Amber was highly valued in ancient times. Because of its property to emit a pleasant smell when burned, it was used in religious rites. Amber was thought to be a stone that brings happiness and good health, as well as it was considered a mascot of love. In ancient Greece, this stone was believed to bring success in battle, so the Greeks adorned themselves with amber amulets when going to war. In the Middle Ages, the richest European monarchs used to install amber rooms in their palaces, as a sign of wealth and luxury.
It is thought that the Baltic amber is fossil resin that was produced by pine trees and hardened 50 million years ago. After strong storms in the Baltic Sea, the waves carry the fossilised resin ashore in a form of pieces of amber.
Those who wish to learn and see more or even to craft themselves their first piece of work from amber, are invited to join us during the unique Amber Road Day. While on this tour, you will visit the Amber Museum in Palanga, will see and familiarise yourself with the subtleties of the amber catching on the Baltic coast, as well as will visit an amber craftsman, where you will have the opportunity to make an amber jewellery or an amulet of your own.
Travel route: Palanga Amber Museum, exposition of the Seaside Regional Park Visitor Centre, excursion along the seacoast on the topic of amber catching, and amber processing educational activity.
Clothing: comfortable, windproof.
The price includes services of a guide.
Additional charges: a visit to the Amber Museum during the tour, a ticket to the visitor centre, the amber catching tour with a guide, the exposition of the Seaside Regional Park, the amber processing educational activity and the jewellery crafted.
Group of 10 people – from 15 EUR/person.
Group of 20 people – from 13 EUR/person.
Group of 30 people – from 11 EUR/person.
Group of 40 people – from 9 EUR/person.