XIV Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Trauma in Changing Societies:
Social Contexts and Clinical Practice

10-13 June 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania

During your stay in Lithuania, ESTSS 2015 Conference Secretariat offer you a possibility to explore our beautiful country.
There are some sights of interest that we strongly reccommend to visit before you leave Lithuania:

If you are planning to join excursions or you have any questions regarding tours, please contact us at secretariat@estss2015.eu

 

TOUR TO KAUNAS

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June 11 | 09:00

  • Visit to Pažaislis Monastery* -  the masterpiece of Baroque architecture
  • Walk in the Old Town of Kaunas
  • Stop at the panoramic view point of Kaunas platform
  • Visit Devil’s Museum
  • Stop for lunch and Lithuanian home – made moonshine vodka tasting

Duration: 8-9 hours

Price, EUR:

Group of 15-18 people

Group of 25-30 people

Price for person

43 €

33 €

Additional tickets for person

6 €

6 €

Lunch for person

12 €

12 €

 

 

VISIT TO THE PALACE OF THE GRAND DUKES OF LITHUANIA

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June 11 | 10:15

  • Learn about the history of Lithuania, its rulers and their family relations with the other European monarchies as well as their secret love affairs.
  • See the historical and architectural development of the palace by highlighting the ancient ruins still in place and the excavated artifacts
  • Visit the ceremonial halls, which have been reconstructed to show the evolution of architectural styles – from the late Gothic to the Renaissance to the early Baroque
  • Discover the special Treasury Hall

Duration: 1,5-2 hours

Price, EUR:

No less than 10 people

Price for person

6 €

Additional tickets for person

3 €

 

 

JEWISH HISTORY IN VILNIUS

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June 12 | 10:15

  • Learn about the Jewish history in Lithuania and Vilnius
  • Walk in the former Bigger and Smaller Ghettos of Vilnius
  • Find many monuments and memorial plaques reminding us about the Jewish heritage in Lithuania
  • Visit the synagogue*
  • Drive to the Jewish cemetery* where the Gaon of Vilnius was buried

Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Price, EUR:

Group of 15-18 people Group of 25-30 people
Price for person 33 € 23 €
Additional tickets for person 4 € 4 €

 

 

SOVIET HISTORY IN VILNIUS

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June 12 | 14:30

  • Visit the Museum of Genocide Victims – the former KGB prison* (premises where death sentences were implemented, modern exhibitions telling about the loss of independence in the middle of the 20th century, repressions by Soviet authorities, and the self-sacrificing and persistent fight for independence).
  • Parliament barricade memorial
  • The TV Tower (memorial in front of the TV Tower where the bloody Soviet military attack on the freedom defenders took place on January 13, 1991; the monument for Freedom; the museum on the ground floor of the tower)

Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Price, EUR:

Group of 15-18 people Group of 25-30 people
Price for person 30 € 21 €
Additional tickets for person 8 € 8 €

 

 

TOUR TO TRAKAI

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June 13 | 11:00

  • Drive to the medieval capital of Lithuania – Trakai which lies in the National and Historical park of Lithuania, famous for its unique landscape enriched with 32 lakes and visit will visit the 15th century Castle Museum offering insights into Lithuania’s grand past and exhibiting archaeological finds, old maps, paintings, guns, armours and treasures.
  • Admire an amazing combination of landscape and medieval architecture during a pleasant boat sail on Galvė Lake.
  • Lunch at the traditional Karaite ethnic minority restaurant.

Duration: 5 hours

Price, EUR:

Group of 15-18 people

Group of 25-30 people

Price for person

33 €

23 €

Additional tickets for person

13 €

13 €

Lunch for person

10 €

10 €