is no need to convince anybody that the landscape, history and
monuments of Lithuania make this country worth exploring. Two
border crossings, in Ogrodniki and Budzisko lead from Suwałki
Region to our Lithuanian neighbours. Crossing
the border is not a problem nowadays. One only needs to have
a valid passport an some free time. Even a one- day trip will
allow you to see a lot of this country, especially the two most
beautiful cities- Kaunas and Vilnius or a well-known resort
Druskienniki. You can go on this trip in your own car, by coach
or with one of Suwałki travel agencies. They organize one-day
and two-day excursions to these cities. If you visit Lithuania
and look carefully at its monuments you will notice how well
they compose with the scenery and rich nature to create a harmonious
cultural landscape. Special
beauty of Vilnius, with its sacral and secular architecture
attracts people. It is the common heritage of two nations united
by history - Poles and Lithuanians. Lithuanians say, that Kaunas
is "the most Lithuanian" city of all. Indeed, it has exceptional
charm and atmosphere thanks to its monumental architecture and
the location of the city in the river junction of the Neman
and Wilia. Druskienniki, on the other hand, near a seaside resort
Pałanga, is the biggest and the most popular health resort in
Lithuania, visited by Poles for therapeutic reasons. It is only
a two-hour journey from Ogrodniki border crossing to Druskienniki.
Dear tourist! When you visit Suwałki Region pop into Lithuania
for one day and you will not regret it.
day in Lithuania
summer, Suwałki and Augustów travel agencies often organize bus
trips (one-,two,or three-day-long ones) to Lithuania, particularly
to Vilnius (including sightseeing of Troki), Kaunas and Druskienniki.
The prices are reasonable. The only thing required from tourists
is a valid passport. Accommodation, food and tour guide service
It is not difficult to go individually for one-day trips to Lithuania
in your own car, or for two days by bus from Suwałki and Sejny to
Vilnius and Kaunas, and from Augustów to Vilnius. The journey there
and back takes about 8 hours to and from Vilnius, 6 hours to and
from Kaunas and 4 hours to and from Druskienniki.
Mountain, Rosa Cemetery, the Old Town (with Ostra Brama, the cathedral,
monumental churches, the Museum of Adam Mickiewicz, The University
of Vilnius, Gedymin Hill). On the way back, one should see the nearby
Troki with a castle of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, surrounded
by picturesque lakes.
castle, the Town Hall, a cathedral, monumental churches, the House
of Perkunas, an Orthodox church, the Museum of Art; next, to the
valley of Mickiewicz and to the post-Cameldolite monastery in Pożajście
by the so called Kaunas Sea (nice beaches, good bathing places).
cemetery on Lake Druskiennickie, a health resort and park, an Orthodox
church and a Catholic one, the Museum of M. K. Ćiurlionis, the Natural
Museum (by the road from Mierkinie to Grodno). In a nearby village
of Ratnycia (Rotnica) there is a beautiful cemetery with Jan Czeczot's,
a friend of Adama Mickiewicz's tomb. Northeast from Druskienniki,
in Liszkowo (Liskiava) by the Neman, there are the ruins of a castle
and a late Baroque Dominican monastery.
lines to Lithuania
Suwałki - Sejny - Kaunas: departures at 15.45 on Tuesdays, Fridays
and Saturdays; return at 9.15 (days as above).
2. Sejny - Kaunas: departures at 16.25 (days as above); returns
at 8.35 (days as above).
3. Augustów -Suwałki - Sejny - Vilnius: departures at 10.10 on Fridays;
returns at 13.30 on Saturdays. Coach information Augustów, Przemysłowa
2 643 36 49 Sejny 516 21 78 Suwałki, Utrata 566 27 63
Lithuania with travel agencies
and Service Agency "Groma Tour", Suwałki, T. Kościuszki 84, tel./fax
566 27 04
Travel Office "Agro-Universal", Suwałki, Chłodna 12, tel./fax 566
Travel Office "Agro-Universal", Augustów, Kopernika 4, tel. 643
Tourist Company "Wigry", Suwałki, T. Kościuszki 84, tel./fax 566
Tourist Service Agency "TAU", Suwałki, Chłodna 16, tel./fax 566
Tourist Agency "Trans Lech", Suwałki, Noniewicza 93 b, tel./fax
565 31 77