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Admire Nature's Beauty at the Curonian Spit Tour

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Stop At: Curonian Spit, 98 Km peninsula Nationalpark KursiU Nerija Klaipėda - Lesnoje, Kaliningrad 238535 Russia

The Curonian Spit is a narrow sand dune spit, which stretches along the Baltic Sea all the way from Kaliningrad in Russia to Lithuania’s Klaipeda.

The striking biodiversity is presented on a narrow strip of land (3.8 kilometers in the widest place and only 400 meters in the narrowest spot), however, the spit is 98 kilometers long and just under half of it belongs to Russia. The remaining part of it belongs to Lithuania; this is shown by an outpost and state border markers.

Scientists have dubbed the Curonian Spit a museum of natural reserves because of the huge variety of its landscapes, which feature almost everything from birch groves to sand dunes. It is next to impossible to drive along the Curonian Spit without stopping every few hours or even for a couple of days to take in the ever-changing landscape including coniferous and lush green woods, countless colonies of birds and stunning sand dunes.

Although the sand dunes are inviting and it is tempting to stray off the beaten path, visitors should restrain themselves. Walking on the dunes is prohibited because of the possibility of upsetting the fragile natural balance of the local eco-system. Every step could potentially be the starting point of a natural disaster that would take centuries to overcome. The history of the Spit is one long story of survival.

The Spit used to be inhabited by a pagan tribe of people in the 9th century, who we now call the Curonians, hence the ‘Curonian Spit’. The area was covered in woods then, which were considered holy to the Curonians. According to legends, they worshipped ancient trees and performed circle dances around them. One of the first Christian missionaries, Adalbert Wojciech, the Bishop of Prague, even lost his life after he ventured into a sacred grove.

Duration: 6 hours
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from any hotel of Kaliningrad
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Curonian Spit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Еntrance fees (13 USD per person)
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Languages Offered: English
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