Kaunas day trip - the unsung Hero

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84 EUR

Kaunas is like a younger brother of Vilnius. Sometimes it seems to be in the shadows of the capital. But make no mistake - this is a superficial paradigm – Kaunas is a very vivid both in history and now: culture is thriving, and it’s always been the innovator vs Vilnius!

Duration: 9 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • See castles and streets of medieval ages
  • Adore modern architecture of early 20th century
  • Get a picturesque ride in the oldest Europe's funicular
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the church observation deck

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Description

You will be picked from Vilnius bu a comfortable minibus and will head straight to Kaunas. In a little bit more than an hour you will meet your local guide and will be walking in a city that was a temporary capital while Vilnius was under the Polish rule between the World Wars.

You will start with a Castle and the Oldtown remembering medieval days and then walk our way to the Center, where the modern history of Kaunas starts. You will admire its old and modern architecture and find out why it was selected as a candidate to be included in the UNESCO world's heritage list.

You will visit Zaliakalnis one of the greenest and most beautiful districts of Kaunas were you will have a ride up in a legendary funicular which is one of the oldest in Europe and operating till this day.

End your tour on the rooftop of an impressive modernistic church and have the best views afforded from the roof.

After the city tour you will have some free time with the availability to explore more by yourself or have lunch. In the evening you will be transferred back to Vilnius.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transfer from Vilnius
  • Local guide in Kaunas
  • Ride ticket to funicular
  • Tickets to the church observation deck for the city panorama
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Centraly located hotel or any other place

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

D
Praise for Trakai Castle and Jewish History Group Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour while in Lithuania. Excellent guide and fellow tourists...and the sites we saw were so compelling. Sometimes it's hard to book private tours on this website (guides are not that available/flexible I have found...book far in advance if you want one), so I was switched to this group tour and enjoyed it even more. Give this site a try!
L
Best walking tour!
If you are in Vilnius you definitely need to join their walking tour of the Old Town and Užupis.

Alina, our guide, showed us places that you'd only see with a local.

We were also told about past and present history of the country and the town, visited the top sightseeing places and I specially enjoyed the time spent in the Užupis district.

The tour takes around 2.5 - 3 hours so you really get to see a lot.

100% recommended!
L
Brilliant tour!
The tour was really great! So many interesting stories and facts about Vilnius. We came away with a better understanding of Lithuanian people and culture. Couldn't have asked for a better guide.
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84 EUR
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