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$ 30.99 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
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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Meeting point

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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 155 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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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

Journey approx. 40-45 minutes. On the trip, the audio guide provides information about the country and people and the destination. Punctual departure and return to Vilnius. Entrance fee of 12 euros for the castle is not included. But the money is worth it! Great property! Should you have seen! The minibus was fully booked down to the last seat, which made us a little uncomfortable in the age of Corona, so we wore a mask, although it was no longer mandatory!

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June 11, 2022

A good tour that is highly recommended if you only want to see the main attraction, Trakai Moated Castle. For the place Trakai additionally there is not enough time. The journey takes 40 minutes from Vilnius. During this time you can hear a lot of information about Lithuania, history and people. The shock absorbers of the small 8-person tourist bus should perhaps be replaced again. Unfortunately, you could feel all the potholes on the way. Otherwise the ride was good and the driver very courteous and friendly.

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July 6, 2021

Product ID: 125942