Palanga might just be the coolest new holiday destination you haven’t heard of yet.
Actually the travel cognoscenti have already been spreading the word about this friendly, lively and fascinating Lithuanian resort on the Baltic coast.
Scenic and serene out of season, in summer it becomes a popular destination for locals and tourists drawn by the idyllic sandy beaches and buzzing nightlife.
Find out for yourself with today’s Big Deal offering a four night break in Palanga, with direct flights and comfortable apartment accommodation.
Palanga combines the charm of a traditional Lithuanian town, all wooden houses and pedal-powered taxis, with the buzz and nightlife of a modern resort. The 10km of sandy beaches fringed with pine glades, dunes and rocky outcrops are great for strolls, people-watching and sunbathing.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you direct to Palanga with Ryanair from Glasgow International and includes hand luggage and room only accommodation at the 3* Amberton Green Apartments.
The resort breaks are for four nights, flying out from Glasgow International on the following dates:
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May
4th, 11th June
Flights are direct. Outward flights depart from Glasgow at 06:35, arriving in Palanga at 11:10. Return flights depart from Palanga at 15:10, arriving in Glasgow at 15:45.
Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.
Centrally located in Palanga, within easy reach of the nightlife, the Amberton Green Apartments are also within close proximity of the Antanas Mončys House Museum, Palanga Pier and the beach.
The studio apartments have their own kitchenettes with microwaves and dishwashers. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Facilities include flat-screen TV with cable programming and complimentary wireless Internet.
Each apartment has a private bathroom with shower, deep-soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
The complex offers a spa for massages and facials, along with an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.
In addition to the self-catering facilities, the complex has an international restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, room service, and a bar/lounge.
The long, sandy beach and clear Baltic waters are the main draw in Palanga, but there are plenty of attractions to enjoy in this alluring resort.
Amber is the familiar souvenir of any Baltic visit, and in Palanga it is possible to visit the prestigious Amber Museum, view a polishing demonstration, and pick up some beautiful jewellery.
Other highlights of the town include the striking Gothic church, the attractive botanical gardens and the sea views from the forested trails on Birute hill.
For nightlife, head for the clubs, bars and restaurants on Basanavicius street, close to your hotel, which becomes the hub of the resort’s action come summer.
For a flavour of old Lithuania, consider the optional excursion to the former Imperial Prussian city of Klaipėda, with its charming, cobbled Old Town, romantic ruined castle and distinctive German architecture. The city is around 30 minutes by taxi or bus from Palanga.
The Amberton Green Apartments have earned plenty of very enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews:
‘Very central location, perfect restaurant, great menu. Clean and elegant hotel.’
‘All kept to high standards. Great location in very centre of Palanga. Staff very friendly and helpful.’
This Big Deal break to Palanga is a great opportunity to discover your new favourite European resort.
With direct flights from Glasgow and central apartment accommodation, why not take the chance to discover the appeal of a Lithuanian coastal getaway?