Portal World Travel                                      
A land of wood and water, proud, independent Lithuania (Lietuva)
is fast being recognized as one of Europe's gems.
Southernmost of the Baltic states, it's a pocket-sized republic
that's a nature-lover's delight, yet lacks nothing in urban excitement.
-Lonely Planet 2018

16 reasons why Lithuania should be your next holiday destination
- by Hugh Morris, Travel News Editor Telegraph UK FEB 2018
Lithuania is celebrating 100 years of independence. It seems appropriate time, therefore, to examine what this Baltic nation has to offer travelers.
  1. It's the dead center of Europe
  2. It's cheap as chips
  3. It's one big film set...
Between 1920 and 1940 Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania. The fast-growing city became a cradle of the Lithuanian intelligentsia and culture. On December 2015 Kaunas became the first city in Eastern and Central Europe to win UNESCO City of Design status.

Kaunas Hansa Days
Kaunas is the only city in Lithuania that is currently a member of the new Hansa Union. In May the city celebrates Kaunas Hansa Days. During the event knights fights and competitions take place, as well as show jumping and folk art fair; various music and dance groups entertain the viewers, traditional games are organised at the Kaunas castle grounds, acrobats, jugglers and jokers play, there is also archery shooting and plays performed under the open sky.

Klaipėda Sea Festival
On the last weekend of July the sea is traditionally saluted, as the major  Sea Festival  takes place in Klaipėda offering hundreds of events. It is an extremely cheerful weekend in summer that attracts people to the sea, also known as the Summer Christmas. The goal of the festival is to promote seafaring by entertaining people. Concerts, performances and plays are staged in the city during the Sea Festival.

DZŪKIJA National Park
The largest protected territory in Lithuania which is inhabited by 250 species of the Red List, with 30 rivers and streams flowing through the park. More than 50 mammal species, around 200 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and even 760 species of butterflies live in the park’s territory.  The park can be explored  both by travelling on foot and using the cycle routes or water tracks. In summer or autumn the forests are rich with wild mushrooms and berries.  

Palanga Baltic Sea Town
The summer capital boasts a large number of pubs, cafes, restaurants, discos, bars and nightclubs. You may visit E. Andre designed park with the mansion of Tiškevičiai and Amber Museum. A stroll down J.Basanavičius street is a must.

Druskininkai Health Resort
Druskininkai is a health resort with the longest traditions in the country. It offers you a wide array of wellness services, including mineral, whirlpool, oxygen, vertical and herbal and mud baths. You may also enjoy underwater massage, honey masks, salt room and oil therapy. Strolling in pine forests will restore your body and mental powers, strengthen the immune system, improve health and bolster all your powers.

Old Town of Vilnius
In 1994 the  Old Town of Vilnius  Historic Centre was globally recognised for its outstanding universal value and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the largest Old Town in Eastern Europe with an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings which can be admired by the culture-loving citizens of Vilnius and the visitors of the city. 

Are Lithuanians obsessed with bees?
 by Bill Mawhood BBC Travel
In mid-January, the snow made the little coastal town of Šventoji in north-west Lithuania feel like a film set. Restaurants, shops and wooden holiday cabins all sat silently with their lights off, waiting for the arrival of spring.
Regent - New Single Supplement Special
Traveling Solo? Single guests pay a lower supplement fare on select voyages.
Viking River Cruises
BOOK NOW! 2-FOR-1 CRUISE PLUS AIR FROM $399 Per Person on Most Popular Itineraries.

Expires April 30, 2018
Princess Cruises
Embark on adventure this summer on cruises to mesmerizing destinations from Alaska to the Caribbean, Europe and Japan!

Mediterranean Cruises from $899
British Isles Cruises from $838
Japan Cruises from $799
Eastern Caribbean Cruises from $549
Northern Europe Cruises from $799

Royal Caribbean Cruises
Now offering 50% off second guest, $250 instant savings, and up to $100 to spend at sea.

USA Vacation Deals from Pleasant Holidays
Boston- 3 nights with air from $1055
Florida- 3 nights with air from $365
Las Vegas- 3 nights with air from $145
New York- 3 nights with air from $695

UNITED offers Priority Boarding for $9 USD
Purchasing  Priority Boarding  lets you enjoy the convenience of  boarding in group 2.  Pricing will start at $9 USD, is segment-based, and is subject to availability based on flight, date, time of day and day-of-week restrictions. N ot available to   Basic Economy customers.
Nonstop from the Golden Gate to Tel Aviv
Israel's national airline is taking off from SFO with three weekly flights on a new Dreamliner. On Sale Now $1399-flights begin Nov 18th.
Basic Economy Fares Come to International Flights
Have you been putting off your first trip to Europe because of pricey flights? Do you travel there frequently and are looking for any way to reduce your travel budget? Now may be the perfect time to keep a close eye on inexpensive airline fares between North America and Europe. Until recently they were the sole domain of budget airlines,...
Seat Guru
Hong Kong Airlines direct flights
to San Francisco
The timing of the new service ensures that travellers arrive in San Francisco early in the morning – particularly enticing for those seeking to maximize their time in The Golden City. In turn, an evening arrival back in Hong Kong guarantees passengers a restful sleep, following a long flight.
QUANTAS Melborne-US service
Qantas on Thursday (18JAN18) opened reservation for its planned new service on Melbourne – San Francisco route, previously announced by the airline. Subject to Government Approval, the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft will operate this route 4 times a week, from 01SEP18.
Icelandic Air returns to SFO
SFO is on a roll. Today, Icelandair announced the return of its nonstop flights between San Francisco International and Rekjavik, Iceland. The last time Icelandair served SFO was in 2006
SF GATE-
MAXimum Comfort, MAXimum Efficiency-Boeing 737 MAX 9
United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight schedules. The MAX 9 features Boeing's Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly farther on less fuel.

Video: TSA's Most Unusual Finds
Our officers often discover unusual items in carry-on and checked bags. We’d like to share just a few of the more offbeat items with you in our Top Ten Most Unusual Finds of 2017!
Portal World Travel 
 2609 Ocean Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94132 
Email Us for a Quote:
Monica Fabian 
Dominic Fabian