Guided Canoe Tour of Castle Island in Trakai
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
In the historic city of Trakai, in a traditional Karaites home, you will cook and taste kybyns, prepared together with the chief and representative of the Karaites community and kitchen. In the cozy home, you will become acquainted with old-lived history, traditions and the culture of Karaites in Lithuania. You will also find out secrets of kybyns and learn a special technique to roll out a dough. Through a fun and easy lesson you will get to know more about this unique meal, the secrets of which are transferred from generation to generation of Karaites families. Finally, you will enjoy the unique taste of kybyn made by yourself together with some delicious soup.
After collection from your location in Vilnius, you will disembark near one of Trakai lakes. You will begin your tour with learning basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and the safety rules. After paddling for a while you will reach Lake Galve where Trakai Castle, the main point of interest is located. Some amazing photos of you paddling in the cedar strip canoe will be taken for you and you will also get some aerial pictures with the castle in the background. You can then enjoy the rare opportunity to enjoy paddling through nature and historical heritage all in one canoe. After visiting a couple of beautiful landmarks, you will make a stop at one of the uninhabited islands for a picnic. Once you've finished, you will head back and if you're lucky enough, enjoy a picturesque peaceful sunset at Trakai Castle.
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