During your stay in Lithuania, IVC 2014 Conference Secretariat offers you a possibility to explore the country. There are few sights of interest that we strongly recommend to visit before you leave Lithuania:
Vilnius City Tour
Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania, situated on the banks of the rivers Neris and Vilnia, first time was mentioned in 1323 when Grand Duke Gediminas built a Castle there. The old Town of Vilnius is one of the biggest (360 ha) and oldest in Eastern Europe.
The magic atmosphere, the magnificent splendid architectural blend of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism styles makes this wonderful city to explore. In 1994 Vilnius Od Town was included into UNESCO heritage register.
Nowadays Vilnius is a modern European city, a political, economical, cultural, educational, and trade centre of the Republic of Lithuania. It is also the largest city in the country with a population of about 550 000.
- 10:20 (English only)
- 13:20 (Russian only)
- 15:30 (English only)
Price: 22 Eur/ person
Tour to Trakai
Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. The historical part of the town conserved the ruins of Peninsula Castle, the authentic heritage of small ethnic group Karaites and of course the top must see site – the famous insular Castle on the lake, the original gothic style architectural monument from the end of the XIV century, a historical Museum of Trakai nowadays.
The tour includes a visit to Trakai Castle. After the visit you will have some free time to enjoy the beauty of the nature, eat local food and have a short break before going back to Vilnius.
Tour starts every day at: 11:00 o’clock from Vilnius Cathedral Square
- Transportation to Trakai town from Vilnius and back
- Profesional English or Russian-speaking guide services
- Entrance fee to Trakai Castle Museum
- 1 h free time in Trakai town
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 32 Eur/ person
Registration in advance is highly recommended.
You can register for the excursions at the Hospitality Desk which will be located at IVC 2014 Conference venue next to the Registration Desk.