As the first Soviet republic to declare its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, this slice of fairy-tale Europe – replete with medieval castles and primeval forests – is just begging to be explored

Once the largest empire on the European continent, Lithuania’s history reads at time like a Game of Thrones episode and presents much for those looking to discover a new side of Europe. With architectural splendours spanning the gothic to renaissance to baroque to bohemian, a hearty national cuisine, and – would you believe it – a stunning stretch of sand dune coast, Lithuania bewitches all those who visit. 

Our Lithuania trips

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Trips on or before 31 December 2022

If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

It's customary when dining in restaurants to round the bill up to the nearest euros.

Internet access in Lithuania is excellent. Free wireless zones, as well as internet cafes, can be found all over the country.

Lithuania has excellent mobile phone coverage. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone.

Latvia has western-style flushable toilets. Keep loose change handy to pay for public toilets.

Coffee = 1.50 EUR
Domestic beer = 1.75 EUR
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant = 4.35 EUR
Meal at a mid-range restaurant = 20 - 25 EUR

Yes, tap water is considered safe to drink.

Yes, credit cards are widely accepted.

There’s good access to ATMs in nearly all towns and cities.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 16 Feb Independence Day
  • 11 Mar Independence Restoration Day
  • 16 Apr Easter Sunday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday 
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 7 May Mother's Day
  • 4 Jun Father's Day
  • 24 Jun St John's Day
  • 6 Jul Statehood Day (King Mindaugas' Day)
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 24 Dec Christmas Eve
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Lithuania go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/lithuania/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Lithuania Vilnius old town cityscape

How we're giving back

In Lithuania, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travellers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.