2017 Lithuania Knitting Tour with Donna Druchunas

JULY 3rd – 15th, 2017
Only 15 people
Tour is Full!
Airfare Extra

Lithuanian is part of the EU

Join Donna & other knitters and travel around the country of Lithuania, exploring the fabulous knitting of Eastern Europe. Donna will be joined by a tour guide from Baltic Travel, the leading specialists in travel to the Baltic States.


Lithuania’s Tourism Page


Donna Shopping for Yarn in Lithuania

Donna is half Lithuanian and her heritage has brought her to the country of Lithuania several times. Over the past ten years, she has traveled to the country almost every year, rented an apartment in Lithuania for a few months, and even attended the language course at Vilnius University. It’s like a second home. Knitting is a plus. The country and it’s festivals are amazing and are always filled with some sort of textiles. You just want to take it all home.

Now she wants to show everyone first hand the amazing textiles in Lithuania & not by just writing a book about it. Now you can see for yourself.

Lithuania is a modern country with modern roads just like in the U.S. All the conveniences are available. Most people speak english. It will remind you of the state of Pennsylvania. It’s land, buildings, numerous lakes, cathedrals, etc

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Baltic Holidays tour guide will guide us throughout our travels through Lithuania. 12 nights and 13 days.
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We have contracted with Baltic Holidays tour company in the UK. Established in 1999, Baltic Holidays is the longest running, independent specialists for travel in and around the Baltic region. They have the experience, knowledge and customer service skills to give you the best Baltic holiday that is very experienced in traveling to Lithuania and Eastern Europe.

Included in your price:

  • All coach bus transfers
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Lodging (price below is for double occupancy)
  • Classes
  • Experienced English speaking local guides

Not included in price:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights (Baltic Holidays is a full service travel agent)
  • Excursions not listed in your itinerary
  • Camera or video camera fee for certain historical sites
  • Lunches
  • Transfers not listed in your itinerary
  • Tips for your driver’s

$2199 + Airfare


Due to this tour being two months away, please contact Dominic at to find out how to pay or if you would like more info. Your payment is direct to Baltic Holidays Touring company in the UK and they can help you find a flight for you also.

We suggest calling or emailing Baltic Holidays to check on flights to and from your location. Be aware of the time differences in the UK. +5 hrs from Eastern Time USA.

Phone: USA 401-429-6614, Europe +44 8450705711, UK 0845 0705711, SKYPE user name: philbalticholidays
Email Phil at:

Please quote the following reference when contacting Baltic Holidays: 0035633

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It may be helpful to contact your bank or credit card company prior to making an overseas transaction. Some banks and credit card companies will place a hold on overseas transactions until they are verified by the account or card holder.

When your reservation is confirmed and deposit paid, you will be sent a confirmation invoice. Final balance is due 10 weeks before departure (April 17th, 2017).

All your travel documents will be available to you approximately 2–3 weeks before your departure date.

lithcraftfairVery Important: 

Check that the spellings of your names are exactly as shown on your passport. If they are not, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary corrections.

Again, all monies collected and airfare is done through Baltic Holidays travel agency.

If you have any questions about any of the above or you are having problems communicating with Baltic Holiday, please send Donna or Dominic an email from our contact form on our website.

Thanks everyone, and happy traveling!

Dominic (
Donna (


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Past Attendee Comments

Donna Druchunas

Dear Donna–I just got home from visiting my son (and WEBS!), and wanted to send a quick hello and a huge thank-you for the weekend retreat.  It was so wonderful to get to work with you and Heather and Amy, so intensively and for so many hours, over the weekend.  I couldn’t get over how generous you were–with your library, with information, ideas and encouragement.

Also, what a delight to receive your lovely “goody bags”–that yummy Malabrigo, plus the most excellent Moleskin journal and wonderful pen!  I didn’t have the courage to break open the journal, at the retreat–it seems like the sort of thing that invites intense focus, and I look forward to exploring what that format has to teach!

Please pass along my thanks to Dom for all his fetching of meals, etc.  It was a pleasure to meet him.  And thanks to whichever of you made the arrangements for our stay at Potter Manor.  We had a cozy time there, and Ruth was great.

I managed to sign up for the online class today–but I have a nagging feeling that I somehow sidestepped actually paying for it.  Let me know if I’ve done another electronic do-se-do…

Thanks again, Donna–I’m already missing my daily intake of mountain views!

Thank you for an amazing few days. I so very much enjoyed our time with you. You are an amazing person and a wonderful mentor to those of us who share the passion of knitting. It really is amazing how small the world becomes when there is a common link like knitting.
I do hope our paths cross again. Please let me know if you will be at any knitting events in the Toronto area; I would love to knit with you over a glass of wine again. – Attendee
Donna’s teaching style and responsiveness to the participants needs and questions. The group was awesome – group size was ideal – more than 9 would have been to frenzied in the dye studio and too crowded in Donna’s classroom. As far as recommendations to friends – I would ABSOLUTELY recommend one of Donna’s books, classes, workshops, retreats….. – Attendee
Donna was amazing, I don’t think I had ever really thought through left and right leaning decreases and she made it all make sense. Perhaps I can do away with the Post-it notes indicating what symbol is K2tog and which is ssk. – Attendee
I loved the sessions with Donna. She has an amazing calm peaceful way about her that supports learners learning. The interactions with the other attendees as well as the trip to the alpaca farm were also highlights of the retreat. The location and time of year was perfect. I would encourage you not to get cable tv – without the tv we were far more interactive with each and really got to know our fellow housemates. – Attendee