Lithuania: with artists Rita Lazauskas & Anne Zahalka

Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2019
$5,600per person, twin share (land content only). $1,400 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

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Rita Lazauskas
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Travel Lithuania at a leisurely pace absorbing it’s unique culture, remarkable landscape, architecture, sculpture, traditional arts and history. On the shores of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania is a land of rich farmlands, deep forests, precious amber and ancient castles, where the culture has survived a turbulent history. This tour will appeal to art lovers, history buffs, artists and photographers.

Rita Lazauskas and Anne Zahalka will help you interpret your adventure, whether it’s through writing, photography, drawing, or you can develop a travel diary, a series of photographic images or drawings, or an artist book… or just take it all in!


  • Vilnius and ‘Užupis’, the self-proclaimed artists’ republic declared in 1997 with 3 mottos: ‘Don’t Fight’, ‘Don’t Win’, ‘Don’t Surrender’
  • Pakruojis and Kryžių Kalnas, the famous ‘Hill of Crosses’, a site of pilgrimage with hundreds of thousands of Christian crosses and pagan symbols
  • 4 nights in the old city of Kaunas, a place of beautiful historic buildings, galleries and shops full of exquisite amber and linen
  • ‘Orvido Sodyba’, an eccentric sculpture garden


  • Vilnius, with a drink at the quirky šnekutis bar that hasn’t changed since Soviet times
  • The Amber Museum, with 45 million year old specimens and 4 centuries of jewellery design
  • Palanga, a coastal resort on the shores of the Baltic Sea
  • Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage site between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon, formed in the 3rd millennium BC and popular with landscape artists in the 19th century
  • Pakruojis and Kryžių Kalnas, the famous ‘Hill of Crosses’

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Rita Lazauskas: Australian/Lithuanian artist, Rita, focuses on observational drawing and art. Rita has developed Specialist Art Tours in Morocco and now takes up the challenge in Lithuania.

Anne Zahalka: is one of Australia’s most recognized photomedia artists. An inspired artist, Anne explores identity and culture, revealing the essence of place through her unique approach to photography and image making.


Day 1: Vilnius. B&B.

Day 2: Vilnius – walking tour, art, photography. B&B

Day 3: Vilnius – amber, traditional crafts. B&B

Day 4: Pakruojo Dvaras, Traku Pilis – art and photography. B&B

Day 5: Pakruojis – Hill of Crosses. B&B

Day 6: Palanga – ‘Orvido Sodyba’ sculpture garden. B&B

Day 7: Palanga – UNESCO World Heritage site of Curonian Lagoon.

Day 8: Kaunas – shops of exquisite amber and linen. B&B

Day 9: Kaunas – day trip to Rumšiškės. B&B

Day 10: Kuanas – free day. B&B

Day 11: Vilnius via Gruto Parkas. B&B

Day 12: Tour ends after breakfast

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Regular flights depart from Australia. For flight information and Tour Bookings contact Rita Lazauskas at Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2019
$5,600per person, twin share (land content only). $1,400 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Rita Lazauskas


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For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Rita Lazauskas: Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)