Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27th. We are proud to present you a handful of events held to celebrate it in Kaunas – the list actually stretches well beyond September 27th. All of the events are organized by Kaunas Tourism Information Center and tourism operators and are free of charge – you simply have to register in Kaunas TIC or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, September 27th
3PM: Walking tour ‘Kaunas – The City Of Design’. During the tour you’ll find out more about artists and intelligents of the interwar period that were responsible for shaping the culture of modern Kaunas. The tour is held in Lithuanian so you should join with a friend if you don’t speak the language.
Wednesday, September 28th
3PM, 5PM: Boat cruise in the Kaunas Sea – spectacular views of Kaunas Sea Regional Park and the grand ensemble of Pažaislis monastery.
4PM: Guided tour in VMU Kaunas Botanical Garden covering everything from exotic trees to the kingdom of roses.
(Both events in Lithuanian – but the beauty speaks for itself so you can join even if you don’t speak the language!)
Thursday, September 29th
Free day – download the ‘Kaunas of 1919-1940’ app and discover the gems of modern architecture on your own. The app speaks four languages introduces the history of 44 objects of Kaunas interwar modernism architecture that were inscribed into the European Heritage Label list this year. The mobile app offers different routes in Kaunas, including the city centre, Žaliakalnis, Gričiupis, Aleksotas, and Šančiai. We suggest you take a look at ‘Pocket Guide’ app for Kaunas, too.
Friday, September 30th
4:10 PM: Guided tour in English that will cover most of the historic places in Kaunas.
Saturday, October 1st
12PM: Guided tour in Šančiai (Lithuanian only), a neighbourhood in Kaunas once famous for its military town and now full of lively people and adventures. You’ll be able to visit the Cabbage Field project during the tour – we’ve just published an interview with one of its founders, Ed Carroll from Ireland.
Sunday, October 2nd
2PM: Bike tour in Panemunė (Lithuanian only), gazing the wooden villas built approximately 100 years ago.
Photo by N. Lukšionytė (www.archimede.lt)