Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
Paddle along the Vilnele River on a 2-hour canoe trip designed to be invigorating and challenging, as well as full of fun experiences and unique views. Prepare yourself to travel along the most difficult river route in all of Lithuania. Yet in the midst of your challenge, don't forget to take some time to enjoy what you are seeing. Take in the views as you glide along past the adjacent Pavilniai Regional Park and Sereikiškės Park. Pass under the bridges connecting to Užupis, a neighborhood in the old town, popular among artists. As your journey comes to an end, you will intersect with the Neris River from Belarus, and make your way to the city center.
After collection from your location in Vilnius, you will disembark near one of Trakai lakes. You will begin your tour with learning basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and the safety rules. After paddling for a while you will reach Lake Galve where Trakai Castle, the main point of interest is located. Some amazing photos of you paddling in the cedar strip canoe will be taken for you and you will also get some aerial pictures with the castle in the background. You can then enjoy the rare opportunity to enjoy paddling through nature and historical heritage all in one canoe. After visiting a couple of beautiful landmarks, you will make a stop at one of the uninhabited islands for a picnic. Once you've finished, you will head back and if you're lucky enough, enjoy a picturesque peaceful sunset at Trakai Castle.
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A great way of exploring Vilnius and finding the hidden gems (even for the local people). Our guide Ugne was full of knowledge about the city and its history. We had an amazing time!
We took the tour on September 25th. The guide was really nice and gave us a lot of info as well as tips. The trip was worth it and he really adapted the rythme to us.
Very informative and interesting tour, we've visited places that we would never visit alone. Thank you, Ugnė!
Our guide was really nice, funny and was making sure all the time that we are okay and we have what we need.
Everything was perfectly organized and we had the opportunity to learn every detail as regards the sights!