Option 1 Modernist Kaunas
11 30-~20 00.
The trip goes to Kaunas (100 km away from Vilnius) that will be European capital of culture in 2022, https://kaunas2022.eu/en/. The focus will be on the famous modernist architecture of the inter-war period and the Nordic presence in the town: Kaunas has been a home for the Finnish-Swedish writer Henry Parland, the Swedish professors Knut Falk and Lennart Kjellberg, and it has been often visited by the Danish writer Aage Dons. The trip includes transportation to and from Kaunas, guided walking tour, entrance fees and light lunch.
Option 2 Vilnius: Les Lieux de Mémoire
11 30-~18 00.
This trip is for those who want to stay in Vilnius and explore places which make up two major narratives in the cultural memory of the city: that of the Shoah tragedy (the former Jewish ghetto) and that of the Soviet occupation (the KGB prison and the TV tower – one of the landmarks of regained Lithuanian statehood). Depending on the number of the participants, the tour will be divided into two groups beginning either at the KGB museum or the TV tower, which is a tourist attraction in itself, with a splendid rotating view over the city and its environs. After the two sites the tour will continue as a guided walking tour in the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius Old Town, where you will hear about the history and cultural heritage of the Lithuanian Jews. The price includes three guided visits, entrance fees, a light lunch and transportation between the sites.