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Best of Klaipeda & Curonian Spit Join-in Shore Excursion
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Back in 2000, the Curonian Spit was declared one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe by UNESCO. This is what led to inclusion of this territory into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A natural wonder with dunes, Baltic seaside resorts, architecture monuments and fishermen's settlements is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
6 hrs
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Palanga Amber Museum
60 min
The Palanga Amber Museum is located in the restored 19th-century Tiškevičiai Palace and is surrounded by the beautiful Palanga Botanical Garden. The museum's collection of amber numbers about 28,000 pieces, of which about 15,000 contain inclusions of insects, spiders, or plants.
Palanga City
120 min
Palangais the main seaside resort of Lithuania. It is famous for its long sand beaches. The tourists also visit Palanga for the local mineral waters. Jonas Basanavičius Street is a pedestrian thoroughfare during the high season with little restaurants, souvenir shops and bars.
Nida Town
60 min
Nida is a largest Curonian Spit town. It is an upmarket holiday resort. Since 2001, a jazz festival has been held every year. When in Nida, you can visit the highest sand dunes in Europe, topped by a large sundial. Also there are fisherman's ethnographic museum, gallery-museum of amber and a German Protestant (Evangelische) Brick Gothic church.
Klaipeda Theater Square
120 min
One of most popular places in Klaipėda‘s old town is The Theatre Square. There is a sculpture of Ann from Tharau in the middle of the fountain at the center of the square. The monument is dedicated to Simon Dach, a German poet of Klaipeda origin. Another notable building is the Drama Theatre. Since the 18th century, the theatre has played an important role in the cultural life of Klaipėda.
Klaipeda Simon Dach Fountain
10 min
Ann from Tharaufountain fountain at the centre of the Theater square is the monument dedicated to Simon Dach, a German poet who was born in Klaipėda. He fell in love at first sight with Ann. However, she was engaged to another man. Simon Dach dedicated a poem to her, which became very popular.
Klaipeda Old Town
10 min
Klaipėda's Old Town is different from the rest of Lithuania since it has a lot of German and Scandinavian architecture. The buildings are charming; there is the planned street structure, which can't be found in any other old town in Lithuania. Its streets are geometrically configured very correctly, and the angle of intersection is always straight.
50 min
Juodkrantė (Black Shore) is a quiet seaside resort village on the Curonian Spit, located on the bank of Curovnian lagoon. It is the second largest settlement on Lithuania's part of the spit. It’s very famous for the large collection of wooden sculptures by various artists is displayed on the Hill of Witches. Most of the figures are based on Lithuanian legends or folk tales.
Curonian Spit
120 min
The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. The spit is about 1 mile wide. It is famous for its large sand dunes and "dancing trees", twisted by the wind force.
Cormorant and Herons Colony
40 min
The Curonian Spit has plenty of wildlife. The legend is that herons have nested near Juodkrantė since 17th century, but the cormorants arrived only at the beginning of 19th century. The colony consists of about 2000 pairs of the large great cormorant and about 500 pairs of grey heron. The special observation spot allows watching the life of the colony without disturbing birds. Please note there are about 50 steep steps to get to the observation spot.
Day plan
08:15 - 08:30
Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate.
08:30 - 11:30
We will start our tour on a ferry, crossing the Curonian Lagoon until we reach the Curonian Spit itself. Being a 98-km long stretch of land, it mainly consists of sandy beaches which split European continent from the Baltic Sea. Locals adore Curonian sceneries because of romantic sceneries of pine woods, which are an important part of Baltic nature. The scientists believe that Curonian Spit has been formed around 6000 years ago because of the sand accumulation in waters near the coast. Years later, fishermen have built their settlements here and in the 21st century those have become some kind of SPA resorts.
11:30 - 12:30
The next stop of the tour is Juodkrante, where the Hill of Witches is located. There, you will be able to visit the wooden statues of local heroes, including Nida - the resort of serene beauty. Nida is called the Lithuanian Sahara because of its 50-metres high dunes formed in the 19th century. Thomas Mann, a famous German writer, constructed his summer house in this region and now it is a museum dedicated to the author.
12:30 - 13:30
Break for lunch at city cafe / restaurant in Nida (self-paid)
13:30 - 14:30
Back way to the port of Klaipeda. En-route you’ll make a photo-stop in the heart of Old Town - Theatre Square with "Ann from Tharaw" fountain and drama theatre. Here you will get to know about the old town of Klaipėda, street layout features, architecture and history.
14:30 - 14:45
Return back to the ship
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour

Professional English-speaking tour guide for 6 hrs

Pick-up from port of Klaipeda by tourist-class vehicle

Round-trip by ferry to Curonian Spit

Eco fee for Curonian Spit

Guided Tour of Curonian Spit most popular sights

Drop-off at the port of Klaipeda end of the tour

not Included in tour

Meals / snacks / drinks

Tips / Gratuity

Any admissions

Important info

Due to the join-in group nature of this tour and a substantial amount of walking involved, it is NOT Suitable for :

  • Families with kids under 5
  • Persons requiring walking assistance
  • Persons using a wheelchair/scooter