Reasons to come to Lithuania
Come to Lithuania and feel it‘s green. Here, as far as your eye can see, there are a lot of meadows and waves of green hills. Hear how the earth is drowning in the singing of birds. Five national parks invite you to visit them. Go through the fragrant woods, stop by the monuments - castles, ancient burial mounds, churches, crosses.
Lithuania opens its eyes with hundreds of blue lakes. This country invites you to trek along the rivers and lakes, offers to pamper resorts. You can hear the Baltic Sea; you can fell pat sands, flowing gently through the fingers. You can get some amber beads and take it home as a piece of Lithuania.
The arts and the history of Lithuania. Theaters, exhibitions, concerts, festivals are awaiting you. You can listen to world-renowned classical music; you can see the power of theater performances, or enjoy the highest level of contemporary art.
Looking for the right venue for a conference, seminar or meeting? Choose Lithuania! A lot of experienced travel agencies will help you to find a conference room and make sure the events will run smoothly. Choose, create, rest, and rejuvenate in Lithuania!
Taste some Lithuania. Take a bite of black bread, feel the flavor of golden rye. Take some honey, slice of white cheese and give thanks to the bee flying in the meadow. Drink some Lithuanian kvass, and smile - you are in Lithuania.
Places to visit.
Although Lithuania is a relatively small country, you will be surprised there are a lot of places to see and to visit.
To get acquainted with the country you can choose different routes - just visiting UNESCO or national heritage or travel in different ethnographic regions with interest of pursuing their dialect, lifestyle, behavioral terms and sampling authentic cuisine.
No less interesting are the tours to the major cities of the country. In the big ones fuss over, in smaller ones the time seems to go much slower. Get some exercise: visit the valuable cultural and architectural monuments, museums, parks, take a walk and admire nature, lakes and rivers.
To get acquainted with Lithuania is visiting national parks - state-owned areas whith protected landscapes, unique settlements, cultural properties. There are five national parks in Lithuania – Aukstaitija, Zemaitija, Trakai historical, Dzukija and Kursiu Nerija. And they all are very different.
All those who do not like quiet or leisure traveling, will also find what to do in our country: kayaking Lithuania torrential rivers, biking tour the country, taking a look around while flying gliders or paragliding whit hot air balloon.
Or maybe you are about to escape from the city? Then choose the rest of rural tourism farmsteads and be sure to try the hot tub under the open sky. This is an entertainment with no fear of freezing splash, even when the largest cold is pressing (just think about romance, when the sky is dotted with stars!).
Before coming to Lithuania, check whether you need a visa and where you can get it. People of 78 nationalities can enter Lithuania without a visa, but of some countries - only owners of diplomatic, service, biometric or special passports. Diplomatic missions and consular offices of Lithuania can issue Schengen or national visa to nationals of other countries.
Once you are in this country, buy LTL (Lithuanian official currency) in any bank. You will be able to pay using LTL in all retail and service equipment, though most of them also accept debit and credit cards.
From 02-02-2002 LTL is pegged to the Euro. The ratio of two currencies is 3.4528 LTL per 1 EUR. This should continue till 2014, after then it is planned to settle EUR as the main currency in Lithuania.
Before going to Lithuania You should learn some basic phrases in Lithuanian, and do not forget other important information - how fast it is allowed to drive cars, where to find the addresses and routes, how to call a reliable taxi or where to go for help, if necessary, or how to obtain the necessary information.
Planning a trip to Lithuania
You can reach our country by air, by land, or by sea. It is advised not only to stay in the most visited or biggest cities (Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda or Palanga), but travel around the country too.
You will find the roads in Lithuania are really good, also, traveling by train or bus you can reach any place in this country. Upon reaching it, it is quite simple to find out where to have a comfortable night's sleep and delicious breakfast too.
If you travel around the country by car, stop to have some rest in rest areas equipped near highways, national and regional roads - some of them are very spectacular.
Not far from roads there are a lot of caterers and gas stations - the network of this equipment will benefit when you will work up an appetite or run out of something.
On Your trip by car you should pay attention what is the maximum speed allowed and do not exceed it: there are a lot of speed cameras constantly watching the traffic, and too fast drivers have to pay fines of up strong.
When visiting Lithuanian ethnographic regions - Aukstaitija, Suvalkija Zemaitijas and Dzukija - be sure to try some traditional dishes and drinks, such as dumplings with meat, zeppelins, apple or berry wine, beer or kvass.
All services you may need during your traveling in Lithuania (accommodation, hotels, catering, cafes, transport, taxi, leisure activities, a variety of entertainment and attractions) can be found on http://www.hotels-lithuania.net/
You should also visit the official website of the Department of Home http://www.tourism.lt/en/ to find some more tips.