Siesikai Manor - Antanas Smetona residence – baking a tree cake - kugel - Taujėnai Manor – mead degustation

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One day sightseeing tour by bus

On this one day sightseeing tour by bus you will get to know the estates and residences in the Ukmergė region. You will visit one of the earliest and most mystical renaissance buildings in Lithuania – Siesikai Manor, travel to Antanas Smetona‘s residence-mansion. You will also hear the most interesting stories about Taujėnai Manor and take a walk in the beautiful park of Taujėnai Manor.

Tour program

Departure can be organized from any location in Lithuania.

You will start your one-day sightseeing tour by bus at the Antanas Smetona residence-manor, located on the picturesque southern shore of Lake Lėnas, close to the President's birthplace - Užulėnis. In 1934, on the occasion of the President's birthday, it was decided to give him a farm in his homeland. The estate in Užugiris was a place of rest and reflection for the President. President Smetona was only able to spend a few summers at the Užugiris courtyard manor, as the Užugiris courtyard manor was nationalised in 1940, when the Soviets occupied Lithuania. However, the manor is filled with the spirit of the interwar period.

After the excursion you will take part in a demonstration of baking  a tree cake. You will see the dough used to bake a real „Šakotis“, how to bake it properly, what tools are used and watch the baking process of baking, followed by a tasting of the tree cake itself.

Lunch - kugel baked by the Highlanders.

Later on you will visit the Siesikai Manor-castle, which is about half a thousand years old. It is the only survived Renaissance-style fortified residential building in Lithuania. The first palace of the manor was the residence of the Daumantas-Siesikis family, a noble family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.  The Siesikai Manor had as many as eight forms of ceramic tiles. The owner of the manor will tell the very interesting history of the manor, show the very rare Arabesque tiles found by archaeologists in the castle (the originals are kept in the National Museum) and reveal fragments of wall paintings and legends.  

At the end of your bus trip you'll visit a third-generation beekeeper, whose apiary is buzzing with around 200 beehives. You will taste 9 different types of mead.  During the tasting, you will learn about the history, consumption customs and production peculiarities of the oldest Lithuanian alcoholic drink.


Price of the sightseeing trip by busfrom  90 € (the cost of the trip is for 30 people, if the number of participants decreases, then the cost per person increases)

The price of the sightseeing trip by bus includes: bus trip; travel guide services, creation, preparation and coordination of the travel program, object research, staff assistance in creating and fulfilling the program, excursion in Smetona's residence, a slice of kugel, demonstration of tree cake baking, tour of the Taujėnai Manor, mead degustation).


Notes:  Ticket prices and the order of visited objects might slightly change.

Cancellation rules: click here.

The sightseeing bus trip program was prepared by UAB Ingrida tours. The use or distribution of the travel program is prohibited without the consent of the authors.

If you have any questions about sightseeing tour by bus contact us by phone: +37064442909, +37065556313, by e-mail - [email protected].


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