Kaunas

RUMŠIŠKĖS OPEN AIR MUSEUM AND KAUNAS

Date: Tuesday 30 August; Sunday 04 September 2016
Duration: 9 h
Transport: Coach, walking
Departure: 8:30 AM, Daukantas (Presidential) square in front of Vilnius University
Cost per person: 78 Eur
Minimal number of people: This tour operates with a minimum of 12

The tour will take us to the Rumšiškės Open Air Museum, a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe having the biggest quantity of exhibits (140 buildings and over 88 000 mobile exhibits). The museum presents the way of life, work and traditions of peasants and townspeople from all Lithuanian ethnographic areas. During the tour villages, authentic farms and century-old buildings with flower gardens, crosses, wooden roofed poles and technical facilities will be shown. After tea break at the Tea Inn in the historic town area, the tour will continue to the second largest town of Lithuania – Kaunas.

In Kaunas we will visit Kaunas Castle site, the oldest St. George Church and the Bernardines Monastery, Town Hall and the most original and breath-taking Gothic residential building in Lithuania – Perkūnas House. After seeing the panoramic point that can be reached by the oldest functioning funicular in Lithuania, lunch is planned in the restaurant „55“, which is located in Laisvės Alėja – the most famous avenue of Kaunas. After lunch we will go to the Kaunas Military Museum Garden and Vytautas the Great Lithuanian War Museum. The museum displays historical artefacts pertaining to Lithuania and Kaunas from prehistoric times to the present day, including a large collection of historical weapons.

Itinerary:

  • Rumšiškės Open Air Museum
  • Tea break at the Tea Inn
  • Kaunas:
  • Kaunas Castle
  • George Church and the Bernardines Monastery
  • Town Hall Square
  • Perkūnas House
  • Lunch in the restaurant „55“
  • Kaunas Military Museum Garden
  • Vytautas the Great Lithuanian War Museum