Explore the historic old town of Kaunas on a guided tour of Lithuania's Medieval hub of trade, religion, and culture. Stroll the city nestled at the crux of the Nemnas, and Neris rivers, and discover its rich architectural beauty, and eventful history!
What to Expect
Take a stroll through time in the historic old town of Kaunas; nestled at the crux of the great Nemnas, and Neris rivers, the rich and well-preserved architectural beauty of the city reflects its eventful history as Lithuania's hub of culture, religion, and commerce from Medieval times onward.
Begin in the heart of the city at the Medieval Kaunas Castle; once stronghold of Lithuania's defense, and center of the town that grew around it during the 13th century. The religious influences of Franciscans, Bernadine's, and Jesuits are emulated in their architectural legacies, as well as a once thriving Jewish population. The church of St.George, Vytautas Church, and the Jesuit Church among many others reflect Gothic, Baroque, and Neo-Byzantine periods of building, in addition to the city's synagogue, and mosque, both of the 19th century.
Explore the city's rich cultural roots, and learn about the often tumultuous history Kaunas has witnessed – from Medieval times through to WWII, and the Soviet era – its trade route importance, thriving culture, and famous residents: all on the agenda in a roundabout, informative historic tour!