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I'm going to Kaunas and Vilnius next week. I would really appreciate some advice on places worth visiting in these cities, or not far away from them. I'm mainly intrested in architecture (manors, castles, abandoned ones are okay too) and natural objects. Maybe there are some small charming towns worth visiting near these cities?

Hoping for some help. :)
 

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I though it would be best to create a thread with top 10 places to visit in Vilnius as from time to time someone from this forum is intrested in what to see in Vilnius. I can not give many reccomendations on Kaunas, as I don't live there. Kaunas Old Town, Castle and main pedestrian street, Laisvės aleja, could be reccomended. Link to a thread.
 

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Hi guys!
We (4 guys) are going to visit Kaunas and Vilnius next week. We'll go by hitchhiking. We have only one day for everything. So what places would you recommend to visit? Are there any places with cool views on the city? And what places would you recommend where we can taste your national dishes for not very high price or simply to have a lunch? We'll be very grateful if you show all these places on the map. Also we'll be glad for short tour (write me in a private message, please). Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi guys!
We (4 guys) are going to visit Kaunas and Vilnius next week. We'll go by hitchhiking. We have only one day for everything. So what places would you recommend to visit? Are there any places with cool views on the city? And what places would you recommend where we can taste your national dishes for not very high price or simply to have a lunch? We'll be very grateful if you show all these places on the map. Also we'll be glad for short tour (write me in a private message, please). Thanks in advance!
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If You dont have a lot of time, than - Gediminas Tower. The view from there is great. You will see the whole old city like on your hand.
Just explore the city. Also beware of the weather - at this time of the season it is really crapy.

National dishes. Complicated. In Vilnius, bars/pubs are more focused on international cuisine. Try beer with baked black bread. I guess that restaurant Stikliai (it has also a pub etc.) might offer better lithuanian cuisine but latter one is not very cheap.
Cepelinai is pop dish.
Very hard to recommend.

where to have just a lunch? There are a lot of restaurant in the old town. Average price 20-50 litas (±10-15 euro) and the food is really good.
I think that tripadvisor in this case is reliable source.
Have a good time!
 

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High there!

Think here is the best place to ask this sort of question. Maybe someone can help. I would like to know whether this hiking trail above the treetops in Anykščiai is opened. Is it?


Judging by this article, it should be opened sometime in June. If so, I'll be planning a visit in July. :)
 

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Woah! Damn that looks high! Cannot wait to go up there! Maybe there is some informative website about when it's opening? In any case, thanks for the reply. :)
I will be opened in August 7th (source with more photos). As it is kind of expensive to maintain, visitors will be required to buy tickets :bash:. But hey, it is the first of it's kind in the Baltic region :)
 

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Anykščiai is not a resort so you should not expect mega touristic attractions or crowds of tourists. However the town is nice and is trying very hard to offer various touristic attractions. You can take a walk in the town and you can climb to the tower of a church for a sightseeing. I also heard about 'Horse museum' that it's nice, but have never been there. You can also take alpin coaster


there's also a swimming pool with saunas, simple one.

 

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I will be opened in August 7th (source with more photos). As it is kind of expensive to maintain, visitors will be required to buy tickets :bash:. But hey, it is the first of it's kind in the Baltic region :)
Sorry,but it's not. Couple of years ago Japanese Tetsuo Kondo architecture bureau did very popular tree-top "A Path In The Forest" installation for summer season in Tallinn's Kadrioru Park.

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See more here: http://www.lift11.ee/installation/Path.html
 

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Sorry,but it's not. Couple of years ago Japanese Tetsuo Kondo architecture bureau did very popular tree-top "A Path In The Forest" installation for summer season in Tallinn's Kadrioru Park.

See more here: http://www.lift11.ee/installation/Path.html
Wow, a nice path there! Well, the national press said that it was the first of its kind in the region (we all know it is not always true what they say) but I guess they did because ours is much higher and larger all in all, so it might not be exactly the same thing.
 

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I didn't expect it free. :colgate: Awesome! Thanks! :) Maybe there is something more interesting to visit nearby?
Although Anykščiai is not the most happening place in the world it‘s still a pretty decent resort by Lithuanian standarts (I‘d say 3rd after Nida/Palanga and Druskininkai).
There are plenty of activities depending on what you like.
You can take a horse riding tour in Niūronys village (http://www.vilartas.lt/) or visit the etnographic horse museum (http://arkliomuziejus.lt/en/ )
In the „Dainų slėnis“ area you can rent a bike/skateboard/rollers for a pleasant ride in the forest or along the river (in one way – Niūronys village, in the other - a huge stone called „Puntukas“) (http://poilsisanyksciuose.lt/dviraciu-nuoma-anyksciuose ).
In the same area you can try a climbing adverture park, it‘s called „Dainuvos nuotykių slėnis“ (http://www.nuotykiuslenis.lt/)
Another interesting place is ~3km from Anykščiai on the way to „Puntukas“ stone and is called a labyrinth park (http://www.labirintu-parkas.lt/ )
If you are more into extreme activities, then you should try out a kart racing track (http://www.motorsportas.lt/index.php?id=10&idis=3&mp=menu49 ) and if you‘re a water lover you should check out a water park with wake boarding and the longest outdoor water slide in Lithuania!:) (http://www.wakepond.lt/)
For more relaxing experience there‘s the swimming pool with some saunas (http://www.sveikatosoaze.lt/ ) and even a luxury SPA with a 4 star hotel (http://anyksciai.spa-vilnius.lt/en/ )
There‘s still a lot I didn‘t mention, however you should definitely feel the joy of discovering Anykščiai by yourself as it is truly a lovely town
 

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3 days in Vilnius
1 Day in Trakai (Castle near Vilnius)
1 day in Kaunas (Second biggest town)
5 days in the seaside (Curonion spit + Klaipeda + Palanga)

optional: Druskininkai, wellness and sanatorium resort, has big water park, one of the world's biggest closed snow arenas for skying, soviet sculptures & stuff in Gruto park, etc.

Have fun!
 

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