After meeting up with your new local friend from Urban Adventures in Vilnius, we’ll travel the local way — by bus or train — to one of Lithuania’s top tourist destinations, the beautiful town of Trakai. Our journey will take about 40 minutes.
Upon arrival at the bridge to Trakai castle, we’ll stroll towards it, admiring the historic views all around us. Then we’ll board the boat for 30 minutes and take a relaxing sail around the castle. We will approach the snow-white Užutrakis Manor where your guide will be happy to take some holiday snaps for you.
Next, we will head to a local café, run by a true Karaite. Under the expert supervision of our host, we will have a go at making a traditional Karait dish, kybyn. As we wait for it to bake, we’ll enjoy a pint of beer and some local snacks.
After the lunch, we will leave you to explore the town at your own pace for about one hour. If the weather’s nice you may want to go for a paddle or you could do a spot of shopping (amber jewellery can be a bargain here).
We’ll hop back on the bus or train in the late afternoon to take you back to Vilnius. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in Lithuania.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, boat tickets, traditional Karaite food tasting, glass of beer and good mood.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, ticket to the castle museum, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Remember to grab your swimming suit and a towel, and bring an umbrella and/or raincoat if the forecast shows rain.
Closure of sites: If any of the spots we normally visit are closed, we will find an alternate but equally awesome place to take you to.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.