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Our most recommended Vilnius County National Parks

Dzukija National Park and Grutas Park: Full-Day Tour

1. Dzukija National Park and Grutas Park: Full-Day Tour

Once you and your group have been picked up from your accommodation in Vilnius, get ready for a day filled with adventure.  From Vilnius, you will travel to Merkine, where you will head to the Three Crosses area, which acts like a gate leading to a dome and a pyramid. Spend at least a few minutes here, as it's said to have a cleansing effect. Afterwards, proceed to the dome and pyramid and after short meditation, you will continue to the Cepkeliai Marsh.  The Cepkeliai Marsh is the largest swamp in Lithuania; here you will spend some time hiking. Later, you will continue to the Grutas Park, which is an exposition of Soviet statues scattered around the park. You will have lunch either in Marcinkonys village or Grutas Park. After lunch, you will head to Liskiava Monastery Ensemble and Druskininkai resort town. In the evening, you will return to Vilnius.

Vilnius: 1-Day Bike Rental

2. Vilnius: 1-Day Bike Rental

See the highlights of Vilnius or discover hidden spots only known to locals with this easy-to-use bike rental service. Have the freedom to see the city at your own pace as your cruise along the well-maintained bike paths. Pickup your bike at the tour provider's office which is conveniently located by the Lithuanian Parliament and Cathedral Square. Let the staff adjust the high quality bike to your size and fit you with a helmet. Use the city map to make getting around the city a breeze. Pack all your valuables away in a locker before setting off on your adventure around the city. Ride along the river Neris, peddle around the Old town, and go through the bohemian Uzupis district. Admire the wooden architecture of the Snipiskes and Zverynas areas. Nature lovers can peddle around Pavilniu regional park which is only 15-20 min from the city center. Feel secure knowing that you can get assistance by contacting the tour provider. Return to the tour office to return your bike.

From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

3. From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

Start with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located Vilnius hotel and drive to the Lithuanian seaside for 4-hours. There, you will experience the haunting atmosphere in the cormorants colony, have a look at the characters of the famous Lithuanian sagas and fairy tales on the mysterious Hill of Witches and walk on beautiful moving sand dunes, probably the largest in Europe. You will also have time to explore the cultural center of Curonian Spit - Nida village. See sand dunes with rare flora, littoral forest with centuries old trees and hand planted hill pines, white sand beaches, as well as urban infrastructure, streets, embankments, the Old Town with the architecture typical of this region and the scent of freshly smoked fish will make an indelible impression on you. In the evening, drive back to Vilnius.

Vilnius to Aukstaitija National Park: Full-Day Tour

4. Vilnius to Aukstaitija National Park: Full-Day Tour

This day-long tour of Aukstaitija National Park starts in Vilnius. On your way to the park, you will stop at the geographical center of Europe.  Next, you will continue to the Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology. The museum is the first and only museum of its kind in the world, and explores the relationship of man and mankind with the cosmic world. Afterwards, you will visit Labanoras Regional Park visitors center. Lunch is suggested near the Ginuciai watermill, where you can taste Lithuanian national fish - Tench. After lunch, continue to the Museum of Ancient Beekeeping in Stripeikiai, visit Ladakalnis Hill, with a view of 5 lakes, and walk to Ginuciai hillfort. The tour will then head to Paluse village, where you can see its wooden church and visitors center.

From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

5. From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

Discover the untouched beauty of the Curonian Spit in Lithuania from Vilnius. Appreciate the view as your drive toward Klaipeda, board a small ferry, and marvel at the nature of the Curonian Spit. Scale the dead dunes of the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and admire the village of Nida. Enjoy hotel pickup in Vilnius in the morning, and begin your journey to the Curonian Spit. After a 3-hour drive, arrive at Klaipeda and board the 10-minutes ferry to the Curonian Spit. Find yourself in a completely different world, covered in pine trees and surrounded by the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon. Take a deep breath in and admire the rareness of untouched scenery. Visit the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante, climb the dead dunes, and find yourself in Nida, a small resort village, littered with original Lithuanian fishing houses. Take the option to board a small boat and tour the Curonian Lagoon, or explore the Thomas Mann summerhouse. Return back to Vilnius in the late evening.

Visaginas: Wild Nature Hiking at Gražutės Regional Park

6. Visaginas: Wild Nature Hiking at Gražutės Regional Park

A perfect tour for nature lovers wanting to get off the beaten tourist track while in Lithuania. A guided hiking tour in Gražutės Regional Park will let you fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness. Gražutės Regional Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 2 to 2.5-hours. The tour will start right from the Visaginas Railway Station, which is also a meeting point for this tour. A local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike through dense forests, along beautiful lakes and close to spongy swamps. Expect to hear about local flora and fauna, pick some edible herbs and berries along the way and possibly spot some wildlife. There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire, encouraging you to learn and take part in cooking. This is also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in open waters of a wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as you started, Visaginas Railway Station, from which you can catch a return train to Vilnius. Alternatively, you could plan for some extra time to spend in Visaginas, for example, take an excursion to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.

Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

7. Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

If visiting Lithuania, be sure to take a day out in the Aukštaitija National Park to fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness. Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1.5 to 2-hours. Once you are at the meeting point, a short 15 minute transfer will take you to a small village Puziniškis, where the tour will start. From there, a local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike. Expect to hear about edible herbs and berries, which you can pick along the trail, hear stories about the local forest and lake formation and possibly spot some wildlife. There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire. This will also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as it started, Puziniškis village. The transfer will take you back to Ignalina where you can catch a return train or bus to Vilnius. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.

From Vilnius: Druskininkai & Grutas Park Tour with Transfer

8. From Vilnius: Druskininkai & Grutas Park Tour with Transfer

Have a calm and relaxing day outside the city - take a tour to Druskininkai - the spa town of Lithuania, located in Dzukija National Park, one and a half hour drive from Vilnius. Your driving guide will take you from the hotel and Vilnius and show you all the beauty of Druskininkai. You will walk its pine-tree trails, admire the calming Druskonis lake, have a glass of mineral water directly from the Beauty spring, walk along the Nemunas river and admire the nature. Later will visit the Grutas Park, which is the park of soviet heritage in Lithuania, there you will be able to touch a little bit to the way, people used to live in soviet era. Back to Vilnius in the late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Vilnius County

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The walking tour was absolutely amazing, especially when you wish to take a break from your busy life and enjoy the wild nature. If lucky, you may also see some animals like moose, water snake, squirrel etc. The guide is nice and professional. I missed my train to Visaginas and was late for an hour and half. The guide kindly helped to postpone the tour and picked me up from the bus station (we should have met in the train station) Overall, it was a super nice experience

A fantastic journey done in winter time, full of surprises and (very) off the beaten track. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable, and listened to what we would like the most to do or see! We managed to do two hikes and saw so many different things in just one day. Highlight being the walk to the swamp and an insane statue place. A trip i very strongly recommend.

Fantastic day out! Saw a lot of rural Lithuania which was absolutely stunning. Guide couldn’t have been better, highly recommended.

We saw beautiful Lithuanian nature and many other interesting things. The trip was really worth it.

Great experience! Good bike rent in city centre,convenient and comfortable highly recommended