Tour code: KLD K006,
Duration: 8:00 hours from port of Kaliningrad.
Tour code: KLD B006,
Duration: 9:00 hours from port of Baltijsk.
The full day tour to the Curonian Spit with lunch.
During this full day tour you will drive along the Curonian Spit that is a unique natural formation that has no analogous in the world. It is a sand bridge, a narrow strip of land between the storming blue sea and the water smooth mirror of the lagoon. Its width varies from approximately 400 meters to 4 kilometers. The Curonian Spit is the National Park of Russia, and in 2000 it got the status of the territory protected by UNESCO and was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage as a landscape reserve.
The Spit is also a so-called “bird-bridge”, because spring and autumn migration bird routs pass through it. While this tour you will have the unique chance to visit the first in Europe founded in 1901 ornithological station “Fringilla” and to watch a process of ringing the birds. On the parking place there are souvenir kiosks . Then you lunch will be served in one of the best restaurants in the region “Altrimo” that located in Rybachy, the largest village on the Spit. Enjoyment of the cuisine will be followed by a visit to the mysterious “Dancing forest” where most of the pines have very unusual even intricate form. Your tour continuous as you will walk to the dunes at Efa’s Height, the second highest sand dune in Europe 62 meters over the sea level. The opportunity to see both the salted Baltic Sea and the fresh Curonian Lagoon at the same time from the observation point is not to be missed. There will be also kiosks with amber and wood souvenirs at the parking place where you can spend some time. At this point the tour ends and you will return to the bus to go back to the port.
What’s included: Transfer, Licensed guide, Entrence fee, Lunch.
Location: 60 km from Kaliningrad city centre, 100 km from Batijsk city centre.
Availability: All year around.