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Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

1. Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

Vilnius is a beautiful city, renowned for it's green spaces and Baroque architecture. It is also a very old city with lots of history, which nuances are best presented by a local Lithuanian. We recommend starting your tour where the history of the city began 10,000 years ago at the Cathedral Square. Other meeting points in the Old town would also work, however this one is recommended. Walking through important buildings, streets and other objects you will find out how Lithuania emerged from the swamps to become a self-sufficient country, how it came to its fall, what was the situation during the Soviet occupation and what the situation is now.

Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

2. Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

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.

Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

3. Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

If visiting Lithuania, be sure to take a day out in the Aukštaitija National Park to fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness. Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1.5 to 2-hours. Once you are at the meeting point, a short 15 minute transfer will take you to a small village Puziniškis, where the tour will start. From there, a local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike. Expect to hear about edible herbs and berries, which you can pick along the trail, hear stories about the local forest and lake formation and possibly spot some wildlife. There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire. This will also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as it started, Puziniškis village. The transfer will take you back to Ignalina where you can catch a return train or bus to Vilnius. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.

Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

4. Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

Have you ever wondered what a mysterious underground world may exist under your feet while walking throughout the streets of Old Town in Vilnius? Through its long history Vilnius has been repeatedly plagued by fires and wars. The houses in the Old Town were rebuilt several times throughout the last decades, but some of the underground parts have remained since the old times. During this tour, the history of Vilnius will be presented as it remains in the catacombs. You will see peculiarities of house cellars in the Old Town. You will have a unique possibility to see the place where one of the most beautiful historical women of Lithuania is buried. You will visit the crypt where the most powerful and well-known Lithuanian leaders are buried. Video projections will transfer you to a particular period. It will help you to visualize the image of Katedra’s catacombs in ancient times. One more innovation is a three-dimensional hologram. It is an allusion to a valuable and lost reliquary. The whole tour on foot will be guided by a professional guide. 

Visaginas: Wild Nature Hiking at Gražutės Regional Park

5. Visaginas: Wild Nature Hiking at Gražutės Regional Park

A perfect tour for nature lovers wanting to get off the beaten tourist track while in Lithuania. A guided hiking tour in Gražutės Regional Park will let you fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness. Gražutės Regional Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 2 to 2.5-hours. The tour will start right from the Visaginas Railway Station, which is also a meeting point for this tour. A local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike through dense forests, along beautiful lakes and close to spongy swamps. Expect to hear about local flora and fauna, pick some edible herbs and berries along the way and possibly spot some wildlife. There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire, encouraging you to learn and take part in cooking. This is also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in open waters of a wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as you started, Visaginas Railway Station, from which you can catch a return train to Vilnius. Alternatively, you could plan for some extra time to spend in Visaginas, for example, take an excursion to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.

Vilnius: 1.5-Hour Gay Tour

6. Vilnius: 1.5-Hour Gay Tour

This tour will not only show you the details relating to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, but a briefing will introduce you to the history of homosexuality, and interesting facts from the LGBT community living here. See how the community deals with discrimination and homophobia and the fight against aspects of how to feel and accept myself. As an orientation of people growing and maturing in society, how many of them decide to “unfold” and how to change their lives. You will look at all aspect of LGBT life such as Pride marches, gay clubs and bars, marriages and persons known to be homosexual. And, of course, hear savory details of LGBT life.

Vilnius: Photo Hunting Game

7. Vilnius: Photo Hunting Game

Maximize your enjoyment of the picturesque streets of Vilnius by taking part in a fun team-based game that will leave you with fantastic photographs and memories. Get to know the sights, buildings, and monuments of this handsome city in detail by searching for specific spots to photograph as part of this hilarious photo-hunt game. Enjoy fun-fuelled tasks such as finding particular angles to photograph buildings, and snapping cars of given colors. Earn points for each assignment you successfully complete!

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What people are saying about Vilnius County

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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!

Our guide, Ugne, was incredibly knowledgeable about the city, and the tour was really informational! Would definitely recommend taking this tour if you’re looking to get to know Vilnius better.

A fantastically good, knowledgeable and committed guide who provided a rich knowledge of Vilnius' history and of the various historical monuments. We give her the highest rating!

We enjoyed the interesting and informative walk through the streets of Vilnius old town with Ugnė.

In depth tour guide of Vilnius with most professional guide. Would totally recommend to everyone