Lithuania, the first of the Republics to declare its independence from the Soviet Union has a long and proud history. Its empire once extended from the Baltic's to the Black Sea. The hospitable Lithuanians look forward to welcoming you to their fascinating country. Lithuania's capital, Vilnius is one of Europe's most historic cities. Visit Gediminos Hill and Castle, St. Anne's Church and the church of Peter and Paul. Outside the capital visit, Kaunas, the country's second largest city and university town, Trakai, former capital with a castle built on an island surrounded by Lake Galve, the Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, The spa resort town of Druskininkai, and the extraordinary Curonian Spit, a coastal-length sandbar, close to the port city of Klaipeda. The beach resorts of Palanga and Neringa are worth visiting as well. Continental Journeys offers many escorted and independent tours to Lithuania and all the Baltic states. We can customize any independent tour and create a tour to your desired wishes.