INTENSIVE COURSE ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Lithuania/Lietuva April 12th-17th 2010 Supported by
the Nordic Council
SCHEDULE & INFORMATION
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDA
12.04 13.04 14.04 15.04 16. 04 Y
ARRIVING in 8 am Pusryčiai 8 am Pusryčiai 8 am Pusryčiai 8 am Pusryčiai Pusryčiai
VILNIUS (Lithuanian (Lithuanian (Lithuanian (Lithuanian breakfast)
AIRPORT breakfast) breakfast) breakfast) F
9:00 moving to ISLB 9:00 moving to ISLB 9:00 Lets go to the 9:00 Lets take the A
From the facilities facilities village of Ferry to Nida… R
airport to the Rumšiškės one of E
Central Train 9:30-13:00 Intensive 9:30-13:00 the biggest We will visit the W
station there Course: First seminar Intensive Course: ethnographic amazing Curonian spit
till the Russian border E
are direct Second seminar open museums in
trains and lot Europe L
of buses. The It will be a coffee It will be a coffee 11:00 Arriving in Nida. L
trip last 5 break in the middle break in the middle Let’s go to Kaunas, If
minutes. of the seminar. of the seminar. former capital of Visit the House of somebod
Lithuania Amber in Nida
The cost of the
trip is 2.50 Visit to the house of to stay
litas 2:30 Special Tomas Mann (optional) for
activity in a high- longer
school. Visit and walking on period
Presentation of the the dunes till the
We will be project to the border with Kaliningrad just tell
waiting for students and us.
you at the cocktail at the Lunch in Nida (or
airport!!! facilities of the Klaipeda) Miquel
high-school. can host
(lunch can be two
before of after this
13:00-14:00 pm 13:00-14:00 pm 16:30 Lets go to Optional activity:
Transport to Pietus (Lithuanian Pietus (Lunch) at Klaipeda, former buccaneers in the
the hotel. lunch) at ISLB ISLB fantastic Memel, temporary Curonian Spit
Hotel Ecotel fantastic canteen canteen capital of Prussia
www.ecotel.lt (Note: We can take a
14-14:30 pm. Free- 14-14:30 pm. Free- boat, sailing and
Time Time Stop in a typical become Baltic
Lithuanian village buccaneers !!!!) It’s
in the countryside. up to you….
14:30-16:30 Visit TV We take microbus Break for some
Vilnius Tower to visit the castle beers and
Television of Trakai sandwiches
Visit Trakai 20:00. Arriving in
16:30 and the Karaite Klaipeda.
community Around 4 pm lets take
Walking around the microbus to Vilnius
Vilnius Old-Town. Lithuanian Sauna Lets go to Memel
and traditional the former capital
18:00 Visit the barbecue of Prussia Visit
Republic of Užupis , (saslikas). We must the Old Town
the Montmatre of prepare barbecue
Vilnius and buying the
saslikas, the beer
20:00-Vakariene and the vodka at 8.00pm arriving in
(Dinner) in a the supermarket Vilnius
inspiring restaurant Don’t forget your
in Užupis (or bath clothes !!!!
alternatively in other
Dinner in Vilnius la Nuit 10:00 pm The participants Last vakariene (dinner)
Vilnius & Clubbin’ with energy together & video
(optional) We will sleep in enough are projection with the
(we will have the same village of welcome to “El best pictures of the
some Trakai Calor”, the best course (8:30 pm).In
sandwiches, Hotel Ecotel latino club in front of the Cathedral.
and juices for www.ecotel.lt Accomodation & Klaipeda. In Old
the people Sauna at Slenis: Town. At Tres Mexicanos
that is www.camptrakai.lt Restaurant
arriving in Hotel Reval Inn
Vilnius at Klaipėda Clubbin’ (optional)
Mermaid at Vilna river
Maths in Kaunas
Cats in Klaipėda
Dunes in Nida
U s e f u l I n f o r m a t i o n
WELCOME to Lithuania chicos y chicas ! Probably you will feel lost at the beginning
of your experience with us. But at the end you will not want to come back to your
countries. All the information of Lithuania and the places we are going to visit you can
get for free from the site www.inyourpocket.com/lithuania.
a) Getting to town from Vilnius Airport:
Vilnius Aiport is very small. And it is just five km from the centre of the city, so getting to
town is quick and inexpensive. Getting through immigration and customs is also very
quick. Once you’ve been released into the arrivals hall, turn right to find an ATM against
the wall which will happily issue Lithuanian litas.
By bus : There are buses from the airport to the old town. The bus stop is just to the left as
you exit the arrivals hall. Bus 1 goes to the Gelenzikelio Stotis (Central Station of Vilnius)
as late as 22:47. But 2 goes to Old Town as late as 23.44 on weekdays. Bus 2 goes from
the Airport to our hotel Ecotel. Trolley number 19 goes from our hotel to ISLB facilities
where the seminars will take place.
By train: There is also a direct train from Vilnius Airport to Vilnius Gelenzikelio Stotis. The
last one from the airport to is at 19:44 pm. You can check at the Lietuvos Gelenzikeliai
(Lithuanian train national company) site: www.litrail.lt
By taxi: I don’t recommend you taking a taxi. There is only one taxi company, Martonas,
that has been granted a licence to allow its drivers to be at the airport. A trip from the
Aiport to the center it will cost around 40-50 litas (around 15 euros).
Vilnius central station is very small. There are no metro or other train stations. On the left
of the train station you will see the central bus station. Getting to town from the train
station is very easy. You can just walk and in 10 minutes you will be in Old Town,.
Troleybuses 1, 2, 5 or 7 head off to different destinations via the city centre.
At the station there is a Tourism Information Office that is open till 18:00.
The unit of currency is the lita (Lt) which comes in denominations of 10,20,50,100,100
and 500 Lt notes. There are coins of 5, 2 and 1 lita. And nearly worthless coins of 50,
20,10 and 1 cents of lita. The value of the lita is locked to that of the euro at 3.4528 LT to
1 euro. If you are going to change money the banks get a commission of around 2/3
litas. I recommend Nordea or DnB bank. Medicinos bankas does not charge any
commission. An office of Medicinos bankas can be found at the central bus station.
Banks are opened till 6 pm (workdays). But at the malls often you will find bank offices
opened till 7 pm and they are working Saturdays and Sundays as well. After 7 pm is
possible changing money only at the Casinos. They give you good change
(approximately the official).
You will not find people changing money at the streets or at the train station (Lithuania
is not Hungary or Bulgaria ;)).
One half of liter of local beer in a “nice” Baras (Lithuanian bar) or Kavine (Lithuanian
cafe) it costs between 4-6 litas.
Bus/Trolebus ticket: 2 litas (in Vilnius) if you buy at the “Lietuvos Spauda” (the kiosk). If
you buy the ticket at the bus it cost 2’50 litas. Don’t forget to cancel the ticket
immediately! There are usually controls. And they will can get you to the police station
in you don’t pay de fine (100 litas).
One big pizza in a medium-range pizzeria: between 10 and 20 litas
One big kebab (Lithuania is a kebab-nation, really! ): 6-8 litas
A local newspaper 2-3 litas
Lithuania (Lietuva) means the country of the rain. One of the bad things of the country
is the weather. That can be very cold, dark and wet in winter. Anyway April is one of the
best moments for coming to Lithuania. You will enjoy the Baltic Spring !!! We can have
days with sun but also it can rain. Don’t forget coming to Lithuania with your coat and
Lithuania is a safe country. Lithuanian people, in general, respect the law and the life
and properties of the foreigners Anyway exercise common sense. Don’t flaunt your
wealth and flash your cash. Don’t walk home from a nightclub along dark streets. And
avoid guys that come telling you sad stories about their life. Probably they will ask you
for money. Vilnius is no more dangerous than Oslo, Barcelona or Helsinki.
A warm coat can be useful. We will visit the countryside and also the beach. And
places where there is lot of water. I recommend you to come with comfortable shoes
for trekking or boots. Don’t forget your bath clothes for the sauna in Trakai.
Lithuanian language is one of the oldest languages in Europe. And it is really difficult to
learn. Lithuanian and Latvian are the only two living Baltic languages. Their closest
traceable root is Sanskrit. Anyway you will manage around with your English since many
persons, specially young people, speak English here. Russian and Polish are also widely
Hello: Labas Good morning: labas rytas
Good evening: labas vakaras Good bye: viso gero
See you: Iki Yes: taip
No: Ne Thank you: ačiu (Č it sounds
something like church or shampoo)
Vienas bilietas: this sentence is very useful if you want to buy the trolebus ticket at the
“Spauda” (kiosk) Vienas alus: one beer (this sentence is essential in Lithuania )
Our hotel in Vilnius: map & info
Adress: Seimyniskiu gatve, 8.
Bus 2 from the airport has a
stop in Konstitucijos
Troley 19 (that goes from
the hotel to ISLB facilities
has stop at Seimyniskiu
Contact phone: +370 60592180.
If you call from a Lithuanian telephone
then you should call to 8 60592180
Arrivals in Vilnius:
From Helsinki-Riga Flight BT343 scheduled time: 10:55 am International School of Law and
From Norway Flight SK 1742 scheduled time: 14:15 pm Business Address: Laisvės, prospektas
From Niceland Flight BT 166 scheduled time: 21:55 pm 58. Vilnius
From Denmark scheduled time: 23:30 pm
Fabio (an Erasmus student from Italy) will pick up the groups of FINLAND and NORWAY from the Airport.
And he will be your guide the day of Monday. You will take the bus number 2 that goes from the Airport to
the centre, stopping at Konstitucijos gatve. Ecotel is just in 5 minutes walking from there.
Miquel will arrive in Vilnius from Kaunas at 6 pm. And we will meet the two groups in “Tres Mexicanos” (a
bar that is in front of the Cathedral of Vilnius) at 6:30 pm. “Tres Mexicanos” address: Tilto g. 2.
Miquel (and somebody else) will meet the Icelandic and Danish group at the airport.
It will be some sandwiches, juices and cookies waiting for you at the hotel !!!!! The vegetarian student will
have a special sandwich waiting for her.
Trolley number 19 (that stops in Seimyniskiu gatve) will be our friend since we will use the public transport
to go to ISLB facilities
On Wednesday we will leave Vilnius and we will have a microbus (with driver).
T-Shirts have been printed and they will be distributed among the participants. Don’t forget to wear our T-
Some locals (persons who are collaborating with us) will participate in the sauna in Trakai.
Andi, from Albania, who is student in Klaipėda will be our guide in Klaipėda and Nida.
There is a teacher (Tore) that has to take the flight Friday morning. And a girl that is leaving on Sunday. The
girl can be hosted in Kaunas for free this extra-night. Tore should take a bus from Kaunas or from Klaipeda.
There is a train from Klaipeda at 6 am that arrives in Vilnius at 11 am (with time enough to take the flight at
,,and don’t forget to respect the Constitution of Užupis… where everyone has
the right to make mistakes
Umea University (Sweden)
University of Akureyri (Iceland)
Handelssokolen i Randers (Denmark)
Savonia Ammattikorkeakoulu (Finland)
Hogskilen i Hardstad (Norway)
Hollar University College (Iceland)
International School of Law and Business
This project is funded by the Nordic Council
Useful w e b s i t es:
www.ttvam.lt Hosting organization: International School of Law and Business
www.litrail.lt Lietuvos Gelezenkelliai (Lithuanian rail company)
www.inyourpocket.com/Lithuania guides “In your pocket”.
www.vilniustransport.lt network of buses and trolleys in Vilnius
Vilnius: Hotel Ecotel www.ecotel.lt
Trakai: Slenis: www.camptrakai.lt
Klaipėda: Hotel Reval Inn : www.revalinn.com/en/reval-inn-klaipeda
Info about the places we are going to visit:
www.vilnius.lt Municipality of Vilnius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%C5%BEupis Republic of Uzupis
www.trakai.lt Municipality of Trakai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_Karaites Karaite community in Trakai
www.kaunas.lt Municipality of Kaunas
www.llbm.lt Open Air Etnographic Museum in Rumsiskes
www.klaipeda.lt Municipality of Klaipeda
http://www.nhpfund.org/nominations/curonian_spit.html Curonian Spit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nida,_Lithuania Town of Nida in the Curonian Spit 6
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