Programmes in Lithuania

Meeting  of ILS- LITHUANIA 02-06/07 June 2012

Saturday 02nd
Arrival in to Vilnius (I'll try to meet at the airport)
Hotel check-in
Dinner in AKROPOLIS ( depends on your arrival time : Romanian team arrives the first).

Sunday 03rd

8.00-9.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
10.00- 12.00 Sightseeing tour of Vilnius
12.00- 13.00 Free time in the Old town ( sightseeing, time for coffee, little shopping )
13.00-13.30 departure to Trakai .
14.00-15.00 Lunch in kibinin? " Old Trakai"
15.00-17.00 Sightseeing tour of Trakai (historical capital of ancient Lithuania , a miniature wooden town which is encircled by several lakes).
17.30- 20.30 Trip to Biržai.
20.30- Arriving to Pabirž? ( 6 km from Biržai), families meet their guests ( they are preparing a wellcoming surprise)
21.00- Dinner in Pabirž?
22.00 Hotel check-in (Biržai).

Monday 04th
8.00-9.00  Breakfast at the Hotel
9.30 - Going to school (Pačeriaukšt? -12 km from Biržai).
10.00- 11.00 Wellcoming meeting at school with students and teachers of our school.
11.00-13.30 Work session
13.30- 14.30 Lunch at school.
15.00 -  16.30 visiting Children and family support centre ( meeting with the centre Diredtor, mission, activities, projects, programs of the centre/ educational programme for participants of  ILS )
17.00-17.40  Dinner at school (payment )
18.00 - Opening  of the Summer camp.
(Celebration of Saint Jonas' Festival ( Jonin?s, Kupol?, Midsummer Day or St. John's Day) is a midsummer folk festival celebrated on June 24 all around Lithuania. ) You will explore most of  the customs brought from pagan culture and beliefs.
21.00- Dinner for campers, prepared on the camp fire.
22.00 - Team work " Fairy tales around the world" - preparation for a " Shadow theatre" ( cutting puppets, creating characters, reading lines)
23.00- 23.20 Shadow theatre " Cinderella " ( prepared by our students).
23.20- Shadow theatre " Fairy tales around the world"
24.00- searching to find the magic fern blossom , jumping over bonfires, greeting the rising midsummer sun and washing the face with a morning dew.....
...........going back to the hotel.

Tuesday 05th

8.00- 9.00- Breakfast at the hotel.
9.00- Visiting Biržai regional park visitors centre ( Lecture about  a unique land with active formation of land surface, where the groundwater washes out the deep gypsum layers, the earth falls in, about  mysterious sinkholes )
10.00- Biržai castle, Biržai regional museum "Sela"( Construction of the earth bastion-type castle was started in 1586 by the order of Krzysztof Mikołaj "the Lightning" Radziwiłł. )
12.00- 13.00 -Educational and entertaining beer tasting programme "Žaldoko alus" (Beer of Žaldokas - the king of beer makers )- Birzai land is known by its brewers and really tasty beer from the old times.
13.00-14.00  Lunch in the Castle restaurant.
14.00- 16.00- Sightseeing tour of Biržai ( the longest man-made bridge , sink holes, .........)
16.00- 18.00 Kirkilai (Entertaining programme at the scenic place near Kirkilai lakes )
19.00- Excursion and beer tasting programme at brewery (sponsored by our school).
22.00- Back to the hotel.

Wednesday 06th
Departure from the hotel depends on your flight time.
8.00- 9.00 Breafast at the hotel.

For Turkey and Hungary
10.00 -Going to Šiauliai , visiting The Hill of Crosses - a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about  100,000 in 2006.
Shopping and Lunch in Šiauliai.

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