3.5-Hour Taste of Vilnius Beer Trail Tour
- Private group
- Duration: 3.5 hours
Want to discover all there is to do in Vilnius? Click here for a full list.
I went on this tour with my daughter, age 23, so the cost for 2 people was not very economical. During the course of the evening, we drank less than 2 pints each. However, the guide was especially knowledgeable and friendly. She was well prepared with historical information about the history of beer in general and in Lithuania in particular. We stopped at 2 micro breweries and one pub. The publican at 'Busi Trecias' was especially outgoing and descriptive about his family's business. Our last stop was at 'Jovaro Snekutis' and we enjoyed the dark beer but the light beer seemed to be 'off' and we did not drink it. 'Snekutis' did not interact with us, except to bring the beer. This was disappointing as we were expecting a very interesting and 'chatty character'. Suggest you include a local phone number on your website as I did not have any confidence that the website was legitimate until I called the office in Germany.
Because of the flexible itinerary it was possible to adapt the sights to the number of expected traffic for festivities in Kaunas. Starting with sad history of the Nazi regime killing about 100000 people from Vilnius and just burying the remains in the Paneriai Forest. With the good weather we continued to Kaunas to see many of its churches, the little fortress walking around most of the time. When we finally got to Trakai Castle I learnt about the way of defending the different parts of the castle, how the islands were connected by bridges and what else to do in Trakai. I highly recommend this tour.
The tour included the city's only remaining synagogue, cemeteries, a walk through the ghettos and visits to Holocaust hiding places. With these visits plus Tomas' knowledge and descriptions, we learned a great deal of the growth of this culture and its tragic end in Lithuania. If you are at all interested in history in general or Jewish history in particular, this tour is well worth your time.
This is a great tour to do if you only have limited time yet want to see a bit of everything - from the Hill of Crosses to the canopy tree walk, and culture and history visiting the horse, ethnography and train museums. Our guide Inge was fantastic and imparted a lot of knowledge during the daytrip.
Martynas was a great guide and translated a lot of information for us at Rumsiskes. We really enjoyed the day! Incredible monastery visit as well! Thank you!