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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.

From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Klaipeda: Curonian Spit Full-Day Private Tour

Catch the ferry from Smiltyne in Klaipeda and cruise to the sand dunes of the Curonian Spit. Stop en route at the seaside village of Juodkrantė, known for its handsome villas, and explore one of the oldest settlements of the national park (Kuršių Nerija National Park) to soak up its tranquil vibe. Continue to one of the most beautiful sand dunes to marvel at about 80 oak sculptures that form a huge ensemble of witches, demons, dragons and other fairytale characters. Stand in the footsteps of Thomas Mann at the village where he spent his summers and admire the architecture and ancient fishing boats of Nida before going to the natural sundial of the Parnidis sand dune Get stunning views from the observation deck and learn more at the Thomas Mann Memorial Museum. Visit the Amber Museum-Gallery in an old fisherman's house to see all 434 of the original-size wooden amulets dating back to the Stone Ages.

Vilnius: City Bike Tour of Vilnius Highlights

3. Vilnius: City Bike Tour of Vilnius Highlights

Hop on a bike and explore the beautiful town of Vilnius with a guide. On this bike tour, learn about the history of Vilnius, ride down Gedimino Avenue from the Old Town to Zverynas District, and get that perfect photo from the Subaciaus observation deck. Meet your guide in the Old Town and pick up your helmet and bike. Follow the winding streets of Vilnius' Old Town, pausing to admire the many famous sights in this UNESCO World Heritage area. As you bike, learn about Vilnius' fascinating history, from its medieval era triumphs to the 20th-century occupations and its successful fight for independence. As you bike down Gedimino Avenue, the main street of Vilnius, you can see how the city has grown. Before arriving in the Zverynas district, enjoy a break on the Cathedral Square near the stunning Gedimino Tower. Continue to the Subaciaus observation deck, admire the Old Town's beautiful architecture, and snap the perfect picture of Paupys and Uzupis.

The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

4. The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

This full-day tour starts at 09.00 AM when you’re picked up at your centrally located Vilnius Hotel. After about an hour’s drive you’ll reach the Ukmergė District, stopping at a park established to remember those who fought against the Soviet regime. You’ll see crosses dedicated to the partisans, to the most important dates of Lithuanian history and to famous individuals, such as Pope John Paul II and US President Ronald Reagan. Learn about the symbolism of the cross in Lithuanian culture and history. Continue to the Siauliai area, where you’ll visit the Hill of Crosses, one of the most popular sightseeing attractions in Lithuania. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant and taste traditional Lithuanian dishes. After lunch you’ll head back to Vilnius arriving at around 5:00-6:00 PM.

Vilnius: Private Tour with a Local Host

5. Vilnius: Private Tour with a Local Host

Discover Vilnius through the eyes of a local on a private, customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask you some questions to get to know you better to assign the right local host, based on your interests. Learn about the easiest ways to get around, hear about the top things to see and do, and chat about life in the city with someone who lives there. Each tour is completely unique and you can choose the meeting point, start time, and length that you prefer. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own, confident that you have all the information you need.

Kaunas, Lithuania 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

6. Kaunas, Lithuania 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Our 2-hour tour will take us through the Old Town of Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city and former capital. See why this picturesque city has been called an open-air museum of historic architecture. The Old Town of Kaunas was built mostly between the 14th and 16th centuries, and as a result there are many impressive architectural monuments, including gothic and baroque churches. The town center is also home to more modern and unique buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the tour through the Old Town you will see the ruins of Kaunas Castle, the city’s oldest building which today hosts an art gallery. Then, visit the Kaunas Cathedral, the largest gothic church in Lithuania. From there, we will head to the historic Town Hall of Kaunas, affectionately known by locals as “the White Swan”, followed by much more of the city’s main highlights and history. Enjoy a two-hour walk in a beautiful setting, all with a local guide to explain the great stories of Kaunas and answer any of your questions.

Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

7. Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

Explore Vilnius by air-conditioned minibus, with an English-speaking guide, and discover the history of the Jews in the city as you travel through the former ghettos along Žemaitijos Street, discover the Vilnius Choral Synagogue, and go to the Jewish cemetery. The story can be traced back to the 13th century. In folklore Litvaks (Lithuanian Jews) were known for their love of education, no-nonsense straight-talk, and sardonic wit. They first settled in Vilna, as the capital was and still is known in Jewish culture, from around the time of its founding in 1323. By the 18th century, Vilna had become the world capital of traditional religious (Talmudic) learning, and was often referred to as the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Towering over the many great Jewish figures the city has produced is the Talmudic leader, Gaon of Vilna. Some 94 percent of the Litvaks perished in the Holocaust, the highest percentage of genocide in Europe. Today, a small community of around 5,000 Litvaks make bold efforts to maintain their heritage.

Vilnius: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to Trakai

8. 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.

Žemaitija National Park: Full-Day Canoe Tour with Picnic

9. Žemaitija National Park: Full-Day Canoe Tour with Picnic

Discover the beauty of the largest and deepest Zemaitija lake, famous for its natural, cultural and scenic value. You will be guided through these crystal clear waters, so that you can truly enjoy something what is called the "Wet Wet Experience" - a combination of leisure paddling and a gourmet picnic. You will be taken on a well-known path of the Plateliai archipelago but in a unique, entertaining and memorable way.  Begin your adventure at a quiet and safe lagoon, where paddlers will master their basic canoeing skills with the help of an instructor. You will learn basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and of course safety rules. After, you will paddle to the center of the lake through the picturesque archipelago, where the guide can take some photos of you paddling and of course a couple of them will taken from air with the help of a drone. You'll then navigate to the Castle Island. A castle that used to belong to Lithuanian Dukes stood there in 15th century. After exploring this site, you'll head to another deserted island to have this all favorite picnic basket lunch. Simply sit back, have a glass of wine, coffee or tea and enjoy the view. Once you're finished, head back enjoying the peaceful and mind-blowing sunset.

Vilnius, Trakai and Kernave Private Full-Day Tour

10. 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. On the way it is possible to visit the Cognitive Walkway of Dukstos Oak-Wood. 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, with possible stops at view-point of Neris river-bank or Uztrakis mansion. 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

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What people are saying about Lithuania

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 702 reviews

What an amazing experience this was! We were in Klaipeda for one day and opted for the morning canoe ride so we’d have time to venture around too. Janis went above and beyond to ensure we were prepared and also taught us some history about this beautiful city along the way. It was the perfect amount of time and his instruction was excellent all throughout. He picked us up right at the cruise port and we walked back from Old Town when the excursion was over. Highly recommend if you’re looking for an activity to see the natural beauty while getting some exercise. Janis handcrafts his own canoes which made this truly memorable, don’t hesitate to book this.

Our tour guide, Cyras, was very nice since the beginning of the tour. He explained everything we saw and took us to many different places. He took us to a place where there was a replica of the houses people used to live in. He explained the history of it very nicely and made sure we understood. He took photos of our family at each of the many different attractions he took us to. He also told us how and where to take good pictures. He took us to a boat tour around the Trakai palace. He made sure we enjoyed our tour.

Simas was a great guide for the Hill of Crosses. He gave great insight into the history of the site and of Šiauliai itself. I would definitely recommend you to take this guided trip if you are unfamiliar with the area. It's a great way to gain knowledge of the place while also exploring the site by yourself, with easy transport between the city to the Hill of Crosses and back.

Eight of us ranging in age from 18-70 spent 15 days in the Baltic and this was our absolute top experience. We loved the guide, the canoes and the experience overall. We had a variety of skill levels and our guide (who is also the canoe craftsman) made the trip so much fun and truly very easy. This is a must do experience. Thank you so very much! The canoes are a work of art.

Easy way to get data. It was a cheaper and easier option than the stores where I was visiting.