Discover the beauty of Lithuania’s stunning landscapes and you make your way between Vilnius and Trakai. Enjoy a scenic journey to this incredible land where you’ll learn about the Granc Duchy of Lithuania, the Battle of Grunwald and Vytautas the Great from your friendly, professional guide. This non-stop tour even includes free time to shop, relax and explore on your own!
Your Trakai Castle and Museum Tour kicks off with hotel pick up and a scenic coach ride through the stunning landscapes that lie between Vilnius and Trakai. Your friendly, local guide will offer up insight and information about the areas that surround you, as well as the landmarks and destinations you’ll visit along the way. Stop at both the Trakai Castle and Museum of the 15th century, located in the middle of Lake Galve on this memorable tour. You’ll get an up-close look at Eastern Europe’s only insular castle, and learn why it’s remained one of the most-visited historical sites in Lithuania. Tour the site and enjoy time to explore the surrounding shops at your leisure. Your local guide will also provide you with the history of Karaites—a Turkish ethnic group that is the country’s smallest minority, with fewer than 300 members living in the nation. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Vilnius in air-conditioned comfort.
I am enjoying Vilnius very much but it was nice to glimpse a little bit more of Lithuania. We were lucky enough to go on a beautiful autumn day when the colours of trees around the lake at Trakai were spectacular.It is a wonderful spot., and the village houses different and interesting from any other country I've visited. Essentially though this is a reconstructed castle and though well done, for me there was little atmosphere inside the castle itself. The guide was informative and pleasant, the journey straightforward. The only slight feedback I would offer that would be easy to fix was more of a welcome from the driver and the guide when we individually got on the bus. A smile and a hello doesn't take much, but none of that happened until the last pickup and we were all on board. A little thing but it would have started the trip in a more friendly and relaxed fashion. Incidentally this trip could have been easily booked in Vilnius at the same price as online. Having said that it is nice to have something planned in advance, and I would recommend the trip.
Really lovely half day trip to Trakai which is well worth a visit. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us a good tour of Trakai. If I were to go again I'd probably spend less time inside the castle and more time for example taking a boat around the islands / relaxing by the shore. Top pick for a sunny day!
Excellent tour - our guide was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic, so we learned a lot about Lithuanian history. The castle itself is in a stunningly beautiful location and as we went in February the lake around the castle was frozen solid so we walked across the ice to get to it, which was quite special. My 15 year old son reckoned this was a bucket list experience! The only thing I would change would be to have a bit more time since we didn't have an opportunity to walk round Trakai itself.