Private guides and guided tours in Lithuania
Private guides in Lithuania
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Currency: Litas (LTL)
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COMMENTS ABOUT Lithuania:
The Republic of Lithuania is sandwiched between Latvia and Poland on the southeastern shores of the Baltic Sea with approximately 99 km of sandy coastline, and also shares an inland border with Belarus. There are a great many lakes in Lithuania, as well as forests and wetlands, in a climate that is wet but mild in winter and hot and dry in summer.
An interesting fact about Lithuania is that the geographical center of Europe is located within its boundaries, about 26 km north of the capital city, Vilnius, and is marked with a monument commemorating the spot.
Vilnius itself also offers quite several interesting tourist attractions and an Old Town that features beautiful architecture and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Vilnius Cathedral and St. Anne’s Church are two outstanding examples of intricate Lithuanian architecture and beautiful places to visit while touring the capital city.
Many visitors also enjoy touring the Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius, which is a Lithuanian National Museum. The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania is another interesting place to while away an afternoon, as is the Amber Museum and Gallery.
The Curonian Lagoon near the seaport of Klaipeda is one of Lithuania’s most beautiful naturally scenic wonders featuring a sixty-mile stretch of golden sand dunes where amber has washed up for centuries.
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Guide Licensing Information for Lithuania
Guides working in Lithuania and conducting tours to national, historic, cultural or artistic landmarks are obliged to carry a valid license all the time when rendering their services. The most popular areas around the countries usually have special workers, who check all guides for licenses, so it’s rather hard to render one’s services as a wild tour guide. However, tours that do not picture the country’s historic or cultural heritage, such as shopping or nightclub tours do not require a valid tour guide license.
The license can be obtained from the Lithuanian State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy. The institution will only review the applications of local citizens, EU citizens and applicants with working permits of legal age, who can provide a certificate or diploma of an authorized tourist guide school. The school trains students in local history, culture, arts and methods used for conducting high quality tours and excursions.
Guides are required to be fluent in Lithuanian and speak at least one foreign language to be able to conduct tours. Completing the courses doesn’t guarantee automatic licensing as it is only possible after passing the official state exam.