June 7, Wednesday, at 19.00
The Opening ceremony will take place at the Church of the St Johns, the part of the architectural ensemble of Vilnius University. The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579.
The full name of the church is the Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. This church is considered an architectural monument of late Baroque, having no analogues in the entire Europe. The bell tower of the church, which is 68 meters high, is among the highest buildings in the Old Town. The construction of the church of St. Johns lasted for nearly 40 years in the 14th and 15th centuries. Today besides masses, the Church of Sts. Johns also a science museum, a venue for solemn ceremonies, theatre performances and concerts; here the Vilnius University graduates have their diploma ceremony in spring. It was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT
Evening of June 8
Price: 109 Eur per person.
What to do in Vilnius? Take a hot air balloon flight and see Lithuania from above! Have an extraordinary sightseeing adventure over the UNESCO inscribed Old Town of Vilnius, beautiful Trakai Castle or other highlights of our country. Just imagine yourself detaching from the ground and getting closer to the clouds…
Duration: 1 hour flight (3-4 hours including preparatory procedures).
Price includes: Hotel pick-up service, flight briefing, flight, first flight ceremony, first flight certificate, original postcards, a glass of sparkling wine, transfer to the hotel.
Time: Hot air balloon flights normally take place early in the morning (1 or 2 hours after the sunrise) and in the evening (1 or 2 hours prior to the sunset), between 5 to 8 AM and 6 to 9 PM. On the 8th of June passengers for the evening flight would be picked up from the hotel around 7 PM. The exact time will be confirmed the day before.
Weather conditions: The hot air balloon flight is highly dependent on the weather: clouds, precipitation, visibility and the wind force. Usually, the weather conditions are forecasted in advance, but sometimes a preliminary forecast is inaccurate or incomplete. Therefore, even on arrival at the launch place the flight may be postponed or canceled for safety reasons.
Clothing: The most appropriate clothing for the flight is cotton clothing covering the whole body. High-heel shoes are not allowed on board!
Insurance: Every passenger on board is insured by the special aviation insurance.
Where to book: ask at the registration desk EURAPAG2017.
June 9, Friday, at 19.00.
NEW INCREDIBLE VENUE! DON’T MISS!
EURAPAG’2017 Gala Dinner affords you a unique opportunity to experience the new incredible venue Arkangelo Conference & Art Center. It has been established in the former Bernardine Convent of St Michael the Archangel, in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, in front of the magnificent Gothic ensemble of St Anne.
You’ll be impressed by its impressive Renaissance architecture having no analogues in Lithuania and unique history, which is closely related to the prominent magnate family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Sapiehas. The church of St Michael the Archangel became home to the Church Heritage Museum in 2009.
Prior to Gala dinner explore the treasures of the museum on an exclusive private guided tour. This prestigious venue will offer to all participants a unique opportunity to combine art, history, culture and fine dining in one.
Vilnius City tour with the visit in KGB and Amber museums
June 8, 9, 10 at 3:30 PM
Tour duration – 2hrs 30 min
Tour start/finish – Radisson Blu Lietuva
Tour price – 30 Eur/p (museum tickets included)
Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania is the city situated on the boundary of two ancient – Latin and Byzantine – civilizations. People from all the different nationalities, religions and cultures lived here and have created a colorful city mosaic. Vilnius has one of the largest Old Towns in Central and Eastern Europe where the buildings of different styles and the network of medieval streets are very well preserved. Thus the Old Town of Vilnius is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
We are offering you a unique opportunity to explore the beauty, legends and architecture of Vilnius by taking the Vilnius City Tour. You will get acquainted with the most important landmarks of Vilnius including the masterpieces of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles as well as the symbols of the dynamic new development of Vilnius.
Program (in short):
Bunder of the river Neris, Green bridge, Gediminas Castle, Cathedral square, Presidential Palace, Vilnius University, St. Ann’s and Bernadine’s church (stopping), Amber museum-gallery (St. Mykolo str. 8), Užupis, the Gates of Dawn (stopping), Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Town Hall, its square, Vokiečių street, Rūdninkų street, Pylimo street, Gediminas avenue, KGB museum, Parliament.
Vilnius City Audio guide Tour
One trip duration: 1h 25 min.
June 8, 9, 10 at 11:11, 12:41, 14:11
Price – 9 Eur/p
Discover the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius and get ready for a city full of surprises. Learn all kinds of interesting and entertaining facts about Vilnius with the audio guide, which is available in 11 languages.
Languages: English, Russian, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Lithuanian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian.
Tour to Trakai
June 8, 9 at 1 PM
June 10 at 11 AM, 1 PM
Tour duration – 4 hrs
Tour start/finish – Radisson Blu Lietuva
Tour price – 32 Eur/p (tickets to the castle included)
Trakai – part of the town conserved the ruins of Peninsula Castle, the authentic heritage of small ethnic group the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. The historical Karaites and of course the top must see site – the famous insular Castle on the lake, the original gothic style architectural monument from the end of the XIV century, a historical Museum of Trakai nowadays. Our tour includes a visit to Trakai Castle. After the visit you will have some free time to enjoy the beauty of the nature, buy interesting souvenirs and have a short break before going back to Vilnius.