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Kaunas, Lithuania's second biggest city, sits at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers. Formerly serving time as the country’s temporary capital when Vilnius was annexed to Poland in the early 20th century, Kaunas grew to become Lithuania’s industrial powerhouse.

Kaunas is also a cultural city and there are over 40 museums and an Old Town, whose buildings featuring Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque architecture. Most notable sights include the 14th century Kaunas Castle, Vytautas’ Church and Kaunas Cathedral Basilica - the largest Gothic building in Lithuania.

Kaunas center is defined by 2 pedestrian streets: tree-lined Liberty Avenue (Laisves aleja) and Vilnius Street, the latter leading to the Old Town.

Practical Info

Kaunas is only 40-minutes by road from Vilnius (94km/59mi).

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour of Kedainiai and Kaunas Old Town

Visit the Old town of Kedainiai - an impressive and historically unique place. Kedainiai is one of the oldest towns in Lithuania. In 1372 it was first ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.90

Private Kaunas and Pazaislis Monastery Tour

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania and lies within 100 kilometers of Vilnius. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris. ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.90

Private Open-Air Folk Life Museum of Rumsiskes Tour

Situated 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northwest of Vilnius and 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Kaunas is the Rumsiskes, an Open-Air Museum of Lithuanian Folk ...  Read more

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.90

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