Guided tour

From Vilnius: Trakai Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Vilnius City Tour

From Vilnius: Trakai Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Vilnius City Tour

From US$ 32.14 per person

Discover the lakeside town of Trakai on an audio guide tour from Vilnius and learn about its history as the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. See the stunning Insular Castle and Gothic-style monuments of the Old Town.

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Duration 4 hours
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Driver
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Audio guide included
Spanish, Ukrainian, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Lithuanian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful lakeside town of Trakai
  • Get some free time to shop and relax
  • Learn about the Karaites ethnic group that settled in Trakai
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Audio guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the tourist bus stop on Odminiu Square, Vilnius.

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Important information

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  • The solo travellers should contact supplier for the availability in advance. The tour might not happen if there are not enough participants.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We decided to go on this trip one day before so we booked online. We met as agreed and in a few minutes were on our way to Trakai together with other six tourists. The castle was amazing and the weather was reslly cold. We had lunch afterwards in the vicinity and returned back on time to start our trip back to Malta.

December 10, 2022

Pick up from the main square in a comfy mini bus. Only 3 of us on the tour and had an interesting commentary video played on the way there. Had 2 and a half hours free time to wander around the area and the castle which was enough time to take plenty of photos and get some delicious local traditional food.

December 2, 2022

You will be given your language headphones for the 40 minute journey out. This is a very good summary of the Lithuania, why it has changed; why it kept changing the capital; etc. One of the best summaries I have come across. Trakai itself is very peaceful. This tour allows you to do it in your own time. We went on a boat trip around the main lake. The minibus delivers you, tell you to be back in 2.5 hours. Good trip. Well worth the money.

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 125942