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From Vilnius: Trakai Tour with Audio Guide

1. From Vilnius: Trakai Tour with Audio Guide

Depart Vilnius, and then journey by air-conditioned minibus to the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the pretty lakeside town of Trakai. Listen to an informative audio commentary on the 28-kilometer (17-mile) journey, and then get 2.5 hours to explore the historic Old Town at leisure.  See the amazing Insular Castle and well-preserved ruins of Peninsula Castle, constructed in the 14th century before falling into disrepair in the 17th century. Rebuilt after World War II, Insular Castle is now considered a major landmark of Lithuania. Learn about the small ethnic Karaites people who settled in Trakai, along with the Tartars, Russians, Jews and Poles who followed. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Galvė - the deepest of the region’s 200 lakes - before your return journey to Vilnius.

Vilnius: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to Trakai

2. Vilnius: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to Trakai

Enjoy an amazing half-day tour of Trakai, traveling by air-conditioned minibus from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, with an English-speaking guide. Located just 17 miles (28 kilometers) from Vilnius, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania is situated in a picturesque lakeside area, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. Upon arrival, explore the historic town and well preserved ruins of the Peninsula Castle, set on its own island in Lake Galvė. Constructed in the 14th century, the castle was once of extreme strategic importance, falling into disrepair in the 17th century. Reconstructed according to its 15th century plan after World War 2, it’s now a major landmark of Lithuania. Learn about the small ethnic Karaites group who settled in Trakai, along with Tartars, Russians, Jews, and Poles, and get panoramic views of Lake Galvė, the deepest of the region’s 200 lakes.

Trakai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. Trakai: Hot Air Balloon Ride

A hot air balloon flight with one of the most experienced pilots in Baltic States (Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, English and Spanish language tours) Vilnius is the only capital city in Europe where you can fly a hot air balloon in. Explore not only the city but also the nature arround the city We offer to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. The whole process would take about 4 hours. The flight would be 1 hour long. After the landing there is a traditional complimentary champagne with the pilot. Join us for this unique experience!

From Vilnius: Kaunas, Trakai and Paneriai Forest

4. From Vilnius: Kaunas, Trakai and Paneriai Forest

During this private day tour you will be able to explore the most interesting sites in the surrounding areas of Vilnius. The tour will start from Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Jews from Wilna were killed.  The Paneriai or Ponary massacre was the mass murder of up to 100,000 people by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators, during World War II. The murders took place between July 1941 and August 1944 near the railway station of Ponary, now known as Paneriai, a suburb of what is today Vilnius, Lithuania. After the tour in the park, you will head to the second capital of Lithuania, where today you can see the most beautiful castle, on the island in the lake. Here, you have the possibility to enjoy lunch in traditional Karaim restaurant or take boat trip around the lake. After, the group will head to the temporal capital of Lithuania - Kaunas, which is second largest town in Lithuania today. You will also visit Pazaislis monastery. After this, you will head back to your accomodation in Vilnius.

Vilnius, Trakai and Kernave Private Full-Day Tour

5. Vilnius, Trakai and Kernave Private Full-Day Tour

Once you are picked up by your guide at your accommodation, you will head to Gediminas tower in Vilnius to take a look at the Old Town of Vilnius. Later you will take a stroll in the Old Town. Then you will head to Kernave, the first Lithuanian capital, located 40 minutes drive from Vilnius. Upon reaching Kernave (a medieval capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and today a tourist attraction and an archaeological site) you will explore 5 hill forts, archaeology museum and hand-made souvenirs shop. Afterwards you will head to Trakai. Trakai prides a magical castle, located on an island. You will be able to visit castle museum, to take a boat trip (additional charge), and have lunch in traditional restaurant owned by the Karaim family. After lunch you will head back to Vilnius, where you will do some more sightseeing in the Old Town

Vilnius: Discover 60+ Top Attractions with Vilnius Pass

6. Vilnius: Discover 60+ Top Attractions with Vilnius Pass

Grab a Vilnius Pass and explore our magical city for less. Even if you're here just for a day or two, the Vilnius Pass will help you make the most of your visit. With the mobile app, you can easily access your pass and start exploring the city right away. The Vilnius Pass is available for: * 24-hour * 48-hour * 72-hour Whichever card you purchase, you will receive the same discounts. The only difference is the validity period of the card. The longer the validity of the card, the more discounts you will receive. The best way to experience more and spend less. Save up to 40% Off Top Attractions: * Vilnius City Tour by bus (with audioguide) | Regular price € 15 | Free with Vilnius Pass * The Gediminas Castle Tower | Regular price € 8 | Free with Vilnius Pass * Place of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania | Regular price € 13 | € 7 with Vilnius Pass * Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower | Regular price € 6 | Free with Vilnius Pass * TV Tower observation deck | Regular price € 16 | Only € 8 with Vilnius Pass * Bus Tour to Trakai | Regular price € 25 | Only € 15 with Vilnius Pass * Zoo Park | Regular price € 13 | Only € 6 with Vilnius Pass * MO museum | Regular price € 10 | Only € 6 with Vilnius Pass * Audioguide | Regular price € 10 | Free with Vilnius Pass * Illusion Museum | Regular price € 12 | Only € 5.50 with Vilnius Pass * Bike tours | Regular price € 29| Only € 15 with Vilnius Pass For more information visit www.govilnius.lt Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Vilnius with the Vilnius Pass. Buy now and activate it within 12 months of purchase!

Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

7. Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

After pick-up from accommodation in Vilnius start the tour with Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Lithuanian Jews were killed. Learn about the Paneriai or Ponary massacre where up to 100,000 people were murdered by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators during World War II. After the tour of the park visit Trakai castle, once a major centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and where today you can see one of Europe's most beautiful castles on the island in the lake. Here you will have the chance to have lunch in a traditional Karaim restaurant or enjoy a boat trip around the lake. After Trakai visit the first capital of Lithuania, Kernavė. Kernavė is highly significant in Lithuanian history and boasts five hill forts and historic churches. A Lithuanian state cultural reserve was established in Kernavė in 1989 and it was in 2004 that Kernavė Archaeological Site was included into the UNESCO world heritage list. After enjoying this site you will be returned to your accomodation in Vilnius.

Trakai castle, Uzutrakis manor, Hill of Angels, boat ride

8. Trakai castle, Uzutrakis manor, Hill of Angels, boat ride

Enjoy this tour and take the opportunity to see town vital for the history of Lithuania. You will explore Trakai with its wonderful Island castle, traditional Karaim food at the restaurant, Uzutrakis mansion, and Hill of the Angels. You can also enjoy a Boat trip in Trakai (for additional charge). Lunch and entrance fees are not included in the price. The castle is famous for its gothic architecture and its special location – it stands on an island on Lake Galve, one of the deepest lakes in Lithuania. The view of the historic structure is straight out of a fairy tale. You can reach the castle by crossing the long wooden bridge. In the winter the lake freezes over and becomes a natural skating rink. You can also take in a special view of the castle from a yacht. Visit the museum inside the castle to explore the exhibitions of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, various archaeological findings and artefacts, as well as a collection of art. In the summer there are medieval festivals as well as various events and concerts in the castle’s courtyard. Užutrakis Manor is one of the brightest and best-preserved manors in Lithuania. Established and restored on the shores of Lake Galvė, the ensemble of the manor and the park reflects the spirit of 19th century Lithuanian nobility. Count Juozapas Tiškevičius, together with his wife Jadvyga, established Užutrakis Manor at the beginning of the 20th century after being inspired by the unique Trakai landscape. Hill of Angels - the place for fostering human devotion and spirituality. It is spotted with plenty of finely crafted wooden angel sculptures, wrought sun-like crosses and life trees decorated with traditional national symbols. 18 angel sculptures found a new home on the Hill.

From Vilnius: Trakai Castle and Paneriai Memorial Tour

9. From Vilnius: Trakai Castle and Paneriai Memorial Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel or apartment in central Vilnius, drive to the Paneriai Memorial Park, built at the site of the Ponary massacre where up to 100,000 people were murdered by the Germans during World War II. Pay your respects to the fallen heroes and see historic photographs and documents that detail the tragedy.  Move on to the former medieval residence of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes at Trakai. Take a guided tour of the legendary castle and learn more about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during its golden age. See historical artifacts inside the fortress, built on an island on beautiful Lake Galvė.  Enjoy up to an hour of free time to explore on your own and purchase souvenirs, or use the time to taste some traditional dishes from Lithuania and of the Jewish Karaite faith at your own expense. Drive back to Vilnius and get dropped off at your hotel or apartment on arrival.

Paneriai Holocaust Site, Trakai Castle & Rumsiskes Day Tour

10. Paneriai Holocaust Site, Trakai Castle & Rumsiskes Day Tour

During this day tour you will be able to explore the most interesting sites located in the surrounds of Vilnius. After pick-up from your hotel, the tour will start at Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Jews from Wilna were killed. The Paneriai or Ponary massacre was a mass murder of up to 100,000 people by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators, during World War II. The murders took place between July 1941 and August 1944 near the railway station of Ponary, now known as Paneriai, a suburb of what is today Vilnius, Lithuania. After the tour in the park, the group will head to the second capital of Lithuania, where today you can see the most beautiful castle in Europe, Trakai Castle, located on an island in the lake. Here you can have the lunch in a traditional Karaim restaurant, or take a boat trip around the lake. After Trakai, the group will head to one of the largest ethnographic open-air museums in Europe that stretches across an area of 195ha. The museum was established on the picturesque shores of Kaunas Lagoon in Rumšiškės in 1966. The exhibitions at the museum are intended to introduce the ethnographic regions of Lithuania, i.e. Dzūkija (Dainava), Aukštaitija (Highlands), Suvalkija (Sudovia), Žemaitija (Samogitia) and Lithuania Minor, as they looked at the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 20th century. After this visit the tour will head back to your accomodation in Vilnius.

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4.7
(66 reviews)

The activity was great. The company contact me before the activity to let me know the moment they were coming to pick us up. The guide was amazing. He knew a lot of things of history and showed us many places in the city. We could decide the place to eat and it was perfect with Lithuanian food and the food was so good!!!! All of us enjoy the experience, the company and everything!!!! Thank you Dominykas!!!!

Our guide Giedrius was very helpful and knowledgeable aboit the the three places that we visited.he gave us insights and information about the place and showed us where to go and where to eat.he even graciously took our pictures.I recommend him to be your tour guide and he is an asset for the company.thank you Giedrius for bringing us around the surrounding areas of Vilnius.

We really enjoyed this activity. Our guide was informative without being overwhelming. We enjoyed plenty of time to explore on our own and at our own pace. We would definitely recommend it, especially for those who are a bit more independent.

Excellent tour of Lithuania. I only had a day and Cyrus made sure I saw the sites I wanted to see. I was traveling alone and he made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him!

Urata the guide was knowledgeable & helpful. She's kind, courteous & amiable.