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Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

Activity provider: Baltia tour

Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

Activity provider: Baltia tour

From US$ 144.13 per group up to 4

On this private 1-day tour from Vilnius visit the region's most interesting historical sites. Discover Kernave with its archaeology museum and five hillforts, Trakai castle on its natural island and the moving Holocaust memorial in Paneriai forest.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotels or other accommodation in Vilnius.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Paneriai holocaust memorial park
  • Discover idyllic Trakai castle
  • Explore the medieval capital of Lithuania, Kernavė
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Driving guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Boat trip fee

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This was a most fabulous excursion providing history, views, local insight, and excellent value for money. We travelled to Paneriai. This is another harrowing site where genocide took place on a massive scale. Our guide provided all the information without bias, yet making us well aware of the clinical and ruthless atrocities that were committed here. We then went to Trakai where we took a lakeside stroll towards the bridge connecting the islands to the shore. Our guide gave us plenty of time to take photographs, provided us with a guided tour through the castle itself (entry - as advertised - is extra, but very cheap). This is well worth a visit, despite the amount of rebuilding that has taken place over the years. We were given ample time to continue our walk around the outside of the castle and to get some lunch. The local pasties (Kibinai) are delicious and we sampled three flavours. We returned via Kernave, a beautiful UNESCO heritage site. This is an amazing tour. Thank you!

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May 28, 2022

good, efficient tour

July 29, 2022

Places of interest, knowledgeable and pleasant guide. A nice day in Lithuania.

April 19, 2022

Product ID: 139334