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Palanga: 3-Hour Capital of Amber Walking Tour

1. Palanga: 3-Hour Capital of Amber Walking Tour

Palanga is a city where the days and the nights are busy full of tourists, many concerts and other entertainments. Palanga deserves its status as “the capital of summer entertainment” as one of the country's leading resorts. However, Palanga is not only interesting in the summer. Hotels and spas are open all year round with organized traditional events. (February Smelt Festival - April St George's Day - May resort festival and street music day - September "1000 tables" celebration) Explore one of the most beautiful seaside resorts starting from the Amber Museum*, which was founded in 1963. Formerly the Tiškeviciai Manor house, it contains more than 29,000 exhibited pieces. Amber Museum has one of Europe's largest collection of inclusions- the largest protected Ginara block and Solar Stone weighing 3.5kg~. Experts claim it is worth approximately 1.5 million litas. Botanical Park is one of the most beautiful and richest estate parks surrounding the Amber Museum and Birute’s forest area. This is one of the most visited places in Palanga, where vacationers stop to enjoy seasonal flowers and springing fountains. The park is also rich with sculptures. Birute’s hill is the highest dune on the beach in Palanga. J.Basanavicius street is almost 500 meters long and it ends at the shore of the Baltic Sea where you can see the Palanga Bridge. The street is as a symbol of Palanga, constantly cleaned, restored and highly treasured. There are many souvenir shops, cafes, bars, night clubs and recreational areas on Basanavicius street. At the end of this tour, visit and see the demonstration workshop of amber processing located in Amber craftsmen guild. There, you can see the amber processing technology from a simple piece of amber up to the full production of the product, which you will be able to try for yourself. You'll also be able to save on amber souvenirs.

Guided Birdwatching Canoe Tour of Cape Vente Lithuania

2. 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.

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