Fairy-tale charms and intriguing crosses

With its warm hospitality and proud heritage, Lithuania is a fascinating Baltic country of Renaissance architecture, turreted castles and striking countryside. From the cobbled streets and atmospheric Rasos Cemetery to its Lower and Upper Castles, you’ll find much to explore in the country’s UNESCO-listed capital Vilnius. Not least the ornate sarcophagus of Saint Casimir at Vilnius Cathedral. Beyond the city, discover the strange but intriguing pilgrimage site, the Hill of Crosses, and the fairy-tale-like Trakai Island Castle in its splendid lakeside setting. A perfect bite-sized destination wrapped in a countryside of shady forests and tranquil valleys.