Discover Lithuania

Recommended dates: From April to October

mapabaltic_statesDay 1: Thursday. Arrival in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
On arrival a representative of Music Contact International will meet you at the airport. 
Transfer and accommodation at the Hotel.

Lithuania is a new member state of the European Union and a Cultural Heritage Site since 1994. The capital Vilnius shows a remarkable cultural diversity forged through centuries of constant occupations by foreign invaders.  The medieval streets of the its historic center has a vast selection of stunning Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical buildings . Certainly a country worth visiting for its great cultural and artistic heritage and the kindness of its people.

Day 2: Friday - Vilnius
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning will be dedicated to exploring this ancient city starting with a guided tour of Vilnius, taking in the Cathedral, the Main Square, the Presidential Palace Square, Vilnius University, The Gothic Quarter  -with the churches of Saint Ana and Saint Bernardino-  the old Jewish quarter, the Town Hall Square and the Gates of Dawn. In the afternoon, free time for personal activities. In the vening, sing with your choir in one of venues of the historic city center. Return to the Hotel after the concert. 

Day 3: Saturday, Vilnius - Trakai - Vilnius (60 km)
Breakfast. Departure on a private tour to Trakai, the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Trakai is an idyllic town, surrounded by three lakes and an imposing XV century castle in the middle of a lake. It is also known because it has one of vilnius2 the largest resident Karaite Jewish minorities. Return to Vilnius. In the afternoon, prepare at the Hotel for the evening Concert. Sing during the Friendship Concert with a local host choir in one of the beautiful churches or concert halls in the city. Each choir will present a brief repertoire of their choice. After the concert there will be an informal reception in a friendly atmosphere.  A great opportunity to share musical experiences with other choirs and make new friends. Return to the hotel after the reception.

Day 4: Sunday, VILNIUS
Breakfast. On request, you will have the chance to accompany a mass service in a local church on Sunday. Transfer to Vilnius airport for your flight back home.

Note: This itinerary is a sample of a choral trip to one of the Baltic states. A detailed visit of all Baltic countries combined with visits and concerts in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can trakai
be arranged on request.

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