At Prestige Holidays, we offer a wide range of interesting escorted tours, each taking our clients on unforgettable adventures around the world’s most unique and inspiring locations. Our ‘Discover the Baltic States’ tour is a popular choice for culture lovers as guests are taken to some truly magnificent historical and cultural sites, some of which showcase the area’s rich amber-encrusted history.
The first day of the tour takes guests around Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and later to its famous Amber Museum – the perfect place to learn some base facts about the Baltic amber whose history is explored in more detail later in the tour. Discover the gemstone’s origins, its various colours and enjoy viewing the largest piece of amber in the museum, weighing a whopping 3 kilos. Vilnius’s museum also allows visitors to see artefacts dating back to early fifteenth and sixteenth centuries such as kilns, dishes and tiles located in the cellar.
Finally you will arrive at the amber gallery, one of my favourite parts of the experience. Here you will discover how modern jewellery makers fashion beautiful designs with this precious stone – many of these handcrafted items are available to purchase.