15 – 25 JULY 2018 G.
11 days / 9 nights
Price 597 Euro
Lithuania and Latvia are very interesting countries left spared by mass tourism. Unpretentious and magical, with pure untouched natural beauty and divine delicious food at quite affordable prices, but without crowds of Chinese and Russians running around unobserved.
Every brick and every man, every forest and every river, the fields and the unique Nida donate you with timelessness and tranquility. You will not see brutal constructions, there are no hysterically hectic and stressed people.
The places of power are mostly Catholic, and this is a reconciliation with this aggressive and strange religion, which to this day is central to the minds of many people.
For me, the journey to Lithuania is every day an exercise of acceptance and tolerance, of affirming unconditional love for everything that has appeared on the surface of the Earth, because if it is, it has a place on it.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- 9 overnights with breakfasts at the respective places of the program;
- Bus transport along the route;
- Leader in Bulgarian;
- Medical insurance;
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Sofia-Vilnius-Sofia Flight Tickets;
- Expenses of a personal nature;
- Fees for places to visit.
WHY TO CHOOSE A JOURNEY WITH US:
This is not only an adventure to some little-known but extremely interesting places on the map of Europe, but also a spiritual journey to perceiving tranquility as a way of life, during which you will learn more about ways to stay balanced and harmonious at whatever is circumstances in life; you will also learn a lot about the creator of the Jesuit Order of Ignacio of Loyola and about their philosophy, you will make a difference with the deeds of these strange Christians who have caused terrible stupidity over the whole earth, but reconciliation with their atrocities is a great lesson to accept and unconditional love, and if you wish, you may receive dedication in their mysteries;
The leader of the group is Joro Hristov – a researcher of energy sites in Bulgaria and around the world, leader of numerous groups of energy sites in the last 10 years and stories narrator. Zhoro studies and practices ancient practices of awareness, healing and unleashing our potential;
In our journey, we not only visit sights but also meditate on strong energy and sacred places, activate the crystals of power, building a network of light to raise the collective consciousness of mankind.
Sofia – Vilnius
Flight Sofia-Vilnius. Hotel accommodation. Overnight.
Kernavas – Thracians
Breakfast. Departure to the archeological site of Kernave (35 km northwest of Vilnius). Here you will find the ultimate proof of the existence of human presence in this region for more than 10 millennia. The area is a complex of archaeological sites, including the city of Karnave, castles, some unspoiled settlements, burial sites and other archaeological, historical and cultural monuments from the late Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. Meditation to connect with the flow of life and the realization of existence as a gift.
Visit the old capital Trakai and the island castle (28 km). Trakai and a historical and resort town, situated between 3 lakes. Fantastic place! Dinner in one of the delightful traditional restaurants in Vilnius.
Tour of Vilnius
Breakfast. Vilnius Tour – The City of the Baroque. Churches and temples are the best business card – there are over 40 Christian temples in town. Visit to the cathedral “St. Stanislav and Vladislav “- a lively pilgrimage place where a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century is preserved; Saint Catherine – one of the most beautiful buildings in the city in Gothic, Baroque and classical style; St. Anne – Gothic masterpiece. We visit one of the oldest and most ornate churches in Vilnius – Church of the Holy Spirit and orthodox monastery. Lunch in a traditional Lithuanian restaurant with unique dishes. We will be truly bohemian in the diversity and incredible taste of Lithuanian cuisine. In the Chapel of the Gates of Dawn’ll see a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary, called “Vilnius Madonna”, known worldwide.
Visiting the University of Vilnius, one of the most beautiful places of study I have seen with a genius cathedral. Lithuania is the land of amber. Here you can buy amber certificate even from the street or eat the famous zeppelins – potato dumplings stuffed with meat, cheese or mushrooms. Night bus to Riga.
Explore this delightful Baltic city, declared one of the most beautiful European cities, combining Scandinavian moderation, European baroque and Soviet wastefulness. Dinner and overnight.
Sigulda – Gutmania Cave – Castle Turaida
A trip outside Riga to the magnificent small Latvian town of Sigulda and its famous historic fortress. Visiting the most romantic and famous cave in the Gutmania Baltic, with traces of pagan rites, a place of power from time immemorial. Walk around the castle, which carries its Latvian architectural footprint. Return to Riga and dinner in the beautiful old part of town. Overnight.
The Mount of Crosses
Breakfast. Departure to Shiluva (back to Lithuania), a small town with less than 1,000 inhabitants. The city became famous for the vision of the Mother of God in Europe. Today, this is one of Lithuania’s most important places of worship. Meditation for connection to Virgin Mary’s female energy. Basilica is one of the best examples of the late Baroque architecture in Lithuania. The iron box found after the appearance of Our Lady is kept in the inner chapel of the Basilica.
Departure to Shiaulai (50 km). One of the city’s biggest attractions is the Hill of the Crosses, 12 km away from it. The hill is a place of pilgrimage where more than 200,000 crosses are collected. A place with unique energy, where we will hold a mini seminar to release from everything that causes us inner anxiety. Meet the philosophy of the Jesuit Spiritual School and the peace-making ceremony with the Catholic faith. Overnight in Shiaulai.
Kretinga – Palanga
Meeting the sunrise and meditation for complete liberation from guilt, shame and everything that prevents us from being our true personalities. Breakfast. Departure to Kretinga (137 km), one of Lithuania’s oldest cities. Visiting the Franciscan Monastery, one of the main centers of the Lithuanian Franciscans, built as their main place to live, a mixture of Renaissance and Baroque style. Departure to Palanga. Visiting the Biroute Hill, the highest (more than 200m) relict dune, a pagan sanctuary and a Paleoastronomical Observatory. Practices for connecting to Earth and transmitting all our anxieties to it. Walk to Palanga Sea Pier, built in 1884. Overnight in Palanga.
Breakfast. Departure to Nida (80 km) along the narrow strip of land called Kurshskaya or Kouronian Spit, a protected natural site of UNESCO with the largest natural sand dunes in Europe with a length of 50 km. A true desert where we will make a holy hour of soul in silence and meditation to establish peace, love and joy in our souls. Walk around the town and the surrounding area with the sand dunes. We will also take a look at the Amber Museum, which houses a collection of 2000-year-old items from the bizarre material.
Breakfast. Departure to Kaunas, the second largest city in the country and the former capital (85 km from the Karnave). Situated at the influx of the two largest rivers in Lithuania – Neris and Neman. Of interest are the cathedral of Kaunas, one of the oldest churches in Lithuania – Vytautas, the Museum of the exceptional Lithuanian artist Churlionis, the Museum of Folk Music and Instruments. Kaunas is a beautiful city with many art nouveau buildings that have recently been restored and offer a magnificent view of the city. Overnight in Kaunas.
We’re leaving for Vilnius. Day in the magical atmosphere of the city. If desired, a deeper acquaintance with the Jesuit spiritual school.
In the evening we will finish in the Ujupis district of Vilnius, which from a ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan, comparable to the Paris Montmartre since 1998. A place with many bohemian pubs, and from its high part reveals a magnificent view of the beauties of Vilnius, rivers. Overnight in Vilnius.
Flight Vilnius – Sofia.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Deadline for subscription 31 May 2018.
Deposit 50% of the travel amount, full charge up to 30 days before departure.
Organizers reserve the right to minor changes to the program. The exact days of the visit at certain locations may vary depending on the working hours of the visited sites and various events.