Located in the Baltic and surrounded by Poland, Latvia and Russia, this country has so much to offer for the budding visitor, such as beautiful sandy beaches, which are often deserted, so you can truly relax here, stunning woodlands and hills in the south in which to get lost, and five protected national parks. As well as its stunning natural scenery, the country also offers some great cities to take a break in. With all this on offer Lithuania is the perfect place to take out a hire car.
Dating back to the 13th century, this state has a fascinating history, with the Teutonic forces in alliance with Poland, and by the 15th century Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. In the 16th century both Lithuania and Poland joined together in a commonwealth and following a series of defeats in the 18th century the country was partitioned with large amounts of Lithuania falling under Russian rule, only gaining independence after World War I. This was short-lived, however, with German occupation in 1940 and Soviet rule until the 1990s.
Use your car hire Lithuania on a visit to the capital city of Vilnius. With a population of just over half a million and the European capital of culture in 2009, the city is well worth a visit on your trip. Showcasing one of the biggest old towns in northern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find some stunning buildings of varying architectural styles, stunning palaces such as the Presidential Palace and the Vilnius Castle which houses the Royal Palace. The Old Town is also home to some magnificent churches such as the city’s Cathedral, the site where the old rulers of the kingdom of Lithuania were crowned and St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. The city has some great museums that a well worth a visit, including the National Museum of Lithuania. Founded in the early 1950s, it contains a collection of around 800,000 items ranging from historical artifacts to iconography. A stop at the Museum of Genocide Victims is also recommend and it is found in the old headquarters of the KGB.
Use your car rental Lithuania to get to this national park which stretches between Lithuania and Kaliningrad, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, it is well worth a visit to in your hire car Lithuania. The area contains some fantastic wildlife such as deer and elk. The site is home to some beautiful beaches and dunes where you can relax or take a walk on one of the many walking trails There are also some museums found here such as the Lithuanian Maritime Museum located in an old fortress.
An 18 mile drive away from Vilnius with your hire car Lithuania, is the Trakai Island Castle. Completed in the 1430s, this stunning and impressive castle is also a museum, which tells the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the famous Battle of Grunwald, where the Teutonic’s were defeated. The castle is found just outside of the old capital city of the Kingdom of Trakai and is well worth a visit. It is located in the middle of the Trakai Historical National Park which has lake Galve. The lake has 21 islands as well as the Island Castle, the Peninsula Castle and the Old Town.
Whatever you do with you trip to this county having a hire car Lithuania gives you freedom to do it on you own schedule. HAPPYCAR will compare the prices of all the best international and local providers, saving you the hassle of going through all the websites yourself. We guarantee you the best prices and deals for the rental car specific to your vacation needs.