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Vilnius: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to Trakai

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Vilnius: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour to Trakai

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Discover the beautiful lakeside town of Trakai on an easy 4-hour guided tour from Vilnius, and learn about its development as the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. See the stunning Peninsula Castle and Gothic style monuments of the old town.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful lakeside town of Trakai
  • Explore the peninsula Trakai Castle, set on its own island in Lake Galvė
  • Learn about the Karaites ethnic group that settled in Trakai
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Enjoy an amazing half-day tour of Trakai, traveling by air-conditioned minibus from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, with an English-speaking guide. Located just 17 miles (28 kilometers) from Vilnius, the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania is situated in a picturesque lakeside area, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. Upon arrival, explore the historic town and well preserved ruins of the Peninsula Castle, set on its own island in Lake Galvė. Constructed in the 14th century, the castle was once of extreme strategic importance, falling into disrepair in the 17th century. Reconstructed according to its 15th century plan after World War 2, it’s now a major landmark of Lithuania. Learn about the small ethnic Karaites group who settled in Trakai, along with Tartars, Russians, Jews, and Poles, and get panoramic views of Lake Galvė, the deepest of the region’s 200 lakes.
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  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus with panoramic windows
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Trakai Castle Museum
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Šventaragio g. 1, Vilnius 01103, Lithuania

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    4.4 /5

    based on 82 reviews

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    Great tour!

    This was a great way to get out of Vilnius and see some of the rest of Lithuania. Once we got there, it was very crowded, but our guide handled everything well. Gave an informative history of the castle and its leaders as well as free time to do our own roaming. Very enjoyable..

    26 August 2019

    Interesting day out

    Heavily restored castle - most of it is new. But very picturesque. The location is lovely on the lake. Those are the main reasons to go. Our tour guide was lovely, she gave us lots of facts, information and data - more than we could possibly digest. She was very helpful. The exhibits were mildly interesting and a mix of the real thing and reproduction. But overall the inside of the castle was less interesting than the view and the surrounding countryside

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    20 December 2018

    Trakai is very beautiful, so we wanted to spend more time there before our return to Vilnius. The castle was very impressiv and the lake and the village were very pitoresk. The excursion should have more hours in Trakai. There was not time for both the castle, a meal and the village. But what we did experience was fantastic.

    12 August 2018

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