Denmark's Liberal Party


Study Tour no 2001-5 to Kaliningrad, Klaipeda and Vilnius



Edition by 18 Apr 2001



Sunday 8th of April 2001

9:30 Everybody meet in Copenhagen International Airport, Terminal 3, at the stairs up to "Cafe H.C. Andersen". Handing over of visa, pasports and flight tickets, then check-in individually.

10:35 Departure from Copenhagen by SAS Commutor, on economy class (SK 1732).

13:00 Arrival at Kaliningrad. Transfer to city centre by coach. Accomodation for 1 night at:

Hotel Kaliningrad***

Leninsky Prospect 81 Tlf./fax +007 112 53 60 21

RUS-236040 Kaliningrad

14:30 Everybody meet in the hotel lobby. Introduction by the tour leader, the historian

Mr. Jörgen Granum-Jensen.

15:00 Sightseeing in the city of Kaliningrad, guided by the local Russian guide, Ms Marina Yakovenko, ph/fax 007 112- 44 50 20. Focus on history (the old Königsberg), on culture, on the Russo-Orthodocs church, on economic life and on infra structure of the region.

16:30 Coffee break.

17:00 Meeting with the liberal party Yabloko, represented by Orlov Konstantin (co-ordinator), mobile phone 701 19 38 91 59, Ms. Olga Onosova, ph 0112 73 81 56, and other.local politicians and members of the regional board. The meeting takes place the Conference Hall of World Ocean Museum, Kaliningrad, St. Piter Embankment, house no 1.

18:30 Arrival at the hotel.

19:30 Dinner for all the group, at the restaurant of Hotel Kaliningrad. Included, not beverages.

Monday 9th of April

9:00 Check-out from Hotel Kaliningrad. Departure by coach.

Visit to the museum of Königsberger Dom and the market place in Kaliningrad, accompanied by the guide Marina Yakovenko.

12:20 Departure from Kaliningrad. The route goes via Zelenogradsk, along the coast through the national park "Curonian Spit", 40 km. Crossing the Russian-Lithuanian frontier station Ribachy. The group is accompanied by the guide of Liturimex Travel Agency, Mr Eugenijus Vilunas, Nidos 56-38, LT-5804 Klipeda, ph 370 6 27 24 65, mob 370 (82) 805 14 36,

15:30 Lunch break in Nida, Lithuanian resort on the Curonian Spit. On own expence.

17:00 Departure from Nida. Short break and view to the dunes.

18:45 Ferry boat to Klaipeda.

19:10 Arrival at the hotel, located 4 km N of Klaipeda city centre. Accomodation for 2 nights at:

Hotel Parkas** Tlf. +370 6 49 01 54

Liepojos 3 Fax: +370 6 38 52 80

LT-5808 Klaipeda

19:00 Dinner for all the group, at the restaurant of Hotel Parkas. Included, not beverages.

Tuesday 10th of April

9:30 Departure from Hotel Parkas.

10:15 Visit to the shipbuilding yard Baltijos Laivu Statykla, founded in 1952. The shipyard is owned by Maersk and has Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. as a Danish partner. 1,500 employees, annual turnover approx. 25 mill. US $. Briefing by the Deputy Director General, Technical Director, Mr. Sergey Boyko, and the Danish Project Manager Mr Kjaer Siggaard, ph. 370 6 39 81 74,, followed by a guided tour at the shipyard.

12:00 Lunch hosted by Baltijos Laivu Statykla.

13:30 Departure from the shipyard.

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14:00 Meeting with politicians of the Lithuanian Liberal Union, LLS, at Klaipeda County Administration Centre, on the address Danes Str. 17, LT-5800 Klaipeda. Representaves of LLS:

16:00 Time at own disposal.

Wednesday 11th of April

7:30 Check-out from Hotel Parkas in Klaipeda. Departure by coach.

11:05 Arrival at Rukla Military Training Centre, 20 km NE of Kaunas.

Briefing by Lt Col Rimas Zinkevicius, Commander of Rukla Training Regiment

11:30 Briefing on Lithuanian-Danish military co-operation in generel, by the Danish Defence Attaché, Commander Senior Grade Henrik Lange and Capt Pedersen

13:30 Departure fra Rukla.

14:15 Arrival at Kaunas (parking plac near by old town), the 2nd biggest city of Lithuania

Lunch break in Kaunas, at own expence.

15:30 Departure from Kaunas.

17:30 Arrival at Vilnius. Check-in for 2 nights:

Hotel Mikotel** Tlf. +370 2 60 96 26

Pylimo str. 63, Fax: +370 2 60 96 27

LT-2013 Vilnius

18:00 Meeting in the breakfast room of Hotel Mikotel.

Counsellor Niels Bo Poulsen, Royal Danish Embassy in Vilnius (ph +370 2 22 45 45), will give a generel introduction about Lithuania and the political situation.

19:10 End of meeting. Walk to a restaurant near by the hotel.

19:30 Dinner for all the group. Included, not beverages.

Thursday 12th of April

8:30 Joint departure from the hotel, by taxies.

9:00 Meeting with LLS-members of Seimas, the Lithuanian Parliament. The meeting takes place in the Constitutional Hall.

10:00 End of meeting Guided tour in the Seimas by Ms Neringa Morozaite, including White Hall.

12:00 Lunch break in Vilnius.

13:00 Meeting with Minister of Economy, Mr Eugenijus Gentvilas, Former Mayor of Kleipeda and Formor President of LLS, Lithuanian Liberal Union. The meeting is taking place at Gedimino ave. 37, Vilnius.

13:30 End of meeting. Tim at own disposal rest of the afternoon.

15:10 Offer to delegates who show special interest:

Meeting with Dr. Algirdas Gricius, LLS, Member of Seimas, National Security and Defence Committee, Chairman of the Seimas delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Professor in political science at Vilnius University). Ph 370 2 39 63 11, Meeting place at Seimas.

16:15 End of meeting.

19:30 Farewell Dinner at "Restaurant Literatu Svetaine", Gedimino Ave. 1, Vilnius, ph. +370 2 611 889 (the historic Literary Salon of Czeslaw Milosz in the pre-war Vilnius; near by the cathedral). The dinner is included, not beverages. Guests: Christina Jakobsen, Royal Danish Embassy, and Jakob Rasmussen.

Friday 13th of April 2001

9:30 Check-out from the hotel, bringing all luggage.

10:00 Visit to The Museum of Genocide Victims (KGB Museum), Auku g. 2a, Vilnius, ph +370 22 622 449.

Entrance ticket included. Opening hours 10-16 h.

11:45 Check-in at Vilnius Airport.

12.45 Departure from Vilnius Airport by SAS on economy class (SK 743).

14:20 Arrival at Copenhagen International Airport, Terminal 3. End of programme.

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