Walking Escape in Trakai National Park - in Vilnius - LikeALocal Guide

Walking Escape in Trakai National Park

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45 EUR

Wild forest, foggy swamp with exceptional flora and crystal clear lakes surrounded by birch and pine trees - this perfectly describes the surroundings that we are taking you to today.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Enjoy a refreshing getaway from the city
  • Surround Yourself by exceptional nature
  • Take a walk in the middle of a mysterious swamp
  • Learn about Lithuanian medieval history
  • Taste kibinai a local cuisine specialty

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Description

After a short car ride from Vilnius you will find yourself surrounded by endless forests where an amazing natural gem is awaiting you. The first stop of the day is a cognitive path through a protected Varnikai reserve in Trakai Historical National park. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy spectacular views and the rich natural biodiversity found here and maybe spot some wild animals. A well marked path will lead you through a thick forest and a meadow that enriches the diversity of the habitats of the reserve opening up a spectacular view over the Ilgelis Bog and lakes.
Later you will continue walking towards Trakai passing a local village, crossing a few bridges over interconnecting lakes and finally arriving into Medieval town, a former capital of Lithuanian Grand Duchy. Once a significant and powerful town, nowadays Trakai is enjoying tranquility and a status of summer resort with its only 5000 residents. The town is also famous for it's Karaim community living here since the 14th century who make "kibinai" the best local pastries in the area. We will make sure you will find the best place to try this delicacy and have some free time to enjoy the views of the lakes and even visit a unique Medieval castle built on the island of lake Galve.
After some rest You will make your way through Trakai town to the station and catch a train going to Vilnius - this way you will not only try one of the local’s most favourite means of commuting but also travel by a sustainable and green transport.

Things to remember:

Be prepared for any weather conditions and wear suitable clothes
Walking distance is around 10-12 km
You will walk through a mix of paths, trails, paved and unpaved roads, please wear suitable shoes.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Picnic snack and tea/coffee during the hike
  • Transportation in a comfortable car or minivan to Varnikai
  • Train ticket from Trakai to Vilnius
  • Entrance tickets to Trakai castle
  • Other meals or drinks

Meeting point

Hotel pick up is included

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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