The Kaliningrad Oblast is surrounded by Poland, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea and is virtually a Russian enclave culturally attached to the Motherland. During the middle ages it was known as Konigsburg and the city where the Teutonic Knights ruled the Baltic. It became part of the Former Soviet Union and was ethnically cleansed of its German population under Stalin after WW II. Under the Soviet regime it was shrouded in secrecy until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990. The population remains predominantly Russian. After years of economic struggle in the 90’s, the region is recovering, has restored older buildings, and now boasts busy shopping malls.
The sandy peninsula known as the Curonian Spit lays an hour’s drive north and is a national park on the UNESCO list with huge dunes and charming Prussian seaside resorts.
This journey can be arranged anytime with a private car or minivan but works particularly well as a pre-trip taken in conjunction with our Classical Baltics tour which starts in Vilnius.
Post tours with our Classical Baltics tour can also be arranged from Tallinn to Finland and Russia.
2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
6 travelers: $825
5 travelers: $900
4 travelers: $1015
3 travelers: $1082
2 travelers: $1450
1 traveler: $1798
Single Supplement: $215
- 2 overnights in Kaliningrad
- 1 overnight in Nidus
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Transfer to and from Kaliningrad with car/minivan and driver
- Kaliningrad city tour with car/minivan and guide
- Ferry from Nida to Klapeda
Price Does Not Include:
- Russian visa and visa fees
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation insurance
Departure from the charming baroque city of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, for transfer to Kaliningrad. Check in at 3* Hotel Turist. Rest of day free to explore on your own.
Today explore the city by car or minivan on a private five-hour Kaliningrad city tour. Highlights include the Amber Museum in the former Dohna Tower and the Dom Church with the tomb and museum of Immanuel Kant who spent his life in Kaliningrad. Stop at the Konigs Gates, a symbol of the city, and the Wrangel Tower. Visit the newly-restored Cathedral and the city’s historic medieval core. The city’s liberal atmosphere attracted scholars, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from all over Europe.
After breakfast transfer to Curionian Spit, a 98-km-long thin, curved sand dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern portion within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries. Overnight in the quaint fishing village of Nida where many artists and authors passed their summers. Among them were Thomas Mann, John Paul Satre, and Simone De Beauvoir.
Transfer from Nida to Klaipeda for the ferry and continue to Vilnius.
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Custom itineraries available to this or any of the destinations we travel to.
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Kutrubes Travel also offers a variety of other tours throughout this region. Contact us for detailed itineraries and descriptions.