DFDS terminal

Riga Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Klaipeda

6. Riga Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Klaipeda

Lux Express provides great transport links to and from Riga Airport to Klaipeda Bus Station. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat. All our buses are allowed bike and have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Staying connected with your friends with free WiFi and power supply in every seat. Moreover, pets are allowed as long as they are in boxes or cages of appropriate sizes and that do not bother other passengers. Blind and deaf people can travel with their guide dogs.

Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

7. Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

A unique combination of wind, water and sand has been shaping this narrow strip of land since the beginning of time. Today it is known as the Curonian Spit and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is plenty to see here: the migrating dunes, the wildlife, the old fishermen villages and,  last but not the least, the Pervalka Lighthouse. The combination of the spectacular nature, cultural and historical heritage and a truly unforgettable cedar canoe paddling experience makes this tour one of a kind. You will begin with a picturesque ferry transfer to the Curonian Spit. You will travel from Klaipeda to the village of Pervalka, passing Juodkrante with its peaceful embankments. After a short briefing, you will proceed to Pervalka Lighthouse. You will paddle along the shore, enjoying picturesque views of the dunes, the Curonian Lagoon and of course, the main landmark of this trip, the Pervalka Lighthouse. After a short photo opportunity at the lighthouse (no need to risk your own equipment, your guide will take pictures with his camera and a drone) you will paddle towards the dunes. Here you will sit back, have a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the view. On your way back you will make two stops, first, at the famous heron and cormorant colony, one of the largest colonies of these birds in Europe, second, in Juodkrante village (formerly known as Schwarzort).

Lithuania/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

8. Lithuania/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Lithuania hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Lithuania and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City. Carriers to use in Lithuania: Omnitel, BITĖ Lietuva, and Tele2

Guided Birdwatching Canoe Tour of Cape Vente Lithuania

9. Guided Birdwatching Canoe Tour of Cape Vente Lithuania

The shallow waters of the Curonian Lagoon share the confluence of the Nemunas and the Minija Rivers, a shelter for millions of birds that migrate through these territories every season. On this trip, you will visit the hard to reach spots that are only accessible by canoe. Thus, paddlers will admire the beauty and grace of the resting birds and undoubtedly the most spectacular panorama of the Nemunas River delta. The adventure begins in the small fisherman's village Minge, located at the very end of the Minija River. You will start with a briefing, and an introduction to canoe paddling and you'll also practice some basic canoe strokes in the local marina. Then, you will paddle to the first stop for approximately forty minutes. After a short coffee break with snacks, you will be ready to enter the shallow waters of the Curonian Lagoon. The local feathered inhabitants will probably be aware of your arrival long before you will see them, so get ready to bog down into bulrush and water lilies. Depending on the season, you may see red-necked grebe, bittern, white-tailed eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, cormorants, swans and many more. There are 170 different species of birds here in total, and if you are lucky enough, you might see the most gracious of them all. You will also get some pictures taken from a drone. On our way back, depending on the tide and the weather, we will visit the Uostadvaris Lighthouse built in 1876 or/and the Cape Vente ornithological station with its modern exhibition and a great observation tower.

Private Klaipeda Shore Excursion: Old Town & Amber Queen

10. Private Klaipeda Shore Excursion: Old Town & Amber Queen

Welcome aboard our Klaipėda City Tour, specifically designed for cruise ship passengers! We pick you up right at the Klaipėda Cruise Ship Terminal and take you on a journey through the charming city. At the end of the tour, you can either stay in town to explore further on your own or we can accompany you back to the terminal. The private walking tour begins at the Klaipėda Cruise Ship Terminal, near the touching Childhood Dream sculpture, which bids farewells and greetings to ships. Take a moment to appreciate the marina before we proceed to the Theatre Square, the bustling 'heart' of Klaipėda city. This square is not only a hub for cultural events but also home to the enchanting Ann from Tharau sculpture. Here, our guide will provide fascinating insights about Klaipėda's old town, architecture, and history. Next, discover the impressive sculptures that pepper the old town. Meet the Cat with Gentleman’s Face, whisper a secret wish to the Magical Mouse, encounter the Dragon on a building wall, and wave to the Chimney Sweep perched on a rooftop. At John’s Hill, learn about the city's fortification system's intriguing history. After exploring the old town, we travel to the Amber Queen Museum, a dazzling showcase of amber from all corners of the world, and rare antique amber pieces. The museum visit is optional, and the entrance fee is not included in the tour price. You may choose to continue your exploration of the old town instead. Your guide will be happy to point out recommended dining options featuring traditional Lithuanian and international cuisines in the old town. This 3-hour tour involves a considerable amount of walking, so it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties or leg pain. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Klaipėda, tailored to the pace and preferences of cruise ship passengers.

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What people are saying about Klaipeda

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

This was a super-super cool thing to do. Exciting and fun and very-very relaxing. The tranquility of the place is amazing, but even more amazing were Janis and Boris, our guides on this tour. They are extremely competent and incredibly friendly. I recommend this tour wholeheartedly to anyone who cares for nature, or wants to enjoy an untouched corner of the planet. If you are acquainted with those famous BBC productions of David Attenborough and always wanted to be in their place when he gets to watch a yellow warble, a lapwing or a majestic white-tailed eagle, this is your chance!

We loved the tour SO MUCH, it was an unforgettable experience! My husband still talks about how happy it made him and I agree in 1000%! The tour was super interesting, the Canoes were beautifully crafted and the vibe of Klaipeda at night is something different! Thank you so so much!

We saw a lot in the space of a day. The area is very beautiful and worthy of a visit. Highly recommend the Amber Museum tour (audio in English available). Witches Hill was a surprisingly fun portion of the visit - great to hike among the trees.

Really good! Our tourguide was very nice and he gave us brief stories about the history of Klaipeda. Would absolutely recommend!

nice communicative guy. great equipment and everything well organized!