Itinerary

Thu 19 Dec

Arrive mid-afternoon in Vilnius and transfer the short distance to the Grand Hotel Kempinski. This elegant 5-star hotel is located on Cathedral Square in the heart of the Old Town, with many of the city’s main tourist attractions within walking distance. Relax or take advantage of the hotel’s spa facilities before a welcome dinner that evening.

Fri 20 Dec

Join your guide for a tour of the Old Town, where sights include the stunning neo-classical Cathedral and adjacent 13th-century Bell Tower, historic Pillies Street and the Gate of Dawn, one of the city’s most important religious, historical and cultural monuments which contains the ‘Vilnius Madonna’ - an icon of the Virgin Mary said to have miraculous powers. Finish the tour with a visit to the Amber Museum-Gallery to view an array of beautiful Baltic Gold. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the performance that evening.

Sat 21 Dec

Morning excursion to Trakai, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, famous for its picturesque landscape and distinctive Turkishstyle settlements. Visit the legendary Trakai Castle and museum before lunch in a local restaurant offering impressive views of the Castle. Return to Vilnius for the optional performance or the evening at leisure.

Sun 22 Dec

The day is free for you to further explore this fascinating city or do some shopping at one of the many Christmas markets. The largest market is conveniently located in Cathedral Square, or you may prefer to escape the crowds and visit the more intimate market in Town Hall Square. Transfer to the theatre for the early evening ballet performance.

Mon 23 Dec

Spend the morning at leisure. Farewell lunch in a local restaurant before travelling to the airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

20 Dec 18.30

THE BLUE DANUBEInc

Choreography: Andrej Melanjin

Music: J. Strauss

Venue: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

21 Dec 18.30

DIE FLEDERMAUS J. Strauss£35

D: Gediminas Šeduikis

C: Julius Geniušas

Cast includes: Steponas Zonys, Viktoria Miškūnaitė, Monika Pleškytė, Laimonas Pautienius, Inesa Linaburgyte

Venue: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

22 Dec 18.00

THE NUTCRACKERInc

Choreography: Krzysztof Pastor

Music: Tchaikovsky

Venue: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

Flights

LOT Polish Airlines

19 Dec London City - Vilnius dep: 09.30 arr: 14.30

23 Dec Vilnius - London City dep: 17.00 arr: 18.00

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1725
Single room supplement £360
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £1525
Deposit required £400
Tour code VNO1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one dinner, two lunches, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, ballet and operetta synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.