From Vilnius: Trakai 4-Hour Tour with Audio Guide

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From Vilnius: Trakai 4-Hour Tour with Audio Guide

From US$ 24.34 per person

Discover the lakeside town of Trakai on a private 4-hour audio guide tour from Vilnius and learn about its history as the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. See the stunning Insular Castle and Gothic-style monuments of the Old Town.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Driver
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Ukrainian, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful lakeside town of Trakai
  • Get some free time to shop and relax
  • Learn about the Karaites ethnic group that settled in Trakai
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned minibus
  • Audio guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the tourist bus stop on Odminiu Square, Vilnius.

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Important information

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  • Until 1st April 2019, on Mondays, minimum number of 2 participants apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants. If it happens, you will be offered an alternative solution or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 91 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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I was expecting an audio machine when I booked this but ended up with an actual tour guide providing information whilst on the bus trip over from Vilnius to Trakai. No complaints there as she was rather informative. When arrived in Trakai it was pretty much free and easy. Worth paying €8 to enter the castle ground and also to walk around the surrounding area of the outer castle grounds (which is free). However if travellers requires an audio guide or have a guide to explain the rich history of Trakai, this may not be the type of tour they would have in mind.

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March 3, 2020

A-MA-ZING: found the bus quickly and the tour started at the moment we took off. The guide, cheerful lady, was amusing and talked practical, saying about interesting places of Vilnius and some lifehacks of the city. At Trakai Castle we somehow managed to enter for free, and it was where the historical, architectural and exhibitions past of excursion begun; again, the guide was obviously skilled and professional, pointing at most important and fascinating places/moments of past only. Free time was just enough to surf the souvenir shops and pick a cozy place to have lunch. Genuinely delightful experience!

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November 24, 2019

Perfectly timed excursion to a charming contrast to Vilnius's old town

Left exactly at 11, back right at 3 pm, time for our English tour of the Catacombs at the Vilnius Cathedral. Trip out into the country was used by our guide to give us a great compact history of Trakai and it's peoples. Just the right amount of time for a visit to the castle, a boat ride on the lake around the castle, and a walk through the quaint town. You won't be disappointed.

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September 19, 2018

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