Explore the 2nd largest city in Lithuania on an 8-hour tour of Kaunas from Vilnius. Visit historic museum’s, such as the Devil’s Museum, and M.K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, and go to the Pažaislis Monastery to admire its Italianate architecture.
What to Expect
Explore the 2nd largest city in Lithuania on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kaunas from Vilnius, traveling by air-conditioned minibus, with an English-speaking guide.
Located just 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Vilnius, Kaunas is situated at the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris, and is charming not only for its historical buildings and green parks, but for its eclectic collection of museums.
Upon arrival, explore its historic heart, lined with linden trees, pedestrianized avenues and beautiful riverside views. You can visit the M. K. Čiurlioni National Art Gallery, primarily devoted to the Lithuanian artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis. Alternatively, go to the Devil’s Museum (Žmuidzinavičius Museum) to see an amusing collection of carved devils from around the world.
You will also visit the 16th-century Pažaislis Monastery to learn about its troubled history. The largest monastery complex in Lithuania, the glorious Italianate Baroque building has variously been commandeered as an Orthodox church, psychiatric hospital, archive, and art gallery. Today it is the city’s Centre of Culture, and due to its perfect acoustics hosts many concerts, especially during the annual Pažaislis Music Festival, held over 3 months in the summer.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus with panoramic windows
- Entrance fee to the museum of choice, and Pažaislis Monastery
What's Not Included
- Food and drink, unless specified
Know Before You Go
• You can choose to visit the M.K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, or the Devil's Museum
• Please note that the Pažaislis Monastery is closed on Sundays