10 SEPTEMBER

19:00 -22:00 Get together 
Venue: 
Conference venue hotel (Radisson BLU hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos Ave. 24, Vilnius)



Get Together evening will take place in SKY BAR which is located on the top floor Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva.You will have a chance to enjoy snacks and drinks with your colleagues and admire Vilnius view up above.


12 SEPTEMBER


14:00 - 17:30 Tour to Trakai 
Meeting point: Conference venue hotel reception (Radisson BLU hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos Ave. 24, Vilnius)

 

Trakai is the old capital of Lithuania situated 29 kilometers west of Vilnius between hills, forests and lakes. The town is famous for its picturesque landscape and the magnificent Castle of Trakai which is located on the island of the lake GalvÄ— and is the only one water castle in Eastern Europe. The castle was build as a defensive fortress against the Teutonic knights in the end of the 14 th century. The legendary past of the town makes it one of the most attractive tourist’s destinations in Lithuania. Trakai is also known for Karaites (a community of people speaking the Turkic language), who have lived here since the 14 th century and preserved their traditions, language and religion. During the Tour to Trakai you will visit the Medieval Castle where the museum of the Lithuania’s History is established.

19:30 - 23:00 Banquet
Venue: Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros ave. 4, Vilnius) in old town

 

The reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the former political, diplomatic, cultural center of the State, was one of the most famous in Europe in the 15th-17th centures and was demolished in the beginning of the 19th century. This Palace is excellent located just in the heart of Vilnius, within the confines of Lower Castle.

Part of the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius Lower Castle officially transferred to the Museum. In the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania there are two exhibition tour routes directly related to the historical functions of this residence. The first tour will show the historical and architectural develop ment of the palace by highlighting the ancient ruins still in place, excavated artifacts and by using models and iconographic materials. The second tour route will bring the visitors into the ceremonial halls, which have been reconstructed in such a way as to show the evolution of architectural styles – from the late Gothic to the Renaissance to the early Baroque.

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros ave. 4, Vilnius)