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25 September – Post-Congress mini-Tour
Optional, for those who will not attend the workshop, like family members of participants.
Guided Tour of Kaunas Old Town (walking, about 3 hours). Group will be formed non less than 10 participant.
The details on this tour will be announced here as soon as possible.
26 September – Post-Congress Tour
Tour to Trakai
1 step. Wilara is one of the leading apiculture enterprises in Lithuania, having plentiful beekeeping product offer and the largest store in the Baltic states.
2 step. Lietuviškas midus („Lithuanian mead“), JSC organises excursions, tasting sessions (of mead) and cold snacs for its guests. We cordially invite you to visit the recently renovated 19th century malt drying tower of the former Gintaras brewery, where a new mead museum has been set up.
You will have the opportunity to hear the stories of how mead came into being and how it i sproduced, as well as to see the crockery from which mead was consumed back in the olden days. At the museum, you will be able to take a stroll through all of the floors of the tower and to look at the authentic extant spaces and equipment. During the excursions, you will be shown how Lithuanian mead is made today. If possible, you will also be granted the opportunity to visit the mead cellars, where the beverages are ripened. We value your opinion. Therefore, once the excursion is complete, we will be offering you a sample of some of our beverages and will introduce you to mead drinking traditions. During the tasting session, you will be able to evaluate how the different beverages taste and to share your thoughts on them.
3 step. Public institution Trakai Employment Center for People with Disabilities (beekeeper Juozas Norikevičius). Their vision – to provide social services and ensure fully fledged environment for people with disabilities for integration into the labor market, as a guarantee of the quality of life.
4 step. The lunch in the Trakai Karališkoji Senoji Kibinine („Trakai Royal Old Kibinine“)
5 step. The visit of Trakai Castel. Trakai Island Castle (Lithuanian: Trakų salos pilis) is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle has begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centres of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.