Silversea Luxury Cruises A KLAIPEDA

KLAIPEDA

Lithuania's only seaport (and third-largest city) is also one of the few ports in the eastern Baltic area to remain ice-free year-round. That quirk of nature has always kept Klaipėda's economy humming since the city was founded in 1252, though for most of that period it was known by its German name, Memel. The Livonian Order of Teutonic Knights first settled the area, completing a fortress and christening it and the town Memelburg, later shortened to Memel. View more

For most of its history, Memel was an important eastern Prussian and later German outpost (and for a brief period during the Napoleonic wars it was even the capital of Prussia). The city became part of Lithuania in 1923 and, after a period of further German occupation before and during World War II, it once again returned to Lithuania. The architecture of the city may appear more German than anything else, especially if you walk in the Old Town, where many of the buildings are in the Fachwerk style where the walls are framed with small squares. Over the river Danė, across the wooden bridge, you will find moats and fortifications of a 17th-century bastion, today used mostly by fishermen. The city's proximity to the Curonian Spit makes nature just a short trip away. Although many buildings in Klaipėda were damaged during World War II (and most of the damaged churches demolished by the Soviets afterward), many good examples of historical half-timbered architecture remain in the Old Town, which begins at Theatre Square, not far from the cruise terminal. The center is fairly small and very walkable, so it's easy to get around to see most of the sights.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursiones en KLAIPEDA

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Klaipeda at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, and is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge once on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Klaipeda at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, and is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge once on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Cycling in Klaipeda and Spit National Park

This tour gives you an opportunity to see Klaipeda old town and a part of Curonian Spit National Park on bicycle.


Explore Klaipeda Old Town and part of the most unique place in Lithuania - the Curonian Spit National park. On this tour you will see the Theatre Square with famous sculpture of Anchen von Tharau, the Old Town with reconstructed Yacht harbor, and the Dane River promenade. After short ferry ride to the Curonian Spit, the cycling tour commences through the pine woods, en route you will explore the most interesting sites like the harbor gate and its protection mole heading to the Baltic Sea for several kilometers, exposition of boats from ancient and soviet times, and ethnographic fisherman's household. Be on the lookout as you may have a chance to discover a piece of golden amber washed ashore, or swim in the Baltic Sea, try local snacks and drinks and from panoramic dune and enjoy the beautiful views of the Curonian Lagoon, the Baltic Sea and changing face of Klaipeda city with its modern skyscrapers.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of bicycling for approximately 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) 3.5 hours. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, experienced and confident bicycle-riders. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing, closed-toes walking shoes, and bring raingear, sunscreen a hat, sunglasses and swimming gear from the ship. Helmets are provided, and must be worn throughout the riding portion of the tour. In order to participate guests must be 12 years old the minimum height required is 4.9 Feet (150 centimetres), the maximum height is 6.5 feet (190 centimetres) and the maximum weight is 220lbs (100kg/16 Stone). The tour sequence may vary. This tour operates in all weather conditions.

Hill of Witches and the Dead Dunes

Witches and devils, fairy-tales and legends! Visit an open-air park of wooden sculptures that depict famous Lithuanian legends and traditions. The Hill of Witches is a place where the mystical and the real world meet. Discover more wonders of the Curonian Spit National Park and history of the only seaport of Lithuania - Klaipeda.


Founded in 1252 by German crusaders, Klaipeda has always been different town from other Lithuanian cities because of its architecture and charm. Klaipeda formerly known as Memel, is a unique historic city with origins in the era of the Teutonic Knights, at the same time a glorious royal city formerly the capital of the Prussian Empire.


Juodkrante

Departing the pier by bus, catch a ferry in order to cross the Curonian Lagoon to arrive at the Curonian Isthmus, the beauty of such will surprise you. Continuing on the travel to Juodkrante (Black Coast) to visit the famous Hill of Witches. Juodkrante is a seaside resort which has retained its old charm with historical villas and cosy summer cottages. Discover the important Amber Bay where they have been extracting amber since the 19th-century. Modern sculptures decorate the edge of the lagoon. Admire the traditional fisherman's houses from the 19th-century decorated with specific decorations.


Hill of Witches

Later on enter the Hill of Witches that relives the legends such as Neringa the giant, Queen of Serpants, the Dragon decapitated by a prince, the goblin, the Furtive Hunter and many other witches and devils who reveal their malevolent characters. This is a special place where the beautiful reality mixes with the mystical world, where the imagination soars and the creative powers too.

Dead Dunes

Before returning to Klaipeda by ferry see the Dead Dunes listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that have buried more than 10 villages, due to strong winds and constant movement of the dunes.


Upon arrival back to Klaipeda enjoy a short panoramic tour, before arriving to Old Town. Enjoy coffee or tea at local restaurant and have some free time is provided in Old Town to walk around. Meet the bus afterwards for a short ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) with about 90 steps. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing, closed-toes walking shoes, and bring raingear, sunscreen a hat, sunglasses and water from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. The ferry used is not exclusive to Silversea guests.

Hill of Witches and the Dead Dunes (Guided in German)

Witches and devils, fairy-tales and legends! Visit an open-air park of wooden sculptures that depict famous Lithuanian legends and traditions. The Hill of Witches is a place where the mystical and the real world meet. Discover more wonders of the Curonian Spit National Park and history of the only seaport of Lithuania - Klaipeda.


Founded in 1252 by German crusaders, Klaipeda has always been different town from other Lithuanian cities because of its architecture and charm. Klaipeda formerly known as Memel, is a unique historic city with origins in the era of the Teutonic Knights, at the same time a glorious royal city formerly the capital of the Prussian Empire.


Juodkrante

Departing the pier by bus, catch a ferry in order to cross the Curonian Lagoon to arrive at the Curonian Isthmus, the beauty of such will surprise you. Continuing on the travel to Juodkrante (Black Coast) to visit the famous Hill of Witches. Juodkrante is a seaside resort which has retained its old charm with historical villas and cosy summer cottages. Discover the important Amber Bay where they have been extracting amber since the 19th-century. Modern sculptures decorate the edge of the lagoon. Admire the traditional fisherman's houses from the 19th-century decorated with specific decorations.


Hill of Witches

Later on enter the Hill of Witches that relives the legends such as Neringa the giant, Queen of Serpants, the Dragon decapitated by a prince, the goblin, the Furtive Hunter and many other witches and devils who reveal their malevolent characters. This is a special place where the beautiful reality mixes with the mystical world, where the imagination soars and the creative powers too.

Dead Dunes

Before returning to Klaipeda by ferry see the Dead Dunes listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that have buried more than 10 villages, due to strong winds and constant movement of the dunes.


Upon arrival back to Klaipeda enjoy a short panoramic tour, before arriving to Old Town. Enjoy coffee or tea at local restaurant and have some free time is provided in Old Town to walk around. Meet the bus afterwards for a short ride back to the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in German, minimum amount of guests required to operate. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) with about 90 steps. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing, closed-toes walking shoes, and bring raingear, sunscreen a hat, sunglasses and water from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. The ferry used is not exclusive to Silversea guests.

Hill of Witches and the Dead Dunes (Guided in Spanish)

Witches and devils, fairy-tales and legends! Visit an open-air park of wooden sculptures that depict famous Lithuanian legends and traditions. The Hill of Witches is a place where the mystical and the real world meet. Discover more wonders of the Curonian Spit National Park and history of the only seaport of Lithuania - Klaipeda.


Founded in 1252 by German crusaders, Klaipeda has always been different town from other Lithuanian cities because of its architecture and charm. Klaipeda formerly known as Memel, is a unique historic city with origins in the era of the Teutonic Knights, at the same time a glorious royal city formerly the capital of the Prussian Empire.


Juodkrante

Departing the pier by bus, catch a ferry in order to cross the Curonian Lagoon to arrive at the Curonian Isthmus, the beauty of such will surprise you. Continuing on the travel to Juodkrante (Black Coast) to visit the famous Hill of Witches. Juodkrante is a seaside resort which has retained its old charm with historical villas and cosy summer cottages. Discover the important Amber Bay where they have been extracting amber since the 19th-century. Modern sculptures decorate the edge of the lagoon. Admire the traditional fisherman's houses from the 19th-century decorated with specific decorations.


Hill of Witches

Later on enter the Hill of Witches that relives the legends such as Neringa the giant, Queen of Serpants, the Dragon decapitated by a prince, the goblin, the Furtive Hunter and many other witches and devils who reveal their malevolent characters. This is a special place where the beautiful reality mixes with the mystical world, where the imagination soars and the creative powers too.

Dead Dunes

Before returning to Klaipeda by ferry see the Dead Dunes listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that have buried more than 10 villages, due to strong winds and constant movement of the dunes.


Upon arrival back to Klaipeda enjoy a short panoramic tour, before arriving to Old Town. Enjoy coffee or tea at local restaurant and have some free time is provided in Old Town to walk around. Meet the bus afterwards for a short ride back to the pier.


Please note: Tour is Guided in Spanish, minimum amount of guests required to operate. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) with about 90 steps. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing, closed-toes walking shoes, and bring raingear, sunscreen a hat, sunglasses and water from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. The ferry used is not exclusive to Silversea guests.

Golf In the picturesque valley of the Danė River on the classic 18-hole 72 par golf course, conforming to the world standards, with a practice area and a 3-hole short-game field.


Golfers will be delighted with the variety of landscape available on this course. The course is divided by the Danė River; between fairways there are many wetlands, sandy locations characteristic to the coastal lowlands as well as plenty of vegetation. The green of the 18th fairway is formed as the map of Lithuania, which has become the signature green of the National Resort. A special impression is created by the waterfall descending from the scarp of the club house, well seen from the 9th and 18th fairways. As a result of the field's changing relief, which varies between 30 meters, each game area presents new challenges and leaves an indelible impression.


Please note: Tour programme involves moderate activity. Participants must use soft spike footwear and wear appropriate golf attire. Club rentals are available at the course for approximately 42 Euros and is payable directly to the pro shop. The cost of this programme includes roundtrip transfers, green fees, and shared cart. This programme becomes 100% non-refundable 48 hours prior to play date, and will be charged to your shipboard account. A minimum of 2 golfers is required to operate this programme.

Klaipeda Kaleidoscope

Enjoy a taste of Klaipeda's history and locally brewed beer during this walking tour of Old Town Klaipeda.


Old Town

Depart the pier via coach for the old town of Klaipeda passing through the city's modern areas to Old Town, home to buildings dating from the 18th century.

Your coach stops in Theatre Square in the heart of Old Klaipeda. Note the monument to love, the sculpture of Annchen from Tharau, a lovely, slightly mysterious statue of a timid girl. Walk along the narrow streets where craftsmen, shoemakers, blacksmiths and bakers used to live and trade.

Next, stop at a local restaurant to taste the world-famous locally brewed beer, called Lighthouse, or Svyturys. Accompanying your sample of beer is a selection of Lithuanian snacks, such as cheese and fried bread, along with other specialties.

Following your snack, enjoy some free time for independent exploration or shopping before returning to the ship.

Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking along uneven surfaces. It is not suitable for guests utilizing a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in beer-tasting. Tour sequence may vary.

Klaipeda Old & New - Palanga by Segway

Discover the old town of Klaipeda and visit the ornate Palace of Count Tiskevicius Family in Palanga, a neo-Renaissance palace, that houses now and impressive Amber Museum. Ride the Segway through the Botanical Gardens towards the white sand beaches and enjoy your time at the Promenade and the Sea Bridge of Lithuanian's most popular seaside resort.


This tour combines the sites of the old town of Klaipeda along with the marvel of the Amber museum in Palanga with its exhibits of amber pieces, jewelry and decorations.


Theatre Square

Depart the pier by bus from the port to the old town of Klaipeda enjoy a short walk passing buildings, which date from the 18th century and stop in the Theatre Square. The square has been renovated and now sparkles with new colors. The main accent of the square is the "Taravos Anike" sculpture.


Palanga

From the Old Town you continue towards Palanga passing through residential areas of Klaipeda.


After arriving to Palanga you pick up your Segways and ride at the Botanical Park built in 1897-1907, which is home to over 200 species of trees and shrubs.


Palace of Count Tiskevicius

Stop at the neo-Renaissance style palace built by Count Tiskevicius in 1897 now houses the Amber museum. The interior visit will reveal you the marvel of the Baltic gold - Amber jewelry.


Afterwards you will ride towards the central area of Palanga. Your visit to Palanga will end at the most popular resort's avenue leading to the Sea Bridge.


After the Segway ride around Palanga you will rejoin the coach and travel back to Klaipeda.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and by segway for approximately 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) with about 150 steps. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing, closed-toes walking shoes, and bring raingear, sunscreen a hat, sunglasses from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

Wonders of Lithuanian Nature

Discover the splendid history and natural beauty of Lithuania during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Klaipeda, Old Town, Drama Theatre and Square, Tall Ship Meridianas, Bronze Sculptures

Depart the pier for the short drive to Klaipeda, the oldest town in Lithuania, for a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Along the way, pass by the Drama Theatre and Square, tall ship Meridianas, and little bronze sculptures. From here, your guided stroll continues through the modern part of Klaipeda en route to the ferry station.


Ferry-Ride, Curonian Spit National Park, Great Dune, Pine Forests, Baltic Sea, Curonian Lagoon

Next, embark a ferry for the short ride to Curonian Spit National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique, narrow peninsula with sand dunes and beautiful pine forests separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. Upon arrival at the park, board a coach for a visit to the approximately 171-foot-high (about 52-metre-high) Great Dune, which offers magnificent panoramic views out to the dunes, Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon.


Nida, Lunch, Old Town, Fishermen's Cottages, Traditional Fishing Boats and Weathervanes

Leaving the Great Dune, re-board your coach and drive to the nearby small resort town of Nida, the central and oldest settlement in the area. Upon arrival, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, take a guided walking tour through the centre of Nida's Old Town. Along the way, see the old fishermen's cottages, traditional fishing boats and weathervanes that depict life in Neringa in bygone days. Following your walking tour, re-board your coach and return to the ferry for the ride back to Klaipeda. Upon arrival, board a coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.86 miles (about three kilometres), at times over uneven, cobblestone, sandy, and forested surfaces, hills and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the bus and embark/disembark the ferry, and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring a sweater or light jacket from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.