This double act of a tour twins the historical sights of Klaipeda, Lithuania’s oldest city, with the seaside town of Palanga and its charming Amber Museum. We’ll kick off with a visit to Theatre Square in Klaipeda’s old town. Its centrepoint is a fountain topped with a statue of Ann from Tharau – a girl who stole the heart of a local poet. Wander through the narrow streets, where blacksmiths, cobblers and bakers used to ply their trade, and hunt for handicrafts at the market. Next, you’ll head along the coast to the Amber Museum in Palanga, where you can brush up on your knowledge of ‘Baltic gold’ and peer at insects, lizards and extinct plants preserved inside pieces of the gemstone. Afterwards, we’ll stop at Palanga’s central promenade – a wide, pedestrianised walkway lined with pavement cafés and souvenir stalls.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.