Earlier this year we took a trip out to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. We were on a mission to appraise the town as a fly/drive destination…..or even a destination for a rally from the UK. On this occasion we were short on time so elected to fly out with Wizz Air from London Luton. From Vilnius it is just a 15 minute drive into the centre of the city, and what a pleasant city it is. There are an array of hotels to choose from surrounding the town hall. We suggest taking a day to see the cultural sites around the town from the numerous churches and cathedrals, the University and bell tower to the artists’ quarter.

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From Vilnius we recommend a drive up to the North coast to see Klaipeda and to Nida on the beautiful island just off the coast. Alternatively take a few days complete luxury at a private resort set beside one of the many lakes just south of the town. Whichever you choose we recommend Lithuania as destination to check off the list of places you have visited.

 

For the future….

In conjunction with the Lithuanian Tourist Office in the UK, Vilnius City Municipality, Poland National Tourist Office and the Family Holiday Association we are considering running a car rally in September from London to Lithuania (Victoria to Vilnius).

The costs would be approx. £695 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room

We would look at operating the trip at the end of August

Day 1

Calais to Cologne 250 miles

Depart UK on the Eurotunnel, we cross Belgium with a suggested lunch stop before an overnight in Cologne.

Day 2

Cologne to Potsdam 330 miles

Tackle some of Germany’s Autobahns today to Potsdam, situated just south of Germany’s capital Berlin.

Day 3

Potsdam to Poznan 175 miles

Today we cross the border into Poland, we will be given a welcome reception and dinner on our arrival in Poznan.

Day 4

Poznan to Olsztyn 210 miles

Our days motoring we will be led by the local classic car club taking us on some the pretty routes to be found in this region. Once again our hosts will welcome us to their town with a party and dinner.

Day 5

Olsztyn to Vilnius

Once again we will be met by the Lithuanian classic car club and be lead for much of the days route. In Vilnius we will be given a welcome party and dinner.

Day 6

Today we will be given a sightseeing tour of Vilnius.

Day 7 – Depart for your route home

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